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  • Rolling Stone apologizes for U.Va. rape article, admits ‘misplaced’ trust in evidence

    Rolling Stone magazine admitted Friday that their trust in the source for an article documenting a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia was “misplaced,” following widespread speculation about the story’s credibility. Managing Editor Will Dana apologized in a letter to readers Friday for the “discrepancies” in the accuser’s story. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/5/rolling-stone-apologizes-for-uva-rape-article-admi/#ixzz3L3JIvkJP Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire [Rolling Stone Magazine Hit Piece]

    10/04/2014 7:47:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/04/2014 | Tim Dickinson
    Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't want you to know is how they made all that money. The enormity of the Koch fortune is no mystery. Brothers Charles and David are each worth more than $40 billion. The electoral influence of the Koch brothers is similarly well-chronicled. The Kochs are our homegrown oligarchs; they've cornered the market on Republican politics and are nakedly attempting to buy Congress and the White House. Their political network helped finance the Tea Party and...
  • Rolling Stone inspires mockery with list of most dangerous guns

    07/15/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT · by HammerT · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 15, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    No need to pick up the latest issue of Rolling Stone to learn which are “the 5 most dangerous guns in America;” National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke has recompiled the exhaustive list at NRO. Drum roll, please. 1.Pistols 2.Revolvers 3. Rifles 4. Shotguns 5. Derringers Rolling Stone based its ratings on “a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage.” Some, however, question the expertise of Rolling Stone when it comes to deadly weapons. Professional marksman “Top Shot” Chris Cheng, for example, retweeted this alternative list of dangerous knives.
  • REM's Michael Stipe delayed HIV test to stay out of the, um, Reagan-Bush internment camps

    07/05/2014 10:42:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Cain TV ^ | Monday June 30th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    You remember those, right?If you ever wonder where delusional left-wingers get their ideas that what is happening in the world, it's useful to know your history. They didn't just start believing crazy things when George W. Bush won the Florida recount, or when dastardly Republicans started criticizing Barack Obama. They've been this way for a long time.And as is so often the case, the insanity is influenced and often led by figures in pop culture. REM front man Michael Stipe provided a perfect example in a recent statement about why, back in the 1980s, he decided not to get tested...
  • America's Last Prisoner of War (soldier walked off his base and into the hands of the Taliban)

    06/01/2014 9:23:20 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 50 replies
    TheRollingStone.com ^ | JUNE 7, 2012 | MICHAEL HASTINGS
    Three years ago, a 23-year-old soldier walked off his base in Afghanistan and into the hands of the Taliban. Now he’s a crucial pawn in negotiations to end the war. Will the Pentagon leave a man behind? Bowe's own tour of duty in Afghanistan mirrored the larger American experience in the war – marked by tragedy, confusion, misplaced idealism, deluded thinking and, perhaps, a moment of insanity. And it is with Bowe that the war will likely come to an end. On May 1st, in a surprise visit to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, President Obama announced that...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus blames nude photo on "drunken stupor"

    04/10/2014 3:54:42 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 105 replies
    CBS ^ | April 9, 2014 | Lauren Moraski
    Blame it on a drunken stupor. That's what Toronto Mayor Rob Ford did. If you pick up the new issue of Rolling Stone, you'll get to see in Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the buff. The 53-year-old "Veep" actress unveiled the magazine's cover photo on Twitter: She tweeted that she's about to get more Twitter followers -- and she's right. We just started following her. Her butt-naked appearance coincides with the third season of "Veep," which premiered on Sunday. In the issue, which hits newsstands on Friday, Louis-Dreyfus dishes on the upcoming season (she's thrilled her character gets to curse a lot),...
  • Bill Gates Reveals Family Goes to Catholic Church: 'It Makes Sense to Believe in God'

    03/17/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/14/17 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, revealed in a recent interview that his family goes to a Catholic church and that religious morality inspires a lot of his charity work. He also shared his personal thoughts on God and the biggest issues facing the world today. "The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's...
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For ["Make Everything Owned by Everybody"]

    01/04/2014 1:40:02 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 3, 2014 | Jesse A. Myerson
    4. Make Everything Owned by EverybodyHoarders blow. Take, for instance, the infamous one percent, whose ownership of the capital stock of this country leads to such horrific inequality. "Capital stock" refers to two things here: the buildings and equipment that workers use to produce goods and services, and the stocks and bonds that represent ownership over the former. The top 10 percent's ownership of the means of production is represented by the fact that they control 80 percent of all financial assets. This detachment means that there's a way easier way to collectivize wealth ownership than having to stage uprisings...
  • Rolling Stone publishes cheap Marx ripoff: ‘5 economic reforms millennials should be fighting for’

    01/04/2014 5:03:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/4/2014 | Doug Powers
    First, read the post at Twitchy and then decide if you want to give the unintentional Marxist satire at Rolling Stone a click. I’m not going to link to Rolling Stone’s capitalist website out of solidarity with the communist author.Here’s a very brief sampling of the highlights in “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For”: 1. Guaranteed Work for EverybodyUnemployment blows. The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able to earn a decent living in the public sector. [...] 2. Social Security for AllBut...
  • Article about Hastings death (reporter in exploded car crash in L.A.)

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/transportation/cars/journalist-michael-hastings-body-cremated-authorities-against-familys
  • The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Was Right to Laugh

    10/12/2012 5:16:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    The Rolling Stone ^ | October 12, 2012 | Matt Taibbi
    I've never thought much of Joe Biden. But man, did he get it right in last night's debate, and not just because he walloped sniveling little Paul Ryan on the facts. What he got absolutely right, despite what you might read this morning (many outlets are criticizing Biden's dramatic excesses), was his tone. Biden did absolutely roll his eyes, snort, laugh derisively and throw his hands up in the air whenever Ryan trotted out his little beady-eyed BS-isms. But he should have! He was absolutely right to be doing it. We all should be doing it. That includes all of...
  • Bob Dylan: Slavery Ruined America

    09/12/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | September 12, 2012 | Nick Chiles
    Folk rock legend Bob Dylan has some strong words about America that many of his compatriots may not want to hear: He says the stigma of slavery ruined America and he doubts whether the country can get rid of the shame because it was “founded on the backs of slaves.” Dylan spoke to Rolling Stone for a cover story that coincides with the release of his 35th studio album, “Tempest.” Dylan has long been an outspoken critic of American culture and its inherent inequalities, particularly during the 1960s when his songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are...
  • Rolling Stone Editor Defends Biden: Everyone Knows He's an Idiot [VIDEO]

    08/16/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/16/2012 | Libby Sternberg
    On Wednesday, August 15, MSNBC’s noon show, “NOW With Alex Wagner,” featured a brief but revealing segment on Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent gaffe. This was the one where Biden addressed a crowd, mostly of African-Americans, and, using what sounded like a Southern accent, said of the Romney/Ryan team: “They’re going to put ya’ll back in chains,” supposedly with deregulation of Wall Street. The “NOW” panel was urged to address this by host Alex Wagner, but from a specific standpoint – “How do we get past this and get to the big issues?” One of her guests, Eric Bates, executive...
  • The Short, Miserable Life of Wise Hectare (Meet America's Latest ZOT)

    08/02/2012 10:20:12 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 67 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Joe Hagan
    ...Arpaio is an unabashed carnival barker. And his antics might be amusing if he weren't also notorious for being not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America. As Arizona has become center stage for the debate over illegal immigration and the civil rights of Latinos, Arpaio has sold himself as the symbol of nativist defiance, a modern-day Bull Connor bucking the federal government over immigration policy.... ...Arpaio is so obsessed with the often illusory crimes of immigrants that he ignored more than 400 cases of sexual abuse he was responsible for investigating, including assaults on...
  • The GOP War on Voting

    09/05/2011 11:31:17 AM PDT · by americanophile · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 30, 2011 | Ari Berman
    As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black Southerners from voting, a new crop of GOP governors and state legislators has passed a series of seemingly disconnected measures that could prevent millions of students, minorities, immigrants, ex-convicts and the elderly from casting ballots. "What has happened this year is the most significant setback to voting rights in this country in a century,"...
  • Merle Haggard on His Kennedy Center Honor, Meeting Obama and Oprah and More

    12/29/2010 12:34:22 PM PST · by blade_tenner · 42 replies · 5+ views
    Rolling Stones ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2010 | Patrick Doyle
    It was also nice to meet Obama and find him very different from the media makeout. It's really almost criminal what they do with our President. There seems to be no shame or anything. They call him all kinds of names all day long, saying he's doing certain things that he's not. It's just a big old political game that I don't want to be part of. There are people spending their lives putting him down. I'm sure some of it's true and some of it's not. I was very surprised to find the man very humble and he had...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 inductees include Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper: who else ?

    12/15/2010 10:14:36 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 255 replies · 1+ views
    ew ^ | Dec 15 | Margaret Lyons
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will induct Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Dr. John, and Darlene Love, according to the New York Times. Jac Holzman, who founded Elektra, and Art Rupe, who founded Specialty Records, will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which is given to music-industry executives. Pianist Leon Russell will receive the Award for Musical Excellence. The ceremony will be held in March
  • How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster (major puke alert)

    10/13/2010 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Matt Taibbi
    It's taken three trips to Kentucky, but I'm finally getting my Tea Party epiphany exactly where you'd expect: at a Sarah Palin rally. The red-hot mama of American exceptionalism has flown in to speak at something called the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, a gospel-music hoedown in a giant convention center filled with thousands of elderly white Southerners. Palin — who earlier this morning held a closed-door fundraiser for Rand Paul, the Tea Party champion running for the U.S. Senate — is railing against a GOP establishment that has just seen Tea Partiers oust entrenched Republican hacks in Delaware and...
  • The Runaway General (The Articles Up!)

    06/22/2010 9:54:44 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 104 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Jun 22, 2010 10:00 AM EDT | Michael Hastings
    'How'd I get screwed into going to this dinner?" demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal. It's a Thursday night in mid-April, and the commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is sitting in a four-star suite at the Hôtel Westminster in Paris. He's in France to sell his new war strategy to our NATO allies – to keep up the fiction, in essence, that we actually have allies. Since McChrystal took over a year ago, the Afghan war has become the exclusive property of the United States. Opposition to the war has already toppled the Dutch government, forced the resignation...
  • Top 40 rejects: Why are none of these people in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

    03/16/2010 12:16:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 140 replies · 2,415+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 15, 2010 | Jim Farber
    Another year, another reason to raise bloody hell over who didn't get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — and who did. Tonight, a fresh class of five historic names will march into the coveted main hall: ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, the Hollies and the Stooges.
  • A Way Out for Obama: Faces his biggest test yet on health care reform (Gives BHO a vulgar pep talk)

    03/03/2010 2:12:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1,327+ views
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | The March 18, 2010 Issue | Matt Taibbi
    In the end, here's what the history of this attempt to reform health care comes down to: Barack Obama did everything wrong. Instead of using his vast post-electoral capital with the public to push for real reform and clean the Augean stables of the health care industry, he and his team of two-faced creeps like Rahm Emanuel took the Beltway-schmuck route and cut a backroom deal with the targeted industries — buying their acquiescence to a theoretical future of regulatory oversight in exchange for an upfront mountain of taxpayer giveaways. The Obama administration was willing to sell out every inch...
  • Shepard Fairey-designed Obama portrait on cover of Rolling Stone deifies, questions President

    08/05/2009 2:12:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies · 5,006+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/5/2009 | Helen Kennedy
    Artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic HOPE campaign poster of Barack Obama was a global sensation, is back with a new image that both questions and deifies the President. Appearing on the cover of the Aug. 20 Rolling Stone, the portrait depicts Obama with a brow knit in determination, surrounded by a halo of stars. "Will he take bold action or compromise too easily?" asks a headline enshrining the President's head. Fairey said it wasn't meant to be a halo. Rather, the picture he worked from showed Obama standing in front of the presidential seal, he said. "It's one thing to...
  • Spinning in the Grave - The three biggest reasons music magazines are dying (dinosaur Big Media)

    07/30/2009 11:04:29 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 64 replies · 1,530+ views
    Slate ^ | July 28, 2009 | Jonah Weiner
    ...Some of the problems that have beset music magazines are familiar from discussions about the publishing industry's woes in general: Readership's down, advertising's down, the old guard has been slow in adapting to the Internet. But like newspapers and shelter titles, music magazines have proven especially vulnerable. ...leave aside the question of whether Blender and Vibe somehow deserved their undoing... and whether Rolling Stone and Spin deserve their present difficulties.... 1. There are fewer superstars, and the same musicians show up on every magazine cover. Say Beyoncé—or Kanye, or Kelly Clarkson, or any of the few musical acts that still...
  • "The Road to Woodstock": The Stories Behind Rock History (excerpt, the Who)

    06/30/2009 10:53:20 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 73 replies · 11,585+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Jun 25, 2009 8:30 AM | Michael Lang
    It was billed as three days of peace and music, but the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was really the culmination of months of planning, begging, borrowing and countless hours of hard work. To mark the 40th anniversary of that historic concert, the man at the heart of it all, Michael Lang — the producer who co-created Woodstock — peels back the curtain and reveals the stories and the passion behind one of rock's most powerful moments. Lang and Holly George-Warren deliver The Road to Woodstock on June 30, but here they give RollingStone.com a first look at some of...
  • The Ultimate Trip: "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" Heads to the Big Screen

    04/14/2009 11:28:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies · 825+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Posted Apr 10, 2009 9:00 AM | JOHN CLARKE JR.
    The Ultimate Trip: "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" Heads to the Big Screen Film version of Tom Wolfe's book on Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters comes closer to reality The onscreen version of Tom Wolfe's literary cult hit The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is primed to hit theaters by 2010. When published in 1968, the book shattered cultural perceptions of the peaceful, passive hippie zeitgeist by introducing the Merry Pranksters, author Ken Kesey's roving gonzo army of LSD-fueled pioneers who tripped about the country, mixing it up with rowdy Oregonians, Bay Area hippies, Hollywood rockers, Hell's Angels and a flurry of left-handed...
  • Toby Keith Launches Expletive-Laced Tirade Against Ethan Hawke

    04/07/2009 1:43:32 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 37 replies · 1,966+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 04/07/09 | Uncredited
    LAS VEGAS — Ethan Hawke might want to avoid crossing paths with Toby Keith in the near future. The country star lit into the actor for an article Hawke wrote in the new issue of Rolling Stone about Kris Kristofferson. In it, Hawke refers to a blowup Kristofferson had with an unnamed country star back in 2003 that sounds a lot like Toby Keith. But a furious Keith, speaking backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards, said it wasn't true, and added that Hawke did not name him in the story because he did not want to face him...
  • The Beatles’ Remastered Albums Due September 9, 2009

    04/07/2009 11:04:43 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 64 replies · 2,426+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 4/7/09, 9:22 am EST | no byline
    On September 9, 2009, after a nearly 22-year wait, digitally remastered versions of all of the Beatles studio albums will be released, a press release has confirmed. Each album will feature the track listings and artwork as it was originally released in the U.K. and come with expanded booklets including original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited time, each of the Fab Four’s 12 proper albums will be “embedded” with a brief documentary about its making. The rereleases will include the Beatles’ 12 studio albums and Magical Mystery Tour as well as Past Masters Vol....
  • Obama's Secret Record Collection (actually Carter/Reagan's)

    01/28/2009 10:57:33 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies · 807+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Posted Jan 23, 2009 12:35 PM | DAVID BROWNE
    When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, he gained access to five chefs, a private bowling alley — and a killer collection of classic LPs. Stored in the basement of the executive mansion is the official White House Record Library: several hundred LPs that include landmark albums in rock (Led Zeppelin IV, the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed), punk (the Ramones' Rocket to Russia, the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols), cult classics (Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin) and disco. Not to mention...
  • The Legend of Master Legend

    12/30/2008 6:17:47 PM PST · by sig226 · 10 replies · 373+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 12/25/08 | JOSHUA BEARMAN
    Master Legend races out the door of his secret hide-out, fires up the Battle Truck and summons his trusty sidekick. "Come on, Ace!" he yells. "Time to head into the shadows!" The Ace appears wearing his flame-accented mask and leather vest; Master Legend is costumed in his signature silver and black regalia. "This is puncture-resistant rubber," Master Legend says proudly, pointing at his homemade breastplate. His arms are covered with soccer shinguards that have been painted silver to match his mask. "It won't stop a bullet," he says, "but it will deflect knives." "Not that any villain's knives have ever...
  • Ron Wood Says Faces Reunion Tour Is “Ready to Go”

    12/03/2008 11:06:12 AM PST · by weegee · 23 replies · 800+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 12/1/08, 2:38 pm EST | no byline
    Ron Wood has confirmed long-standing reports that the Faces are gearing up for a reunion tour next year. “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go,” Wood tells Rolling Stone. “It’s like no time has passed by.” Rod Stewart’s touring bassist Conrad Korsch sat in on bass, replacing original Faces bassist Ronnie Lane who died in 1997. “There’s a lot of guest bass players that want to do it — including Flea,” says Wood. They plan on hitting the road sometime in 2009, though no dates have been set. “We just have to sort out...
  • CELEBRITY POLITICS (Bono challenges Dave Marsh to a debate on celebrity politics)

    10/03/2008 10:56:36 AM PDT · by weegee · 8 replies · 735+ views
    Below is an edited version of the newsletter. ROCK & RAP CONFIDENTIAL No. 224 / October 2008 CELEBRITY POLITICS…On a perfectly pleasant evening at the end of May, my colleague Gavin Martin and I were sitting with most of the E Street Band and a few dozen others in the bar of the Merion Hotel in Dublin after a Springsteen show. It was getting on towards midnight. The room was conversationally loud. I was drinking red wine because I can’t stand Guinness, never mind my last name. The noise level rose noticeably as another troupe entered. It was U2, in...
  • The Dark Knight Review

    06/27/2008 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 87 replies · 249+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2008 | Rolling Stone
    Heads up: a thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's absolute stunner of a follow-up to 2005's Batman Begins, is a potent provocation decked out as a comic-book movie. Feverish action? Check. Dazzling spectacle? Check. Devilish fun? Check. But Nolan is just warming up. There's something raw and elemental at work in this artfully imagined universe. Striking out from his Batman origin story, Nolan cuts through to a deeper dimension. Huh? Wha? How can a conflicted guy in a bat suit and a villain with a cracked,...
  • A New Hope (look at Rolling Stone's disgraceful pic of Obama)

    03/08/2008 9:23:24 AM PST · by DesScorp · 87 replies · 3,237+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | March 8, 2008 | Jann Wenner
    The tides of history are rising higher and faster these days. Read them right and ride them, or be crushed. And then along comes Barack Obama, with the kinds of gifts that appear in politics but once every few generations. There is a sense of dignity, even majesty, about him, and underneath that ease lies a resolute discipline. It's not just that he is eloquent — with that ability to speak both to you and to speak for you — it's that he has a quality of thinking and intellectual and emotional honesty that is extraordinary.
  • To Understand The Left, Read The Current Issue Of Rolling Stone (Dennis Prager On The Left Alert)

    11/12/2007 9:37:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 75 replies · 124+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/13/2007 | Dennis Prager
    The current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, its special 40th anniversary issue, reveals almost all one needs to know about the current state of the cultural Left. The issue features interviews with people Rolling Stone considers to be America's leading cultural and political figures -- such as Al Gore, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Cornel West, Paul Krugman, Kanye West, Bill Maher and George Clooney, among many others. It brings me no pleasure to say that, with few exceptions, the interviews reveal a superficiality and contempt for cultural norms (as evidenced by the ubiquity of curse words) that should scare anyone...
  • GOP Logjam in Michigan [FReepers mentioned--Barf Alert]

    10/12/2007 8:26:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 766+ views
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | October 10, 2007 | Tim Dickinson
    I’ve been catching up on the GOP debate. Thank God for TiVo. After a half dozen of these, I just can’t stomach any more of the Tancredo, Hunter, Brownback triumverate. *Bub-boop!* Tonight, of course, marked the first debate for Fred Thompson. He fit right in. Which is hardly a complement. He was shaky with his talking points — visibly straining to remember the script about “Islamic fascism”. He looked vaguely dyspeptic when he was speaking, and more or less catatonic when it wasn’t his turn. The top lighting gave the bags under his eyes an uncanny resemblance to steamer trunks....
  • I was once 'From Rolling Stone,' and it wasn't anything like MTV's new show

    01/19/2007 10:38:37 AM PST · by weegee · 8 replies · 397+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 14, 2007 | BY JIM DeROGATIS Pop Music Critic
    In the 2000 film "Almost Famous," young William Miller (Patrick Fugit), the stand-in for writer-director Cameron Crowe, somehow turns his first assignment for Rolling Stone into a month-long trek across the country with the mythic band Stillwater, transforming a rote profile into a star-making cover story while pausing just long enough for a tryst with three gorgeous "Band Aids" (Fairuza Balk, Anna Paquin and Bijou Phillips). If that really was life for the magazine's journalists in the '70s -- and Crowe swears his movie is accurately autobiographical -- it certainly isn't anymore. "Dude, this looks like Enron or something," says...
  • Bush's Favorite Democrat (A must read in preparation for Lieberman-Lamont results)

    08/08/2006 9:57:33 AM PDT · by kabar · 63 replies · 1,285+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 10, 2006 | MATT TAIBBI
    If you believe the propaganda emanating from Lieberman and his coterie of whore-cronies in the Democratic Leadership Council, Lamont is a dangerous, pillar-crushing revolutionary, a preppy, tanned mixture of Lenin and the Ayatollah. The Democrat insiders' strategy vis-à-vis Lamont is very similar to the one used to dispose of Howard Dean a few years back, only it's even more savage this time around: They have chosen to go after Lamont's supporters in the blogosphere, deriding the likes of "Daily Kos" founder Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and the wackos at MoveOn.org as "liberal fundamentalists" bent on liquidating poor Lieberman for the sake...
  • The Left Promotes Assertions That Turn Out to Be False

    06/11/2006 6:47:01 PM PDT · by kellynla · 56 replies · 2,310+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 11, 2006 | John Leo
    Writing in Rolling Stone, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. assures us that the 2004 presidential election was stolen. This popular conspiracy theory has attracted many Democrats, from the clearly unbalanced to John Kerry himself. (Professor and activist Mark Crispin Miller of NYU says Kerry told him he believes the election was stolen.) Kennedy thinks it's fishy that the recorded vote didn't match the exit polls in four battleground states where Kerry was supposedly ahead. He also thinks the Republicans discouraged voters by creating long lines at voting stations in heavily Democratic areas. But bitter surmise isn't proof. And according to a...
  • Rolling Stone Bans Bible Ad Aimed At Reaching Young People

    01/21/2005 4:38:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies · 1,900+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 21, 2005 | Jimmy Moore
    NEW YORK (Talon News) -- Rock music magazine Rolling Stone rejected an ad on Wednesday for a new Bible translation designed to reach "spiritually intrigued 18- to 34-year-olds" because it was deemed too religious. Zondervan, the largest Bible publisher in the United States, was hoping to purchase space in the popular secular magazine to attract their target consumers for the new "Today's New International Version of the Bible," which is due to hit bookstores in February. Doug Lockhart, who serves as the executive vice president of marketing for Zondervan, said he purchased the ad in Rolling Stone last July in...
  • RS: Bush Like Me - Ten weeks undercover in the grass roots of the Republican Party

    10/13/2004 11:34:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 103 replies · 5,703+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | (Posted Oct 06, 2004) | By MATT TAIBBI
    I never felt any longing to go to Orlando, Florida. What I felt, in traveling south to volunteer for the campaign of George W. Bush, was an obligation. Let me explain by first saying something about the critics of our president. A great many of them like to laugh at George Bush for not reading books and for being uninterested in visiting other countries. But a lot of those same people are guilty of the opposite offense. They prefer to read books and travel abroad rather than actually getting to know their own country face to face. These critics do...
  • (Copyright) Law Screws Gay Artists - rail against "discriminatory" copyright practices

    07/23/2004 11:00:45 AM PDT · by weegee · 40 replies · 1,612+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | (Posted Jul 22, 2004) | BEVERLY KEEL
    Last year, singer Melissa Etheridge promised to love and protect her new partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, until death do them part, but she may not be able to leave her songs to Michaels. U.S. copyright law discriminates against homosexuals by not allowing songwriters and other artists to determine conclusively who gets the rights to their work at the time of their death. No matter what an artist's intention, spouses, children and grandchildren, in that order, are the first in line to recapture the copyrights, followed by next of kin, executors and administrators. Since most states do not recognize gay...
  • Rolling Stone Editor and Adobe Executive Put $800,000 Into Salon Web Site (Bad Money After Bad!)

    01/14/2004 11:54:21 PM PST · by Timesink · 32 replies · 262+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 15, 2004 | David Carr
    January 15, 2004 Rolling Stone Editor and Adobe Executive Put $800,000 Into Salon Web SiteBy DAVID CARR ann Wenner, the founder and editor of Rolling Stone magazine and chairman of Wenner Media, said yesterday that he would invest $200,000 in the Salon Media Group, the financially struggling Internet media company, and join its board. Also yesterday, Salon announced that John E. Warnock, co-chairman of Adobe Systems and a longtime financial backer, would invest an additional $600,000 in the Web company.As part of the alliance with Mr. Wenner, Salon and Rolling Stone, each known for liberal political leanings, will collaborate on...
  • The House of Bush (Kevin Phillips attacks Bush in Rolling Stone)

    01/13/2004 6:20:28 AM PST · by mhking · 46 replies · 287+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1.5.04 | Eric Bates
    Listening to Kevin Phillips talk about politics, it's easy to mistake him for a populist firebrand from the 1890s. He rails against the growing inequality of wealth in America. He bemoans the unprecedented influence that private corporations hold over public institutions. He attacks the "smug conservatism" of George W. Bush and accuses the president of attempting to establish a family dynasty better suited to royalist England than to democratic America. But Phillips is no left-wing demagogue. He's not only a lifelong Republican, he's also the guy who literally wrote the book that became the blueprint for the party's dominance of...
  • Dean Says He Admired First President Bush

    01/12/2004 9:42:28 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 7 replies · 200+ views
    AP ^ | 1/12/2004 | ELIZABETH WOLFE
    Howard Dean expresses admiration for President Bush's father in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, but says the current president's "obsession with re-election is hurting the country." "I admire George Bush's father," Dean told the magazine during the course of two question-and-answer sessions last month. "There were some things I strongly disagreed with him on, but he tried to be a good president." He said President Bush is the opposite of his father. "This president is not interested in being a good president." "He's interested in some complicated psychological situation that he has with his father," the Democratic presidential front-runner...
  • Dave Matthews Rips Bush Apart In New Rolling Stone: "I Can Run The Country Better"

    01/01/2004 10:26:30 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 72 replies · 593+ views
    chatsite ^ | 1-2-04
    Excerpt from Rolling Stone Magazine: Dave Matthews: "I'd drink with George W. just to get him out of the White House. Rolling Stone: Do you feel like an outsider in America? Dave Matthews: A lot of people feel like outsiders, and we are viewed as outsiders by the government. Or as Un-American. I am way more American than George Bush and Dick Cheney. They have no fucking idea what it is to be American. They are fucking idiots who are programmed to everything in the hands of the few. They think it's right that them and theirs have everything and...
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...