MEDIA MATTERS

Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 

IN THE TOILET

Houston Mayor Orders Residents to Flush More

In an executive order that conflicts with conventional wisdom and modern environmental ethics, Houston Mayor orders residents to flush their toilets more to help clear out floodwaters.  [More]

 

RIDE SHARING

The Top Ten Complaints About Uber and Lyft

With more and more people relying on so-called ride sharing provided by powerhouses Uber and Lyft, not all is perfect in the world.  The LBT's resident curmudgeon Charles C. Schultz sounds off on his top ten complaints.  [More]

RIGHTIST TRUMP

The Expert: Rumored Autistic Barron Trump Shakes D.C. To Its Core

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president, arrived in D.C. wearing a now famous T-shirt bearing the message “The Expert.”  D.C. watchers claim that this message was not a mere accident.  Barron may be bringing a powerful, far-right influence into the West Wing.  [More]

 

MEDIA MATTERS

Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks As The Sham They Are; Anchors Remain Unapologetic

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 
DON'T MAKE 'EM LIKE USED TO

A Wistful Look Back At The Way Things Were In 1979 Playboy Special On YouTube

Doomed Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten had talent and beauty on par with Marilyn Monroe. She captivates in a 1979 Playboy special that aired on ABC. The show highlights changes in our culture and the relations between the sexes.  [More] 
WOMB RAIDER

Actress Surprises Media By Displaying Her Excised Uterus And Ovaries

Actress Angelina Jolie, mother of six, created a frenzy after displaying her uterus to a group of reporters.  Jolie had had her uterus and ovaries removed in order to prevent cancer since she is at a high genetic risk for ovarian cancer based upon her genetic markers and family history.  [More] 
COSBY ATTACKING BUSH

Former Superstar Bill Cosby Allegedly Raped Former First Lady Barbara Bush In The Late-1960s

Shocking news has emerged that much loved former first lady Barbara Bush is another one of alleged rapist Bill Cosby's victims from year's past. Ms. Bush tells her harrowing story to The LBT. [More]

LEAVING LAS VEGAS

Thinking About Visiting Las Vegas? Don't Even Go There

The LBT visits Las Vegas.  Unless picking up girls at nightclubs is your reason to go there, then here is why you should think twice about going.  [More] 
JENNER GENDER

Bruce Gender Reconsiders Sex Change After Painful Anal Intercourse

In 1976, former Olympic legend and reality TV star Bruce Jenner dominated the decathalon by stretching his body to the limit.  Almost 40 years later, he seems at risk of failing to reach the most important goal of his life by millimeters of sphinctoral tissue.  [More]
COSBY SCANDAL

Bill Cosby Gives Exclusive Interview To The LBT To Address Allegations

Bold, outspoken and political are not adjectives normally ascribed to a comedian. But then again, Cosby was never one to fit anyone’s preconceptions. A giant of the entertainment industry, Bill Cosby recast what it meant to be a black man in America. At 77, Cosby is as vibrant and unpredictable as ever. He has been a part of The LBT family since its first Jazz Festival in 1971, and perhaps that is why he chose The LBT to speak out for the first time after allegations arose concerning supposed sexual improprieties from decades ago.  [More]
CULTURAL DECAY

The LBT's Critic Argues That Sam Smith Does Not Have The Musical Chops For Attention He Receives

Ebola remains highly contained in the U.S.  Indeed, today our worst contagion comes not from Africa but from our mother country – England.  By now nearly everyone has been exposed to the monstrosity known as “Sam Smith.”  [More]
POP CULTURE

A Serious Look Back At Michael Jackson As Child Prodigy In 1970s

In terms of musical prodigies in the late 20th century, there is one that stands out.   In the early 1970s there was a little afro-haired black kid who fronted the Jackson 5 named Michael Jackson.  Jackson’s fame as a young adult eclipsed his fame as a child and made him a global brand on a scale seldom seen[More]
SMELL TESTS

Beauty Pageant Traditionalists Riled By First Indian-American Winner

By HARRIET REED

Does our new Miss America pass the “smell test”?  That is the question being asked by the National Organization of Former Miss Americas (“NOFA”), a traditionalist group of former beauty pageant winners after the crowning of the first Miss America of Indian descent. [More]
SMELL TESTS

Cosby Rankles African-Americans by Favoring White Women for His Exploits

The slow trickle of rumors and innuendo about Dr. William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. have reached a rushing torrent.  America seems to have made up its mind: our favorite and most admired African-American comedian has been knocked from his perch. [More]
TROUBLE PREGNANCY

Aniston Faces Tough Decisions With Down Syndrome Pregnancy

By HARRIET REED

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Is Jennifer Aniston joining Kate Middleton in the first-time moms club?  Perhaps, but her rumored new pregnancy may be bittersweet.  According to friends close to Aniston, her one-month-old fetus has Down syndrome. [More]
MICK HITLER

Rolling Stone Magazine Prints Controversial Hitler Cover

By HARRIET REED

Accused Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler’s face on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone sparked a backlash against the magazine in social media and in boardrooms around the country.  “Der Fuhrer” the cover reads.  “How a Popular, Promising War Veteran Was Failed by A Flawed Peace Treaty, Fell Into A Radical Political Party And Became A Monster.”

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