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From the Hyperbole Files, Ingraham: Emergency contraception is ‘a good deal for pedophiles’ and child rapists

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ingraham: Emergency contraception is ‘a good deal for pedophiles’ and child rapists (via Raw Story )

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday said that the Obama administration “empowers men who want to abuse women” by complying with a court order to allow over-the-counter emergency contraception sales to women and girls of any age. “It’s a good deal for pedophiles, a good deal for…


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Fox News guest: Trayvon would be alive ‘if he didn’t have a street attitude’

Fox News guest: Trayvon would be alive ‘if he didn’t have a street attitude’ (via Raw Story )

Former NYPD detective Harry Houck on Tuesday told Fox News that Florida teen Trayvon Martin was responsible for his own death because he had a “street attitude.” During a break in witness selection for the trial of accused murderer George Zimmerman, criminal defense attorney Tamara Holder explained…


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Elton John Targeted by Russian Anti-Gay Crusaders

Elton John Targeted by Russian Anti-Gay Crusaders (via NewsLook)

As one of the biggest gay rights advocates in the world, Elton John has done a lot for the global gay community. During his upcoming trip to Russia however, he may face protests from anti-gay crusaders.


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Faux Christian & merchant of hate, Pat Robertson: Boy Scouts being destroyed by gay ‘kids who want to do sex with each other’

Robertson: Boy Scouts being destroyed by gay ‘kids who want to do sex with each other’ (via Raw Story )

Televangelist Pat Robertson is accusing LGBT people of trying to destroy “traditional marriage” and the Boy Scouts of America for “a few kids who want to do sex with each other.” The TV preacher told his viewers on Tuesday that it was “a terrible shame” that the Boy Scouts had given in…


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Russian parliament passes 'gay propaganda' ban

Russian parliament passes 'gay propaganda' ban (via AFP)

The Russian parliament on Tuesday passed two controversial bills that impose jail terms for people promoting homosexual "propaganda" to minors and those who offend religious believers amid fears the measures will be used to persecute the opposition to Vladimir Putin. Ahead of the vote, gay activists…


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FBI’s Patriot Act records requests skyrocket 1,000% under Obama

FBI’s Patriot Act records requests skyrocket 1,000% under Obama: report (via Raw Story )

The FBI’s use of a controversial Patriot Act provision to demand business records has skyrocketed more than 1,000 percent under President Barack Obama versus his Republican predecessor George W. Bush, according to a report by NBC News. The so-called business records provision of the Patriot Act,…


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Google asks to disclose secret court data requests

Google asks to disclose secret court data requests (via AFP)

Google asked the US government Tuesday for permission to publish information about its compliance with secret national security data requests, saying it has "nothing to hide." The Internet giant released the text of its letter to the FBI and US Justice Department, requesting permission to release numbers…


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Anti-1st Amendment Crusader Rep. Peter King: Punish journalists who report classified information

Rep. Peter King: Punish journalists who report classified information (via Raw Story )

Representative Peter King (R-NY) on Tuesday night said that journalists who revealed secret government programs should face criminal charges. Discussing the recent news about the National Security Agency, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked the Republican if he believed journalists should be punished for…


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Broad coalition protests US surveillance program

Broad coalition protests US surveillance program (via AFP)

A coalition of Internet and civil liberties groups launched a campaign Tuesday protesting the huge US online surveillance program revealed in the past week. Joining the effort were the Mozilla Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union, Greenpeace USA, the World Wide Web Foundation and more than 80…


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Glenn Beck’s teary-eyed silent monologue: ‘My vocal chords [sic] are paralyzed’

Glenn Beck’s teary-eyed silent monologue: ‘My vocal chords [sic] are paralyzed’ (via Raw Story )

Conservative talker and professional conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck announced Monday that he has temporarily lost his voice. On his web-only The Blaze TV broadcast Monday, he delivered the news over dramatic string music with the help of handwritten flash cards. “Doctors told me Friday,” he said…


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UN AIDS envoy criticises Russian prosecution of addicts

UN AIDS envoy criticises Russian prosecution of addicts (via AFP)

The UN envoy for AIDS in Eastern Europe on Tuesday denounced the region, and Russia in particular, for its increasingly harsh criminal prosecution of drug addicts, at a conference to curb the spread of HIV. "There is more and more of an emphasis on repressive policies" instead of health measures, said…


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TEApublican & ignoramous demands Obama apologize for funding climate change research

Republican demands Obama apologize for funding climate change research (via Raw Story )

In a speech on the House floor Tuesday, Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) called on President Barack Obama to apologize to the people of Oklahoma for funding climate change research. The freshman congressman claimed global temperatures stopped rising a decade ago. He said variations in the Earth…


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Violence flares as Turkey PM cracks down on protests

Violence flares as Turkey PM cracks down on protests (via AFP)

Riot police stormed an Istanbul protest square Tuesday, firing volleys of tear gas at firework-hurling demonstrators after Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he had "no more tolerance" for the mass demos against his Islamic-rooted government. Taksim Square turned into a battle scene as darkness…


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Chris Hayes explains why recent American history shows fear of surveillance is justified

Chris Hayes explains why recent American history shows fear of surveillance is justified (via Raw Story )

On his show Tuesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes provided a brief overview of government surveillance of American citizens during the Cold War. The history lesson was meant to highlight why it was troublesome to provide the government with broad and unchecked power to spy on its own citizens. Though…


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Britain to push G8 for action against 'superbugs'

Britain to push G8 for action against 'superbugs' (via AFP)

Britain will urge the G8 to coordinate plans to prevent a spread of drug-resistant microbes, which it fears could cause a public health crisis, the government said Tuesday. Science Minister David Willetts said Britain would call for a joint clamp down on the over-prescription of antibiotics and for…


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Britain to push G8 for action against 'superbugs'

Britain to push G8 for action against 'superbugs' (via AFP)

Britain will urge the G8 to coordinate plans to prevent a spread of drug-resistant microbes, which it fears could cause a public health crisis, the government said Tuesday. Science Minister David Willetts said Britain would call for a joint clamp down on the over-prescription of antibiotics and for…


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John Oliver: The Second Amendment has defeated all the other amendments

John Oliver: The Second Amendment has defeated all the other amendments (via Raw Story )

Tuesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver mocked Republicans’ discordant response to news about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. While some, like Sen. John McCain (AZ), believed the issue didn’t even need to be discussed, others provided a more hysterical assessment…


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