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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (also known as Sam Bacile) has been revealed as the creator of the anti-Muslim film that has contributed to violent protests in the Middle East.

"Innocence of Muslims", a low-budget movie filmed this year, has been blamed at least in part for the recent political and social unrest in the already volatile region.

Here's the New York Daily News' photo of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (a.k.a. Sam Bacile) on the set of Innocence of Muslims with actress Anna Gurji ...

 Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (a.k.a. Sam Bacile)

Nakoula, who resides in Cerritos, Calif., is believed to have gotten considerable financial backing for the now-infamous movie from strident anti-Islam organizations.

The film triggered violence in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestinian territories and Libya, where Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed.

Federal investigators questioned - but later released - Nakoula, who is on probation for a check-kiting scheme. The 55-year-old was not arrested by authorities.

The Egyptian-born filmmaker has since gone into hiding, according to The AP.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced the video as "disgusting and reprehensible" last week but defended the right of American citizens to express their opinions.

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A comedian pretending to be a disillusioned former supporter of President Barack Obama appeared on Fox & Friends today and gave an utterly ridiculous interview.

Max Rice appeared via satellite during a segment on the staggering unemployment rate for people ages 18-24 and its impact on Obama in November's election.

Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson introduced Rice as a "recent college grad who voted for President Obama" and who "just moved out of his parents' home."

Quickly, it became obvious that Rice was pulling one over on Fox News.

Rice interrupted Carlson's introduction, saying "S'up," and then told her, "Miss USA, it's an honor." Carlson noted that she was actually Miss America, not USA.

"Miss Universe in my book," he said, going on to state that "I was a huge Obama supporter in 2008 ... I met him in third grade. I met him when I was little."

Asked why he is now supporting Mitt Romney, Rice claimed he lost a bet in a pickup basketball game. "Are you being serious about this or not?" Carlson asked.

"Yeah," Rice said. "I can't see your face right now. This is so weird."

Not to mention hilariously random. It's unclear how "not ready for prime time" Rice finagled this gig in the first place, but hopefully they have him back on.

Election 2012:

 

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Snoop Dogg / Snoop Lion has offered an official endorsement of President Barack Obama, laying out his arguments in concise, not entirely illogical fashion.

At the Toronto International Film Festival, he made the case for giving Obama four more years in an expletive-filled, absurd, yet compelling manner.

"We need to give Obama four more years," he said. "Bush f*%ked up for eight years, so you gotta at least give him eight years. He cleaned half the $h!t up in four years."

Snoop continued his defense of our 44th President, metaphorically accusing Bush of leaving the White House in shambles and handing Obama a real fixer-upper.

"It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. You gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up. Everything was wrong with the house."

"So he had to come in and get y'all thing together."

Dogg-Lion then pivoted to the Obama administration's success in killing Osama bin Laden, the world's most notorious terrorist, in a covert raid last year.

"And then he went and knocked down our most hated, our most wanted. The one who had our terror warning on red or orange or whatever color it was."

"He went and found him. The one Bush couldn't seem to find, the one who seemed to fly away on the day of 9/11 ... he went and found him. Remember that?"

"Don't forget about that. Now everybody is peaceful and able to move around and have a good time. It's because he made that happen. So please don't forget that."

"So give him four [more] years to get this thing together and finish this deal out. You heard what [Bill] Clinton said? You loved Bill Clinton, didn't ya?"

Did ya?

 

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Poor Mitt Romney.

First, it comes out that Nicki Minaj is actually not voting for him in November. Now, in the track "To the World" (off the compilation album "Cruel Summer"), Kanye West takes a shot at the Republican nominee for President by hitting him where it counts:

In Romney's tax returns.

“Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax,” West decrees in a line from the single, following that quip with: “Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax.”

Yes, again. We think he has a point he wants to make. Listen for yourself:

This isn't the only time West has been critical of someone running for office or already in the highest office in the land. He said George W. Bush doesn't care about black people during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

We wonder what Kim Kardashian thinks of this whole thing. Oh... right: Whatever her mother tells her to think.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is sharpening her criticism of an anti-Islam video by Sam Bacile that provoked protests in the Arab world.

Clinton says the YouTube film, titled Muhammad, is "disgusting and reprehensible" and termed it a cynical attempt to offend people for religious beliefs.

Hillary noted, however, that the U.S. would never stop Americans from expressing their views, no matter how distasteful, as they are central to freedom.

Sam Bacile, who reports say is an Israeli-American real estate developer, posted the trailer this summer. Little is known about the man; he's gone into hiding.

She also says the film is no justification for violence or attacks on diplomatic facilities and personnel; a U.S. ambassador was killed in Libya Tuesday.

Clinton said Thursday the U.S. is monitoring protests in Yemen and elsewhere, urging countries to take steps to prevent protests escalating into violence.

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An anti-Islamic video recently posted to YouTube has sparked major outcry, protests and even fatal violence in the Greater Middle East this week.

The U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed along with three staff members in an attack against the U.S. Consolate in Benghazi.

The video in question is a nearly 14-minute-long trailer (below) for a film produced by Sam Bacile which critiques the life of the Prophet Mohammad.

Bacile, according to the Wall Street Journal, is an Israeli-American real estate developer living in California; he made the film to condemn Islam.

He has been quoted as saying “Islam is a cancer” and has gone into hiding following the protests and demonstrations this week for obvious reasons.

Protests also occurred in Cairo, Egypt, where protestors scaled the U.S. embassy walls and replaced the U.S. flag with a flag depicting the Islamic faith.

In Afghanistan, the government even blocked YouTube for a period of time in an apparent attempt to prevent outrage and violent protests from spreading.

Bacile uploaded the trailer two months ago, but it only went viral yesterday.

Jones, a Florida pastor, called the Bacile film an “American production, not designed to attack Muslims but to show the destructive ideology of Islam.”

Jones also declared Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States, to be “International Judge Mohammad Day.”

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Big Apple Pizza owner Scott Van Nuzer received a visit from President Barack Obama Sunday in Fort Pierce, Fla., and reacted with a giant bear hug for the POTUS.

Yelp trolls responded a little less positively.

Irate, presumably conservative users flooded the rate and review website shortly afterward, sending Big Apple Pizza’s overall rating into a tailspin.

“Talk about committing business suicide. After picking up Obama, your books are gonna be in the red pretty soon. Not too smart,” one "reviewer" posted.

  • Pizza Man Bear Hugs Obama
  • Obama Bear Hug

The commenter from Cottonwood, Ariz., 2,200 miles away, gave him 1/5 stars. Harsh. Hours later, though, Van Nuzer's establishment had staged a comeback.

Another Yelp commenter retaliated, “Really, conservatards? You try to trash a man’s business because he likes a different political candidate than you?"

"What scum you all are. SCOTT VAN DUZER IS MY HERO!”

Of the 229 comments listed on the page (30 “filtered,” one axed for violating terms of service), only two are pre-Obama bear hug. His overall rating is currently 5/5.

The oldest review, posted in 2010, offers this assessment:

“Nice variety of food for lunch or dinner. Love the Pizza, wings, subs, best stromboli in town. Great atmosphere in newly renovated dinning area, and flat screen TV’s ... staff make you feel right at home. Special people and good food make for a local favorite.”

Must have been what Obama read before deciding on Big Apple.

Decision 2012:

 

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Pat Robertson is at it again.

The controversial televangelist suggested that a caller move to Saudi Arabia, ostensibly so he can legally beat his non-submissive, disrespectful spouse.

On Monday's broadcast of his show The 700 Club, viewer Michael asked for marital advice, as his wife "has no respect for me as the head of the house."

Robertson's take: "Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her."

Robertson's co-host, Terry Meeuwsen, laughed at this. He wasn't done either.

"I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done to make her," he said, calling the unnamed woman a "rebellious child."

Since the Bible doesn't allow for divorce, Robertson urged they "move to Saudi Arabia," where, ostensibly, beating her would be more socially permissible.

So, there's your free advice Michael. Good thing this guy doesn't have a huge audience and isn't a widely respected figure among many ... never mind.

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The economy. The war in Afghanistan. Nicki Minaj.

Barack Obama tackled all the important issues this morning during a radio interview with Orlando radio station Power 95.3.

Asked about Minaj's supposed endorsement of Mitt Romney - she rapped in a verse from "Mercy" that "I’m a Republican" - Obama sounded rather confident that his Presidential opponent doesn't actually have the vote of this rumored American Idol judge.

“I’m not sure that’s exactly what happened," Obama says in the following video. "She likes to play different characters.”

And it turns out - like the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden when he approved a SEAL team mission to take out that terrorist - Obama was correct!

“Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President," Minaj Tweeted today. "The smart ones always do… *sends love & support.”

Sorry, Mitt. You'll always have Clint Eastwood.

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Clint Eastwood is speaking out to his hometown newspaper about his bizarre appearance at the RNC and "conversation" with an "Invisible Obama."

The 82-year-old Academy Award-winner tells the Carmel Pine Cone that he came into the night with three things he wanted to communicate:

  1. That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left
  2. That Obama has broken a lot of the promises
  3. That people should vote out failed politicians

Mission accomplished, he said. As for the empty chair, Eastwood made it clear to Mitt Romney's campaign early on that he planned to wing his speech.

That is what he did. The empty chair was a last-minute idea.

"There was a stool [backstage], and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down," he says. "When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea."

"I'll just put the stool out there and I'll talk to President Obama and ask him why he didn't keep all of the promises he made to everybody."

Eastwood then asked a stagehand to place the stool on stage.

Clint says he was initially unaware of the media criticism or the "Eastwooding" meme he sparked, and heard only positive reactions from RNC attendees.

Eastwood believes those shocked by his speech "are obviously on the left," though he is willing to label himself "crazy," at least in a joking way.

"They've got a crazy actor who's 82 years old up there in a suit," says the former mayor of Carmel, Calif. "I was a mayor, they're probably thinking I know how to give a speech."

"But even when I was mayor I never gave speeches. I gave talks."

Who was the winner of this particular "talk"?

 

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