Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh stepped over the line again today with his ...
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Luke Russert, the son of the longest-serving Meet the Press moderator, Tim Russert, is joining the public affairs program his late father hosted until his death. The younger Russert has been a fixture on the network since his father’s death; he delivered a moving eulogy at the Kennedy Center that was broadcast on cable news…. Read more »
Fox News has changed a lot in 10 years. Or has it? The videotaped ISIS beheadings of United States journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in the past few weeks provoked strong reactions from commentators on the conservative cable news channel, who were quick to place the blame for the grisly killings on President Barack… Read more »
Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens star running back whose contract was terminated Monday, and who was suspended indefinitely from NFL football after shocking video of Rice knocking out his then-fiancée with a vicious punch to the face was made public, is a victim of a group known as “the Anti-Testicular Police,” according to a… Read more »
Former MTV host Kennedy claims that President Obama has mental health ...
The firing of Ray Rice by the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens Monday, after a video emerged showing Rice knocking his then-fiancée out cold with a single punch, was met with almost universal approval. But Washington D.C. journalist Glenn Thrush, of the online political news site Politico, took a different approach in a tweet posted after the… Read more »
The Washington Post made an apt, but unexpectedly hip analogy Friday, when Post blogger Christopher Federico summed up the corruption scandal involving former Republican Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen by referencing the classic 1979 British post-punk anthem “We Are All Prostitutes,” by The Pop Group. Under the headline “The Week In One… Read more »
Shaolin Temple monks are famous for their acrobatic skills and death-defying martial arts. Some monks have even gone ahead and shared a decent meal with a tiger, but there are a few jobs that these lethal, yet peaceful disciples of Buddha aren’t trained for. Hence a 1,500 Years old Shaolin Temple released a ‘for hire’… Read more »
The debate over net neutrality is getting more intense, as internet porn ...
Anyone who watches the news should be keenly aware of the many risks foreign correspondents and journalists like Richard Engel (as an example) face when they cover stories in war-torn countries, like Syria and Iraq. But have you ever wondered which countries are the most dangerous and inspire the most fear in the hearts of… Read more »
Things are just going from bad to worse for young McKayla Maroney, the ...
International correspondent Arwa Damon has returned to CNN’s airwaves about a month after she was slapped with a lawsuit by two emergency medical technicians she allegedly bit during a drunken incident in Baghdad, according to media blog TV Newser. The outlet said Arwa Damon’s return follows a long absence that came about following the apology… Read more »
San Diego Chargers radio analyst Hank Bauer was suspended for one game for an anti-Semitic “joke.” At the end of the broadcast of the pre-season game between the Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers, Bauer made an idiotic comment that stereotyped Jews for being cheap. The Chargers subsequently pulled him off the next game’s broadcast…. Read more »
Block high-speed Internet expansion. That’s the message that cable companies are sending to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concerning the plans of Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. On Friday USTelecom, which represents cable giants Comcast, Time Warner and others, told the FCC that the “success of public broadband is a mixed record, with numerous… Read more »
Netflix has taken their data throttling gripes up with the FCC. In a statement to the Federal Communications Commission, the movie/TV streaming service blamed Comcast’s slow speeds for their recent loss of customers. The company also declared that it was this loss of customers that led them to pay a toll for faster load times…. Read more »
Chelsea Clinton quit her NBC News correspondent job Friday, citing increased ...
For most people who keep up with both religion and politics in the world today, one group comes up as a major topic and that is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or better known as ISIS. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported on numerous ISIS-related activities, and almost all of them are of… Read more »
Are you familiar with explainer journalism? If not, let me give you a quick crash course — you take a complex or sometimes a non-complex issue in the news, use charts, graphs, and graphics to simplify it to terms understandable by the general public, and then add some language to help explain what you are… Read more »
Padma Lakshmi and other staffers in the Top Chef production company were ...
Over the past two weeks, the situation in Ferguson, Missouri has increased in both prominence in the news as well as violence. Here on The Inquisitr, we first reported on the Ferguson situation involving Michael Brown about two weeks ago. Since then, we’ve covered a flurry of updates which includes Brown’s friends speaking out on… Read more »
For years, many news reporters, journalists, and networks have stood against the government because the government is supposedly limiting and controlling the truth. Freedom of the press has always been thought to be attacked. For example, many conservatives believe Fox News is the only news network not controlled by liberal parties ergo why they report… Read more »
A Ferguson, Missouri, protester gave an earful to a Fox News reporter and the entire Fox News audience after one of the network’s correspondents appeared to deride the protests during a live broadcast from the Ferguson streets late Monday night. Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan appeared to say that the Ferguson protesters who remained on… Read more »
As rioting and protests in Ferguson, Missouri continues, coverage on the popular news outlet The Drudge Report, is often cited – especially in “right wing” publications and similar websites. The release of the St. Louis County medical examiner’s autopsy report of Michael Brown, the teen shot by a police officer whose death sparked the riots,… Read more »
Al Gore and his business partner have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera for ...
The Pemier League is cracking down on unofficial, fan-posted goal videos ahead of its season opening Saturday, according to the BBC. The concern apparently arises from a huge number of videos posted to Vine during this summer’s World Cup. Vine is a social media network centered on short, six-second video clips. But as the English… Read more »
Looks like Lands’ End’s deal with Condé Nast wasn’t all ...
Food Network Star Winner Lenny McNab, the so-called gourmet cowboy and chuckwagon cook, allegedly has left a trail, as it were, of offensive comments on social media. Based on an online vote, McNab emerged as the winner Sunday night in the 10th season of the Food Network’s reality show over his last remaining rivals Luca… Read more »
Comedian Lewis Black lashed out at Rush Limbaugh via social media today over ...
In a torrent of media coverage over the death of Robin Williams, in which several reporters and news outlets have already apologized for inappropriate remarks or controversial journalistic methods, conservative radio talk show personality Rush Limbaugh weighed in today with his own unique viewpoint on the heartbreaking suicide of the beloved but troubled star. In… Read more »
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on Monday characterized Robin Williams as “such a coward,” while reporting what was then the apparent suicide of the beloved actor and comedian. The manner of Robin Williams’ death has since been confirmed by the Marin County, California, Sheriff’s Department. A coroner said Tuesday morning that Williams hanged himself with… Read more »
The world has just learned about the passing of Robin Williams, but now his widow Susan Schneider and the family has requested privacy during their time of grieving. How does the media respond? We make sure to cover every angle, and ABC News has even gone so far as to broadcast that they will be… Read more »
The Ebola outbreak continues to be a source of global concern, and unfortunately, an “unauthorized tweet” from the Yahoo News Twitter account added to those fears on Sunday when someone posted the following: “BREAKING: EBOLA OUTBREAK IN ATLANTA! Estimated 145 people infected so far since Doctors carrying the disease were flown in from Africa.” Users… Read more »
A new CNN Hong Kong report has placed the country smack-dab in the middle of… Brazil? That’s right. Apparently, the Cable News Network does not require basic geographical knowledge for their graphics editors, because according to an image making the rounds, they’re a bit confused as to where Hong Kong is. Zero Hedge caught the… Read more »
When it comes to conspiracies for the upcoming New World Order, the theories pertaining to the United States of America seem to get the biggest pings. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times of certain events and conspiracies that may be contributing to this New World Order. This includes how the removal of militias… Read more »
A Finnish journalist reported that Hamas fired a rocket from the “back parking lot” of a hospital in Gaza at about 2:00 am in the morning — from the same hospital identified by The Washington Post in July as “a de facto headquarters for Hamas leaders who can be seen in the hallways and offices.”… Read more »
The recent Facebook outage led to an unfortunate revelation regarding the intelligence of some U.S. citizens, and it has left some L.A. County Sheriff’s officials fuming as a result. When the popular social network went down on Friday morning, the first reaction from a number of people living in L.A. County was to place 911… Read more »
Was it just a flub or a Freudian slip? After just completing an interview ...
Communal hatred and rifts arising out of religious differences are pretty common in India. The Hindu-Muslim clash has been going on for a long time, and it is quite evident that they will go on for quite some time. However, In its promotions for the latest seasons, India’s equivalent of Who Wants to Be a… Read more »
Wikipedia, the massive online encyclopedia that covers millions of topics in articles that may be written and edited by anyone, will not be edited by anyone using a United States Congress computer — at least for the next 10 days. Congress had its IP address blocked by Wikipedia after too many edits were made from… Read more »
Howard Stern gave an anti-Israel caller a history lesson on his SiriusXM ...
Jon Stewart is not the type of guy who usually takes a lot of inspiration from Rupert Murdoch. In fact, Murdoch’s Fox News network is a prime target for the New Jersey-born comic’s relentless attacks on his mock-news broadcast The Daily Show, on Comedy Central. Comedy Central, by the way, is owned by another media… Read more »
When it comes to someone in politics being “the most powerful figure,” according to Forbes, that title belongs to Vladimir Putin. In between mini-vacations catching pike and being honored by the WWE, the Russian president has recently been in the news for his association with BRICS, signing that gay adoption in his country is illegal,… Read more »
A CNN reporter’s tweet has her in hot water and out of Gaza just as the conflict between Israel and Hamas is hitting a fever pitch. CNN reporter Diana Magnay was covering the conflict when things spiraled out of control. Here’s what led to the CNN reporter’s tweet that got her booted from the emerging… Read more »
Boston radio broadcaster Kirk Minihane has apologized for calling Fox Sports ...
The days of newspaper reporters outnumbering other types of journalists — i.e. television, radio, and online — could soon be a thing of the past if industry trends hold true, according to one study. A report posted to Careercast.com, listing the 10 most endangered jobs in the United States, included newspaper reporter as one of… Read more »
The Anthony Cumia non-apology tour landed at the late-night satirical talk ...
The recent surge in violence in the Middle East from Iraq to Israel has many on edge. CNN correspondent Ben Wedeman, who has previously served as Paris bureau chief for the cable network, was reporting in Israel last week when he was shot in the head with a rubber bullet by Israeli Defense Forces. Wedeman… Read more »
Viewers of the local Baltimore ABC affiliate got to see a rare and scary situation unfold before their eyes Friday (July 4) as the outer bands of Hurricane Arthur moved through the region. While WMAR-TV 2 meteorologist Mike Masco was delivering a weather report, the television station and Masco were both struck by lightning. That’s… Read more »
Joan Rivers’ controversial sense of humor may have landed her in hot ...
A crew member on the Longmire TV series was tragically killed in a rollover ...