Fox News’ Napolitano: Trump Tweet ‘Xenophobic, Racist and Hateful’


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Several Fox Newsers have been critical of President Donald Trump this week over his tweets going after “the Squad.” Geraldo Rivera, who’s generally supportive of Trump, said his tweets were clearly racist and called out Pete Hegseth for trying to defend them. Chris Wallace called out the president today for how he reacted to “send her back” after the fact compared to in the moment. Judge Andrew Napolitano, who’s been very critical of Trump in the past few months, penned an op-ed for FoxNews.com also saying Trump’s tweets were “xenophobic, racist and hateful.” Between that and Trump’s tweet touting Peter Thiel saying Google should be investigated for treason, Napolitano writes, “Together they revealed a level of misguided thinking not heard from the Oval Office since President Richard Nixon’s tapes were revealed”:
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Walmart reshuffles leadership for better integration of digital and physical stores


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    Walmart Inc. is still trying to get its structure just how it wants it. The retail giant announced its second internal restructuring in as many months as it tries to better integrate its money-losing online business in the U.S. with its physical stores. The company will merge the teams that run the supply chain and finances for its e-commerce unit and its stores, according to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg News. That comes on the heels of an announcement last month that it planned to fully integrate all Jet.com employees into the larger company and shrink the unit’s management team nearly three years after buying the e-commerce site. Merchandising—the key cog of Walmart—is staying separate for now. As part of the shuffle, Ashley Buchanan, who had been leading the merchandising team for its Sam’s Club warehouse unit, will now run merchandising for all of Walmart’s Continue reading "Walmart reshuffles leadership for better integration of digital and physical stores"

We Spoke to the Women Trailblazing in Sports Media


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Calling Game “Turn on any sports network and you will see a powerful female either on the desk or on the sidelines at a sporting event,” says Kat Stefankiewicz, host and personality of the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. Until women really started to infiltrate the sports media space, it was hard for young girls and women to imagine or aspire to work in sports — an industry that by nature breeds a level of raw passion and energy that many industries do not. A recent study by the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport found that while just 4% of all sports media coverage focuses on women’s sports, there is a rising trend of women populating sports media and journalism. We decided to take this week to celebrate three women who have carved out their space in sports media and are kicking down doors
Kat Stefankiewicz by Clayton Hansler
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Lyft is adding New York subway info to the app, even as it fights with the City


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Lyft Inc. wants its riders in America’s largest city to know that they might not need to take a Lyft. They can just ride the subway. Over the next few months, Lyft said users of its app will be able to access real-time public transportation information in New York City. The move marks another twist in the ride-hailing industry’s fraught relationship with New York, which is both home to the world’s most heavily used public transportation network and the site of a history of legal tussles between the companies and city officials. The app update shows users the locations of nearby subway and bus stations, as well as docks for Citi Bike, the New York bike-share program operated by Lyft. The features are part of a bid to keep users engaged on the platform, rather than navigating away to a different app for subway or bike information. It’s a calculated Continue reading "Lyft is adding New York subway info to the app, even as it fights with the City"

Lyft is adding New York subway info to the app, even as it fights with the City


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Lyft Inc. wants its riders in America’s largest city to know that they might not need to take a Lyft. They can just ride the subway. Over the next few months, Lyft said users of its app will be able to access real-time public transportation information in New York City. The move marks another twist in the ride-hailing industry’s fraught relationship with New York, which is both home to the world’s most heavily used public transportation network and the site of a history of legal tussles between the companies and city officials. The app update shows users the locations of nearby subway and bus stations, as well as docks for Citi Bike, the New York bike-share program operated by Lyft. The features are part of a bid to keep users engaged on the platform, rather than navigating away to a different app for subway or bike information. It’s a calculated Continue reading "Lyft is adding New York subway info to the app, even as it fights with the City"

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Destroys Trump’s False Claims About ‘Send Her Back’ Chant in 24 Seconds Flat


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Fox News was not a safe space for President Donald Trump‘s claim that he put a stop to racist chants of “Send her back!” — which were directed at Somalia-born U.S. citizen Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) — by “speaking very quickly,” as respected anchor Chris Wallace refuted Trump’s alleged disavowal in mere seconds. On Thursday, a reporter asked Trump “when your supporters last night were shouting — chanting, ‘Send her back,’ why didn’t you stop them? Why didn’t you ask them to stop saying that?”, Trump responded that “I think I did. I started speaking very quickly,” and then repeated the claim, saying “I did, and I started speaking very quickly.”

On Friday’s edition of America’s Newsroom, Wallace needed no invitation from anchor Bill Hemmer to join other media figures in refuting what respected CNN anchor Jake Tapper called “a naked lie.” Continue reading "Fox News’ Chris Wallace Destroys Trump’s False Claims About ‘Send Her Back’ Chant in 24 Seconds Flat"

Trump and Melania Working to Free Rapper A$AP Rocky From Swedish Jail: ‘We Hope to Get Him Home’


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While speaking to reporters in the White House today, President Donald Trump discussed his plans to help rap star A$AP Rocky with his assault case in Sweden, which the East Harlem artist is currently locked up for. The president said he has “already started” talks with Swedish authorities to free the rapper — a move he was talked into making after  “many, many members of the African-American community called … [and] said could you help?” “So I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you that he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country,” Trump added. “When I say African American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country because we’re all one.” After again noting that “so many people” called the White House “asking me to help A$AP Rocky,” the president gave credit to First Lady Melania Trump  Continue reading "Trump and Melania Working to Free Rapper A$AP Rocky From Swedish Jail: ‘We Hope to Get Him Home’"

Trump is Grumbling About Amazon’s $10 Billion Deal With the Pentagon and GOP Lawmakers Are Frustrated


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A number of Republicans in Congress are urging President Donald Trump to not interfere in military contract negotiations with Amazon, saying delays “will only damage our security.” Trump has frequently complained about and singled out Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos due to reporting about the Trump administration in The Washington Post — which is owned by Bezos. Amazon is negotiating with Defense Department over a Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract — in a process Trump is suggesting was not competitive.
“I’m getting tremendous complaints about the contract with the Pentagon and with Amazon,” Trump said Thursday in the Oval Office. “They’re saying it was not competitively bid. This is going a long time, I guess probably before this administration. And we’re looking at it very seriously,”
ABC News reported that this comment prompted a letter from House Republicans urging Trump not to get involved with the contract negotiations. Continue reading "Trump is Grumbling About Amazon’s $10 Billion Deal With the Pentagon and GOP Lawmakers Are Frustrated"

Trump Appears to Backtrack on Rally Disavowal: I’m Unhappy With People Calling Our Country ‘Garbage’


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President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack on his disavowal of the North Carolina rally chant “send her back” Friday when he told reporters he was unhappy with congresswomen and people calling the country garbage. “I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can say anti-Semitic things. I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman in this case, a different congresswoman, can call our country and our people garbage,” Trump said. “But I’m unhappy when a congresswoman goes and says, I’m going to be the president’s nightmare. She’s going to be the president’s nightmare. She’s lucky to be where she is, let me tell you,” the president said. “And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.” Rep. Ilhan Omar promised crowds welcoming her home in Minnesota Thursday to be the president’s nightmare. “His nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone Continue reading "Trump Appears to Backtrack on Rally Disavowal: I’m Unhappy With People Calling Our Country ‘Garbage’"

Angela Merkel ‘Stands in Solidarity’ With Congresswomen After Trump Attack


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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her solidarity with Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley when asked about the controversy over President Trump’s comments and Tweet, and his crowd’s chant. Merkel was speaking at her annual summer news conference when she was pressed by a reporter about whether she “personally” feels any “solidarity” with the four congresswomen “who were attacked.” “Yes,” said Merkel, twice. She said that she distances herself from the comments and that she “stands in solidarity” with the “women [Trump] has targeted.” In answer to a separate question on the same topic, Merkel said that “the strength of America lies in that people from different (origins) contributed to what makes Continue reading "Angela Merkel ‘Stands in Solidarity’ With Congresswomen After Trump Attack"

Confessions of an advertising recruiter: Candidates’ biggest questions answered


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I want to get more digital experience but most of my background is traditional. Am I missing the boat?
Yes, you are. I would encourage everyone to get savvy with new technologies in their jobs, especially if their experience is a little old-school. You may have to take a slight step back but it will set you up for future success. A former boss of mine gave me great perspective about this. He’s a senior agency executive with largely traditional, blue chip, creative, New York agency experience. Recently, he made a move to a digital and direct agency which doesn’t even do creative. He took a slight step back to head of client services because it was a calculated career move. He led accounts in his former agencies but he was never the subject matter expert in creative, production or media. Similarly in this new role, he’s not the resident big-data Continue reading "Confessions of an advertising recruiter: Candidates’ biggest questions answered"

Fox News Host Points Out Trump Once Rejected ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants Just Like He Rejected ‘Send Her Back’


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Fox News Host Guy Benson pointed out that though President Donald Trump has rejected the “send her back” chants from his last rally, he once rejected “lock her up” chants too, before they became a central slogan of his campaign. “He is the only person in the country, literally, with the power to put a stop to this type of stuff among his own supporters,” said Benson of the rally chants. “He did make similar noises in 2016 over “lock her up,” that chant, which is not as nearly as bad as…Then said ‘Oh, I didn’t like it and I disagree,'” said Benson. “I hope if this comes up again, which fingers crossed it will not come up again but if it does, he will intervene personally to put an end to it.” Outnumbered host Melissa Francis said that Trump’s disavowal of the chant yesterday is a “moral equivalent Continue reading "Fox News Host Points Out Trump Once Rejected ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants Just Like He Rejected ‘Send Her Back’"

Ken Rosenthal on Jayson Stark


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Ken Rosenthal, writing for The Athletic:
Sometimes, I wish I could think like Jayson — and sometimes, with all the stuff ping-ponging around his brain, I’m grateful I cannot. But always, I wish I could write like him. Jayson’s writing is conversational, entertaining and often laugh-out-loud funny. He doesn’t take himself seriously. But he takes his audience extremely seriously, and considers no detail too small in his service of the reader. Among his many attributes, Jayson has a knack for engaging relatively obscure veterans who are keen observers of the game, and then elevating them to oracles in his columns. After a long night of October baseball, 99 percent of us will gather in the clubhouse around the star of the game. Jayson will be off in the corner, talking to whoever he has identified as this year’s Corky Miller or Casey Candaele or Skip Schumaker or Mark DeRosa — and naturally, getting the Continue reading "Ken Rosenthal on Jayson Stark"

Thomas Friedman Responds to Trump By Detailing Call: You Are Tearing the Country Apart


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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has responded to President Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks on him Friday morning with his account of the phone call where Trump claimed Friedman “kissed his ass.” “For me, it is always about what is best for America – the country that I love and that you are now tearing apart,” Friedman tweeted directed at the president. Friedman claimed that an unnamed Republican senator requested he speak to the president. “I was asked to speak to you by your Senator friend, who said you were upset at the criticism you were getting from the Wall Street Journal and some other conservatives for not bombing Iran in retaliation for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone.” Trump claimed earlier that two weeks ago he had “unfortunately ended up speaking to Friedman” on accident. “Thomas ‘the Chin’ Friedman, a weak and pathetic sort of guy, Continue reading "Thomas Friedman Responds to Trump By Detailing Call: You Are Tearing the Country Apart"

Internal Scream


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Puerto Ricans packed the streets night after night this week to call for Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. On this week’s On the Media, what happens when a leader’s mockery becomes too much for citizens to bear — in San Juan, and in Washington. Plus, coming-of-age on the far-right and far-left, on YouTube.
  1. Ibram X. Kendi [@DrIbram], founding director of American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, on who gets to be American. Listen.
2. Pedro Reina-Pérez [@pedroreinaperez], journalist and historian with both the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard University, and Jay Fonseca [@jayfonsecapr], television and radio host, on the profane, homophobic and sexist chat messages that pushed Puerto Rico to the breaking point. Listen.
  1. OTM Producer Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] considers how YouTube creators on the left, like Natalie Wynn [@ContraPoints], are challenging the platform’s surge of far right extremism. Listen.

Internal Scream


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Puerto Ricans packed the streets night after night this week to call for Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. On this week’s On the Media, what happens when a leader’s mockery becomes too much for citizens to bear — in San Juan, and in Washington. Plus, coming-of-age on the far-right and far-left, on YouTube.
  1. Ibram X. Kendi [@DrIbram], founding director of American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, on who gets to be American. Listen.
2. Pedro Reina-Pérez [@pedroreinaperez], journalist and historian with both the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard University, and Jay Fonseca [@jayfonsecapr], television and radio host, on the profane, homophobic and sexist chat messages that pushed Puerto Rico to the breaking point. Listen.
  1. OTM Producer Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] considers how YouTube creators on the left, like Natalie Wynn [@ContraPoints], are challenging the platform’s surge of far right extremism. Listen.

AOC: Trump Thinks Not Torturing Migrants ‘Equals an Open Border’ Policy


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushed back on the idea that she and fellow Democrats are pushing for an open border, as Trump has repeatedly claimed, as recently at Wednesday’s rally in Greenville, NC. An unidentified reporter caught up with the recently elected Congresswoman representing a New York City congressional district about this subject, asking her  “Is that what you are advocating for – open the borders to anyone who wants to come?” AOC replied,  “No, I think we’re advocating for a humane border and he can’t conceive of a border where we don’t cage children, rip them from their parents.” The congresswoman then shot down Trump’s open borders charge, saying of the President “And to him, a lack of torture equals an open border.” She then added “He literally cannot think of an immigration system where we don’t hurt innocent people, so I think that’s where he’s coming Continue reading "AOC: Trump Thinks Not Torturing Migrants ‘Equals an Open Border’ Policy"