Donald Trump just found out how it feels to be slandered by the powerful and he doesn’t like it. After powering his way to the presidency with innuendo, slander, and lies, Trump was painted as a sexual pervert, corrupt businessman, and Russian pawn in an explosive dossier published by BuzzFeed . None of the claims have been proven, as BuzzFeed noted at the time. Some, like a purported meeting between Trump’s attorney and the Russians, have been proven false since publication. BuzzFeed was no doubt motivated to publish the dossier because it believed it was telling truth to power. But now Trump is using BuzzFeed’s decision to try to delegitimize the entire press as “fake news.” No one has done more to spread fake news than Trump, from promoting birther nonsense to retweeting false crime statistics to giving interviews to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones . This provides an opportunity to cut through the sickening situational ethics of the past few months. If it was … [Read more...] about Trump Gets a Taste of His Own Medicine With Ugly, Unproven Allegations
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BREAKING OVERNIGHT… ASSASSIN GUNS DOWN JAPAN’S SHINZO ABE… Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Shot Dead During Speech Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reportedly shot Friday during a campaign speech for a Japanese liberal Democratic Party candidate in the city of Nara. He later died from the injuries, according to multiple reports. Shinzo, 67, collapsed at around 11:30 a.m. and was immediately transported to the hospital, where he went into cardiopulmonary arrest, NHK World-Japan reported. The hospital announced his death at around 5:00 a.m. (eastern time), according to NBC News. He died from excessive bleeding at the Nara Medical University after a team of 20 medical professionals were unable to save his life, police said a news conference Friday, according to CNN. The bullet was borrowed deep enough to reach to his heart. Dr. Hidetada Fukushima, an professor of emergency medicine, said Abe suffered from two gunshot wounds and showed no vital … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: Former Prime Minister Shot, Killed At Campaign Rally
If you’ve been paying attention to nutrition headlines lately, you may have noticed a recent lawsuit that claimed that Skittles — the colorful candies of “taste the rainbow” fame — were “unfit for human consumption” because of the presence of a “known toxin” called titanium dioxide. The class-action lawsuit, filed July 14 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, said that Mars Inc., the maker of the candies, had “long known of the health problems” the chemical compound posed, and that it had even publicly committed in 2016 to phase the substance out of its products. Yet, according to the complaint, the candy company “flouted its own promise to consumers” and continued to sell Skittles with titanium dioxide, posing a “significant health risk to unsuspecting consumers.” But what is titanium dioxide, exactly? And should you be concerned about it in your candy — or in any other food, for that matter? Here’s what we know. What is titanium … [Read more...] about A Lawsuit Claims Skittles Are Unfit for Consumption. Experts Weigh In.
It was March 1 and Vladimir Putin was feeling invincible. Russian advancements in intercontinental ballistic missile modernization, maneuverable-trajectory hypersonic missiles, and even a nuclear-fueled cruise missile carrying a nuclear payload, the Russian president boasted, would make short work of America’s antiballistic missile defenses. In case there was any ambiguity to Putin’s fiery Kremlin address, Putin underscored his point— Russia can hold any U.S. city at risk in the event of a conflict —with an animated video showing a Sarmat missile strike on Florida, home of Donald Trump’s cherished Mar-a-Lago resort. “Sarmat is a very powerful, mighty weapon,” Putin said. “Due to its characteristics, nothing, not even prospective antiballistic missile systems could be an obstacle for it.” Putin’s speech followed on the heels of two Trump administration steps with significant implications for the nuclear balance of terror. In December, the administration released a strategy … [Read more...] about How John Bolton Helped Kickstart the New Nuclear Arms Race