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Brian Maloney is Editor-in-Chief of Media Equalizer. A longtime radio host and political analyst, Brian founded the Radio Equalizer website in 2004. He's been a frequent guest on cable talk channels including Fox News Channel, CNN, the former CourtTV and local television affiliates. Contact: radioeq at gmail.com

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Does this ‘stunning’ NK airport really put ours ‘to shame’?

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, it’s important to note that while we may be great, we’re no North Korea!

That’s the odd message promoted by Business Insider, the New York-based online publication run by Henry Blodget. In a piece seemingly approved by the Dear Leader himself, writer Benjamin Zhang seemed to lift talking points straight from the Hermit Kingdon’s state-run news agency, staged photos and all. Read all »

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Thousands demand George Takei apologize for racist rant

*** UPDATE: Takei apologizes ***

After a seemingly-racist rant targeting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, George Takei is facing increasing pressure to apologize today.

The flap began Tuesday evening after an interview with the Star Trek actor aired on a Fox affiliate in Phoenix. In it, Takei called Thomas “a clown in blackface” and “a disgrace to America”.

Here’s the original segment, with the slur edited out: Read all »

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Angry fans demand ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ return to television

*** 1:30pm UPDATE: ‘Dukes’ fans completely take over TVLand’s Facebook page, posting thousands of comments in support of show’s return ***

Upset over its abrupt cancellation, “Dukes of Hazzard” fans are demanding the corporate parent of TVLand immediately restore the iconic program to its daily schedule.

Supporters of the show have been flocking to the “Stop Banning Dukes of Hazzard” Change.org petition, with signatures increasing at a rate of thousands per hour. In just an hour of monitoring its progress, the Media Equalizer watched its total number rise from 25,000 to 33,000, already close to reaching its stated goal of 35,000. (July 03 update: total 100,000) Read all »

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Greta demands Hillary remove ‘dishonest’ ad featuring her

An ad unveiled today by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is being denounced by Greta Van Susteren, who says it selectively edited her interview with Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to make it appear the Benghazi investigation is politically motivated.

Via her website, the Fox News Channel host has demanded the Clinton campaign remove her 81-second “Briefing” spot, also providing a transcript of the original program to prove Gowdy was not actually backing the Democratic presidential primary candidate’s claims. Read all »

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Limbaugh: would a Rush Revere Civil War book face immediate ban?

With the Confederate flag now banned in virtually any context, is it possible to write about the Civil War without facing an immediate ban on sales?

As he considers the future of his popular series of children’s books, Rush Limbaugh yesterday pondered whether key historical events could even be covered without censorship from Amazon, Walmart and other corporations who now have policies against depictions of the Stars and Bars. Read all »

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Now, it’s Columbus under attack

Apparently, it’s no longer enough to merely deface Confederate monuments, as the feeding frenzy moves on to the next target.

In Boston, it’s Columbus now under attack, where a statue in the city’s traditionally-Italian North End was defaced Monday evening. According to local television reports, it was covered in red paint, with “black lives matter” spray-painted on its base. Read all »

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Why is Obama giving away a trip to Hawaii?

As markets began to crash here and around the world, Greek store shelves went empty, banks closed and Puerto Rico announced it would effectively walk away from repaying $72 billion in debt, hitting many American retirement accounts hard, it might seem like an odd time for Barack Obama’s Twitter account to promote a free trip to Hawaii contest.

And why exactly is the president involved with a giveaway promotion, anyway?

Yet that’s exactly what @BarackObama was doing this afternoon, talking up the Aloha State’s “progressive” change and inviting those interested to enter the contest / fundraising mailing list-builder to provide their personal information. Read all »

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Trump dumped by NBC: the battle begins

Trump-bashers everywhere are gloating over news NBC is parting ways with The Donald, but is this all that surprising?

Though the network cites his recent comments on “immigrants” as reason to sever ties, the presidential run alone would have been enough to justify ending its business relationship. Associating in such a way with a declared candidate creates a conflict of interest for any media outlet, especially a national news network.

So why add the ideological angle, is this just another move to pander to political correctness? Will it result in a backlash? Read all »

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Walmart bakes ISIS cake after refusing Confederate request

Ignorance, or corporate policy run amok?

After enacting a complete ban on Confederate-themed merchandise, Walmart apparently has no problem with the flag of ISIS, the Islamic terror state that regularly beheads innocent people.

When Chuck Netzhammer of Slidell, Louisiana found his request for a Confederate-themed cake denied by the mega-chain, he returned to his local store with the ISIS image, which they happily created for him.

Netzhammer has documentation and receipts as evidence of the sequence of events and the company is feigning ignorance, claiming local bakery workers weren’t familiar with the flag. He made this clip to show the cake:

Walmart has since apologized.

Remember, folks: Dukes of Hazzard bad, jihad good!

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Fox’s Charlie Gasparino attacked by NASDAQ as ‘hater’ for questioning gay marriage tweet

A Fox Business Channel reporter who questioned a stock exchange’s political activism was labeled a “hater” in a tweet from its official Twitter account yesterday that also featured an image of a skunk.

Though he personally supports gay marriage, longtime senior correspondent and author Charles Gasparino asked NASDAQ why it had become so seemingly political in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of it. The exchange’s official Twitter account had posted several messages in support of the decision in addition to a Vine clip showing a rainbow flag above the electronic NASDAQ logo on Times Square.

Later, NASDAQ deleted nearly all of its tweets referencing Gasparino, who regularly covers its corporate developments as part of his duties. But the Media Equalizer was able to obtain a screenshot showing the skunk. Read all »

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