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Great: Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe Have Both Returned to Media Darling Status

Looks like James O’Keefe‘s latest prank has not only gotten NPR‘s president to resign, it’s gotten Andrew Breitbart back in the national spotlight. Breitbart was on Piers Morgan‘s show last night talking about his protege’s capers, and the left wing bias that prevents them from being properly acknowledged. We thought the Shirley Sherrod incident would finally send Breitbart to the media glue factory, but now he’s back galloping around like nothing happened–saying calculated, counterintuitive things like “the best coverage on this incident has been NPR. It’s been impeccable…I respect NPR more than you would actually think.” And he’s actually right about the bias against this latest O’Keefe prank.

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Buffalo Beast Prankster Ian Murphy on Lawrence O’Donnell

Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy got himself in the national spotlight last night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” with Lawrence O’Donnell, after his brilliant prank of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker went viral.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: Buffalo Beast Pulls Off the Prank of the Century

Buffalo Beast Pulls Off the Prank of the Century

Holy crap, this is amazing! Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy pulled off one of the greatest gonzo pranks of all-time by calling up union-busting Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, pretending to be billionaire and Reason Foundation financial backer David Koch. Walker is notoriously difficult to reach by phone, but he picked up right away for the Libertarian ubermensch Koch/Walker, and outlined his rather nefarious plan to bust the Wisconsin public employees union.

Murphy kept the ruse up for 20 minutes. Which is just unprecedented really. This Fishie couldn’t keep up a phony phone call to a dry cleaner for 20 minutes, let alone the most talked about governor in the nation.

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You Made The Beast’s 50 Most Loathsome People in America List

134-cov.jpg Yeah, yeah, according to internet time we’re a little late on this – according to normal time…it’s still the current issue. So there.

You

Charges: You think it’s your patriotic duty to spend money you don’t have on crap you don’t need. You think Hillary lost because of sexism, when it’s actually because she’s just a bad liar. You think Iraq is better off now than before we invaded, and don’t understand why they’re so ungrateful. You think Tim Russert was a great journalist. You’re hopping mad about an auto industry bailout that cost a squirt of piss compared to a Wall Street heist of galactic dimensions, due to a housing crash you somehow have blamed on minorities. It took you six years to figure out what a tool Bush is, but you think Obama will make it all better. You deem it hunky dory that we conduct national policy debates via 8-second clips from “The View.” You think God zapped humans into existence a few thousand years ago, although your appendix and wisdom teeth disagree. You like watching vicious assholes insult each other on TV. You support gun rights, because firing one gives you a chubby. You cuddle falsehoods and resent enlightenment. You think the fact that 43% of whites could stomach voting for an incredibly charismatic and eloquent light-skinned black guy who was raised by white people means racism is over. You think progressive taxation is socialism. 1 in 100 of you are in jail, and you think it should be more. You are shallow, inconsiderate, afraid, brand-conscious, sedentary, and totally self-obsessed. You are American.

Exhibit A: You’re more upset by Miley Cyrus‘s glamour shots than the fact that you are a grown adult who is upset about Miley Cyrus.

Read the entire list written by Allan Uthman & Ian Murphy
with contributions from John Dolan, Eileen Jones and Alexander Zaitchik here.