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Fake article prompts NYC mosque opponents to boycott Justin Bieber

Some opponents of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” have launched a boycott of Justin Bieber over the Canadian teen pop sensation’s support of the construction of a Muslim community center not far from the site of the 9/11 attacks. The only problem is, Bieber has apparently never endorsed the center…

Bank of America stops processing WikiLeaks payments

Bank of America Corp. has joined several other financial institutions in refusing to handle payments for WikiLeaks. With its announcement, the Charlotte-based bank joins a fray that has ratcheted financial pressure on the website that released thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, but has also prompted cyber attacks on businesses…

Time editor defends picking Zuckerberg: Assange ‘will be a footnote’

In the eyes of Time magazine’s managing editor, Richard Stengel, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a here-today, gone-tomorrow phenomenon, but Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s success will last the ages. Stengel defended his magazine’s choice of Zuckerberg as 2010′s Person of the Year in an interview with Yahoo’s Michael Calderone. “Assange…

Facebook founder named Time’s ‘person of year’

Time magazine named Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg “person of the year” Wednesday, ignoring a push by readers of the magazine for WikiLeaks maestro Julian Assange to take the honor. Zuckerberg, only 26, is the second youngest person named to the cover of Time’s ritual annual. Managing editor Richard Stengel said…

Mark Zuckerberg named Time ‘Person of Year’

Time magazine names Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg as its 2010 ‘Person of the Year’ Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2010. At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world’s youngest…

Conservative magazine makes the case for supporting WikiLeaks

Another well-known conservative is coming to the defense of secrets outlet WikiLeaks. In a recent essay, Jack Hunter at The American Conservative magazine argued that fellow conservatives should consider supporting WikiLeaks because limiting and challenging government power was the founders’ intent and “these have always been core conservative principles.” At…

FBI apparently set up US teen blamed for fake car bomb

Boy told undercover agents he could get a gun because he’s a “rapper”; authored article containing “jihad” workout tips An Somali-born, American teenager was apparently set up by federal law enforcement officials who posed as radical Islamic fighters and lured the young man into a plot he believed would lead…

Motor Trend editor shreds Limbaugh after attack on Chevy Volt: ‘Driving and Oxycontin don’t mix’

Rush Limbaugh may have met his match. An editor from Motor Trend magazine has taken the radio talk show juggernaut to task, shredding Limbaugh after he attacked the magazine’s credibility and GM’s new electic car, the Chevy Volt. The attack was fueled by comments Limbaugh made after the magazine named…

Conservative editor: WikiLeaks founder should have been murdered with radioactive waste

One of the editors at The National Review, a magazine most closely identified with Bush-era neoconservative thought, sure has a potent imagination. Perhaps potent isn’t quite the right word. Poisonous, on the other hand, just might be. Writing for the magazine’s website on Friday, online editor Jonah Goldberg drummed up…

Filmmaker Cameron to return to Pandora with “Avatar” 2 and 3

LOS ANGELES — Canadian filmmaker James Cameron will write and direct the second and third parts of the sci-fi movie “Avatar” for release in 2014 and 2015, the entertainment magazine Variety said Wednesday. Executives at 20th Century Fox confirmed to the publication that they had reached an agreement with Cameron…

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