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Roger Ailes owns Cliven Bundy now: How dumb opportunism became a right-wing nightmare

salon.com — Cliven Bundy, the infamous welfare rancher, was holding forth at his Nevada homestead Wednesday, and apparently he had a lot to say about "the Negro." Who could have guessed? "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro," he told a small group of people gathered to see him, which included Adam Nagourney of the New York Times.
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RT @Scott_Heim: Roger Ailes owns Cliven Bundy now: How dumb opportunism became a right-wing nightmare salon.com/2014/04/24/rog… via @Salon
RT @Salon: Phil Robertson redux: Fox News kicking themselves after Cliven Bundy reveals he's a hideous racist slnm.us/oRX8QYp via @joanwalsh
RT @joanwalsh: Roger Ailes owns Cliven Bundy now: How dumb opportunism became a right-wing nightmare salon.com/2014/04/24/rog… via @Salon
Roger Ailes owns Cliven Bundy now: How dumb opportunism became a right-wing nightmare salon.com/2014/04/24/rog… via @Salon

Brown University lets rapist who choked his victim reenroll after a semester-long suspension

salon.com — A Brown University student who raped and physically assaulted a fellow student will return to campus after a semester-long suspension, according to a report from Tyler Kingkade at the Huffington Post.
Brown, Harvard, American... every day this week, another sad story about college sexual assault going unpunished. salon.com/2014/04/24/bro…
RT @Salon_Arts: Brown University reenrolls rapist after semester-long suspension. Its explanation why is genuinely stomach-turning slnm.us/9unb7eT
RT @Salon_Arts: Brown University reenrolls rapist after semester-long suspension. Its explanation why is genuinely stomach-turning slnm.us/9unb7eT

Lululemon’s “dumpy” new image problem

salon.com — The controversial yoga brand gets in hot water again -- this time over its own CEO Ah, karma. It's not just the name of a $50 long-sleeved yoga top. It's what happens to a company when the guy who replaced the guy who got in trouble for body shaming his clientele gets body shamed by his own shareholders.
Is the "dumpy" head of @lululemon "the true heir to the iron yoga mat?" Karma is indeed a bitch. ow.ly/w7SDW

The FCC just sold out the Internet

salon.com — A new government proposal abandons the principle of "net neutrality," invites Comcast to start charging tolls The New York Times is reporting that the FCC has abandoned any pretense of supporting net neutrality - the principle that Internet service providers may not price discriminate against online content providers.

Cliven Bundy claims he never said black people were better off “picking cotton.” Here’s video that proves he’s lying

salon.com — During a Thursday appearance on conspiracy theory enthusiast Alex Jones' radio show, Cliven Bundy tried to lessen the damage to his reputation wrought by a New York Times report showing him to be almost comically racist by claiming the Times misquoted him.
Cliven Bundy claims he never said black people were better off “picking cotton.” Here’s the video: salon.com/2014/04/24/cli…

Conservatives can’t decide whether to disown or defend Cliven Bundy

salon.com — After touting and lionizing the Nevada rancher for weeks, the GOP isn't sure how to respond to his patent racism Topics: cliven bundy, Kurt Schlichter, Fox News, Sean Hannity, Dana Loesch, Dean Heller, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, kevin williamson, Media News, News, Politics News Now that Cliven Bundy has revealed himself as a man who believes African-Americans are shiftless, abortion-happy moochers who'd probably be better off as slaves, anyway, conservatives and Republicans who spent much of the past few weeks celebrating the renegade rancher find themselves in a bit of a pickle.
!! RT @eliasisquith: Conservatives can’t figure out whether to defend or disown former hero Cliven Bundy bit.ly/1lJYviD

Brit Hume on why Megyn Kelly is a Time 100 “Pioneer”: She has “great looks”

RT @Salon: Brit Hume's explanation for why Megyn Kelly is a Time 100 "Pioneer" is brazenly, hilariously sexist slnm.us/KHgOBN9

Sheryl Sandberg’s warped understanding of Beyoncé

salon.com — It is by now a truism that Beyoncé is one of the most successful recording artists on earth. Her recent self-titled album topped charts and dazzled critics. But to Sheryl Sandberg, she's most interesting because she Leaned In. Sandberg wrote a testimonial to Beyoncé in the current issue of Time, devoted to the 100 most influential people on earth.
Come harder, this won't be easy / Don't doubt yourself, trust me, you need me salon.com/2014/04/24/she…

It’s not just wing-nuts! Slate gets liberal opposition to the Common Core all wrong

salon.com — Is education too difficult a subject for some liberals? Lots of other topics are easier to write about for sure: What to say about the minimum wage? Raise it! Same-sex marriage? Yes! Unrestricted gun ownership? Bad! Granting undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship? Good!

Why the “Game of Thrones” rape scene caused fans to respond in the worst possible way

salon.com — This piece originally appeared on Pajiba. (Spoilers for Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad below.) By the final episodes of Breaking Bad, there was no doubt in most people's minds that Walter White was a bad man. He was no longer an anti-hero. He was a straight-up villain.

Take notes, Nate Silver! Reinventing literary criticism with computers

salon.com — As a literary critic who says he aims to study books without actually reading them, Franco Moretti has positioned himself as an iconoclast. He has described what most non-academics think of as the essence of literary criticism - singling out the best works and describing what's great about them - as a "a theological exercise."
I talked with Franco Moretti about what we can learn from studying failed books, even if we don’t read them bit.ly/QIcfAA

Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart calls Sean Hannity’s show “the Arby’s of news”

salon.com — On Wednesday night, "The Daily Show" delivered one of its most scathing attacks of the year on Sean Hannity, the Fox News host who has come out in support of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Stewart threw the first punch on Monday, when he called Hannity "hypocritical" for supporting the rancher, who has broken the law by grazing cattle on federal land for two decades.
RT @Salon: On Tuesday, Sean Hannity called Jon Stewart a hack. Last night "The Daily Show" host fired back - and it was glorious slnm.us/rpNKJnG

What your organic market doesn’t want you to know: The dark truth about quinoa

salon.com — Quinoa is rising up the popularity charts as a food staple in U.S. and Europe. A growing spate of positive coverage cites quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) as a high-protein grain-like relative of spinach and beets which is a newly discovered gluten-free superfood.
The longest teaser-drop intro combo ever written <@Salon The dark truth about a trendy grain slnm.us/OtrajHh

What’s hot at Tribeca: James Franco, Joss Whedon, eco-terror

salon.com — New York's spring film fest launches with urgent political docs, riveting crime films and a brand-new Coppola Topics: Movies, Documentaries, Environmentalism, Horror, Tribeca Film Festival, Joss Whedon, James Franco, Palo Alto, Emma Roberts, Louie Psihoyos, Gia Coppola, Stellan Skarsgard, Whistleblowing, Whistleblowers, FBI, Surveillance, Transgender, transgender rights, LGBT, Eco-Terrorism, radical politics,

Please keep your hands off Iggy Azaela

salon.com — Everybody, please keep your hands off Iggy Azaela. More specifically, please keep your fingers out of Iggy Azaela. In an (obviously NSFW) interview Tuesday on Hot 97, the Australian hip-hop artist, who believes the industry is ready for more than "one rapper with a vagina" frankly discussed why she stopped crowdsurfing.
“Buying my album for twelve dollars doesn’t mean you get to finger me when I come to your city.” salon.com/2014/04/23/ple…
I don’t like being linked to in an article titled "Please keep your hands off Iggy Azaela” salon.com/2014/04/23/ple…
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