Anderson Cooper: There is a ‘Stench’ Coming From Officials Responsible for Mistreatment of Migrants


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On Tuesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper slammed immigration authorities in the U.S. for failing to properly care for the influx of migrants coming across the border, amid Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders submitting his resignation this week. “Some of the people responsible… compare the influx of migrants to a storm or flood or a tide as if this all fell from the sky or rolled in from the sea,” the host observed. “At the end of the day, though, this is not an act of God. These are people, poor people, young people and whatever you think about the case they may have for coming here, they are here.” “They are now in custody here and those words in custody don’t just mean are being held, they mean in the care of, or as Webster’s has it, the act or process of preserving in Continue reading "Anderson Cooper: There is a ‘Stench’ Coming From Officials Responsible for Mistreatment of Migrants"

MSNBC Panel Asks How Much Dems Should (or Shouldn’t) Focus on Trump in First Big Debates


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On MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, guest panelists Cornell Belcher and Phillippe Reines advised the 20 Democratic candidates attending the party’s first 2020 primary debates to focus primarily on their own message, not President Donald Trump’s. Host Chris Hayes said since everyone is already in agreement on Trump himself, focusing too much on him could be a “wasted opportunity because everyone already agrees.” “I would say, don’t talk about Trump,” Belcher told Hayes, before emphasizing that this advice is especially important for campaigns that have yet to break out of the low single digits in polling. “You have to talk about yourself, you guys, you got to make the case, you have to have a moment here that breaks through, that’s about you, because most of the Democratic primary universe, they have very little idea of you unless your name is Joe Biden or Senator [Bernie] Sanders. If you’re Continue reading "MSNBC Panel Asks How Much Dems Should (or Shouldn’t) Focus on Trump in First Big Debates"

BREAKING: Robert Mueller Set to Testify Publicly on July 17th


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The chairs of the House Judiciary and Intel Committees announced tonight that special counsel Robert Mueller is set to publicly testify next month. Pursuant to a subpoena, Mueller has agreed to testify on July 17th. Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff put out a statement tonight saying that there is significant interest from Americans in “hear[ing] directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack. Mueller indicated in his short public statement weeks ago that any testimony from his office “would not go beyond our report.” [image via Andrew Burton / Getty Images]

Tucker Carlson on Trump Accuser: E. Jean Carroll Making ‘Wacky Sound Bites’ While Trying to Sell a Book


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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tonight mocked the media coverage of E. Jean Carroll, the writer who accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault, and said Carroll herself has made “wacky statements” in trying to sell her book. Carlson recounted Carroll’s allegations and said, “Carroll says she was devastated by what happened but she did not report it law enforcement for some reason, nor did she write about it, though she is a writer, during Trump’s presidential campaign or for the last two and a half years of his presidency.” He mocked the media coverage and showed some of Carroll’s comments from a recent interview, including her joking about asking for his tax returns and saying that bringing rape charges against Trump would be disrespectful to women raped at the border. “‘I wish I had asked for his tax returns.’ ‘I won’t bring criminal charges because it would Continue reading "Tucker Carlson on Trump Accuser: E. Jean Carroll Making ‘Wacky Sound Bites’ While Trying to Sell a Book"

Tucker Carlson on Trump Accuser: E. Jean Carroll Making ‘Wacky Sound Bites’ While Trying to Sell a Book


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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tonight mocked the media coverage of E. Jean Carroll, the writer who accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault, and said Carroll herself has made “wacky statements” in trying to sell her book. Carlson recounted Carroll’s allegations and said, “Carroll says she was devastated by what happened but she did not report it law enforcement for some reason, nor did she write about it, though she is a writer, during Trump’s presidential campaign or for the last two and a half years of his presidency.” He mocked the media coverage and showed some of Carroll’s comments from a recent interview, including her joking about asking for his tax returns and saying that bringing rape charges against Trump would be disrespectful to women raped at the border. “‘I wish I had asked for his tax returns.’ ‘I won’t bring criminal charges because it would Continue reading "Tucker Carlson on Trump Accuser: E. Jean Carroll Making ‘Wacky Sound Bites’ While Trying to Sell a Book"

Ex-Fox News Reporter Carl Cameron Appears on MSNBC, Rips Fox’s ‘Entertainment Division’ as ‘Not Fact-Based’


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Former Fox News reporter Carl Cameron appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday night and ripped his former network’s “entertainment division” — i.e., Fox News opinion hosts like Sean HannityTucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham — saying that much of the primetime lineup is “not fact-based.” “I make a real distinction on Fox News, you have a lot of opinion hosts like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson… and you have a news division, there’s folks there like Bret Baier and Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith and Jay Wallace,” Cameron told MSNBC host Ari Melber. “They worked their butts off to try to be fair, and there is no secret there has occasionally been some disagreements between the news division and the entertainment division, I have a lot of friends who are in the news division. ” “The opinion hosts are just that and it’s not fact-based,” he Continue reading "Ex-Fox News Reporter Carl Cameron Appears on MSNBC, Rips Fox’s ‘Entertainment Division’ as ‘Not Fact-Based’"

Twitter Mocks Falwell Jr.’s Bizarre Outrage Over Compassion for Kids at Border Facilities: ‘Did Jesus Ever Meet a Payroll?’


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Jerry Falwell Jr. at Liberty University Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. ignited a Twitter-ratio firestorm for his bizarre, ad hominem attack on noted theologian and religious ethics advocate Dr. Russell Moore, after the latter invoked religious compassion for immigrants suffering under abhorrent conditions at border detention facilities. The splenetic, tangential response from Falwell, who is currently embroiled in a real estate scandal involving a Miami pool boy, for some reason challenged Moore’s business bona fides and, ironically, mocked him for not having “built an organization of any type from scratch.” Falwell notably inherited his role as president of Liberty University upon the death of his father, Jerry Falwell Sr., who founded the school in 1971.

Fox News’ The Five Mocks Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading: Felt ‘Embarrassed for Them’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five mocked the celebrity-packed live-reading of the Mueller report Monday night and called it a desperate move to re-focus the narrative. Kennedy remarked that ever since 2016, Hollywood’s never been the same and “they’ve had a hard time processing Hillary’s loss.” John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and more read sections of the report, including an amazing moment when Lithgow proclaimed in a booming voice, “This is the end of my presidency, I’m fucked!” After showing clips, several of the hosts laughed and Kennedy dryly remarked, “I think there’s something wonderful about people participating in civics through theater.” Jesse Watters said it was “awful” and he felt embarrassed, suggesting maybe they should read one of Sean Hannity‘s monologues instead or something else about “the REAL Russia hoax.” Kennedy asked if maybe they would do a reading Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Mocks Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading: Felt ‘Embarrassed for Them’"

U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*cking White House’


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U.S. women’s soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe said her team will likely not go to the White House if they end up winning the World Cup, as she predicted that President Donald Trump would not invite them in the first place. “I’m not going to the fucking White House,” Rapinoe said in a video interview with Eight By Eight Magazine. “No. I’m not going to the White House. We’re not going to be invited.” She followed up by again voicing her “doubt[s]” over if Trump will even invite her team. Rapinoe also accused the president of trying “to avoid inviting a team that might decline. Or, like he did when the Warriors turned him down, he’ll claim they hadn’t been invited in the first place.” Continue reading "U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*cking White House’"

Meet The List


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If you could change one thing about the advertising/marketing/media industry, what would it be?

No, really. Three months ago, we posed this question to 31 thought leaders—all recent Ad Age Creativity, Women to Watch or 40 Under 40 honorees—from some of the most influential companies in the world.  We called the group The List and charged the members first with identifying the one industry challenge they wanted to fix and then spending the rest of 2019 coming up with a plan and concrete goals to accomplish this mission, with the power and resources of Ad Age and Facebook behind them. While many issues were top of mind for the VIPs we spoke with—from the need for diversity hiring and destigmatizing mental health problems to the urgency of climate change—one topic quickly emerged as central not just to the industry and society at large, but to many List members’ personal lives: Continue reading "Meet The List"

Spotify’s VP head of global ad sales to depart company


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Brian Benedik, VP global head of ad sales at Spotify, is leaving the company this fall, according to a person familiar with the mater. It’s unclear where he is going or who will replace him, but Spotify is actively searching for his replacement, this person said. 

Spotify did not immediately respond for comment. 

Benedik joined Spotify in 2013 as the VP of North American sales and was promoted to the global role in 2015. He was instrumental in creating Spotify’s third-party measurement services with companies such as Nieslen. 

His tenure coincided with strong revenue growth. Spotify reported 24 percent year-over-year ad revenue growth during the first quarter, and measurement-related revenues grew 40 percent, up from 20 percent growth when compared to the same time last year. Programmatic ad sales, meanwhile, saw a 53 percent upswing in the same period.

The company has more than 100 million paid subscribers, but needs to Continue reading "Spotify’s VP head of global ad sales to depart company"

Former Trump Aide Omarosa Sued by U.S. Government Over Financial Disclosure


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The U.S. filed suit against Omarosa Manigault this week, for “knowingly and willfully failing to file” her financial disclosure paperwork after being fired from the Trump administration. The government is seeking a $50,000 civil fine in the complaint, filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Reuters reports that Omaraso has had since January of 2018 to file the disclosure, and was give “several reminders” by White House ethics lawyers to take care of it. Since being fired by the White House, Omarosa has been a frequent critic of the Trump, and in addition to her tell-all book, has made many appearances on MSNBC to comment on the administration and Trump personally, particularly with regard to issues of race and gender. She has also made news several times for her apparent recording of conversations that took place within the White House.

9/11 First Responder Goes OFF on Congress After McConnell Meeting: ‘The Chairs They Put Their Asses In… We Pay for That Sh*t’


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9/11 first responder John Feal spoke emotionally at a press conference this afternoon, joined by other first responders following a meeting with Mitch McConnell, making it clear they have been and continue to be pissed off at congressional inaction. Feal was one of several first responders who appeared on Capitol Hill recently, along with Jon Stewart, to push for Congress to reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Stewart had called out McConnell for being a roadblock in the past few years on this issue and ended up in a public back-and-forth with McConnell before today’s meeting. “Mitch McConnell made a commitment to the 9/11 community,” Feal said, making it clear they fully intend to hold him to that commitment. One first responder who could not be there today was Luis Alvarez, who gave his emotional testimony to Congress just days ago and is now in hospice. Alvarez Continue reading "9/11 First Responder Goes OFF on Congress After McConnell Meeting: ‘The Chairs They Put Their Asses In… We Pay for That Sh*t’"