The Log Cabin Republicans’ Absurd Defense of Trump

Gregory Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, responded to a New York Times editorial criticizing Donald Trump for his anti-LGBT policies with a letter to the editor. That letter, which purports to list Trump's pro-LGBT credentials, is pitifully empty. … [Read more...]

The ‘Scientific’ Racist from NRA TV

Media Matters has a report about Bill Whittle, who was recently hired by NRA TV as a host and commentator. Whittle is an advocate of "scientific" racism, which applies a thin veneer of allegedly objective "evidence" over the top of white supremacy. … [Read more...]

Trump May Hire Wingnut Sheriff

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is the incredibly far-right "constitutional sheriff" that Fox News seems to love, which undoubtedly explains why Donald Trump is likely to offer him a position in the Department of Homeland Security. … [Read more...]

‘Coach’ Dave: Sexually Harassed Women at Fox Had It Coming

Leave it to "Coach" Dave Daubenmire to blame the victims of sexual harassment for the actions of the men who harass them. He says the women at Fox News deserved it because they wore skirts and low-cut blouses, thus "titillating" poor, beleaguered Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes. … [Read more...]

DeMint Out the Door at Heritage?

Politico reports that former Sen. Jim DeMint is set to be ousted as president of the Heritage Foundation by the board of directors, which has bristled at his bare knuckles, highly tribalistic approach rather than the traditionally scholarly history of the organization. … [Read more...]

Fox News 2: Electric Boogaloo

In the wake of the firing of Bill O'Reilly and a perceived shift to the left by Fox News, some conservative bigwigs are in the process of trying to launch a new cable network that would be Fox News 2.0, presumably with a third less rationality and double the hysterical overreactions. … [Read more...]

Lewandowski Selling Access to Trump

Corey Lewandowski, the fired yet somehow still incredibly loyal former campaign manager for Donald Trump, has been essentially selling access to him, including face to face meetings, to contacts in Eastern Europe and around the world. Politico has the information: … [Read more...]

The Dumbest Thing Rick Wiles Has Ever Said?

Far-right radio show host Rick Wiles says monumentally stupid things on a daily basis, but this one may set the bar even higher than usual. The fact that there's a computer program that now plays poker, he says, means that "they" are building a computer with "Satan's brain." … [Read more...]

New Immigrant Crime Line Gets Crank Called

I find this absolutely hilarious. The Trump administration opened up its promised phone line for reports of criminal acts by "illegal aliens" and a Twitter campaign immediately started to call ICE and report on crimes by alien aliens. The agency is not amused: … [Read more...]

White Supremacists Love Tucker Carlson

After parting ways with Bill O'Reilly, Fox News replaced him with the equally sexist Tucker Carlson, but that's just the beginning of the problem. Carlson is also a favorite of white supremacists and MRAs, who have celebrated his promotion to the cornerstone of the Fox primetime lineup. … [Read more...]

Erickson Blames the Victims of Gay Bashing

The loathsome Erick Erickson is backing up Sen. Mike Enzi, who actually told a group of students that if a guy walks into a bar wearing a tutu, he deserves to be beaten up. Erickson kind of agrees with him because "others have rights too." … [Read more...]

Tavris and Aronson Explain Cognitive Dissonance

Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, authors of the amazing book Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me), have an article on the CSICOP website explaining cognitive dissonance theory and why it's one of the key ways that we undermine our own rationality. … [Read more...]