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This is heartbreaking.
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Meghan McCain seems to want to have it both ways. On the one hand, she “disagrees” with Time magazine’s decision to put 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on its Person of the Year cover. On the other, she doesn’t want to look like a hypocrite by “attacking” a child when she has previously said it’s not appropriate to drag 13-year-old Barron Trump into critiques of his father.“I don't put a lot of clout into the Time Person of the Year,” McCain said when the topic came up on The View Thursday morning. “Keep in mind, Hitler and the Ayatollah were also the Person of the Year.” She went on to explain that she thinks the Ukraine whistleblower, who was named among the Guardians of the Year, would have been a “more salient and timely choice.” “It's hard for me to talk about Greta Thunberg because she's 16, and I still don’t believe in attacking underaged people,” McCain continued. “I disagree with her, I think everyone knows how I feel about climate change as religion on the left, but I’m not going to attack a 16-year-old in the same way I don't agree with attacking Barron Trump.” This led Joy Behar to wonder why Melania Trump is not defending Thunberg against her husband’s bullying tweets when she was “so upset” about the Stanford professor who dared to mention Barron’s name during her impeachment testimony. Amy Klobuchar Schools Meghan McCain on Impeachment“So ridiculous,” President Trump tweeted in response to the Time cover on Wednesday. “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” In response, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to read: “A teenager working on her anger management problem.” “I did not think it was appropriate for Barron's name to be invoked even as an analogy, as some sort of pun,” Sunny Hostin added. “And I don't think it's appropriate for the president to go after a teenager who has Asperger's, who’s a climate change activist, and I would like to see from the first lady the same kind of energy and verve with which she used defending her son.” Referencing Melania Trump’s BeBest anti-bullying platform, Hostin said, “She’s married to the bully-in-chief!” But McCain wasn’t convinced, and couldn’t help attacking the teenage activist just a little bit. “I just didn't think she earned it in the same way that the whistleblower did when it comes to influence this year,” she said. After Behar noted Thunberg’s “global” impact over the past year, McCain continued sniping, “I don’t agree with her as a choice, and I also think if you are 16, is this peak for her? What comes next? I mean, this is a high, high bar for her,” adding, “I don’t know how you can possibly live up when you are 17 when you’re already person of the year.” Like with Trump, it was hard to think McCain wasn’t at least a little jealous.Bill Nye Wants a Climate Debate Rematch With Tucker CarlsonRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet 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.
"I want to give her something to push against in life."
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Connor Marsden, 24, had downed pints of lager and cider in a local club an hour before he hit Melissa Tate while driving at 47mph in a 20mph zone.
Ever wondered how A-listers get through the airport? Do they read gossip stories about each other? How they get their chores done in public?
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In case you need a reminder that it's the most wonderful time of the year!From Good Housekeeping
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Taiwan prosecutors say they have detained 10 people, including a former staff member of the China-friendly opposition party, and are investigating them on suspicion of falsifying documents to bring thousands of mainland Chinese to Taiwan, possibly including some who spied on the self-ruled island claimed by Beijing. The investigation comes just weeks before presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan in which Beijing has been accused of intervening in hopes of unseating independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen. The suspects allegedly sent letters containing false information that allowed at least 5,000 people to visit Taiwan from China between early 2017 and June this year, according to Chen Yu-ping, spokesman for the Taipei city prosecutor’s office.