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X-Men 3: The Last Stand

X-Men to World: We Don’t Need Curing

NPR looks at how “mutantism” in the movie “X-Men 3: The Last Stand” functions as a stand-in for all kinds of real-life abnormalities: like homosexuality, dwarfism and deafness, and how some people, like the X-Men, feel that abnormalities don’t need to be “cured.”

Posted on May 31, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Iraqi Ambassador to America, Samir al-Sumaidaie

Iraqi Ambassador to America: Marines Killed My Cousin

Watch the exchange on CNN in which Al-Sumaidaie makes the startling accusation.

Posted on May 31, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Massacre survivor

Iraqi Girl Tells of U.S. Massacre of Civilians

A girl from Haditha describes how U.S. soldiers killed her unarmed family members—including women and children.

Posted on May 28, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Rumsfeld's WMDs

Rumsfeld Lies About WMD Statement

The secretary of defense tries to rewrite history regarding his claim about “suspect sites” of Iraqi WMD.
This is the same thing that Ray McGovern nailed him on earlier in May.

Posted on May 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush apologizes

Bush Apologizes for Cowboy Rhetoric

The president said he regretted saying “bring ‘em on” and “wanted dead or alive,” and that Abu Ghraib had cost the country dearly. It’s probably the most significant concession he has ever made, but if there has ever been a case for too little, too late, it’s this.

Posted on May 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


GOP Gay Fever

‘Big Gay GOP Fear Factor Fever’

Singer/songwriter Paul Hipp releases a satirical ode to the GOP’s attempts to drive a wedge between voters on the issue of gay rights.

Posted on May 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Colbert and Greenwald

DeLay Doesn’t Realize Colbert is a Satirist

To raise funds for his legal defense, Tom DeLay is showcasing a clip of Stephen Colbert “defending” DeLay against the allegations in an anti-DeLay documentary.
DeLay’s only hope is that his contributors are too dim to realize that Colbert is a satirist.

Posted on May 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Abstinence documentary

Abstinence War Room

Check out this documentary about a faith-based abstinence program that religious-right forces installed in New Mexico public schools. Watch for the part about the covert “purity” war room.

Posted on May 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Gay-curing therapists

CNN: ‘Therapists’ Claim to Cure Away the Gay

CNN runs a must-watch segment on quacks who claim to cure people of their homosexuality. (One method: smashing a pillow with a tennis racket while screaming your mother’s name.)

Posted on May 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Jean Rohe on Olbermann

Jean Rohe Tells Olbermann About Her McCain K.O.

Our Truthdigger of the Week goes on MSNBC to share her story of standing up to Sen. John McCain.

Posted on May 23, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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