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From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O'Keefe's Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O’Keefe’s Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

by Channing Kennedy on March 16 2011, 5:24PM

No matter how badly he bungles it, his so-called journalism keeps getting the smear-job done.

Topics: Media, Politics

Cyber Dating: Whites Get Messages; Blacks and Latinos Get Split Verbs

Cyber Dating: Whites Get Messages; Blacks and Latinos Get Split Verbs

by Jorge Rivas on March 16 2011, 3:28PM

As Alexandra Wallace would say, there are hordes of white people on dating sites.

Topics: Media

NAACP Apologizes to Black Publishers for Image Awards Ad Snub

NAACP Apologizes to Black Publishers for Image Awards Ad Snub

by Thoai Lu on March 16 2011, 1:30PM

President Ben Jealous says a contractor ignored explicit orders to buy space from black papers.

Topics: Media

Antoine Dodson is Coming to a Theater Near You

Antoine Dodson is Coming to a Theater Near You

by Jorge Rivas on March 10 2011, 10:00AM

But the film looks like a cross between the Blair Witch Project, Hackers and Alice Wonderland.

Topics: Media

Glenn Beck's Gloomy Ideas Are Bad for Business

Glenn Beck’s Gloomy Ideas Are Bad for Business

by Thoai Lu on March 10 2011, 9:52AM

Even conservatives are put off by the talk show host’s apocalyptic theories.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

NPR's Vivian Schiller Resigns After James O'Keefe's Tea Party Prank

NPR’s Vivian Schiller Resigns After James O’Keefe’s Tea Party Prank

by Jamilah King on March 9 2011, 10:26AM

The conservative activist’s latest “sting” nets another progressive victim.

Topics: Media

Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Weight Loss

Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Weight Loss

by Jorge Rivas on March 4 2011, 12:31PM

It’s the Queen of Soul like you’ve never seen her before.

Topics: Media

Fox Rails Against Seattle Cops for 'Socialist Social Justice' Policies

Fox Rails Against Seattle Cops for ‘Socialist Social Justice’ Policies

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 5:04PM

The network criticizes SPD’s new race and social justice initiative.

Topics: Media

Oprah's New Cable Channel is Struggling

Oprah’s New Cable Channel is Struggling

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2011, 1:36PM

Not everything Oprah touches turns to gold.

Topics: Media

GLAAD, Latino Media Leaders Take Aim at José Luis Sin Censura

GLAAD, Latino Media Leaders Take Aim at José Luis Sin Censura

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2011, 11:35AM

Jerry Springer can’t hold a candle to this guy.

Topics: Media

Antoine Dodson Meme Shows Up in Wisconsin Protests

Antoine Dodson Meme Shows Up in Wisconsin Protests

by Thoai Lu on February 25 2011, 2:52PM

He’s back! And this time it’s in the name of worker’s rights.

Topics: Media

Tavis Smiley Calls Out Bill Maher's Troubled Stance on Muslim Men

Tavis Smiley Calls Out Bill Maher’s Troubled Stance on Muslim Men

by Jamilah King on February 22 2011, 2:20PM

What? You didn’t hear that Bill Maher is now an expert on women’s rights?

Topics: Media

Beyonce Sports Blackface To Honor Fela Kuti

Beyonce Sports Blackface To Honor Fela Kuti

by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2011, 12:31PM

Just when we thought she couldn’t get any lighter, the singer takes a turn in the opposite direction.

Topics: Media

Who Owns the Bodies of Women of Color? [Reader Forum]

Who Owns the Bodies of Women of Color? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 18 2011, 8:55PM

The GOP’s set its sights on Planned Parenthood, and some of our country’s most vulnerable women. Here’s what you had to say about it.

Topics: Media, Planned Parenthood

GOP Votes to Prevent FCC Funding for New Open Web Rules

GOP Votes to Prevent FCC Funding for New Open Web Rules

by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 2:47PM

Republicans side with big telecom companies to decide the future of the Internet.

Topics: Media

The Real Housewives of Civil Rights

The Real Housewives of Civil Rights

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2011, 4:25PM

Elite Delta Force 3, a Los Angeles based all-black-female sketch comedy group, spoofs one TV’s most popular series.

Topics: Media

Oprah Tells Morning Joe to Lay Off Obama

Oprah Tells Morning Joe to Lay Off Obama

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2011, 2:40PM

Don’t you get to talking about her president.

Topics: Media, Oprah

Obama's Wireless Plan Turns Public Utilities Over to Corporate Profits

Obama’s Wireless Plan Turns Public Utilities Over to Corporate Profits

by Jamilah King on February 15 2011, 8:29AM

The president’s magic plan to expand broadband and fix the deficit isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s why.

Topics: Media

How Important are Portrayals of Us in Ads? [Reader Forum]

How Important are Portrayals of Us in Ads? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 13 2011, 12:10PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Media

Groupon Pulls Tibet Super Bowl Ad

Groupon Pulls Tibet Super Bowl Ad

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2011, 1:03PM

The company says it will opt of an ad that’s less controversial.

Topics: Media