Many observers have understandably raised concerns for the safety of confidential informants whose identities are revealed in the full, unredacted copy of Wikileaks' State Department cables that was made public this week in a Keystone Kops farce. But the biggest victim of the latest disclosure is Julian Assange, who no longer has a reason to demand your attention.
There is precisely one person on Earth for whom this terrible debt ceiling debate has been a net positive: Erick Erickson, CNN political analyst and blogger at RedState.com! He's used it to portray himself as the most important person in Republican party politics, with his trenchant blog posts. Did you know that House Republicans need his permission to do anything? It's true! Our politics are just that healthy.
On last night's Real Time, Bill Maher said a lot. He made fat jokes about secret-hoarding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, compared Michele Bachmann to Sarah Palin, took a final taste of Weiner, and more. But none of that matters, because this clip—which features Maher's joyously jarring 30-second summation of HLN loudmouth Nancy Grace—is the only one worth watching.
When Bill Maher brought up Senator Jon Kyl's intentionally false statement about Planned Parenthood's propensity to perform abortions on last night's Real Time, panelists Ed Schultz and Michael Steele disagreed with each other about the egregiousness of Kyl's fib. It was contentious, yes, but boy oh boy was that just the tip of their shouty iceberg!
This evening's Piers Morgan Tonight featured megachurch pastor Joel Osteen and his
Stepford wife Victoria. When Morgan switched the subject to homosexuality, Osteen—declaring it a "sin" and comparing it to an "addiction"—contradicted and offended on multiple levels.
This is sadly predictable. Discussing a lawsuit against American Eagle alleging the retailer discriminated against transgender employees, Billo compared trans people to "ewoks," saying they would "scare the customers."
Let the countdown to Olympic sportscaster Mike Milbury's inevitable suspension begin! After tonight's quarterfinal hockey game between Canada and Russia, Milbury had some choice words for the Russian athletes, saying that they "came with their Eurotrash game." Video inside.
Tonight, we answer the question sure to be on everyone's mind: Is Diddy still an annoying, overgrown baby? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: YESSSSS. Evidence? Watch his freak out when a prospective assistant can't spell a word. Game. Set. Match.