In a turnabout that put us in mind of some great works of satire, an obvious lunatic who had won the admiration of rightbloggers by threatening his own government with guns finally scared them off by saying black people on welfare might be worse off than slaves -- that is, by repeating Republican go ... More >>
NYPD: Videos of knockouts circulating online did not originate in New York. On Wednesday, Ray Kelly told reporters the NYPD had assigned extra officers to Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood after at least seven attacks were reported, each fitting a similar profile. A single victim, targeted by a ... More >>
The George Zimmerman trial is over, but Trayvonmania continues. President Obama, who'd previously said that if he'd had a son, he'd look like Trayvon, last week went further, saying that the unarmed black kid shot dead in 2012 "could have been me 35 years ago." And over the weekend "Justice for Tra ... More >>
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes just made his first court appearance since allegedly murdering 12 people and wounding dozens of others during Friday's shooting rampage in Aurora.Holmes entered the courtroom -- sporting his "freakish" (as described by Fox News' Greta Van Susteren) orange hair ... More >>
It was an unusual week here for us at our Scientology watching operation. We left the underground bunker for a trip to Southern California, but still managed to put together a few stories while on the road. And our commenters did not let us down, with some of them carrying over debates they were hav ... More >>
You've watched us reveal all but the top five entries in our big countdown, The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology -- now it's your turn to vote for your own list! Here's the link you've been waiting for -- now go and tell us who you think is doing the most to contribute to the Church of Sc ... More >>
Want to have Tom over to your place for dinner? Apparently all it takes is some yummy coconut cake.Another revelation this afternoon from Marty Rathbun, formerly one of the highest executives in Scientology who defected in 2004 and since 2009 has been criticizing church leader David Miscavige ... More >>
Heidi Montag has appeared on the reality show The Hills and performed some dance music. She is best known, though, for her various plastic surgeries, including spectacular breast implants, which she has craftily used to retain media attention. Montag's lifts and load-ins have been covered in natio ... More >>
Time editor Richard Stengel, Gayle King and MSNBC's Savannah GuthrieHappy May Day! Or happy White House Press Correspondents Dinner Day, depending how famous you are, how closely you follow the high school side of politics or how much you wish you were famous. Or! How much you wish you were c ... More >>
Fox NewsSarah Palin's celebrity and a week of free publicity over her planned use of canned interviews and her warlike political rhetoric didn't deliver enough viewers for her Fox News special to match the ratings of the Greta van Susteren show in the same timeslot. "Real American Stories" go ... More >>
There are a few ways to look at the case of the thwarted holiday crotch-bomber. On the one hand, we have a deluded fellow who, allegedly assured of eternal glory by jihadists who bade him sew explosive chemicals into his underwear, set his lap on fire during a Delta flight and, instead of the coo ... More >>
Sarah Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein spent his July 4 in Fairbanks, Alaska, issuing a four-page statement warning news organizations not to investigate allegations printed by the Voice last October.Talk about waving a red flag in front of a bull. Van Flein's famous client had announced her upcoming ... More >>
Former mayor Giuliani inserted himself, via Greta Van Susteren of Fox News, into the Blagojevich scandal and its alleged relevance to Obama yesterday. Van Susteren pushed the idea that "it appears to be noise for President Elect Obama... how does he shake it?" Giuliani posited a very low bar for Oba ... More >>
Police blew off the story of a young black woman who vanished. She was tortured and murdered. Now, a court ruling has reopened the case on bias grounds.
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