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Hightower: Perry executed a man who was ‘almost certainly’ innocent

On his radio show yesterday, progressive radio host Thom Hartmann spoke with populist Texas writer Jim Hightower about Gov. Rick Perry and the troubling tale of Cameron Willingham, a man who was “almost certainly” innocent, yet still was put to death. “This guy really puts the goober in gubernatorial,” Hightower…

‘I am not a witch’: Buffalo Beast editor running for Congress to replace Rep. humiliated on Craigslist

Exclusive interview: Journalist behind prank on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is on the ballot in New York’s 26th congressional district Ian Murphy has been at the lonely work of gonzo journalism for a while now, but it’s only recently that he’s achieved a level of national notoriety from his perch…

Fox News ups war of words with CNN: ‘This guy has a screw loose!’

Earlier this week, a CNN reporter made a series of very pointed allegations about a peer at Fox News and an over-hyped report that took a simple facilities tour and turned it into Libyan forces using journalists as “human shields.” “Wolf, this [human shields] allegation is outrageous and it’s absolutely…

Conservatives Turn on Glenn Beck

Uber-popular conservative commentator Glenn Beck has long been reviled by liberals. Now, however, it seems that his neighbors — fellow right-leaning pundits — are turning on him. CNN’s Reliable Sources rounded up soundbites of popular conservative personalities railing against Fox News’ Beck, who recently theorized that Muslims are trying to…

Republican lawmaker: Time to ‘empty the clip’ on illegal immigration

A state senator in Alabama said Monday his call for Republicans to “empty the clip” on the issue of illegal immigration was taken out of context. At a Republican breakfast in Cullman County, Alabama, last weekend, State Sen. Scott Beason reportedly urged his fellow Republicans to “empty the clip and…

Stewart interviews ‘street guy’ Steele’s puppet counterpart

Michael Steele’s tenure as chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) has not been an easy one, for him or fellow Republicans. But Wednesday night it took an unexpectedly hilarious turn when, mocking Steele’s decision to seek reelection, satirist newsman Jon Stewart hosted an exclusive interview with the chairman’s puppet…

Chris Wallace tells radio host to hire an escort

What started out as a rather dull conversation between Fox News’ Chris Wallace and radio host Mike Gallagher turned creepy Friday when the two began discussing escort services and how to “satisfy a woman.” “Do you like looking at yourself on television?” Wallace asked Gallagher. “Sometimes if I’m a little…

Bring your green card! Radio contest offers weekend in Arizona ‘chasing aliens’

A conservative talk radio station in Ohio is offering an unusual contest that some might find offensive, a poster at the website Contexts notes. “Win a trip to Phoenix, Arizona! Make sure to bring your green card! 610 WTVN would like to send you where Americans are proud and illegals…

Republican threatens filibuster if next Supreme Court nominee stands up ‘for the little guy’

There is not yet a vacancy on the Supreme Court but the second-ranking Republican in the Senate is already planning a strategy of opposing President Barack Obama’s potential nominee. Jon Kyl (R-Az) told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that Republicans are prepared to fight a nominee who might stick up for…

Beck’s plan for captured Taliban leader: ‘Shoot him in the head’

The Taliban may be disputing that their number-two, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, was captured by US and Pakistani intelligence earlier this month, but that hasn’t stopped Glenn Beck from passing judgment on how the US should handle the situation. “Shoot him in the head,” the radio and TV personality declared…

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