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Bottled Water Industry Combats Anti-Green Perceptions With Pretend Journalism (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The bottled water industry, fighting back against accusations that they are a significant contributor to environmental degradation, has released this magical video of glorious greenwashing.

Martians in New Jersey: Remembering the War of the Worlds

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Kaplan

Orson Welles was a talented director, and, at the age of 22, a very naughty boy.

Fake News Is the Real News

Roderick Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Roderick Spencer

It strikes me as downright surreal that Stewart and Colbert, and not the 'real' anchorpersons, seem to be the people on TV who actively adhere to concepts like fairness, primary sources and facts.

Jon Stewart: Still The Most Trusted Newscaster in America

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

Just last Friday we lost the most trusted man in America. This week we've anointed a fake journalist his replacement. Or so Time magazine would have us believe.

Behind the Fake Report of Jeff Goldblum's Death

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Krassner

The roster of fake death reports that have gone megaviral includes Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise and now Goldblum; all fell to their death in New Zealand. I contacted the man behind the electronic curtain.

Mortgage-Backed, My Assets!

Patrick O'Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick O'Sullivan

Baby Back Securities: Melt in your mouth, not on your balance sheet. These choice, succulent, tainted assets are smothered in Tim Geithner's own secret recipe sauce (just watch it trickle down!) then slow-grilled to perfection.

Soft Power is Obama's Greatest Strength

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Perhaps all that is needed is a good role model for soft power: someone who seeks to engage rather than stand off, capable of dialogue not just debate.

DailyKos Embraces The Palin 'Fake Pregnancy' Rumor But Rejects The Edwards Story

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

Progressive standard bearers such as DailyKos have been showing signs lately of stifling dissenting opinions and promoting crazy rumors usually associated with the right.