Anthony Weiner made his final television appearance of the campaign last night on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. What happened next cannot be accurately described as an interview, as much as an all-out assault.
Just a couple of months ago, people were saying things like "I'm not a huge Weiner fan but I guess I'd rather vote for him than Quinn" and "The real question is, who faces Quinn in the runoff?" and "I like de Blasio but I don't wanna waste my vote on a guy who has no chance." Things have changed. H ... More >>
A few short hours after The Real George Zimmerman wowed the world with his, uh, grammatical skills and love of Old Glory, the news broke that his legal team has bailed. Sure, you could spend time listening to legal analysts weighing in on these recent developments. But, the fact is that the attorn ... More >>
Months ago, rightbloggers were celebrating the rise of Herman Cain. Then they grew restless, and moved on to Michele Bachman, Rick Perry, and Chris Christie, each of whom disappointed. Now Cain is back, hilariously leading in some GOP Presidential polls and winning some straw polls, too. Cain is pr ... More >>
~*xoMattDrudgexofirstname.lastname@example.orgYou know who still uses an antique AOL email account, apart from your mom? A lot of really famous and important people. Politico's Ben Smith argues today that the outdated email service has actually gone from uncool and dated all the way back around to being a "status sy ... More >>
Did HRC steal the name or idea for their bus tour from the NOM defector, or is it a coincidence?Last week, we broke the story that Kitty Lambert, one of the very first lesbians legally married in New York State, would be joining NOM defector Louis Marinelli, once a staunch opponent of gay mar ... More >>
Last week's threatened shutdown of the federal government over the budget was averted, at least temporarily, by a compromise plan. The compromise throws the big-spending Democrats into reverse, and gives Republicans who had promised sweeping cuts a small, face-saving victory. Now onto the next ... More >>
For more than six years, I was a regular on your show, and from the start I felt we had a way more comfortable rapport than, let's say, Spitzer and whatshername. As we chewed over topics from Tom Cruise's love life to Sarah Palin's family values and beyond, I'd say impishly outrageous things ... More >>
Keith Olbermann, the host of MSNBC's "Countdown" since 2003, resigned from the program suddenly last night. Olbermann announced on the air that he would be leaving the show immediately, his time slot to be filled by Lawrence O'Donnell. What happened?
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Nah. Those entitled phonies are sitting there lapping up the glory--and free drinks--and they could certainly deal with a few potshots, especially on a dignity-free night when The Tourist is up for Best Picture and Dame Judi Dench is nominated opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt! At least that's the poi ... More >>
During last week's blizzard, I was kooky-crazy enough to take my life in my hands and ride my freakin' bike! And I found it a kind of wet and wild adventure, almost like surfboarding (but with rats instead of sharks around me). But the next day, when I took my bike out, all the snow had set ... More >>
Sure she does, and as someone who adores grubbing for all sorts of things, I think that's marvelous! But satirical commentator Bill Maher objected to her recent, elaborate series of giveaway shows and said so in a sardonic holiday-themed video he just made waves with. Well, last night on MS ... More >>
Keith Olbermann was only suspended because he refused to apologize on-camera for making political donations without first seeking approval, according to Politico, specifically Mike Allen's anonymous network sources. MSNBC was prepared to let Olbermann keep hosting Countdown if he addressed th ... More >>
In a few days, California voters will decide on Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana and allow the local government to regulate and tax the drug. The federal government has warned that no matter what the voters decide, federal law will remain the same and smoking marijuana will be a probl ... More >>
How far will I go to get attention? Think of the farthest thing you can think of--say, Magic Johnson's penis--and quadruple it a few times. To wit: Last night, I went on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, with guest host Lawrence O'Donnell, to recreate bits of speeches Sarah Palin was going to recit ... More >>