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Failing 90% is Bad, Right?

Yesterday, Daily Show creator and friend of the show Lizz Winstead tweeted a political joke when news of a tornado touching down in Oklahoma broke.

This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives.

— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 20, 2013

After the depth of the devastation was revealed Winstead immediately apologized for making the tweet, but it didn’t save her twitter timeline which is still currently in shambles. The initial tweet was deleted at the request of  a self identified Oklahoman.

There are few things that raise emotions like a natural disaster and no disaster is complete without the constant rotation of tragedy porn on the 24-hour news channels, Facebooks, Instagrams, and  Tumblrs, and as a result the internet unleashed its full fury on poor Lizz without impunity.  But who should come to Winstead’s defense? None other than … Glenn Beck?

You know the worlds gone nuts when Glenn Beck is the internet’s voice of reason.

On today’s #TWiBRadio, post-tragedy Twitter rage, a New York judge weighs in on the ‘effectiveness’ of stop-and-frisk, and we announce the world premier of the Ten Frisk Commandments Remix video.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew talk about a high school senior banned from graduation for unleashing thousands of crickets in the school, Essence and MSNBC team up to bring live coverage of the Essence Festival, and right-wing radio host Pete Santilli stands by his comments about shooting Hillary Clinton “in the vagina [to] let her suffer.”

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How NOT to be a Pundit

I don’t even know what’s happening. Seriously, what just happened?

On today’s #TWiBRadio, we learn some gossip about Sean Hannity, Awkward Dacia is Awkward, and we discuss regional bias and humor in listener feedback.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew spent more time discussing the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, the State Department goes into full panic mode on Twitter, and “Hey Girl”-ing with STD testing.

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Instilling Fear in Black and Latino Youth

During testimony Monday in the case against NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) recounted comments made by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly:

Kelly said that officers focused on that group of people “because he wanted to instill fear in them that every time they left home they could be targeted by police.”

That’s right …

Instill.
Fear.

also on today’s #TWiBRadio, we explored what we could possibly learn from Fox and Friends (spoiler: it’s nothing), conservatives tweeting the paper bag test, perhaps there’s a relationship between obvious studies and commonly held beliefs of extremely stupid people.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew discussed electrified underwear and bad puns, favorite muppets, and how we got screwed out of a 30 hour work week.

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Better Question, CNN: Why Not More Time?

Over the weekend, the two teens accused of raping an intoxicated 15-year-old girl were found guilty. CNN reported from an interesting perspective:

Needless to say, we discussed this and the Steubenville case on today’s #TWiBRadio, as well as the NYPD’s new domestic violence policy, and a literal roach coach.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew discussed the March 21st rally against gun violence on March 21 and how the RNC is trying and failing yet again to recruit minority membership.

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