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The most dishonest, biased news coverage of our lifetimes — and it’s about to get worse
‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen such dishonest and biased coverage of any event.” That was Brit Hume, who has been covering events for more than 50 years for Fox News, ABC News and investigative reporter Jack Anderson.
The great bulk of Trump’s speech was a celebration of American history, American principles, American leaders. He spoke extensively of the four presidents whose visages were sculpted on the mountain above him and paid tribute more succinctly to others.
He said: “We are the country of Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass. We are the land of Wild Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody. We are the nation that gave rise to the Wright brothers, the Tuskegee Airmen, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Jesse Owens, George Patton — Gen. George Patton — the great Louie Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.”
Dark and divisive? Dystopian? Amplifying racism?
What really seems to have raised the press’ hackles was Trump’s dissent from their reverent attitudes toward Black Lives Matter and apparent indifference to those tearing down statues of Lincoln, Douglass, Grant, abolitionists and women’s-rights advocates.
“Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities,” Trump said, accurately.
That’s not the message most in the media want voters receiving in the months running up to November. TV viewers have been assured Black Lives Matter protests are “mostly peaceful,” even while fires are blazing fiercely within camera view.
Newspaper readers have been assured that those seizing streets and ousting police are promoting, in the Seattle mayor’s words, a “summer of love,” even as their camp becomes the scene of multiple homicides.
Black lives matter — so stop supporting policies that have failed Black communities
Although some of the leaders of the best-funded Black Lives Matter organizations seek to move the United States toward socialism and impose other far-left goals (the co-founder of BLM, Patrisse Cullors, acknowledged in a 2015 interview that she is a “trained Marxist”), millions of others who identify with the BLM movement merely want police and criminal justice reforms and greater racial equality.
Improving African American communities is, of course, a noble goal. But it’s exceptionally difficult to fix a problem if one doesn’t identify its cause. And it seems, based on some of the rhetoric from the BLM movement, that many have failed to realize that an important reason why so many Black communities remain impoverished is that liberal politicians have imposed destructive policies on them for decades.
Black Lives Matter's surprising target: Los Angeles County's first Black district attorney
BLACK NYPD OFFICER
MOCKS CAUTIOUS POLICING TACTICS
... D.L. Hughley Goes Off
The officer, whose video's been reposted on social media, does an impersonation of how he thinks cops are expected to act and carry themselves post-George Floyd.
Long story short ... he's basically doing the most to make it seem like cops have no power or authority anymore, and that they have to be totally soft on criminals they encounter.
The officer improv'd an entire skit for friends, presumably cops, who you can hear laughing in the background. He acts out making an arrest while taking extra care not to offend the suspect or handle them roughly.
Shootings in New York increased 130% in June compared to last year
VIDEO: Black Lives Matter protester punches black reported Trump supporter in the face — immediately gets arrested
Iowa governor says state trooper who 'hit' BLM protester was justified in his actions: He 'acted appropriately'
Tiffany Haddish shaved her hair and then immediately shut down critics of her new style
On Tuesday, the actor and comedian took to Instagram with a series of videos in which she's seen cutting and shaving her hair. In her first clip, Haddish said she's been talking about shaving her head "for years," but always faced people who tried to "block" her decision. Now, however, Haddish say she's no longer concerned with what other people, especially men, have to say about her hair and body.
Jodie Comer is getting canceled over supposed Trump-supporting boyfriend
Jim Jefferies Slams Millennials & Cancel Culture in New Netflix Special
Black Americans report hate crimes, violence in wake of George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter gains
When it comes to families, a viral video shows a white woman pointing a gun at a Black family in a Michigan parking lot and a Black Muslim woman and her two children allegedly had a gun pulled on them by their neighbor in Washington state.
Three people killed, cop injured in Florida shooting over ‘dangerous’ dog
Video shows fatal restraint of Cornelius Fredericks, 16, in Michigan foster facility
Comedian Rickey Smiley reveals his daughter was shot twice and hospitalised in Houston road rage shootout
All-white Mississippi county board votes to keep Confederate statue standing in their city square, claiming its removal would do nothing to help ease racial tensions
'The Five' rips CNN's Don Lemon for dismissing Terry Crews in heated interview
Michigan drivers met with startling billboard message: 'Driving while Black? Racial profiling just ahead'
Suspect arrested in connection to vandalized Palm Springs community center
2 Birmingham teens, man charged in deadly shooting at Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover
Car drives into protesters at rally for the Black victim of an 'attempted lynching' in Indiana
Halle Berry Wants to Play a Transgender Character? (Updated with Video + Berry’s Apology)
Okay. I was not expecting Oscar-winner Halle Berry to publicly share that she’s interested in playing a transgender character for a new project she was pitched.
I’m a huge fan of Halle Berry. I’m looking forward to watching her directorial debut Bruised (which will premiere during TIFF 2020). She will also begin filming the sci-fi Moonfall this Fall. Due to her hard work over the decades, Berry has become the type of established actress in Hollywood who can do what she wants (including creating projects). And I’m here for all of her future projects. However, what she said about wanting to play a transgender character in a movie is what made me go, “Wait a minute!”
Halle Berry drops out of playing transgender man in film following backlash, apologizes for remarks
Fire Island Parties, Packed With Gay Revelers, Spark Outrage and Worry
Fire Island is under fire for violating social distancing guidelines over the July 4 weekend.
Clips and images of hundreds of maskless, shirtless partygoers packed on beaches and in private homes circulated on social media through influencers like journalist Chris Weidner. The posts sparked backlash and calls for more action from law enforcement.
The Fourth of July Weekend Threw America's Coronavirus Failures Into Stark Relief
‘COVID Corey’ apologizes for partying on Fire Island days after coronavirus symptoms
Arizona PR exec and QAnon follower films herself trashing rack of face masks in Target while ranting 'we don't want to do this anymore' and saying 'I'm a blonde, white woman wearing a fucking $40,000 Rolex'
Harvard doctor says the US needs a mandatory mask order across ALL states to combat rise of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed
JWoww Shuts Down 'No Mask' Haters On Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Birthday Pics
Expert claims Americans will wear masks for ‘several years’ due to coronavirus
American Girl company is ‘disgusted’ by parody ad of a gun-wielding ‘Karen’ doll who refuses to wear face mask during the coronavirus crisis
American Girl said it is 'disgusted' by an online advertisement parody that features a gun-wielding Walmart shopper dubbed 'Karen' who refuses to wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic.
The parody features an American Girl doll altered to wear a purple track suit, hold a semi-automatic handgun and appears to be in a Walmart store without a face mask.
'Meet Karen,' the fake image reads. 'She's an independent thinker who refuses to wear a mask in public places!'
The name 'Karen' has been used to describe entitled middle-aged white women in modern slang, but can apply to people who use their privilege to exert power in oftentimes unnecessary instances.
Fury at BBC over race podcast where presenters branded white women 'Karens' and said they should 'read some books' and 'stop being so loud'
Wave of criticism smashes Lin-Manuel Miranda as leftists declare 'Hamilton' to be 'problematic'
"Are y'all ready to talk about how problematic Hamilton is? Lin Manuel Miranda created a piece of work that used hip hop (a genre created by black people) to tell the story of colonizers and slave owners," one Twitter user wrote.
"As much as I love the show, it and it's writer are deeply problematic," another wrote. "I've intentionally or unintentionally ignored these things for years, but I'm trying to fix this now so I can fully contextualize and understand Hamilton and it's effect as a whole."
"Reminder for all y'all Hamilton watching mofos: Hamilton was a racist slaveowner, and casting POC as white bigots isn't the reclamation you think it is," read a tweet that had nearly 60,000 likes. "It's a romanticized telling of a white man's plights, so none of y'all better be stanning the founding fathers AGAIN."
Ajamu Baracka, a self-described "international human rights activist," blasted Miranda.
"Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Puerto Rican Uncle Tom who instead of fighting for independence makes feel-good revisionism for white liberals. He is pathetic," Baracka said.
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car With Confederate Flag to Remain Displayed in Auto Museum
Author sues to stop removal of controversial Kentucky mural
Hamilton weekend release boosts Disney+ downloads by 74% despite calls to cancel it because it glosses over Founding Father's links to slavery
'All the criticisms are valid': Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to the move to cancel his show Hamilton because it glorifies slave owners and says 'I did my best'
'RHONY': Ramona Singer Reacts to Accusations That She's a 'Racist'
Ramona Singer from The Real Housewives of New York City has been saying controversial things during the quarantine. The Bravo star had been sheltering in Florida where many criticize her for not wearing a mask and not social distancing. On top of that, she was one the celebrities saying “All Lives Matter” during the Black Lives Matter protests. This has led many to believe she’s racist and she’s finally breaking her silence on the issue.
Snoop Dogg Dubs Candace Owens and More Black Conservatives 'The Coon Bunch'
Snoop Dogg's social media activity has landed him in hot water again—this time with conservatives.
The 48-year-old taunted several Black right-wing talking heads with a derogatory racial slur in an Instagram post on Sunday, targeting the likes of Candace Owens, Diamond & Silk, the Hodge Twins, David Harris Jr., Terrance K. Williams, Paris Denard, Herman Cain, Angela Stanton and Darrell C. Scott. The image, in which the conservative commentators were featured in a photo grid reminiscent of The Brady Bunch, has the words "The Coon Bunch" plastered across it.
Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims
A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said.
Bishop Peter Jugis made the announcement to St. Matthew parishioners in a letter Wednesday, writing that he had accepted the recommendation of the diocese’s Lay Review Board to keep the Rev. Patrick Hoare out of ministry, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Hoare was originally put on administrative leave in December after the diocese received “an allegation against him of child sexual abuse that was said to have occurred in Pennsylvania more than 25 years ago, before Father Hoare entered ministry” the Charlotte Observer quoted Jugis as writing.
Man sues Allentown Diocese, Hellertown school, says teacher molested him
Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Prompted Earlier Warning
Child marriage is "extremely prevalent" in U.S.: "The cycle perpetuates across generations"
Outrage as Indian judge calls alleged rape victim 'unbecoming'
Netflix's 'controversial' erotic drama '365 Days' sparks backlash: Here's why people are talking
'We Have A Black People Problem': Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination
A Black Facebook employee is accusing his employer of racial discrimination.
In a complaint filed Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oscar Veneszee Jr. said the social network does not give Black workers equal opportunities in their careers.
"We have a Black people problem," Veneszee told NPR. Veneszee is a Navy veteran who recruits other veterans and people of color as part of diversity initiatives at Facebook's infrastructure division. "We've set goals to increase diversity at the company, but we've failed to create a culture at the company that finds, grows and keeps Black people at the company."
Veneszee, who has worked for Facebook since 2017, filed the employment discrimination charge along with Howard Winns, Jr., and Jazsmin Smith — both of whom Veneszee recruited — who said they applied to work at Facebook but had not been hired, they alleged, because they are Black. The claim, they said, was filed on behalf of "all Black Facebook employees and applicants to Facebook."
After This Teen Posted A Selfie Comparing Herself To An Avatar The Last Airbender Character She Got Racist Comments
A 911 call, a racial slur, a refusal to cash a check. This is what it's like for some Black bank customers
Catholic Priest In Indiana Suspended After Calling Black Lives Matter Protesters ‘Maggots’
2,120 hate incidents against Asian Americans reported during coronavirus pandemic
Historian David Starkey says slavery wasn’t ‘genocide’ or there ‘wouldn’t be so many damn blacks’
MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content
Washington's NFL nickname under new scrutiny in wake of anti-racism protests
White woman who pointed gun at a Black mom and her teen daughter charged with assault
Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows
260,000 sign petition to block film starring Paris Jackson as Jesus
A forthcoming film starring Paris Jackson as Jesus has been denounced as “Christianophobic garbage” in an online petition to prevent its release, which has attracted more than 260,000 signatures.
The casting of Jackson, a model and actor who is the daughter of the late pop star Michael Jackson, opposite Bella Thorne and musician Gavin Rossdale in the film Habit was announced in April. The plot synopsis suggests that Thorne plays a “street smart party girl with a Jesus fetish [who] gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a nun”. Jackson’s “gender-bending take on the religious figure” was reported to include “a nose ring, tousled waves and a traditional robe”.
The petition, which names Warner Bros and Lionsgate as its targets, claims that Jackson will play Jesus as a “lesbian”, though there is no mention of this in any publicly available reports of the film. The petition also claims the film is “blasphemous” and that it is “Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society”.
260,000 sign petition to block film starring Paris Jackson as Jesus
Trump appointee who raged against ‘homo-empire’ thinks drag queens are part of a ‘Satanic agenda of sexual perversion’
Employees at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have raised concerns over the appointment of an official with a deeply homophobic record.
Merritt Corrigan was recently appointed by Trump as deputy White House liaison at USAID despite her troubling record on LGBT+ issues.
Her history of homophobic comments initially surfaced earlier this month, when it was revealed she had attacked the US “homo-empire” and “tyrannical LGBT agenda”.
More messages have now been surfaced by CNN’s KFile, which reveal even more extreme views.
This ridiculously offensive political ad even includes an old woman spitting at a gay couple
Post Office icon known only as ‘Courtney’ has spent the past few days eviscerating hateful homophobes on Twitter
LGBTQ employees regularly face discrimination at work. Here are 5 steps companies can take to be more inclusive
Turkey defends despicable tweet from Red Cross boss declaring that LGBT+ people ‘impose their paedophiliac dreams on young minds’