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President Joe Biden personally congratulated a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer for saving lives of victims of Hurricane Ian in southwest Florida. However, the Coast Guard hero said he is about to be discharged because of Biden’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccine order for the U.S. military.

On Thursday, there were areas ravaged by Hurricane Ian that were only accessible by aircraft. Coast Guard members flew to the coastal areas destroyed by the Category 4 hurricane from the air station in Clearwater, Florida.

For more than eight hours, the teams ventured into the hurricane-ravaged areas in Fort Myers and Naples – where they rescued 15 people and several pets.

One of the Coast Guard heroes is rescue swimmer and aviation survival technician second class Zach Loesch. He reportedly kicked through a wall to pull out a disabled woman and her husband – who were marooned in their storm-smashed home.

“I’m just trying to smile and be happy and show up to them as a light at the end of their dark day,” Loesch told WFLA. “A lot of them are desperate and need help and in despair. Everything they know is gone, and when they’re leaving with us it may be the last time they see their house.”

President Biden personally congratulated Loesch for his bravery in rescuing helpless people stranded in southwest Florida.

“I told him how proud of him I was and thanked him for all the work he and his Coasties are doing to save lives,” Biden said.

The White House added, “The President thanked them for saving lives and asked for a report on the work that continues to rescue Floridians. He also asked if they needed any additional support that he can provide to accelerate successful rescues; they indicated they have gotten what they need to execute their vital mission.”

However, Loesch is reportedly one of the dedicated federal employees who are being discharged from their jobs over the Biden administration’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for the U.S. military.

Loesch will reportedly be kicked out of the Coast Guard within 30 to 60 days for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Loesch said that he submitted a request for a religious exemption, but it was denied. His appeal was also denied.

Loesch allegedly told journalist Kristina Wong, “If I had asked any of the people I saved yesterday if they wanted to come with me even though I am unvaccinated, every single one of them would have said ‘yes.’ It just sucks that he thanked me yet his vaccine mandate is what’s kicking me out.”

Republican lawmakers pushed back on Biden’s mandatory shots.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) remarked, “Joe Biden said it himself — COVID is over. Yet, he is still firing our brave men and women who serve our nation, like Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Zach Loesch. Zach kicked through a wall to save an elderly couple trapped due to Hurricane Ian.”

Last month, Biden declared that the COVID-19 “pandemic is over.”

Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) told the Daily Mail, “This will cripple our ability to effectively respond to the next natural disaster if the Biden Administration doesn’t reverse course. We need more service members like Zach Loesch who put their life on the line to save others – not less. And with the military’s current recruiting crisis, these skills will be extremely difficult to replace.”

As of September 2022, there are 2,632 members of the Coast Guard who are not fully vaccinated.

Last month, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of approximately 1,200 Coast Guard members against the Biden administration for denying religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

You can watch some of the extraordinary rescue missions accomplished by the Coast Guard in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian below.

  • I just watched some of the rescues of people that were taken up into a Helicopter and it really brought tears to my eyes. They were taking a few things and some of them were taking their pets. Come on people, this is the USA and the Coast Guard, etc. are doing everything to help these people. This is not a time to play politics. I am so proud of the rescuers and the people too as I know they hated to leave their homes but were so glad to be rescued. God Bless
    All the people helping and everyone that cares. Patricia

  • John says:

    Typical two-faced demonic fraudulently elected,sick pedophile,hair sniffing, criminal loving Democrat woketard “JOE BIDOLF” if I was that guy he was going to fire cuz he wouldn’t take his Biden genocidal death shot, I’d ask for a special visit with him at the anti White House, and the rest would be history, a well-trained martial artist, or military Soldier doesn’t need a weapon to kill a child predator and communist domestic terrorist.

  • Guido says:

    Way to go and thanks to all the rescuers. Drop the mandates!



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    Hunter Biden Laptop Bombshell: Elon Musk Releases Internal Documents



    Twitter CEO Elon Musk released information through journalist Matt Taibbi Friday afternoon showing that Twitter was working in conjunction with then-Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s team, removing tweets that team Biden wanted deleted.

    Musk said that he decided to release the information because it was “necessary to restore public trust” in the platform after it censored the New York Post’s bombshell report about Hunter Biden’s laptop just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

    Musk quote retweeted Taibbi’s multi-tweet thread on Twitter, writing: “Here we go!!”

    Taibbi began by explaining that the company was “slowly forced to add … tools for controlling speech [that] were designed to combat the likes of spam and financial fraudsters.”

    “Slowly, over time, Twitter staff and executives began to find more and more uses for these tools. Outsiders began petitioning the company to manipulate speech as well: first a little, then more often, then constantly,” Taibbi said. “By 2020, requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine. One executive would write to another: ‘More to review from the Biden team.’ The reply would come back: ‘Handled.’”

    “Celebrities and unknowns alike could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party,” Taibbi continued. “Both parties had access to these tools. For instance, in 2020, requests from both the Trump White House and the Biden campaign were received and honored. However: This system wasn’t balanced. It was based on contacts. Because Twitter was and is overwhelmingly staffed by people of one political orientation, there were more channels, more ways to complain, open to the left (well, Democrats) than the right.”

    The New York Post published “BIDEN SECERT EMAILS” on October 14, 2020, a report about the laptop belonging to Biden’s son.

    “Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be ‘unsafe,’” Taibbi continued. “They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography.”

    “White House spokeswoman Kaleigh McEnany was locked out of her account for tweeting about the story, prompting a furious letter from Trump campaign staffer Mike Hahn, who seethed: ‘At least pretend to care for the next 20 days,’” Taibbi continued. “This led public policy executive Caroline Strom to send out a polite WTF query. Several employees noted that there was tension between the comms/policy teams, who had little/less control over moderation, and the safety/trust teams.”

    “Strom’s note returned the answer that the laptop story had been removed for violation of the company’s ‘hacked materials’ policy,” he continued. “Although several sources recalled hearing about a ‘general’ warning from federal law enforcement that summer about possible foreign hacks, there’s no evidence – that I’ve seen – of any government involvement in the laptop story. In fact, that might have been the problem…”

    “The decision was made at the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, with former head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde playing a key role,” he continued. “‘They just freelanced it,’ is how one former employee characterized the decision. ‘Hacking was the excuse, but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn’t going to hold. But no one had the guts to reverse it.’”

    “You can see the confusion in the following lengthy exchange, which ends up including Gadde and former Trust and safety chief Yoel Roth. Comms official Trenton Kennedy writes, ‘I’m struggling to understand the policy basis for marking this as unsafe’,” Taibbi continued. “By this point ‘everyone knew this was f***ed,’ said one former employee, but the response was essentially to err on the side of… continuing to err.”

    “Former VP of Global Comms Brandon Borrman asks, ‘Can we truthfully claim that this is part of the policy?’” Taibbi continued. “To which former Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker again seems to advise staying the non-course, because ‘caution is warranted.’”

    “A fundamental problem with tech companies and content moderation: many people in charge of speech know/care little about speech, and have to be told the basics by outsiders,” Taibbi continued. “In one humorous exchange on day 1, Democratic congressman Ro Khanna reaches out to Gadde to gently suggest she hop on the phone to talk about the ‘backlash re speech.’ Khanna was the only Democratic official I could find in the files who expressed concern.”

    “Gadde replies quickly, immediately diving into the weeds of Twitter policy, unaware Khanna is more worried about the Bill of Rights,” Taibbi continued. “Khanna tries to reroute the conversation to the First Amendment, mention of which is generally hard to find in the files.”

    “Within a day, head of Public Policy Lauren Culbertson receives a ghastly letter/report from Carl Szabo of the research firm NetChoice, which had already polled 12 members of congress – 9 Rs and 3 Democrats, from ‘the House Judiciary Committee to Rep. Judy Chu’s office,’” the thread continued. “NetChoice lets Twitter know a ‘blood bath’ awaits in upcoming Hill hearings, with members saying it’s a ‘tipping point,’ complaining tech has ‘grown so big that they can’t even regulate themselves, so government may need to intervene.’”

    “Szabo reports to Twitter that some Hill figures are characterizing the laptop story as ‘tech’s Access Hollywood moment’,” the thread continued. “Twitter files continued: ‘THE FIRST AMENDMENT ISN’T ABSOLUTE’ Szabo’s letter contains chilling passages relaying Democratic lawmakers’ attitudes. They want ‘more’ moderation, and as for the Bill of Rights, it’s ‘not absolute.’”

    “An amazing subplot of the Twitter/Hunter Biden laptop affair was how much was done without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, and how long it took for the situation to get ‘unf***ed’ (as one ex-employee put it) even after Dorsey jumped in,” Taibbi continued. “While reviewing Gadde’s emails, I saw a familiar name – my own. Dorsey sent her a copy of my Substack article blasting the incident.”

    “There are multiple instances in the files of Dorsey intervening to question suspensions and other moderation actions, for accounts across the political spectrum,” Taibbi continued. “The problem with the ‘hacked materials’ ruling, several sources said, was that this normally required an official/law enforcement finding of a hack. But such a finding never appears throughout what one executive describes as a ‘whirlwind’ 24-hour, company-wide mess.”

    “It’s been a whirlwind 96 hours for me, too,” he continued. “There is much more to come, including answers to questions about issues like shadow-banning, boosting, follower counts, the fate of various individual accounts, and more. These issues are not limited to the political right.”

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    Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Hospitalized with Pneumonia



    Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has been hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia but is “responding well,” his office said Friday.

    The 54-year-old Holcomb was diagnosed with pneumonia after going to a doctor on Thursday believing he was ill with the flu, according to his press secretary, Erin Murphy.

    “Out of an abundance of caution he was admitted to the hospital and he’s responding well to treatment,” Murphy said in a statement.

    Murphy didn’t immediately respond to questions about where Holcomb was hospitalized and how long he could remain there.

    Holcomb had been scheduled to travel to southern Indiana for an awards presentation on Friday, but the governor’s office announced Thursday morning without explanation that the event had been postponed for a week.

    Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said she had been in contact with Holcomb’s staff on Friday.

    “It’s good to hear the Governor is resting well and responding to treatment,” Crouch said “I will be praying for a speedy recovery for him.”

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    New York AG Chief of Staff Resigns Amid Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations



    The chief of staff for New York Attorney General Letitia James, considered one of her most trusted advisers, has resigned and is being investigated in connection with separate sexual harassment allegations.

    The New York Times reported that Ibrahim Khan was accused of inappropriate touching and unwanted kissing by at least one woman. James has reportedly hired a law firm to investigate the allegations.

    One of the women who filed a complaint was told on Friday that her allegation of inappropriate touching and unwanted kissing had been substantiated, the Times report said.

    “The Office of Attorney General has protocols in place to thoroughly investigate any allegation of misconduct,” James’ office said in a statement without naming Khan. “The office takes these matters with the utmost seriousness, and this situation is no different. An independent, impartial investigation was conducted, and the employee has since resigned.”

    Khan worked as a spokesperson for James’ campaign for New York City public advocate in 2013 before becoming her chief of staff. Before that, he worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

    Fox News Digital has reached out to Khan for comment.

    James was elected to a second term as attorney general in November. The resignation came about a year after her office issued a report on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s alleged misconduct with women. Cuomo resigned over the scandal and has accused James of politicizing the investigation.

    The inquiry concluded that Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women. Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing.

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    Here’s Why November’s Seemingly Positive Jobs Numbers Are Actually a Massive Red Flag



    A number of economists from across the political spectrum took Friday morning’s unexpectedly strong jobs report as a sign that inflation would stay high despite the Federal Reserve’s aggressive campaign of interest rate hikes this year.

    The U.S. added 263,000 jobs in November, shattering investor expectations and remaining stubbornly persistent despite high interest rates — pushed up by the Fed — that typically blunt demand for labor and ease inflation, according to CNBC Friday. Jason Furman, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama, took to Twitter following the report, noting that wages grew at 6% over the past three months, a measure he estimated was consistent with 5% annual inflation — more than twice the Fed’s 2% target.

    “Strong nominal wage increases won’t make the Fed’s goal of reducing consumer price inflation any easier,” Bob Hughes, a senior researcher at the American Institute for Economic Research, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Continued payroll gains amidst a tight labor market are likely to sustain upward pressure on [average hourly earnings] and support elevated inflation.”

    Inflation came in below expectations in October, at 7.7% annually, and has been cooling slowly since peaking at 9.1% in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some economists have been concerned that if the Fed continues to push interest rates higher, the U.S. will be unable to achieve a “soft landing,” where inflation can be tamed without a recession, according to Yahoo Finance.

    “You can’t understate how huge this [wage data] is,” said Furman on Twitter. “I was allowing myself to get more hopeful about a soft landing … but this pretty much dashed that hope.”

    Hughes noted that job openings fell slightly in October, and willingness to cut jobs was increasing, both of which were signs that wage growth might ease.

    “I wouldn’t give up hope for a soft landing quite yet,” said Hughes. However, “if labor demand remains strong, wages continue to rise rapidly, and inflation stays elevated, then the Fed will need to stay aggressive, and hopes for a soft landing fade.”

    Another point of concern was the discrepancy between the “establishment” and “household” surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Heritage Foundation economist E.J. Antoni told the DCNF. The former polls businesses’ payrolls and counts people multiple times if they have more than one, while the latter polls households and does not repeatedly count one person with multiple jobs, according to the BLS.

    “Since March, the two surveys have seen a massive and unprecedented divergence of 2.7 million people,” said Antoni. “One reason is double counting in the establishment survey, with over 900k of the jobs added in the last year being double counting, not additional people employed.”

    Antoni noted that the manufacturing sector in particular, which contracted significantly last month, was poised for layoffs. Antoni argued that weakness in manufacturing typically forecasted weakness for the rest of the economy.

    “When the data don’t tell you what you want to hear, you have to listen,” Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times, tweeted Friday in response to Furman. “I was a lot more optimistic about near-term inflation at 8:29 this morning than I am now.”

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    Biden Prepares to Kill Mine, Hobbling Green Agenda and Costing State Billions in Potential Revenues



    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended prohibiting the operators of Southwestern Alaska’s Pebble Mine from disposing of waste material in the nearby Bristol Bay, a regulation that would prevent the mine from opening. However, the mine could generate billions in revenue by producing minerals that are crucial in supporting the Biden administration’s “clean energy transition.”

    The EPA said Pebble Mine’s potential waste discharges would threaten nearby sockeye salmon fisheries by polluting the water and preventing the fish from spawning and reproducing, according to an agency proposal released Thursday. Despite this, the mine would extract about 1.5 billion tons of copper, molybdenum as well as other critical minerals and could deliver more than $8 billion to Southwestern Alaska, according to a report published by Northern Dynasty Minerals, the mine’s owner.

    “This isn’t just about Pebble … the precedent this is setting is frightening and will be used going forward by those wanting to stop projects and will send an absolutely chilling message to the investment world about opportunities in the U.S.,” Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found that Pebble Mine “would not be expected to have a measurable effect on fish numbers and result in long-term changes to the health of the commercial fisheries in Bristol Bay,” in its final environmental impact statement published in July 2020. However, the EPA stated that mining waste would result in the total loss of aquatic habitats important to the sockeye salmon’s survival.

    “EPA is not only taking significant tax and royalties from the citizens of Alaska but is also taking away contributions to the Permanent Fund and the dividends it provides to our people,” PLP CEO John Shively said in a statement provided to the DCNF. “In addition, EPA gives little to no consideration to the critical role copper will play in our nation’s transition to more renewable sources of power.”

    Pebble Mine is home to an estimated 80.6 billion lbs of copper deposits and 5.6 billion lbs of molybdenum, according to the Pebble Partnership’s website. Copper is highly conductive and is used to power solar panels, while molybdenum is used to construct geothermal energy facilities.

    The project could generate an estimated $1.7 billion in state tax revenue and $1.4 billion in federal taxes as the operator will pay both governments royalties in exchange for the rights to extract precious metals over a 20-year period, according to the report. The mine also sits on more than 107 million ounces of gold, which is worth $1,797.45 roughly per ounce, according to Business Insider.

    President Joe Biden wants to generate all of the country’s electricity from green energy by 2035, up from just 40% in 2020, according to a White House fact sheet. In March, Biden invoked The Defense Production Act, a Cold War Era law, in an attempt to shore up the domestic renewable energy technology supply chain which China and other hostile nations have dominated for years.

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    Dallas Cowboys QB Responds to LeBron’s Remarks About Photo of Dallas Team Owner From 1957



    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott responded Thursday to recent remarks from LeBron James about a new revelation that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was present during a racially charged, historic 1957 confrontation between white students and black high school students.

    James, the Los Angeles Lakers forward and NBA superstar, chided reporters at a press conference for quizzing him about a recent anti-Semitic scandal involving a former teammate, but not seeking his opinion on Jones. The Washington Post last week revealed that Jones, as a 14-year-old Arkansas schoolboy 65 years ago, was present when a throng of white students tried to block black kids from integrating into their school.

    Asked about James’ remarks, Prescott gracefully declined to pile on the owner of the team for which he plays.

    “Obviously we can be more empathetic and give grace to one another, regardless of race, from the times we’ve come from to where we are now, thinking about the growth we’ve had,” said Prescott, who grew up in Louisiana and played college football at Mississippi State.

    Prescott noted that his mother, who died when Prescott was in college, was white and his father is black, giving him a unique perspective on race relations in America.

    “That’s who I am, how I think – optimistic,” he said. “I mean [as] a guy who is completely biracial, black and white, it’s easy for me to speak on race on one side or another,” Prescott said.

    The jarring photo unearthed by The Washington Post is “on Jerry to address,” Prescott said. But he said what Jones has done since the photo was taken more than half a century ago is important context.

    “In the same sense, it’s 65 years ago and how times have changed,” Prescott said. “I mean, look at the man’s resumé since then, right? As I said, I give grace.”

    “I’m here for growth and giving grace and trying to make this world a better place,” he continued. “That’s who I am at my core and what I believe in. Unfortunate things come up from the past, pictures, and they show har far we’ve come, but at the same sense, they’re a reminder of how short of a time that was ago.”

    Prescott said he prefers to focus on the progress made since the time of the black and white photo, and again declined to speak for or condemn Jones.

    “That wasn’t that long ago that we were all sitting on different sides, and we weren’t together,” Prescott said. “But as I said, I wouldn’t be here if it were still that way. So I believe in grace and change. Those are questions for Jerry, for y’all, honestly, that I don’t have quite the answers for.”

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    WATCH: Climate Alarmists Blockade European Avenue — Furious Frenchman Clears the Road



    In what has become a recurring event in France, a group of climate activists recently blocked traffic on a busy road outside of Paris for about an hour.

    The group, which calls itself Dernière Rénovation (which translates to Last Renovation), formed to demand that the French government renovate “all homes by 2040” to install better energy-saving systems.

    “We have tried political discourse, we have tried scientific discourse, we have tried petitions, we have tried marches – literally everything, and to literally no effect,” said Victor, who joined the climate activism group at the end of June, according to a report by the French news outlet RFI on Saturday.

    “It’s just heartbreaking that we have to do crazy actions and annoy people, because all we have left is to try and disturb the economy to put pressure on the government,” he added.

    The protesters also wear handmade shirts and hats with the slogan, “We have 879 days left” — the apocalyptic message referring to the three years the group believes are left to avoid a climate catastrophe.

    The group was performing its moral grandstanding when one French hero decided he’d had enough.

    With, presumably, a job to get to and a family to feed, the unknown Frenchman grabbed the closest protester by the collar of his vest and casually tossed him to the side of the road, as seen in a video shared on social media.

    The giant of a man disposed of the wayward protesters with all the grace and gentleness of a mother dog relocating her pups who had wandered too close to the street.

    While many can sympathize with wanting to take action to help reduce pollution and make the world a cleaner place, this can’t come about by ending the use of fossil fuels with no viable alternative.

    We’ve already gotten a taste of what passes for a viable solar-powered vehicle, and it doesn’t exactly impress.

    This also ignores the fact that when it comes to pollution and CO2 emissions, the French housing market is hardly a factor on the global stage.

    The entire nation’s CO2 emissions are hardly a drop in the bucket compared with the largest contributor, China.

    Contributing a whopping 29 percent of the world’s energy carbon dioxide emissions, China’s output dwarfs France’s, which contributes less than 1 percent globally, according to the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research.

    China is also the top contributor to polluting the world’s oceans, topping the list of the 10 greatest contributors to plastic pollution in our oceans, according to World Atlas.

    It’s doubtful any activists are able to press their concerns about this particularly dire issue in a nation where dissent is violently crushed.

    Instead of shutting down traffic and potentially putting lives at risk if emergency medical personnel can’t reach their destinations, maybe the Dernière Rénovation activists should volunteer to clean up trash in their local communities.

    Not only would that have a more immediate and visible impact, but it also would earn them the praise of their countrymen rather than getting them unceremoniously tossed to the side of the road.

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    Florida Doctor Accused of Raping Patients During Operations Found Dead in a Ditch with a Gunshot Wound to His Head



    A cosmetic doctor in Naples, Florida, was found dead in a ditch with a gunshot to his head after he was accused of raping patients while they were sedated during medical treatments.

    54-year-old Eric Andrew Salata was accused by two of his patients of rape while they were under sedation at his medical office.

    The Naples Police Department arrested the board-certified doctor at Pura Vida medical spa on November 21.

    Salata was out on bond for about a week when the police were called on Monday for a welfare check because his ankle monitor had not moved for over eight hours.

    Police said they found him in a ditch near his home — dead from a gunshot wound to his head and a pistol resting next to his leg. They also found that he had left two notes at his home.

    One victim told police that she had been given nitrous oxide by Salata for a cosmetic medical procedure, but when she regained consciousness, she was shocked to discover the doctor having sexual intercourse with her. She contacted police and underwent a sexual assault examination.

    Another victim contacted police and gave them a similar account. She also underwent a sexual assault examination.

    The first victim was 51 years old while the other was 73 years old. Police also believe that Salata gave one victim tequila during the procedure.

    A third victim came forward to police after he was arrested over the first two alleged incidents.

    Salata was charged with two counts of sexual battery to a physically helpless person.

    The medical spa was co-owned by Salata and his wife. The social media and web pages for the business have been scrubbed from the internet.

    Here’s a local news report about the incident:

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    California Reparations: $223,000 Checks for Every Slave Descendant



    A reparations committee in California has suggested that descendants of slaves in the state could be compensated $223,200 each for ‘housing discrimination’.

    The nine-member Reparations Task Force was formed by California Governor Gavin Newsom as part of the country’s largest ever effort to address reparations for slavery.

    A focus of the California task force has been ‘housing discrimination’ – it has been estimated that it would cost around $569billion to compensate the 2.5 million Black Californians for setbacks between 1933 and 1977, according to the New York Times.

    That is more than California’s $512.8billion expenditure in 2021 – which included funding for schools, hospitals, universities, highways, policing and corrections.

    However, discussions are still underway, and the panel is continuing to consider how payments should be made – some suggested tuition and housing grants while others proposed cash.

    The task force has also identified four other causes for reparations: Mass incarceration, unjust property seizures, devaluation of Black businesses and health care.

    It has until June 2023 to submit its final recommendations to the Legislature.

    Their estimations came after the task force hosted meetings across the state to meet with members of Black communities to better understand the economic impact of slavery.

    ‘We are looking at reparations on a scale that is the largest since Reconstruction,’ task force member Jovan Scott Lewis, a professor at Berkeley, told the Times.

    One example of housing discrimination the task force has considered is Russell City, a city that once existed near the San Francisco shoreline and provided refuge to Black families fleeing violence in the Deep South.

    The task force was told by people that lived in Russell City, which has since been bulldozed, that the area was replaced with an industrial park and residents were expelled.

    One former resident, Monique Henderson-Ford, told the Times she was paid out $2,200 for her home – less than a third of what she bought it for.

    ‘Imagine if the houses were still here,’ she said. ‘We would all be sitting on a fortune.’

    The median wealth of Black households in the US is $24,100, compared with $188,200 for white households, according to the most recent Federal Reserve Board Survey of Consumer Finances, the Times reported.

    After a task force meeting in September, Newsom vetoed a bill that would have extended its life.

    The bill, which was introduced by Assembly and task force member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, would have allowed them to deliberate for an extra year until 2024.

    Jones-Sawyer hoped that it would provide time to hear more testimony, but some disliked the idea.

    ‘[The bill which would extend] is a betrayal of Black Americans,’ said Tiffany Quarles, a member of the audience during one hearing, CalMatters reported. ‘We’ve been waiting for 400 years. We do not need an extension.’

    The task force met at the California Science Center in South Los Angeles in September.

    In that meeting it spoke about the time frame across which harms should be considered, and whether payments should be made exclusively to Californians.

    It also said that it had been consulting with historians on how reparations had been paid in previous circumstances, such as after World War II.

    Its next meetings, according to its government website, are scheduled for mid-December.

    Earlier this year the task force put together a 500-page document outlining why African Americans that are descendants of 19th century slaves were due ‘comprehensive reparations’.

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    ‘Not a Red Wave’: DeSantis Explains Disappointing GOP Performance in Midterms



    During a press conference that Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis had on Thursday in Key Biscayne, he not only addressed state issues but also commented on the results of the midterm elections and the overall state of the Republican Party throughout the nation. DeSantis noted that Republicans need to be producing positive results if they want to get votes.

    The press conference was held at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park as DeSantis announced an environmental protection investment for the Bay of Biscayne, WTVJ reported.

    But as the governor took questions from reporters and spoke about other state-related issues, he was also asked about his thoughts on national politics, particularly regarding the Republican Party.

    “You certainly have your pulse on national politics and given the rumors that are swirling, I’m curious, what is your take on Mr. Trump being back in the news every day? … You enjoy a healthy Republican Party in Florida, but nationally, the Republican Party is divided. So can you elaborate for us on those two specific items? National Republican politics and your take on Mr. Trump being on the news every day… he is your resident, by the way,” a reporter asked.

    DeSantis quickly passed over the question of former President Donald Trump, simply noting that even though Trump is indeed a Florida resident, “I’ve also got 22 million others and I got to look out for everybody.”

    But moving on to the bigger question about the Republican Party, DeSantis reflected on the midterm elections.

    He noted that in Florida the Republicans knew they were going to fare well in the midterms. But once the elections got underway, there was also a quick recognition that the rest of the country was a different story.

    The governor said that after his own race had been called and he made his victory speech, some notified him that nationally, “This is not a red wave.”

    “Florida is a big win. But the rest of the country we are not seeing really good performance from a lot of these Republicans,” DeSantis said he was told when he expressed disbelief that his staff wasn’t calling the 2022 midterms a “red wave.”

    DeSantis noted that many Republicans had assumed the party was going to flip Congress and get about 245 Republican House members.

    “We’re at 222, it looks like, which is a huge underperformance,” DeSantis noted.

    “The question is, ‘Why did that happen?’ Because the way these midterms work, someone gets elected to the White House, and then there’s a reaction the other way. That’s what happens almost every two years. And especially when people are pessimistic about the direction of the country, have a negative view on Biden, usually, those voters are going to want to vote for people that are offering an alternative,” DeSantis said.

    “And yet some of those voters, throughout the country, not in Florida … even though they disapproved of Biden, even though they disapproved of the direction of the country, they still didn’t want to vote some of our candidates,” DeSantis explained.

    The Florida governor noted that it was important to look at Florida in light of the disappointing midterms for Republicans since Florida was able to carry out a “red wave.”

    “So I don’t think it’s a question, necessarily, of being divided as a party, I think it’s like, ‘Ok, how do you run and win majorities?’ And I think what we’ve done in Florida is we’ve shown that we’ve exercised leadership, we’ve not kowtowed, we’ve been willing to take on big interests,” DeSantis noted.

    “But producing results and then that ends up attracting more people to want to be on your team. And so that was not something that was happening throughout the rest of the country. But I think that we really showed, I think, how it’s done in the state of Florida and if you look about how we performed … No governor, Republican, has ever gotten a higher percentage of the vote in Florida history than we got in 2022,” DeSantis added.

    But looking to the future of the Republican Party, DeSantis did not make any comments during the press conference about the possibility of him running a presidential campaign in 2024.

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    Kayleigh McEnany Reveals Son’s Name as She and Husband Welcome Him to the World



    Fox News “Outnumbered” co-host Kayleigh McEnany announced the birth of her and her husband Sean Gilmartin’s second child on Thursday.

    “[Sean] & I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Nash! What a truly joyful time. God has blessed us immensely!” she tweeted.

    Gilmartin is an 11-year veteran Major League Baseball pitcher, who played most recently for the Tampa Bay Rays.

    The couple’s first child, daughter Blake, was born in 2019.

    “Outnumbered” co-host Emily Compagno celebrated the news of McEnany’s new baby boy.

    “We are sending all of our love and well wishes and prayers and support to the now family of four,” she said.

    “Baby Nash was born on Tuesday, Mom and Dad are both doing great and Nash is already a hit with his big sister Blake,” Compagno added.

    Compagno recalled McEnany saying that Blake was looking forward to Nash’s birth the most in their family, so she could be a big sister.

    “The first thing that came to my mind was James 1:17, ‘Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.’ None more so than that sweet baby boy Nash,” Compagno said, quoting from the Bible.

    Co-host Carley Shimkus pointed out that both Blake and Nash hit the “genetic lottery” with their parents, saying that McEnany is beautiful and smart and Gilmartin is handsome and a professional baseball player.

    “These kids are going to take over the world,” she said.

    Prior to joining Fox News in March 2021, McEnany was White House press secretary for President Donald Trump.

    At 31, she was one of the youngest ever to serve, but nonetheless was well prepared for the role.

    By that point in her life, she had interned in the White House press office when Dana Perino was press secretary for then-President George W. Bush.

    That opportunity was followed by stints as a producer for the Fox News program “Hannity & Colmes” and “The Mike Huckabee Show” on radio. In the latter gig, she crossed paths with Huckabee’s daughter, future White House press secretary and now Arkansas Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

    Add to those experiences the Floridian’s education background, which includes a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

    While enrolled in Georgetown, McEnany spent a year abroad studying at Oxford University which, she recounted in her book, “For Such as Time as This,” proved a valuable training ground for future White House press briefings.

    At the school, students were required to write one or two 10-page papers a week and defend them in one-on-one “tutorials.” She recounted that during these sessions, a “highly credentialed and well-studied academic” would grill the students as they read their papers, challenging the ideas presented all along the way.

    “The tutorial far eclipsed the press briefing in terms of difficulty. Preparing for these tense encounters certainly shaped the way I prepared before I went to the podium,” McEnany wrote.

    She told The Western Journal last December she saw part of her role as press secretary was to counter those false media narratives about then-President Trump while staying true to her Christian faith.

    “But that doesn’t mean we don’t have to be tough and have accountability and be able to fight back,” McEnany said, “not with literal fighting, but fight back with facts and substance and footnotes and have accountability.”

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    WATCH: Apple CEO Hides Behind Staffers as He’s Grilled for Enabling Communist China’s Human Rights Abuses



    Apple CEO Tim Cook hid behind staffers Tuesday to avoid answering questions from a reporter who grilled him on Apple enabling the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses.

    Cook hid from Fox News reporter Hillary Vaughn as he was leaving a meeting with U.S. lawmakers in the nation’s capital.

    “Do you support the Chinese people’s right to protest?” Vaughn asked.

    Cook did not respond.

    “Do you have any reaction to the factory workers that were beaten and detained for protesting COVID lockdowns?” Vaughn asked.

    Cook did not respond.

    “Do you regret restricting airdrop access that protesters used to evade surveillance from the Chinese government?” Vaughn asked.

    Cook did not respond.

    “Do you think it’s problematic to do business with the Communist Chinese Party when they suppress human rights?” Vaughn asked.

    Cook did not respond.


    Protests intensified over the weekend in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan. According to media reports, a demonstration in Shanghai eventually devolved into chaos, with police clashing with protesters and deploying pepper spray. The protests emerged as a response to the “zero COVID” policies imposed by the Chinese Communist Party government since the beginning of the pandemic.

    The protests reportedly began on Thursday after ten people were killed in a fire at a residential high-rise building in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Videos of the incident posted on social media spawned accusations that lockdowns contributed to the deaths, The New York Times and Reuters reported. Residents of the city have been locked down and prevented from leaving their homes for as long as 100 days at a time, Reuters added.

    According to the Associated Press and Reuters, protesters gathered at Wulumuqi Road in Shanghai on Saturday, which is named after Urumqi, to hold a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of the fire. Around 100 police officers stood by to reportedly keep demonstrators from gathering.

    At some point during the night, police deployed pepper spray into a crowd of about 300 protesters. A witness told the AP that one of his friends was beaten, and two others were pepper sprayed. He added that police stepped on his feet while he tried to prevent them from taking his friend away; he also lost his shoes in the chaos and was left barefoot.

    Outside Shanghai, major cities and college campuses were also the scenes of major protests. Reuters reported that demonstrations broke out in the cities of Wuhan, Chengdu, Lanzhou, and Beijing on Sunday. Protests in Wuhan reportedly turned violent, with demonstrators smashing through metal barricades, overturning testing tents, and demanding an end to lockdowns. The New York Times reported another protest in the city of Korla in northern Xinjiang.

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    Kanye West Suspended from Twitter After Swastika Post



    Avowed Nazi fanboy Kanye West was booted from Twitter again early Friday for “incitement to violence” after sharing a disturbing image of a swastika buried inside a Star of David.

    The rapper — now named Ye — posted the disturbing image hours after he declared his love for Adolf Hitler and repeated anti-Semitic conspiracies in a deranged interview while wearing a black hood fully covering his face.

    It also came after a tweetstorm in which he also defended under-fire fashion house Balenciaga over its disturbing bondage-themed ads with young kids — and dramatically claimed he once found NBA star Chris Paul in bed with his then-wife, Kim Kardashian.

    In one disturbing message, Ye, 45, told his 32.2 million followers: “I’m starting to think anti-Semitic means” the N-word.

    * Kanye West ooted from Twitter after sharing Swastika image

    It soon proved to be too much even for Twitter owner Elon Musk who — despite being a free speech absolutist — confirmed early Friday that Ye’s “account will be suspended” just weeks after it had been reinstated.

    “I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence,” tweeted Musk, part of a thread in which he warned the disturbed rapper that his posts were not acceptable.

    Musk later tweeted “FAFO,” short for “f–k around and find out.”

    Ye had earlier taken aim personally at Musk, sharing the much-ridiculed shirtless image of the world’s richest man getting sprayed with water by Hollywood mogul Ari Emanuel. “Let’s always remember this as my final tweet #ye24,” the disgraced rapper wrote.

    Musk had replied that posting the photo was “fine,” and later wrote: “Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari.

    “Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!“

    Ye later took to Truth Social and Parler — the platform that hours earlier confirmed he was no longer planning to buy — to share images of his chats with Musk showing him being warned before the account was suspended. In them, he said he was “standing in truth with two Jan 6ers,” referring to those justifying storming the Capitol.

    It was a far cry from early October, when Musk had tagged Ye in a message reading: “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!”

    Within hours of his return, Ye used his newly reinstated account to warn of plans to go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”

    During his bizarre sitdown with InfoWars host Alex Jones on Thursday, Ye admitted he’d been drinking when he wrote the misspelled message, despite earlier calling himself a recovering alcoholic.

    He called it a “$2 billion tweet” because of the spectacular downfall it led to, with nearly all of his successful business partnerships dumping him in disgust.

    Ye’s wild rantings appeared to even shock Jones, who repeatedly tried to suggest it was unfair the rapper was being called a Nazi — just for him to instead repeatedly declare his admiration for them and Hitler.

    “I like Hitler,” Ye said at one point. “There’s a lot of things that I love about Hitler — a lot of things.”

    During the chat, he also allowed Jones — who is still banned from Twitter — to send a message from his account, and repeated his delusional conspiracies about Zionists.

    He also shared details about his recent Mar-a-Lago dinner with former President Donald Trump, who later called the fallen mogul “a seriously troubled man.”

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    Famous Transgender Navy SEAL Announces Detransition, Calls for Treatments on Kids to Stop



    Former Navy SEAL Chris Beck, known as the transgender woman Kristin Beck, is detransitioning back to being a man, he said in an interview Dec. 1.

    Chris Beck was interviewed by political commentator Robby Starbuck about his detransition. The interview covered, “how the VA provided doctor convinced him he was trans in a 1 hr session, how the VA doctor hatched a deal to release a book together, how CNN used him and most importantly, to warn the children who could be harmed next, ” according to Starbuck’s show summary.

    He told Starbuck that he is “not transgender” and used his confusion as an example of why psychologists should not “push their agenda” onto children. Beck claimed in the interview that it took a one hour long meeting at the Department of Veterans Affairs for him to be recommended hormones, which he has now been off for seven years. He went on to break down the effects of the hormones used for the gender transition on his body. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Biden Administration Confirms It Wants Taxpayers To Pay For Sex-Change Operations On Minors)

    Beck was turned into a national figure when he came out as transgender in a 2013 CNN interview with Anderson Cooper. The interview came after he co-wrote the book “Warrior Princess” with psychologist Anne Speckhard. The book detailed him coming out as transgender. He warned viewers in the interview not to believe anything CNN said about him because he claims they “used [him]” and “destroyed [his] life” over the past decade.

    He also accused Speckhard of manipulating him into becoming transgender and writing the book. In the interview, Beck claimed that she “lovebombed” him in the beginning and allegedly expressed her excitement about the book turning her into a millionaire. Beck later recalled how he tried to stop the book from being published because of doubts he was having. He says he remembered not knowing the book was published until he received a phone call from a friend. The next day, he says he was swarmed by media outlets, including CNN.

    Beck talked about being “propagandized” and “used badly by a lot of people” because he was naive. He went on to cite gender ideology as one of the reasons why people are becoming transgender, adding that confused children are being “talked into this” and will not listen to people like himself.

    Beck served in the Navy SEALs for 20 years on special operations teams, including the famed SEAL Team Six. Over the course of 13 deployments, he received over 50 awards and medals for his service, including the Bronze Star with valor and the Purple Heart, according to his speaker bio.

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    Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Antonio Brown



    Tampa Police issued an arrest warrant this week for former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was released by the team last season when he left during a game, for an alleged domestic violence situation.

    The incident happened Monday when the 34-year-old got into an argument with his ex-fiancée that escalated to the point where he allegedly threw a shoe at her.

    The dispute occurred at the residence where the ex-fiancée lives “with the couple’s four children and one of Brown’s unrelated teenage sons,” Fox 13 Tampa Bay reported.

    “The suspect exited the residence and threw a shoe at the victim striking her in the ponytail,” the police report stated. “The victim had no injuries but believed the shoe was meant for her head.”

    Law enforcement attempted to execute the arrest warrant Thursday at his home in South Florida, but Brown refused to come outside, and police have since left without making the arrest, according to local media.

    “The suspect would not open the door or come outside to speak with officers,” the police report added. “The suspect also during this incident attempted to issue an informal eviction to the victim.”

    WFTS Tampa Bay reported that the arrest warrant comes after Tampa Police were “denied a temporary ex parte risk protection order for Brown” this week in connection with the alleged dispute with his ex-fiancée.

    The extreme risk protection order claims that Brown “poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to him or herself or others in the near future and beyond by having a firearm or any ammunition in their custody or control or by purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or any ammunition.”

    Police said in the protection order that Brown “was involved in a recent act or threat of violence against themselves or others; was engaged in an act or threat of violence, including but not limited to acts or threats of violence against themselves, within the past 12 months; may be seriously mentally ill or may have recurring mental health issues; has used or threatened to use, against themselves or others, any weapons; and has been arrested for, convicted or, had adjudication withheld, or pled nolo contendere to a crime involving violence or a threat of violence in Florida or in any other state.”

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    ‘Trash Day’: Brittany Aldean Shares Photo of Balenciaga Gear Stuffed in Garbage Bags



    Country singer Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany made her position abundantly clear on the Balenciaga scandal with her recent Instagram post.

    The 33-year-old mother of two posted a photo of herself carrying clear trash bags filled with Balenciaga merchandise. “It’s trash day,” the image caption stated.

    “Show em how to ‘walk the walk’ babe!” her husband said in the comments along with clapping hand emojis.

    “Burning all mine to the ground!” follower Amanda Ensing shared.

    Reality television star Kim Zolciak-Biermann responded with several praise hands emojis. Dozens of other commenters showed their support as well.

    While Brittany is being applauded for taking a stand against the fashion brand, some celebs are taking heat for not speaking out. The brand made headlines for an ad campaign that included images of young children holding teddy bears wearing bondage gear.

    “I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened,” Kim Kardashian wrote in a statement shared on social media several days after the story broke.

    “I appreciate Balenciaga’s removal of the campaigns and apology. In speaking with them, I believe they understand the seriousness of the issue and will take the necessary measures for this to never happen again,” the reality star continued. She claimed to be “re-evaluating” her relationship with the brand.

    But fans said her response wasn’t strong enough. “Kim you don’t need the money from them. The red line has been crossed and as a mother of four and decent human being, you know that,” popular Twitter account Gays Against Groomers wrote.

    Meanwhile, Balenciaga has since issued multiple apologies and filed a $25 million lawsuit against the production company responsible for the campaign.

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    Arizona Judge Orders Cochise County Board to Certify Election Results After Refusal



    A state judge on Thursday ordered the Cochise County, Ariz., board of supervisors to certify the county’s vote canvass after two GOP members refused to do so.

    Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley ruled that two GOP supervisors’ decision to opt against certification by a Monday statutory deadline was unlawful after Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D), who is now the governor-elect, and an outside group sued the county.

    McGinley ordered the board to convene later on Thursday to certify the canvass, and attorneys for the plaintiffs vowed to seek a contempt order if board members do not comply.

    “Today’s court decision was a win for Arizona’s democracy and ensures that all Arizonans will have their votes counted,” Hobbs said in a statement.

    In Cochise — a Republican-controlled county in the state’s southeast that was the only jurisdiction to not certify by the statewide deadline — GOP supervisors voted against certification after they claimed the county’s vote machines were not properly certified.

    Thursday’s hearing came after the board scrambled to find legal representation.

    The county’s attorney declined to represent the supervisors in court, saying he believed their decision was unlawful.

    Supervisors subsequently voted to hire an outside attorney who had represented them previously, but the attorney declined.

    The board again convened just hours before the hearing to approve hiring Daniel McCauley III, a third attorney, but he was not present in the courtroom, and the judge indicated he had not filed a notice of appearance.

    Supervisor Tom Crosby (R) asked for a delay of court proceedings until early next week so McCauley could attend, but the judge rejected the motion, leaving the supervisors to represent themselves.

    After that ruling, plaintiffs proceeded to ask the judge to require the county to hold a certification meeting later on Thursday, rather than its scheduled meeting for Friday, a motion the judge granted.

    The judge’s ruling paves the way for state officials to certify the results on Monday.

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Republican attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh have vowed to file lawsuits once the state certifies its election results.

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    Appeals Court Halts Special-Master Review of Trump Mar-a-Lago Documents



    A federal appeals court ruled against former President Donald Trump and allowed the Department of Justice to restart its investigation into the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

    A panel of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a previous order by U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon was incorrect. Cannon had granted Trump’s request to appoint a “special master” to independently determine whether classified documents were protected by executive privilege or attorney-client privilege. That order also paused the DOJ probe until those documents were properly assessed.

    Liberals and other critics decried the ruling because Judge Cannon had been nominated during Trump’s term as president.

    On Thursday, the appeals court vacated the Cannon ruling.

    “The law is clear. We cannot write a rule that allows any subject of a search warrant to block government investigations after the execution of the warrant,” the panel wrote. “Nor can we write a rule that allows only former presidents to do so.”

    All three judges on the panel were appointed by Republican presidents.

    They went on to write that they “agree with the government that the district court improperly exercised equitable jurisdiction, and that dismissal of the entire proceeding is required.”

    Trump was hit with another court defeat when the Supreme Court refused to block an order allowing the House Ways and Means Committee to obtain six years of his tax returns from the Treasury Department.

    Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) applauded the ruling.

    “These documents are vital to meeting the House’s Constitutional mandate: guarding the public interest, defending our national security and holding our public officials to account,” she wrote in a statement.

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    CNN BLOODBATH: Network Fires Chris Cillizza — Correspondents Alison Kosik, Alex Field — Host Martin Savidge and Robin Meade



    The latest round of layoffs at CNN has hit some of the network’s biggest names.

    Political analyst Chris Cillizza, 46, who has been covering national politics, the White House and Congress for the cable giant since 2017, after coming over to the network from The Washington Post, was among those who were let go this week, Variety reported.

    Cillizza tweeted Thursday afternoon, stating, ‘my time at CNN was an absolute blast. I got to work with smart and dedicated journalists everyday,’ he said.

    ‘I’m sad it’s at an end but also excited about what the future holds for me. Stay tuned.’

    The cable news giant also scrapped all of HLN’s live programming, including longtime host Robin Meade, 53, who was with the weekday Atlanta-based morning show for more than 21 years. It is estimated that her annual salary is $3 million, making her one of the highest paid female anchors in the business.

    Business correspondent Alison Kosik, 51, who covers the New York Stock Exchange and has been at the network since 2007 was nixed. She earns an average annual salary of between $100,000 and $145,143.

    Alexandra Field, 31, who covers major breaking news events for CNN and CNN International, and has reported from more than 20 countries was dismissed. She was working from the network’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. She earns an estimated annual salary of $144,167.

    Martin Savidge, 64, an anchor and correspondent for CNN based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta, who returned to the network in 2011 was let go.

    Mary Ann Fox, Vice President of Northeast News, who oversaw the editorial direction and day-to-day operations of the New York Bureau, and had been at CNN since 2014, was also sacked this week. It’s estimated that her yearly salary is $1 million.

    The network also parted ways with several paid on-air contributors, reportedly New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser.

    On Thursday afternoon, Licht told staff in a memo. ‘Our goal throughout the strategic review process has been to better align our people, processes and resources with our future priorities, strengthen our ability to deliver on CNN’s core journalistic mission and enable us to innovate in the years ahead,’ he said.

    ‘At the highest level, the goal is to direct our resources to best serve and grow audiences for our core news programming and products.’

    He also took a moment to thank ‘Robin Meade,’ whose long-running morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade that has been part of the HLN line-up since 2005, and was one of the most popular programming on the channel.

    Though she had a smaller audience than other morning shows on MSNBC, Fox News and the broadcast networks (as well as sister channel CNN), she had a loyal audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    Licht added: ‘I want to take a moment to thank Robin Meade— she is not only an exceptionally popular anchor, but also one of the longest-running morning hosts in history,’ he said.

    ‘I know the HLN audience will miss her and the other HLN talent.’

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    WATCH: Kanye West Wears Bizarre Black Mask Covering His Face on Infowars — I ‘Like Hitler’



    Ye, formerly Kanye West, dressed in a large colorful jacket and a black mask that completely covers his face, is currently LIVE on Alex Jones’s Info Wars show.

    The controversial duo discusses Hitler, antisemitism, censorship, and how Kanye believes he is being used as a “vessel.” Ye also confessed that he requested last week’s meeting with President Trump to ask him if he would consider joining Ye as his presidential running mate in 2024.

    During their conversation, the world’s most censored woman, Laura Loomer, who’s unsuccessfully run for US Congress in Florida twice, began texting Ye. When Alex Jones, who, ironically, owns InfoWars, “the most banned network in the world,” asked Ye who he was communicating with, he told Jones he was talking to Loomer. Alex Jones asked Loomer to join them on the show.

    She is currently calling into the show to join the conversation, where she will likely discuss how she reached out to Ye to warn him about trusting Milo Yianopolous to be his 2024 presidential campaign manager. When Yianopoulous was mentioned, Ye quickly reminded Jones’ audience that Milo is Jewish and he loves him.

    Rolling Stone reported:

    “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler,” Ye said. “Also Hitler was born Christian.”

    “I see good things about Hitler also” Ye said. “I love everyone. Jewish people are not going to tell me you can love us, and you can love what we’re doing to you with the contracts, and you can love what we’re pushing with the pornography. But this guy that invented highways, invented the very microphone that I use as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good, and I’m done with that.”

    When Jones said he didn’t like Nazis as the show moved to a commercial break, Ye interjected. “I like Hitler,” he said.


    Video of Kanye saying “I like Hitler”:

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