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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hollywood: Paramount's Brad Grey Is Merely Collateral Damage In An Industry That’s Figuring Out How To Survive.


By Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 20, 2017

It's one of the worst-kept secrets in journalism that most public figures play a role in creating their obituaries. They don't decide the wording of the stories or even the angles such final assessments take; but prominent people usually grant major newspapers interviews about their lives and careers, often multiple times over the years, and in doing so subtly shape how they'll be perceived.

Such luminaries as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, not to mention local heroes like Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep, probably have already had conversations with The New York Times and other publications about their work and experiences — exit interviews, as it were, long before their exits ever take place.


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In Powerful Speech, San Diego Bishop Challenges Organizers To Disrupt, Rebuild


By NCR Online, Feb. 19, 2017

MODESTO, CALIF. It took all of six minutes for San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy to rouse a crowd of nearly 700 community organizers and social justice "protagonistas" by calling them to become disrupters and rebuilders amid current American politics.
The speech, 20 minutes in length but interrupted nearly two dozen times by cheers and applause, took head on key policies of the early presidency of Donald Trump.


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Italy's Anti-Discrimination Chief Quits After Gay Sex Club Scandal


By Yahoo, Feb. 20, 2017 
ROME (Reuters) - The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office resigned on Monday after accusations that government funds meant to promote diversity projects and tackle racism had been earmarked for gay sex clubs masquerading as cultural centers.

Francesco Spano quit just hours after an investigative TV program showed his department had authorized funding of up to 55,000 euros ($58,400) each for at least three such clubs.
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Is Angelina Jolie Done With Hollywood? And Does Hollywood Even Care?


By Telegraph, Feb. 20, 2017

Angelina Jolie's first public statement on her divorce from Brad Pitt occurred not on Entertainment Tonight, nor in the pages of a glossy magazine. Rather she expressed her feelings sat barefoot and cross-legged in a tent in Cambodia, where her interviewer wasn't Jimmy Fallon, but a journalist from the BBC World Service.

Avoiding traditional means of celebrity press is nothing new for the actress (this was a woman who avoided the Jay Lenos of the world for politically-fuelled sit-downs with Charlie Rose and Jon Stewart in her prime), but it was yet another indication of the Hollywood-averse Angelina Jolie of today.


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Trump Explains Odd Rally Reference To Sweden Terror Attack


By USA Today, Feb. 19, 2017

Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article gave an incorrect title for Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.

Plenty of people were puzzled Sunday after President Trump, at a Florida rally a day earlier, seemed to reference an incident in Sweden that happened Friday — including the Swedish government.

The Swedish Embassy in Washington reached out early Sunday to the State Department to find out what Trump meant, since neither the Swedish Foreign Ministry nor the Scandinavian country's national police were aware of a terror-related attack, the Dagens Nyheter newspaper reported.


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Wikileaks Is 'Very Happy' About Fake News: Julian Assange


By CNET, Feb. 19, 2017

"What is special about WikiLeaks is that it's not just another damn story, it's not just another damn journalist putting their damn byline, advertising themselves and their position on another damn story."

That's the assessment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who appeared in Sydney over the weekend (albeit via video link) for a wide-ranging discussion on the failings of modern media, the power of leaked information and why WikiLeaks is happy to court scandal.


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Black Conservative Under Ben Carson Fired After Op-Ed Critical Of Trump Surfaces


By The Blaze, Feb. 19, 2017

Shermichael Singleton, a senior adviser in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, was fired from President Donald Trump’s administration Wednesday after it was revealed he had once written an op-ed for The Hill in which he suggested conservatives had a moral obligation to “stand up to Trump.”

Singleton, one of the few black conservatives in the Trump administration according to The New York Times, had been employed at HUD since January but was summarily released after his op-ed was discovered during the vetting process. He was helping prepare Ben Carson, expected to be confirmed to lead HUD later this month, for a cross country tour at the time of his termination.


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Americans Brimming With Optimism On The Economy


By The Hill, Feb. 19, 2017

A strong majority of Americans say the U.S. economy is running strong, and most believe the upward trend will continue under President Trump, according to a Harvard-Harris poll provided exclusively to The Hill.

The survey found that 61 percent view the economy as strong, against 39 percent who say it is weak.

A plurality, 42 percent, said they believe the economy is on the right track, versus 39 percent who said it is on the wrong track.

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The Terrifying ISIS Sleeper Cells of Mosul


By The Daily Beast, Feb. 19, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq—The “My Fair Lady” restaurant was making a brisk trade when the suicide bomber stepped into the open-fronted eatery flanking a busy roundabout in east Mosul and detonated the explosives strapped around his waist. The blast swept through the cavernous interior, killing staff and guests enjoying a lunch of kebab, salad, and soup in one of the city’s most famous restaurants.


The owners had defiantly reopened the My Fair Lady, or Sayidati al-Jamila in Arabic, soon after the so-called Islamic State was forced from the east bank of the Tigris, which bisects the city and now forms a natural barrier against the jihadists. With a reputation for good food, and occupying a prime spot in the bustling Zuhour neighborhood, it quickly became popular with locals and security personnel alike, in the process also attracting attention of the wrong kind.


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Leon Panetta, Ex-CIA Chief: Intel Community 'Absolutely Not' Withholding Data From White House


By Washington Times, Feb. 19, 2017

U.S. intelligence officials are “absolutely not” withholding the nation’s most classified secrets from President Trump, a former spy chief said Sunday.

“I have never had intelligence officers, who have a responsibility to provide full information to the president and to other leaders in the country, ever withhold a piece of intelligence,” former CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “It’s something that certainly hasn’t occurred when I was there, and I doubt whether it’s happened this time.”


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Milo Yiannopolous Clarifies His Position On Pedophilia


By Facebook, Feb. 20, 2017

I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.

I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers. I've outed three of them, in fact -- three more than most of my critics. And I've repeatedly expressed disgust at pedophilia in my feature and opinion writing. My professional record is very clear.


But I do understand that these videos, even though some of them are edited deceptively, paint a different picture.


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TSA Allows Several JFK Passengers To Bypass Security Checkpoint


By NY Daily News, Feb. 21, 2017

No lines. No waiting. And no TSA screeners.

Eleven passengers strolled through a security lane without being screened at Kennedy Airport early Monday after Transportation Security Administration agents left the area unsupervised, law enforcement sources said.

Instead of following protocol and notifying Port Authority cops, it took the TSA two hours to tell police about the frightening breach, the sources add.
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Loud Muslim Call To Prayer In Times Square As Muslims Protest Trump, Shout 'Allahu Akbar!' (VIDEO)


By The Gateway Pundit, Feb. 19, 2017

Muslims and Muslim sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter, Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump.

Loud Muslim Call To Prayer In Times Square As Muslims Protest Trump, Shout ‘Allahu Akbar!’ (VIDEO)

Cristina Laila Feb 19th, 2017 8:14 pm 910 Comments


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Judd Apatow Denounces Trump in Epic Stand-Up Set: ‘I Feel Like I’ve Just Been Raped’


By The Daily Beast, Feb. 19, 2017

Before Judd Apatow was the ultra-successful producer of movies like Anchorman, Bridesmaids, and this year’s Sundance hit The Big Sick, all he wanted to be in life was a stand-up comedian. After 30 years of writing, directing and producing some of the best TV and film comedy of his generation, he has finally achieved that goal.

Introducing his mentor at a stand-up show to promote their HBO series Crashing at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles Saturday night, Pete Holmes joked that you might recognize Apatow from HBO’s Young Comedians Special. He was referring to the 1992 stand-up showcase that also featured Ray Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Bellamy and others. But unlike those comedians, Apatow had to wait until he was close to 50 years old before reaching headliner status as a comedian.


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