Last week's terrible incident in Aurora, Colorado in which 70 people were shot, 12 fatally, at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises made many of us think about how awful these episodes of senseless violence are, how precious and fragile life is, and that we should stay close and be good to ou ... More >>
And Is Mexico a Tea Party Paradise?
The real Fab Five Freddy probably neither wrote nor signed any of these petitions, just FYI.So last week a brave young Park Slope woman named Jennifer McMillen entered the fractious debate over Prime 6, an allegedly hip-hop-friendly club set to open at Flatbush and Sixth in Brooklyn, to the t ... More >>
When moments like the time that Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade called all terrorists Muslims -- which is both racist and also factually incorrect by a long shot -- actually do happen on Fox News, the surprising thing isn't that they happened. It's that sometimes, apologies can follow.
• New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has bought a block of TV time with the three network affiliates in Buffalo and is expected to make a "major" announcement today at 5:13 p.m. Don't bet that he's dropping out. But is he still angry?[NYDN] • The stream of red, toxic sludge f ... More >>
Not to say we called it, but yeah, we -- to be fair, like a lot of people -- called it. The New York Times' Brian Stelter just Tweeted out a statement from CNN:
Locally, we've seen some pretty intense media cannings take place, specifically at the New York Daily News, which also goes without mentioning Katy Perry being booted off Sesame Street. Well, this morning, news went wide of two more big ones: CNN president Jon Klein is out, and NBC-Universal ... More >>
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Question number 9 throws la raza into a tizzy
(Because newer is not always better)
Twitpic via DPixel. It was a short week but a merry one, with or without a vodka infused turkey. Now that Thanksgiving has been properly ruined, thanks to the diabolical War on Thanksgiving, and Black Friday has passed without fatalities, we descend into Xmas, which has apparently been mad ... More >>
Former CNN blowhard Lou Dobbs has scaled back his political ambitions. After mulling a Presidential run, Dobbs now appears focused on the Senate. His spokesman says the White House "a long way off, but if he did run for office there'd have to be an intermediary step, such as the [Robert] Mene ... More >>
To review, here's what the American conservative movement is up to these days: • A Public Policy Polling survey showed by that most Republicans believe ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama. Only 27 percent of them believe Obama won it fair and square, and opposed to 62 percent of Americans ... More >>
What's with the crazy colores?
Last week, Village Voice writer Gustavo Arellano, who writes our 'Ask a Mexican!' weekly column from our sister paper, OC Weekly, announced that he'd had "enough with Lou Dobbs" and it was time CNN's anti-Mexican pendejo took a hike. Well, look who was listening! Tonight, Dobbs shocked ever ... More >>
Time for Lou to say, adiós!
A call to symbolic arms, and other concerns
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two Current TV journalists sentenced to 12 years hard labor by the North Koreans last month, have apparently been pardoned at the intercession of former President Bill Clinton. Clinton went to North Korea today and talked it over with Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, who in pre ... More >>
Well, we said that twitting gun nuts might do Bloomberg some good, but it appears they're taking the fight to him: Michael Littlejohn of Sheepshead Bay had a flintlock made for himself, then waited for the fascist gun seizers to show up. And they did! Cops have interviewed him and the black ... More >>
Name this flu after a real swine!
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. . . the only way to stop immigrants from taking your job
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Time for Miller to come clean