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Nick Denton: 'It Is Clear' Hulk Hogan Sued Gawker To Hide His Own

Gawker | Whitney Snyder | March 22, 2016 | Media
I had suspicions, but it it is now clear that Hogan’s lawsuit was a calculated attempt to prevent Gawker, or anyone else who might obtain evidence of his racism, from publishing a truth more interesting and more damaging than a revelation about his sex life.

NBC’s Coverage Of The Brussels Attack Was Stunningly Irresponsible

Salon | Paige Lavender | March 22, 2016 | Politics
Horrific attacks like the one that took place in Brussels on Tuesday morning tend to bring out the worst in our elite media.

Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | March 22, 2016 | Politics
An eye-opening remark from a former aide to President Richard Nixon pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States’ war on drugs. John Ehrlichman, who served 18 months in prison for his central role in the Watergate scandal, was...

Conservatives Spout Hateful Rhetoric In Wake Of Brussels Attacks

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | March 22, 2016 | World
Many people opened their hearts and their doors to those affected by Tuesday's Brussels attacks that killed more than 30 and injured at least 200 people on Tuesday. Some even donated blood. But prominent conservatives used the tragedy to draw links with refugees and border closures, and...

Donald Trump Makes Sure Brussels Coverage Is About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | March 22, 2016 | Media
NEW YORK -- Forget the 3 a.m. phone call. For Donald Trump, the commander-in-chief test is the 7 a.m. television hit by phone. As news broke Tuesday morning about terrorist attacks in Brussels that killed over 30 people, Trump sprang to action....

I Asked Trump A Policy Question. Then He Called Me ‘Beautiful.’

The Washington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | March 22, 2016 | Women
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Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination,met with The Washington Post’s editorial board Monday to answer questions ranging from his views on NATO and the American criminal justice system to the violence that has been plaguing his rallies. We hoped that we would get to peel...

Harrowing Video Shows Train Evacuation After Brussels Attacks

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | March 22, 2016 | World
This was the scene a short while ago, between the Arts-Lois and Maelbeek metro stations in Brussels.— Evan Lamos (@evanlamos) March 22, 2016 Following deadly bombings in Brussels Tuesday, which targeted...

Photos From Brussels Show The Tragic Aftermath Of Deadly Attacks

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | March 22, 2016 | World
Deadly explosions in Brussels which targeted a busy metro station and an international airport on Tuesday have caused a near total lockdown in the Belgian capital. Flights and Eurostar trains have been diverted or canceled, and Belgium's authorities raised the terror alert...

How Obama Set A Trap For Raul Castro

Politico | Jade Walker | March 22, 2016 | Media
In Cuba, just having a news conference is news. President Barack Obama jokes that he likes news conferences and wants to do more of them, and let them go on longer. That tends to be less the case at the White House than abroad, when Obama’s trying to make...

Gawker Slapped With $25 Million In Punitive Damages Over Hulk Hogan Sex Tape

Reuters | Kelly Chen | March 21, 2016 | Media
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury awarded punitive damages totaling $25 million on Monday in a second blow to Gawker, coming on top of the $115 million the online news outlet must pay for posting a sex tape of the former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

7 Brutal Yet Thoughtful Takedowns Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | March 21, 2016 | Politics
As the prospect of Donald Trump being the Republican nominee becomes increasingly likely, many of the media's most prominent voices are warning that the brash businessman poses a bona fide threat to American values.  Here are seven columns that take aim at the Trump machine, strongly...

Brian Williams Accidently Calls Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist A Communist

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | March 22, 2016 | Media
MSNBC anchor Brian Williams mistakenly called an award-winning print columnist a “communist” during the network's Cuba coverage. Williams made the gaffe about Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post on Monday. After...

World Cup Hero Tim Howard Opens Up About His Return To Major League Soccer

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | March 21, 2016 | Sports
You probably remember his name from the summer of 2014. You probably remember seeing him against the backdrop of a white net, leading his team as the final line of defense, diving and corralling shot after shot as the U.S. men’s national soccer team climbed its way...

Elizabeth Warren: 'Donald Trump Is A Loser'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | March 21, 2016 | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore into Donald Trump on Monday, turning the Republican presidential front-runner's favorite insult against him. "Let's be honest -- Donald Trump is a loser," Warren wrote in a Facebook post, noting his failed business ventures and...

John Oliver Shows Why Donald Trump's Wall Couldn't Possibly Work

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | March 21, 2016 | Comedy
The border wall proposed by Donald Drumpf... err... Trump isn't just an incredibly dumb idea. It's an incredibly expensive dumb idea, according to John Oliver, who did the math and found that Trump's numbers just don't add up.  On HBO's "Last Week Tonight," Oliver found the true cost of building the wall would be around $25 billion -- between two and six times the wildly varying estimates given by the GOP frontrunner -- and that doesn't even include the cost of maintaining it. “It’s a big, dumb thing that only gets more expensive over time," Oliver said. "It’s like getting a pet walrus. You think it’s stupid now, wait until you learn what a bucket of sea cucumbers costs. You've not prepared for that.” No, Mexico isn't paying for it... and odds are, a wall won't do much to stem the tide of undocumented immigrants.  So Oliver has a much better plan -- one that would save the country about a billion dollars over the cost of the wall and give every American something much more comforting. Check it out in the clip above.  Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

Mark Zuckerberg's Beijing 'Smog Jog' Raises Eyebrows In China

Farah Mohamed | March 21, 2016 | World
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg raised several eyebrows when he posted himself apparently enjoying a morning run through Beijing, a...

How Cuba's State-Controlled Media Is Covering Barack Obama's Visit

Charlotte Alfred | March 21, 2016 | World
When President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba on Sunday -- the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to the island in nearly 90 years -- members of the Cuban media reacted with a flurry of articles touting the historic trip. The Cuban press was also...

Twitter Didn't Acknowledge 'Black Twitter' In Its Anniversary Roundup

Damon Beres | March 22, 2016 | Technology
Twitter's changed a lot in its 10 years on the planet. The social network's home page has evolved from a bubble-filled mess to something a bit sleeker. It introduced the micro-video service Vine. The traditional "Favorite" button was replaced by a fuzzier, heart-shaped "Like." Co-founder Jack Dorsey...

Cubans Hope Obama's Visit Means A Brighter Economic Future

Roque Planas | March 21, 2016 | World
HAVANA -- The everyday people in Cuba whose lives President Barack Obama aims to help improve with a historic visit to the island on Sunday anticipated the visit with a mix of open enthusiasm, cautious optimism and, at times, a bit of resigned skepticism. Shortly after...

TMZ Head Honcho Harvey Levin Gets Surprisingly Candid About His Sexuality

Noah Michelson | March 19, 2016 | Queer Voices
TMZ big shot Harvey Levin is known for exposing the secrets of Hollywood's biggest stars, but now he's revealing a few of his own. The creator and executive producer of the popular gossip website and television gossip show of the same name...
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