Invisible Children has received donations from known anti-gay groups for its Kony 2012 campaign; a U.S. soldier went on a killing spree in Afghanistan; meanwhile, our tax dollars are being used to transmit Rush Limbaugh’s show to U.S. troops abroad. These discoveries and more below.

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

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If You Were Looking For A Reason To Hate On Invisible Children And The Kony 2012 Campaign, Here It Is From the get-go there was something about the whole Kony 2012 campaign that didn’t sit right with us.

Why High Gas Prices Are Here to Stay Think about this for a second and if it doesn’t stagger you, I don’t know what to say: the U.S. military consumes as much oil every day as the entire nation of Sweden.

What if Bush had done that? President Barack Obama has forged a surprising consensus on opposite ends of the political spectrum: They wonder how on earth he gets away with it.

US soldier kills 16 Afghans, deepening crisis An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai who called it an “assassination” and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington.

How older viewers are rescuing cinema Until recently, cinemas were seen as pretty much a no-go zone for older people.

Was Sarah Palin’s Image Hurt By Tina Fey? You Betcha! New research suggests exposure to Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin in 2008 lowered voters’ opinion of the candidate.

For Change.Org, A Better World Is Clicks Away Everyone remembers how fast EBay, Facebook, YouTube and other websites that have changed our world grew.

While Limbaugh Sheds Advertisers, Taxpayers Pay to Broadcast His Toxic Sludge to the Troops Rush Limbaugh’s defiant, halfhearted apology didn’t convince anyone that he’d mended his ways.

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