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How far out on a limb for Cosby will Whoopi go?

As the evidence against Bill Cosby grows ever more damning, just how far out on a limb will Whoopi Goldberg go? Though at an earlier point her support might have been easier to understand, it’s trickier now. Has she painted herself into a corner?

At the same time, however, it’s hard to know whether each and every accuser has a legitimate story to tell, or if a few are merely jumping on a publicity bandwagon with a potential monetary windfall down the road. Read all »

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Cuomo suggests ‘deporting’ Donald Trump

Could a state governor obtain the power to “deport” one of its own residents? If there was ever one who might actually seek this additional authority, it would be New York’s Andrew Cuomo.

As a guest on yesterday’s Politics Nation, Cuomo told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton he would remove Donald Trump from the Empire State if “I believed in deportation.”

During an interview that had primarily focused on Cuomo’s executive order targeting police with a special prosecutor for officer-involved shooting case, Sharpton steered the conversation toward the Republican presidential candidate: Read all »

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O’Reilly: Trump unfairly vilified over illegal immigration

In recent weeks, it’s become fashionable to bash presidential contender Donald Trump from every conceivable angle. Liberals, moderates and conservatives have each taken turns to see who can use the strongest language.

Right-leaning columnist Charles Krauthammer, for instance, called him a “rodeo clown” just two days ago. Similar examples are found all over the Internet.

That’s why being seen as defending Trump really jumps off the page: though his poll numbers are surging, few commentators are willing to go out on a limb. During last night’s edition of the O’Reilly Factor, however, host Bill O’Reilly said that fingers were pointing the wrong way on the illegal immigration issue. 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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Heidi Harris: hey, don’t put me in an awkward position!

When I started doing radio, the hardest thing to get used to was realizing some people suddenly viewed me as a celebrity. I have never seen myself that way, and still don’t, but the fact is, if you’re on the radio or TV other people DO.

Most of my friends have known me for decades, and since I haven’t changed markets much, I’ve been able to maintain friendships with people who knew me way before radio. When you change markets it gets tougher, and every new friend you meet only knows you as “that person on the radio”. 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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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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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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