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Sep 19 14:26

Nobody Even Noticed

Sep 16 21:44

Fred to Take Wheel of Ship of State: Will Implement Thoughtful and Reasonable Measures

Fred on everything will save us!

I have no choice. I must don the mantle of greatness and take the reins of the country. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I will run for the office of dictator, or President in American parlance.

If Lindsey Graham complains that we need to kill more puzzled goatherds, I will have him inserted into the oil well on top of the Republicans and pseudo-Cubans, with Oprah tamped down on top as a sort of cork. There is nothing in Afghanistan that Americans need or want, except opium products, and private enterprise now provides these in abundance. Check the nearest street corner, or ask your kids.

Sep 16 17:11

You Don’t Really ‘Own’ That Movie You Bought, But Pirates…

In this day and age ownership of digital media is often an illusion. When you buy a book or movie there are severe restrictions on what you can do with these files. In some cases, purchased content can simply disappear overnight. These limitations keep copyright holders in control, but they breed pirates at the same time.

Sep 16 07:15

Michael Moore overheard saying President Trump wrote anonymous NYT op-ed

Left-wing activist and filmmaker Michael Moore was overheard at a red carpet event last Thursday telling someone that either President Donald Trump or one of his people wrote the anonymous NYT op-ed as a distraction buying the Trump time as he ‘dismantles our democracy,’ as reported by Showbiz411.com.

Sep 14 09:40

END OF THE LINE Michael Moore’s crazy theory that Donald Trump will be the LAST president of the United States

FILMMAKER Michael Moore has reiterated his claims that Donald Trump will be the LAST president of the United States.

The controversial documentary maker first made the bizarre theory in the trailer for his new film Fahrenheit 11/9 last month.

Sep 13 12:08

Iran WARNING: US tells airlines not to fly through airspace as WW3 fears rise

The advisory also warns military activities linked to the bloody conflict in Syria have been ramped across Iran's airspace.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington are running high following Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pull out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal re-introduce economic sanctions last month.

Flight Service Bureau, which provides safety information on airspace to airlines, said "without seeming alarmist", the deteriorating relationship between the US and Iran must be taken into account when planning flights in Iran's airspace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is getting just about as serious as is a heart attack: I find myself very alarmed at these developments.

Sep 13 11:09

Major New Movie 'Active Measures' Brings Rabid Anti-Russianism to the Silver Screen

If you believed Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons, this movie is for you. If you're an ideologue on an anti-Russian bender, you'll find this movie intoxicatingly pleasant. But if you want a real dose of reality about the troubling Trump-Russia scandal "Active Measures" has nothing for you except an object lesson in how mass deception is done.

"The President is a puppet of Vladimir Putin!" That sums up the revelations of the blockbuster movie "Active Measures." It recently debuted at theaters in New York and Los Angeles.

Sep 12 15:13

You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

Remember when you decided to buy, rather than rent, that movie online? We have some bad news for you – you didn't.

Biologist Anders Gonçalves da Silva was surprised this week to find three movies he had purchased through iTunes simply disappeared one day from his library. So he contacted Apple to find out what had happened.

And Apple told him it no longer had the license rights for those movies so they had been removed. To which he of course responded: Ah, but I didn't rent them, I actually bought them through your "buy" option.

At which point da Silva learnt a valuable lesson about the realities of digital purchases and modern licensing rules: While he had bought the movies, what he had actually paid for was the ability to download the movie to his hard drive.

Sep 11 18:58

Trump: 'Israel Did 9/11' Protester "Is a Trump Guy"

On 12/21/15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, President Trump said that I was "Very Committed," "A Trump Guy," "Got a lot of energy", And That "I'm On His Side," after I interrupted his speech from the front row, shouting that "Israel did 9/11!" and that it was Israelis, not Muslims, who were cheering and arrested in New Jersey on 9/11. Since Trump had insulted every single one of the other protesters there who interrupted his speech that night, but he complimented me and said I could stay, I thought that was VERY interesting. Someone on YouTube made this combo with clips of my video and the TV coverage of Trump's very positive response to me. :-)

Sep 09 07:50

The Strange Death of Comedy

Sep 08 09:33

Feds investigating Weinstein’s alleged ties to Black Cube spy firm

The US Attorney’s Office in New York is looking into Harvey Weinstein‘s relationship with the private spy firm Black Cube to determine whether the disgraced producer broke federal law in his efforts to stifle sexual harassment allegations against him.

Weinstein’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said in a statement on Thursday that his office had met with prosecutors in an effort to convince them that the arrangement was aboveboard. Brafman argued that Weinstein was compelled to defend himself given the “reckless disregard for the truth” displayed by some of his accusers, in an apparent reference to Asia Argento.

Sep 06 10:22

Cher: Our Lives Will Never Be the Same If ‘F*cking Train Wreck’ Kavanaugh Confirmed

Pop superstar Cher has claimed that people’s lives “will never be the same” if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the United States Supreme Court.

In her latest string of all-caps tweets filled with emojis, the Mamma Mia! star claimed that Kavanaugh’s confirmation would lead to the repression of LGBT people, an overturn of Roe vs Wade, people of color losing the right to vote, and a situation where Trump would have immunity from criminal prosecution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

People of color losing the right to vote? Is she talking about the illegal immigrants the Democrats are depending on to win in November?

Sep 06 08:46

EU ENTERS “FINAL STAGE” OF CRAFTING BILL FORCING BIG TECH CENSORSHIP

The European Union is in the final stages of crafting legislation that will force big tech and internet companies to censor “extremist” content and cooperate with law enforcement, Reuters reports.

The bill is expected to be released by the end of the month and will absolutely require companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter to swiftly remove any content considered terroristic from their platforms.

In March, the European Commission told such companies that they had three months to show they were removing “extremist” content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so.

EU recommendations were sent out at the time regarding the speedy removal of all content including terrorist content, incitement to hatred and violence, child sexual abuse material, counterfeit products, and copyright infringement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What concerns me, in this draconian move, is the proclivity for going after sites (like this one) which are fact centric, even though those facts may not be to the EU's liking.

Sep 05 08:08

There's no place like home! Ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz have been found 13 YEARS after they were stolen from a Minnesota museum

After being missing for 13 years in a case full of as many twists and turns as the movie itself, the classic pair of ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz are finally coming home.

Judy Garland's famous shoes - which were insured for $1million - were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in August 2005.

But on Tuesday the FBI revealed that the stolen slippers have finally been recovered. No suspects have been immediately announced.

It is a Hollywood happy ending for a scandal that one private investigator who worked on the case claimed had more conspiracy theories than Area 51.

Sep 03 08:22

ANOTHER RACIST MOVING TO ISRAEL

Fresh off racism controversy, the comedian says she will move to Israel for a few months in order to study with a Rabbi.

Sep 03 07:17

Roseanne Barr Says She’s Leaving for Israel When The Conners Premieres

While you might personally still be up in the air about your interest in the upcoming Roseanne spin-off, Roseanne Barr knows where she’ll be when The Conners drops on October 16: sunny Israel. In the latest episode of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast, the actress outlined her plan to get the hell out of dodge when the new show arrives. “I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there, and that’s where I’m going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers,” Barr explains. “I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go … and study with any rabbi that I can ask to teach me, and it’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”

Sep 02 17:21

Hollywood Studios Flag Their IMDb Listings as “Pirate” Links

A rather persistent bug in the takedown code of a major reporting agency has caused an embarrassing situation for several Hollywood studios. For quite some time now, companies including Sony Pictures Television and Columbia Pictures have been inadvertently asking Google to remove the IMDb listings of their own work.

Aug 30 09:38

What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Darkest Hour

Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour is a piece of historical fiction that undertakes a serious historical task: to present Winston Churchill and the British people’s choice to stand up to Hitler as just that … a choice. In hindsight, after eventual victory, the decision to fight against the Germans can appear a foregone conclusion. Since we all like to imagine that we personally would never fold to the Nazis, it can be hard to understand that reasonable people, most of whom had no love for Hitler, seriously considered a truce in spring 1940, during the days depicted in the film. To their eyes, fighting on after the approaching fall of France would only delay the inevitable at the cost of mass civilian slaughter. Better to come to terms now while they still had the leverage of an army and aircraft factories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire and I watched this film last night, and it is an excellent film. Gary Oldman did a fantastic job. However, we did wonder if certain portions of the film were historically accurate, especially the subway train ride.

Aug 28 07:00

Kevin Smith Lost 51 Pounds in 6 Months Following a Serious Heart Attack by Making These Changes

6 months ago, Kevin smith was admitted in the hospital recovering from a serious heart attack that nearly killed him.Now he is 51 pounds lighter and determined to never experience a potentially deadly health emergency again.

Aug 26 09:56

Kathy Griffin Rips Trump’s McCain Tribute: ‘Take His Name Out Your Mouth You Piece of Sh*t’

“Take his name out of your mouth you piece of sh*t. You maligned his military service while you did everything to avoid serving. You attacked him repeatedly while you knew he was dying. And you cozied up to Putin while he did everything he could to oppose him. Fuck You,” Kathy Griffin tweeted.

Aug 24 07:10

Facebook censors prominent conservatives: Report

Posts made by prominent conservatives have been temporarily censored by Facebook and have been marked as ‘spam,’ a new report indicates.

Aug 23 12:38

A Dark Journey Into “The Minds of Men” — Film Review

By Activist Post

From the opening of Truthstream Media’s first full-length documentary THE MINDS OF MEN, the general aesthetic — from the narration to the black-and-white appearance to the bizarre imagery — is properly reminiscent of an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Featuring original music and character voicing by Melissa and Aaron Dykes, viewers will learn about the people behind mind-control programs designed and implemented by the military, universities, foundations, elite societies, science and government institutions. THE MINDS OF MEN weaves archival video footage, news clippings, primary research papers, interviews, and analysis into a stunning trove of conclusions about what humanity faces...

Aug 23 10:02

Palestinians say no to Lana Del Rey’s “token gesture”

Campaigners are slamming Lana Del Rey for making a “token gesture” toward Palestinians even as she acknowledges the increasing pressure she is facing to cancel a gig in Israel next month.

Despite the calls from fans and fellow artists not to go ahead with her appearance at the Meteor Festival, the American pop singer insisted in a post on Instagram Tuesday that “We will be still playing our show in Israel.”

But in a sign she is feeling the heat, Del Rey added: “That being said, I understand the concern towards showing support to the Palestinians too.”

“So I just wanted to let you know when I’m in Israel I will be visiting Palestine too and I look forward to meeting both Palestinian and Israeli children and playing music for everyone. I want peace for both Israel and Palestine.”

Aug 19 20:32

Kevin Spacey's Billionaire Boys Club rakes in a record-breakingly abysmal $126 at the box office on opening night

Kevin Spacey's new movie Billionaire Boys Club raked in a shockingly low $126 at the box office on its opening night.

The indie film marked the disgraced former House of Cards lead's return to the screen after being accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen men.

Despite the impressive cast that featured Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton in starring roles and other leads Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson and Billie Lourd, the movie has tanked after a quiet opening in 10 cities on Friday.

Bringing in an average of $12.60 per location - less than two tickets given the average price of $9.27 - and just $126 total, the crime-drama is by far Spacey's lowest grossing film to date.

Aug 19 14:14

Kevin Spacey film bombs at box office, does $126 opening day

The new Kevin Spacey film Billionaires Boys Club pulled in a whopping $126 on the film’s opening day falling short of anticipated ticket sales after the once popular Hollywood actor’s name was tarnished with allegations of sexual misconduct.

Aug 18 10:12

Doing It Wrong: Steve Martin And Martin Short Think It’s Best Not To Insult Half Their Audience With Trump Jokes

Following my Steve Martin-theme article about Australia (please see here) comes a piece about the actual Lonely Guy. In an interview with Indiewire published Wednesday, The Jerk and his co-star Martin Short explain why they don’t makes jokes about the President in their two-man live show.

You may have caught, by the way, the pair’s Netflix special, An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. It’s great to see Steve back on the stage, and Short is no slouch himself. They ham it up at one another’s expense — Short tells his white-haired, pasty partner, “You look like a page in a coloring book that hasn’t been colored yet.” One of Steve’s jabs: “I think of you as a renaissance man, and not just because you carry smallpox.”

Personally, I think they should be billed as Steve Martin Short.

In explaining the effectiveness of clowning one another, Steve waxes, “It’s like what families do.”

What about the family of America?

The duo has a no-go policy on Trump attacks:

Aug 16 11:07

Parent group calls for Netflix to pull 'Desire,' calling it 'child porn'

The film depicts a 9-year-old girl masturbating and accidentally experiencing an orgasm while watching a John Ford cowboy film with another young girl, according to Deadline and IndieWire. The movie scene shows the girl bouncing up and down in slow motion on a pillow as if on a horse and close-ups of the girl's face.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Alex Jones get banned!

Aug 16 10:13

JUDGE RULES SEX TRAFFICKING LAWSUIT AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN CAN PROCEED

A Manhattan federal judge ruled Tuesday that a sex trafficking lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein can move forward after the disgraced movie mogul tried to get it thrown out.

British actress Kadian Noble has alleged that the movie producer assaulted her and, in her lawsuit filed in November, claimed that he violated federal sex trafficking laws when he promised her a film role if she went to his hotel room in Cannes, France, in 2014, according to Page Six.

“Plaintiff has plausibly alleged that Harvey Weinstein, knowingly and in interstate commerce, enticed and or recruited her knowing that means of force, fraud, or a combination of the two, would be employed to cause her to engage in a commercial sex act,” U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet said, according to Deadline.

Aug 14 09:31

Jimmy Buffett Endorses Open Borders Democrat in Florida Governor Race

Rocker Jimmy Buffett is leaving sleepy Margaritaville and jumping into politics, endorsing Democrat Gwen Graham in the Florida Governor’s race.
In his endorsement, Buffett says Graham has a “heart for people” as well as a “passion for the Sunshine State,” according to The Hill.
The “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer also insisted Graham will “protect” the environment, spend more money on schools, and shore up Obamacare.

“It’s been too long since we have had a Governor for all the people. For that reason, I am supporting my friend, Democrat Gwen Graham, for governor and I encourage ya’ll to do the same,” the 71-year-old singer exclaimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Buffet is only thinking of his increase in record sales, (as his career is in the toilet). Financial benefit / increased record sales. ???? His career buried in a Time Capsule YEARS AGO. Desperate to be in the "Lime Light" again. Jimmy, get in line with Donny and Marie Osmond. "Has Been"s," who still BELIEVE they are important people. Not reality based. Stuck in their own time warp bubble.

Aug 13 08:59

FLASHBACK - In Joint BBC/Netflix production "Troy: Fall of a City," Achilles - described by Homer as having blond hair - will be played by an African

Oh, Zeus will be played by a black actor in the series as well...

There's an agenda folks: deconstruct white mythic heroes to nothing more than Africans.

Searching "whitewashing in film" brings back 3.75 million hits (casting white actors in non-white roles). It's a universally derided and lambasted practice.

Casting black actors in white roles?

Worthy of praise and incessant admiration.

Progress.

Aug 13 08:56

FLASHBACK - The Multiracial Remake of "A Christmas Story" (Complete with a Black Santa Claus) Bombs

The diverse A Christmas Story Live completely bombed, delivering terrible ratings, and absolutely bombing with viewers. In fact, it has lower audience score on RottenTomatoes.com than the universally derided A Christmas Story 2, a direct-to-dvd movie made in 2012.

Moral of the story?

Diverse remakes of beloved Christmas stories don't go over well in a country where large segments of the population now realize the America nostalgically depicted in A Christmas Story is far, far superior to the country we find ourselves strangers in today.

It should also be remembered the director of the original A Christmas Story, Bob Clark, was killed by an illegal alien in 2007.

Aug 10 08:55

"F*ck Hope": Michael Moore Slams Obama's Mantra As "Lazy Way Out"

Moore told the Huffington Post that "Hope is passive. Hope gives you permission to let someone else do the work. Hope leads people to believe that tax returns, or a pee tape, or the FBI or an adult film star will save the country. Hope, and the passivity that comes with it, is what helped get us here to begin with. It’s the lazy way out."

“We don’t need hope. We need action,” exclaimed Moore.

In case that was too subtle, Moore clarified:

Fuck hope. Seriously, fuck hope. Fuck despair, too. But fuck hope.

Moore tells the Post that Donald Trump is an "evil genius" who "has no intention of leaving the White House."

Aug 10 05:27

Kanye West defends his support for Trump

During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday night, Kanye West defended his decision to support Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, and said he would not be “bullied” by those on the left.

Aug 09 10:30

Kim Dotcom: “Hollywood has always been a propaganda & recruitment tool for the Pentagon.”

“I strongly recommend that you watch ‘The Vietnam War’ on Netflix and remember every heroic war movie Hollywood has thrown at you
Hollywood has always been a propaganda & recruitment tool for the Pentagon. The dirty US media and Hollywood have been aiding and abetting mass murder”

Aug 08 08:52

Warner Music Cashes Out Its Entire Spotify Stake — Totaling $504 Million

Warner Music Group is awash in cash after a flowing third quarter — thanks largely to a complete liquidation of its Spotify shares.

Aug 08 07:01

America as movie and TV series location

Aug 07 09:47

Capt. Picard is Back! Sir Patrick Stewart Announces Return to “Star Trek” Universe

The series Star Trek: The Next Generation ended in 1994, but Sir Patrick Stewart as the cerebral and decisive Captain Jean-Luc Picard maintained his hold over fans’ loyalty ever since, second only to the group that starred in the original show of the 1960s.

After the show went off the air, the British actor enjoyed a great deal of career success that had nothing to do with Star Trek, from continuing his stage work in major productions of The Tempest and Hamlet to playing Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series.

But now fans may feel they’ve been hit by phasers set to “stun.” Stewart said in a statement released in August 2018 that it is “an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.”

Aug 07 08:56

Hollywood Celebrates Masters of the Universe Banning Alex Jones: ‘It’s About Damn Time’

A handful of Hollywood personalities took to Twitter on Monday to celebrate tech giants Apple, Facebook, and YouTube’s decision to purge radio host Alex Jones and his Infowars properties from their platforms.

“Good news: YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify are all banning Alex Jones and Infowars. Bad news: He’ll either get a job offer from Fox News or Donald Trump,” Actress and Former Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler wrote.

Aug 07 08:35

Rosie O’Donnell’s Plan to Stop President Trump – A Sing-Along

Rosie, you see, doesn’t believe Donald is a “legitimate President,” citing alleged interference by Russia in the 2016 presidential election.

“He should not be president,” she told MSNBC’s, Ari Melber. “I don’t believe he’s a legitimate president. I believe if it wasn’t for Russia he never would have won.”

How does she plan on combatting this ‘illegitimate’ President? Why … a sing-along, of course!

O’Donnell led a group of Broadway performers in a musical protest of the President on Monday night in front of the White House, a gathering that has been taking place for just over three weeks now.

The group sang “America the Beautiful” – seemingly unaware of the irony that it was America the beautiful that democratically voted President Trump into the White House – as well as a host of other show-tune favorites.

Aug 06 15:10

MoviePass backtracks on plan for 50% price hike just days after announcing it - but says subscribers can now only see THREE movies per month

Just days after announcing a plan to raise its subscription fee, MoviePass now says it will keep its monthly rate at $10.

The firm was hit with harsh backlash from subscribers after revealing the planned 50 percent price increase last week, which would bring the fee to $15.

While the price may stay the same, the perks will not. Moving forward, MoviePass will impose a cap of three movies per month, instead of one every day.

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MoviePass has grown to 3 million subscribers, from about 20,000, since it slashed monthly rates nearly a year ago to $10, from as high as $50.

Because MoviePass typically pays theaters the full cost of tickets - $15 or more in big cities - a single movie can put the service in the red.

Aug 06 09:45

The Painted Monument to the Soviet Army in Bulgaria

The Monument to the Soviet Army is located in the King’s Garden in the heart of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Built in 1954, it was created as a symbol of gratitude for the Soviet Red Army for helping Bulgaria on their war efforts during the second World War. The monument depicts a soldier of the Soviet Army, surrounded by a male worker and a female peasant from Bulgaria. At the base of the monument are several bas-reliefs depicting a mishmash of scenes - soldiers in the battlefields and Bulgarian peasants at work. The entire memorial complex is surrounded by a park that has become a popular hangout for young people.

Aug 05 10:25

London’s Secret Nuclear Reactor

For more than 30 years, between 1962 and 1996, a nuclear reactor sat at the heart of London tantalizingly close to a busy thoroughfare and to people’s homes and public buildings. Its existence so close to the metropolis was kept a secret from the public, because to tell the truth would have been extremely controversial.

The reactor was located at the basement of King William Building at the old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The Royal Naval College was established in 1873 and was housed in a 17th century building complex designed by the highly acclaimed English architect of the time, Sir Christopher Wren. The buildings originally housed the Greenwich Hospital—a retirement home for disabled sailors of the Royal Navy. The word “hospital” merely meant a place providing hospitality. After the hospital closed in 1869, these buildings became the Royal Naval College where navy officers were trained.

Aug 05 08:02

Meghan Markle 'is planning to fly to the US and reunite with her estranged father Thomas in secret within weeks' for the pair's first meeting since he missed her wedding

Meghan Markle and her father are planning to reunite in secret in the US later this month, friends of the Duchess of Sussex have claimed.

Prince Harry's wife will take a solo trip home to America to see her estranged father Thomas Markle, according to the Mirror.

The 74-year-old former lighting director is said to be 'delighted' about the potential visit from Meghan, and is 'keeping two dates free at the end of the month'.

The meeting would be the first time the former actress has seen her reclusive father in several months after he pulled out of her wedding in May, citing health concerns.

Aug 04 20:29

Putting her troubles behind her! Meghan is all smiles on her 37th birthday as she wears a £400 dress and holds Harry's hand at the wedding of his close friend after claims of a rift with her father

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pictured at the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks at St Mary the Virgin Church in Frensham, Surrey, just months after they tied the knot themselves.

Aug 04 10:17

Republican congressman is still touting fake pro-Israel award from Sacha Baron Cohen

As part of his effort to trick conservative activists and lawmakers into embarrassing themselves on his Showtime series Who is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen presented a fake pro-Israel award to an array of political figures called “70 at 70.” On behalf of a non-existent Israeli outlet called “Yerushalayim Television,” Cohen’s team told its unsuspecting victims (and some more rightly skeptical marks) they were being honored for their “significant contributions to the State of Israel.” But weeks after the rouse was revealed, it appears that Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) still doesn’t realize he was duped.

Aug 03 11:56

Marilyn Monroe: the Bookworm who Fantasized about Sleeping with Albert Einstein

The name Marilyn Monroe drifts by in a fog of legend. Her life has become virtually mythical. Something to be written down in epic sagas passed down to future generations of pop culture prophets. The platinum blonde hair, seductive eyebrows, white dress blowing above her thighs, alluring voice, famous lovers, and tragic death.

Aug 03 09:52

Shock and Awe Celebrates Reporters Who Got It Right

It’s now conventional for corporate media pundits and centrist politicians to acknowledge that their support for the US invasion of Iraq was misguided. Most excuse their pro-war record on the grounds that there was no available alternate narrative to the Bush administration’s claim that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. How could they have known any better?

But as FAIR has long noted (Extra!, 3–4/03), this “we were all wrong” narrative doesn’t hold up. There were, in fact, a few corporate journalists who got it right when everyone else was getting it wrong.

Shock and Awe, a new film directed by Rob Reiner—of This Is Spinal Tap (1984) and A Few Good Men (1992) fame—tells the story of two of these journalists. At the center of Reiner’s proper noun–heavy docudrama are Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, two reporters for Knight Ridder, one of the largest newspaper publishers at the time. (It’s since been absorbed by McClatchy.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Understandably, the corporate media has trashed the film. But Claire and I really liked it and I recommend you hit that pay-per-view button this weekend and see it.

Aug 02 11:15

Prince of style! George joins his mother Kate, aunt Meghan and great-grandmother the Queen on Tatler's star-studded best dressed list, thanks to his take on 'Christopher Robin chic'

At just five years-old, he has entertained world leaders in his dressing gown, enjoyed global tours on private jets and attended only the most prestigious royal events.

And now Prince George has been named on Tatler magazine's annual best dressed list.

The prince is the youngest addition to the 30-strong list, appearing alongside his mother the Duchess of Cambridge, 36, aunt the Duchess of Sussex, 36, 'gan-gan' the Queen, 92, and celebrities including Amal Clooney, Lily James and Harry Styles.

According to the society bible, Prince George, often seen in statement shorts, sleeveless jumpers and knee-high socks, 'flies the flag for Christopher Robin chic'.

Aug 02 11:01

Vietnam’s New ‘Golden Bridge’ Looks Like Something Out Of A Fantasy World

The new bridge is part of a $2 billion investment that's helping Vietnam to become one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations on Earth.

A new bridge that’s opened outside of Da Nang, Vietnam — aptly named the “Golden Bridge” — has quickly staked its claim to being one of the most stunning bridges on Earth.

The Golden Bridge, which sits about 4,600 feet above sea level in the Bà Nà hills, is designed to look like it’s being held up by two massive stone hands.

Aug 02 09:21

Hillary goes Hollywood: Clinton teams up with Steven Spielberg to executive produce suffragette series just days after filming Madame Secretary role

The former Secretary of State is officially going Hollywood, signing a deal to executive produce a series based on the Elaine Weiss book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.

Clinton will be working alongside friend and mega-donor Steven Spielberg on the project, whose Amblin TV optioned the rights to the book back in March.

This news comes just one week after it was revealed that Clinton would also be appearing in the season premiere of Madam Secretary in a cameo alongside two of her predecessors, Colin Powell and Madeline Albright.

Aug 02 01:56

The Declassified FBI Files on Ernest Hemingway

When Ernest Hemingway committed suicide in 1961, the world stood in awe. His talent and his adventurous spirit were admired by many, as he was seen as an unbreakable man who enjoyed life to the fullest.

Aug 01 15:27

Rush Limbaugh on air 30 years

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been on the airwaves for 30 years now and his attitude hasn’t changed one bit.

Aug 01 09:46

Kathy Griffin ‘Built a Wall’ on Her $10M Mansion to Block a Trump-Supporting Neighbor

Trump-hating comedienne Kathy Griffin recently admitted that she built a wall at her $10.5 million mansion to shield herself from a neighbor who supported the president after her controversial photo shoot showing her hoisting Donald Trump’s bloody severed head.

Griffin appeared in a video tour of her palatial California estate with Youtube star Shane Dawson earlier this month. At one point during the recording, Griffin admitted that she had been feuding with her neighbor, KB Homes CEO Jeffery Mezger, especially after she debuted her widely panned bloody head photos of the president.

“I have a neighbor on this side, and for some reason, ever since my Trump picture, he stands there and screams ‘Hey you fucking dike, you fucking cunt,'” Griffin said in the video.

“We kind of built, like a little… As Trump would say, we built a wall. I’m not a Trump supporter, but we built a wall,” Kathy Griffin added.

Aug 01 08:31

Massive White Helmets Photo Cache Proves Hollywood Gave Oscar to Terrorist Group

Al-Nusra Sharia spokesman Abdullah al-Muhaysini acknowledges the White Helmets are Mujahideen (Islamic jihadists)

Aug 01 08:14

SUPERHEROES ARE PROMOTING LGBTQ TRIPE INSTEAD OF FIGHTING CRIME NOW

SOCIAL JUSTICE LEAGUE: (Transgender Superhero Dreamer?)

Jul 31 14:08

Mark Cuban on artificial intelligence: ‘If you Don’t think a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy

Billionaire Mark Cuban didn’t hold back when he recently discussed the dangers of artificial intelligence. Refusing to mince words, Cuban said, “Let me scare the s— out of you, all right? If you don’t think by the time most of you are in your mid-40s that a Terminator will appear, you’re crazy.”

Jul 31 12:38

Meghan Markle 'is at her wits' end over her father's public outbursts' - but Kate has been a 'pillar of support' amid family drama after the pair bonded over tea and tennis

The Duchess of Sussex has maintained a dignified silence around her father's public outbursts, but behind closed doors she is said to be 'at her wits' end'.

Jul 30 16:00

Act of betrayal: rescued by the Royal Navy from Libyan warzone and evacuated back to Britain - three years before he slaughtered 22 people at a pop concert

The Manchester suicide bomber was rescued by the Navy from war-torn Libya three years before his pop concert atrocity, the Mail reveals today.

HMS Enterprise plucked Salman Abedi, then 19, from the Libyan coast and took him to Malta for a flight home to Britain in August 2014.

Jul 29 15:37

WWII-Era Bills Worth around $2 Million discovered under Churchill’s favorite tailors

Recently, someone in San Jose California got very rich. They won an estimated five-hundred million dollars in the lottery. Along with suddenly hitting it big in Hollywood, or developing an app or game that people “just have to have,” picking the lucky numbers in the lottery is about the only way to get rich overnight.

Jul 29 08:25

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets found to contain mysterious fibers, hair-like structures

Today we announce the first investigation conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, the new science-based research branch of Natural News where we put foods under the microscope and find out what’s really there.

Jul 29 05:20

The London Wedding of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate

Liz and Dick. Jackie and Ari. Warren and Julie. The Sixties were a decade of Super Couples — and one of Hollywood’s most talked-about twosomes was Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate.

The Polish film director (who scared the bejesus out of moviegoers with his 1968 horror masterpiece Rosemary’s Baby) and the stunning actress epitomized the decade’s swinging, go-with-the-flow vibe. Photographer Peter Evans would describe the couple as “the Douglas Fairbanks/Mary Pickford of our time … Cool, nomadic, talented, and nicely shocking.”

Jul 27 14:04

Paul McCartney back at the Abbey Road crossing

The Beatles released Abbey Road 49 years ago, and to commemorate that transcendent album, Paul McCartney re-created the band’s cover photo of a walk across the road, to the delight of applauding fans.

McCartney, 76, posted a video of his stroll across the road his band made famous on his Instagram account.

The photo for the original album was taken on August 8, 1969 outside of EMI Studios on Abbey Road. It featured McCartney and John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr crossing the now-famous road.

Jul 27 14:04

Sketches of Two of John Wayne Gacy’s Victims Made Public in Hopes of Finally Identifying Them

The arrest of serial killer John Wayne Gacy in 1978, followed by the discovery of more than 20 dead bodies under his ranch house in metropolitan Chicago, was one of the most sickening, heartbreaking chapters in American history. Gacy was eventually convicted of murdering 33 teenage boys and young men.

“This is the worst crime of the century,” said a deeply shaken investigator of the Gacy crimes as the bodies were being unearthed, one by one, in the documentary Crime Stories: John Wayne Gacy.

Gacy was put under surveillance after a 15-year-old boy disappeared and his parents convinced police that their son could not possibly be a runaway. The boy, Robert Piest, had said he was going to meet an adult man about a contracting job. He turned out to be local businessman, civic leader, and volunteer party clown John Wayne Gacy.

Jul 27 14:02

The Last of His Tribe: Only Known Survivor of Extinct Amazon Tribe Videotaped in Jungle

The man has been living alone, rarely glimpsed, for 22 years in Brazil’s Rondonia region, the only survivor of an isolated tribe nearly wiped out by cattle ranchers.

Jul 27 14:01

McCartney said in an interview with the BBC two years ago that the break up of the band pitched him into depression. He gave the reason for the band breaking up, saying, “The business thing split us apart,” referring to a new manager. After the Beatles

Two years after a U.S. salvage company announced finding a wrecked ship off Cape Canaveral, Florida, that had three bronze cannons — each worth more than $1 million — and beautiful marble monuments, a Florida judge has ruled that the submerged wreck and its artifacts are the exclusive property of the nation that built the ship and set it to sea in the 16th century: France.

The ship is believed to be one of a fleet of French ships, led by the explorer Jean Ribault, which sailed to the New World to form colonies in America in 1562 and 1565.

The Florida marine salvage company Global Marine Enterprises (GME) that located the wreck did not, of course, want to lose the rights to it, and argued that the identity of the ship couldn’t definitively be established.

Jul 26 10:50

Young Female Wal-Mart Manager "TRIGGERED" And Flees To "Safe Space" After Customer Complains About Illegal Overcharge

This incident was so stupid, preposterous and insane that I wish this story was made up, but unfortunately, it is true. You see, this is the kind of mental and societal insanity that has infested the minds of many young people. It has surpassed the social-media and political realm and "snowflakes" across America are "triggered" by almost anything, even something as mundane and benign as a retail pricing /consumer issue. Thus, Wal-Mart "managers" who are "triggered" by their "feelings" are encouraged to "#walkaway" and seek their "safe space," perhaps in the ice cream or pillow isle. This is simply amazing stuff. I think I'll shop somewhere else.

Jul 25 09:23

Alight here for walkies! Gleeful Poodle loving every minute of his rail journey is dubbed 'best Virgin Trains passenger ever' - but sparks Twitter fury for taking 'a human seat'

A photo of a gleeful-looking Poodle on a Virgin Train that was posted on Twitter has melted hearts and outraged passengers in equal measure.

The dog was sitting upright on a carriage on a Virgin Trains service when it was photographed by a fellow passenger.

Virgin Trains then shared the image on Twitter, adding 'have you ever seen a passenger so happy' to their post.

However, the dog's owner and Virgin Train were hit by criticism on Twitter for allowing the animal to sit on a 'human seat'.

Jul 25 08:44

Light-footed lemurs dance in the sands of Madagascar

These nimble lemurs aren't hopping mad – they're just in the mood for dancing at a private wildlife reserve in southern Madagascar.

The striking-looking Verreaux’s sifaka, also known as white sifaka because of their thick, mostly white silky fur, were captured in a series of stunning photos taken at the Berenty Reserve.

The site, founded in 1936 by Henry and Alain de Heaulme on land beside the Mandrare River, is considered one of the best locations to see confident ringtail and sifaka lemurs at close range.

Since becoming a tourist destination during the 1980s, it has attracted photographers and television crews, including those filming for various BBC wildlife series presented by David Attenborough.

The tree-dwelling lemurs of the Madagascan forests live and forage for food in small groups of five, eating almost any plant parts that are above ground.

Jul 24 04:00

After Ava Gardner swam naked in Hemingway’s pool he ordered for the water never to be drained of it

With alluring green eyes and sensual lips, Ava Gardner was the femme fatale of the 1940s and ’50s.

As soon as she stepped into Hollywood, Mickey Rooney fell in love with her, and Gardner became the first of his seven wives. They were divorced nine months later. Her infamous relationship with Frank Sinatra began when the two first met in 1943, though it didn’t heat up until 1949. After a prolonged wild affair, Sinatra’s wife, Nancy, finally agreed to a divorce and he and Gardner married in 1951.

Gardner wasn’t just beautiful, but also elegant and graceful, confident, and aware of the effect she caused everywhere she went. All eyes were on her, and she enjoyed it. Besides the three marriages to Rooney, Sinatra, and Artie Shaw, Gardner’s life was full of tumultuous romances and affairs. She simply lived her life on her own terms, and that was it.

Jul 23 10:51

PICTURED: Hillary and Bill's intimate dinner with Harvey Weinstein weeks after her election loss - showing just how close the Clintons were to the 'serial rapist' movie mogul

Photos of Hillary Clinton having dinner with longtime pal Harvey Weinstein weeks after her election loss have emerged.

The Clintons were reported to have dined with the disgraced film producer, his wife Georgina Chapman and lawyer David Boies at Rao's in Harlem, five weeks after Trump was elected president.

Details of their dinner were revealed in a New York Time's article on Weinstein last year, two months after he was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women in a damning exposé.

Clinton and Weinstein were in talks to create a TV documentary about her failed campaign until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him.

Jul 23 09:21

Johnny Depp Leads ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actors in Call to ‘Impeach Trump’ at Comic-Con

Johnny Depp, star of the upcoming Harry Potter film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and his panel of co-stars turned political, Saturday, calling to “impeach Trump” during the film’s discussion panel at this year’s Comic-Con.

Fans were thrilled when Depp emerged from behind the curtains in full Gellert Grindelwald costume, a shock of spiky blond hair and all, to introduce the trailer for the film, according to Entertainment Weekly.

But some fans in the audience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con were soured when the panel launched into an anti-Trump tirade.

During the question-and-answer period, the cast on stage was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life. Beasts co-star Zoe Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) quickly piped up and said she would “impeach Trump.” The remark met with some cheers, but not everyone was happy with the diversion into politics.

Jul 23 08:49

Disney Fires ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn

The Walt Disney Co. has fired director James Gunn from helming the third film in the blockbuster $1.6 billion Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The move follows the discovery and circulation of several provocative tweets Gunn posted to Twitter that date back as far as 2008.

The decade-old tweets, which made jokes about topics such as pedophilia and rape, were unearthed on Thursday by conservative website The Daily Caller, which notes that Gunn is an outspoken critic of President Trump. In the wake of the report, conservative personalities began tweeting to followers to confront Gunn at Comic-Con International, which is currently underway in San Diego, CA. Gunn had been expected to attend SDCC on Friday to participate in Sony’s Hall H presentation in support of an as-yet unknown project, but his appearance was abruptly pulled.

Jul 22 14:22

"World's highest standard of living. There's no way like the American way", 1937

In early January 1937, the swollen banks of the Ohio River flooded more than seventy percent of Louisville, Kentucky, and its surrounding areas. With one hour’s notice, photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White caught the next plane to Louisville. She photographed the city from makeshift rafts, recording one of the largest natural disasters in American history which claimed close to 400 lives and left roughly one million people homeless across five states in the winter of that terrible year.

Jul 22 14:02

Simon, the cat crusader who served aboard HMS Amethyst, received three medals after being wounded

Cats are intelligent and adaptive predators with a strong natural instinct for hunting and eliminating rodents. Because of this, they have been used on numerous ships across the world as killers of rats, mice, and various other disease-ridden pests.

The concept of a “ship’s cat” has been around since ancient times; aside from being hailed as efficient exterminators, cats have also been known to provide stress relief and a sense of companionship to sailors far away from home.

Simon, the cheeky black-and-white cat who served aboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Amethyst, became one of the most famous ship’s cats in history after being wounded during the Yangtze Incident.

Jul 21 12:49

The View - Dividing & Distracting America one episode at a time, since 1997

This "hate gossip" feud between Whoopie Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro is a big distraction that has both sides all riled up. Neither of these people are innocent. By the way, included is a clip of Goldberg defending child rapist Roman Polanski on the view.

Jul 21 12:21

Liberals triggered over Trump’s latest tweet

It appears Donald Trump triggered liberals across Twitterland Saturday after the commander-in-chief tweeted he “did nothing wrong” in reference to Special Counsel Robert Muller’s the ongoing fake federal probe into Russian collusion.

Jul 20 09:43

You’ll never guess where the next James Bond villain is from...

James Bond’s nemesis in the upcoming 007 film will be (now whisper it)... Russian. In what could be a sign of the times, it’s the first time in 20 years the fictional English spy will be battling it out with a Moscow baddie.

Jul 20 08:55

Whoopi Goldberg Reportedly Screamed at Judge Jeanine Pirro to ‘Get the F*** Out of This Building’

Following an argument on “The View,” host Whoopi Goldberg reportedly spit at and unleashed a verbal tirade against Judge Jeanine Pirro, demanding that she leave the building.

The pair had engaged in a tense exchange on the show Thursday, where Pirro was promoting her book, ‘Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.’

Discussion amongst the ladies pivoted toward the President at one point, and Pirro committed the thought crime of citing facts that show America by “every metric” is better under Donald Trump than it was under Barack Obama.

“Unemployment is lower than it’s been in fifty years,” she stated. “Minorities, Hispanics, African-Americans have jobs … the GDP under Obama was barely one, we’re going up to four.”

At that point, reality seemed to grate at Goldberg and she stepped in. The ensuing fireworks were something to behold.

Jul 19 10:04

How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes.

Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake.

But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s young son says, “I don’t like guns” when a deputy suggests he may someday replace his father. The deputy appears discomforted by the exchange.

Jul 19 09:02

EXCLUSIVE: Riverside gun store confronts Sacha Baron Cohen after he comes to business in disguise

A Riverside gun store owner has harsh words for Sacha Baron Cohen after he says he caught the actor showing up to his business in disguise and under false pretense, and it was all caught on surveillance video.

The video was provided exclusively to FOX 11.

It happened at Warrior One Guns & Ammo in February 2017. That’s when owner Norris Sweidan told FOX 11 Cohen and a camera met him while claiming to be filming a documentary about a Hungarian immigrant wanting to buy a gun.

“He comes in, off the bat you can see in the video I’m looking like, this guy does not look like a Hungarian immigrant, tight ass leather pants, a beard, it just didn’t fit,” Sweidan said. “The moment his words came out of his mouth I was like this guy is full of s***.”

Sweidan told FOX 11 Cohen said he wanted to buy a gun, but said it with a very odd sounding accent he didn’t find credible.

Jul 19 08:00

Whoopi Goldberg demands Homeland Security stage Trump intervention

As pundits across the US continue their descent into rage over President Donald Trump’s “treasonous” meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Whoopi Goldberg has called on Homeland Security to intervene.

Speaking on ‘The View’ on Monday, Goldberg and her fellow presenters competed to see who could be the most enraged about Trump’s behavior at the Helsinki summit with Putin.

John McCain’s daughter Megan got the most words in, addressing National Security Advisor John Bolton and the Trump administration. “Are you an America first, do you not believe in genocide? Or are you going to allow the chemical gassing of children right now?”

However, it was Godlberg’s call for the Department of Homeland security to step in that won out in the end.

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Jul 18 12:28

Joe McGovern Interviewed By Sean Stone

CIA analyst Ray McGovern's son Joe, is interviewed by Sean Stone, son of film-maker Oliver Stone, about Joe's new documentary 'The Other Side: a liberal democrat explores conservative America.'

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