Solemn celebrities sermonizing smugly

There’s an unmistakable template for socially conscious videos featuring politically active celebs, from the “Give Peace a Chance” reboot on the eve of the first Gulf War to the insufferable “Yes We Can” dirge produced by will.i.am.lame in 2008. The latest, “I Am Bradley Manning,” is as laughably smug as you’d expect, with Maggie Gyllenhall and Moby trading polemics alongside Phil Donahue and Oliver Stone. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, up pops Russell Brand.    

Advice from the self-proclaimed patriot who shit his pants to avoid military service

Nothing like winning gracefully — idiot Ted Nugent, who ranks ahead of the Matador as Detroit’s most lamentable export, thinks Robert Zimmerman should sue Trayvon Martin’s parents. Trayvon Martin’s vicious attack on George Zimmerman and Martin’s tragic death have no doubt surely dragged Mr. Zimmerman through 18 months of untold emotional hell, pain, distress, anguish, fatigue, nightmares and financial ruin. Again, following the narrative of the pro-Trayvon media types and other race-baiters, if Trayvon Martin was a minor, then Trayvon Martin’s parents may be held liable for the emotional pain and suffering Mr. Zimmerman has been put through for the past 18 months, and surely…