Up to 150 black presenters and high-profile figures signed a letter urging the corporation to overturn its decision to back a complaint against the BBC Breakfast TV host. The BBC’s editorial complaints unit said Ms Munchetty, 44, broke rules while discussing remarks by US president Donald Trump that she said were “embedded in racism”. The group, […]
Late-Night Hosts Blast Trump's Response to New Zealand Shootings: He's a 'Product of White Supremacy'
Several late-night hosts began their weeks by addressing the March 15 mosque shootings that left 50 people dead in Christchurch, New Zealand — and they were none too pleased by President Trump’s response to the tragedy. Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers all criticized Trump on Monday night, particularly after he wrote off the […]
State of the Union Rescheduled, Stacey Abrams to Give Democratic Response — Which Shows Are Preempted?
President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address has been officially rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, to be held at the U.S. Capitol. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Tuesday. The State of the Union was originally scheduled for Jan. 29, but […]
Enlarge (credit: Tony Webster / Flickr) A Facebook executive was the target of a swatting hoax that resulted in armed police briefly detaining him and searching his home as they investigated a false report of an active shooting and hostage situation involving pipe bombs, officials with the Palo Alto, California, Police Department said. The incident […]
Climate scientists are roasting Trump over his response to his own administration’s climate-change report
Associated Press/Susan Walsh Climate scientists are responding to President Donald Trump’s comments on the fourth National Climate Assessment — a publicly reviewed, congressionally mandated climate assessment put together by 13 government agencies and a team of 300 experts. On Monday, Trump was asked by reporters about the assessment — specifically the economic impact — to which […]
It was fun while it lasted. We had a good run, but nobody could have seen this coming. The start of summer used to mean the beginning of the social season — Christmas parties, barbecues, and beers in the sun. These were a few of my favourite things. Unfortunately, I have to hereby announce my […]
Sarri’s unbeaten Chelsea leapfrogged Liverpool into second after their 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Alvaro Morata struck either side of an Andros Townsend equaliser, with Eden Hazard providing the assist for the second on his return to the side. Pedro converted from Marcos Alonso’s cross with 20 minutes left to seal the […]
California and 18 other states plan to formally vent their grievances over the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels on Friday. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have called for public comments on the matter, with the deadline taking place at the end of this week. […]
Getty Images/Business Insider The US has pledged “appropriate actions” against the people it is now connecting to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that the US has “identified at least some of the individuals responsible, including those in the intelligence services, the Royal Court, the foreign ministry, and other […]
US penalties against Saudi Arabia over the alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi may never be implemented. But just in case, the oil-rich kingdom has threatened to hit back using several effective weapons. Washington pledged ‘severe punishment’ if the Saudis ordered the killing of Khashoggi, a Saudi-born journalist, who disappeared nearly two weeks […]