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Fact or fiction? Three porn stars and a fired sobriety coach seems a bit much…but then again, this is Charlie Sheen we’re talking about here.
For just one of the first times ever, The Huffington Post has censored a post, and pulled it down. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur shares and explains reaction to a controversial blog he wrote about the Gabrielle Giffords shooting at the hands of Jared Loughner in the context of various right wing politicians and pundits using violent rhetoric and imagery.
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Pretty cool right? Believe it or not, these little fish are stirring up big controversy. Hundreds of millions watched this trick as it was performed on the most watched television event of the year in China. (Video from: R3load Network)
Now some animal rights groups are saying this is abuse. ABC has the story.
“They believe magnets were implanted in the fish or that they were controlled by electric currents. Goldfish are a symbol of wealth in China.”
The magician tweeted the fish are living happily, but a writer for Pledging for Change isn’t buying it...
MADELINE BERNSTEIN: "There is the genuine concern that people will try these things at home and cause harm to more animals and themselves.”
ABC, MSNBC, FOX News, and other news organizations are covering the story, but what’s the big deal? They’re just fish right? One MSNBC reporter thinks it’s just a simple trick.
“I mean how in the world could that be abuse? That looks like so much fun to me.”
But 53 animal protection groups sent a joint letter to CCTV chiefs asking them not to air the act again -- according to What’s on Sanya. It quotes a researcher at a Beijing-based NGO who says...
LIU HUIYI: "Although there is no specific regulations on animal performances in China (apart from at zoos and wildlife parks), we should try to keep an eye on it, especially when it comes to large parties or ceremonies."
So do you think these fish are getting too much attention? Or do you say “Save the fish!”?
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A star not usually on the ‘what not to wear’ list...Beyonce. The singer posed for French magazine L’Officiel for its March issue and has been receiving negative backlash from some in the fashion media for wearing blackface makeup in a portion of the shots.
With an ‘African Queen’ theme behind the photoshoot, Beyonce’s ‘look’ aimed to channel Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician and human rights activist, whose music inspired her forthcoming album.
(Video from TF1)
A blogger for Jezebel writes, while fashion has been known to push boundaries, it’s a different story when one tries to group an entire continent full of different tribes and cultures into one skin color.
“What makes someone black — or African, for that matter — is not her skin tone. [...] It's one thing to feel moved by Fela Kuti, and quite another to treat blackness as a fashion accessory, like a pair of glittery heels you put on because it looks cool.”
A blogger for iLuLuOnline, who is of Nigerian heritage herself, finds the cover shoot offensive, and suggests that a little more research should have gone into this ‘homage.’
“In Nigeria we have all shades of black so I’m not really sure how this is a tribute to Fela. And I don’t even see how the clothes factor into the tribute. The only thing close to anything I’ve seen my mom wear or that I wore as a kid is the headress and even then it’s not tied properly.”
But a blogger for CourtneyLuv suggests looking at the shoot as art and fashion mixed together.
“I can understand the negative connotation [regarding] blackface. But being that models are blank canvases and nothing more, and designers have to dress them and paint them in such a way that it gets [people] talking whether it be positive or negative, I would say no harm no foul.”
An entertainment reporter for The Scoop tells MSNBC that the media has always had an eye on Beyonce regarding skin color controversy.
“[...] this comes also on the heels Tamron of a controversy saying she was lightening her skin and lightening her hair color, there is an interesting look at that on the Grio**** as well. So people are weighing in over this whether they think it’s artistic expression or whether it’s abandoning her roots.”
So can Beyonce ever win? That’s the question a blogger for MissJia**** asks after reactions on both sides of the color spectrum have sparked debate.
“When a new L’Oreal ad is released, there are complaints of her face being “too light” or features being altered in photoshop so that she more closely resembles a white woman. [...] I think that most won’t be satisfied until she’s permanently ‘caramel’ and even then, it’d cause drama on either end.”
A statement from the magazine says the singer ‘voluntarily darkened’ her skin for the shoot. So what do you think? Overreaction, or does this photo shoot have controversy painted all over it?
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It started when U.S. State Department spokesperson PJ Crowley stirred up controversy over alleged WikiLeaks informant Private First Class Bradley Manning.
REPORTER: “PJ Crowley was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was addressing a seminar there. I gather -- this was some time last week -- he was taking some Q and A and he was asked about Private First Class Bradley Manning. ... He thinks that the treatment of Bradley Manning is quote- ‘ridiculous,’ ‘counter-productive,’ and ‘stupid.’”
Crowley resigned Sunday - but he reignited a debate over Private Manning’s treatment at Quantico Marine Base.
Fox News provides a refresher on that controversy.
“Manning is being held in solitary confinement at a Marine brig in Virginia and is reportedly stripped naked every night and forced to wear a suicide-proof smock to bed.”
Crowley’s remarks are a stark departure from the Pentagon’s stance, and on Friday President Barack Obama addressed the issue at a press conference:
PRES. BARACK OBAMA: “With respect to Private Manning, I have actually asked the Pentagon whether or not the procedures that have been taken in terms of his confinement are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards. They assure me that they are.” (CBS)
But while Crowley may be at odds with the White House, analysts point out he has suddenly found himself the darling of leftist bloggers -- like liberal blog firedoglake founder Jane Hamsher...
“Barack Obama made his administration virtually indistinguishable from that of George Bush when he fired PJ Crowley for speaking the truth... With his firing of Crowley, Obama makes a mockery of his own claim to be a constitutional scholar who supports transparency in government.”
And for the Huffington Post -- contributor Richard Grenell says Crowley’s admission has only highlighted the administration’s shaky stance on the civil liberties.
“The president has time after time used contradictory statements to at once please his Democratic base and the far-left progressives that are growing increasingly disenchanted with his rhetoric.”
Meanwhile, CNN’s Senior State Department Producer suggests -- Crowley’s comments were more calculated than they might appear.
ELISE LABOTT : “PJ Crowley -- there’s been some talk about the fact that he would leave for some time. He never really gelled with the -- Secretary Clinton’s team. He wasn’t really seen as an insider. (FLASH) Some people seem to think that he kind of made these comments knowing that his days were numbered, and that his way he could kind of set himself up for a post-State Department career.”
National Defense Council spokesperson Mike Hammer is widely expected to be PJ Crowley’s successor.
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Twitter is a dangerous place for professional athletes. The latest player to come under national scrutiny for questionable tweets is Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, who had some very unpatriotic words to say about the death of Osama bin Laden.
“Americans’ response to bin Laden’s killing has ranged from great relief to full-on rejoicing. For some, the news, while welcome, isn’t necessarily cause for such displays of jubilation. Steelers’ Rashard Mendenhall, for one, tempered on Twitter, writing, ‘What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they’ve never even heard speak.’ ‘We’ve only heard one side.’ Then, concerning the collapse of the twin towers, ‘We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing an airplane can take down a skyscraper demolition style.’”
Rumors are already circulating about how the Steelers will handle this situation.
A writer for Steelers Depot says he wouldn’t be surprised if Mendenhall is traded or released before the 2011 season opens...
“The Steelers organization hates to be viewed in a negative light ... and they try their best not to be cast in a negative spotlight. In short, they want to be known as a class organization. While Mendenhall is certainly protected by his first amendment rights, it does not mean his employer, the Steelers, have to agree with his viewpoints, and it is very obvious that they don’t.”
But, a writer for Pro Football Talk believes it’s not a first amendment issue, but a celebrity issue, saying Mendenhall’s comments are a bigger deal because of his fame.
“This isn’t a matter of free speech, a right that we respect, honor, and cherish. It’s about business, and football players are in the entertainment business. For the same reasons that actors and singers sometimes find themselves vilified for making unpopular political comments, athletes can suffer the same fate.”
Maybe it’s time for Mendenhall to give up Twitter for awhile.
Because, as a Chicago Tribune writer points out, this isn’t the first time he’s caused controversy with his tweets...
“You might recall the way Mendenhall tweeted support of the moronic stylings of Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson a while back, even after Peterson backed off comparing NFL players to slaves. Mendenhall specified that they run a parallel course. Yes. Well. Just as long as you ignore, I don’t know, everything.”
Steeler’s owner Art Rooney II has issued a response to Mendenhall’s tweets on the team’s website, saying he doesn’t know what Mendenhall meant by the tweets and that the Steelers’ organization is proud of the men and women serving overseas.
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BY JULIA CORDEROY
The Sacramento community is ticked off over tees designed and sold by the Twin Rivers Police Officers Union.
Take a look at the shirt in question on KTXL.
“‘U Raise ‘Em, We Cage ‘Em.’ Critics are claiming that it’s proof that the school district department needs some big time reform.”
The Union has apologized, claiming the shirt was “cop humor”-- but KXTV talked to some parents who aren’t laughing.
“It bothered me because my kids is not going to be behind nobody’s bars. I’m not raising my kids to be put behind bars and no one else in this community is raising our children to be put behind bars.”
The Union came up with the idea in 2009 to raise money for fallen officers. The union president says only one was sold outside of the union in 2009 and fewer than 30 were sold internally. So why is this T-Shirt causing problems now? Here’s KCRA.
“This shirt came to light now, in part because of this controversial arrest on October 22nd. This man was expected of shooting a Twin Rivers Police Officer four times, and the suspect later died in Sacramento police custody. This raised questions about the boundary and authority of Twin Rivers Police.”
Since the Twin Rivers Police Department only works within the school district, the October 22nd incident has the community asking - what were the officers doing outside of their jurisdiction?
The Sacramento Bee reports the issue dates back to January 2010, when the County Sheriff said in an internal memo..
"Over the past year the Twin Rivers District Police Department increasingly has been responding to Sheriff's Department calls for service that are unrelated to and geographically removed from Twin Rivers School District facilities or programs... Almost all were without the solicitation of the Sheriff's Department."
The Twin Rivers Police Union is urging the community to focus on the fact that an officer was almost killed - rather than the old t-shirt. No word yet on whether disciplinary action will be taken.
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