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Conservative Crybabies Trending on Facebook: The Right Keeps Getting Away With Its Big 'Media Bias' Lie
Posted on: May 19, 2016, Source: Salon
Facebook has a bias against propaganda. The right thinks its propaganda is news—and its lies are facts.
Hillary Will Never Survive the Trump Onslaught: It's Not Fair, but It Makes Her a Weak Nominee
Posted on: Mar 15, 2016, Source: Salon
Clinton backers who tout their "realism" need to get real about how she'll handle the shitstorm coming from Trump
Please Give Samantha Bee 'The Daily Show': They Squandered Jon Stewart's Legacy by Giving the Show to the Wrong Host
Posted on: Mar 1, 2016, Source: Salon
"The Daily Show" could have chosen Samantha Bee to replace Jon Stewart. They chose Trevor Noah instead. Oops.
The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Is Still Real—And the Media Is Really Stupid
Posted on: Mar 9, 2015, Source: Salon
Fake scandals consume the news cycle, while the real scandals go uncovered and unremarked.
Americans Are Safer Than Anyone In History -- Has That Made Us Cowards?
Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: Salon
The author of a new book on cowardice says that it is important to face your own sense of duty and your fears.
'Atlas Shrugged III': Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck in a Bizarre Ayn Rand Fever Dream
Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: Salon
"Who Is John Galt?" is a lurid pageant of right-wing propaganda—and proof of Rand's weirdly enduring influence.
Why John Oliver's HBO Show Is Such a Huge Hit
Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: Salon
Viewers are finding in the "Last Week Tonight" host a figure more interested in making sense of the world than in making them laugh.
How John Oliver Torpedoed the Reassuring Tropes of Fake News
Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: Salon
The "Last Week Tonight" host isn't interested in offering a balm for tough times. He wants you to pay attention.
The Joke's on You: Are Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Lulling Americans Into Submission?
Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: The Baffler
Over the past decade, political humor has proliferated not as a daring form of social commentary, but a reliable profit source.
The Top 10 Political Sex Scandals of All Time
Posted on: Apr 6, 2008, Source: Nerve.com
From Warren G. Harding to Eliot Spitzer, American politicians sure know how to have a good time.
A History of (Pro-Life) Violence
Posted on: Nov 30, 2005, Source: Nerve.com
Not all anti-abortionists kill people. But all share a histrionic view of themselves as heroic rescuers aligned against Godless fornicators.
'Lolita' Hits Fifty
Posted on: Sep 20, 2005, Source: Nerve.com
To be overrun by feeling, yet able to marshal words with such precision -- this was Nabokov's knack. That he did so on behalf of a pervert makes the achievement that much greater.
How To Go On A Nationwide Book Tour And Not Get Laid
Posted on: Aug 29, 2002, Source: Boston Phoenix
The author of the sexed up "My Life in Heavy Metal" recounts his infamously sexless promotional tour.
Sex Aid: Porn to Save the Third World
Posted on: Jul 21, 2002, Source: Nerve.com
Phil Harvey built a porn empire to save the Third World.
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