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Bill O’Reilly May Have Pulled a Brian Williams

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Is Bill O’Reilly the new Brian Williams? Well, one is a highly respected news anchor while the other is blowhard book salesman with his own show on FOX – but both have been accused of making false claims about covering war zones.

Just two weeks after NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay for misrepresenting events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003, Bill O’Reilly has been accused of making false claims about his  coverage of the Falklands War in 1982.

Mother Jones’s David Corn reports that O’Reilly’s stories don’t add up with the facts from the war. O’Reilly has said on multiple occasions that he had spent time in a “war zone” while covering the Falklands conflict as a reporter for CBS News, but CBS News’s chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer says that the only “war zone” was in and around the islands, and “nobody from CBS got to the Falklands.”

For example, in his 2001 book, The No Spin Zone: Confrontations With the Powerful and Famous in America, O’Reilly stated, “You know that I am not easily shocked. I’ve reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands.” And in a 2004 column about US soldiers fighting in Iraq, O’Reilly noted, “Having survived a combat situation in Argentina during the Falklands war, I know that life-and-death decisions are made in a flash.”

Turns out O’Reilly’s dramatic stories from his time in the Falklands combat zone were actually from Buenos Aires – a thousand miles from where the fighting was. Schieffer, who was the network’s lead correspondent covering the war at the time, said he “came close” to reaching the Falklands, but the task proved “impossible.” He, O’Reilly and other CBS reporters were based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Shortly after the Mother Jones report was published, O’Reilly went on an angry tirade, calling the story a “giant piece of defamation,” “a lie,” and a smear.

“I was not on the Falkland Islands and I never said I was!” O’Reilly told Politico.

He went on to call one of the writers, David Corn, a “disgusting piece of garbage,” a “guttersnipe liar,” and a “far-left assassin.”

While Brian Williams got a hefty suspension for padding his war reporting, Bill O’Reilly will continue on with the O’Reilly Factor. Makes sense. If FOX News got rid of every anchor who lied or exaggerated, there wouldn’t be anyone left. The whole “Paris No Go Zone” fiasco alone would have cost them half their staff.

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Bill Cosby Makes Rape Allegation Jokes Amid Rape Allegations

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Everybody loves a good Bill Cosby rape joke – even Bill Cosby.

The scandal-ridden comedian acknowledged the sex allegations against him for the first time Thursday when he jokingly told a woman to be careful drinking around him at a show in London, Ontario.

Last week 77-year-old Cosby performed his second show in a row since he began canceling appearances in the wake of sexual-assault allegations from more than 15 women. Other than two men being ejected from the audience for yelling “We don’t love you, Bill!” and “You are a rapist! I’m being ejected because you are a rapist!”, the Thursday show went off without a hitch and Cosby even threw a Bill Cosby rape joke in for good measure.

When a woman in the front row rose and started walking out, Cosby asked where she was going, to which she responded to the lobby to get a drink. “You have to be careful about drinking around me,” he replied. The remark was met with gasps – quickly followed by laughs and applause from the predominantly pro-Cosby audience.

Cosby issued a statement after the show, addressing the confrontation:

“Dear Fans: One outburst but over 2600 loyal, patient and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exist for human-kind. Laughter. I thank you, the theatre staff (Budweiser Gardens), the event organizers and the London, ON community for your continued honor and support. I’m Far From Finished.”

Apparently the hecklers were far from finished too. During the third and final show of his Canadian tour, Bill Cosby was confronted by a group of about 30 women who stood up and removed their coats to reveal white T-shirts with the words “We Believe the Women” on the fronts and backs. Chanting, “We believe the women”, the hecklers left the venue voluntarily but after the women left, a man stood up and shouted, “You’re a piece of shit. You rapist,” before being escorted outside.

Cosby refrained from making any more Bill Cosby rape jokes during his final show in Hamilton – but don’t worry – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler picked up where he left off at the Golden Globes:

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North Korea Threatens War Over Seth Rogan Movie

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Once again, North Korea has promised “merciless” retaliation over something trivial – or as the rest of the world calls it: just another Thursday.

In what may be the best viral marketing campaign ever, North Korea has threatened war if an upcoming Hollywood movie starring Seth Rogan and James Franco is released.

Surprisingly the threat of war does not come from poor casting choices. Instead, North Korea is upset over the action-comedy’s plot, which centers around killing Kim Jong-un. The film, titled The Interview, is about two talk show hosts who are invited to interview Kim Jong-un, and are subsequently recruited by the CIA to assassinate the North Korean leader. Although the movie won’t be out until October, the teaser trailer shows a lookalike actor playing Kim Jong-un as well as a bunch of action scenes set in Pyongyang.

Kim Jong-un was not impressed.

“Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated,” a North Korean spokesman raged.

“If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken.”

Well, clearly no one in North Korea has seen Team America: World Police, starring a lonely Kim Jong-il puppet – or all those episodes of 30 Rock, featuring Kim Jong-il as “the greatest waiter of all time” and Kim Jong-il as the greatest weatherman of all time.

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Pay-To-Pee Program Leaves Multiple Children with Wet Pants

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A third grade teacher in Vancouver, Washington instituted a new bathroom policy in which students must pay to pee. Not surprising, multiple children wet themselves.

Under the new pee policy, third grade students at Mill Plain Elementary could earn fictional money by doing their homework or being nice to others. The play money could later be used to buy things like popcorn, small toys, pointless crap or a bathroom pass.

Like most 8-year-olds would, the children decided their money was better spent on treats than trips to the bathroom. The result? Wet pants.

For some reason, after the first kid wet themselves, the teacher didn’t think “hmm, maybe this pee policy was a bad idea…” and the program continued. The result? Another pair of wet pants.

The two soaking wet students, both girls, told their parents they wet their pants because they hadn’t accumulated enough pretend classroom money to pay for privilege. Cue parental outrage.

“I’m so angry!” one parent told KATU.com, explaining that her daughter wanted to buy popcorn like her friends, and was told she couldn’t use the bathroom if she didn’t want to pay. “When a child has to pay money to use the bathroom…It’s inhumane. That’s a health issue. This is a school. This isn’t a jail. This isn’t a prison. We send our kids to school to learn and to get a good education.”

“What kid is going to spend money to go to the bathroom?” another parent vented. “No child should have to pay to use the restroom. Are you kidding me? That’s absolutely insane.”

The pretend money was designed to teach students about the value of money, but with the alarming high imaginary price of $50 for toilet time, the only lesson is taught students was to hold it in or fight for your right to potty.

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Bad Dancer Blames Racism for Getting Kicked Off the Dance Floor

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Ultra-white transsexual dancer Susan Stone says she was kicked off the dance floor at a St. Louis African Arts Festival because she is white.

Stone, who loves dancing so much that she posts online videos of herself wearing colourful costumes shaking it interpretive dance style, said an event staffer asked her to stop dancing at the African Arts Festival in St. Louis and made a racist remark.

“He tells me, ‘You can’t be doing this here; this is an African-American event, (and) you can’t be at this event (because) you’re not black,’” Stone said. “I feel angry because they’re missing out on the beauty of everything. We’re all supposed to get along together – that’s what God says.”

As for the racist remark, a man identified as a festival employee can be heard in the dancer’s video saying, “This is not the ballerina arts festival, this is not the European arts festival. It is not the Caucasian arts festival.”

The co-chairman of the event, however, said Stone was being disruptive between performances and was uncooperative when asked to stop. A crazy show-stealing woman in a tutu being disruptive? Checks out. But, the co-chairman did admit that the employee acted out of line.

“That’s something that’s unacceptable and that’s an apology from me because we want everyone to showcase their talents and their abilities,” Jason McNairy said.

Based on Stone’s previous interpretive dance/butterfly inspired performances though, I don’t think she was asked to leave because she’s white…

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What’s New with Tara the Hero Cat?

Hero cat Tara with the help of her owner Triantafilo and team staff member Henry "tosses" the first pitch in Bakersfield

Tara, the cat who saved a small boy from a vicious dog attack, is living it up celebrity style, while the cat’s arch-nemesis, Scrappy, has been euthanized.

Tara the cat rose to fame after a security video recorded her throwing herself headfirst into a dog that was twice her size in order to save her owner’s 4-year-old son.

After saving 4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo’s leg from further gnawing and being hailed a dog-tackling hero, Tara the cat was given the honor of “throwing” the ceremonial first pitch in a minor league baseball game in Bakersfield, California. Despite being an international YouTube sensation, Tara is still just a cat… so she only managed to throw the ball (which was attached to a piece of string) a few feet.

Still, Tara’s “dad,” Roger Triantafilo, seemed pretty impressed, telling a scrum of media: “She did everything I thought she would. She stayed calm throughout.”

Meanwhile, Scrappy, the eight-month-old Labrador-Chow mix, has been put down at Bakersfield animal shelter. After he was filmed attacking his young neighbour, Scrappy was given 10 days to prove himself. Unfortunaetly (for Scrappy) he continued to display aggressive traits during his 10-day assessment, biting a few of the animal shelter employees. He was subsequently destroyed. RIP Scrappy.

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Tennessee Man Makes an Unusual ATM Deposit (Spoiler Alert: It’s Semen)

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An intoxicated Tennessee man was arrested after attempting to have sex with an ATM.

Police is Murfreesboro, Tennessee charged Lonnie J. Hutton, 49, with public intoxication over the weekend after he got a little too handsy with an ATM following a night of drinking at his local watering hole, the Boro Bar & Grille.

“Mr. Hutton entered the bar and walked to the ATM,” said Officer Michael Rickard. “Once at the ATM, Mr. Hutton pulled down his pants and underwear exposing his genitals, Mr. Hutton then attempted to have sexual intercourse with the ATM.”

Officers arrived on the scene as Lonnie was strutting around the bar sans pants. Noting that the naked man smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and was unsteady on his feet, the officers took him outside and ordered him to sit at a wooden picnic table.

But the night didn’t end with Lonnie thrusting his hips into an automated banking machine…

“Once outside Mr. Hutton again exposed himself and engaged in sexual intercourse with the wooden picnic table,” Rickard said.

Lonnie was charged with public intoxication and taken to the Rutherford County jail on $250 bond where he presumably spent the night picking splinters and dollar bills out of his penis.

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Restaurant Gives Customers What They Want: More Skin

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After a customer posted a review on Urban Spoon demanding the servers show more skin, the Atomic Grill in Morgantown, West Virginia decided to give the customer what he wanted: more skin.

You want more skin? I’ll give you more skin… potato skins…

The restaurant took action by offering a potato skin special for $7, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information Services.

Atomic Grill Owner“We took offense to the review and wanted to flip it in a positive way,” Atomic Grill owner Daniel McCawley explained.

“It was brutish. I was upset. I’m a father of a 12-year-old girl and I’ve got five sisters,” McCawley said. “The way that women are treated is pretty personal as far as I’m concerned.”

The post on Urban Spoon has been removed, but the Atomic Grill hopes the potato skin special educates people, raises awareness, and makes the anonymous reviewer look like an even bigger dick.

“If you have a minute, have some potato skins, try some fresh, local barbecue and give to a good cause. It’s important to us, it should be important to the community,” McCawley said.

And if potato skins aren’t enough skin for you, take a drive over to Hooters. Instead of potato skins and donations to rape crisis centers, Hooters offers scantily clad servers and rape jokes. On Saturday, a rape joke showed up on Hooters’ official Facebook page with the caption “EXHIBIT A: The proof that she was asking for it your Honour”.

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After the restaurant was called out for the offensive joke, Hooters claimed their Facebook page was hacked and quickly took the picture down. But since the photo isn’t too far off from the kind of pictures the restaurant usually posts, you’re probably better off eating at the Atomic Grill.

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Cat Hero Saves Child From Dog Attack

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Angry dog roaming the neighbourhood? Slow to react child with leftover food in his pocket? No problem! Family cat to the rescue!

A California boy was viciously attacked by a dog while playing on his bicycle in his driveway. A decidedly hungry  neighbourhood dog ran up to the boy and began gnawing on his leg and dragging him down the driveway. Without any intervention, the situation may have been cat-a-strophic, but luckily, the boy’s family cat, Tara, was there to save the day.

Tara the cat hero comes out of nowhere and jumps in front of the dog – chasing the animal from her family’s property. I have a feeling that dog won’t be bothering them any more (mainly because it might have to be put down…)

ABC23reports that the kid needed a few stitches and perhaps a rabies shot, but things could have been a lot worse had Tara the hero cat not intervened in the suburban driveway drama.

When asked about her loyalty to the child, Tara the cat replied “Child? There was a child there? I saw a fucking dog, I attacked. Tara looks out for Tara.”

Cats will be cats!

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“I’m Not a Racist, But….” Donald Sterling Edition

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Does Donald Sterling not know that he is prime phone-tapping material? In another secret recording, the billionaire Clippers owner angrily and adamantly says, “I’m not a racist.

Yes, I’m not a racist, but I forbid my half-black mistress to publicly associate with other black people, lest people figure out she herself is black…

In the recorded telephone conversation, which was taped without Sterling’s knowledge and posted on Radar Online, Sterling comes up with a bunch of colourful quotes:

“It breaks my heart that Magic Johnson, a guy that I respect so much, wouldn’t stand up and say, ‘Well let’s get the facts. Let’s get him and talk to him.’ Nobody tried. Nobody!”

Yeah Magic Johnson! You didn’t stick up for an old racist white man? Now who’s the racist?

You think I’m a racist? You think I have anything in the world but love for everybody? You don’t think that! You know I’m not a racist!” Sterling continued.

Yeah, Sterling loves everybody! As long as they don’t bring black people to his games.

“Do you think I told the coach to get white players?” Sterling said to his friend.

Well, no… because then your team would lose every single game.

Meanwhile, his estranged wife and co-owner of the team, Shelly Sterling, said on Wednesday that she is legally entitled to retain ownership of the team and will push to keep the Clippers, fighting off any NBA attempts to remove the family.

Shelly Sterling, who said she was “devastated” by Donald Sterlin’s racist comments, insists that the lifetime NBA ban only applies to her husband – until, of course, she makes some racist comments of her own. And considering she has already faced accusations of racism in the past (in a housing discrimination lawsuit), at this point it’s only a matter of time before someone taps her phone as well.

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