Quebec politician says criticism of Canadian hockey player Comtois is 'anti-francophone racism'

A Quebec politician says Instagram insults against Canadian world junior hockey team captain Maxime Comtois are "anti-francophone racism." Parti Québécois Interim Leader Pascal Bérubé used Twitter to share his feelings after Comtois was hit hard with criticism after missing on a penalty shot during overtime in a 2-1 loss to Finland in the world junior championship quarter-finals […]

George Conway’s ‘actions are horrible’: Eric Trump goes off against Kellyanne Conway’s husband after fiery criticism

John Moore/Getty Images Eric Trump, President Donald Trump’s son, railed against attorney George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, on Twitter. Conway has routinely tweeted messages that broadly conflict with the Trump administration’s political agenda. Trump described Conway’s actions as “horrible” and disrespectful. Eric Trump, an executive of the Trump Organization and President […]

Ajit Pai faces rare criticism from GOP senator on rural broadband failures

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during an FCC oversight hearing held by the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) US Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) yesterday blasted the Federal Communications Commission, saying it has failed to prevent budget cuts in funding for rural broadband. “It has been […]

Strictly Come Dancing 2018: 'You NEED harshness' Judy Murray addresses Shirley criticism

Tennis coach and television personality Judy Murray took part in hit reality competition Strictly Come Dancing in 2014, and excelled at the variety of ballroom dancing. The 59-year-old was paired up with the BBC series’ long-running professional dancer Anton du Beke, and managed to get all the way to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom for a dance […]

‘Erotic spasm’: Lib Dem leader Cable’s saucy criticism of Brexiteers EU pull-out technique

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable will tell his party members that Brexiteers such as Boris Johnson are willing to allow “years of economic pain” to enjoy the “erotic spasm” of leaving the EU, in his conference speech on Tuesday. Cable, who will use the rather graphic depiction of Brexiteer MPs’ attitudes towards the UK’s impending […]

Verizon tries to douse criticism, touts “priority access” for first responders

Enlarge / Cal Fire firefighters monitor a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Verizon officials were contrite and apologetic during a California State Assembly committee hearing that was convened Friday to examine mobile Internet throttling experienced by firefighters during recent blazes. “We […]

China’s Xi says his propaganda is ‘absolutely correct’ while facing criticism over trade war

REUTERS/Jason Lee Chinese President Xi Jinping says his propaganda has been “absolutely correct,” and that propaganda workers are trustworthy amid mounting criticism of the trade war with the US. The growing trade conflict is causing rifts within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey doubles down on his criticism of Facebook and YouTube while defending Alex Jones’ right to keep tweeting (TWTR)

NBC Jack Dorsey doubled down on his criticism of Facebook and YouTube for removing Infowars host Alex Jones. In a new interview with NBC News, the Twitter CEO said his peers had been “inconsistent” in their handling of Jones. He defended Jones’ right to keep tweeting, despite Twitter freezing the conspiracy theorist’s account for seven […]

Trump’s sharp criticism of NATO’s newest member has a point, but his comments are playing right into Russia’s hands

Reuters President Trump added to his criticisms of NATO just days after a summit with the alliance’s leaders. Trump expressed skepticism about Montenegro and called its people “very aggressive.” Montenegro is a southern European country far from Russia with a military of only 3,400 troops. Russia strongly objected to it joining NATO and reportedly tried […]