Trump Supporter Angry At ABC News For Covering Legit News Story

Is it a sign of the times or simply the eccentric reaction of one person?
A Donald Trump supporter in Boerne, Texas, has paid for a billboard telling ABC News he is angry they are covering a legitimate news story.
Of course, he didn’t phrase it in exactly those terms.
Kyle Courtney grew up watching ABC News, but he’s angry that the network keeps harping on all those pesky allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
You know, stories such as former Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson telling a congressional committee Wednesday exactly how Russia meddled in the vote.
Courtney decided to make his thoughts very public this week with the billboard in the city about 40 miles northwest of San Antonio, Texas, that says:

“ABC News: I grew up with you. We are through. The Russians didn’t elect Donald Trump. I did.”

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Sports Talk Show Host Mike Francesa Doesn’t Get Why ‘Oriental’ Is Offensive

A New York sports talk show host didn’t score any points this week with his repeated on-air references to Asians as “Orientals” and “Oriental Americans.”
WFAN radio personality Mike Francesa was discussing Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that a federal prohibition on disparaging trademarks was a constitutional violation of free speech. The case involved the Slants, a Portland, Oregon-based Asian American dance band that said it picked the provocative name to reclaim a derogatory reference to Asian people’s eyes as a “badge of pride.”
Francesa was telling a caller the court ruling might help Washington’s NFL team keep the name many Native Americans find offensive when he used the outdated words.

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Australian Broadcaster Apologizes For Asking Asian Journalist, ‘Are You Yellow?’

An Australian broadcaster is under fire after asking an Asian journalist, “Are you yellow?” during a contentious interview.
Red Symons, who hosts a morning show on the Australian Broadcasting Corp.’s Radio Melbourne station, apologized Monday morning for comments he made while being interviewed by colleague Beverley Wang for her new ABC podcast, “It’s Not a Race.”
During the chat, Symons told Wang he wished he could host a similarly themed podcast, “What’s the Deal With Asians?” according to HuffPost Australia.
Wang replied, “OK, let’s tackle that. What is the deal with Asians, Red?”
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Pastor Who Linked Obama To Antichrist Says To Stop Demonizing Politicians

An evangelical leader who once said that Obama paved the way for the Antichrist now says it’s time to stop the “demonization of public officials.”
However, he doesn’t believe those previous comments against Obama constitute “demonization.”
Dallas-based pastor Robert Jeffress made the request via Twitter after hearing about the gunman who opened fire on several Republican lawmakers Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Jeffress, who preached a sermon for Trump before his inauguration, elaborated on the statement in a blog post:

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NRA TV Host Falsely Claims Kim Kardashian Is Mentally Unfit To Own A Gun

A gun activist for the National Rifle Association suggested some people are mentally unfit to own guns.
Specifically, Kim Kardashian.
Kardashian fired up Colion Noir,  host of a show on NRA TV, the gun-rights group’s video channel, with a June 2 open letter on her website supporting National Gun Violence Awareness Day and “stricter gun control laws and restricted access to firearms for people with mental illness.”
In a video released June 9 that has since been deleted (but preserved by Media Matters), Noir suggests it’s Kardashian who has mental issues that should prevent her from gun ownership.

“Kim, let’s be real. You have a book of selfies. You are the epitome of a narcissist, which, last I checked, narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness. Not to mention your self-admitted dealings with anxiety and the PTSD you suffered from being robbed at gunpoint.

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CNN Dumps Reza Aslan After He Calls Trump A ‘Piece Of S**t’ On Twitter

CNN is parting ways with “Believer” host Reza Aslan after he drew criticism for insulting President Donald Trump on Twitter.
In a statement released to Variety on Friday, the network said:

“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan,’ We wish Reza and his production team all the best.”

Aslan’s show, “Believer,” had been picked up for a second season, but that will no longer happen, according to AdWeek.
Aslan released this statement about the cancellation:

Aslan, a religious scholar-turned-CNN-host, sent a tweet calling the president a “piece of shit” earlier this month in response to one of Trump’s tweets promoting his travel ban.
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Edward Snowden: Prosecuting NSA Leaker Threatens The Free Press

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is speaking out in support of Reality Winner, who was arrested by the FBI on Saturday on charges of violating the Espionage Act.
Winner, 25, a federal contractor with Pluribus International Corp. in Augusta, Georgia, is accused of removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  
The arrest came after The Intercept released a classified National Security Agency report about Russian military intelligence officers’ alleged attempt to carry out a cyberattack on a voting software company and on local election officials days before the 2016 U.S. election.
Snowden can relate to Winner’s experience, as he was charged in 2013 with stealing government property and violating the Espionage Act. Continue reading "Edward Snowden: Prosecuting NSA Leaker Threatens The Free Press"