Politics

Twitch (temporarily) bans Donald Trump’s channel

Over the past few days, Twitch has banned Dr. Disrespect and other popular streamers amid a social media campaign that outed users for sexual harassment and abuse. On Monday, Twitch continued its crackdown, banning President Donald Trump from the popular livestreaming platform. But, the suspension wasn’t due to accusations of sexual assault, and the ban isn’t permanent — it’s a temporary suspension. When reached for comment, a Twitch spokesperson said the company suspended Trump for… Read the rest

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Trevor Noah makes powerful speech about the 'common thread' between police killings

Protests against police brutality have now passed their third weekend, and show no signs of slowing. But even as more and more people lend their support in real life as well as in digital campaigns, more people are dying. On Friday, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back by Atlanta police at a Wendy’s drive through, with videos of the incident being shared widely online. His death has since been declared a homicide.… Read the rest

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Regina King talks about protesting and ways to make systemic change happen

“I’ve finally gotten to a place where I’m clear as to what it is that I need to do to make changes.” Those are the words of Academy Award-winning actor Regina King, responding to a question from Jimmy Kimmel about her reaction to the police brutality protests currently sweeping America and the wider world. The protests were sparked following the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody after a former officer knelt on… Read the rest

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'Silence is the biggest crime:' Jimmy Fallon discusses his blackface sketch and learning to be anti-racist

A very sober Jimmy Fallon fronted the camera from his home on Monday evening for the first time since a 2000 blackface sketch resurfaced online during the Tonight Show’s week-long Memorial Day hiatus. Fallon offered an unqualified apology last week, but given he returned to screens as the U.S. is gripped by protests against police brutality and systemic racism, he acknowledged the moment called for more than jokes and celebrity video calls. “Seeing what is… Read the rest

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John Oliver debunks Trump's claim that voting by mail leads to 'massive fraud'

The concept of voting by mail is probably something you’ve heard quite a bit about recently. Most likely from the president, who keeps banging on about it on Twitter in big, shouty all-caps. But does voting by mail actually lead to the “massive fraud” he’s suggesting it does? Here to break it all down is John Oliver — whose monologue above suggests that while the system is flawed, it’s still ultimately a crucial part of… Read the rest

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Stephen Colbert slams Trump's dismissive response to scientific advice about coronavirus

To listen to the experts, or not to listen to the experts? “Right now our country is in the middle of a fierce debate about listening to medical experts, or diving like a drunken frat boy into the gullet of a crocodile,” says Stephen Colbert in the clip above, “which has led to a lot of family debates like this…” Cue a dubbed scene from The Empire Strikes Back, featuring a disgruntled Darth Vader telling… Read the rest

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Trump's 'census' ads certainly seem like they violate Facebook's rules

Facebook failed us again. It’s allowing Donald Trump to use misleading ads related to the U.S. census despite Facebook’s pledge to stop these kinds of shenanigans.  As flagged by journalist Judd Legum in his Popular Information newsletter, Donald Trump’s campaign, the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, is running ads on Trump and Mike Pence’s Facebook pages with links to the “Official 2020 Congressional District Census.”  After a close look at the ads, it certainly… Read the rest

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Trevor Noah uses R&B analogy to make a point about the Democratic debates

With the Democratic debates becoming increasingly brutal, Trevor Noah wants us all to start being a little nicer to one another. “I do think it would be cool if you could just watch debates where people just proposed what they’re gonna do, as opposed to trying to attack another person,” the Daily Show host says in the clip above. “The age-old player hating thing, you know what I mean?” To explain his point, Noah uses… Read the rest

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Here's 15 minutes of Trevor Noah cracking Joe Biden jokes

On Monday it was Bernie Sanders’ turn, and now Joe Biden is the Democratic candidate getting the Trevor Noah joke compilation treatment – starting with a clip of The Daily Host rounding up Biden’s many gaffes. “In a weird way, I feel like these gaffes are what made Biden the perfect balance to President Obama,” Noah says. “You know, cuz, er…Obama…measured…every…word. Like you could feel…him…thinking…as he was, er…talking.” “But when Biden talks his brain just… Read the rest

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Here's 16 minutes of Trevor Noah gleefully cracking jokes about Bernie Sanders

Trevor Noah may have made a fair few jokes about Bernie Sanders in his time — but you can tell there’s a lot of warmth there, too. Just look at how much The Daily Show host cracks up when rewatching old footage of Sanders calling a little kid dumb (jump to 5:40), and try to tell us Noah doesn’t love him really. In the clip above, we get 16 minutes of all Noah’s best jokes… Read the rest

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