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Anti-Vaccination Activist Jenny McCarthy Now Anti-Trans As Well?

by David Badash ● 6:00 PM June 3, 2014
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Jenny McCarthy may be best-known as being an anti-vaccination activist who may have helped contribute to America’s worst measles outbreak in two decades. But that’s not McCarthy’s only claim to fame.

News

Michael Sam’s Kiss Inspires ‘The Great Facebook Kiss-In’ (Photos)

by David Badash ● 4:00 PM May 14, 2014
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If there was just one thing Michael Sam’s now-iconic kiss on Saturday made clear it’s that there are way too many people uncomfortable with seeing same-sex couples kissing.

News

Dan Savage Wants You To Ask 67 Louisiana Lawmakers ‘Have You Ever Given Or Received A Blow Job?’

by David Badash ● 12:15 PM April 16, 2014
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Dan Savage isn’t happy that 67 anti-gay lawmakers voted to keep Louisiana’s anti-sodomy laws on the books, and he’d like you to do something about it.

News

Watch: Stephen Colbert Addresses #CancelColbert Twitter Attack In Epic Response

by David Badash ● 8:51 AM April 1, 2014
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In an epic opening and response segment last night, comedian Stephen Colbert addressed this weekend’s social media storm in which Twitter activists demanded his network #CancelColbert.

Celebrities

Watch: Obama Goes On Ellen, Talks ‘Selfie,’ Admits ‘Not Much Dancing In The Situation Room’

by David Badash ● 9:22 AM March 20, 2014
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President Obama admits to Ellen that his job is pretty boring, and laments, “there is not much dancing in the situation room.”

News

Republican Minnesota Lawmaker Not Apologizing For Seemingly Racist Tweet

by David Badash ● 8:29 AM March 10, 2014
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A Minnesota Republican lawmaker who used to work for former governor Tim Pawlenty last night posted what many are calling a racist tweet.

Celebrities

Grammy Winner And Gay Anthem Rapper Macklemore Accused Of Tweeting Homophobia

by David Badash ● 4:50 PM January 27, 2014
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There are times when you just want to bang your head against the wall over other people’s willful stupidity and the ease in which they will drop support for someone trying to help them.

News

Update: Did The Head Of PR For Match.com Just Say You Can’t Get AIDS If You’re White?

by David Badash ● 2:22 PM December 20, 2013
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There really are no good excuses for any of these tweets if indeed Justine Sacco, the head of Public Relations for Barry Diller’s giant conglomerate known as IAC, actually sent them.

News

In The Middle Of Today’s ‘Active Shooting’ At A Colorado High School, The NRA Tweets This

by David Badash ● 5:12 PM December 13, 2013
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Has the NRA just lost all moral compunction?
This afternoon, as a Colorado high school student was unloading his gun into at least two other students, the NRA offered this Holiday tweet.

Civil Rights

Look: Nancy Pelosi And Kathy Griffin In Shared Tweet Supporting LGBT Rights

by David Badash ● 9:11 PM November 5, 2013
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Tonight, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took a moment for — and a photo with — Kathy Griffin and tweeted support for LGBT civil rights.

News

Twitter: We’re Going Public

by David Badash ● 6:03 PM September 12, 2013
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Social media darling Twitter has just announced it’s going public. The company, founded in March, 2006, has an estimated 200 million active users, and is expected to post annual revenue of $1 billion next year.

Bigotry Watch

Popular MSNBC Contributor Target Of Racist’s Death Threat

by David Badash ● 12:01 PM August 5, 2013
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Goldie Taylor has become the victim of a racist’s death threat and repeated attacks from the lone Twitter user who goes by the name of Americanist or True Americanist, under the Twitter handle of @breakobama.

culture

On Our Radar – Tuesday Cain – A Pro-Choice 14-Year-Old Takes On The Right Wing

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:40 AM July 28, 2013
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When did it become acceptable to attack children? Tuesday Cain is the latest in a growing list of kids targeted by the right wing. Today, her grace under pressure is On Our Radar.

News

Tweet Of The Day: Ricky Martin vs. Steve King

by David Badash ● 11:06 AM July 24, 2013
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Ricky Martin, the 41-year old singer, songwriter, actor, pop star, tweeted about U.S. Congressman Steve King, “Dear sons: Don’t worry. Not every American is/thinks like Steve King. #Racism”