How Hollywood Celebs Like Johnny Depp Are Hurting the Liberal Cause

June 26, 2017

… hope that some of Mr. Depps colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official. The Depp imbroglio also, as expected, sent right-wing media into a tizzy, with everyone from Fox News and Breitbart to Rush Limbaugh tying Depp to a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar featuring a Trump-like protagonist; a photo of Kathy Griffin posing with a severed mannequin head of Trump; Madonnas idiotic …

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Mom shares the crushing cost of her son’s medical care before the Senate votes on healthcare bill

June 26, 2017

Before the Senate votes on its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, many people are sharing stories of how the bill would affect them. One story struck a chord with thousands of Twitter users this weekend. The mom of 3-year-old Ethan Vikash shared a photo of a medical bill for her son’s open heart surgery. The 24-line item bill came to $231,115 for 10 hours in surgery, one week in the hospital’s cardiac intensive care unit, and one week on the hospital’s cardiac floor. With …

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station in Cave Creek, Arizona. (photo by )Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them live in rural areas. In those regions, nearly 40 percent …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 24, 2017

Mandatory Credit: photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s …

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Marco Rubio gives Ivanka Trump a vastly one-sided hug

June 22, 2017

This is just awkward.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Sometimes a photo really is worth a thousand words. Ivanka Trump arrived at the Capitol Tuesday morning to talk paid family leave with Sen. Marco Rubio and others, but things got a little weird before they got down to business. SEE ALSO: Marco Rubio pretends he’s a winner, convinces no one Rubio went in for a hug from the first daughter and judging by this snap she was really not here for it. Nothing about @IvankaTrump‘s body …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 21, 2017

… Modelling and Etiquette course. Students who complete three years of the course will be awarded with an associate degree. These are just some of the many modules offered at the University under this major. Some of the courses available at YWICC Image: YWICC/screenshot/google translate To cut it as an influencer, you’ll need to know, for a start: “aesthetic cultivation” and “fashion sensitivity”; “public relations etiquette” and photo processing …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

… Cook, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, arrived at the White House. The day-long affair kicked off a week of conversations about the state of the government infrastructure as well as tech policies like cybersecurity, talent recruitment, and government and private sector partnerships. It included a meeting with President Donald Trump, a photo opportunity that showed Cook and Nadella front and center: pic.twitter.com/7BEZ3jMhyS Tony Romm (@TonyRomm) June 19, …

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Had Lower Ratings Than A Game-Show Rerun

June 20, 2017

… in less desirable ad inventory. Sputnik photo Agency / Reuters Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly premiered just this month. The first installment of the show, an interview with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on June 4,drew 6.1 million viewers, though even that lagged behind the 60 Minutes airing that night. Kelly drew widespread condemnation for failing to press the Russian strongman. Kellys second interview, with sportscaster Erin Andrews, drew in 3.6 million viewers. Throughout her career at …

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

… Apparently, Miley has a brother named Braison, and he made his runway debut in the fashion duo’s show. Then things got political. SEE ALSO: Miley Cyrus singing about the bees dying seems about right Cyrus (the one who’s actually famous) Instagrammed a photo from the show congratulating her brother on his career milestone. She ended her caption with a note to the designers, “PS D&G, I STRONGLY disagree with your politics…. but I do support your company’s effort …

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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

June 19, 2017

… tell by this very attractive photo of him waiting for the week to be over. Is it the weekend yet?!?!? A post shared by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:40am PST Boomer Phelps is all of us. He even makes sponsored #content ok … ish Boomer is already using his platform to endorse products, and surprisingly, we don’t totally hate it. He’s partnering with Huggies Little Swimmers to teach water safety to everyone who doesn’t have the luxury of …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

Listen up, Kardashian Klan and all you wannabe models and socialites shilling products on Instagram. SEE ALSO: Get ready to see less #ad and #spon on Instagram The Facebook-owned app released a tool Wednesday for disclosing sponsored content. Now, when you’re getting paid to take a photo with a Volvo XC90, for example, you can include a tag at the top of the post that reads “Paid partnership with volvocarusa” or insert whatever the Instagram account name of the sponsor is. …

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Obviously UK politicians are using WhatsApp to plot who will take over Theresa May’s job

June 11, 2017

Hey, May, what's the word about your future on WhatsApp?Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock The last few days have been rough for United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May. The election she called for, meant to consolidate power for her conservative party ahead of Brexit negotiations, backfired and cost her side a crucial majority in parliament. SEE ALSO: This photo perfectly sums up the state of British politics in 2017 That self-inflicted blow, and the surge of the Labour party, has …

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Student who refused to take photo with Paul Ryan just wrote a searing op-ed about why she resisted

June 6, 2017

Image: Getty Images The leader of the resistance to Paul Ryan is not even old enough to drive yet. Jordan McCray-Robinson was one of close to 100 8th grade students from South Orange Middle School who recently refused to participate in a photo-op with House Speaker Paul Ryan in May. Now, McCray-Robinson is back resisting Ryan. The young student published an op-ed today for her local newspaper, The Village Green, where she defended her decision, speaking with more spit, vinegar, and passion …

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Ivanka Trump’s brand gets Memorial Day very, very wrong

May 30, 2017

Image: chip somodevilla/Getty Images Memorial day is supposed to be the day Americans come together to pay respect to the people who’ve died while serving the countryor, if you’re Ivanka Trump, make popsicles. On Sunday, the Ivanka Trump brand posted a painfully tone deaf tweet just in time for the holiday. SEE ALSO: 8th graders refuse to take a photo with Paul Ryan because they don’t “want to be associated with him” What a better way to honor fallen soldiers …

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8th grade students refuse to take a photo with Speaker Ryan because they just don’t like him

May 29, 2017

Image: win mcnamee/Getty Images Speaker Ryan is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country and he’s polling particularly poorly among one 8th grade class. Eighth grade students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey were on a school trip to Wasshington D.C. on Friday when they were given a very special opportunity: a photo-op with Speaker Paul Ryan. Under normal circumstances, many students would leap for the chance to take a photo with the third most …

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Political ‘bromances’ that rival Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron

May 29, 2017

Some would argue that the word “bromance” does not belong in the world of politics, but they’d be wrong. It’s hard not to get swept up in the budding friendships of international leaders with all the photo ops and viral videos. You may be familiar with Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s solid relationship, but that’s not the only political bromance you need to know. Here are some friendships that have lasted through the rumble-tumble of public affairs. SEE ALSO: …

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Twitter trolls Mexico politician for one-of-a-kind campaign hashtag and slogan

May 26, 2017

… Risco (@jrisco) May 21, 2017 (Translation: Ramiro, the photo has been approved, print it and include the campaign hashtag – Sounds good, boss – Don’t forget the hashtag – Of course not… ) Esto es lo que pasa cuando mandas los artes a producir sin haber sido revisados por todos los departamentos #hashtagcampaa ENORME! pic.twitter.com/RUaVy8EEOF Julio Lleonart (@juliolleonart) May 22, 2017 (Translation: This is what happens when art is made without revisions …

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10 apps Donald Trump needs way more than Twitter

May 26, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable Donald Trump’s using his iPhone wrong. The President reportedly (finally!) has an iPhone. And yet, he’s only installed a single, solitary app on it: Twitter. Of course. SEE ALSO: Twitter has all the answers for Trump’s ‘orb of doom’ photo No matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, most of us can probably agree that more access to Twitter isn’t exactly something Trump needs, well, more of. That said, he probably could …

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J.K. Rowling claps back at Fox contributor in the wake of the Manchester attack

May 26, 2017

… so she may not be up yet). Based on how ruthlessly efficient Rowling can be in a Twitter debate, though, she may be better off letting this one lie. WATCH: No, this is not a photo of Ariana Grande after the Manchester attack More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsShot Messenger FE Main: Broadcast Personal Message To Everyone Connected To Your Fb Pages Right Insi Use FB messenger as FREE Auto Responder with 100% Open Rate Guaranteed In World’s 1st Fb Messenger Marketing Suite …

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Side-By-Side Photos Prove No One Misses Barack Obama Like The Pope Does

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trumpfinally visited the Vatican and Pope Francis looks thrilled! Just kidding, the 80-year-old pontiff looks hilariously sad in just about every photo thats coming out of Rome. In fact, the best humor youll find on social media Wednesday morning are photos of a miserable-looking Pope and a smiling Trump, the oddest couple there is. Feast your eyes on exhibit A: The Pope has met Donald Trump Think this AP picture just about sums it up pic.twitter.com/0E96npzQJa Louise Burke …

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Trump clutching this glowing orb has Twitter coming up with amazing theories

May 22, 2017

… Of course, the explanation behind the seemingly odd photo is far less nefarious: The orb is actually an installation at the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to The Washington Post. Image: washington post The simultaneous touching of the globe appears to be a gesture of solidarity around peace for the newly opened facility. But that didn’t stop Twitter from coming up with its own amazingly clever explanations anyway. Looks like …

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Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

May 20, 2017

The clip shows Lavrov and aides sitting down at a table for a meeting with Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe. As a photographer snaps photos at the start of their talk on Thursday, Jagland jokes: These pictures wont cause any problems for you? The photo jab referred to the fact that the only photographer allowed in the meeting was one from the Russian government-run Tass news agency; no American journalistswere allowed to attend. The Russians later posted photos …

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Controversial Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera Returns To Chicago

May 19, 2017

… Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan, spoke to NPR in January after Lopez Riveras commutation was announced. Connor, who was just 9 when his father was killed, was similarly furious over the move by Humboldt Parks Puerto Rican alderman, Roberto Maldonado, to grant Lopez Rivera an honorary street sign in the neighborhood. A photo of the honorary sign erected for Oscar Lopez Rivera in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.  Duprey was more skeptical of the politicians who came out for …

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