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US media ‘isn’t doing its job,’ liberal host tells Russian news service

Reacting to Raw Story exclusive, Young Turks host calls for boycott of mainstream media The increasingly cozy relationship between US mainstream media and corporations they cover is a problem. Raw Story’s Brad Jacobson published an interview Monday where former insurance executive Wendell Potter confessed that he had “wined and dined”…

Rep. Cantor: Tea Party activists are not ‘outside the mainstream’

House GOP Whip Cantor defends tea party members, says they are not ‘outside the mainstream’ House Republican Whip Eric Cantor is taking exception to Democratic assertions that tea party members are “outside the mainstream” of American politics. Cantor tells CBS’s “The Early Show” that tea party activists “are people who…

O’Reilly: Some tea partiers ‘nuts, loons, out of their minds’

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly is better known for picking fights with liberals, but on Monday he turned his combative drive toward an unsuspecting crowd: teabaggers. “Some of these tea parties are nuts,” O’Reilly told Fox News anchor Brit Hume. “They’re crazy.” Hume was silent, and O’Reilly added that Fox…

Howard Zinn, dissident historian, dead at 87

Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose book “A People’s History of the United States” became a million-selling leftist alternative to mainstream texts, died Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 87 and lived in Auburndale, Mass. The cause was a heart attack, his daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn said.…

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