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Breitbart's Game

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Bonifer

If hearing about a London tabloid going online makes Breitbart's nipples sensitive, imagine what stories about a boy dressed in his grandmother's chinchilla coat posing as a pimp must do to him.

Congratulations to Andrew Breitbart -- He May Have Succeeded in Having a Word Named After Him

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Just think of the legacy of Andrew Breitbart. The entire country -- and now much of the world -- knows that he personally embodies the worst tradition of the false campaign smear.

Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers and the 2010 Racial World Cup

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Perhaps one of the more eloquent and official retrospectives resulting from the Shirley Sherrod incident was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibb's...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, President Obama signed the financial regulation bill, Facebook signed up its 500 millionth member, and the Senate Judiciary committee signed off on Elena Kagan. But the news cycle was dominated by the media frenzy over Shirley Sherrod. BigGovernment.com turned the obscure USDA worker's tale of racial awakening into a grainy video snippet "proving" reverse racism. Fox News tore into the story like rabid jackals with a taste for blood and race baiting (Shepard Smith was a noble exception). Tom Vilsack revealed an itchy trigger finger, having an underling force Sherrod to resign via BlackBerry because "you are going to be on Glenn Beck tonight." So the administration left no doubt it's afraid of Beck's shadow, and the president insisted that the buck stops... somewhere else, pointing the finger at the "media culture." The White House and a shamed media want to brand this a "teachable moment" but will the lesson stick?

Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Scroll down for videos, including a complete version of Shirley Sherrod's speech that started the controversy.*** Shirley Sherrod has accomplished...

Right-Wing Blogosphere Tries to Break My Kneecaps

David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bourgeois

On Sunday, February 14, I wrote an article for the Huffington Post entitled "Obama Better Start Breaking Kneecaps." You can read it here, but the prem...

Fox News, Right-Wing Media Deserve a Snowball in the Kisser

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

It's not just Fox News, but conservative newspapers, talk radio hosts, blogs, and other online outlets who are in on the science-denial scam.

Not-So-Breitbart and the Story of James O'Keefe, the ACORN Gotcha-Guy

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News' first segment on James O'Keefe's arrest was as funny as it was disappointing. During the report, Tim Gaughan called the news a "very weird story that probably needs a lot of context and a lot of looking into."

The Right-Wing Media's Election Analysis Just Ain't That Good

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Back in 2001, conservative media figures were adamant. Democratic Party victories at the ballot boxes during the off-year elections had little national significance.

Brooklyn Latest Site Of ACORN Pimp/Prostitution Advice Scandal

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Two employees of the advocacy group ACORN are shown on a hidden-camera video released Monday, apparently advising a couple posing as a...