Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity.  More…

Walmart boycott campaign launched after outcry over ‘Impeach 45′ clothing

Walmart has found itself on the receiving end of a torrent of outrage after it was discovered Monday that the superstore was selling anti-Trump “Impeach 45” apparel on its website.  More…

Nearly half of social media users deleted one account in the past year

Social media users are becoming more private. A lack of trust in websites like Twitter and Facebook has prompted 40 percent of people with social media accounts to delete at least one of them in the past year.  More…

Jerry Seinfeld thinks Roseanne Barr shouldn’t have been fired

Jerry Seinfeld has some thoughts about “Roseanne” and its former leading lady Roseanne Barr. “I didn’t see why it was necessary to fire her,” Seinfeld told “Entertainment Tonight.” “Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?”  More…

Four in 10 people have deleted social media account in the past year

There is a serious lack of trust in social media such as Facebook and Twitter and consumers expect brands that advertise on such platforms to urgently find solutions, according to research published Monday. Privacy concerns and the circulation of fake news are contributing to people’s distrust of content on social platforms.  More…

Bill Clinton: Norms of ‘What You Can Do to Someone Against Their Will’ Have Changed

President Bill Clinton’s new interview with PBS NewsHour, which aired last week, featured some shocking, and strikingly tone-deaf, comments from the former president about sexual harassment and assault, including his opinion that “what you can do to someone against their will” has changed.  More…

Robert De Niro Gets Bleeped Saying ‘F*** Trump’ at 2018 Tony Awards

Robert De Niro’s over coming up with clever ways to insult President Trump — he’s now sticking with "F*** Trump," which he just blurted out at the Tony Awards … twice. He got a huge standing ovation from the room, and continued with … “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f*** Trump.” Even more cheers erupted.   More…

It’s time for Bill Clinton to take a walk in the Chappaqua woods

It’s 2018. One of the world’s most powerful married men had a 22-year-old intern perform oral sex on him in his office. He’s been accused of sexual assault by three other women. One claims that he exposed himself to her. We know, too, that he lied about his tryst with the intern.  More…

Miss America competition now seeking fat, ugly girls

Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition and will no longer judge contestants based on their looks, the organization announced Tuesday. “We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say, ‘We’d love to be a part of your program but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit.’  More…

Google listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican Party

Less than a week before the California primary, Google listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican Party. In the “knowledge panel” that provides easy access to information next to search results, Google was showing “Nazism” as an “ideology” of the party as of Thursday morning.  More…

‘Roseanne’ cancelled but spinoff without Roseanne Barr possible

“Roseanne” isn’t dead just yet. Executives at ABC are looking into whether they can salvage the hit family sitcom with a new series featuring the show’s remaining actors.  More…

‘Roseanne’ Canceled at ABC Following Racist Tweet

ABC, in a stunning move, has decided to cancel its Roseanne revival following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet Tuesday.
Early Tuesday, star, head writer and exec producer Barr attacked Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, in a since-deleted tweet in which she said “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”  More…

Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion’s Shock Jock

This is a moment of speaking out and freaking out. And yet there is an exception to the rule. Karl Lagerfeld, the longtime creative director of Chanel and Fendi and founder of a namesake brand, is known to be “the greatest talker in Paris since Oscar Wilde.”  More…

Customer goes on racist rant against Spanish-speaking server

An enraged Midtown restaurant customer went ballistic on customers and workers speaking Spanish on Tuesday, threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement to have them “kicked out of my country,” a viral video shows.  More…

NFL owners ban kneeling

NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.  More…