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cnn-logoCNN Selectively Edits Police Shooting Victim’s Sister’s Words to Protesters

In a classic case of media bias by omission, CNN took extra care Monday to leave out a crucial part of their reports on the Milwaukee police shooting. After a black police officer fatally shot Sylville Smith Sunday, after he refused to put down his gun, riots and violence ensued in the city. Smith’s family was eager to talk to the media and his sister Sherelle had a message that should have been covered and condemned by the media. Instead, CNN decided to air her words but curtail them before they became controversial.

bbc logoBBC accused of sexism over ‘gendered’ Great British Bake Off icing

The BBC has been accused of sexism over the colour of icing given to men and women on the Great British Bake Off.

The baking show has incurred the wrath of viewers, who accused it of using “gendered” colours unnecessarily.

nbc logoNBC Executive: Donald Trump Is ‘Toxic And Demented’

Donald Trump will have a negative effect on the country long after his time in the political spotlight is over, an executive who worked with him at NBC argues.

Bob Greenblatt — the chairman of NBC Entertainment since 2011 who was there during Trump’s last four seasons as the host of “The Apprentice” — said the Republican nominee is “toxic.”

“The sad state of affairs thanks to a pompous businessman turned reality TV star (whose show consistently ran LAST in its time period, by the way) who thinks speaking his mind is refreshing,” Greenblatt wrote on his private Facebook page this week. “It’s actually corrosive and toxic because his ‘mind’ is so demented.”

the guardian logoMy replacement should be a woman, says UN secretary general

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, has said a woman should lead the United Nations for the first time since it was established more than 70 years ago.

As he nears the end of his second five-year term, Ban said that “it’s high time now” for a female secretary general after eight men at the helm.

brampton guardian logoLiberals move to reassure Canadians on terrorism

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is to be in Montreal Monday where he is to talk about how the government is moving ahead with a program designed to reach out to those who are vulnerable to radicalization in order to nip in the bud suspected terrorist plots like the one in southern Ontario last week.

Goodale is to visit a Montreal centre devoted to preventing radicalization that leads to violence. He is expected to speak broadly about the program but details aren’t expected until a later date.

Last week, he stressed the importance of identifying those who are open to radicalization and finding the right way to prevent situations such as the death of a man in Strathroy, Ont., who was suspected of planning a terrorist attack.

isisGrotesque Islamic State fanatics BOIL six people in TAR after accusing them of being spies

The sinister execution was carried out in public at an ISIS command centre in al-Shora, Iraq, as a depraved ploy to “incite fear among citizens”.

The six victims, from Mosul, were accused of being spies for the Iraqi government before they were mercilessly slaughtered.

librarian shushLibrarians ‘contend with the oppressors within’ at diversity conference

“Each of us must develop the capacity to recognize and contend with the oppressors within, as well as to value and nurture the aspects of ourselves that yearn for liberation,” a handout for the conference suggests, later posted to the NDLC website.

“Our social world is blanketed with interlocking oppressions like sexism, racism, homophobia, ableism, [and] classism, and individuals experience these oppressions in different ways depending on the context,” it continues. “Sometimes people experience multiple oppressions at one time, while in other instances they are both oppressed and have certain privileges.”

weirdoUNM warns staff that terms like ‘crazy,’ ‘psycho’ can ‘stigmatize’ colleagues

The one-hour training deals with a bevy of issues, such as advising participants “to support colleagues with psychiatric issues by avoiding the careless use of terms that may stigmatize,” with “crazy,” “psycho,” “schizo,” and “bipolar” all offered as examples of language to avoid.

The training course also tackles gender discrimination issues and mandates that faculty and staff “support gender neutral restrooms and affirm that individuals may use whichever bathroom that aligns with their gender identity,” according to the Daily Lobo.

black_olives_matter_tshirtEpic Troll Behind ‘Black Olives Matter’ Billboard ‘Under Fire’ for New Merch Line

“It’s gone so viral. We’ve gotten calls from Australia, Spain, France, you name it,” Camuglia said.

He said that he put the slogan on hats and T-shirts because people who supported the restaurant wanted to by a souvenir of sorts from the restaurant.


3 ways NDP scrubbed Alberta Oilsands website to omit “good news”

The two versions of the website look almost the same and if you weren’t already familiar with the website, you may not notice the changes. But the archived version from April 2015, just one month before the NDP took power, is more fact laden and more positive than today’s current incarnation.