Guess who said it: Tucker Carlson or a far-right shooter | Nathan Robinson

The Fox New hosts nightly diatribes are making the US an ever more terrifying place for immigrants and people of color Its not surprising Tucker Carlson doesnt think white supremacy is a threat to the United States. Its easy not to notice a problem when the problem is you. Speaking on his show, Carlson encouraged viewers not to think about racism, saying that every minute youre angry about race is a minute youre not thinking about class, which is of course the real divide in this country. If I were Tucker Carlson, I wouldnt want people to think about racism either. If they did, they might start to notice that Carlsons rhetoric about non-white people has long been virtually identical …

Wild oversharing comic Phoebe Robinson: ‘I do dumb things. That’s who I am!’

Is the fringe ready for the brash standup who used to get paid in nachos and chicken wings? We meet one half of 2 Dope Queens as she fills her shoes with sweat What does Phoebe Robinson want to see when she arrives at the Edinburgh fringe? Just tons of dudes smuggling their bangers and mash in their kilts. Observational comic, astute social critic, signee of a deal with ABC studios, bestselling author (2 Dope Queens (the podcast duo turned HBO stars), Robinson has a philosophy: that comedy thirsty, uninhibited, occasionally gross, with riffs on Googling David Bowies penis size after learning he has died can be a force for good. At Edinburgh, Robinson will tour her show, called Sorry, …

‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been recommended it while on tour and loved it so much, he began posting stills from the show on Instagram with clumsy attempts at London slang (real bod man). When he found out it had been cancelled, he decided to bring …

The Wrong Way to Talk About a Shooter’s Manifesto

Less than 20 minutes before a mass shooting in El Paso that left 20 people dead and dozens more wounded, the alleged gunman appears to have published a manifesto on 8chan, the notorious internet forum. If verified, it will be the third such document to accompany a mass shooting since March. Previously, manifestos were published by the alleged Christchurch shooter, who killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in March, and the gunman who opened fire and killed one person at a synagogue in Poway, California, in April. They, too, used 8chan to deliver their epistles of hate. Both times, and now again with El Paso, extremism researchers have pleaded the same case: Don’t amplify the message. It’s …

Ads for ultra-violent satire The Hunt pulled in wake of US mass shootings

Promotion for movie, in which humans are hunted for sport, is stalled after El Paso and Dayton killings and studio reported to be rethinking strategy TV ads for The Hunt, an ultraviolent political satire in which elites stalk and kill deplorables, have been pulled in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. A poster for the The Hunt. Photograph: Universal Pictures Original Article : HERE ;

Here’s how reporters are covering the aftermath of an anti-Latino hate crime

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. We need more of this: CBS has been calling Saturday’s shooting “the worst attack on Latinos in modern American history.” On the “CBS Evening News,” correspondent David Begnaud visited a local Catholic church and interviewed residents. “We’re not all rapists and animals” the way “someone has depicted us,” Ruben Torres told Begnaud. These two headlines from the Los Angeles Times also caught my attention: “For Latinos, El Paso is a devastating new low in a Trump era” and “‘We were safe until he started talking’: El Paso residents respond to President Trump.” Both stories featured local voices …

Requiescat in pace: Finland’s Yle radio axes Latin news show after 30 years

Public broadcaster cancels weekly summary Nuntii Latini as original presenters retire Finlands public broadcaster Yle has ended its weekly Latin language news bulletin, after three decades on the air, the broadcaster announced. Since its debut in 1989, Nuntii Latini has offered a five-minute summary of the weeks national and foreign news in the classical language. In later years the show was also made available online, garnering it around 40,000 listeners around the world, including some from the Vatican. The last bulletin was broadcast on June 14, and detailed the agreement between the US and Mexico on immigration, talks between the presidents of China and Russia and the end of the Latin programme, which post ferias aestivas non continuabuntur (will not …

What’s with all the wimpy, disappointing men on TV right now?

From Fleabag to Always Be My Maybe, the new wave of great female characters are getting such terrible love interests. Why? Theres a scene in the Netflix romcom Always Be My Maybe in which Sasha, Ali Wongs straight-talking, successful celebrity chef, watches her high school crush Marcus (Randall Park), a dope-smoking slacker who still lives with his dad in his mid-30s and plays in the same band he always did, bang out a song about tennis balls. Shes cheering wildly. A decade ago, this type of romantic setup would have contained all the chemistry of a bloated ShamWow. But this is 2019, and here the disappointing, underachieving male is not simply in a supporting role on TV, hes a proper …

Farewell, Jessica Jones: the last woman standing in the Marvel-Netflix era

With Marvels owner, Disney, preparing its own streaming service, Netflix is throwing in the towel. But Krysten Ritters street-level superhero always did know how to have the last word Marvels sprawling legion of big-screen heroes managed to bounce back from not been so lucky. Netflixs experiment with Marvel characters ends today with the launch of the third and final season of Jessica Jones, the hard-living private eye played by Krysten Ritter whose uncanny abilities include hugely enhanced strength and nuclear-level eye-rolling. It pulls the plug on a headlong universe-building exercise that, from a seemingly standing start, produced an impressive 12 seasons of TV in just four years, encompassing the overlapping adventures of blind butt-kicker Daredevil (three seasons), bulletproof charmer Luke …

Fox News stands by Laura Ingraham after she defends white supremacist, other extremists on her prime time show

New York (CNN Business)Fox News on Friday afternoon stood by Laura Ingraham after she defended a white supremacist and several other fringe people who have been banned or disciplined by large social media companies. “Facebook now, what do they monitor? Quote, hate? That sounds good until you realize hate,” Ingraham said. “And these are some of the people they’ve shunned.” “It’s people who believe in border enforcement, people who believe in national sovereignty,” Ingraham added. The graphic included Paul Nehlen, a white supremacist who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 and 2018. Nehlen, who refers to himself as “pro-white,” has had his racism and anti-Semitism well documented. In April, for instance, he appeared on a podcast and admitted to wearing a …

Black Mirror: post your questions for creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones

Fresh from the success of Bandersnatch, the minds behind the twisted series will be answering readers questions. What would you like to ask them? Keeping up with the frenetic pace of modern life is a tall order for any show, but one that Black Mirror has never struggled with. Since its launch in 2011, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Joness twisted anthology series has gained a reputation as TVs most timely programme, a Twilight Zone for our tech-addled age. From artificial intelligence to social media pile-ons and the rise of populist politicians, Black Mirror has predicted many of our thoroughly modern moral panics before they came to pass. It has pushed technological boundaries of its own too, with If youre having …

Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton dies aged 51

Singleton, who was the first African-American to be nominated for the best director Oscar, led a resurgence in mainstream black film-making in the 1990s John Singleton, who became both the first African American and the youngest-ever film-maker to be nominated for the best director Oscar, has died aged 51. Deadline. This was an agonising decision, one that our family made, over a number of days, with the careful counsel of Johns doctors. Born in Los Angeles in 1968, Singleton released the incendiary Boyz n the Hood in 1991 and its portrayal of gang violence and the drug epidemic made an immediate impact. It was a commercial success, made stars out of lead actors Ice Cube (who was already well-known for …

Fox News: how an anti-Obama fringe set the stage for Trump

The election of Americas first black president marked a tipping point on the road to becoming a mouthpiece for Trump Shortly after died in 2017, was speaking to conservative host Donald Trump eight years later would go on to be regarded as Ailes greatest triumph: an apex of the politics of grievance, largely rooted in race and nationalism, that investigation provided the most comprehensive view to date of the relationship between Fox News and the Trump White House, unpacking with fresh details how the network transformed from a conservative-friendly news channel to a mouthpiece of the president. As Fox News contended with the ensuing fallout, another firestorm unfolded: two of the networks primetime hosts Tucker Carlson, among Trumps most vocal …

UK online pornography age block triggers privacy fears

Government to confirm launch date of nationwide age block on pornographic content The government will next week confirm the launch date for a UK-wide age block on online pornography as privacy campaigners continue to raise concerns about how websites and age verification companies will use the data they collect. The plan for implementing the Open Rights AgeID: The problem is youre giving all your data to the pornographic equivalent of Mark Zuckerberg: This is what I like, this is who I am, and these are all of the sites Ive visited. AgeID has previously said it believes there is a market of up to 25 millions Britons for its age verification system, suggesting it believes around half of British adults …

Is Meghan Markle too modern for the British press? | Jane Martinson

There is a growing sense in much of the UK media that the princess is not one of us Seventeen years ago, I was pregnant in New York and some lovely friends held a baby shower. One American mate bought me some tiny Gucci bootees: I still have them, pristine and boxed, as a memento of a lovely, mad time. I remembered them when I read some of the reactions to the trip to New York by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, when her not just generous, but wildly wealthy, friends such as Serena Williams and the Clooneys coughed up a reported 330,000 for a baby shower in a top Manhattan hotel. No public money was spent on Meghans party, unless …

Maria Ressa’s arrest spells more trouble for press freedom in increasingly illiberal Asia

(CNN)The arrest of Maria Ressa, a Time Person of the Year, award-winning journalist and frequent critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has renewed fears for the future of press freedom in the southeast Asian nation and around the region. Rappler’s reputation Despite frequent verbal attacks and obstacles raised by the Duterte administration, Rappler is admired for its fearless reporting on the country’s deadly war on drugs and scores of other issues with the current government, including its treatment of opposition politicians. In the light of its uncompromising record, Ressa’s arrest has been widely seen by human rights and journalist activist groups as a warning shot to the press. “Rappler is a giant here, their body of work is really something,” …