Keith, Stick with the Hooker Jokes, I’m a Friend – Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 45


I used to think the subtitle of this series should be “We watch Olbermann so you don’t have to,” except, as the numbers demonstrate, you’re not going to watch him no matter what we do. Let me go a step further and postulate that if you eliminated all the people like me who trawl through [...]

Stewart: Patriot, O’Reilly: Pinhead


Comedy Central, as we by now are well familiar, censored images and references to Muhammad in the latest episode of South Park. One would think that in our free society, our leaders, media and citizens would collectively stand together and defend South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Unfortunately, the situation is the reverse; the L.A. Times’ [...]

Stewart: Patriot, O’Reilly: Pinhead


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Guess who’s publicly submitting to Sharia Law?

The Lesson of Muhammad-Gate


At the Daily Beast, John Avlon has a strong round-up of reactions to Comedy Central’s decision to censor images and references to Muhammad in the latest episode of South Park, including Islam-reform advocates Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Irshad Manji, and South Park Conservatives author  Brian Anderson.  They reinforce the same messages that NewsReal has been [...]

Fox-al-Arabia News’ O’Reilly Tells Us South Park Was Wrong To Do The Muhammad Shows


Diana West’s column this week calls out Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly’s stance on the squelching of South Park’s satirical allusions to Muhammad, in response to graphic Muslim death threats.  The threats, complete with an image of Theo Van Gogh laying dead on a Dutch street, were directed at South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt [...]

Generation South Park Part 8: Comedy Central Bows to Intimidation


Last night marked the much anticipated second part of a series of South Park episodes that sparked controversy recently. In a post that ran Wednesday, I reported on the death threats targeted at the show’s creators. It appears that the extremist website (Revolution Muslim) harboring the threatening video has been removed. Watch a video here [...]

Video: The O’Reilly Factor’s Jesse Watters Ambushes Al Gore


The pugnacious producer of Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor” paid a visit to our favorite global warming alarmist, Al Gore. I have to admit, although I like Bill O’Reilly, I hate the Jesse Watters ambush segments. Still, watching Watters take a bite out of the Goracle — asking him if he was embarrassed by “Climategate” and [...]

Hey Keith & Chris! Here’s a Black Tea Partier!


Conventional wisdom holds that the Tea Party movement must be racist—after all, as Keith Olbermann has asked, “where are the people of color” at their rallies?  Somehow, Sean Hannity managed to find one last night: Erik Rush, the columnist who first broke the story of Barack Obama’s old pal, Rev. Jeremiah Wright:

Wright-gate is familiar ground [...]

The Fate of Roger Ebert’s Legacy


“I’m so relieved to be an elite” –tweet from Roger Ebert
Most public figures have done or said something they wish they could take back. When it comes to public intellectuals and film critics specifically, they generally pride themselves on their ability to analyze what they see. Therefore, their responses to culture should be very measured [...]

The Final Countdown? Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 31


Remembering this self-deluding rant last year when Bill O’Reilly dared to mock Keith Olbermann’s ratings?
OLBERMANN:  I hate to intrude with the facts, but ours is the highest rated cable news program [among] viewers 35 and younger, and the highest rated cable news program for all viewers not on Fixed [i.e., Fox] News. And since [...]