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  • Katie Couric’s producers were hit with urine in Charlottesville

    08/20/2017 4:57:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 20, 2017 | Rachel Desantis
    Producers working with Katie Couric were doused with urine last weekend while covering the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, the famed broadcast journalist revealed Friday. Couric spent a tense 72 hours covering the chaos unfolding in the city near and dear to her heart (she's a University of Virginia alum), and recalled the days' events in an op-ed for National Geographic titled "Being in Charlottesville Broke My Heart. It Also Filled Me With Hope." The former "Today" show host revealed that on Saturday, the first day of the rally, two of her producers were standing on an elevated edge...
  • Trump predicts Bannon will be a ‘tough and smart new voice’ outside White House

    08/20/2017 12:58:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2017
    “Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews... maybe even better than ever before,” Trump tweeted. “Fake News needs the competition!”(TWEET-AT-LINK) Bannon returned to work late Friday as executive chairman at Breitbart News and chaired its evening editorial meeting Friday, the site said. The former adviser, who had a rocky 12-month tenure with Trump, said he plans to go “to war” for the president in his outside role. “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents -- on Capitol...
  • Being Carefree, Black, & Beautiful Is an Effective Form of Protest in America (Worse than you think)

    08/18/2017 5:04:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Allure ^ | August 18, 2017 | Janet Mock
    I’ve been meditating on an image of Kerry Washington wearing her curls wild and free for the past week. She stepped out Sunday with her curly fro in Los Angeles, and it has brought me much joy. I haven’t seen Kerry’s hair big and frizzing since 2001 when I cut class to watch Save the Last Dance. Her hair, occupying more space in a world intent on blocking black girls from our blessings, was a dose of beauty, affirmation, and strength that I needed — especially now. Just a day before, a mob of racist white people holding tightly to...
  • Rosie O'Donnell tells Bannon where to stick a Tiki torch

    08/18/2017 2:07:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2017 | Judy Kurtz
    Rosie O’Donnell is taking a parting shot at just-ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon. The comedian and former daytime talk show host — who once offered to play Bannon on “Saturday Night Live” and tweeted a Photoshopped snapshot of her as the White House strategist — wrote on Friday: (TWEET-AT-LINK) Tiki torches were used by white supremacists during a rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend weekend that turned deadly when a counterprotester was killed. At least one brand of the torches disavowed the Ku Klux Klan-inspired use. "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have...
  • 9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves

    08/17/2017 3:21:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves Anderson Cooper A rule of thumb is: where there is old money, you will find some connection to slavery. So of course it wasn’t hard to determine that Anderson Cooper was connected, in a familial way, to slavery. His bloodline is tied to the Vanderbilts, one of the richest families in American history. Cooper’s great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt – who was also Cooper’s cousin through inbreeding – was a tycoon who built his wealth from shipping and railroads. He also owned plantations: one in particular was in Georgetown, S.C., where Michelle Robinson...
  • Media Perpetuating Racism

    08/17/2017 1:20:50 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | August 16, 2017 | reasonmclucus
    Jesse Washington has reported that many dark skinned Americans recognize that they are not "African" Americans in spite of what some racists say. Th e term "African-American" perpetuates the principle tenet of Southern racism: "part black, all black" under the "one drop rule". Those who use the term are in effect segregating Americans with dark complexions from the rest of the population they may be related to. Those who use the term believe that those with dark complexions should only be able to claim their African ancestors and should forget about ancestors who came from Europe, North America or Asia...
  • Actors and Photographers Wanted in Charlotte

    08/15/2017 8:27:28 PM PDT · by Milhous · 27 replies
    Charlette Craigslist ^ | Aug 6, 2017 | Crowds on Demand
    Crowds on Demand, a Los Angeles-based Public Relations firm specializing in innovative events, is looking for enthusiastic actors and photographers in the Charlotte, NC area to participate in our events. Our events include everything from rallies to protests to corporate PR stunts to celebrity scenes. The biggest qualification is enthusiasm, a "can-do" spirit. Pay will vary by event but typically is $25+ per hour plus reimbursements for gas/parking/Uber/public transit. For more information about us, please visit www.crowdsondemand.com If you're interested in working with us, please reply to this posting with the following info: -Full Name -Prior relevant experience (as an...
  • Kathy Griffin shares bizarre grovelling letter: ‘Send this to Trump or your career is over’

    08/15/2017 5:03:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    News of Australia ^ | August 16, 2017 | Nick Bond
    COMEDIAN Kathy Griffin has posted a bizarre, grovelling letter she claims she received from a high-powered US TV executive and was ordered to forward on to US President Donald Trump in the hopes of rehabilitating her career. The controversial comic weathered her biggest scandal yet in June when she posted footage from a photo shoot in which she held a dummy Trump severed head aloft. Reaction from both sides of the US political divide was swift and brutal, and Griffin apologised as networks and brands rushed to disassociate themselves from her. The scandal certainly hurt Griffin’s career — and also...
  • Fox News Host Slams Trump’s Response to Charlottesville (Watch)

    08/15/2017 12:31:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Variety ^ | August 15, 2017 | Erin Nyren
    Fox News host Eboni K. Williams denounced President Trump’s failure to explicitly condemn neo-Nazis and the KKK in his initial statements after last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va. Williams called out the president in her segment “Eboni’s Docket” on “The Fox News Specialists.” Calling his initial statement regarding the incidents “ambiguous” and “irresponsible,” Williams explained that she had initially withheld judgement from Trump, but the events in Charlottesville forced her hand. She called him out for deciding that “[his] portion of the base that is absolutely racist is so significant, so valuable that [he] hesitates even in the face of...
  • The Hypocrisy of Hollywood in the era of Trump

    08/11/2017 7:51:23 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 5 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 8/11/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Throughout America and beyond, Hollywood’s elite are banging loudly on their drums and singing the denigrations of Trump. For a “tolerant” crew they sure have no tolerance for those who sing to the beat of a different drummer. It comes across as a collective bullying with each tormenter drawing strength and power from those speaking up before him. It’s easy to liken it to the adult version of the school bully. There is a host of hypocrisies that thrive within the elite of Hollywood and, on any given day, they come to life on social media, print media, radio and...
  • SNL reinstates suspended writer who made comment about Barron Trump

    08/11/2017 3:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | August 11, 2017 | Carlin Becker, Rare.us
    The “Saturday Night Live” writer who was suspended “indefinitely” after tweeting an insensitive message about President Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump, has apparently been reinstated by the show. Katie Rich, 34, was credited as a writer for Thursday night’s episode of “Weekend Update: Summer Edition” after she was suspended from “SNL” in January for saying that 11-year-old Barron “will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” Her tweet led to widespread condemnation, and she subsequently deleted it before tweeting out an apology. “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet,” she wrote at the time. “I deeply regret my actions & offensive...
  • Amazon’s Post–Civil War Series Will Envision a U.S. Where Freed Slaves Got Their Own Country

    08/11/2017 1:40:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Slate ^ | August 11, 2017 | Sam Adams
    Hollywood projects famously come in pairs, from movies about asteroids to movies about Hercules, and that rule apparently holds true even when it comes to the highly specific subgenre of TV series envisioning an alternate end to the American Civil War. For the last two weeks, HBO and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been dealing with the backlash over the announcement of Confederate, a TV series set in a United States where the South successfully seceded and slavery remains legal below the Mason-Dixon Line. And now Amazon has revealed that it’s planning Black America, a...
  • Hillary Clinton Finally Saw Wonder Woman, and Her Choice of Movie Theater Was Perfect

    08/07/2017 4:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Glamour Magazine ^ | August 7, 2017 | Andrea Park
    Hillary Clinton might be a little late to the Wonder Woman party, but she definitely made up for it at her special screening of the blockbuster film this weekend. On Sunday, the Alamo Drafthouse's Brooklyn location tweeted a photo of a smiling Bill and Hillary Clinton with some of the theater's employees, writing, "Honored to have hosted @HillaryClinton & @billclinton last night for a special screening of WONDER WOMAN!" The screening has been a long time coming: In a video message at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles in June, Hillz expressed her desire to...
  • A good Movie for the weekend

    08/05/2017 10:23:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    If you haven't seen it and like westerns I like to recomend 2003 'The Missing' with Tommy Lee Jones. Lots of great New Mexico scenery and I believe a good historical look at what makes up the soul of the land of both Enchantment and Entrapment.
  • Maxine Waters: Thank goodness for all of these anti-Trump leaks

    08/05/2017 3:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 4, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Yesterday’s WaPo transcripts of Trump’s calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia may be the best filter yet for separating garden-variety Trump critics from hardcore anti-Trump fanatics. Who thinks it’s a welcome development that the president can’t have a candid phone conversation with a fellow head of state anymore without having to worry that a minute-by-minute account will find its way into the newspapers? Not Democrat Ben Cardin: “I don’t think the transcripts should have been leaked,” Sen. Ben Cardin told CNN’s John Berman Friday on “New Day.” “We’ve had reports on both … the Australian call was well...
  • Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J among Kennedy Center honorees

    08/03/2017 9:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Clay Center Dispatch ^ | August 3, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Kennedy Center honorees will include two singers, a television writer, a dancer - and for the first time, a hip-hop artist. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors. They are: hip-hop artist LL Cool J, singers Gloria Estefan and Lionel Richie, television writer and producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade. It's the 40th year of the awards, which honor people who have influenced American culture through the arts. The honorees will be celebrated at a gala on Dec. 3, featuring...
  • Immigration: How Trump Derangement Syndrome Dumbs Down the Press

    08/03/2017 12:33:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 2, 2017 | Roger L. Simon
    How many IQ points do you lose from Trump Derangement Syndrome or similar conditions of blind political rage? I was asking myself that while listening to the stupefying question asked of Trump adviser Stephen Miller by CNN's Jim Acosta at Wednesday's White House press conference. Miller had been explaining -- with a level of clarity and specificity not often seen at these events -- the immigration proposal being proffered by Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue and now being backed by the president. The press audience appeared impatient with these details, however, waiting to pounce as it almost always does....
  • Report: Bill Shine Considered for White House Post

    08/01/2017 8:14:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | August 1, 2017 | Michael Malone
    Bill Shine, former co-president of Fox News, is in talks with the White House about a post in President Donald Trump’s communications team, according to the New York Times. Shine, 54, resigned from Fox News in May amidst pressure when he was named in sexual harassment lawsuits related to founder Roger Ailes. Trump fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, July 31, after 10 days on the job. Scaramucci and Shine know each other from Scaramucci’s days as a Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network host. Press secretary Sean Spicer left the White House communications corps last month. An email...
  • Mark Ruffalo Says Maybe Preibus Will Be a Hero and Take Down Trump

    08/01/2017 7:17:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 1, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    There’s one thing you gotta give Hollywood actors: they don’t give up, especially when they’re peddling their “agree with me or else” rhetoric. Actor Mark Ruffalo caught up with TMZ over the weekend outside an airport terminal, and the perpetually sleepy thespian couldn’t resist — see what I did there? — to continue to be outspokenly critical of the Trump administration. Ruffalo’s main focus on this occasion was former White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus. For some reason, since Ruffalo and Preibus are both from the same hometown of Kenosha, Wis., Ruffalo believes that despite Preibus being a Republican, he might...
  • Vanity--Cord Cutter Part II

    07/31/2017 5:43:14 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 31 replies
    Officially cancelled my DirecTV today--I have been working with a Roku which my hubby has taken to like a duck to water.