AT&T wanted another Fox News, and OAN is what it got

OAN has support from AT&T – and is actively pushing other networks to give it similar treatment On October 6, Reuters published the first part of a special report revealing AT&T’s central role in the creation and continued survival of One America News Network.  According to court records reviewed by Reuters, OAN founder Robert Herring Sr. testifiedContinue reading “AT&T wanted another Fox News, and OAN is what it got”

QAnon Is Spreading a Fake Version of the Arizona Audit That Says Trump Won

The fake audit report contains the line “The election should not be certified, and the reported results are not reliable.” The conspiracy theories coming out of Arizona’s sham election audit have become so bad that even the company that ran the recount has been forced to debunk a fake audit report being boosted by someContinue reading “QAnon Is Spreading a Fake Version of the Arizona Audit That Says Trump Won”

Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate

A Brazilian hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their knowledge as part of an effort to validate President Jair Bolsonaro’s preferred ‘miracle cure,’ a lawyer for whistleblowing doctors told senators on Tuesday. At least nine people died of COVID-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March toContinue reading “Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate”

The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38

In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War as it unfolded in Asia. As John pointed out last week, the Cold War was occasionally hot, and a lot of that heat was generated in Asia. This is starting to sound weird with the hot/cold thing, so let’s just say that the United StatesContinue reading “The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38”

TGA demands Craig Kelly’s party stop distributing ‘seriously misleading’ Covid information

Federal MP says allegations made by medicines regulator are defamatory and will be ‘vigorously defended’ Australia’s medicines regulator has issued a public statement saying its lawyers have written to United Australia Party leader Craig Kelly alleging the party has breached copyright and demanding it stop distributing “incomplete extracts” of adverse event reports relating to Covid vaccines whichContinue reading “TGA demands Craig Kelly’s party stop distributing ‘seriously misleading’ Covid information”

Indian news channel uses Arma 3 gameplay footage to claim Pakistan bombed Afghanistan

Bohemia Interactive says it’s not the first time its game has been used in erroneous reports. In a bizarre development, some Indian news broadcasts claimed that the Pakistani airforce attacked the Panjshir valley, an Afghanistan mountain province home to about 170,000 people, which is currently the last major holdout of anti-Taliban forces.  The only problem?Continue reading “Indian news channel uses Arma 3 gameplay footage to claim Pakistan bombed Afghanistan”

Let’s talk about patriotic education, dogs, and civic mindedness – Beau of the Fifth Column

Illinois Is The 1st State To Tell Police They Can’t Lie To Minors In Interrogations

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new bill into law Thursday barring police from lying to underage kids during interrogations. Commonly used interrogation tactics, such as promising leniency or insinuating that incriminating evidence exists, are banned when questioning suspects younger than 18 under the new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. According to the Innocence Project, anContinue reading “Illinois Is The 1st State To Tell Police They Can’t Lie To Minors In Interrogations”

Fired Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Planting Drugs on Innocent People

Fired Jackson County deputy Zachary Wester, 28, was sentenced on Tuesday to more than a decade in prison for planting drugs on innocent people during traffic stops. With 58 days of jail credit, Wester has to spend a total of 12 years, six months, and eight days locked up on charges including racketeering, official misconduct, perjury,Continue reading “Fired Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Planting Drugs on Innocent People”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes bill to ban testimony based on hypnosis

Abbott supported the legislation’s intent but said he vetoed it because it was overly broad. The bill gained bipartisan support after a Dallas Morning News investigation into police use of hypnosis. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed a bill that would have banned people who have been hypnotized from testifying in a criminal trial. AbbottContinue reading “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes bill to ban testimony based on hypnosis”

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