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This John Oliver Segment Isn't Going to Save Journalism (But Then Again What Will?)

For his latest trick, John Oliver has tackled how internet virality is killing journalism. He correctly indicts his own show as a cog in the machine that is dismantling local news, and now you’re reading about it on one of the million news sites to post the clip. It’s all very meta. It’s also a pretty good segment. If you’re ...

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That $400 Million Secret Payment to Iran Isn't Quite What You Think It Is

The Drudge Report, Fox News, Donald Trump, and a host of other right-wing institutions are in a tizzy today over a report in the Wall Street Journal that the United States government sent a secret plane stuffed with $ 400 million in Swiss francs and euros directly to Tehran back in January, at precisely the same time Iran agreed to ...

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Carmelo Anthony — Killing Cops Isn't Answer … Calls On Athletes To Force Change

Carmelo Anthony says KILLING cops is not the answer … it’ll take peace, not violence to fix our “broken” justice system  … and he’s willing to lead the charge.  Anthony posted the impassioned plea only hours after the Dallas shooting, saying, “We need to be smart about what we are doing. We need to steer our anger in the right ...

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Don't panic: Facebook isn't making all of your photos public

If you’ve been on Facebook recently, you might well have seen a status update warning users that their entire Facebook history will become public unless they copy and paste the message onto their own page. According to the message, “Channel 13 News” (nope, us neither), have reported on the change to Facebook’s privacy policy, which will become effective from “tomorrow”. ...

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Obama: Trump's “Us Versus Them” Rhetoric Isn't Populism, “That's Nativism”

On Wednesday, President Obama criticized characterizations of Donald Trump as a populist, saying that a person who has “worked against economic opportunities for workers” does not suddenly become one “because they say something controversial in order to win votes.” “That’s not a measure of populism,” Obama told reporters at a news conference in Ottowa, Canada, CBS News reports. “That’s nativism, ...

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Cormac McCarthy Isn't Dead, But an Old Prankster Tricked USA Today Into Reporting He was

This morning, esteemed bus terminal periodical USA Today reported stunning news: Author Cormac McCarthy had died suddenly at the age of 82. The news was posted to the paper’s Twitter account in a tweet that has since been deleted because Cormac McCarthy is not actually dead—he was only pronounced so by an Italian prankster who has made it his life’s ...

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Diddy — My Arm's in a Sling, But My Ass Isn't (VIDEO)

Diddy was not the worse for wear Saturday night at Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood … and there are no signs his surgery will derail the insanely successful Bad Boy Family Reunion tour. The rapper had his 4th rotator cuff surgery 4 days ago, but he was already out and about … in good spirits. He’s got time … the tour ...

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Johnny Depp's Ex-Wife — He Isn't a Woman Beater

Johnny Depp would never lay a hand on a woman and isn’t capable of hurting anyone … so says Johnny’s first wife, Lori Anne Allison. Lori, who was married to Johnny from 1983 to 1985, tells friends she doesn’t believe Amber Heard‘s claim that Johnny brutalized her multiple times during their short marriage. Lori’s saying Johnny never got physical with her during ...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson — Gravity-Defying MLB Helmet Incident … Isn't Gravity Defying

You know that crazy clip of Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez kicking his helmet backwards … only for it to magically reappear and smack him back in the head??  Turns out, it’s not really that magical … it’s physics — so says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.  The science whiz joined the guys on the “TMZ Sports” TV show (airs tonight on ...

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Do People in DC Know This Man Isn't Really Frank Underwood's Chief of Staff?

After a weekend of people yelling, “Oh my god it’s Doug Stamper,” Michael Kelly, an actor on a TV show about a fake president, finally asked a group clamoring to take selfies with him at the Thomson/Reuters White House Correspondents Dinner pre-party if any of them knew his real name. One man, after checking his phone—probably for something unrelated—said yes. ...

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