Reality Check *Special Report*: CONSUMER VS. CABLEVISION VS. NEWS CORP.

One Man’s Journey Into the Conglomerate Abyss

For those not at the mercy of Cablevision’s stranglehold on cable television provisions up here in the northeast, it is important to begin this week with what corporate shenanigans have been transpiring over the past fourteen days.

News Corp, which owns the Fox …

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Reality Check: March Of The Crazies

TEA Party Candidates Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party

Two weeks out from Go Time and the Grand Old Party’s pre-hatched chickens have already been accounted for. Many in the know, including this space, are predicting a nearly 60-seat Republican push in the House and a fair challenge …

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Reality Check: Reader’s Responses

Editor’s Note: Never in the 13-year history of this column has there been a response to a piece like WHY THE FUCK ISN’T KISS IN THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME? Apparently proving that rock and roll is far more a hot button issue than war, politics, economic crisis …

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Reality Check: Democrats Circle The Wagons

Last Ditch Effort To Fire-Up, Insult & Beg Progressives to Stem GOP Tide

There were no U.S. military survivors at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, but later reports from Native Americans, most notably the widely interviewed Joseph White Cow Bull, who’d taken part in slaughtering every last member of …

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Reality Check: Why The Hell Is There a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame In The First Place?

“Boys, I’m not gonna go on and on about this fucking spirit shit. I’ll talk about the blues and influences and how I dig you guys and bing-bam-boom, I’ll be out of there. It’s just fucking rock n’ roll, after all.”
– Keith Richards to the members of ZZ Top …

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Reality Check: Reader Responses


Your piece on the Gay Marriage issue and the decision by California Judge Vaughn Walker is right on. (VICTORY FOR LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL – Issue: 8/11/10)

Of course, as you have written before and here again, constitutional rights are not to be voted on. They’re rights! …

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Reality Check: Money Season

The kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us,

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Reality Check: DEEP TANK TO WEIRD BLOOD Jersey Shore Music Icon Rob Monte Says Good-Bye (For Now)

It’s a steamy, late-afternoon on the Friday before the titular summer’s end and Robert Montesdeoca, aka Rob Monte, The Columbian Freak Boy is about to head southeast to do what he has done for the past 20 years; sing, prance and entertain over every inch of a packed barroom. He …

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Trends, Polls & History Spell Mid-Term Democrat Doom

“What makes this election cycle so devastating for the Democrats is that the Republicans have had their numbers reduced so severely in the past two cycles. Republicans were reduced to 42.5 percent of the popular vote in 2008—their lowest total since 1974. …

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Reality Check: Free Speech Redux

“There continues to be a difficulty among Americans as to the veracity of the First Amendment. It is an article of law, which gives every citizen of this republic the right to speak one’s mind without the fear of government oppression. This does not include endangering others. It does include …

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