Vice Shuts Down Virtual Meeting After Staffers Flood Call With Thumbs-Down Emoji: ‘Impossible To Ignore the Emojis’
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by Charlie Nash
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AP Photo/Jae C. Hong A virtual Vice Media town hall had to be prematurely shut down on Wednesday after staffers flooded the meeting with thumbs-down emojis to protest the company’s mass layoffs. The town hall “was ultimately scrapped after some laid-off employees invited to the virtual meeting inundated leadership with thumbs down emojis,” according to CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy, who reported on the incident in his Reliable Sources newsletter. The emojis “became too much to ignore, flooding the screen for all to see” as Vice Media executive Cory Haik spoke, Darcy wrote. Afte ..read more
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Guardian Apologises, Issues Payment To GB News Host Dan Wootton After Legal Letters
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by David Gilmour
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GB News host Dan Wootton. (Screengrab via GB News/Youtube) The Guardian newspaper published an apology Wednesday and payment to GB News host Dan Wootton over already retracted reports about him being subject to a police investigation. The publication made the move after receiving a letter from Wootton’s lawyer Donal Blaney threatening legal action for invasion of privacy, reported Press Gazette. It’s believed that the letter cited 2022’s judgement Bloomberg versus ZXC Supreme Court, arguing that his client’s right to privacy was infringed upon by premature reports of the police investigation ..read more
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BBC Hairy Bikers Star Dave Myers Dies Aged 66
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by David Gilmour
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Dave Myers arriving for the Strictly Come Dancing Photocall at Elstree Studios, London. URN:18383229 (Press Association via AP Images) Star of BBC cooking show Hairy Bikers Dave Myers died Monday at 66. Myers, who battled cancer since revealing his diagnosis in May 2022, alongside co-star Si King, turned the Hairy Bikers into a UK-wide household name with their travel adventures and culinary explorations. Despite the challenges of chemotherapy, which at times left him too weak to walk or ride his motorcycle, Myers returned to the screen at the end of 2023 in the duo’s final series Hairy Bike ..read more
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Fetterman Hits Out at Liberal ‘Cruelty’ Toward Lauren Boebert’s Family After Son’s Arrest: ‘This Is a Family in Crisis’
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by Charlie Nash
9h ago
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) hit out against the “cruelty” from liberals toward Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and her family on Wednesday following her son’s arrest. After critics of Boebert, 37, took to social media to mock the news that Boebert’s 18-year-old son Tyler Boebert had been arrested and charged with several felonies, including theft, Fetterman pleaded with Democrats on Twitter for “restraint.” “This is a family in crisis and the recreational cruelty I see on social media needs to be out of bounds,” wrote Fetterman, who spoke out last year about ..read more
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‘No, No, No, Absolutely Not’: Mitt Romney Says There’s No Way He’d Vote for Trump Over Biden
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by Michael Luciano
9h ago
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) made clear on Wednesday night he will not vote for Donald Trump if the former president is the Republican presidential nominee, which is all but a certainty at this point. Romney joined Wednesday’s edition of The Source, where Kaitlan Collins asked him if he agrees with Nikki Haley’s claim that Trump would be unable to defeat President Joe Biden if he is the nominee. Haley is hoping to topple Trump for the nomination, but she has not come close in any primary or caucus state. “Yeah, I don’t necessarily agree with that. That’s a good campaign line, I’m sure,” Romney said ..read more
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JUST IN: Illinois Judge Orders Trump Removed from State’s Ballot
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by Michael Luciano
12h ago
AP Photo/Charles Krupa A judge in Illinois ruled on Wednesday that former President Donald Trump should be removed from the state’s presidential ballot because he allegedly engaged in an insurrection. Judge Tracie Porter of the Circuit Court of Cook County ruled that “based on engaging in insurrection on January 6, 2021…his name should be removed from the ballot.” Porter stayed her decision to give Trump’s attorneys a chance to appeal. The Colorado Supreme Court and Maine’s secretary of state have also ruled that Trump be barred from this year’s ballot. All three entities agreed that Section ..read more
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Reporter Yells to Hunter Biden, ‘Was the Cocaine at the White House Yours?!’
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by Charlie Nash
12h ago
A reporter asked President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden whether the bag of cocaine found at the White House last year was his. Following Biden’s testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as part of the Republican impeachment inquiry into his father, Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell spoke to reporters about the situation. “It seems to me that the Republican members wanted to spend more time talking about my client’s addiction than they could ask any question that had anything to do with what they call their impeachment inquiry,” said Lowell, arguing that House Republicans have no evidence to prove his ..read more
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Moskowitz Emerges from Hunter Biden Testimony and Declares, We ‘Are Witnessing the Death’ of the Biden Impeachment Inquiry
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by Michael Luciano
12h ago
Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) not only savaged Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Wednesday, the lawmaker also predicted the move will doom the GOP’s efforts to retain the House in November. Hunter Biden testified before the House Oversight Committee in a closed-door deposition on Wednesday, with Republicans and Democrats taking turns going before the media to spin the testimony from the presidential son. For more than a year, House Republicans have investigated Hunter Biden’s business dealings while hoping to find evidence that his father illicitly benefitted from thos ..read more
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‘A Gift to Trump’: Toobin Says Supreme Court News Means Ex-President Won’t Face Federal Trial Before Election Day
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by Alex Griffing
13h ago
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Former President Donald Trump was given “a gift” by the Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday, argued legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin wrote on X that the court’s decision to hear arguments in late April as to whether or not Trump has total immunity could mean that the former president will likely only face one of his four trials before Election Day. The “ruling is a gift to Trump, even if the Justices ultimately rule against him on immunity. A decision in late June makes a D.C. trial on 1/6 issues nearly impossible. 3/25 NYC trial in the Storm ..read more
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Senate Republican Blocks Attempt to Federally Protect In Vitro Fertilization
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by Michael Luciano
13h ago
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) blocked an attempt by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to enshrine access to in vitro fertilization in federal law on Wednesday. Duckworth and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) reintroduced a bill they first unveiled in 2022 after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion. The reintroduction of the legislation, which would create a federal right to IVF and other fertility treatments, comes after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled this month that embryos are people. That decision prompted fertility clinics in the state to pause their IVF prac ..read more
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