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New York Times Reporter Accused of Making Racist and Inappropriate Comments

Times executive editor Dean Baquet addressed the 2019 controversy in an email.

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Donald McNeil Jr. has served as the New York Times’ go-to reporter on the coronavirus pandemic. However, the veteran journalist is under scrutiny from the Times top brass over accusations that McNeil made wildly offensive and racist comments while leading a student trip.

The Daily Beast reports that in 2019 McNeil accompanied a student group to Peru, which focused on community-based health care in the region.

After the trip was over, the Times reporter repeatedly made racist and sexist remarks throughout the excursion, including, according to two complaints, using the “n-word.”

Following the incident, plenty of the participants wrote about the incident giving details of what took place with McNeil.

“I expect immediate action on the actions taken by Donald. I am deeply disappointed about the New York Times because of the comments he made during our trip. I think firing him would even be appropriate,” one participant wrote.

“Not only did Donald say various racist comments on numerous occasions, but he was also disrespectful to many students during mealtimes and in other settings,” another wrote in their review.

“I would change the journalist. He was a racist,” a third person wrote. “He used the ‘N’ word, said horrible things about black teenagers, and said white supremacy doesn’t exist.”

Times executive editor Dean Baquet addressed the 2019 controversy in an email. “I authorized an investigation and concluded his remarks were offensive and that he showed extremely poor judgment, but it did not appear to me that his intentions were hateful or malicious,” Baquet wrote.

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Alex Jones Must Pay $4.1M in Compensatory Damages

Jones will pay the amount to the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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InfoWars’ Alex Jones has been in court this week to decide the damages in one of the host’s three lawsuits from Sandy Hook families. On Thursday, a jury determined Jones must pay $4.1 million in compensatory damages, per Mediaite

Jones will pay the amount to the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The jury’s decision is another win for the victims’ families after Jones has stated the massacre was a hoax. 

“I can’t even describe the last nine and a half years, the living hell that I and others have had to endure because of the recklessness and negligence of Alex Jones,” Neil Heslin said following the verdict.

“It’s fear for your life,” Scarlett Lewis said. “You don’t know what they were going to do.”

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble oversaw the trial and asked Jones what amount of damages the InfoWars host viewed as fair; Jones stated anything more than $2 million would plunge the company.

Despite this verdict, Jones isn’t done with his court appearances as he has two more defamation trials, one in Austin and another in Connecticut.

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Keith Olbermann: NewsNation is ‘Nick At Nite’ for Ex-Cable News Hosts

NewsNation “since you and billions of others haven’t seen it”, as Olbermann said, “is a kind of Nick At Nite for ex-cable news hosts.”

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NewsNation has taken shots recently for their hiring of Chris Cuomo and their reported courtship of Bill O’Reilly, and Keith Olbermann took the latest swing at the network on his podcast Wednesday.

Olbermann read part of the report linking O’Reilly to the fledgling network as a possible contributor and joked about its low viewership.

NewsNation “since you and billions of others haven’t seen it”, as Olbermann said, “is a kind of Nick At Nite for ex-cable news hosts. Chris Cuomo just went there, joining Dan Abrams.”

The Countdown host then joked that O’Reilly joining the organization would be a sort of best case scenario for his podcast.

“‘Billo’ back on tv on a network nobody watches but still spewing out content for The Worst Persons in the World? I am in favor of this!”, Olbermann said, insinuating that O’Reilly would continue to stay in the running for the segment while few heard his rhetoric.

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Tomi Lahren: Major Companies Pander For Fear of Being Canceled

Lahren told Ensing that most major corporations in America participated in some form of pandering that resulted in others being canceled who didn’t agree with them. 

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Outkick’s Tomi Lahren recently went one-on-one with an Instagram influencer who claims that she was canceled for her conservative views. 

Amanda Ensing told Lahren that she struck a deal with makeup brand Sephora but was canceled when they realized that she was a vocal conservative. 

Ensign said that Sephora got mad when she tweeted about the Jan. 6 riots. The tweet in question was posted on the same day that unrest was happening at the Capitol. 

“The left: I hate it here. America is embarrassing. Only we can riot & loot. Defund the police. Just do what the government tells you & don’t ask questions,” the tweet read. “The right: Let’s fight for freedom. We love the USA. Defend the Constitution. We support our Military & Law enforcement.”

Ensing told Lahren that she had previously been very quiet when it came to politics, but she became fed up watching and listening to pundits on the other side speak their minds. 

“I’ve seen the left in the industry push all of these lies, and propaganda and they hate America,” Ensing said. “So, when you call them out based on their hate for America and their words and their actions, they get mad about it, they’re like little toddlers.” 

Lahren told Ensing that most major corporations in America participated in some form of pandering that resulted in others being canceled who didn’t agree with them. 

“Even in 2020, any influencer that spoke out that rioting and burning was not okay, you were canceled, you were shut down, it was justified like it was reparations,” Ensing said. 

Lahren added that she’s had conservations with well-known liberals like Trevor Noah who did not want to be seen with her in public because of her conservative views. 

“The same thing with Charlamagne Tha God, you can’t even be friends with people anymore if the cancel culture mob goes after one person. People are so quick to throw you out and throw you under the bus,” added Lahren.

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