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TV Weatherman Wakes Up Next To Corpse

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.07.2011 | Media

Brett Cummins, a 33-year-old KARK meteorologist, woke up on Monday in a bathtub next to a corpse wearing a dog collar on, his friend Christopher Barbo...

Phone Friends: Headed Toward Extinction?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Aided and abetted by new technologies, phone calls and phone friends are becoming a dying breed. More people are switching to text messaging, which is less intrusive and less time-consuming.

New Yorkers to Wall Street: Help with Foreclosures Or We'll Move Our Money to Banks That Will

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Atlas

Civic leaders across the country should follow the New York Communities for Change coalition's lead. Either big banks become part of the solution or the rest of us will have to Move the Money.

Obama's Attorney General continues to vigorously prosecute Acorn? Will Van Jones be Next?

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

A Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit seeks to stop Congress from singling out an organization for punishment without proper investigation or due process.

Interview With Sarah Silverman: Advice for Bedwetters Everywhere!

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Caitlin Colford

Sarah Silverman braved the rain to greet fans at Urban Outfitters in Manhattan and sign her memoir The Bedwetter.

ACORN Vindicated of Wrongdoing by the Congressional Watchdog Office

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

For years Republicans accused ACORN of corruption and used phony tapes to lead an effort to successfully strip the group of federal funding in 2009. Now, months later, the group has been exonerated from any wrongdoing.

New Internet Manifesto Backed by World Economic Forum... and You?

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

A post by the World Economic Forum led me down the rabbit hole to a new Internet Manifesto on 'how journalism works today.' I wondered what Huffington Post readers would think of the top 5 declarations.

In Your Face(book)

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

The soft pornmeister of yuppy nonfiction, Ben Mezrich, author of Bringing Down the House, is back to tell the story of the founding of the hugely successful social network, Facebook.

California TV Stations "Just Say No" to Drug Policy Ad

Anthony Citrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anthony Citrano

Marijuana decriminalization is getting fresh attention due to broad public support of the new AB 390 bill, but only a handful of media outlets, including CNN and CNBC, will air pro-legalization ads.

Michael Jackson and the Media (Hello! What Happened to Iran?)

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

The watershed image of loss for me of the past week was not the "King of Pop." It was the picture of Neda Agha Soltan looking squarely into the camera, for what may have been a passport photo.

Use Free Speech to Celebrate Animal Life, Not to Enjoy Their Suffering

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vamsee Juluri

Under the dizzying spell of modernity's promises and consumerism's illusions, we see animals as mere objects, either as commodities for our consumption or as blank slates for us to write our fantasies and fears upon.

Juvenal Delinquencies

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

The heart of Snark, the part that resonates, is David Denby's thesis, presented in fits and starts, that snark is "mean, it's personal, and it's ruining our conversation."

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House-- Not

Sara Catania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Catania

Comedy's Obama Problem It's been more than a week now since our historic presidential election, and comedians are suffering a serious case of Republi...

Jason Linkins

Jon Stewart Clarifies Palin Remarks, Expands To 'F%ck All Y'All' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, performing at Northeastern University in Boston, criticized Governor and vice-presidential candida...

Pro-McCain Group Dumping 28 Million Terror Scare DVDs in Swing States

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Funding is coming from a New York-based group called the Clarion Fund, a supposed 501 c(3) non-profit that this week featured an article supporting John McCain on its website.

FLASHBACK! Spitzer on "The Colbert Report" The Night Before D.C. Tryst

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Colbert spoke earlier this week of how he was in the middle of a "Spitzer Sandwich" owing to the fact that he'd hosted the officially-former-on-Monday...

Joe Scarborough Disses Rachel Maddow

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Scarborough epitomized every boorish, condescending male that ever tried to diminish a woman... whether it be a family member, a co-worker, or a presidential candidate.

Artificial Dissemination

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Reading The Kingmakers evokes feelings not dissimilar to watching Mike Gravel during debates: you sympathize with him, but can't help concluding that he's a few bricks short of a load.

Olbermann Slams Clinton in Special Comment: "You Are Campaigning As If Barack Obama Were The Democrat And You Were The Republican"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Russert Watch: 5-25-08: In Which Tim's Round Table Considers Gender and Race

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

The significant question Russert raised for his amiable bull session this week was: "What role did race, gender, and religion play in this campaign?"

Johnny Come Late-Nightly

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Did you groan when David Letterman told Monica jokes? Do you Tivo The Daily Show ? If your answer is yes, then Strange Bedfellows: How Late Night Comedy Turns Democracy into a Joke may be the book for you.

Goodbye to the Eye? Why This Couric Flap May Be The Beginning of the End For CBS News

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We know that CBS News is a distant third in the ratings, we know that newsgathering is expensive -- and we know that Katie Couric is, too. All of this suggests why, amidst the mutterings about how the evening news is doomed, CBS will clearly be the first to go.

Backwards Day! Wherein We Call Out The Celeb Media For Referring To A Fact As A Rumor

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is a rumor still a rumor once it's been videotaped, replayed on network and cable news, reported everywhere, debated furiously on cable news and in the press and been picked up all over the blogosphere?

Hillary Clinton's Bosnia Story A Hit On YouTube!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Remember last week when Barack Obama's race speech racked up millions of views on YouTube? Well, history is repeating itself this week for Hillary Cli...

Oh, The Hannity! Sean Hannity's Flip-Flop Between Wright And Falwell

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's been a busy few days for Sean Hannity in the blogosphere since New Black Panther leader Malik Shabazz came on his show and brought up a previous...