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Sure Looks Like Sacha Baron Cohen Got A Right-Wing Rally To Do A Racist Sing-Along

The comedian and prankster Sacha Baron Cohen appears to have duped a right-wing group this weekend, leading to a racist sing-along that got some in the crowd chanting lines such as “sushi eaters, what’re we gonna do? Inject them with the Wuhan flu.” Backed by a five-piece band, a man in lumpy overalls and a European accent goaded the Olympia, WA crowd into a call-and-response number. Witnesses suggested the man was Cohen. “Journalists, what’re we gonna do? Chop ’em up like the Saudis do!” he ...
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Acosta to McEnany: Doesn't sharing fake videos make you fake news?

CNN's Jim Acosta presses White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany about a video posted by President Donald Trump on Twitter, which the social media site has since labeled "manipulated media."
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Donald Trump, Acosta, Jim Acosta, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany


Acosta to McEnany: Will Trump take responsibility if rallygoers get sick?

White House officials are dismissing questions that the Trump administration could be responsible for exposing people to Covid-19 at the upcoming Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Will Trump, Acosta, Jim Acosta, McEnany, COVID


Acosta: President Trump's press secretary just told a whopper

CNN's Jim Acosta asks the White House press secretary about President Trump's executive order targeting social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets.
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Points For Trying? WH Says Trump’s ‘Intent’ Is To Tell The Truth

In a predictably testy exchange with CNN reporter Jim Acosta Thursday, White House press secretary  Kayleigh McEnany dodged when asked whether President Trump has ever outright “lied” to the American public. “You have pledged in this briefing room to never lie to the American people,” Acosta said. “Are you saying the President has never lied to the public before?” “His intent is to always give truthful information to the American people,” said  McEnany, who added that no one should be fact ch...
Tags: Twitter, News, White House, Cnn, Trump, Misinformation, Washington Post Trump, Acosta, Jim Acosta, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, President Trump, Zoë Richards


US places top Nicaragua officials on sanctions blacklist

Nicaragua's military chief and finance minister were placed on the US sanctions blacklist Friday as Washington stepped up pressure on the regime of President Daniel Ortega. The US Treasury said it would block any property of Julio Cesar Aviles, commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan Army, and Ivan Adolfo Acosta, minister of finance and public credit, in US jurisdictions, and ban Americans and US companies, including banks with US offices, from doing business with them. The Treasury said Acosta ...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Treasury, US Treasury, Nicaragua, Ortega, Acosta, Daniel Ortega, Julio Cesar Aviles, Nicaraguan Army, Ivan Adolfo Acosta


The vehicle DraftKings used to go public has caught the eye of cannabis investors, who have poured nearly $3 billion into 'blank check' money

Investors targeting the cannabis industry are turning to special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, to chase down cannabis deals. Most traditional investors, like pension-backed venture capital or private-equity firms, are reticent to invest the industry since cannabis is federally illegal in the US. Investors have poured $2.8 billion into cannabis-focused SPACs since 2019. The entire SPAC market in that time is roughly $17.5 billion. SPACs have come into the spotlight recently as both V...
Tags: Congress, California, Wall Street, US, Toronto, Trends, Virgin Galactic, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Lightspeed, Business Insider, Pantera Capital, SPAC, Acosta, MedMen


An AIDS activist group's video chat was hijacked by hackers — the latest example of extremist trolls targeting marginalized groups

An AIDS activist group's video chat on Jitsi was hijacked by hackers, who made obscene gestures and screened pornography. "Zoombombing", first named for incidents on the video platform Zoom, has become increasingly common during the pandemic, and marginalized groups are frequent victims. Extremists are "exploiting this newfound reliance on video-conferencing technology to target certain groups," Jonathan A. Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League told Business Insider. Zoom has announced seve...
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Zoombombers are hijacking video chats and terrorizing marginalized groups. Now Zoom is rolling out new updates to stop them.

An AIDS activist group's video chat was hijacked by hackers, who made obscene gestures and screened pornography. Zoombombing has become increasingly common during the pandemic, and marginalized groups are frequent victims. Extremists are "exploiting this newfound reliance on video-conferencing technology to target certain groups," Jonathan A. Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League told Business Insider. Zoom has announced several new features to address Zoombombing, including making password...
Tags: Cbs News, Trends, Fbi, Brooklyn, New York State, Yuan, Business Insider, Northwestern University, Rose, Anti Defamation League, Acosta, WABC, Yeshiva University, Westchester County New York, Jonathan A Greenblatt, Lucas Acosta


‘Party of Five’ Reboot Canceled After One Season at Freeform

Freeform has decided not to renew its “Party of Five” reboot for a second season. The one-hour drama followed the five Acosta children as they navigated daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico. It starred Brandon Larracuente as Emilio, Emily Tosta as Lucia, Niko Guardado […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Freeform, Acosta, ` Party of Five, Brandon Larracuente, Emilio Emily Tosta, Lucia Niko Guardado


Freeform Cancels Party of Five Reboot After One Season

Freeform Cancels Party of Five Reboot After One Season According to Deadline, Freeform has canceled the Party of Five reboot series after one season, which wrapped its now series finale on March 4. RELATED: Asian Descent: Freeform Developing New Comedy Series From Fresh Off the Boat Team The new iteration of Party of Five is a modern twist on the original series, which told the story of an orphaned group of siblings. The new one-hour drama follows the five Acosta children as they navigate dai...
Tags: TV, Movies, Mexico, Fox, TV News, BETO, Lacey Chabert, Freeform, Julia, Keyser, Lippman, Acosta, Valentina, Party Of Five, Scott Wolf, Brandon Larracuente


CNN's Jim Acosta expresses concern Trump's 'meltdown' shows he's not 'in control on multiple levels'

"I've covered six presidents, but I've never covered any White House briefing quite like the one tonight," USA Today's Susan Page tweeted Monday night, after President Trump's unusual coronavirus press conference. The event, which lasted a record two and a half hours, included infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci carefully walking back comments about how an earlier response would have saved many lives, a White House-produced video mixing praise for Trump's response wit...
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Cannabis investors have raised nearly $3 billion in 'blank check' money to take companies public, but many Wall Street banks still won't touch the deals

Investors targeting the cannabis industry are turning to special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, to chase down cannabis deals. Most traditional investors, like pension-backed venture capital or private-equity firms, are reticent to invest the industry since cannabis is federally illegal in the US. Investors have poured $2.8 billion into cannabis-focused SPACs since 2019. The entire SPAC market in that time is roughly $17.5 billion. Though some of the top banks on Wall Street have advi...
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Amid coronavirus drama, L.A. County race for Katie Hill’s old seat is really heating up

Coronavirus outbreak or not, campaigns for May 12’s election are in motion in the high-profile, sometimes unpredictable 25th Congressional District. And things are already hot. If you live in the district — anywhere from Porter Ranch to Simi Valley to Santa Clarita or Palmdale — vote-by-mail ballots will be hitting your mailboxes starting next week. And they’ll be arriving amid a TV ad blitz costing both parties millions. The northern L.A. County seat that was once thought to be a virtual shoo-i...
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Coronavirus Chaos: Fired-Up Fishermen Shut Down Meeting About Delaying Start Of Fishing Season

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Outdoor recreation lovers shut down a state-run fish and game meeting Thursday morning, forcing it to be rescheduled. The debate erupted over the decision to delay the start of the trout fishing season, something the governor wants to do. Fishermen were fired up during a virtual meeting, rocking the boat over a move that would cut their life-line to a little peace and relaxation during this stay-at-home order. The California Fish and Game Commission met Thursday morning to d...
Tags: News, California, Local, California News, Clarksburg, Sacramento, Commission, Acosta, Newsom, California Fish and Game Commission, Charlton H Bonham, California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW, Eric Sklar, Coronavirus, Wildlife Rescue Group, Ricky Acosta


Acosta to Trump: Who dropped the ball on pandemic preparation?

CNN's Jim Acosta asks President Donald Trump who in his administration dropped the ball on preparing for a possible pandemic, citing the lack of masks and other medical equipment.
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Acosta to Trump: Who dropped the ball?

CNN's Jim Acosta asks President Donald Trump who in his administration dropped the ball on preparing for a possible pandemic, citing the lack of masks and other medical equipment.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Acosta, Jim Acosta


In Ecuador, Families Wait With Their Dead Loved Ones As Bodies Pile Up

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Daniel Larrea died Monday after a week of high fever, struggling to breathe and steadily turning blue. Then a new nightmare began for his family. No one in their city on Ecuador’s Pacific coast would pick up his body. “We wrapped him up in black plastic,” Larrea’s wife, Karina, said Wednesday. “He’s here in the living room.” Hospitals are turning away patients and bodies are being left on streets and in homes for days in Guayaquil, a normally bustling city of 2.6 million...
Tags: South Korea, News, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, Latin America, Quito, Bogota Colombia, Pacific Coast, Karina, Ministry of Public Health, Pan American Health Organization, Acosta, Guayaquil


Sacramento Farmers Markets Make Adjustments To Ensure Social Distancing

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — The produce aisles of Denio’s Farmers Market in Roseville look at little different these days. In fact, those are the only aisles customers can shop at all while social distancing. “We have signage up that asks the customers ‘do not touch what you don’t buy.’ They’ve done really well with coming out trying to stay that six feet away from each other,” Adrian Acosta, assistant operations manager at Denio’s, said. The market is also open seven days a week to cut down on large cr...
Tags: News, California, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Davis, Roseville, Farmers Markets, Farmers Market, Acosta, Jacobo, Sippola, DENIO, Coronavirus, Davis Farmers' Market


CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘This Was a Different Trump’ at Coronavirus Briefing

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, known for his rough-and-tumble verbal battles with President Donald Trump, likely raised eyebrows among CNN viewers on Tuesday night when he praised the president’s new tone at the latest White House press briefing, claiming “this was a different Trump.” Just days after pushing for coronavirus restrictions to be loosened by Easter so as to reopen the economy, the president admitted on Tuesday that at least 100,000 Americans would likely die from CO...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Abc News, Anderson, Trump, Cooper, Acosta, Jonathan Karl, Jim Acosta, Eric Lipton, COVID


Acosta to Trump: This may be an uncomfortable question ...

CNN's Jim Acosta asks President Donald Trump if experts would anticipate the models looking different if Trump's administration would have taken action sooner to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
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Video: Acosta reads Trump his past remarks downplaying virus

President Donald Trump criticized CNN's Jim Acosta for asking how Trump would defend his past statements that downplayed the coronavirus in the early phases of the US outbreak.
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Watch: Acosta quotes Trump's past coronavirus claims to him

President Donald Trump criticized CNN's Jim Acosta for asking how Trump would defend his past statements that downplayed the coronavirus in the early phases of the US outbreak.
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Judge Allows PEN America's Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Over Retaliation Against The Media To Proceed (techdirt)

We've written a few times about the White House's unconstitutional retaliation against journalists it did not like, such as Jim Acosta and Brian Karem. PEN America, a key group fighting for free speech rights for journalists and writers, has now been allowed to proceed in its lawsuit against the President over his campaign of retaliation against journalists. PEN America had sued back in 2018, asking for declaratory and injunctive relief (basically the court telling the Trump White House to knock...
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Coronavirus throws local political campaigns into ‘uncharted waters’

The novel coronavirus outbreak has shut down a lot of things — but not Democracy. Though it is taking a beating here and there. All of a sudden, it’s life in the age of the pandemic– and even the slickest campaign mailer takes a back seat to a splash of Purell. Related links Coronavirus 101: Information on Los Angeles County LAUSD to close all campuses beginning Monday to combat coronavirus spread Races tighten up as LA County’s overtime vote count trudges on Election 2020: GOP’s Steve Kni...
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The Government, the Press, and Our Shared Diagnosis

For the Symposium on Helen Norton, The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019).Sonja R. West It just so happened that my reading of Professor Helen Norton’s fascinating new book, The Government’s Speech and the Constitution, coincided with the arrival in the United States of Covid-19 (aka the “novel coronavirus”). The growing coronavirus crisis, it turned out, was a fitting backdrop for taking in Norton’s thorough and deft exploration of the many effects that...
Tags: Cdc, White House, Cnn, United States, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Branding, Guest Blogger, Trump, Norton, Centers for Disease Control, United States Supreme Court, Acosta, Jim Acosta, Helen Norton, Constitution Cambridge University Press


Jackie Speier’s Question to DOJ on Epstein Raises Eyebrows in House Intel Committee

In a closed-door briefing to members of Congress about government surveillance, a senior Justice Department official was asked a surprising question. The question came when intelligence and national security officials gathered earlier this week to brief members of the House Intelligence Committee on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a law with some authorities that will expire in several weeks. Rep. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, prefaced her question by saying it was a bi...
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Free: Read the Original 23,000-Word Essay That Became Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971)

Because my story was true. I was certain of that. And it was extremely important, I felt, for the meaning of our journey to be made absolutely clear.  The publication history of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the story of gonzo journalism itself, a form dependent upon the unreliability of its narrator, who becomes a central character in the ostensibly real-life drama. In Thompson’s hallucinogenic tales of his travels to Las Vegas with attorney and Chicano activist Oscar ...
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CNN’s Jim Acosta to Trump: Network’s Record is ‘A Lot Better Than Yours’

CNN’s Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump are sparring again. During a press conference in New Delhi, Acosta pressed back on the President’s assertion that CNN had to walk back a recent report from several news organizations on Russia trying to interfere in the 2020 election. Acosta asked Trump if he […]
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