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(Above: Illustration by Gary He) By Tony Freemantle On Nov. 3, 1948, a triumphant Harry S. Truman celebrated his re-election as president the day before by holding up for the world to see a Chicago Tribune newspaper wrongly heralding the victory of his opponent, New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. The image became an iconic [...] [Read More]
In the Twitter version of Dewey defeating Truman, CNN was the first to report the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday on the Affordable Healthcare Act, only to report the exact opposite of what had actually happened. CNN reported on its breaking news Twitter feed, seconds after the 10 a.m. ruling was issued, that the individual mandate [...] [Read More]
We’ve seen it coming for years, but we might have to finally face the facts that the United States may not be top dog globally anymore.
MSNBC with NBC News colleagues around the world collected thoughts of what America means to our fellow nations.[Read More]
A man in an off-brand Elmo costume had to be taken from New York City’s Central Park after launching into an obscenity-filled rant, according to the Gothamist. The man — also clad in blue kneepads for some reason — became agitated after pestering tourists to pose with him for pictures and, according to witnesses on [...] [Read More]
Can this mean Snooki in space? A Dutch group promises a “media spectacle” like none the world has ever seen. Mars One has been working in secret since January 2011 on a plan to create a permanent colony on Mars within 11 years, and fund the private operation with an interplanetary reality TV show. The [...] [Read More]
Number-crunchers at Pew Research Center find that more than half of us use our cellphones to surf the Internet, sometimes leaving our computers to gather dust. A whopping 88 percent of U.S. adults now own a cellphone of some sort, as of April 2012, Pew reports in its latest survey. Out of those, 55 percent [...] [Read More]
What does a $3.5 million bottle of tequila look like? See for yourself this week when Spec’s downtown megastore (2410 Smith) displays a diamond-encrusted bottle tequila bottle during a three-day promotion for Mexican distiller Hacienda La Capilla tequila. On June 28, 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. the bottle – encrusted with [...] [Read More]