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    If you misplaced your countdown clock, you might not have noticed that Friday was the day that Donald Trump declared he was going to sign a “full and complete healthcare plan.” So, that’s another example of promises made and … something something. However the rest of that goes. In a moment that was absolutely no surprise to anyone, Trump did not pull out the executive sharpie to either provide healthcare or reroute storms on Friday. However, the subject of healthcare did come up as Trump was enjoying the adoration, and viruses, of the assembled Bedminster crowd. Actually “crowd” is too strong a word. Even “gaggle” seems too much for the handful of very fine golfers who showed up to cheer on...
    Is buying a RV worth it? Families share their stories Breakfast sales at fast-food giants like Starbucks and McDonalds dried up during the pandemic College Football amidst Coronavirus Pandemic: On this day in CFT history, including the family of Joe Paterno filing an appeal of the NCAA’s sanctions of Penn State The sports world, including college football, had essentially screeched to a halt in the spring as countries around the world battled the coronavirus pandemic. As such, there was a dearth of college football news as the sport went into a COVID-induced hibernation.  Slowly, though, the game is coming back to life.  Hopefully. © Getty Images That being said, we thought it might be fun to go back through...
    NORTH HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) — When former House Speaker Mike Turzai resigned from the state House of Representatives last month, he left behind an open seat in the North Hills. Both the Democrats and Republicans think they have a shot at winning the seat. It’s hot, summertime, vacation time and nobody really thinks politics. But don’t tell that to Democrat Emily Skopov or Republican Rob Mercuri. Their battle to replace Mike Turazai is both hot and ugly, and there’s still 100 days to go. (Photo Credit: KDKA) A political mailer sent out to North Hills voters purports to quote Democrat Skopov, saying “putting Pennsylvania back to work is bad for Pennsylvanians.” But she says she never said that. “What offended...
    White House trade adviser Peter NavarroEvan Vucci/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.President Trump’s trade advisor, Peter Navarro, kicked up the war against Anthony Fauci today with an op-ed titled “Anthony Fauci has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.” That’s quite an indictment. But it turns out to be just the latest in an increasingly common conservative genre: a piece that links to articles that literally make the opposite of the point the author is claiming. For example, Navarro’s first charge is this: In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A socially distant concert fundraiser is coming to the Hamptons later this month. On July 25, In The Know Experiences, the luxury travel & lifestyle experiential agency, and Invisible Noise Productions, is partnering with JAJA Tequila to create “Safe & Sound,” the first-ever drive-in music fundraiser to the Hamptons at Nova’s Ark Project in Watermill, New York. “In this time of crisis that has taken a major toll on many families and individuals across the globe, we wanted to bring a new live event concept to life by giving communities a sense of celebration and closeness that they’ve been missing, in...
    A nurses plea: Please tell me my life is worth a LITTLE of your discomfort? Devin Nunes winery, yacht clubs, a resort in West Virginia owned by its governor – heres who got PPP loans College Football in Coronavirus Quarantine: On this day in CFT history, including Ohio State releasing its response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations The sports world, including college football, had essentially screeched to a halt in the spring as countries around the world battled the coronavirus pandemic. As such, there was a dearth of college football news as the sport went into a COVID-induced hibernation.  Slowly, though, the game is coming back to life.  Hopefully. © Getty Images That being said, we thought it...
    Bonafide film star! Tom Cruise has outlined popular culture for many years by his motion pictures and marriages, so Us Weekly is looking again on the movie icon’s profession, private life and extra. The actor was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in New York in July 1962. After turning into involved in appearing as a baby, he landed his first onscreen position in 1981’s Countless Love. Cruise went on to star in numerous blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, main a number of franchises and incomes multiple Academy Award nomination. A few of his notable work contains Mission: Not possible, High Gun, Dangerous Enterprise and Jerry Maguire. The Rain Man star additionally grew to become identified for doing his personal stunts in his motion motion pictures. “He’s too previous for these...
    The first trailer for David Ayer’s next film, The Tax Collector, has dropped online. The movie features Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto in the lead roles. The two men in the film are, as the title suggests, ‘tax collectors’. But not for a bank, because that might be a boring premise. These two collect the profits from local gangs for the mob boss Wizard in LA. Also, the two men are dressed sharply. It is always cool to see Shia in a role that justifies his acting calibre. Here, too, it seems like the actor has sunk deep into his character. Bobby, an actor with very few credits, gets the opportunity of a lifetime. He looks handsome and acts...
    Country rocker Willie Nelson is set to perform at Joe Biden’s virtual fundraiser on Monday. Willie Nelson will join singer Robert Earl Keen as well as politicos including former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, and former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and the daughter of ex-Texas Governor Ann Richards. Biden supporters are expected to pay between $250 and $100,000 to view the Internet broadcast. The “On the Road Again” singer has been a great booster of Democrats over the years. Nelson performed at a Beto O’Rourke rally and was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Nelson has also been politically active for open borders and pot legalization. Last year, the 86-year-old hit making country star canceled...
    The Washington Post tried to push back on President Donald Trump’s claim that the most dangerous cities in America are run by Democrats – but the graph provided largely proved Trump’s point. Trump said Wednesday that “every one” of  America’s “20 most dangerous” cities “are Democrat run.” WaPo’s analysis headline wrote that “Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t.” The article, however, did not provide a single city run by a Republican in the top 20 most violent cities per capita. According to data WaPo gathered to disprove Trump, 19 of the 20 cities with the most violent crime per 10,000 residents are run by Democrats. The lone city on the...
    (UPI) — Former President Barack Obama, Taylor Swift and more are set to appear on Pride Live’s third annual Stonewall Day 2020 virtual event taking place Friday on Logo’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The event will run from 12:45 p.m. EDT to 3 p.m. EDT and will help benefit LGBTQ advocacy groups that are facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including The Ally Coalition, Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin@ Coalition and Trans Lifeline. Obama will give a special message to the LGBTQ community. Ellen DeGeneres, Cynthia Erivo, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Christian Siriano, George Takei, Donatella Versace, Lilly Wachowski, Richard Branson, Jonny Beauchamp, Valentina Sampaio, Dustin Lance Black, Blossom C. Brown, Chelsea Clinton, Luke Evans, Valeria Jarrett, Stella Maxwell, Imara...
    (UPI) —  Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Shakira will perform during an upcoming benefit concert for COVID-19 relief. Global Citizen and the European Commission shared plans in a press release Monday for Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert. Global Goal will take place Saturday to help highlight the disproportionate impact coronavirus (COVID-19) has on marginalized communities. The virtual event is hosted by Dwayne Johnson. Cyrus, Bieber and Quavo, and Shakira will perform, along with Coldplay, Usher, Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson and Yemi Alade. Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal...
    Garth Brooks is hitting the road in a very unique way. The country superstar announced on “Good Morning America” Thursday he will host a concert event at 300 drive-in theaters across America beginning June 27. Tickets go on sale on June 19 and will cost $100, which accounts for one passenger car or SUV. There will only be 250-300 tickets available per drive-in. “I am so excited to get to play again,” the 58-year-old said in a statement. “This drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community. This is old school, new school, and perfect for the time we are in.” GARTH...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Alexis Johnson figures she wasn’t the loser when the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said she couldn’t cover protests triggered by George Floyd’s death. Her readers were - denied the perspective of a black woman with family roots in law enforcement working in her hometown. Nobody anticipated it would lead to a staff revolt and become a national story, part of an extraordinary week where the news media’s sluggishness in building diverse newsrooms became part of the national conversation. Editors lost jobs at The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Bon Appetit magazine and the Refinery29 website. While each case had many factors, diversity is the common bond. TOP STORIES Seattle bans police officers from schools Officer in George Floyd...
    The top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stan Wischnowski, was forced to resign over the weekend over outrage stemming from an article that declared, "Buildings Matter, Too." In the shadow of George Floyd's tragic death two weeks ago, violence and looting have plagued cities nationwide. Thousands of businesses have been looted, set on fire, and completely destroyed by agitators exploiting racial tensions. Last Tuesday, the Inquirer published a column highlighting the heartbreaking impact of the violence. The column was titled, "Buildings Matter, Too." The headline generated immediate backlash, forcing the newspaper's leadership to issue an apology. "The Philadelphia Inquirer published a headline in Tuesday's edition that was deeply offensive. We...
    The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor has resigned after staffers complained about a “deeply offensive” headline that was published earlier in the week. Stan Wischnowski, who worked for the Inquirer for two decades, published an article about the looting and destruction that came as peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd gave way to violent riots and looting in major cities nationwide — Philadelphia included. The article’s headline read, “Buildings Matter Too.” (RELATED: Philadelphia Inquirer Apologizes For Telling Protestors ‘Buildings Matter, Too’) Philadelphia Inquirer top editor forced to resign after publishing piece with ‘Buildings Matter’ headline. Was with paper 20 years; led team to Pulitzer; doubled minority staff. Apologized for ‘Buildings Matter, Too’ headline. ‘Deeply offensive.’ https://t.co/eY0sOsgfiG — Byron York...
    The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor is resigning after a staff uproar over a “Buildings Matter, Too” headline that ran on an article lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody, according to reports. Stan Wischnowski, 58, stepped down Saturday as executive editor at the Inquirer – one of the country’s most prominent newspapers – which has struggled as journalism has tried to adapt to the digital age. The day after the headline ran Wischnowski and senior editors posted an apology on the paper’s website, calling it “offensive” and saying it never should have run. NY TIMES REVOLT OVER REPUBLICAN OP-ED FORCES PAPER TO BACK DOWN "The headline accompanied a story on the future of Philadelphia’s buildings and...
    PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests denouncing police brutality against people of color, the paper announced Saturday. The newspaper said Stan Wischnowski, 58, was stepping down as senior vice president and executive editor. The Inquirer had apologized for a “horribly wrong” decision to use the headline, “Buildings Matter, Too,” on a column Tuesday about looting and vandalism on the margins of protests of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis at the hands of a white police officer. TOP STORIES Democrats know their time grows short Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Bowser praises D.C. protesters; gatherings around White House continue into evening The...
    The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests denouncing police brutality against people of color, the paper announced Saturday. The newspaper said Stan Wischnowski, 58, was stepping down as senior vice president and executive editor. The Inquirer had apologized for a “horribly wrong” decision to use the headline, “Buildings Matter, Too,” on a column Tuesday about looting and vandalism on the margins of protests of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis at the hands of a white police officer. The backlash came as The New York Times was widely criticized for publishing an opinion piece by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton advocating the use of federal troops to quell the protests. About...
    (CNN)The top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer has stepped down from his role after the newspaper published an article with the headline "Buildings Matter, Too," last week, according to an internal memo sent to newsroom staff and obtained by CNN.Stan Wischnowski, has worked for the Inquirer for 20 years and has been its executive editor for a decade, according to the memo from publisher Lisa Hughes. He is also senior vice president.Wischnowski's last day will be June 12, Hughes said in the memo.A successor for the executive editor position has not been named.Wischnowski's resignation follows uproar from Inquirer staff over the headline of an article published on Tuesday about concerns that historical buildings could be damaged during protests over the...
    Stan Wischnowski, the executive editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, has resigned following twenty years working at the organization after the newspaper ran the headline “Buildings Matter, Too” on an architecture critic’s column drawing attention to the negative consequences of damaging property and buildings. The Inquirer reported that the executive editor announced his resignation “days after discontent among the newspaper’s staff erupted over a headline on a column about the impact of the civil unrest following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.” The newspaper’s publisher told staff in a memo that they will “look both internally and externally for a second leader who embodies our values, embraces our shared strategy, and understands the diversity of the communities we serve.”...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Inquirer’s top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to businesses amid turbulent protests denouncing police brutality against people of color, the paper announced Saturday. The newspaper said Stan Wischnowski, 58, was stepping down as senior vice president and executive editor. The Inquirer had apologized for a “horribly wrong” decision to use the headline, “Buildings Matter, Too,” on a column Tuesday about looting and vandalism on the margins of protests of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis at the hands of a white police officer. TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Black Voices for Trump coalition praises President Trumps support for African Americans Trump shatters personal Twitter record: 200...
    (CNN)A large contingent of journalists at the Philadelphia Inquirer took a sick day Thursday to demand change at the newspaper, in the wake of the paper's decision to print an article headlined "Buildings Matter, Too." Organizers told CNN that 44 journalists of color out of 57 in the Inquirer's newsroom -- which make up just over a quarter of the Inquirer's 213 journalists, according to Evan Benn, the paper's director of special projects and editorial events -- signed an open letter to their editors late Wednesday afternoon.In explaining their decision to call out "sick and tired" Thursday, they said they've spent "months and years" working to gain the public's trust, only to see it "eroded in an instant by careless,...
    The Washington Post appeared to forget to change a Twitter headline about the jobs report numbers Friday morning. The U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May and saw unemployment numbers fall to 13.3% amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, data from the Bureau of Labor indicates. WaPo appeared to expect far worse, publishing a search engine optimization headline that claimed a “grim milestone to be reached with unemployment rate expected to be close to 20 percent.” WaPo shared an inaccurate headline about May’s jobs reports Friday. (Screenshot Twitter The Washington Post) The publication’s post went up on Twitter with that headline alongside a caption noting that “jobless rate unexpectedly declined.” WaPo did not immediately respond to a request for comment...
    Journalists at The Philadelphia Inquirer staged a partial walkout Thursday in outrage at a headline over the George Floyd protests that twisted the name of the group Black Lives Matter to read, “Buildings Matter, Too.” “On June 4, we’re calling in sick and tired,” stated a letter signed by at least 44 “Journalists of Color of The Philadelphia Inquirer.” “Sick and tired of pretending things are OK,” added the letter, tweeted by many of those stating they were staying home in protest. “The carelessness of our leadership makes it harder to do our jobs, and at worst puts our lives at risk.” The headline — comparing the vandalism to buildings to the international outrage sparked by police-custody deaths — appeared...
    Dozens of Philadelphia Inquirer journalists called out sick on Thursday, demanding the paper make major reforms after it published a headline widely seen as insensitive amid ongoing protests. "On June 4, we're calling in sick and tired," read an open letter from the paper's "journalists of color." "Sick and tired of pretending things are OK. Sick and tired of not being heard." NY TIMES WRITERS IN 'OPEN REVOLT' AFTER PUBLICATION OF COTTON OP-ED, CLAIM BLACK STAFF 'IN DANGER' The letter, reportedly signed by more than 40 employees, was sent to the paper's leadership after it published a front-page article lamenting the damage rioters were inflicting on Philadelphia's buildings. The headline, which read "Buildings Matter, Too," prompted an apology from the editors. They blamed the...
    Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ripped the New York Times for its front-page headline about President Trump’s announcement that he might deploy the US military to quell riots across the country over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. In response to the pressure, the New York Times changed the headline. The president threatened to invoke an 1807 law to use the country’s armed forces unless the nation’s governors take forceful steps to control the rallies that have sometimes turned violent and devolved into looting, arson and attacks on the police. Moments after his remarks, protesters were cleared from St. John’s Episcopal Church and the president and top administration officials walked through Lafayette Park to the historic place of worship. The uproar...
    The New York Times faced an overwhelming backlash from Democratic lawmakers and liberal members of the media over its front-page headline that may have been too favorable towards President Trump. During a Rose Garden address on Monday, Trump threatened to use military force to quell the riots that have broken out following the death of George Floyd if governors and mayors don't take enough action. The Times print editor Tom Jolly previewed the front of Tuesday's paper attempting to summarize the day's events. "As Chaos Spreads, Trump Vows to 'End It Now,'" the top headline read with various images from the protests. CNN'S DON LEMON SAYS 'WE ARE TEETERING ON A DICTATORSHIP' FOLLOWING TRUMP'S GEORGE FLOYD ADDRESS However, the front-page cover sparked...
    There is no doubt that George Floyd’s death and the riots which followed in 147 cities nationwide proved to be a deeply disturbing series of events for every American, and likely for those in other nations which consider the U.S. to be the bulwark of freedom and sanity. Meanwhile, the evolving situation is subject to interpretation by the media as major news organizations offer timelines, nonstop live updates and special presentations — even as a new poll reveals that only 9% of Americans have a great deal of trust in the press. See today’s Poll du Jour at column’s end for the numbers, complete with partisan breakdown. Meanwhile, a few choice headlines from the last 24 hours: TOP STORIES Chattanooga...
    BERLIN (AP) — Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios will play exhibition tennis matches in Berlin in July. With professional tennis shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Friday one exhibition event will run from July 13-15 on grass at Steffi Graf Stadium. The other is on a hard court in a hangar in the city’s closed Tempelhof airport from July 17-19. Each of the Bett1 Aces tournaments will feature six men and six women and there will be 200,000 euros ($222,000) in total prize money. Thiem, Zverev and Kyrgios will be joined by Jannik Sinner for the men’s events. Two more players will be announced later. Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens, Julia Goerges and Andrea Petkovic will be...