Revisionist History: Fox Reporter Hijacks Thanksgiving for Insane Rant About Socialism

You really can't make this stuff up. John Stossel, Fox News correspondent with a history of hateful rhetoric, published an insane piece yesterday saying that pilgrims in 1623 almost died because of–you guessed it–“socialism.” In a revisionist rant, he wrote that Plymouth Colony's early settlers divvied up their farm economy “along communal lines. The goal was to share the work and produce equally.

Date: Thu, 11/25/2010 - 03:26

Fox Reporter Claims CEO Roger Ailes Sought To 'Silence Me'

A Fox News reporter who has filed a federal claim of retaliation for an age and gender discrimination suit against Fox contends that CEO Roger Ailes sought to silence her in 2008 with a staff-wide e-mail urging employees not to complain.

In a declaration filed Nov. 19 in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Catherine Herridge cited an e-mail sent by Ailes on Feb. 8, 2008, to employees that hinted complaining staffers were free to work elsewhere.

The portion of the Ailes' e-mail cited in the court filing:

Date: Wed, 11/24/2010 - 11:21

Car Magazine Editor Gives Rush Limbaugh Some Good Advice: "Driving and Oxycontin Don't Mix"

Rush Limbaugh has picked a fight with Motor Trend Magazine over the chevy Volt being named 2011 Car of the Year.  He really should have stuck to terrorizing moderate Republicans, because MT's Todd Lassa is having none of it.

Date: Wed, 11/24/2010 - 08:40

4 Things Obama Can Do to Best Republicans Intent on Sabotage

It turns out there are quite a few folks who think it's plausible congressional Republicans may be tempted to keep the economy down on purpose to advance partisan goals. Greg Sargent suggests it's time to ask the next question: if that's true, what does the White House do about it?

Date: Wed, 11/24/2010 - 08:30

Young Women Ask Macy's "Where Are The Female Balloons?"

Chalk this up as Thanksgiving's most lovable (and appropriate) protest. A group of young women are asking Macy's for some more gender parity--in their Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. The girls, from the group "Hardy Girls, Healthy Women" have asked Macy's to consider adding more female characters to their inflatable repertoire, so girls can have role models to (literally) look up to.

Date: Wed, 11/24/2010 - 06:25

Woman Dies After Medicaid Program Outsourced To Private Insurers Denies Her Liver Transplant

One of the most destructive practices of private health insurance companies is the practice of denying care to customers for frivolous reasons.

Date: Wed, 11/24/2010 - 05:40

Thousands of Citizens Peacefully Line Up to Keep Hate-Mongering Westoboro Baptist Church Away From Soldier's Funeral

This Thanksgiving, we can all be thankful for the citizens of Harrisonville, Missouri, who showed up by the thousands to peacefully protect a dead soldier's family from having to see or hear several hate-spewing Westboro Baptist Church members. As they often do, the WBC was coming to the funeral to spread ridiculous rhetoric about how soldiers’ deaths are "God’s punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality."

Date: Wed, 11/24/2010 - 05:32

WATCH: On CNN, Dan Savage Criticizes CNN For Having Bigots On Air In Name of "Objectivity"

Dan Savage, invited onto CNN to speak about "It Gets Better" and the Southern Poverty Law Center, turned his deserved anger against the host network, pointing out that by inviting bigots like Tony Perkins on TV in the name of "fairness" and "balance" they give bigotry a platform--people with similarly bigoted ideas against other groups, he said "would not be invited to spew their bile on CNN.""There are no two sides to gay and lesbian rights," he said.

His appearance begins at two minutes in. 


Date: Wed, 11/24/2010 - 05:31