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.

Court Docs Reveal Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Funds to Carry Out ‘Intimate’ Affairs With Lobbyists


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New court documents from Duncan Hunter’s (R-CA) campaign finance violations case show that the embattled congressman illegally used those funds to facilitate a multitude of extramarital affairs. USA Today justice reporter Brad Heath flagged several key passages from the case’s newly-release documents on Tuesday, many of which show Hunter sticking with his claim that the case against him is a “deep state” plot by the Justice Department to punish him for supporting President Donald Trump. Things get more interesting, however, with the segments describing how Hunter allegedly falsified campaign reports to hide his illegal use of campaign funds on himself, which apparently Continue reading "Court Docs Reveal Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Funds to Carry Out ‘Intimate’ Affairs With Lobbyists"

Jim Acosta and Sean Hannity Continue Twitter Beefing: Acosta’s Book Sales Are ‘Garbage’; Hannity Has No ‘Guts’


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In yet another round of a media beef nobody asked for, Fox News’ Sean Hannity threw a gratuitous shot at the book sales of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who promptly challenged the machismo of Hannity for the second time in as many weeks. In a tweet on Thursday morning, ostensibly about conservative talk show host Mark Levin‘s new book, Hannity found enough characters to mock “#FakeNewsAcosta” and his “garbage” book sales. Hours later, Acosta quote tweeted Hannity, mocking the latter’s habit of wearing reading glasses on air and claiming he didn’t have Continue reading "Jim Acosta and Sean Hannity Continue Twitter Beefing: Acosta’s Book Sales Are ‘Garbage’; Hannity Has No ‘Guts’"

American Drone Shot Down by Iran; Revolutionary Guard Leader Claims They’re ‘Ready for the War’


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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is saying the nation is “ready for the war” after shooting down a U.S. military drone over the Strait of Hormuz.

American officials have confirmed to multiple news sources that an unmanned aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. Iranian officials claim that the drone was flying in their national airspace, but American officials have disputed that by saying the drone was still in international airspace.

The development comes amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which escalated dramatically amid indications that Iran was responsible for the recent attack on two American tanker ships. Gen. Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, gave a threatening statement on the matter, and here’s the translation, per ABC:

“Shooting down the American spy drone had a clear, decisive, firm and accurate message. The message is that the guardians of the borders of Continue reading "American Drone Shot Down by Iran; Revolutionary Guard Leader Claims They’re ‘Ready for the War’"

John Cusack Posts, Then Deletes Anti-Semitic Tweet: ‘Follow the Money’


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Actor John Cusack posted and then quickly deleted a tweet on Monday that trafficked in anti-Semitic tropes and imagery. Quote-tweeting above an illustration of a giant hand marked with a Star of David that was crushing people, Cusack wrote “Follow the money.” Its invoking of longstanding stereotypes about Jews quickly drew the ire of others on Twitter. The original Tweet was a reply to Cusack––a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter––and another Sanders-supporting account, @GottaBernNow, as part of a discussion of the Israeli occupation and a recent Israeli military attack that damaged a Palestinian hospital. As of publication time, it remains up. Cusack offered various excuses for his post before finally apologizing.

Accidental Cat Filter Turns Pakistan Minister’s Live Stream Presser Into Viral Sensation


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Pakistani children look at a computer screen showing a screen grab of a press conference attended by provincial minister Shaukat Yousafzai and streamed live on social media, in Islamabad on June 15, 2019. Shaukat Yousafzai is a regional minister in Pakistan, but that’s not what he’s known for. Not anymore. He’s now the guy who had his press event streamed live on official channels with kitty cat ears and whiskers over his face, thanks to a filter that was accidentally left running. His party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is also the Prime Minister’s party and the ruling one in the nation, ran the cat filter video live on their social media, including Facebook, and deleted it about three minutes after it ended and they realized what happened. In a statement, they blamed “human error” for the hilarious incident. The Kitty Conference was captured mostly in the form of still images and screenshots that were shared on social media after the fact, along with some raw screen recordings.

Former RedState EIC Erick Erickson Slams Site For Publishing Wild Seth Rich-Mueller Conspiracy


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Former RedState editor-in-chief Erick Erickson is condemning his former blog for giving air to conspiracy theories about the murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. “I banned birthers from RedState,” Erickson said in a Monday morning tweet. “It is sad to see Downhill.com letting Seth Rich conspiracy theorists on the site not just as commenters, but actual site contributors.” Erickson was referring to an article from Elizabeth Vaughn, who previously made news when RedState took down a post of hers blasting former colleagues who left the site out of disagreement with the increasing pro-Donald Trump bias it has shown after coming under the management of Townhall Media. The Continue reading "Former RedState EIC Erick Erickson Slams Site For Publishing Wild Seth Rich-Mueller Conspiracy"

The Guy Bringing Back Gawker Keeps a Framed Photo of Margaret Thatcher in His Office


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The media entrepreneur in charge of bringing back Gawker — which published an obit just after Margaret Thatcher’s death slamming her “reactionary worldview and utter lack of compassion” — has a framed photo of the late prime minister in his New York office. That detail about Bryan Goldberg — the founder of Bustle.com who has made it a hobby to buy struggling or shuttered websites and shoot for profitability by shedding employees and expenses — was included in a Bloomberg Businessweek profile on how the 35-year-old plans to bring Gawker back this fall. Goldberg, of course, is precisely the kind of rich and powerful media figure that Gawker was known to viciously mock in its heyday. In fact, before the website closed due to a $31 million legal settlement to Hulk Hogan in 2016, Gawker ripped the entrepreneur’s portfolio, publishing an item in 2012 describing his sports blog Bleacher Continue reading "The Guy Bringing Back Gawker Keeps a Framed Photo of Margaret Thatcher in His Office"

The Guy Bringing Back Gawker Keeps a Framed Photo of Margaret Thatcher in His Office


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The media entrepreneur in charge of bringing back Gawker — which published an obit just after Margaret Thatcher’s death slamming her “reactionary worldview and utter lack of compassion” — has a framed photo of the late prime minister in his New York office. That detail about Bryan Goldberg — the founder of Bustle.com who has made it a hobby to buy struggling or shuttered websites and shoot for profitability by shedding employees and expenses — was included in a Bloomberg Businessweek profile on how the 35-year-old plans to bring Gawker back this fall. Goldberg, of course, is precisely the kind of rich and powerful media figure that Gawker was known to viciously mock in its heyday. In fact, before the website closed due to a $31 million legal settlement to Hulk Hogan in 2016, Gawker ripped the entrepreneur’s portfolio, publishing an item in 2012 describing his sports blog Bleacher Continue reading "The Guy Bringing Back Gawker Keeps a Framed Photo of Margaret Thatcher in His Office"

The Guy Bringing Back Gawker Keeps a Framed Photo of Margaret Thatcher in His Office


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The media entrepreneur in charge of bringing back Gawker — which published an obit just after Margaret Thatcher’s death slamming her “reactionary worldview and utter lack of compassion” — has a framed photo of the late prime minister in his New York office. That detail about Bryan Goldberg — the founder of Bustle.com who has made it a hobby to buy struggling or shuttered websites and shoot for profitability by shedding employees and expenses — was included in a Bloomberg Businessweek profile on how the 35-year-old plans to bring Gawker back this fall. Goldberg, of course, is precisely the kind of rich and powerful media figure that Gawker was known to viciously mock in its heyday. In fact, before the website closed due to a $31 million legal settlement to Hulk Hogan in 2016, Gawker ripped the entrepreneur’s portfolio, publishing an item in 2012 describing his sports blog Bleacher Continue reading "The Guy Bringing Back Gawker Keeps a Framed Photo of Margaret Thatcher in His Office"

Ted Cruz Thinks Twitter Is Intentionally Recommending He Follow Democrats… Others Disagree


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Ted Cruz is back at it with the accusations of Twitter trying to silence conservatives. This time, he thinks Twitter’s algorithm is intentionally recommending he follow Democrats, even though it must know he is a conservative. “Is it just me or is there something REALLY wrong with Twitter’s algorithms? Because I follow Steve Scalise and several other GOP members of Congress, I get recommended tweets from Ted Deutch … Sheldon Whitehouse … Steve Cohen … Chuck Schumer … and Chris Murphy?” Cruz tweeted. Twitter wasted no time pointing out that maybe, Cruz is getting Continue reading "Ted Cruz Thinks Twitter Is Intentionally Recommending He Follow Democrats… Others Disagree"