We entirely understand Lake Worth Commissioner Scott Maxwell's failure to reply to our requests for comment. After all, the parody twitter account that poses as an arm of Maxwell's re-election campaign hasn't drawn much notice outside his little city. Or so it would appear from the number of followe ... More >>
It's the Fourth of July! It's a day to BBQ, throw down some cold ones, and enjoy the one day off before having to go back to work and then get the weekend off again. So what the hell are you doing on the internet? Oh well. Since we're here, we might as well make the most of it. And by that, we m ... More >>
They were back in force again last night, some 40 strong local GOPers to cheer on the Romster at the Palm Beach Ale House. No red-white-and-blue boaters as at PrezDebate I, but balloons on the tables in red and blue with white stars. Almost cheerful enough to make up for a roomful of 16 TV screens f ... More >>
Renegade Fox News employee Joe Muto got a lot of attention when he joined Gawker and started writing dispatches from the inside of the Murdoch empire. He got only one post in before he was found out and fired from Fox, with a follow-up letter from the legal folks being sent to Gawker threatening leg ... More >>
On Friday, we noticed that one of our blog posts, about a freaky Florida campaign video set on a slave ship, had been stolen pretty much in its entirety and pasted up on the Fox News website, byline and all. Yesterday, New Times Editor Eric Barton offered to forgo legal action if Fox gave us half ... More >>
Fox News stooped to a bit of copyright infringement last week in lifting a story from the Pulp. In response, we sent a letter to Fox this morning with a reasonable demand for compensation. Dearest Fox News,It came as some surprise to see your January 27 article titled "Epic Campaign Ad Brings Oba ... More >>
Email comes in, new email allegedly goes out. You can't explain that.Fox News has been accused of distorting its news content in the past. Often.Now, a St. Petersburg man says he sent an email to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, and it ended up being displayed on his show, the O'Reilly Factor. Well, ... More >>
via Photobucket user bluejessaminePresident Barack Obama turns 50 years old today -- according to both his "Kenyan" birth certificate and the real one -- and policy decisions aside, it's been a magical ride.That's right, magical. The president has managed to invent a few new states, made fun of N ... More >>
Ann Coulter says crazy things. She does it all the time, and most of us are used to it. But there's crazy, see, and then there's Crazy -- the kind of blithely lethal insanity that'd make you scream and run if it weren't proffered by a pretty, grinning, blond lady on The O'Reilly Factor. And Ann's ... More >>
Political extremism, loose-cannon comments, and politicians who vaguely or directly imply violence in their rhetoric have occupied airwaves for some time, and finally, the media is calling out the geyser of intolerance for indirectly causing yesterday's Tucson, Arizona shooting of ... More >>
According to such sober-minded media types as Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Stephen Colbert, the best investment you can make in this slumping economy is in gold. This week on The Colbert Report:The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cPrescott Financial Sells Gold, Women & Sheepwww.colber ... More >>
Conservatives eat PB&J, pizza, and mac 'n' cheese for lunch. Liberals eat Thai and Indian cuisines. For dinner, conservatives chow down on fried chicken, meat loaf and steak; liberals go for green curries, Ethiopian food, and veggie burgers. Conservatives like McDonald's fries. Liberals ... More >>
The last time the Atlanta Hawks had won a playoff game on the road, Dwyane Wade was 15 years old. He hadn't thought about Marquette, the Final Four, the NBA Finals, MVPs, or STDs. But last night, Miami was about as intimidating as Jeff Goldblum was in the 1997 smash Jurassic Park 2 -- which is ... More >>
During Monday night's segment about his appearance in Palm Beach (and the subsequent protests), Bill O'Reilly had his old friend, Wendy Murphy (pictured left) on the show to go over just how evil the evil liberals who don't like O'Reilly's comments about rape victims really are. Their conc ... More >>
Last night, Fox News hot-air balloon complete asshole Bill O'Reilly aired a segment about the controversy over his speech at a benefit in Manalapan. He framed it as a battle between good and evil. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the possible conflict of interest O'Reilly might have speaking at ... More >>
Amanda Terkel is the winner in the Blogger-Baiting-O'Reilly Sweepstakes, and she didn't even seem to try. The Think Progress blogger wrote this post after it was announced that Fox News idiot charmer Bill O'Reilly would be the guest speaker at a fundraiser in Manalapan for the It Happened to Alexa F ... More >>
It might seem like a nice gesture, Fox News talking head hot-air balloon Bill O'Reilly speaking at an event in Manalapan for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation, a rape survivors advocacy group based in New York. But rape victims and anti-O'Reilly enthusiasts are circulati ... More >>
Are there no nativity scenes to vandalize in Greater Broward? Perhaps not. Well, Oakland Park is getting into the Christmas spirit by tearing down a Christ statue along Powerline Road. Don't. Tell. Bill O'Reilly. Or he will fucking lose it! Also, don't tell him that there's a big gay community in Oa ... More >>
Maybe it was Fay's mind-warping approach, but something fishy was going on at the Palm Grill
Eight months after its "burial," the world's most dangerous epithet is more popular than ever in hip-hop
They're dissed 'cause they're not across the border
You can't tell Natalie Maines to Shut Up & Sing.
Fox News apparently has repeatedly misidentified Mark Foley as a Democrat during the past couple of days. The news originated on the hilariously titled "Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly, Int." site. (SoTP's take).
Damn strong news day. Some of the better stuff: -- Both the Sentinel (Jerome Burdi and Mike Clary) and the Palm Beach Post (Stephanie Slater) have the barn-burner about the arrest of a couple of thieving, high-living, Vegas-loving, skirt-chasing priests. These dudes, John Skehan and Francis Guin ... More >>
A Fox News Stipend for Gay Newsgroup Has Homophobes Worried.
The most thankless tasks for any reporter, next to covering weekend festivals featuring various vegetables, is localizing. You take a national or international story and go out to find a local angle or, worse, just run to the mall and get people to talk about it. The worth of those stories is so oft ... More >>
Well, since I've come out in favor of shooting cats, I might as well defend Jay Mariotti. Picked this up off of Romenesko about the Chicago Sun-Times sports writer, whom White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen (who was with the Marlins second World Series champion) recently referred to (tenderly, I'm told) ... More >>
By all appearances, it was just another random Saturday afternoon story assignment. A 3B job on U.S. Rep. John Murtha's remarks at a town hall meeting at Florida International University. Get out there, capture the gist of the speech, talk to a few people, get back and file eight inches of copy. A ... More >>
Radio right-winger Doug Goetzloe tries another political hit for Internet ratings.
The Sun-Sentinel's news station, WFTL-AM (850), was an oasis of local talk. Now it's just another haven for hate.
... and shoving them down your trap, Dane-tily
The Palm Beach Film Festival ate my tan!
The ex-prez speaks his mind
Black is back
The mainstream media ruin a perfectly good debate
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Brett Butler brings her Southern wit to South Florida