‘F*ck the police’: ‘Disturbed’ online protesters want #JusticeForMikeBrown


Missouri teenager Mike Brown was killed Saturday when he was shot Saturday by Ferguson, Mo. police.

Here are more details about the incident from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one shot was fired by the officer’s gun inside the car during the struggle, and that the officer fired multiple times at Michael Brown, 18, as he ran away.

He said the shots that hit Brown were “more than just a couple but I don’t think it was many more than that.” He said an autopsy was pending and that a toxicology test would take as long as six weeks to determine whether Brown had alcohol or drugs in his system.

Angered over the incident, many took to Twitter to call for justice, using the hashtag #JusticeForMikeBrown.


This Mike Brown situation really breaks my heart.
So sad. Ugh.
#JusticeForMikeBrown— QUEEN LOSA (@YoungLosa) August 10, 2014


The official account of Black Entertainment Television also chimed in.



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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/10/fck-the-police-disturbed-online-protesters-want-justiceformikebrown/

‘Horrendous’: Girls not loving Lena Dunham’s tattoo on Golden Globes red carpet


Take a look:


Even her fans aren’t loving the look.


Wonder how she and her TV show pals are going to take the criticism? As last week showed, friends and co-workers in Dunham’s circle are a bit thin-skinned about gentle pleas to cover up.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/12/horrendous-girls-not-loving-lena-dunhams-tattoo-on-golden-globes-red-carpet/

Harry Connick, Jr. could be one tough #AmericanIdol judge


Wow, Harry Connick, Jr. is just starting his first season as a judge on American Idol and he’s already hinting that he could be tougher on the contestants than Simon Cowell ever was.



Connick, Jr. introduces many to the pentatonic scale:


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/15/harry-connick-jr-could-be-one-tough-americanidol-judge/

Glenn Beck to Gov. Cuomo: ‘If we are not welcome, we will leave’


Glenn Beck has written a lengthy open letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in response to Cuomo’s statement Friday that “extremist conservatives” (such as right-to-lifers) have no place in the state. In short, Beck says that “if we are not welcome, we will leave.”

It’s no empty threat. Beck says he employes 200 people in the state of New York though Mercury Radio Arts, The Blaze and his Mercury One nonprofit. “Our organization creates jobs for hundreds of people in your state, and provides news, opinion, entertainment and a helping hand for millions of people across this country,” Beck writes. “Are our contributions, tax dollars, and genuine goodness as citizens not welcome here? We respectfully request an answer on whether there are two classes of citizens.”


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/20/glenn-beck-to-gov-cuomo-if-we-are-not-welcome-we-will-leave/

‘American Idol’ viewers still wondering: Why is Harry Connick Jr. so orange? Or yellow?


New “American Idol” judge Harry Connick Jr. has won raves for his music theory expertise and fresh injection of energy on the talent show’s panel. But as Twitchy noted a few weeks ago, many admirers are alarmed by his rather unnatural color.

Tonight, inquiring minds still wondered: Why so orange, Harry? Or yellow? Scary!


Ack. It’s getting in his beard.


Back off the Cheetos. And the sprayer.


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/30/american-idol-viewers-still-wondering-why-is-harry-connick-jr-so-orange-or-yellow/

David Draiman is pissed off about ‘ABHORRENT’ Holocaust denial assignment


Will other members of the entertainment industry join Disturbed and Device vocalist David Draiman in calling this “abhorrent”?

The Rialto Unified School District in California created an eighth-grade “Argumentative Research” assignment that instructed students to explain “whether or not you believe [the Holocaust] was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.” Students were asked to read several “credible articles,” including one that insisted, “If nothing else, this unbelievable coverup demonstrates the irrepressible Zionist influence and control of our country.”

Sounds like a “credible article,” right?

The district has announced plans to revise the disturbing assignment that was reportedly crafted “to meet Common Core standards relating to critical learning skills.”

Draiman’s take:


A school district spokesperson described the assignment as an “error. ” The  Times of Israel reports that Rialto police are investigating threats against district administrators.


Here’s part of the 18-page assignment:



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Full Twitchy coverage of David Draiman

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/06/david-draiman-is-pissed-off-about-abhorrent-holocaust-denial-assignment-for-eighth-graders/

Roll Call reporter angry over ‘sleazy’ characterization by ‘House of Cards’ actress


“House of Cards” actress Robin Wright accused D.C. reporters of sleeping with members of Congress in exchange for scoops.

“D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood — it really is — it’s more sleazy than Hollywood … how much infidelity goes on,” she told Capitol File. Her source? A “senior person in the Obama administration.”

Roll Call reporter Abby Livingston said on Twitter that the allegation is “generally untrue.”

We don’t know anything about D.C. reporters’ sex lives, but if even half of what we have heard about Hollywood is true, Livingston has to be right. We hope.


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Roman Polanski Arrested in Switzerland

I was abused as a teenager on the director’s casting couch, reveals Hollywood star Thandie Newton

9 Stars Talk About Their Sleazy Casting Couch Experiences

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/20/roll-call-reporter-angry-over-sleazy-characterization-by-house-of-cards-actress/

The 2013 Twitchys: Top 20 deleted tweets of the year

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When politicians, journalists, and celebrities write ill-considered tweets, they often reach for the “delete” button as quickly as they can, hoping to erase the evidence of their foolishness before anyone notices. Unfortunately for them — but fortunately for you! — that trick hardly ever works. Thus, we present the twenty best deleted tweet events of 2013!

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20. In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, actress Kirstie Alley said that white people like to murder black people. Or something.


“We”? Was Kirstie admitting to some sort of crime? Of course not, but those are the kinds of mistakes one can make when in a hurry to jump aboard a bandwagon.

19. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently called “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson a racist, homophobic “a-hole.” We pointed out the time the Mötley Crüe bassist used the N-word. Oh, and the time he hurled an anti-gay slur. We’re generous like that.  After we published our post, sneaky Sixx quietly deleted his tweets.


And the award goes to …


Now Sixx is singing a new tune.

18. CBS News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett is not f-ing kidding about your shirty business. In a rare hat trick of deleted tweet, funny typo, and accidental tweeting of DM, Garrett showed Twitter he’s not to be messed with!


17. Whenever there’s an attack on American soil, if there’s any question about the intentions of the attacker, you can be assured that lefties will scramble all over themselves to blame conservatives, and if you’re lucky, the Tea Party. But usually it’s not a U.S. Forest Service PR rep!


You would think that the “Director of Public Affairs for the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service” might be more careful about her relations with the public. But you would be wrong.

16. Graeme Zielinski, communications director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, has a history of making sensational claims about Gov. Scott Walker. (Correction: He is the former communications director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.) Last year, he suggested that Walker defended criminals who commit “boy rape.” This year, he took it a step further, making a comparison between the Republican Governor and serial killer/cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer:


It was a tough call, but the honor goes to this one:


15. Like a lot of liberals, the Democratic mayor of New Jersey’s fourth-largest city believes that the problems with HealthCare.gov were caused by Republican shenanigans:


By the way, what the heck is “robot calling”?

14. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith’s people “confirmed” that shots were fired outside the White House when the real story was that some idiot was throwing firecrackers.


13. “Real journalists” really wanted the story of the Sandy Hook father who was “heckled” by gun rights supporters to be true, even though it definitely was not. Even some lefty outlets like Slate admitted they blew the story. CNN’s Anderson Cooper must have gotten the memo just before he deleted this tweet:


12. Van Jones wants you to know that Fox News is “PATHETIC.” Unfortunately for him, the Photoshop that “proved” his point was a fake.


11. A former Afghanistan Ambassador falsely accused U.S. soldiers of killing the last lion in Kunar province. Problem is, there are no lions in the wild in Afghanistan, and the photo is fake.



10. Agence France-Presse’s Emal Haidary definitely wasn’t the only one who tweeted out a bogus story about Sarah Palin arriving in South Korea for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, but he may have been the only professional journalist to do so.

She is more confused than I, lools,
Sarah Palin Arrives in South Korea for Mandela Memorial
dailycurrant.com/2013/12/10/sar…— Emal Haidary (@menh0) December 11, 2013

9. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour wished human rights abuser Robert Mugabe a happy birthday:


How sweet! After deleting her celebratory tweet, and replacing with a more benign recognition of the milestone, she tried to act as if she had been ironically tweeting. Then why delete it, Alanis Morissette?

8. When “Fast and Furious” movie star Paul Walker died last month, Jezebel editor Erin Ryan took the occasion to show everyone just how classy she can be:


After doubling down on her hatred and blaming conservatives, she deleted the tweet. But not before we took notice.

7. Given the trash that flows freely out of Sarah Silverman’s gutter mind without apology, it took a lot for her to top herself and tweet something so awful that she was forced to delete it. Oh, here it is:


Actually, Gov. Perry had found the word offensive and painted over the epithet. After deleting the three separate times she deceptively insulted Perry, Silverman tried to explain it away by saying the tweets were too negative. That hasn’t stopped her before.

After her pitiful walkback, she was spanked for losing her ongoing fight for laughs.

6. Pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen usually tweets benign inspirational Christian messages, which made this deleted tweet the “best unintentionally awesome tweet ever”:


Either Osteen was radically changing his stance on lust, or he didn’t quite see all the possible hilarious interpretations of his well-meaning message. Since he deleted it, we imagine it was the latter.

5. What’s a list of worst tweeters without the man, the myth, the toupee, the one and only (thank God) Donald Trump? In one little tweet, the Donald embarrassed organizers who invited him to speak at CPAC when he ridiculously announced that Ashley Judd was “going to be a great candidate” for U.S. Senate:


He deleted the tweet, and covered by trying to blame Karl Rove. Judd decided not to run, but unfortunately The Donald continues to tweet.

4. We’re not sure what we did to have Britain dump their useless political commentators on our shores, but it sure isn’t helping international relations to have Piers Morgan make bogus claims to satisfy his gun-grabbing gluttony:


Musket is picking up a sweet 2013 Twitchy award for this one:


Morgan was just salivating at the chance to to blame the AR-15 for the Washington Navy Yard shooting, but he had to delete his tweets after he learned that the accused shooter didn’t use an AR-15. Oddly, this tweet is still live:


3. Remember when Rolling Stone magazine insulted everyone by featuring a rock ‘n roll cover of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tzarnaev? Its senior editor thought he’d defuse the situation by making an obscene joke to make light of the furor. Didn’t work:


He deleted the tweet and apologized for the joke, but not for the offensive cover that imagined Tzarnaev as a rock star.

2. Coming in at number two of the top deleted tweets of 2013 is the ridiculously obscene insult blithely tweeted by a foul-mouthed staffer at The Onion against the 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis:


Wow. You like to be edgy, Onion, but you pirouetted right over the edge on that one, and Twitter was not amused!

1. And now, the number one deleted tweet of 2013 honor goes to … Geraldo “Capone Vault” Rivera! Long before Barack Obama made the selfie devoid of all coolness, Geraldo sent a selfie via Tweet that “launched a thousand breakfasts”:


With just one press of the send button, Geraldo made an entire internet turn in revulsion, and forever lose its innocence. Truly, we will never be the same thanks to the terrible tweeting of that stomach-turning selfie on that day that will live in tweetfamy.

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If your favorite deleted tweet didn’t score a Twitchy award, stay tuned. More awards are on the way.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/27/the-2013-twitchys-top-20-deleted-tweets-of-the-year/