The Power and Sadness of a Black President's Call for Grace 

On Friday, South Carolina Senator and Rev. Clementa Pinckney was memorialized in a packed auditorium at the College Of Charleston. As his wife and two young daughters sat and suffered what must be the worst moment of their short lives, President Obama delivered Pinckney’s eulogy with fervor and deliberation. It was… » 6/27/15 3:45pm Saturday 3:45pm

Fox News Isn't Renewing Sarah Palin's Contract, Which Is Too Bad

Politico is reporting that Fox News has not renewed their contract with Governor Sarah Palin, former vice presidential candidate and, as of now, freelance pundit. That’s right. Now she could be anywhere. Check the shower. Check the closet. Does your family have a koi pond? She could be out there in hip-waders, trying… » 6/24/15 12:10pm 6/24/15 12:10pm

Fox News and Lindsey Graham Lament Hate Crime Against Christians

“If we’re not safe in our own churches, then where are we safe?” Pop quiz: Was the preceding sentence uttered by, a. One of the grieving congregants at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina? Or b. Elizabeth Hasselbeck of Fox and Friends, making the Charleston shooting into “an attack on faith” rather than a… » 6/18/15 4:50pm 6/18/15 4:50pm

Very Reasonable Politician: Abortion is Causing California's Drought

California Assembly Member Shannon Grove is generating cascades of headlines over the last couple days for her very reasonable, well thought-out, scientific point of view that her state’s crippling drought is caused by abortion. She’s been defending that view to her constituents on Facebook, which, again — great plan. » 6/12/15 11:10am 6/12/15 11:10am

Geraldo Rivera, Don Lemon & the Media's Race to the Bottom in Baltimore

Since Monday night, the media has experienced various stages of awful and surprisingly awesome reporting on Baltimore’s protests. After barely covering the unrest at all on Saturday because the White House Correspondent’s Dinner kept them busy, Monday saw the media’s worst and dimmest cover a serious social unraveling… » 4/29/15 2:00pm 4/29/15 2:00pm

Jon Stewart Is Not Impressed With Clinton's Campaign Announcement

Jon Stewart took on Hillary Clinton’s campaign announcement on Monday night’s episode of The Daily Show, and for those of us whose reaction was more “can’t wait for this Stouffer’s ad to end” than “can’t wait to see what this feminist hero will do next,” Stewart’s restrained barbs were very satisfying. » 4/14/15 11:50am 4/14/15 11:50am

UCB Black Student Union Wants Assata Shakur Hall, Fox News Is Pressed

UC Berkeley's Black Student Union want to rename a campus building after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who was framed, convicted and jailed for killing a New Jersey cop until she fled and found asylum in Cuba in the 1970s. Naturally, Fox News is confused, but mostly upset. As Fox News usually is. » 3/20/15 11:10am 3/20/15 11:10am

Fox News Saves White People at the Selma 50th Anniversary

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Selma's "Bloody Sunday" where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights activists like Rep. John Lewis marched over the town's bridge and were beaten by authorities. Fox News could've just acknowledge their sacrifices but, as The Daily Show reports, they found a way to… » 3/10/15 12:00pm 3/10/15 12:00pm