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Auto Insurer Says NBC Pulled Its Super Bowl Ads Over 'Blue Balls' Joke | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media

Apparently, the humor was too blue. Cure Auto Insurance said Thursday that NBC pulled its Super Bowl ads over a joke about "blue balls." The spo...

Little Boy Tries To Stop Words From 'Leaving' The TV

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.27.2015 | Media

This cute little boy might as well learn early that there's no stopping the news. Watch above as he attempts to keep the words of the ticker from "...

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Traps Guy In Life-Size Pac-Man Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports

The unsuspecting dude in this year's Bud Light Super Bowl ad doesn't get to play ping-pong with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he still has plenty of unex...

The Trouble With Charlie...

William Bradley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

While I support the right of the journalists involved to express their evident contempt for the religion of Islam, I also support my right to express my disdain for the acts that precipitated their murders.

French NBA Players Wear 'Je Suis Charlie' Shirts

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.10.2015 | Media

French NBA players are showing their allegiance to another team this week, wearing shirts that say "Je Suis Charlie." The Washington Wizards' Kevi...

Michael Calderone

New York Times Staffing Up For 2016 Election With Big Politico Hire | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.09.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said Tuesday that with last month's buyouts and layoffs completed, the paper was in rebuilding...

Head of Charlie Hebdo Published 'Prophetic' Drawing a Week Before His Death

Le HuffPost | Posted 01.07.2015 | Media

Amongst the twelve dead in the attack on Charlie Hebdo includes several cartoonists and two police officers. One of them, killed at the premises, was ...

This May Or May Not Be CNN's 'Doomsday Video' To Be Aired During Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media

The end of the world has a soundtrack, thanks to CNN. An ex-intern supposedly unearthed a long-rumored video that CNN founder Ted Turner vowed to b...

What Sony and the NFL Have in Common

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

When money and judgment collide today, it seems we pretty much always go with the money.

Cold Turkey Limiting Freedom of Speech in Turkey

Yohuru Williams | Posted 12.30.2014 | Media
Yohuru Williams

Such is the disappointing state of the press in Turkey where the Erdogan administration's actions have rightfully earned the suspicion of the Turkish people and democratic nations across the globe that fear, with good cause, that the assault on the media is only the beginning. Not all is lost for Erdogan yet.

Bloopers Show That Snow Reporting Is A Slippery Slope

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media

A snow day in the news game can go downhill fast. Slips of the tongue, flakey reporters and slick terrain can create an avalanche of mishaps. Ch...

Awake! Why Hindus Must Choose Moral Relevance Over Historic Fantasy

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a stunning vision, statement, and experience all at once.

Jon Stewart Apologizes For Saying He Didn't Vote

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.06.2014 | Media

Funnyman Jon Stewart decided that even joking about not voting was no laughing matter. So he apologized. The stir began Tuesday when "The Daily Sho...

Fusion Host On Joni Ernst: 'We All Want To See Her Go To Congress And Chop Their Balls Off'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media

Even before Republican Joni Ernst clinched a victory over Democrat Bruce Braley in a key Iowa Senate contest Tuesday, Fusion's Alicia Menendez had a c...

The Candidate: Election Season Classic May Ease Pain as It Entertains

William Bradley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Some people watch It's A Wonderful Life at Christmas time; I watch The Candidate at election time. Crisply directed by Michael Ritchie, it is highly recommended for Democrats and independents dreading Tuesday night's results.

What's Gone Wrong for/with Barack Obama?

William Bradley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The mid-term election is still days away, but it sure isn't looking good fro President Barack Obama and Democrats. With his job approval rating down precipitously since his strong 2012 re-election performance, Democrats are on the ropes and on the run.

Pew Finds: Conservatives Get Their News from Fox; Liberals Get Theirs Everywhere

Eric Zuesse | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Eric Zuesse

The key question listed 36 news-sources, and doesn't indicate influence but only that the respondent has "heard of" the named source.

Mad About the '60s... Fearful Fail-Safes, Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The popular sense of the early 1960s is that it was mostly a time of light and celebration which came to an abrupt end with the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But the reality, as most Mad Men viewers know, is much more complex.

Reporter Gets A Royal Scare From Screaming Fan

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2014 | Media

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles in an American League Championship Series game Tuesday to move within one victory of their first...

Mad About the '60s: A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"You know, those rumors about you and lady friends ... they won't do you a bit of harm." Former President Art Hockstader to presidential candidate Wi...

Anchor's Tense Exchange Over ISIS Makes Waves In Australia

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.10.2014 | Media

She wanted a direct answer -- and she didn't think he was giving one. Watch a recent showdown between Australian news anchor Emma Alberici and Was...

Tipping Point: The People's Climate March

Dave Pruett | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

I'm no journalist, but for those who missed the significance of this singular moment due to the mainstream media's abdication of responsibility, permit me a few reflections on why the PCM was monumental.

The Simple Way to Transform the World

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.25.2014 | Media
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Even knowing all this, after going through a few pages or watching a TV screen while waiting at the doctor's office or in the airport I can't help thinking what a crazy world we are in, with people doing all these unbelievable, sometimes unacceptable things. Is that, I wonder, "reality"?

Can Hillary Break the Clintons' Iowa Jinx?

William Bradley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In 2008, as you'll recall, the overwhelming frontrunner finished third in Iowa behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. She ended up just a weekend of furious Bill Clinton campaigning in New Hampshire away from being stampeded from the race at its very beginning.