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World Reacts with Honor to Brutal Stoning of Woman Who Might Have Otherwise Been Perfectly OK to Drone in Afghanistan

World Reacts with Honor to Brutal Stoning of Woman Who Might Have Otherwise Been Perfectly OK to Drone in Afghanistan

Skewed News — A video depicting Afghan men stoning a 19-year-old woman to death in Afghanistan has spread across the Internet, sparking outrage. Had she not been subjected to this controversial medieval form of execution, Rokhshana could have been killed in an American drone strike without the slightest mention in Western newsmedia. Rokhshana was killed in the village of Ghalmeen, […]

by · November 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics, War
Environmental Hero Obama Cancels Vile XL Pipeline Project That Canada Already Said It No Longer Wants

Environmental Hero Obama Cancels Vile XL Pipeline Project That Canada Already Said It No Longer Wants

Skewed News — In one of his most daring acts of political courage since endorsing gay marriage after opposing it for years but then noticing that polls showed that most American voters were for it, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama announced today that, after years of being in favor of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada […]

by · November 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics
Russian Plane Crash: ISIS Proves a More Reliable Source Than CIA

Russian Plane Crash: ISIS Proves a More Reliable Source Than CIA

Skewed News — Sometimes you should take people at their word. Even bad people. Even weird people. Even bad weird people. On Halloween Metrojet Flight 9268 broke apart in their air after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt en route to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board. Metrojet is a Russian carrier. After the crash, the Islamic State of […]

by · November 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, War, Well,That Happened
Inspired by Ben Carson, It’s Hitler in Hell

Inspired by Ben Carson, It’s Hitler in Hell

Dr. Ben Carson’s even, calm, tone has convinced his supporters that he’s a reasonable person, but his politics are anything but.   For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.

by · November 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Media, Politics
Sex is Dying in High Society: Why Are Intellectuals Celebrating Sexlessness?

Sex is Dying in High Society: Why Are Intellectuals Celebrating Sexlessness?

Skewed News — Sex is bad — for your career, if you’re a writer. This wasn’t always the case. I’m just barely old enough to remember when sex was celebrated. Lack of sex, on the other hand, was considered, if not exactly tragic, certainly nothing to brag about. Nowadays, however, sex positivity is something some people (feminists, mainly, well some […]

by · October 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial, Media
What to Watch for in Tonight’s First Democratic Presidential Debate

What to Watch for in Tonight’s First Democratic Presidential Debate

Skewed News — What happens in Vegas tonight will certainly not stay in Vegas — the first face-to-face meeting of Democratic presidential contenders Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley will set the tone for the rest of the campaign, and possibly change politics for years to come. Here’s what you need to know, and look for. It’s Hillary’s to […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics
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Austin Beutner’s Way Off: Is the Disgraced Publisher of the LA Times Spending Millions on His Bizarre Revenge Fantasy?

Skewed News — On September 8th billionaire money man Austin Beutner was fired as publisher of The Los Angeles Times by the paper’s parent company, Tribune Publishing. It was a humiliating comedown for the former L.A. deputy mayor. He was escorted from the building carrying his belongings in the ritual banker’s box. They immediately turned off his latimes.com email account, […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Money Gossip, Well,That Happened
Carly Fiorina’s Surge Was Engineered by the Media

Carly Fiorina’s Surge Was Engineered by the Media

Skewed News — Carly Fiorina, leading some surveys in the Republican presidential race and a clear second in the polls, owes her improved fortunes less to her competent debate performance (never mind her brazen lies) than media manipulation.             Jump into the Way Back When Machine to late August. Remember how the pundit class kept shouting that she deserved a […]

by · September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics
Brian Williams was suspended as anchor of NBC News for making up stories about his experience in Iraq. Now he's back, reporting about the Pope's visit to the United States. What new fibs can we expect?

Oh God, It’s Brian Williams

Skewed News — Brian Williams was suspended as anchor of NBC News for making up stories about his experience in Iraq. Now he’s back, reporting about the Pope’s visit to the United States. What new fibs can we expect? For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.

by · September 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Media
The United States Military is Making the World Safe for Rapists

The United States Military is Making the World Safe for Rapists

Skewed News — By any objective standard, Sunday’s story about American military policy on bases in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan is so shocking that it ought to blow everything else — Donald Trump, the Pope’s visit, everything — off the front pages and top-of-the-hour broadcast ledes. Because it points the finger at imperialist America’s sainted military class, however, even the fact that […]

by · September 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, War