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Sunday Night Acoustic: Bruce Cockburn, 'World of Wonders'

YouTube Yes, I know the Grammy Awards were on tonight. But here's some music that isn't over-produced and isn't auto-tuned, without choreography or costumes, from an overlooked master. One guy with a guitar, singing and playing from the heart.

Jim Hoft Again: Did Gallup's CEO Really Say He Might 'Suddenly Disappear?'

Here we go again! Yes, folks, we have two articles about the Stupidest Man on the Internet today, because once again Jim Hoft is helping circulate a huge lie to the crazed right wing base. His screaming headline: Gallup CEO: I May "Suddenly Disappear" for Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate...

The Mind-Numbing Hypocrisy of the Stupidest Man on the Internet

For years, the Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, has been barking at the moon that Obama is solely responsible for high gasoline prices. Just a few examples out of dozens (possibly hundreds -- I don't have time to count them all): Gas Prices More Than Double Under Obama... State-Run...

Overnight Jam: Kwabs, 'Perfect Ruin'

Vimeo A beautifully filmed video for a moving song, for the overnight thread. Director: George Belfield Producer: Jess Wylie Exec Producers: Sally Campbell, Tim Nash & Tash Tan Prod Co: Somesuch Prod Co (Sweden): Salmonfox Producer:Show More Summary

Brian Williams Announces Hiatus From NBC Nightly News for "Several Days"

Here's the statement from Brian Williams at NBC: In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions. As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided...

Netanyahu Goes Into Damage Control Mode

Today on Israeli radio, a senior member of Likud began laying the groundwork for a possible cancellation of Prime Minister Netanyahu's controversial appearance before the United States Congress: "It appears that the speaker of Congress made a move, in which we trusted, but which it ultimately became clear was a...

Associated Press Confirms Flooding and Floating Bodies Near Brian Williams' Hotel During Katrina

Photo credit: Charles M. Herring Following up on our previous post about the now almost certainly false claim launched by wingnut stalker Chuck C. Johnson that NBC anchor Brian Williams was "lying" about seeing a dead body floating in a flooded street from his hotel room in New Orleans, the Associated...

Katrina Photos Show the Streets Around Brian Williams' Hotel Were Flooded

As if the Brian Williams story weren't already murky enough, the helicopter pilot interviewed yesterday on CNN is now questioning his memories that partly supported Williams' account. I text-messaged Krell before dawn, and asked him to call me as soon as he woke up. He replied with this text: "Good morning....

Erick Erickson Declares: Barack Obama Can't Be a Christian - He's Not a Fanatic

Wow. Here's Erick Erickson, supposedly one of the main voices of conservatism in this debased climate, passing judgment on President Obama and declaring: Barack Obama Is Not a Christian in Any Meaningful Way. And the reason Erickson gives for this judgment: Obama admitted having doubts about religion. He just isn't fanatical...

Sarah Palin Poetry Slam of the Day

Yes, it's another monumental wall of authentic wingnut gibberish, brought to you by half-governor Sarah Palin! This time I decided it makes much more sense to look at this as sort of impressionistic free verse. So imagine Sarah in a smoky hipster poetry slam, intoning these words with her usual...

Helicopter Pilot Backs Up Part of Brian Williams' Story

This is interesting; apparently the Brian Williams story may not be the clear-cut case of lying it's been made out to be: Helicopter Pilot: Actually, Yes, Brian Williams' Chopper Did Take Fire in 2003. Krell appeared to back up at least some of what Williams has said during repeated tellings...

Amazingly, Another Highly-Placed Republican Resigns After Racist Comments Surface

If you can believe this, yet another highly-placed Republican adviser has been forced to resign after a series of ugly racist comments were exposed: UPDATE: Rep. Schock's Senior Adviser Resigns Over Reports of Racist Facebook Posts. Updated: Our colleague Ed O'Keefe has confirmed that Benjamin Cole, 38, a senior adviser...

Right Wing Media Already Misleading About Obama's Prayer Breakfast Comments

Right wing media are already taking President Obama's comments at this morning's prayer breakfast out of context in order to play into the hateful attack that our President is a terrorist sympathizer who hates Christians. Hot Air accused the President of comparing Christianity to ISIS: Drudge went with the single out...

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 'We Suck at Dealing With Abuse'

Tonight we're getting news of a fascinating statement from Twitter's CEO: 'We Suck at Dealing With Abuse'. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility for his platform's chronic problems with harassment and abuse, telling employees that he is embarrassed for the company's failures and would soon be taking stronger...

NBC's Brian Williams Forgot He Wasn't Actually on a Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq

YouTube But come on, folks, give Brian Williams a break. Who among us hasn't occasionally forgotten we didn't actually storm the beach at Normandy on D-Day? NBC's Brian Williams Recants Iraq Story After Soldiers Protest. WASHINGTON -- NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter...

Is This the Stupidest Right Wing Tweet of the Day, or Just the Most Hateful?

Presented without comment. How much money do you think we'd have to raise to find some man who will admit to having had sex with Barack Obama? -- Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) February 4, 2015 (Disclaimer: Chuck C. Johnson is NOT ME.)

New Video of Obama's 2008 Autism Statement Destroys the Claim He Was "Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers"

YouTube Brandon Wall of the Chicago Sun-Times dug up the full video of that Barack Obama campaign appearance in Pennsylvania in 2008, and it's fascinating to see the complete context of his remarks about autism and vaccines -- because it makes it extremely clear that he was not saying the "science...

The Full Context of Obama's 2008 Statement on Autism Totally Debunks the "Anti-Vaxx" Claims

YouTube Brandon Wall of the Chicago Sun-Times dug up the full video of that Barack Obama campaign appearance in Pennsylvania in 2008, and it's fascinating to see the complete context of his remarks about autism and vaccines -- because it makes it extremely clear that he was not saying the "science...

Creationist Neurosurgeon Ben Carson: Measles Outbreak Caused by "Undocumented People"

You may have heard that loony right wing creationist neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson came out yesterday with a pretty strong statement in support of vaccinations. Well, that was yesterday, and yesterday's gone. Today Carson has gotten his xenophobic marching orders, and he's blaming the measles outbreak on immigrants. "These are things...

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