Tuesday June 27, 2017

Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

This is the smartest thing an airline has done all year

Delta has canceled its “International Media Day” in wake of a viral video that showed one of its employees threatening a California dad with jail time and kicking him and his family off a flight, the airline said on its website.  More…

Chemist admits botching crime lab results for nearly a decade

More than 20,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts will be tossed out after a lab chemist admitted she intentionally botched evidence for nearly a decade.  More…

Bill O’Reilly won’t be returning to Fox News

F?ox News host Bill O’Reilly is out of his job, ?according to a statement from the cable channel’s corporate parent Wednesday. The host of the top-rated cable TV news show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” was let go amid allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, sources said.  More…

Sources: Fox News Has Decided Bill O’Reilly Has to Go

The Murdochs have decided Bill O’Reilly’s 21-year run at Fox News will come to an end. According to sources briefed on the discussions, network executives are preparing to announce O’Reilly’s departure before he returns from an Italian vacation.  More…

Tone-deaf United CEO thinks things are going just fine

The flying public may be furious at United Airlines, but their CEO thinks things are going just fine. United boss Oscar Munoz, unfazed by the criticism, sent a tone-deaf e-mail to employees Monday that defended the staff’s actions and called the passenger “disruptive and belligerent.”  More…

Cop Slams 22-Year-Old Woman to the Ground Face-First

A disturbing video shows a Colorado police officer slamming a woman face-first to the ground after a scuffle. In the video, a woman in a black dress and high heels can be seen struggling with a Fort Collins police officer outside a bar. After a few seconds, he turns and throws her face down on the pavement.  More…

Donna Brazile Finally Admits She Shared CNN Debate Questions with Clinton Campaign

After initially lying about sharing debate questions with Hillary Clinton, in a TIME.com column posted today, former DNC chair Donna Brazile finally admitted she shared CNN Town Hall topics with the Clinton campaign during the 2016 primary.  More…

ABC News to Face South Dakota Jury Over ‘Pink Slime’ Story

A judge in South Dakota has cleared the way to trial of a lawsuit claiming ABC News “pink slime” coverage caused $1.9 billion of damage to the business of Beef Products Inc., which makes the meat product tagged with the term. “This was fake news,” Beef Products lawyer J. Erik Connolly told Judge Gering during arguments in January. “It’s perfectly safe. It’s perfectly nutritious. It was properly approved by the USDA.  More…

Accountants fired from Oscars after Best Picture screwup

The two accountants who screwed up the Oscars have been tossed to the wolves, according to a report. “Film academy president says the two accountants responsible for the best picture mistake will not work the Oscars again,” AP is reporting. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz of PricewaterhouseCoopers are the two pencil pushers who are taking the blame.  More…

No vetting at Oscars: ‘Gary from Chicago’ is an ex-con who served 22 years for attempted rape

Accidental Oscars star “Gary from Chicago” has a dark past — an ex-con who served more than 22 years in prison for attempted rape. Gary Alan Coe was detoured to the Dolby Theater in the midst of Tinseltown’s biggest night. But Coe was only able to be there because he had been released from the slammer three days earlier, ABC7 reported. With Coe’s fiancée in tow, Denzel Washington declared them “man and wife.”  More…

Huffington Post writer admits cheating in half marathon

A Huffington Post lifestyle writer and food blogger saw her blazing-fast marathon time go up in smoke after an investigation revealed she cut part of the 13.1-mile course. Jane Seo — a 24-year-old Harvard-educated writer later admitted that she went back and biked the entire course to cover her tracks by GPS, the Miami New Times reports.  More…

World leaders duped by manipulated global warming data

A high-level whistleblower has revealed astonishing new evidence that the world’s leading source of climate data exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. The NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming.  More…

Merkel Takes on Starbucks in Bashing Over Unfair Tax Practices

Chancellor Angela Merkel decried unfair tax advantages for multinational corporations, singling out U.S. coffee chain Starbucks Corp. as a tax rogue that exploits global arrangements at the expense of German chains. “Coffee-house operators from Germany have to pay their taxes, while it’s not at all clear with Starbucks whether they pay taxes anywhere,” Merkel said.  More…

Chelsea Manning slams Obama for being a weak leader

Former President Barack Obama may have spared intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning more than a quarter-century of jail time, but the disgraced Army private sounds less than grateful. In her first published column since Obama commuted her 35-year sentence, Manning slammed him as a weak leader with ‘few permanent accomplishments.’  More…

GOP rages over Obama’s surprise Manning commutation

President Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning Tuesday in an 11th-hour surprise, allowing the convicted leaker of US Army secrets to leave prison nearly three decades early. Despite the damage he/she did to the US, Manning’s gender transition surgery was paid for by American taxpayers.  More…