Pussy Riot To Be Freed: Amnesty for Russian Punk Band, Greenpeace Protestors and Others

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 4:22 pm

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are being freed under the amnesty bill being submitted by Vladimir Putin to the Duma, the Russian parliament, on Monday December 9, to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary on Thursday. Nadya’s husband Pyotr Verzilov confirmed the rumors

 

FDL Movie Night: The Garrison Tapes — Exploring the JFK Assassination with John Barbour

By: Monday November 25, 2013 4:59 pm

John Barbour has led a storied life in show business as a writer and producer, and as creator of the first reality TV show Real People; he is the only person to win an Emmy for both entertainment and news, and was critic-at-large for KNBC in Los Angeles. Barbour also became close friends with Jim Garrison, the New Orleans District attorney who brought businessman Clay Shaw to trial for conspiracy in the killing of John Kennedy, and was instrumental in sounding the alarm that a conspiracy was involved in the President’s murder. In 1980 at the height of his career with Real People, Barbour interviewed Garrison for NBC news, the interview was re-edited without Barbour’s knowledge or permission making Garrison look foolish and unbalanced.

Citizens United Making Hillary Movie

By: Thursday October 3, 2013 9:12 am

With CNN and NBC/Universal having scrapped their plans to make Hillary Clinton TV movies (a doc and biopic, respectively), citing pressure form both political side and lack of cooperation from sources, rightwing Citizen Untied is ready to jump in the fray.

Obamacare Is Still Very Unpopular

By: Monday September 16, 2013 8:35 am

The Affordable Care Act continues to remain extremely unpopular. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal found only a small percentage of Americans think it is a good idea.

RNC Votes to Prevent CNN and NBC Hosting Primary Debates

By: Friday August 16, 2013 12:06 pm

At their summer meeting the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution to prevent CNN or NBC from holding any Republican Presidential primary debates unless they canceled their planned Hillary Clinton biographies.

Late Night: Media Fail: David Gregory Edition

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 8:00 pm

Wonder of wonders, every once in a while, the Free Market gets off its nattily-clad ass and renders judgement where judgement is way overdue, and this appears to be one of those times. You see, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the longest running political show on TV, has come in dead last in the ratings, reaching less than 1% of US households, an astonishingly pathetic number which includes, presumably, the crummy motels and Pine-Sol scented nursing homes with which such shows are most commonly associated.

Late Night: Condi’s Anthem, SCOTUS Edition

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Probably the most infuriating, if entirely predictable, outcome of the Supreme Court’s fusillade of 5-4′s this week was the MSM’s dewy-eyed credulity that accompanied it.  Now, I’m not implying that say, Adam Liptak of the NYT is a clueless ninth grader, but his reporting would have been considerably more respectable if he were.  Pretending to parse the hastily concocted legal reasoning du jour behind decisions that were already made twenty years ago by the Court’s right wing not only makes boring reading, but it insults the intelligence of anyone capable of tying one’s own shoes.

The Legal Basis Obama Administration Officials Use on Terror Tuesdays to Authorize Targeted Killings

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 9:57 am

Through chilling legal jargon and a patchwork of legal citations from prior case law, a Justice Department white paper leaked to NBC News provides one of the clearest indication yet that the administration of President Barack Obama has claimed the power to kill people and there are few checks on this claimed executive power.

NBC News Correspondent Richard Engle Missing in Syria

By: Monday December 17, 2012 12:12 pm

Turkish news is reporting that NBC News Senior Correspondent Richard Engel has been missing in Syria since Thursday. Turkish journalist Aziz Akyavaş is also missing.

Engel has been one of the few western journalists reporting from within Syria. NBC is not commenting at this time.

Late Late Night FDL: A Night With The Jersey Devil

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 10:00 pm

Bruce SpringsteenA Night With The Jersey Devil. Today, Bruce announced that he will be performing at the Hurricane Sandy Relief telethon and concert tomorrow (Friday) night.

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