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Gillmor Gang: Social Climbing

Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage to something manageable. The other good news is progress on the twin issues of Trump and social media. In both cases some semblance of balanced rationality is seeping in to the public discourse. First is the former president, who has already done about as much damage as he can. Joe Biden is doing a good job of wrestling Congress int...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Spotify, Video, Congress, Tech, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Silicon Valley, Gillmor Gang, Andreessen Horowitz, West Coast, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Msnbc, MGM


Trump privately called the officers who defended the Capitol on January 6 'pussies,' report says

Four police officers who worked during the Capitol riot pose after testifying to a House select committee. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images Trump called police officers who worked during the Capitol riot "pussies," The Daily Beast reported. He reportedly also believes some officers are being used as Democratic pawns to smear his name. Four officers gave harrowing testimony on their experience at the Capitol riot on Tuesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President D...
Tags: Politics, Trends, House, News UK, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Democratic, Capitol, Dallas Texas, Pelosi, Hodges, Daily Beast


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Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of the January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was complicit in planning the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. Honoré conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked by House Speaker ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Capitol Police


Retired US general says the Trump White House 'was complicit in the planning' of January 6 insurrection

President Donald Trump arrives at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told MSNBC the Trump White House was "complicit in planning" the Capitol riot. Honoré also suggested Trump's White House was behind the delayed federal response that day. He conducted a review of the US Capitol's security after the attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was tasked b...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump


The first January 6 committee hearing was a searing indictment of the GOP's lies about the fatal Capitol attack

U.S. Capitol Police officer Aquilino Gonell wipes his eye as he watches a video being displayed during a House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Jim Bourg/Pool via AP) The first House Jan. 6 committee hearing was a disaster for Republicans. Four police officers who fought off the pro-Trump mob ripped into the GOP for downplaying the riot. "The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful," one officer said, slamming h...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Analysis, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Ohio


DC police officer Michael Fanone slams Trump allies for their 'disgraceful' treatment of law enforcement in emotional testimony

Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone testifies during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Reuters DC police officer Michael Fanone detailed his assault by rioters during his congressional testimony. Fanone described being dragged and beaten unconscious by Trump loyalists. He called the "indifference shown to his colleagues," largely by Republicans, "disgraceful." See more sto...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Andrew Harnik, Washington Metropolitan Police Department


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says Fox News is ignoring his 'cyber symposium' - so he's planning to buy more ads on the network to promote it

Former president Donald Trump with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell at the White House. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said Fox News hadn't covered his upcoming "cyber symposium" event. He told Salon he planned to buy ads on the network to promote the upcoming event. Lindell said his symposium would reveal details about voter fraud during the 2020 election. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is unhappy with Fox News over wha...
Tags: Politics, News, Entertainment, Trends, Getty Images, South Dakota, Fox News, Biden, Fox News Channel, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Afp, Lindell, Fox News Read, Dominion


If You Own A Franchise, And You’re Smart, You’ll Require Employees To Get Vaccinated, And Fast {With Updates}

New Post From The Franchise King® Should you require vaccinations if you own a franchise? I say yes, and it’s not an option. Especially if you want to beef up your chances of being in business this time next year. This is serious stuff. So read on. To be blunt, if you think Covid-19 is a hoax, or if you believe it exists, but you think you’ll be “just fine” if you get it, you may want to switch the flavor of the Kool-Aid you’ve been drinking…because it may kill you. “You’re so dra...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Op-ed, Washington Post, Sales, Vaccinations, Biden, Msnbc, Ada, Justice Department, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Center for Disease Control, Ernst, Franchise Business, LinkedIn Pinterest


If You Own A Franchise, And You’re Smart, You’ll Require Employees To Get Vaccinated, And Fast

New Post From The Franchise King® If you own a franchise, this post is for you. Especially if you want to beef up your chances of being in busines this time next year. I’m not kidding. This is serious stuff. That said, if you think Covid-19 is a hoax, or if you believe it exists, but you think you’ll be “just fine” if you get it, you may want to switch the flavor of the Kool-Aid you’ve been drinking…because it may kill you. “You’re so dramatic, Joel.” Really? Dramatic? ...
Tags: Facebook, Op-ed, Sales, Vaccinations, Msnbc, Franchise Business, LinkedIn Pinterest, Mandates, Franchise Advice, COVID, Joel Really, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Employers


The morning read for Wednesday, July 21

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Wednesday morning read: Justice Stephen Breyer remaining on the Supreme Court is a gamble (Chris Geidner, MSNBC) Professor-Heavy SCOTUS Commission Leaves Out ‘Real-Life’ People (Tiana Headley, Madison Alder & Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, Bloomberg Law) Democrats Are Still Battling Them...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Msnbc, Round-up, Stephen Breyer, Chris Geidner, Randy Barnett, Court Reform Dahlia Lithwick Slate Court


Chris Hayes Nails ‘Cowardly’ Fox News For Its Biggest Vaccine Hypocrisy Yet

The MSNBC host spots how the network is quietly doing exactly what its hosts rail against.
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Jeff Bezos On Critics of Billionaires Going To Space: 'They're Mostly Right'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Jeff Bezos has heard the complaints about billionaires like himself funneling their money into private rocket companies instead of donating to causes on Earth, and he doesn't disagree. In an interview with CNN ahead of his planned Tuesday morning space voyage in a rocket built by his company Blue Origin, Bezos was asked for his thoughts on critics who call the extraterrestrial flights "joyrides for the wealthy, and [who say] you should be spending y...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Bloomberg, Earth, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, Msnbc, Cnbc, Bezos, Lavin, Talia Lavin


Biden taps Google critic to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a lea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Biden, Msnbc, Doj, Justice Department, Columbia, Ftc, Trump, Tim Wu, National Economic Council, Kanter, Big Tech


Biden nominates another Big Tech enemy, this time to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a lea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Biden, Msnbc, Doj, Justice Department, Columbia, Ftc, Trump, Tim Wu, National Economic Council, Kanter, Big Tech


Jeff Bezos wants to move 'all polluting industry' into space to keep Earth clean

Jeff Bezos laughs as he speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos said that the entire "polluting industry" must be moved into space in order to preserve the Earth. "We need to take all heavy industry, all polluting industry, and move it into space," Bezos said Tuesday. The billionaire Amazon founder made the comments following his quick journey to space and back. See m...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Earth, Jeff Bezos, Msnbc, Mark, Bezos, Van Horn Texas, Wally Funk, Natalie Musumeci, Oliver Daemen


Morning Docket: 07.20.21

* Representation Matters: Confirmed that the Party really against voter fraud hired fake supporters. [MSNBC] * Ku Klux Klan not all that bad apparently, says Texas Senate. I know I shared something similar yesterday, but history clearly repeats itself. [HuffPost] * Guy who committed light treason gets 8 months in prison. [USA Today] * What? A politician suspended from Twitter because they shared information that could cause deaths?! I thought this was America! [Axios] * SCOTUS reverts some o...
Tags: Law, America, Party, Msnbc, Ku Klux Klan, Texas Senate, Morning Docket


NRA-ILA: Keith Olbermann Revealed as Functional Illiterate

Tired crank Keith Olbermann reached a new low in weak-minded rhetoric in recent months. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Tired crank Keith Olbermann reached a new low in weak-minded rhetoric in recent months with his doltish insight into the Second Amendment. According to the former MSNBC bloviator, the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right to own firearms because the word “own” does not appear in the text. Never mind that the amendment affirms the right to “keep and bear” f...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, Massachusetts, America, Pennsylvania, United States, District Of Columbia, Msnbc, Samuel Adams, Cornell University, IMG, Heller, Keith Olbermann, Olbermann, Gun Rights News


Gillmor Gang: Catching Up

As the pandemic dwindled enough to get in our car with dogs, SiriusXM, and our children in the rear view mirror, we drove to South Carolina. Tina had endured the last year and almost another half while her mother languished with aging pets, her husband in a facility, and eventually his death. As the miles melted away, we alternated between MSNBC, the Beatles channel, and a mixtape of soul, Steely Dan, and Bill Withers. For years, we’d dreamed of a way to live from anywhere, and now the pandem...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Video, Tech, Brent, Gillmor Gang, Msnbc, Facetime, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Charleston, Tina, Bill Withers, Gillmor, Tina Chase Gillmor


Rudy Giuliani was so 'incredibly drunk' on election night that Trump aides worried he'd smash valuable White House china, Michael Wolff says

President Donald Trump's lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was always "buzzed," according to Michael Wolff's new book. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani was "incredibly drunk" on election night, according to biographer Michael Wolff. Trump aides worried that the former New York City mayor would smash valuable White House china, Wolff said. Giuliani was "always buzzed" and Trump had concerns about his drinking, Wolff claims in his new book. See more stori...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, China, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Michael Wolff, Rudy, Giuliani, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Andrea Mitchell


Former Trump official says the GOP is the 'number 1 national security threat' to the US, bigger than ISIS or Russia

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., talks with President Donald Trump during an event on California water accessibility, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Bakersfield, Calif. Evan Vucci/The Associated Press An ex-Trump official said the GOP is the top national security threat to the US. "Unless my Party reforms, its extremist elements represent the leading threat to our democracy," he said. Democracy scholars have issued similar warnings about the GOP, particularly since January 6....
Tags: Europe, Politics, Isis, News, California, Democracy, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Homeland Security, Republican Party


Kasie Hunt Leaving NBC News, MSNBC

Kasie Hunt, an NBC News correspondent viewed as being on the rise in recent years, is leaving the NBCUniversal outlet. Hunt surprised viewers Friday on her early-morning MSNBC program, “Way Too Early,”by revelaing that she was doing her last broadcast of the show. “This is going to be my final broadcast with all of you,” […]
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White House calls Facebook a conduit for COVID misinformation

By Susan Heavey, Elizabeth Culliford and Diane Bartz | Reuters WASHINGTON – Facebook is not doing enough to stop the spread of false claims about COVID-19 and vaccines, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday, part of a new administration pushback on misinformation in the United States. Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, needs to work harder to remove inaccurate vaccine information from its platform, Psaki said. She said 12 people were responsible for almost 65% of anti-...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Cdc, White House, Sport, Soccer, United States, Npr, Msnbc, UC, Reuters, Knott, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, LA County


"CPAC did two straw polls: One with former President Donald Trump included and one without him."

"In the first, Trump crushed with 70%, which, if you've followed politics over the past, say, five years, will not surprise you. DeSantis came in second with 21%, the ONLY candidate not named Trump who got more than 1% in the straw poll. In the second straw poll -- without Trump -- DeSantis took 68%(!) of the vote. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came in second with 5% followed by Donald Trump Jr. and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 4% and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at 3%."From "The leader of th...
Tags: Florida, Law, Washington Post, Siri, Cnn, South Dakota, Republican Party, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Polls, Trump, State, Howard Dean, Don, Newsweek, Vermont Howard Dean


MSNBC Streaming Expansion: Mika Brzezinski, Nicolle Wallace to Launch New Shows

Mika Brzezinski, Nicolle Wallace and Jonathan Capehart are among the MSNBC anchors taking on new programming duties — but not on MSNBC. MSNBC will expand its streaming-video channel, renamed “The Choice From MSNBC,” by adding several hours of new daily programming to the entity, and developing new shows. “The Choice” is found on Peacock, and […]
Tags: News, Jonathan Capehart, Msnbc, Rashida Jones, Peacock, The Choice, MSNBC MSNBC, Mika Brzezinski Nicolle Wallace


Hotez to MSNBC: Youths infected with coronavirus could experience ‘brain degeneration,' 'cognitive declines'

Baylor Medical School's Dr. Peter Hotez predicted Wednesday that "waves of young people" would become infected with the Delta variant of...
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ICON 2021 Preview: PBS Journalist Yamiche Alcindor on Illuminating the Human Experience

This fall, PRSA presents ICON 2021 in person and online. Beginning on Oct. 4, the conference offers virtual educational sessions, networking, career fairs and more. ICON continues on Oct. 17-19 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. Find more event details here. It’s shaping up to be a hectic day for Yamiche Alcindor, the “PBS NewsHour” White House correspondent. It’s 9:30 a.m. on this Tuesday in June, “and I’m literally ordering lunch right now,” she said. On this day, the Senate...
Tags: Washington, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Media Relations, Pr, United States, Washington Week, Pbs, Msnbc, Icon, Orlando, Thought Leadership, Orlando Fla, Naomi Osaka, PRSA


Why TV Is So Bad at Covering Climate Change

On Saturday, Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, tweeted that she’d be appearing on CNN to talk to Fareed Zakaria about the record-breaking heat wave gripping the West. The next day, she announced her segment had been cut. “Bumped, due to billionaire going to space,” she wrote.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Cnn, Chicken, Richard Branson, Fareed Zakaria, Msnbc, Natural Environment, Texas Tech University, Chris Hayes, Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Communication, Climate Change Controversies, Media Coverage Of Climate Change


NSSF: “Naysayers Blame Guns. It’s the Crime, Stupid…”

By Larry Keane The media is getting a lesson on the dangers of getting ahead of the facts when it comes to their reporting. This time, they blamed gun buyers for the spike in crime. iStock-1138299265 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The media is getting a lesson on the dangers of getting ahead of the facts when it comes to their reporting. This time, they blamed gun buyers for the spike in crime. Turns out, law-abiding citizens who buy guns aren’t the ones committing crimes. They’re buying guns beca...
Tags: Guns, America, Customers, Fbi, Fox News, Msnbc, Chris, Chicago Sun Times, Edwards, Hayes, Chris Hayes, NSSF, CAM EDWARDS, Chipman, Gun Rights News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF


MSNBC's McCaskill says 'painful' truth out loud: Fleeing Texas Democrats used GOP-like filibuster tactics

Former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill caught MSNBC host Nicole Wallace off guard during a segment on the liberal network Monday when...
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