Friday, December 13, 2019

ANTI-ISLAM FILM REPORTEDLY SPARKS NEW PROTESTS

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Violent protests reportedly sparked by the anti-Islam film The Innocence of Muslims, produced in the United States, spread to Yemen today (Thursday) as an angry mob chanting “Death to America” attempted to storm the American embassy in Sana’a. While the demonstrators were able to break through a line of security forces at the gate, they […]

FILM PROMPTS RIOTS, MURDER OF U.S. AMBASSADOR

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff were killed early today (Wednesday) in Benghazi, Libya by protesters angered over a two-hour film, Innocence of Muslims, ridiculing the Islamic religion in general and its Prophet Muhammad in particular. The State Department did not immediately confirmed the death of the ambassador, but news reports […]

PORN INDUSTRY MAY EXIT L.A.

February 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The porn industry is vowing to challenge a recently enacted law requiring the use of condoms — in court, to begin with, and if a legal test is unsuccessful, by uprooting itself to another city, possibly Las Vegas. The law, which was strongly backed by AIDS activists, is due to go into effect on March […]

STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT APPEARS STOPPED

January 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Congress has yet to vote, but it now seems apparent that in the battle between the movie studios/television networks/recording industry and the Internet, over the House and Senate antipiracy bills, the Internet has won. Deluged with protests from Internet users generated by a slew of leading websites, including Google, Wikipedia, Facebook and Reddit, several lawmakers […]

MORGAN ALREADY REVAMPING HIS CNN SHOW

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN’s Piers Morgan has conceded that he has been undergoing a baptism of fire as he attempts to anchor a nightly live news show about late-breaking events in Egypt. “This was a completely new experience for me … and a bit nerve-wracking,” he told today’s (Thursday) New York Post. Unlike his predecessor, Larry King, who […]

PROTESTS FORCE WITHDRAWAL OF PEDOPHILE BOOK

November 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Following a day when TV and radio talk shows focused on Amazon’s inclusion of The Pedophile’s Guide to Love & Pleasure on its Kindle ebook store, the online retailer has withdrawn the book. By Thursday afternoon, those broadcasts had prompted hundreds of postings on Facebook and Twitter calling for a boycott of Amazon, which had […]