The second season of 13 Reasons Why begins with a hybrid PSA and mature content disclaimer, with the show’s leads addressing the camera to warn that the series “tackles tough, real world issues, taking a look at sexul assault, substance abuse, suicide, and more.” They caution that “if you are struggling with these issues yourself, this series may not be right for you, or you may want to watch it with a trusted adult” and urge anyone who needs to talk to someone to reach out for help. This trigger warning is, at least in part, in response to controversy and backlash surrounding the first season of the show. About a teenage girl named Hannah (Katherine Langford) who commits suicide and leaves behind a series of tapes explaining how the people in her life led her to that point, the first season culminated in the graphic depiction of Hannah slitting her wrists to take her own life. Many, including mental health professionals, warned that such a realistic … [Read more...] about The ‘13 Reasons Why’ Graphic Sexual-Assault Scene: Did the Show Go Too Far Again?
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Westpac Banking Corp.'s board stood behind its management team on Friday, offering embattled chief executive Brian Hartzer some respite from mounting criticism over allegations of a breach of money-laundering laws, including failing to detect payments linked to child abuse. Chairman Lindsay Maxsted said the board was "truly sorry," two days after the lender was sued by Australia's financial crimes agency for 23 million breaches of the laws, one of the worst cases brought globally in recent years. The agency has said the systemic breaches were the result of "indifference by senior management and inadequate oversight by the board." Westpac has since come under fire from politicians, pension funds and shareholder groups. Australia's second-largest lender responded on Friday by instituting an independent inquiry and implicitly backing Hartzer, 52, who has pledged to lead the response. "The notion that any child has been hurt as a result of any failings by Westpac is deeply distressing," … [Read more...] about Westpac ‘unreservedly’ apologizes for links to child abuse funds
On Monday night, Rudy Giuliani appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, where he has taken up semipermanent residence. Earlier in the day, three congressional committees had issued Giuliani with subpoenas for documents and records relating to his role in the Ukraine scandal. Hannity asked if he would agree to testify to Congress. “Oh, I don’t know. I’m weighing the alternatives,” Giuliani said, stroking his chin. “I’ll get all my evidence together. I’ll get my charts. I don’t know. If they let me use videotapes and tape recordings that I have—if they let me.” Then he changed the subject. Think for a moment about what Giuliani said. By his own account, he not only took part in an effort to persuade a foreign government to investigate a political rival of the President—Joe Biden—but also recorded at least some of this activity on videotape and audiotape. He’s even got charts. It’s almost as if … [Read more...] about Rudy Giuliani Is a One-Man Wrecking Crew
close Video Biden stumbles in latest Democrat primary debate 2020 Democrat Joe Biden spars with Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker on his relationship with the black community. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Dems hustle to separate black voters from Biden - Hearings done, House plots next steps on impeachment - Trump says Pompeo may run for Senate - Get your hooves didWaPo: “[Pete] Buttigieg and [Cory] Booker were just two of the Democratic candidates fanning out across Atlanta and the South on Thursday, following Wednesday’s contentious debate in that city, in an increasingly urgent effort to court black voters. The multiple events highlighted a puzzle central to the Democratic primary: Can anyone chip away at black voters’ support for former vice president Joe Biden — and if not, what does it mean for the Democrats’ chances? … Thursday … [Read more...] about Dems hustle to separate black voters from Biden