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Anti-gay heavy metal preacher files lawsuit against Rachel Maddow

Attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, has filed a lawsuit against NBC, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow and The Minnesota Independent on behalf of Bradlee Dean, head of the religious ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. “This case is filed as a matter of…

Everything is culture war, default edition

Increasing numbers of Republicans are making it clear that they think that concerns about the U.S. going into default on August 2nd are just a hoax being played on the public in order to convince Congress to borrow more money to pay for abortion parties and caviar for welfare recipients.…

Walker’s last shot at unions gave jobs to costly, controversial defense contractor

The Republican governor at the center of a proposal in Wisconsin to strip unions of their rights has tried his hand and at union busting before and failed. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow revealed Monday that in 2009, Scott Walker tried to replace the unionized security contractors at the county courthouse and…

Keith Olbermann out at MSNBC

Final update 11:09 p.m. EST The liberal host of MSNBC’s “Countdown” has completed his last broadcast for the cable news network he called home for the past eight years. “Good night, and good luck,” Keith Olbermann said as he threw his script behind him for the last time at the end…

Armed bystander almost shot hero that disarmed AZ shooter

Maddow destroys GOP fantasy that more guns equals less violence Six people were killed and 14 more were injured when a gunman opened fire on an event outside a Tucson Safeway Saturday. The tragedy could have been even worse had an armed bystander not thought twice before shooting the hero…

Feminist radio FTW!

Tonight I highly recommend you DVR Rachel Maddow and tune in from 9-10 EST to WBAI. That’s because I’m going to be on Joy of Resistance Feminist Radio with Susan Douglas and Jill Filipovic. You can stream it from the website, if you’re not in New York. I’d be much…

Rachel Maddow blasts McCain’s ‘utterly incoherent’ policy positions

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mocked what she described as “utterly incoherent” policy positions of Arizona Senator John McCain on Monday, saying she believes he is so inconsistent he renders “the phrase flip-flop meaningless.” “One of my favorite political conflict stories of all time is the sharp, bitter, decisive, at times inhumanely…

The incoherent critiques of Jon Stewart

There were many frustrating things said by Jon Stewart during his interview with Rachel Maddow. And lots of smart things, too. But anyone who thought that his continuing problem of making false equivalences and missing the point in some of his critiques of media will sorely be disappointed. On the…

Olbermann suspended for refusing on-air apology: report

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann was suspended for refusing to apologize on air for donating to Democratic candidates, according to a report from Politico. Mike Allen cites “network sources” who told him that Olbermann would have been allowed to continue hosting MSNBC’s Countdown had he agreed to apologize on the air…

Chris Matthews: Don’t compare any human being to Glenn Beck

During post-election analysis Tuesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews made a little-noticed but sharp-tongued zing at Fox News competitor Glenn Beck. “He’s a weeper,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said, speaking of Speaker-in-Waiting John Boehner, who broke into tears after Republicans retook the House. “I mean there’s people in cable news that we…

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