A Breitbart.com editor fell hook, line and sinker for a satirical story that claimed economist Krugman had filed for personal bankruptcy after accumulating more than $7 million in debt. The New York Times columnist took to his blog to respond to the hoax Monday.
After getting suckered into reporting a fake story that defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel had ties to a terrorist organization, Breitbart.com editor-at-large Ben Shapiro is refusing to admit his error, choosing instead to stick by the false piece.
The MSNBC host got flak from conservative pundits and veterans groups for expressing discomfort with the act of automatically branding America’s fallen soldiers “heroes.” Under popular pressure, Hayes quickly apologized. But Erik Kain at Mother Jones wants us to take another look.
Following U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s tearful televised admission Monday that he sent lewd photographs to several women over the Internet, top Democrats in Congress are seeking to put as much daylight as possible between themselves and their colleague from New York. (more)
After the Shirley Sherrod episode, there’s no longer any need to mince words: A cynical right-wing propaganda machine is peddling the poisonous fiction that when African-Americans or other minorities reach positions of power, they seek some kind of revenge against whites.