More Than 5,000 People Complained To The FCC About Colbert’s ‘Homophobic’ Trump Joke






Earlier this month, Stephen Colbert referred to President Donald Trump as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “cock holster” in a fiery, if tongue-in-cheek, rant that instantly sparked controversy.  
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced May 19 that it had received over 5,700 complaints from viewers about the May 1 episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” with most condemning the host’s “cock holster” joke, Politico reports
The nature of the individual complaints varied widely. Still, many pinpointed what they saw as the homophobia underlying Colbert’s words. “By using accusations of being gay as an insult,” one Illinois viewer wrote, “it implied that there is something wrong with being gay.” A New York felt similarly, telling the FCC, “I really thought we left this kind of bigotry in Continue reading "More Than 5,000 People Complained To The FCC About Colbert’s ‘Homophobic’ Trump Joke"

Fox News Hit With Fresh Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Lawsuits

May 22 (Reuters) - Fox News was hit with new sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits on Monday, adding to the catalog of complaints that has rattled the U.S. cable news network and its corporate parent 21st Century Fox Inc.
New York City lawyer Douglas Wigdor filed lawsuits in federal court in Manhattan on behalf of Kathleen Lee, a Fox News Radio shift editor who says she was sexually harassed and subjected to “unceasing retaliation” for complaining, and Naima Farrow, who maintains she was fired from her job as an accounts payable coordinator after telling supervisors she was pregnant.
In a third case in the same court, Vidya Mann, a Fox News accounts receivable specialist, said she was taken on as a temporary employee but passed over for permanent jobs in favor of white coworkers.
A spokeswoman at Fox News said the company believes the suits are without merit, noting Continue reading "Fox News Hit With Fresh Sexual Harassment And Discrimination Lawsuits"

Tomi Lahren Reportedly Has A New Job






A little over a month after she was “banned permanently” from Glenn Beck’s conservative network, TheBlaze, right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren apparently has a new job.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Lahren has been picked up by Great America Alliance, an advocacy group supporting President Donald Trump, as a senior communications adviser.
Great America Alliance did not respond to a request for comment from HuffPost confirming or denying the report, but judging from its latest landing page, which features a giant image of Lahren, it’s safe to assume they’ve reached some sort of agreement:

As a so-called “social welfare group,” Great America Alliance doesn’t have to disclose who its funders are or how much it receives. But its sister organization, a super PAC with the same name, Continue reading "Tomi Lahren Reportedly Has A New Job"

Stephen Colbert Says Fox News Is Declining Because The News ‘Depresses’ Trump Voters






Ratings are dropping for Fox News, America’s usual No. 1 cable news broadcaster. After a series of sexual harassment scandals that led to the ouster of star anchor Bill O’Reilly and founder Roger Ailes, who recently died, the network is now being edged out of rankings by MSNBC and CNN. 
But “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert has a theory on the network’s decline that has nothing to do with any of that. He believes the biggest stories in the news these days are so hard on supporters of President Donald Trump that they’d rather tune out. 
“I think, more than [MSNBC] rising, Fox is going down because the people who voted for him don’t want to hear it,” Colbert told an audience at New York’s Vulture Festival on Continue reading "Stephen Colbert Says Fox News Is Declining Because The News ‘Depresses’ Trump Voters"

John Oliver Warns This Isn’t The End Of The Line For Trump




Those who believe that the growing scandals around President Donald Trump could force him out of office may be in for a big disappointment. 
John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” reminded viewers on Sunday that Trump has survived all of the other controversies that have come his way. 
Why would this be the end of the line for him?” Oliver asked. “Trump has seemed to reach the end of the line on multiple occasions, only for nothing to happen.”
Oliver pointed to various scandals from the campaign, including Trump’s hesitation to disavow former KKK leader David Duke, the time he “bullied a Gold Star family” and the “Access Hollywood” tape as evidence.  
“We all thought the next stop on that bus was ― you guessed it ― the end of the fucking line,” Oliver said. “But Continue reading "John Oliver Warns This Isn’t The End Of The Line For Trump"

Amnesia In Riyadh: A Reply To President Trump’s Speech On Extremism






I dare President Trump to give the same speech he delivered Sunday at the Arab Islamic American Summit to his own followers at his next rally in the United States. To say in Ohio: “We must practice tolerance and respect for each other again.” To tell Alabamans that the majority of victims of terrorism have been people of Muslim heritage and that this “deadliest toll” has been “a tragedy of epic proportions.” To celebrate here at home the possibilities of the “bonds of friendship, security, culture and commerce” between Muslims and Americans. To declare for middle America that “this is not a battle between different faiths.” To call for God to bless Muslim majority countries and the United States of America in the same breath, as he did Continue reading "Amnesia In Riyadh: A Reply To President Trump’s Speech On Extremism"

Amnesia In Riyadh: A Reply To President Trump’s Speech On Extremism






I dare President Trump to give the same speech he delivered Sunday at the Arab Islamic American Summit to his own followers at his next rally in the United States. To say in Ohio: “We must practice tolerance and respect for each other again.” To tell Alabamans that the majority of victims of terrorism have been people of Muslim heritage and that this “deadliest toll” has been “a tragedy of epic proportions.” To celebrate here at home the possibilities of the “bonds of friendship, security, culture and commerce” between Muslims and Americans. To declare for middle America that “this is not a battle between different faiths.” To call for God to bless Muslim majority countries and the United States of America in the same breath, as he did Continue reading "Amnesia In Riyadh: A Reply To President Trump’s Speech On Extremism"