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  • British Daredevil on Top of 465-m Marina 101 Crane in Dubai [Video]

    02/22/2016 12:48:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, February 22, 2016 | Parag Deulgaonkar
    Developer tightens security, no unauthorised personnel allowed British thrill-seeker James Kingston, who had previously climbed 414-metre Princess Tower in 2014, has climbed the 425-metre Marina 101, but then reaching to the top of the crane at 465 metres. “Marina 101... This is by far the tallest structure I've climbed so far... I later found out that it's the tallest residential building in the world. Crazy, huh?” he said in a post on youtube. It took him about an hour and a half to get to the roof of the building using the crane to get up the first 50...
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled Whale Wars Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted wrongful in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planets Whale Wars reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Robbie Maddison jumps ski ramp in Utah

    Wow, pretty cool stunt, watching the video is almost surreal.
  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • Boehners suit is not a stunt. Its an act submitting to Obama's ongoing tyranny!

    06/29/2014 3:09:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 11 replies
    6/29/2014 | johnwk
    See: Obama: Boehner's lawsuit is 'a stunt' President Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner's plans to file a lawsuit over the President's use of executive action "a stunt," in an interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. The obvious truth is, Boehners threatened lawsuit is another clever strategy by the Republican Establishment to assist Obama in his fundamental transformation of America while pretending to be fighting against it. Boehners lawsuit is basically the same strategy which was pulled when 26 State Attorney Generals file suit against Obamacare. Instead of these AGs filing their case directly in the Supreme...
  • Pilot, stunt walker killed in plane crash at Ohio air show

    06/22/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT · by Doogle · 47 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | AP via FOX
    DAYTON, Ohio A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said. The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show at Dayton International Airport. No spectators were hurt. A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, erupting into flames as spectators screamed. Ian Hoyt, an aviation photographer and licensed pilot from Findlay, was at the...
  • Obama's Silly Pay Cut Stunt Exposed

    04/03/2013 2:56:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/3/13 | Philip Bump
    In a measure of solidarity with those affected by the budget-slashing government sequestration, President Obama is giving up 5 percent of his salary for rest of the year, which is almost as admirable and sensible as a mansion-owner shutting off his marble fountains during a drought. This is not to imply that the president shouldn't demonstrate some unity with those who've been furloughed or lost work because of the blind slashing the sequestration prompted. People like Jeff Maryak, profiled by BuzzFeed, who is considering re-enlisting to make ends meet after a 27 percent pay cut. People like those who've lost...
  • Obama to Return 5 Percent of Salary

    04/03/2013 12:41:02 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 83 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/3/13 | Arlette Saenz
    President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury Department, a senior White House official tells ABC News, a sign of solidarity with the federal workers who face furloughs due to the sequester cuts. The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury, a White House aide said.
  • Warren Buffett: I'll match any Republican donation to pay down the federal debt

    01/11/2012 5:45:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 1/12/11 | The Hill
    Business mogul Warren Buffet is promising to match any donation Republican members make toward cutting the national deficit. And he upped the ante when it came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), saying he would match the leader's donations three-to-one. His pledge comes after McConnell said that if Buffett is feeling guilty about not paying more in taxes, he should just send in a check. "With regard to his tax rate, if hes feeling guilty about it, I think he should send in a check," McConnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in September.
  • [Mythbusters] TV Stunt Goes Awry, Sends Cannonball Rocketing Through Homes

    12/07/2011 7:00:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies · 1+ views
    DUBLIN, Calif. (CBS) A cast iron cannonball rocketed through two homes and landed inside a minivan Tuesday when a Mythbusters TV experiment went wrong. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are hosts of the scientific experimentation show, which airs on The Discovery Channel. The pair was reportedly trying to figure out how fast a cannonball would travel, when it misfired and shot hundreds of feet in the air. This cannonball was supposed to go through several barrels of water and through a cinder block, and then ultimately into the side of the hill, said J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County...
  • Police Officers, Fed Up with Rick Scott, Leave Republican Party En Masse

    06/29/2011 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 54 replies
    Sleaze Times ^ | 6/10/11 | Stefan Kamph
    Next month the Broward County Police Benevolent Association is holding a "Party to Leave the Party" -- an event coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections where police officers and the general public can switch their voter registrations from Republican to Democratic or Independent...So here are the details: On Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. behind the PBA headquarters on SW 26th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale, the union will have elections officials standing by to register new voters or switch party registrations for anyone with a valid Florida ID.
  • Model becomes the UK's first female professional stunt rider

    03/22/2011 4:01:05 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | 3-22-11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Models tend to do anything they can to make sure they always look their best - they're much more likely to be nibbling at a solitary salad leaf than taking part in dangerous motor sports. But Chesca Miles isn't like most models. The 20-year-old motorbike fanatic has become the first woman in the country to turn professional as a stunt rider - and it's just seven months since she started learning how to do the tricks by herself.
  • (Hugh) Jackman hurt in botched Oprah show stunt

    12/14/2010 3:32:09 AM PST · by abb · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 14, 2010 | Staff
    Taping of Oprah Winfrey's second show at the Sydney Opera House was briefly suspended this afternoon when Aussie actor Hugh Jackman injured himself during a stunt. Jackman, who portrays Wolverine in the X-Men movie series, crashed into a light as he zipped down on a flying fox from the top of the Opera House sails. Winfrey was immediately concerned for Jackman and called for a doctor as well as saying "let's take a break and get some ice". snip
  • Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt

    11/19/2010 8:34:52 AM PST · by julieee ^ | November 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt Minneapolis, MN -- The web site a Minnesota couple created seeking a public vote on whether or not they should have an abortion, taking the life of their 17-week unborn child, has been declared a pro-life stunt by both sides of the abortion debate.
  • Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt

    11/19/2010 8:34:42 AM PST · by julieee ^ | November 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt Minneapolis, MN -- The web site a Minnesota couple created seeking a public vote on whether or not they should have an abortion, taking the life of their 17-week unborn child, has been declared a pro-life stunt by both sides of the abortion debate.
  • Goat stunt backfires on New York congressman (Weiner gets bitten by goat at mohair subsidy event)

    06/10/2010 7:42:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 875+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/10/10 | Holly Bailey
    Ever heard that old adage "Don't mess with the goat, you'll get the horn"? Neither had we, but maybe it's time for it to start going viral, after Rep. Anthony Weiner's bracing encounter with a pair of farmyard animals Thursday on Capitol Hill. The New York Democrat, known for his flair for theatrics, showed up Thursday morning on the Hill with a pair of mohair goats, Lancelot and Arthur. It was all about one of Weiner's, um, pet projects: his effort to repeal a nearly 60-year-old federal subsidy for mohair. According to Weiner's office, the subsidy hit the books back...
  • Sweet-toothed toddler climbs INSIDE lolly machine to grab sweets....

    03/12/2010 1:01:45 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 25 replies · 1,005+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:35 PM on 12th March 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    It's a toddler's dream: locked in a world of lollipops. But the situation rapidly turned into a mother's nightmare as two-year-old Cohen Stone became trapped inside an arcade machine. Attracted by the colourful prizes of sweets and teddy bear.
  • Obama: Commissions a StuntUnless I Propose Them

    02/22/2010 9:45:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 518+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 02/22/10
    In 2008, candidate Obama attacked John McCain for proposing a commission on the economic crisis: Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem. But heres the thing this isnt 9/11. We know how we got into this mess. What we need now is leadership that gets us out. Ill provide it, John McCain wont, and thats the choice for the American people in this election. In 2010, President Obama now demonstrates that establishing a commission on fiscal responsibility and reform: For far too...
  • Jury Awards $16 Million To Family In Fatal Radio Prank

    10/29/2009 10:24:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 958+ views
    LATimes ^ | October 29th 2009
    Jury Awards $16 Million To Family In Fatal Radio Prank October 29, 2009 A Sacramento jury today awarded $16 million to the family of a woman who died during a 2007 radio station contest gone awry. The Sacramento County Superior Court jury concluded that Entercom Sacramento, which operates KDND-FM (107.9) "The End," was negligent after ignoring several warnings that a morning show contest could have fatal consequences, according to KTXL-TV (Channel 40) in Sacramento. Jennifer Strange, a mother of three from suburban Rancho Cordova, died of apparent water intoxication hours after a failed attempt to win a Nintendo Wii video...
  • FOR SALE: Proof That Balloon Boy Was A Hoax

    10/17/2009 4:24:32 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies · 1,787+ views ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | By The Business Insider
    There is allegedly proof that the story of balloon boy Falcon Heene was a stunt to help pitch a television show. But the purported proof will cost you thousands of dollars to get. Today, we spoke with a Denver-area student who claims to have worked with Falcon's father, Richard Heene, on a reality show proposal for ABC. The student wants to sell the information and says the National Enquirer is considering buying it for between $5,000 and $8,000. The student claims to have been hired by Heene, and says the two worked together from March until May 2009 to prepare...
  • Krauthammer Blasts Dem's Joe Wilson Rebuke As A Democratic Stunt (Video)

    09/15/2009 4:53:27 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 941+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/15/09 | talkradio03
    Krauthammer on what he thinks of this rebuke of Joe Wilson by the same Democrats that called Bush every D*mn name in the book....
  • (Vanity)Real or Fixed..or just plan nuts

    08/07/2009 7:48:07 AM PDT · by Doogle · 13 replies · 497+ views
    youtube ^ | 08/07/09 | me
    what do you think? real?
  • Like Lincoln, Obama Will Ride the Rails To D.C.

    12/16/2008 10:10:25 PM PST · by Lorianne · 81 replies · 1,705+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2008 | Nikita Stewart and Michael E. Ruane
    Barack Obama has evoked Abraham Lincoln ever since launching his campaign at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Now he plans to arrive in Washington the same way that Lincoln did in 1861, with a train trip that will include stops, speeches and crowds along the way. On Jan. 17, Obama and his family will start the day with an appearance in Philadelphia, where they will board a chartered Amtrak train. The train will stop in Wilmington, Del., where the Obamas will be joined by Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. Then comes a stop in Baltimore before the...

    08/01/2008 2:40:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies · 394+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 08/01/2008 | YAHOO NEWS
    This is an AP video so I'm not going to post it. There's a link on Yahoo's front page though, and it'll be on YouTube for sure shortly. It appears that Obama is not doing enough for blacks! That's right folks, blacks are angry with the Messiah for not speaking out on Katrina (barf) and other issues affecting blacks. One of the blacks questioning Obama was real angry and Obama responded with a bunch of "uh huhs" that he normally says. Clearly he wasn't ready for this, "uppity" blacks questioning The All Powerful and All Knowing Obamessiah.
  • Alien invasion or viral blitz? (creature washes up on Long Island)

    07/30/2008 9:00:43 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 86 replies · 3,363+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 7-30-08 | unattributed
    REMAINS of a mysterious "creature" washed up on a Long Island beach have set websites in United States abuzz with speculation about its origins. Hot on the heels of new claims from an ex-NASA astronaut about aliens visiting Earth, news of the find has excited conspiracy theorists around the world. Dubbed the Montauk Monster after the Long Island town where it was found, the creature has prompted speculation it was part of a secret mutant breeding program undertaken by the US Government. The Huffington Post has even given the creature its own blog.
  • "Gas Men" help out motorists (CT)

    06/13/2008 11:31:33 AM PDT · by Puppage · 35 replies · 83+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 6/13/08 | Puppage
    Plainville (AP) -- They don't climb tall buildings in a single bound, but the mysterious "Gas Men" are super heroes to some fed-up motorists. The unknown duo were dressed in sunglasses, baseball caps, khakis and matching green golf shirts when they gave Gayle Kilburn a $100 bill on Thursday as she filled up her car at a Citgo in Plainville. They also handed her a card that read "Re-Fueling Our Community" and was signed "The Gas Men." Kilburn says she was stunned by the gesture and at first thought it was a stunt with Monopoly money. She later realized it...
  • Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury Play Censored by "Undercover" California Official

    10/22/2007 9:05:16 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 35 replies · 570+ views ^ | October 22, 2007 | J. Neil Schulman
    South Pasadena, California 10/20/2007 - A California undercover investigator identifying himself to this reporter as "Agent Egan" entered the Fremont Center Theatre at 8:00 PM curtain time tonight and halted the performance of Pulitzer Prize and National Medal of Arts author Ray Bradburys play Dandelion Wine. Bradbury was in attendance awaiting the start of the performance with a theatre full of celebrity guests including The Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner.
  • Slumber party in the Senate? ("Tonight is not a stunt, it's a statement," .. Sen. Mary Landrieu)

    07/17/2007 9:27:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,303+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/07 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - In the dead of night, the Senate apparently turns into something other than the oft-cited greatest deliberative body in the world. It becomes a "circus, a "mockery," "Kabuki theater," a "carnival" and a "charade," Democrats have said. Not only that, but "a colossal waste of time." And given the increasingly geriatric nature of the chamber as a whole, the Senate in all-night session amounts to "elder abuse." Those were Democrats talking about the last all-night Senate session four years ago. Then, they were in the minority and forced by Republicans to make good on their threat to filibuster...
  • 2,000 gather for nude shoot in Amsterdam

    06/03/2007 5:30:49 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 27 replies · 2,272+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 6/3/07
    2,000 gather for nude shoot in Amsterdam By TOBY STERLING, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 46 minutes ago AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Dozens of women posed naked on their bicycles on a bridge over one of Amsterdam's historic canals Sunday a unique sight even in a city famed for its relaxed attitude toward nudity and sex. They were among 2,000 men and women who participated in a series of four nude group photos in the city in the early hours of the morning as part of the latest project of U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick. The first and largest composition was...
  • Duo planning 1,000 days alone at sea

    04/21/2007 11:50:52 AM PDT · by Abathar · 118 replies · 2,915+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 04/21/07 | VERENA DOBNIK
    HOBOKEN, N.J. - He's a veteran of long-distance sailing voyages in all kinds of weather. She's never sailed outside the Hudson River. But together, 55-year-old Reid Stowe and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Soanya Ahmad, are embarking on a voyage that they intend to take them three times around the globe and last 1,000 days and nights nonstop, with no port calls for supplies or a walk on solid ground. They were ready to set sail Saturday aboard his 70-foot, two-masted schooner, named the Schooner Anne, from a Hudson River marina in North Hoboken. "This will be my first time sailing...
  • Wisconsin man burned copying stunt from 'Jackass' movie(Genital Burns - Owwww!)

    03/08/2007 10:26:17 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 1,661+ views
    Attempts to duplicate a movie stunt landed one man in the hospital with burned genitals and another facing criminal charges. The men were trying to do a stunt from one of the "Jackass'' movies, in which a character lights his genitals on fire. Jared W. Anderson, 20, suffered serious burns to his hands and genitals, according to the criminal complaint. Randell D. Peterson, 43, who sprayed lighter fluid on Anderson and lit him on fire, was charged with felony battery and first-degree reckless endangerment Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court. Witnesses told police that Anderson, who was drunk, volunteered to...
  • Maine activist cited for bin Laden stunt (Idiot Alert!)

    11/15/2006 9:52:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 923+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/15/06 | AP
    PORTLAND, Maine - A Democratic activist spotted on a highway overpass dressed as Osama bin Laden on Halloween faces additional charges for the stunt. Tom Connolly was charged Wednesday with terrorizing and reckless conduct, in addition to the original charge of criminal threatening, prosecutor Stephanie Anderson said in a statement. All three charges are misdemeanors. "Halloween or not, in this day and age you do not get to dress as an international terrorist and wave what appears to be an AK-47 at rush hour traffic," Anderson said. Connolly did not immediately return a call Wednesday. Police responded to calls from...
  • Court upholds California gay marriage ban

    10/05/2006 2:15:02 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 68 replies · 2,796+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5 October 2006
    The 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco ruled today that California's marriage laws banning same-sex marriage do not violate the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.
  • Youth sought over 25,000 volt cable stunt

    08/25/2006 3:51:26 PM PDT · by reagan_fanatic · 4 replies · 244+ views
    Youth sought over 25,000 volt cable stunt British Transport Police appealed for help today to trace a youth who was seen swinging from overhead power cables by train passengers. The death-defying stunt happened near a footbridge over the West Coast Main Line in the Bolehall area of Tamworth, Staffordshire, about half a mile south of the town's railway station. The bare-chested man was seen by a passenger from Lancaster who was travelling on a service from London Euston to Glasgow earlier this month. The passenger captured the man on his camera phone and later passed the image to the police....
  • Sheehan's rally disrupts Rove reception (one arrest)

    08/19/2006 10:06:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 163 replies · 2,580+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/19/06 | Angela K. Brown - ap
    AUSTIN, Texas - Chanting "Try Rove for treason," Cindy Sheehan and more than 50 other war protesters disrupted a reception before President Bush's top adviser Karl Rove spoke at a fundraiser Saturday. One woman was arrested during a scuffle with police after Sheehan and the anti-war demonstrators rushed toward the closed doors and kept chanting loudly after the guests went into the dinner. Rove was speaking to the Associated Republicans of Texas, and ticket prices started at $200. He was not in the Renaissance Hotel lobby during the reception. "I want him arrested. He planned the war that killed my...
  • N.Y. ruling denies gay marriage (Similar California case to hear arguments Monday)

    07/07/2006 2:00:21 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 12 replies · 412+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 07/07/2006 | Josh Richman
    Lawyers who will argue for and against same-sex marriage Monday before a California appeals court offered disparate views of Thursday's ruling by New York's highest court in a similar case. The New York State Court of Appeals ruled 4-2 that a state law excluding same-sex couples from marriage doesn't violate that state's constitution, and is an issue best addressed by lawmakers. "The idea that same-sex marriage is even possible is a relatively new one," Associate Judge Robert Smith wrote for the majority, adding that until recent decades, societies throughout history condoned marriages only between men and women. "A court should...
  • Democrats vow to block Congressional pay raises until minimum wage increased

    06/27/2006 1:38:33 PM PDT · by rface · 77 replies · 1,384+ views
    CNN ^ | | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Democrats ratcheted up their election-year push for an increase in the federal minimum wage Tuesday by promising to block a congressional pay hike unless some of the lowest-paid hourly workers get their first raise in nearly a decade. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada refused to spell out exactly how he will block a $3,300 pay raise scheduled for January 1 for members of Congress, who currently earn $165,200 annually. He said with 40 Senate Democrats backing the maneuver, "We can stop anything they (Republicans) try to do with a congressional pay raise."
  • Democrats call Zarqawi killing a stunt

    06/08/2006 2:56:43 PM PDT · by seamus · 451 replies · 21,309+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4:09 p.m., June 8, 2006 | Amy Fagan
    Some Democrats, breaking ranks from their leadership, today said the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in Iraq was a stunt to divert attention from an unpopular and hopeless war. "This is just to cover Bush's [rear] so he doesn't have to answer" for Iraqi civilians being killed by the U.S. military and his own sagging poll numbers, said Rep. Pete Stark, California Democrat. "Iraq is still a mess -- get out."

    06/06/2006 9:44:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 263 replies · 4,776+ views
    PETA Media Center ^ | June 6, 2006 | Mike Brazell
    Topeka, Kan. Hoping to prompt Topekas lunch crowd into realizing that whether fish, foulor even Frank!a corpse is a corpse, PETA will slather a 10-gallon-hat-wearing effigy of a cowboy with barbecue sauce and pretend to cook "him" on a mock grill downtown tomorrow. PETAs point? That all animals are made of flesh, bone, and blood, just as humans are, and that eating meat entails eating the corpse of an animal who was an individual with feelings, a family, and a distinct personality. In addition to the "human barbecue," activists will hold signs that read, "Meat Is Murder," and give...
  • NASCAR stunt could backfire on NBC News

    04/08/2006 10:02:16 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 107 replies · 3,870+ views
    Here's what now passes for "news gathering" at the NBC television network in the brave, and still relatively new, world of 24/7 electronic news broadcasting: Last weekend, a crew working for the NBC News magazine program "Dateline" showed up in Martinsville, Va. for the NASCAR stock car races. With the crew were some "Muslim-looking men" - whatever that means - as part of a "Dateline" effort to show how people in this country would react to "Muslims" in their midst. In a recent statement, NBC News said it was pursuing the issue because it was "intrigued by the results of...
  • China: Russian Air Force's stunt fly show (with a Russian babe as a pilot)

    03/19/2006 12:19:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 9,649+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | March 19, 2006
    Russian Air Force's stunt fly show Two SU-27 fighter jets perform during a fly show in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province, March 18, 2006. The 2006 Russian Air Force Tianmenshan stunt fly show officially started on Saturday afternoon at the Lotus airport in the city of Zhangjiajie. Five SU-27 fighter jets perform during a fly show in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province, March 18, 2006. The 2006 Russian Air Force Tianmenshan stunt fly show officially started on Saturday afternoon at the Lotus airport in the city of Zhangjiajie. A SU-30 fighter jet performs during a fly show in...
  • Teen's New Name:

    12/30/2005 10:16:18 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 73 replies · 1,316+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Fri Dec 30, 4:58 PM ET
    Teen's New Name: Fri Dec 30, 4:58 PM ET NEW YORK - A 19-year-old PETA staffer has legally changed his name to Chris Garnett, youth outreach coordinator for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said he changed his name in support of the group's anti-KFC campaign. "People don't believe me at first when I tell them my name, but it never fails to spark a discussion," Garnett, er,, said in a statement. "Many vow to boycott KFC after I explain the company's indifference to cruelty to animals." Norfolk, Va.-based PETA's complaints against KFC stem from...
  • U-S downplays reports of attacks in Ramadi, Iraq (publicity stunt)

    12/01/2005 7:37:21 PM PST · by Milhous · 15 replies · 688+ views
    WINK News ^ | December 1, 2005 | The Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq The U-S military in Iraq is downplaying reports of insurgent attacks against American and Iraqi installations in Ramadi. Local police and residents had reported widespread attacks on the town. The U-S military says only one rocket-propelled grenade was fired at an observation post and there were no injuries. A police lieutenant says at least four mortar rounds fell near a U-S base, and residents say scores of masked gunmen ran into the streets. Meanwhile, the military says an A-P Television News video of the insurgents is a publicity stunt. The footage shows insurgents walking through a market street...

    11/03/2005 1:40:26 PM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 58 replies · 2,813+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 11/03/2005 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    On Tuesday, the Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid invoked the so-called Rule 21, which forced the US Senate to go into a closed, secret session. Reid's rationale for this rarely used tactic was that the Republicans were not seriously investigating the intelligence used in the run-up to the Iraq war. Needless to say, Republican senators, especially Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist, were incensed over the shenanigans of people such as Senator Reid, Senator Dick "US Soldiers are Nazis" Durbin and others. The usual process for invoking Rule 21 entails the lead senator implement Rule 21 notifying the other political...
  • Poll: Was Tuesdays Closed Senate Session Necessary Or A Political Stunt?

    11/02/2005 12:08:33 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 46 replies · 1,452+ views
    KCAL9/CBS ^ | November 3, 2005 | Staff
    "It was a stunt" is already leading, so let's FReep it in that direction.
  • Reid's 'Secret Session' on Pre-War Intel Called 'Pure Stunt'

    11/01/2005 2:38:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 112 replies · 3,426+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11-01-05 | Melanie Hunter
    Reid's 'Secret' Session on Pre-War Intel Called 'Pure Stunt' By Melanie Hunter Senior Editor November 01, 2005 (1st Add: Includes comments from Sen. John Rockefeller.) ( - Senate Republican leaders were incensed Tuesday at Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) decision to hold a "secret" closed session to discuss the pre-war intelligence in the lead-up to the war in Iraq and the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff I. Lewis Libby. GOP leaders said they were not informed about the closed door session ahead of time like in years past. "Every time in recent history,...
  • Today Show reporter caught "staging" video stunt.

    10/14/2005 9:04:24 AM PDT · by Minnesocold · 115 replies · 8,514+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10-14-2005 | MRC
    Up the Creek: Out to Embarrass Bush Over Alleged Video Stunt, Today Gets Caught in Stunt of Its Own In a deliciously ironic twist of fate, shortly before airing a segment aimed at embarrassing the Bush administration by suggesting that it had staged a video conversation between the president and soldiers in Iraq, the Today show was caught staging . . . a video stunt. ... Today's timing couldn't have been worse. A preceding segment focused on the incessant rains and ensuing flooding in the northeast. For days now, beautiful, blonde - and one senses highly ambitious - young reporter...
  • Pro-life group criticized Planned Parenthood for hurricane 'publicity stunt'

    09/02/2005 10:41:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 417+ views ^ | 09-02-05 | CatholicNews Agency
    RELATED NEWS: Catholic Church responds massively to Katrina refugees US Bishops issue call to help poorest dioceses affected by Katrina New Orleans Archbishop Hughes survives Katrina; continues to minister to fellow refugees US Bishops announce national collection for Hurricane Katrina relief Pro-life group criticizes Planned Parenthood for hurricane publicity stuntStafford, VA, Sep. 02, 2005 (CNA) - Jim Sedlak, president of American Life Leagues STOPP International group, heavily criticized Planned Parenthood this week for what he sees as a marketing stunt aimed at victims of Hurricane Katrina. Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas has offered free so-called emergency contraceptives...
  • Man Outed on Radio Show to Receive $270K

    08/14/2005 8:09:01 AM PDT · by Byron Norris · 51 replies · 2,388+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco man who says he was devastated after he was identified as gay on a national Spanish-language radio show will be paid $270,000 by Univision Radio, an arbitrator has ruled. Roberto Hernandez, 45, was driving to work in 2002 when he received a phone call from a man who said that he met Hernandez at a San Francisco gay bar. The caller then announced that the conversation was being broadcast live on the "Raul Brindis and Pepito Show," based in Houston. Hernandez worked for the local station that broadcast the show, and sold advertising for...
  • Radio stunt causes chaos

    08/13/2005 6:19:16 PM PDT · by not_apathetic_anymore · 16 replies · 749+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 13 ,2005
    LAND O'LAKES -- A radio-station stunt that had three listeners dressed up like escaped jail inmates went awry Friday when dozens of people called 911 and the resulting ruckus tied up traffic during morning rush hour, authorities said. The three people, shackled and dressed in what appeared to be jail uniforms, were competing to try to get motorists to give them a ride, Kevin Doll, a spokesman with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said. The first one back to the studios of Tampa station WXTB-FM would win a trip to Los Angeles in conjunction with a new Fox show called...