I have some good news for all of you, and it’s not that today is Friday (which it is, and which is technically good news). No, the good news I have to share this lovely day is so much better than the mere fact that the weekend is upon us.
Last week, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry boycotted her own MSNBC show because, she wrote in an open letter to her staff, she was tired of being sidelined. Her rift with the channel reached a breaking point in January over Beyoncé’s “Formation” video, which Harris-Perry had to fight to cover, and on Sunday MSNBC confirmed…
Doing your best to stay up with current events can often feel like drowning in a torrent of never ending bad news. With information coming at you in every direction, it’s easy to get burned out. Compassion and solidarity are important, but being an informed citizen doesn’t mean you always have to go down with the ship.
On Thursday, MSNBC’s Kacie Hunt was attempting to talk about Donald Trump Elections Serious News when a happy man in a polo shirt interrupted her.
On Monday night, a 30-year-old woman named Faigy Mayer jumped 20 stories to her death from the rooftop bar at 230 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District, reports the New York Post. The bar’s ledge is only four feet tall; Mayer jumped at 7:30 p.m.
Four years after she was acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee, Page Six is reporting that Casey Anthony is in talks with NBC for a potential interview. Someone once jokingly offered Anthony $10,000 not to write or say anything about her case. It’s safe to say that any news network who does manage to…
Good news: Women now make up over two-thirds of journalism majors. Bad news: Regardless of their degree and passion for the field, women are credited with less than 40 percent of bylines and anchor jobs. Why are all the jobs going to men?
The moment Anita Ekberg took a dip in the Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, she became a film icon.
Oregon became the fifth state to expand its Medicaid coverage to include the often staggering costs of transgender medical bills. It joins California, Massachusetts, Vermont and the District of Columbia, all of whom already offer coverage for gender dysphoria. Oregon's expanded coverage includes reassignment surgery,…
The New York Times reports that an explosion today in northern Nigeria was the result of a suicide bombing carried out by a girl of around 10 years old. The girl, who is still unidentified, had the explosives hidden underneath her veil when she walked in to a busy market in Maiduguri, a Boko Haram stronghold. The…
It's that time of the year again, when some wonderful human being (YouTube user NewsBeFunny) compiles the best and most awkward bloopers on news this year. And man, are they cringe-worthy.
Your afternoon traffic update is always filled with a lot of hot naked guys, right?
Half a million assholes flooded the streets of Paris and Bordeaux this weekend in protest of scientific reproductive assistance for gay families who wish to have children.
ABC is now the network of such venerable news names as Bob Woodruff, Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings, Diane Sawyer, and... Tim Tebow. Yes. Tim Motherfucking Tebow.
According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords associated with Gmail accounts have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here's what you should know.
Veteran newswoman Diane Sawyer delivered her final broadcast from the anchor desk at ABC news on Wednesday night.
If you're tired of having to explain over and over to clueless relatives things like "no, President Obama didn't really run over Jimmy Carter last night, that's a piece from The Onion. It's a satire site," there's hope. Facebook is reportedly testing a "satire" button to clarify what's real and fake news.
People with an internet connection and a digital camera are doing their part to end the age old conflict between Israel and Palestine by posting selfies alongside plates of hummus. Why didn't we think of this sooner?
ABC has announced that World News's Diane Sawyer will be stepping down from her role as anchor in order to pursue other roles with the network. Replacing her will be Good Morning America cohost George Stephanopoulos for breaking stories and David Muir for day-to-day anchoring duties, thus returning network nightly…
How's this for a Downworthy headline? Earlier this week, the conservative Heritage Foundation sponsored a panel discussion on #Benghazi and a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf asked the panelists a question. What happened next will truly fulfill every negative conservative stereotype you can imagine.