Steven Spielberg's daughter Mikaela is embarking on a new career — and yes, she's aware that it may ruffle some feathers. The 23-year-old announced that she is seeking her sex worker license and working on becoming an adult film star. She says her parents are supportive, if cautious, and explains why this felt like the […]
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A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41, confessed in the letter to the Bay Area News Group in Northern California that he clubbed both men in the head on Jan. 16 at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. “We can't comment on an active investigation," Dana Simas, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, wrote in an email.
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Trump Attacks Fox News’ Neil Cavuto at Rally, Fox Personalities Immediately Jump to Cavuto’s Defense
President Donald Trump has once again taken aim at a Fox News host for being insufficiently loyal to him, mocking anchor Neil Cavuto at a Colorado rally on Thursday night hours after blasting him on Twitter over a segment about Trump’s “cringeworthy” 2016 debate performances.Fox News contributor Richard Fowler and anchor Ed Henry, however, jumped to the defense of their network colleague minutes after Trump’s remarks aired, calling the president’s remarks “problematic” and “un-American.”The president, who has made it a habit of taking shots at the conservative-leaning network when he feels some of its hosts and commentators are not showing him enough fealty, took issue Thursday afternoon with Real Clear Politics columnist A.B. Stoddard saying his 2016 debate performances were “disastrous” during Cavuto's show.“Could somebody at @foxnews please explain to Trump hater A.B. Stoddard (zero talent!) and @TeamCavuto, that I won every one of my debates, from beginning to end,” Trump tweeted. “Check the polls taken immediately after the debates. The debates got me elected. Must be Fox Board Member Paul Ryan!”Later at his rally, the president mocked former Fox News anchor Shep Smith—long a favorite target of his—before shifting his ire to Cavuto, who has taken Smith's place.“Fox is not much better but we got lucky,” Trump bellowed while blasting the media. “All of their high rated shows are the ones that like Trump, all of their loser shows are the ones that don’t like Trump. How is Shepard Smith doing? He had the lowest ratings and now Neil Cavuto took his place.”Fox News, which was carrying the rally live at that moment, soon cut away and turned to Henry and his panel, which featured Fowler and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk. After Kirk, a loyal Trump sycophant, said the president appeared to be in “great spirits,” Fowler took aim at Trump for insulting his colleague on Fox airwaves.“He spent the past 30 or so minutes trashing one of our colleagues Neil Cavuto for no reason in particular,” Fowler declared. “This speaks to the problem with this presidency. He can run on the good economy and I will give him points for that but to sit on this air and trash a good journalist, it speaks to the problem that we have.”“We can’t tell our kids not to bully, we can’t tell our kids to be nice to your neighbors,” he continued. “We can’t tell our children to do unto others when you have a president attacking a good man for no reason in particular aside from the fact that he criticized a particular policy position of his.”Henry, for his part, piggybacked on Fowler’s defense of Cavuto, adding: “Neil Cavuto from the first day I walked in to Fox News Channel has always been an outstanding man and outstanding journalist and I want to stand up for him as well.”Moments later, after Kirk said he was “going to stay out of” Trump’s attacks on Cavuto while brushing off Trump’s rallies as “entertainment,” Fowler pushed back on the pro-Trump pundit comparing Trump to “rock stars and comedians.”“He’s the leader of the free world, for him to sit here and attack a journalist, multiple journalists for reporting facts on his presidency is not only problematic, it’s un-presidential,” Fowler concluded. “It’s un-American. Our First Amendment is of freedom of the press.”Fox Business Network host Trish Regan, who was on the air following the president’s remarks, also came to the defense of Cavuto, who also anchors a daily program on Fox Business.“It’s come to my attention the president, while speaking to the crowd in Colorado Springs, said something disparaging against one of my colleagues,” Regan noted. “He’s someone who started this network, Fox Business, and someone who is the utmost journalist and always fair.”“I can tell you that about Neil. He is a fair person, a fair guy, and a good man,” she added. “So I’m disappointed that the president said those things. Because Neil Cavuto is one guy who doesn’t deserve it.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders has been arrested in his share of protests over the years. The Senator from Vermont and current presidential candidate has been a vocal proponent of non-violent direct action in pursuit of justice — he even hired one of the activists protesting rival candidate Vice President Joe Biden as an Iowa caucus organizer. But on Sunday, Sanders found himself on the receiving end when a group of topless women activists with the Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), a group who objects to the abuse of animals in the food industry, disrupted his campaign rally in Carson City, Nevada.The action began when one woman, identified as Priya Sawhney, walked on stage and took the mic from Sanders. “Bernie, I’m your biggest supporter and I’m here to ask you to stop propping up the dairy industry and stop propping up animal agriculture,” Sawhney said into the mic, as Sanders was leaving the stage. She was joined on-stage by two other women, both topless, who poured red liquid on themselves from milk cartons to represent the dairy industry’s “abuse of female bodies,” according to a press release. They had the words “Let Dairy Die” written across their chests.The group was protesting Sanders’ ties to the dairy industry, citing his friendship and support from Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen, who is a national co-chair on Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. DxE notes that Ben & Jerry’s is currently facing two consumer fraud lawsuits, which challenges the company’s claims about animal welfare (in response, they dropped their claim of “happy cows” from their packaging materials). Still, Sanders had a light-hearted response to the disruption: “This is Nevada,” he joked to the crowd. “There’s always a little bit of excitement — at no extra cost.” View this post on Instagram @ktvu2 interviews Bernie fans who disrupted his rally, urging him strongly to letdairydie. berniesanders dairy dairyfree ditchdairy dairyisscary milkfree dairyfreelife animalactivism nonviolence disruption animalrights veganactivist vegan ethicalvegan animalliberation endspeciesism animallovers ethicalliving govegan veganforlife veganforthem veganforanimals climatechange directactioneverywhere A post shared by Direct Action Everywhere – DxE (@directactioneverywhere) on Feb 18, 2020 at 1:33pm PSTSo, who exactly were these topless “milk” protestors? DxE is not new to protesting. The group cites a long history of non-violent direct action (NVDA) as inspiring their tactics, from Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement to ACT UP’s protests during the AIDS crisis. According to their website, they encourage chapters to organize at least one action per month. Past targets have included Whole Foods, which they locked down in San Francsico, resulting in over 30 arrests, and Chipotle, where they stage die-ins to protest what they called the company’s “humane washing.” “We chose to be topless in solidarity with exploited cows, and to push back against a society which objectifies and seeks to control the female bodies of both humans and animals,” Rachel Ziegler, a topless protester with DxE said in a statement to Refinery29. Ultimately, three protesters from DxE were arrested on indecent exposure charges and released on $2,500 bond. “Until our progressive leaders end their support for regressive and abusive industries like the dairy industry, protests are going to continue,” Direct Action Everywhere spokesperson Cassie King told People.Sanders has not been the only candidate to face protests: immigrants rights activists, including those from Movimiento Cosecha, have been protesting Biden’s role in the current detention and deportation crisis; Elizabeth Warren was interrupted by pro-charter school protestors in Atlanta; and Mayor Pete Buttigieg faced protests from a group of queer activists in San Francisco demanding that the first openly gay presidential candidate do better by the LGBTQ+ community.But, given the recent high-profile nature of the Sanders protest, it seems DxE is determined to make their case until it’s heard. “I voted for Bernie and genuinely want to help Bernie and help animals. When I looked into the eyes of a scared baby calf all alone at a freezing Vermont dairy farm, I saw someone who needed help,” DxE protester Christina Liu told Refinery29. “The campaign has ignored our requests for dialogue, literally for years. And now, they’ve even taken to arresting peaceful activists at his events.”Related Content:Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?This Bernie Sanders Campaign Meme Is EverythingThere's A Bernie Sanders "Phone Sex Hotline" NowBernie Sanders Will Host Concert At Iowa Caucus