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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…

Lawrence O’Donnell: GOP could be lost to reality forever

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell attacked the idea that the government was incapable of creating jobs during his ‘Rewrite’ segment. “It has become a matter of religious belief for Republicans that government does not create jobs,” he said. “The Republican grip on reality has been loosening every day for years now.…

Fox News host questions realism of Pawlenty’s economic plan

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty struggled to come up with an answer Sunday after a Fox News host pointed out that the five percent growth required by his economic plan has only historically come after tax increases. In a speech at the University of Chicago Tuesday, Pawlenty revealed an economic…

Keith Olbermann hopes to talk more freely on new Current TV show

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann said in an interview with Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air that he hopes he will be able to talk more freely on his new show at Current TV. The liberal host of MSNBC’s Countdown gave his last broadcast for the cable news network he…

MSNBC host Ed Schultz apologizes for ‘right-wing slut’ remark

The liberal host of MSNBC’s The Ed Show and The Ed Schultz Show radio program was suspended without pay for one week by MSNBC because of sexist comments he made about a conservative radio host. “President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Missouri on Sunday but you know what they’re talking…

Beck announces he’s leaving New York City area

When Glenn Beck’s Fox News show finally goes off the air later this year, the conservative host will also be leaving New York City. Beck told told an audience in Albany Saturday that he had sold his Connecticut mansion and plans to leave the New York City area entirely, according…

Libyan opposition leader to meet US officials

WASHINGTON — US officials and lawmakers will pursue efforts to better understand the Libyan opposition when they host talks here later this week with one of its leaders, the State Department said Wednesday. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg, defense department officials and members of Congress will meet Mahmud Jibril,…

Beck wants host who called for Bush’s indictment to replace him

Shortly after right-wing conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck announced plans to step away from his on-air role on Fox News, Fox Business’s libertarian host Judge Napolitano invited him on to chat about what’s next. Instead of the typical Beck conspiracy narrative, they both took the opportunity to hurl a few rather…

Glenn Beck’s Fox News show ending ‘later this year’

Conservative conspiracy host Glenn Beck announced plans Wednesday to “transition off” his Fox News program in favor of a realigned agreement between Fox and his production company, Mercury Radio Arts. The deal will see Beck’s company designing unspecified new media for the Fox News Channel and other Fox online properties,…

Rush Limbaugh: Media exaggerates Japan disaster

WASHINGTON – Right-wing US radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday that the media is overplaying the nuclear crisis in Japan after last week’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. “We have all these people on the media who we’ve never heard of, never heard from ever before, making calls…

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