For a little background on Mitch McConnell’s strategy, here’s a New York Times article.
FUCKING THANK YOU
i tried to type “is australia even real” and for some reason wrote “is mayonnaise even real” instead
Those words are the last words a father’s to his dead daughters who killed by Bashar al-Assad and his supporter army with chemical weapon attack.
Almost 2000 innocent people died at this attack. Most of all, 0-10 years old children. Most of them, killed while they are sleeping. They couldn’t wake up for a new day.
There’s no words to explain this massacres. You don’t have to be a Syrian or Muslim to support this people. This can be happen to you, one day. We don’t know what’s gonna happen to us. Please, share this with everyone. Please.
[NOTE: My english is pretty bad but I hope you’d get it.]This is heartbreaking, sending my prayers to Syria.
And everyone on here is complaining about the VMAs and how Miley Cyrus twerking is oppression. THIS IS OPPRESSION. If you had to spend a day in Syria, believe me, you would NOT be complaining about such insignificant things. Thoughts are with all who are affected.
Pretty much what I’ve said before now.
An amendment to the OP though; many, many of them weren’t lucky enough to die in their sleep
the whole interview is him trying to defend himself as a scholar because apparently you can’t be a muslim scholar of religion.
This makes me angry
such stupid questions oh my fk.
Hey, “journalist*you meant “raises the question” not “begs the question”, also, leave your hater questions at the door. Are we so close minded that we can’t study outside ourselves? Freaking dammit.
A missing Lancaster Township girl is safe after two teens heroically saved her from an abductor Thursday night, said Manheim Township Police.
"Me and Chris, which is another boy who helped me, we were riding around," on our bikes, said Temar Boggs, 15. “We noticed his car and the car had the little girl in it." That little girl was 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas, who was playing outside of her home on the 100 block of Jennings Drive around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday when she was snatched from her front yard, police said.
An incredible, heartwarming story in light of current news & events.
Aw, bless them all.
dumb white bitch tries to get a “reaction” from the mother of a teenage daughter who was SHOT at her graduation party
fucking white bitch are you serious
this looks like an onion video i can’t even deal
THIS CANT BE REAL
(Vince McMahon voice) YOU’RE FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRED
I understand being upset, but you can just say ‘no comment’ and tell them to leave. Like, that woman made a lot of bad decisions that got caught on tape. Not everyone who’s had a traumatic experience wants to be on the news after. It seems shifty to just go to someone’s house with the camera out before getting approval to film them like this.
Reporters worldwide are grappling with government censorship and limits to reporting. Some are even accused and convicted of activities against governments that are landing them in jail.
In the past week alone, the following reports have been made:
In China, most mentions of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre were censored from the Internet.
Turkish protesters accused media of ignoring unrest; reports of anti-press attacks amid Turkey protests raise questions of censorship.
Burundi enacted media law that reporters say curbs press freedoms.
Guinea media set strike after government shuts opposition radio.
Ethiopia arrested a reporter after he covered the story of evictions in dam region.
Toronto Star reporter was arrested and ticketed after taking photos of injured public transit employee.
Imprisonment of journalists worldwide reached a record high in 2012, driven in part by the use of charges of terrorism and anti-state offenses against reporters and editors, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists in its annual census of imprisoned journalists.
CPJ video summary of the 2012 report on media imprisonment:
Photo: Activists wearing masks of jailed Nobel laureate, writer, professor and activist Liu Xiaobo hold candles during a night vigil at Liberty Square in Taipei June 4, 2013, on the 24th anniversary of the June 4 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. REUTERS/Steven Chen
Nice job by Margarita putting this all together.
A reporter was having her wedding when the quake hit Sichuan today. She went to work immediately. via
Get shit done.
WHAT A QUEEN
“But, honey, what about the wedding?!”
“SHUT UP, WILBUR, THERE’S SHIT TO REPORT”
This reporter’s name is Chen Ying and she is apparently a real life Lois Lane right here guys :D
Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking soundbites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, ‘that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. “But what about ‘The Basketball Diaries’?” she asked. “Doesn’t that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machinegun?”
The obscure 1995 Leonardo DiCaprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office and it’s unlikely the Columbine killers saw it.
The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. “Events like this,” I said, “if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. Kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn’t have messed with me. I’ll go out in a blaze of glory.”
In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, “The NBC Nightly News” and other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of “explaining” them.
The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy.
Joe Rickey Hundley, the business executive who slapped a two-year-old toddler on a plane — dropping a racial slur in the process — is now out of a job, the Associated Press reports.
Al Haase, president and CEO of AGC, issued a statement early Sunday that, while not referring to Hundley by name, called reports of behavior by one of its executives on recent personal travel “offensive and disturbing” and said he “is no longer employed with the company.” Keeney would not say whether Hundley was fired or resigned. Hundley was president of AGC’s Unitech Composites and Structures unit.
Hundley was charged last week in federal court in Atlanta with simple assault for allegedly slapping the 2-year-old boy during the Feb. 8 flight. His attorney, Marcia Shein, of Decatur, Ga., said Saturday that Hundley will plead not guilty. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail.
When speaking to the mother, Joe Rickey Hundley reportedly told the child’s mother, Jessica Bennett, to “shut that (N-word) baby up” before slapping him, adding an extra level of messed-up-ness to the story.
The level of entitlement that makes a person think they can do this sort of thing is incredible. I’m not saying I want this guy’s life to be ruined, but I’m not not saying that.
I feel he got what he deserved, inebriation isn’t an excuse to be a dick and and who the hell hits another person’s child? I don’t believe in hitting a child in the first place, but is wasn’t his responsibility to any extent. I’m glad this is getting this type of publicity, but this still had to be horrible for that mother. Flying with a child is its own rigmarole but then this circus, it has to be stressful.
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