The FCC may allow the media landscape in top-20 markets to resemble the one in New York City -- where media mogul Rupert Murdoch is permitted to own television stations and newspapers.
The internet has been abuzz for the past month with news that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a plan to ... More >>
The Internet continues to face rough times, falling victim to the nationwide heat wave, the leap second and, now, the lifting of an FBI anti-virus program. Gotta love repetition.At midnight, 64,000 computers in the United States and a quarter million worldwide might be forced off the Inter ... More >>
Two news stories are developing this weekend that involve iPhone-related violence.
The New York Post is reporting that a teen is now fighting for his life after he was stabbed early this morning during a fight over an iPhone at a Fordham Heights subway station.
Apparently, the 19-year-old saw th ... More >>
Writing on the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy in his column, Frank Bruni makes the point that there are a whole lot more words in the English language for sexually "transgressive" females than there are males -- who also typically wind up being lauded for their promiscuous proclivities.
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When Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show Feb. 29, it sure seemed like the end of an era might be upon us.
Public outcry prompted sponsors to pull support from the show, leaving many to wonder whether the conservative stalwart would ... More >>
FacebookEarlier this year, we wrote about how a bevy of civil rights groups like GLADD and the NAACP supported, inexplicably from our point of view, the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. That deal fell apart yesterday, and the telecoms will not be combining forces after all. One civil rights group ... More >>
Alert: You need a new phone.Today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Office of Emergency Management will be sending out texts that say "Severe Alert" or "Extreme Alert." This would be frightening, perhaps even terrifying, but, not to worry, this is only a test! In partnership with the Department ... More >>
"Weather" isn't the first Meshell Ndegeocello single to fall into the category of "freak folk," but the album of the same name (Naive) is her first that can be comfortably filed under that genre. Classical and country elements have often enhanced Ndegeocello's melding of jazz, rock, global fu ... More >>
Don't forget, as Nick explained this weekend, that today brings something unprecedented and horrifying in the wake of yesterday's asteroid, which didn't hit us, whew, though we were forced to hide out in a dark, underground bar all night just in case. Today at 2 p.m., the first-ever nationwid ... More >>
Will Skynet become self-aware as well?This Wednesday, a day after we narrowly avoiding being hit by an asteroid, America will be faced with another threat: television interruption. On November 9th, the FCC, FEMA, Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service will conduct a nationwide te ... More >>
Will Skynet become self-aware as well?This Wednesday, a day after we narrowly avoid being hit by an asteroid, America will face yet another threat: television interruption. On November 9th, the FCC, FEMA, Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service will conduct a nationwide test of th ... More >>
Last month, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation got in a lot of trouble when they backed a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, after their full relationship with Ma Bell was exposed. GLAAD had received $50,000 from AT&T in donations and had a former AT&T executive and lobbyist on its ... More >>
In the age of publishing directly to the Internet, often with little or no editing, sometimes embarrassing things end up underneath the logo of otherwise legitimate news organizations. Though where the Washington Times fits on the legitimacy scale is arguable (see: Sun Myung Moon), a post on ... More >>
Cee Lo Green nearly topped the pop charts with his vulgar hit "Fuck You" thanks to some creative maneuvering; its blithely profane chorus was reworked so it could pass the FCC's muster for radio-airplay and Glee-warbling purposes, and it was dubbed "The Song Otherwise Known As Forget You" w ... More >>
In case you missed it, Donald Trump is sort of running for President. He's shown his seriousness about this by speaking at the CPAC political convention, and by taking a job at Fox News.
That Trump might push this self-publicity campaign all the way to the 2012 Republican convention is expected by ... More >>
Paula just can't believe that Tiffany is from Beaumont, Texas.
Oh, how we love Paula Deen. We may fear her food, her absolute media domination, and her line of wicker chairs, but we have nothing but respect for a woman who calls Richard Blaise "Mr. Hairdo" and makes sucking on shrimp "haids" ... More >>
NYPD Blue, which ran on ABC from 1993 until 2005, is probably best remembered not as the home of Mark-Paul Gosselaar's comeback, but as the primetime place where naked butts became common. Drop-the-towel scenes (pictured) were trademark teases, as were the glistening upper-body sex scenes tha ... More >>