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Bill Maher Criticizes Nonvoters, Calls Russell Brand ‘Laughable’

On Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher took on Russell Brand and a big portion of the American public who don’t believe voting makes a difference.

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 READ MORE


Video Proof That Some Men Are Pigs

In this video titled “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” we get to bear witness to what it’s like for a young woman to get from A to B, and why sometimes a compliment feels like harassment.

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 READ MORE



Screenshot From YouTube

Brittany Maynard: Choosing the Way a Life Ends

There is no way to hear Brittany Maynard’s voice without being deeply touched.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 READ MORE


Chris Hedges: The Coup D’etat Is Over, the Corporations Won

The Truthdig columnist dishes with the libertarians over at ReasonTV about capitalism, from Aristotle to AIG.

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 READ MORE


Chris Hedges Has 15 Minutes to Start a Revolution

By Chris Hedges

The Truthdig columnist speaks to a crowd in Wisconsin over the weekend about the prevailing power structure and “the abject surrender of our political class ... to cash-rich lobbying groups.”

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 READ MORE


Taliban Releases Video of Bowe Bergdahl’s Delivery

The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 READ MORE



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Netflix to Raise Prices for New Customers

The streaming video service announced it would raise prices by one or two dollars for new customers only, however existing subscribers will likely see their bills match newcomers at some point in the future.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 READ MORE


The Rev. Madison Shockley on ‘Duck Dynasty’ and White Privilege

The Truthdig contributor recently discussed his article “ ‘Duck Dynasty’: Putting the Racist Back in Redneck” on the “Steve Malzberg Show.”

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 READ MORE


Bedbugs Are Even More Disgusting Than You Might Think

Apparently bedbugs reproduce by stabbing each other with sword-like penises that inject sperm directly into the bloodstream. Why didn’t we think of that?

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 READ MORE



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FBI Releases Video, Images of Two Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

The FBI on Thursday released surveillance video and photographs of two persons of interest agents want to question in connection with the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, asking for the public’s help to find them.

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Watch: Fox News Contributor Gets Punched in Face During Union Protest

A video that shows Steven Crowder getting punched in the face and threatened with gun violence in the midst of a right-to-work protest in Lansing, Mich., may have been heavily edited.

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Watch: Romney Defends Writing Off 47 Percent of the Vote

You may have seen the video secretly taken at a Romney Q and A during which the Republican candidate says roughly 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes, depend on the government and will vote for President Obama no matter what.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 READ MORE


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Ray Bradbury: Thoughts at Life’s End (Video and Transcript)

Ray Bradbury, who died Tuesday night at the age of 91, spoke in 2008 with Truthdig’s Steve Wasserman about his books and the passions that drove his writing. The video, text excerpts and full transcript follow.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 READ MORE


Video Memories of Mike Wallace

We should all be so lucky to live to 93, luckier still to have a career like that of Mike Wallace, who died peacefully Saturday night after roughly six decades on television.

Posted on Apr 8, 2012 READ MORE



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Video Challenges George Zimmerman’s Story

The man who killed Trayvon Martin last month, George Zimmerman, has claimed his life was threatened in a fight with the unarmed 17-year-old and thus he was forced to shoot the Florida youth. But the injuries that Zimmerman, 28, said he sustained weren’t apparent in video footage taken later that day.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 READ MORE


What Do You Want for Your Country?

Contrary to the assertions of much of the Congress and the mainstream media, those “99 percent” members who have staked their ground in New York City’s Liberty Plaza know what they want, and in a video here nine of them tell you in a few words. (more)

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 READ MORE


Dad, I’m Gay

A 21-year-old U.S. soldier stationed in Germany called his dad Tuesday morning to tell him that he is gay, and he filmed the entire exchange.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Reno Air Show Ends in a Deadly Crash (Video)

At least three people were killed and more than 50 injured Friday when a veteran stunt pilot lost control of his aircraft and crashed into the edge of the crowd-filled grandstands. (more)

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 READ MORE



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‘Electronic Brownshirts’

Right-wing media personality Andrew Breitbart is the forceful advocate of the slew of deceptively edited videos that target and smear progressive individuals and institutions.

Posted on May 18, 2011 READ MORE


Watch the State of the Union Right Here

Fear not. If you missed the action live, you can get in on the speechifying right here.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011 READ MORE



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USS Enterprise Captain Booted Over Video Scandal

Although the tawdry videos that cost U.S. Navy Capt. Owen Honors his position on the USS Enterprise as of Tuesday weren’t exactly top secret before, they clearly had enough of a shelf life to generate a fresh scandal—and to spur the Pentagon to tuck Honors away in an administrative post.

Posted on Jan 4, 2011 READ MORE


Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington

After spending a day as a migrant farmworker, farceur Stephen Colbert hit Congress to testify about his experience. Media outrage ensued, but as Firedoglake points out, Colbert has done more for the powerless in this instance than any of the “blow-dried idiots that sit around the White House press room.”

Posted on Sep 26, 2010 READ MORE


Time Magazine: Now for Adults

The Onion mocks Time’s glossy infographics and inane weekly updates on Jesus and depression with this biting parody.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 READ MORE


Germans Threaten to Eat Their Psychic Octopus

Have you heard of Paul, the German octopus of British extraction who has a perfect 6-0 record in predicting World Cup matches? Well, he chose Spain to win and, for his betrayal of the fatherland, some Germans are demanding he be turned into paella—or worse.

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 READ MORE



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YouTube Prevails, Viacom Sulks, Internet Breathes Easy

A judge Wednesday upheld one of the basic rules of the Internet, saving YouTube one billion dollars and letting the rest of us get on with business as usual. Viacom had accused YouTube of profiting from Viacom copyrighted content, but the judge in the case decided that the Google-owned website acted appropriately. (continued)

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 READ MORE


Raw Video: Petraeus Collapses in the Senate

If you can’t take the McCain, get out of the hearing. Gen. David Petraeus was rushed from a Senate chamber Tuesday after fainting in the middle of a question from Sen. John McCain.

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 READ MORE


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vimeo.com

A Ginger’s Response to M.I.A.

M.I.A.’s controversial nine-minute, banned-from-YouTube music video fails to show that discrimination is about real, historical inequalities.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / Natasha Baucas

James Cameron Calls for Dialogue With Glenn Beck

During a press junket on Tuesday, “Avatar” helmer James Cameron let fly about Fox News’ shouty conspiracy buff Glenn Beck, calling Beck a couple of rated-R names before backing up a bit and suggesting that he’d like to have a “dialogue with him.” In 3-D! Just kidding.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 READ MORE


Wake Up! He's a Shapeshifter

Wake Up, Ladies—He’s a Shapeshifter

The twisted minds at The Onion have foisted yet another satirical gem on an unsuspecting public, in the form of this clever little number skewering relationship advice books and their media-whoring authors.

 

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 READ MORE



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Why Jerry Brown Wants to Be California’s Next Governor

We’ve known for years that Jerry Brown would run to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010, but the former two-term governor waited until Tuesday to make it official. In his announcement video, Brown promised not to raise taxes without ... (continued)

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Opponents of gay marriage say they want to protect the sanctity of the institution, but what if marriage were limited to people who love each other? The Onion has this satirical take on the marriage brouhaha.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 READ MORE


Chris Hedges on the Corporatocracy

In this interview, Chris Hedges elaborates on his Truthdig column that says democracy in America is a useful fiction.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 READ MORE



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Luge Snuff Video: What Were the Networks Thinking?

Days after the luge accident that killed a Georgian Olympian, we still can’t shake the disturbing images and sound of his body flying off the track at 90 mph and striking a steel pole. That trauma was delivered in full high definition by the three major networks, which all reached the same appalling decision to air the footage. (continued)

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 READ MORE


British Actor Tortures Child With Shakespeare Drill

Brian Cox is a fine actor, but what in the hell is going on here? Thirty months is a bit young to play Hamlet, even if a child is British.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 READ MORE


Blame It on the 2 A.M. Worm

Computer security experts have identified a malicious virus that steals your credit card information and orders Mario Batali kitchenware, usually after 2 in the morning. Either that or you were just drunk. Here’s the full story from the satire masters at The Onion.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 READ MORE


Barack Obama

Watch the State of the Union Live—Right Here

No need to leave your computer, you can get a live feed of Barack Obama’s first official State of the Union address right here.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010 READ MORE


Final ‘Lost’ Season Threatens Human Decency

“Lost” producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse guest star in this Onion clip, joking that the show’s fans are about to get more annoying than ever, driving their roommates and loved ones into emergency “Lost” shelters to escape amateur theories about parallel dimensions.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 READ MORE


Supreme Court
supremecourtus.gov

SCOTUS Bars Video Coverage of Prop. 8 Trial

Bad news for anyone hoping to keep tabs on the Proposition 8 trial via YouTube: On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a ruling by a federal judge to allow streaming video coverage of the trial contesting the ban on gay marriage in California. The top court’s decision holds only until Wednesday, however, so stay tuned.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 READ MORE



Larry’s List: End-of-the-Oughts Edition

It’s been kind of a lousy decade, but things are looking up. An Indian minister says TV works as birth control, coffee might not kill you, and there’s plenty more where that came from. Today’s list after the jump.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009 READ MORE


Move Your Money

The filmmaker who gave us “Why We Fight” has crafted this powerful call to action out of scenes from “It’s a Wonderful Life” and documentary footage.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009 READ MORE



Larry’s List: Jewish Mother Edition

Today on the list: Twitter for your Jewish mother, why the health care bill supporters are full of it, inheriting 9/11 and more.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009 READ MORE


Dylan video

Yuletide Weirdness With Your Host, Bob Dylan

Is yet another Christmas album from a recording artist who just might be phoning it in really necessary? Bob Dylan apparently thought so. He’s released his own holiday collection, “Christmas in the Heart,” from which this odd little polka number—and its even stranger accompanying video—has sprung.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 READ MORE


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The Land of the Rising Smile

Japanese railway employees use computerized “smile scanners” to be certain they’re offering the best service to customers and greeting them with “natural smiles.” Check out just how happy these people look. 

Posted on Jul 27, 2009 READ MORE


Taliban Releases Video of U.S. Captive

The Pentagon is condemning the Taliban for releasing a video of a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan, identified as 23-year-old Bowe Bergdahl.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009 READ MORE


‘Colbert Report’ Invades Iraq

Stephen Colbert, in a hilarious outfit, has taken his show to one of Saddam Hussein’s old palaces in Baghdad to entertain the men and women of the U.S military. Watch President Obama order Gen. Ray Odierno to give Colbert’s coif a military makeover. Update: Full videos added.

Posted on Jun 9, 2009 READ MORE


The View From Denny’s Just Ain’t So Grand

Satire from The Onion: “President Obama announced today he will drastically scale back his agenda for America after a visit to a Denny’s restaurant ... caused him to ‘completely reconsider what our nation is capable of achieving.’ ”

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 READ MORE


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Obama’s Diplomacy Vlog

President Obama has gone digital, releasing an online video of diplomacy to the people and politicians of Iran, suggesting “new beginnings” between the two nations to coincide with Iran’s new year holiday, Nowruz.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 READ MORE



windowssecrets.com

The Most Trusted Name in News Just Stole Your Computer

Visitors to CNN’s Web site looking to watch streaming video of the inauguration on Jan. 20 got this message: “For faster, better video, click ‘yes’ here.” Doing so installed a peer-to-peer plug-in that transferred the bandwidth responsibility of streaming the video from CNN to the users, taking over visitors’ computers in the process.

Posted on Feb 5, 2009 READ MORE


White Phosphorus
guardian.co.uk

Israel’s Chemical Warfare?

Following previous accusations by aid agencies, a video has surfaced amid Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip that shows images “consistent with the use of white phosphorus shells”—i.e. chemical weaponry. The Israeli military has denied use of the chemical agent, which can burn skin to the bone.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009 READ MORE


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