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Roger Ailes Tones It Down

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


PHOTO: Glenn Beck's Website FAIL

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Today wasn't the best day for Glenn Beck's website to rely on a random image generator. While the media goes back and forth about whether or not Fox ...

"Make Your OWN Kind of Music": A Playlist for Oprah's New Network

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Last time my wife or I checked, I was still technically a man. So sadly, I may not fit into the most desirable demographic for Oprah Winfrey's brand new OWN network. Still, I am watching.

Keith Olbermann Fights Glenn Beck's Jew-Baiting While Jewish Organizations Look Away

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Beck is entitled to hate Soros for helping to keep progressive causes alive. But he has crossed a huge line by attacking him by way of his ethnic background.

Mercedes Helnwein: Strange Girls, Sinister Fruit

Anne B. Kelly | Posted 04.13.2012 | Home
Anne B. Kelly

Mysterious, disdainful, pretty and precocious, artist Mercedes Helnwein's girls dare the viewer to tell their stories for them.

BLOGWATCH> Beck's Record Club Writes and Records Albums In 24 Hours

Beck's Record Club | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Beck and a cast of musicians gather and record an album in a day, and the videos are rough, and unrehearsed, and sometimes incredible....

Stewart Rally -- Why It Was Vastly Bigger Than The Beck Event

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

If there's one thing that's certain about the Jon Stewart rally it's that the attendance has been grossly under-counted. This is not just sour grapes...

A Reality (and Sanity) Check for Progressives- Speech to Petaluma Progressive Festival

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Transcript of my comments to the annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma, CA, September 26, 2010: First of all, thank you to the organizers of this e...

How to Make Republicans Choose Between the People and the Big Health Insurers

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As of this Thursday, it shall be illegal for insurance companies to drop your coverage when you become ill. The day should not be allowed to pass, however, without calling the Republicans to task. With votes.

Amanda Terkel

POLL: Fewer Than 1 In 5 Americans View Glenn Beck As A Religious Leader | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Fox News host Glenn Beck held his Aug. 28 Restoring Honor rally on the National Mall, many observers noted that it seemed more religious than pol...

Enough About the Nut Bag In Florida; the Noise Is Dangerous

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Our actions as a nation have been far more offensive to the Muslim world than a crazy man in Florida. Bush's illegal occupation of Iraq and our failed mission in Afghanistan have only harmed us more.

The Summer of Our Sporting Discontent

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

The summer of 2010 was supposed to be a joyous festival of the World Cup, historic baseball pennant races, and a dynamic NBA free agent period. Instead, the nation's fever dream has become the sports world's nightmare.

GOP 2010

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Apathy Is Still The Enemy

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Well, the Lincoln Memorial Beckanalia has come and gone, and all the handwringing and ridiculing that led up to it has subsided. But there's one critical thing that still needs to be said.

Mr. President, We're So Ready to Believe Again

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Leading into the midterm elections, not only we progressives, but we the majority who voted for our president, need a crusade as compelling as Beck-Palin's shrill campaign to "restore honor."

Whose "Sacred Ground"?

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

The next time one's blood starts to boil over about the ground zero mosque plans, he or she should try and ponder how the Glenn Beck MLK Day rally will insult so many who revere the struggle over civil rights.

Rachel Maddow Becoming Big Time Political Player

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan E. Dowlin

You know Rachel Maddow is becoming a big time player when the big shots at Fox News (Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck) start mentioning her on their programs.

Dog Ears Music: Songs For The Beach

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we give you a summer soundtrack, featuring music by Beck, Etta James, Dr. Dog, Salt-N-Pepa, Eels and others.

The Evolution of Fascism -- Then and Now

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I understand that our President prefers consensus to confrontation, but his fear of being cast as the "angry black man" is leaving a vacuum. Olbermann does a mean Edward R. Murrow, but his ratings don't compete with Limbaugh or Beck.

24's Mary Lynn Raskjub "Spreads Her Legs"

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Mary Lynn Raskjub is currently starring in a one-woman show about her experiences in pregnancy and early motherhood. The show's name -- Mary Lynn Spreads Her Legs -- makes it clear that this is not a serious meditation.

Ben Craw

Bizarro Beck: What It Would Be Like If Glenn Beck Made Sense All The Time (VIDEO) | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

As you may have seen, last night history was made when Jon Stewart found himself agreeing with Glenn Beck on something, calling Beck "far more reasona...

'Cracked Actor': An Angry Yet Forgiving Playlist for Mel Gibson

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

In the spirit of brotherhood, here's my angry but forgiving playlist for a cracked actor who apparently has some passions in this life that aren't particularly Christ-like. Please know that I'm praying for you, Mel -- in Yiddish.

Drug Dealer Robbed, Suspects Located Via Parole-Mandated GPS Ankle Bracelet

Durango Herald | Shane Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Four men broke into a Durango home earlier this month with masks and guns to rob a suspected cocaine dealer of his cash and supplies, according to an ...

Will BP Be Fox News' Tipping Point?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

I'm wondering if Fox News isn't pressing up very closely to its tipping point; to the moment where Fox News reveals how certifiably insane it is by rushing to BP's defense, and just how distant its programming is from the American mainstream.

Friday Talking Points [119] -- Democrats, Sell Yourselves!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats won't succeed in getting public opinion behind their Wall Street reform if they let their opponents define the bill. So far, they've been doing an excellent job defining it themselves, for once.