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Italians slam ‘filthy’ opinion piece comparing Brexit to Germany’s Nazi regime

A columnist in a major Italian newspaper has been slammed on Twitter as “filthy” and an “imbecile” for apparently comparing Brexit to the Nazi regime, and those choosing to leave Britain to Jews fleeing the Holocaust. An opinion piece in the Corriere della Sera, headlined “The descendants of the Jews who escaped Nazism now escape Brexit,” was blasted online for ...

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The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

David Gorodyansky Contributor More posts by this contributor Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s time to take privacy into our own hands This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of media freedom Congressman Ro Khanna’s proposed Internet Bill of Rights pushes individual rights on the Internet forward in a positive manner. It provides guidelines for ...

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USA Today edits Kavanaugh piece with ‘pedophilia’ hints, gets even more backlash

USA Today has edited an article which added an implied ‘pedophilia’ angle to the saga of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a massive outcry, clarifying that it was an opinion piece and deleting some controversial passages. The article by Erik Brandy, which was published on USA Today’s website on Friday, revolved around Kavanaugh’s words during a Senate testimony on Thursday ...

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‘Get your rifle, piece of trash’: Maduro lashes out at OAS chief after ‘military intervention’ quote

Nicolas Maduro has lashed out at the head of the Organization of American States (OAS), calling him a “piece of trash” that belongs in “history’s dump,” for hinting at the possibility of military intervention against Venezuela. OAS Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, should “prepare his rifle” if he wants to invade his country, Maduro said during a press conference in Caracas on ...

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Stinky Russian men inferior to ‘gallant’ visiting fans, UK reporter says in cliche-ridden piece

Russian women were desperate for freedom to explore their sexuality, but only had a chance to do so when thousands of gorgeous gentlemen visited for the World Cup, believes one UK reporter – because Russian men are pigs. Read more The British media are rightfully blamed for doing their best to misrepresent Russia, painting pictures of a hostile ‘Soviet-esque’ land ...

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Cry me a river? Rachel Maddow's tears during migrant piece get mixed reaction

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow broke down in tears over a piece on children of illegal migrants. While some expressed sympathy, others accused her of hypocrisy and staged emotions. “This is incredible,” the host of ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ uttered live on air on Tuesday when she began reading the recent scoop by the AP on children of detained illegal migrants. ...

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Catching The Sun: Tabloid misuses photographer’s images for puff piece on ‘poverty-stricken’ Russia

A Russian photographer who films vulnerable people says he’s been deceived by The Sun tabloid that picked his images of the homeless and alcoholics to paint a bleak picture of life in a country hosting the World Cup. Composed to reveal “a striking contrast to the glitz and glamour of Russia’s World Cup 2018 opening ceremony,” The Sun’s piece initially ...

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Satirist faces 3 years in jail for calling Poland ‘stupid, backward country’ in anti-govt piece

A prominent Polish satirist is under investigation for defamation and faces up to three years in jail for a critical piece in which he called his home country “stupid,” and compared the president to a TV show character. Antoni Szpak is a veteran critic of the Polish government who started his comedy career in 1975, co-founding a student comedy show. ...

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Brawler, drinker, womanizer, hero? Trying to piece together the truth of Yuri Gagarin

On the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s death, instead of trying to delve into the unknowable minutia of his final flight, an attempt to understand what really made the first man in space tick down here on Earth. Gagarin died at 34, before he had a chance to live through the Moon landing, Perestroika or the fall of the Soviet ...

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‘Do you want war with Russia?’: Backlash at German newspaper over ‘NATO’s Eastern Front’ piece

An article mentioning “NATO’s Eastern Front” in a headline got Germany’s Die Welt newspaper in hot water, with furious readers accusing it of warmongering. The term Eastern Front is associated with the 1941 Nazi invasion of USSR. Entitled ‘The Bundeswehr lacks winter clothing for NATO’s Eastern Front’, the article was first published by the German dpa news agency and then ...

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