On Tuesday, FNC host Tucker Carlson opened his program with a monologue reacting to the Highland Park, IL shooting by criticizing the anticipated Democrat and media reactions. However, he said there was a reluctance to consider a possible connection between prescription drugs and shootings like Highland Park. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: Amazingly, it was just over a week ago that Joe Biden singlehandedly ended gun violence in the United States. How did you miss that? Well, you probably were distracted by all the other amazing things Joe Biden is doing, like making air travel more efficient and winning the war in Ukraine. So, you probably weren’t paying attention on June 25th when a law called the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act was signed and it, true to its name, was, in fact, bipartisan. Fashionably liberal Republicans like John Cornyn helped write it. So, the question is, will it live up to the second half? Will it make communities safer? Emphatically yes, said Joe … [Read more...] about Carlson: Is There a Connection Between Prescription Drugs, Mass Shootings?
In a sit-down interview with ABC News’ “Nightline,” attempted President Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley, Jr. touched on his crime, his remorse, and current gun laws in the United States. Hinckley, who has been released from federal supervision for two weeks after serving more than 40 years for shooting Reagan and three others in 1981, acknowledged to ABC News that he was “totally depressed” and “estranged” from his family at the time of his attempted assassination. “It was in ways like a suicide attempt, just saying, ‘This is it. This is the end of my life,'” Hinckley said of his state of mind in 1981. In the wake of recent mass shootings in the country, such as Highland Park, Hinckley thrust his support behind background checks and waiting periods for those wanting to purchase a gun. “I certainly don’t think the mentally ill should have access to guns. I mean, that’s kind of obvious,” Hinckley advised. “Background checks are good, and waiting periods are good. I think … [Read more...] about Reagan Shooter John Hinckley: ‘There’s too Many Guns in America’
Former President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that she believes her uncle knew the Proud Boys were armed and going to “escort him” into the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Anchor Joy Reid said, “Knowing Donald Trump as you do, what do you think he might have done if he had gone to the Capitol?” Trump said, “I’ve been thinking about that a lot because it doesn’t make sense if Donald thought for a second he was going to be in harm’s way. Quite honestly, when I first heard months ago he was going to go to the Capitol, I didn’t think it was true because he’s such a physical coward. But then we hear he knows the people are armed. We know the Proud Boys, and Oath Keepers were on board from the very beginning.” She continued, “My speculation at this point is he knew they were going to be there to escort him into the building where he would make his play on the floor of Congress. Again, it’s speculation. I can’t think of any other scenario in … [Read more...] about Mary Trump: I Think Donald Trump Knew Proud Boys Were Going to ‘Escort Him’ into Capitol on 1/6
Fox News co-host Jeanine Pirro said Wednesday on her show ‘The Five” that the father of the man who has now confessed to the murders resulting from the mass shooting at the Highland Park, IL Fourth of July parade was also criminally “culpable.” Pirro said, “They could’ve prosecuted that kid early on, or they could’ve gotten him the mental health he needed. His father was culpable. His father said he sponsored him in order for him to get a gun. In order for him to sign off for that kid to buy a gun under the age of 21, he had to answer questions about this kid’s mental health. Everyone knew about this kid living with a kid. He tried to commit suicide. He is alone or in isolated. You know the kind of music he is singing and other crazy stuff that he is drawing. That’s when I am looking at a social media.” She added, “So I think that the parents are in deep legal trouble as well they should be. I think that the police have to stop saying there’s nothing we could have done. We did … [Read more...] about FNC’s Prior Says Father of the July 4 Parade Shooting Suspect ‘Culpable’
Google’s hapless content moderation process for YouTube has begun flagging horror videos as “for kids,” cutting off creators from setting the rating of the videos as ages 18 and above. One horror video marked as appropriate for children is a fake government broadcast urging viewers to kill their families after a successful invasion of America. Ars Technica reports that Google’s content moderation process has made yet another error, this time flagging horror videos as “for kids” and preventing creators from changing the age range to 18 and up. One example comes from the horror series Local58TV , created by Kris Straub . Sundar Pichai CEO of Google ( Carsten Koall /Getty) The YouTuber checked his account over the weekend to find that his not-for-kids content was picked up by YouTube’s moderation AI and marked as for kids. congrats @youtube on the decision to auto-designate @LOCAL58TV ’s “show for children” as FOR KIDS despite my having set it as inappropriate … [Read more...] about Protect Your Children from Google: YouTube Marks Horror Videos as ‘For Kids,’ Won’t Let Creators Change Rating
The latest social media trend has convinced young adults to dress in Rat Pack-esque suits and pose in formation with steeple hands, sometimes with a banana in their breast pockets. These throwback and somewhat bizarre scenes are part of #GentleMinions, a social media trend inspired by the film "Minions: The Rise of Gru," which has become an instant hit with young people worldwide. The animated comedy, a spinoff from the "Despicable Me" franchise, stars a gaggle of banana-yellow, gibberish-spouting rascals who assist an antihero - known for his steeple hand gestures - in his mischievous plans. The star actor, Steve Carell, reprises the titular role. The latest Minions installment has made more than $195 million at the global box office, according to ComScore. Universal Pictures, which distributes the film, attributes at least part of the financial success to its sharply dressed, young fan base: Over the weekend, it told suited moviegoers in a tweet with a heart-shaped emoji that … [Read more...] about #GentleMinions trend of suited-up teens irks – and amuses – moviegoers