It certainly seems like it. Things didn’t go so well the last time he interviewed Trump, though. Swan faced a ferocious backlash in 2018, labelled a “bootlicker” and called “grotesque” for the way he handled the president’s admission that he wanted to end automatic citizenship for immigrant children born in the US. In the interview, Swan smiled widely as Trump confirmed the news, and, as the New York Times put it, his tone-deaf delivery on Twitter (“excited to share”) left him open to criticism that he “favours access over accountability”. Despite landing a string of exclusives, including being the first to reveal the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, Swan was pigeon-holed as the kind of inside-the-beltway reporter who cares more about the scoop than the audience. … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Swan, the reporter who grilled Trump? And what do kangaroos have to do with it?
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America is being overrun by coronavirus because its narcissistic President has put his personal ego before doing his job – from spewing his dangerous 'cure' theories to trashing his top medical experts if they dare to speak the truth and boasting inanely about his covid news conference TV ratings. … [Read more...] about PIERS MORGAN: President Trump’s painfully deluded train-wreck HBO interview proved he hasn’t just lost control of the coronavirus – he’s lost control of reality
Ammonium nitrate: the fertilizer behind many industrial accidents Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said was the cause of the Beirut blast, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer that has been the cause of numerous industrial explosions over the decades. … [Read more...] about Sifting Beirut’s rubble for bodies: Over 100 people are killed and thousands hurt after ‘welder’ sparks warehouse fire that ignited 2,700 tons of highly explosive chemicals ‘seized from a ship’ causing 3 kiloton blast – a fifth the size of Hiroshima bomb
Reade’s story may be impossible to verify, but this is the case with the vast majority of sexual assault allegations. It is nearly always a case of “he said, she said” – and it is nearly always the “he’ that is automatically believed. The #MeToo mantra “Believe Women” doesn’t mean that women never lie; it means that our systems of power are biased towards believing men never lie. It means that it takes decades of allegations and scores of women coming forward for powerful men like Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Cosby to be brought to justice. All the mantra means is that you shouldn’t automatically disbelieve women. … [Read more...] about Why has the media ignored sexual assault and misbehaviour allegations against Biden?
France's President, Emmanuel Macron, issued tweets in French and then in Arabic. "I express my brotherly solidarity with the Lebanese people after the explosion," Macron said, adding that French aid and resources had already been dispatched towards Beirut. … [Read more...] about Condolences pour in for Lebanon after Beirut blast