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Networks Are Obligated to Preempt Your TV Shows During a Tornado

The yearly ritual of the whiny television viewer is in full swing as severe weather season roars with a vengeance. When tornadoes touch down, local news stations have to preempt programming to warn people so they don’t die, but that interferes with Very Important Programs like Days or football. Show More Summary

A Closer Look at Game of Thrones Season Five, Episode Five

Where are Tyrion and Jorah, and who attacked him? Who is that guy Daenerys is marrying? And what the fuck is going on with Theon, again? Read more...

Ex-CBS Staffers: Bill O'Reilly's War Stories Are a Bunch of Malarkey

Disgraceful—though not yet disgraced—Fox News loudmouth Bill O'Reilly's reputation-burnishing lies have taken another hit as CBS journalists who were in Buenos Aires with him contradict his description of events there, CNN reports. Read more...

Is MSNBC Abandoning Its Liberal Slant?

Yesterday, MSNBC announced the cancellation of Ronan Farrow Daily and The Reid Report, both of which had consistently posted low ratings in their respective daytime slots. The news marked yet another low point in the liberal cable channel’s failed attempts to raise ratings. Show More Summary

Report: Bill O'Reilly Has Been Telling Lies About War Exploits, Too

"When hard news people deceive their viewers and readers to advance a political agenda, that's when the nation gets hurt," Fox News Sith lord Bill O'Reilly complained last week, after Brian Williams' high-profile face-plant . But a new report suggests O'Reilly's been similarly flogging a bogus story of military bravado for years. Read more...

I Can't Stop Watching These Bizarro-World TV Show Opening Credits

I've got Friends, you've got Friends/Let's put our Friends together/All those friends in one bed/Makin' love forever/Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey/Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey/Chandler, Chandler, Chandler (Ross)/Chandler, Chandler, Chandler (Ross) Read more...

10 Flashbacks That Totally Changed Our Favorite Stories

A great story has lots of layers, and a rich backstory. When you only see part of the picture, you might reach a snap judgment about what's going on — but then you see events from years ago, that make you rethink everything. Here are 10 flashbacks that turn your understanding of a story upside-down. Read more...

Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a vacation. Read more...

Media Quack Calls Meteorologist "Pornographer" for Reporting the Weather

Avid news watcher and "consultant" Andrew Tyndall called ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee a "pornographer" on Friday because she spends all her time on television talking about the weather instead of using her weather segment to talk about climate change. What nerve she has for doing her job! Read more...

CNN Was the Human Centipede of Journalism Last Night

Last night, CNN attempted to cover the contentious events in Ferguson, Mo., including the announcement that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing a black teenager named Michael Brown and the heated protests which followed. What the most trusted brand in American journalism ended up covering, however, was themselves. Read more...

10 Dystopias That Are More Relevant Than Ever Before

Dystopias rule our imaginations today — just ask Katniss Everdeen. But the dystopias that speak most powerfully to our world weren't necessarily created in the past decade. Here are 10 great dystopias that are more relevant to the real world than when they were first created. Read more...

19 Funniest Nude Scenes In Science Fiction And Fantasy [Work-Safe!]

Some heroes bare their souls in the midst of their epic adventures. And some heroes just bare, well, everything. Science fiction and fantasy is full of hilariously weird moments of naked truth — and here are the 19 funniest nude scenes of all time. It's work-safe! Read more...

The Weather Channel's Winter Storm Names Are a Cheap Advertising Ploy

No credible agency in the United States names winter storms. That being said, The Weather Channel sent out a press release this morning announcing this year's list of winter storm names. The project continues the network's incredibly clever viewer-run advertising campaign. Read more...

The 10 Most Expensive Flops In Television History

Every time a TV show gets greenlit, it's a huge gamble. Networks stake millions of dollars on risky ideas, that need to bring back audiences week after week. Sometimes it pays off — Lost and Game of Thrones cost a lot of money — but sometimes it doesn't. Here are the 10 most expensive failed TV shows of all time. Read more...

Reality TV Stories: "Who in Here Is a Jew?"

The rumbles of workplace discontent among reality television workers are not stopping. Some hopeful signs are emerging. But shitty conditions in the industry persist. Let's hear more! Read more...

Washington Post Says Homeland Is the Most Racist Show on TV

Not to be a killjoy, but nobody really imagined Homeland, a show about Muslims doing evil terrorism things in the United States, would be racially and culturally forward-looking. A new rant says it's the most racist thing on TV. But I bet we can do worse. Read more...

Here's Your 2014 Emmy Awards Open Thread

It's Emmy's time, on a Monday night in August. Why? Because NBC makes too much money airing football on Sundays in the fall to accommodate your needs. No matter! We're here, updating throughout the night with the ceremony's winners. Join us in the comments to air your grievances, cheer on your favorites, and make (good) jokes. Show More Summary

Rikers Inmates Riot After Early Bedtime Makes Them Miss Their Shows

Inmates made good on their promise from earlier this month (when Rikers instituted a new, earlier bedtime) and rioted Monday night in response to the prison's interference with the most sacred of bonds: the one we share with television. Show More Summary

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