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Fresh update on "buzzfeed" discussed on Slate Money
"Hello. Welcomes of WHO's exercising edition of. Money guys of the business and Finance News of the week. I am Felix. Salmon. Of axios I am here with emily pack of huff Po. I am here with Ana Jansky if breaking views. Hello. We are going to talk about our exercise regimens. Honestly, it's not quite as boring as there is a lot of. Interest in at home exercise and a money in axiom at home exercise. Whole idea of exercise is a service. Would you buy a subscription for it's become this massive industry look at the market capitalization on the stock market we're GonNa talk about all that we are going to talk about the effects of having covert on your personal finances which are enormous, and we are going to have even more covid content in sleep plus about norms round mosque wearing and the philosophy there of but. We are going to start with the big news of the week, which was this massive investigation by buzzfeed. News and the International Consortium of investigative journalists all about money laundering and. Activity. Reports from banks, all.
Language Apps Emerge as Lockdown Leaders
"Do wonder just we w Brown as you present business wars daily savant device ACC September. See there while some of spent pandemic free time baking sour dough bread or painting watercolours others chose more. Academic pursuits including learning new skills and even new languages online learning surge during lockdowns linked in learning, which offers online courses. Three times as many people used its offerings. This July compared to last language APP duo lingo also benefited from bad behavior shift. The company lured learners with the promise of letting you quote, learn a new language for free. Forever it's number of US users jumped nearly one hundred, fifty percent between March, twenty nineteen and March. Twenty twenty. The duo lingo look is based around Games bite lessons, include listening exercises, flash cards, and multiple choice questions to help you hone new words and phrases answer a question correctly and you get points. Other exercises make you race against the clock. The APP also connects users learning the same language. So they can practice communicating one study found that thirty four hours of duo lingo learning could get you as proficient as a university class even. Before the pandemic, the APP had become something of a pop culture phenomenon I. Well, it's fun and it's also widely known for its quirky sentences and phrases. Duo Lingo users may find lessons teaching them how to say bow down before your God or what a rude Dolphin along with more useful turns of phrase according to Buzzfeed the company is using artificial intelligence to help improve its interface and become more effective in helping people learn. And it seems to be paying off the startup reached Unicorn status in December and has thirty million active users. But now, brand new online language company is taking a different approach to can is betting that the free time people are voting to online learning during the pandemic is going to evaporate as our lives gradually returned to their old frenetic pace. So why not pare down the language learning process to help you understand enough words to get by the companies headed by Taylor Niemann formerly of meditation APP head space and car leasing. APP. Fair investors just gave the two can't team. Three million dollars in seed funding to give it a shot to can isn't an APP but a free Google chrome extension install at the language you Wanna learn and Voila instant immersion. You'll start seeing words and phrases pop up as you browse you'll pick up vocabulary faster when you see it in context to Kansas plus you're saving time feeling bilingual take quizzes to measure your proficiency and earn achievements to keep you motivated to can currently supports Spanish French Italian German and Portuguese. Now too can won't make you fluent, but it will help you learn enough okabe learn to communicate the team says. Expansion packs give you topic specific collections of basic words and phrases. So if you break your leg in Mexico you can talk your way through the hospital at least one hopes. To can has a long way to go before matching dueling goes. Status, but it's vision for the future goes way beyond the language arena. Nieman. Told Tech Crunch that the company could apply the same concept to history science math or even general information perhaps then schoolteachers might actually encourage students to bring their phones to class imagine that.
Fresh update on "buzzfeed" discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Vials dot com is where we have all the stories. So, this data story of is explainer of how we did it. How did everything however able to sort of map out these transactions and figure out? You know what? What this? What does picture look like? I, mean I I am not a data guy. So we we had a couple of two or three data guys who are working on this or so when I read this hurry, I was like Holy Shit. This. What we did. God I mean that's what it kind of light really resonated for me like. How? This is cities. I can't believe what what we have here what we did. What they did in in order to kind of. Pull it all together. Well congratulations to all of you. I, mean just looking at the comments in the Chat Room Nicole? Sandler. Dot Com Pisces Bobby said. Tell Jason Leopold. He is a hero to me one of the few. Thank you. She also said I should go to buzzfeed and make a donation. So Jason. Nice thank you. Your work is truly. It I you know I've been a fan of yours you know for Shit. been friends for the long time at least a decade and I'm always in awe and I'm just so proud of you and. Every time you break another big story it's like. Go Jason Yes you're making me proud because we need more like you. I'm so proud of you and I'm so grateful that you're doing this work because it is in many cases tedious for I mean I see that pile of papers behind you again, that's all foia stop that you're going through. Last time but that's the responses to all the. All the Foia request how? Wow. And I saw today even today you're tweeting out about other. Foia responses that you've gotten other unrelated stories that are big deals, the things that you're working on. So I'm in constant of you my friend. Thank you call. Well, I always always been grateful and appreciative of your or and. Sometimes, it's hard to find out there. So thank you. Well, you got it down and I adore you and I just hate that where apart and you know we're cove infected, and so we can't go anywhere but they will one day. He's still have to just have a whole kind of. Session where we just talk about music yes I'm so ready anytime and you can pull out your t shirt collection, which is probably probably fill your room. Chasing Leopold congratulations you deserve also much credit for this. I hope feed news appreciates you I. Believe they do They've been great. And and congratulations up for anybody who has gone. We've got weekend ahead of us. There's a lot of reading there. So Fincen files dot com is where you have all the documents and everything. Sanctuary everything everything right there. All right. So I will link to it of course from my but people can go there F. I. N.. C. E. N. File, DOT COM go get it and and just marvel at what's allowed to go on in this world while they go after you know. Little Petty, Shit like if you know you're, I. Do something wrong. We're GONNA get thrown away with the. Thrown in with the key thrown away. But people with billions of dollars to are laundering money they walk Scot free it's opposite world again, every time I turn around Jason, Leopold you are a a dear friend I'm so proud of you and thank you so much for sharing your story with us. In a call, I appreciate it. You to take care. Too soon, bye. Bye. Jason Leopold he just is one of the really really good guys and with that we are done A. Little bit of over time today but. As you can understand the complicated story there a lot there and I promise you your weekend. We'll be full of reading. And it's a, it's worthy and if you need a break from Donald Trump. To see he's not the only bad guy in the world there's lots of them go around. All right. Have a great weekend I think Ellie Masala is gonNA. Join US on Monday. And You know just try to try to. Try to do something to give you pleasure this weekend. I don't know what it is. I've been I've taken up watercolouring and doing all kinds of little stupid art things just to give myself another escape it's important.
Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a 'new chapter'
"Ellen DeGeneres. Began the eighteenth season of her talk show today with an apology. Here's Cathy Park. Everybody summer good yeah. Mine was great. Ellen degeneres kicked off her new season with more than just laughs. I. Learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say, I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show her on air apology in front of a virtual audience address allegations of toxic work culture at the show reports published by Buzzfeed this summer allege senior managers engage in ramp rampant harassment and sexual misconduct. We have had a lot. Of conversations over the last few weeks about the show place what we want for the future, we have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter. The changes following an investigation by Warner media degeneres was not part of that review. Three of the shows top producers were eventually fired. Now, her longtime DJ twitch will help lead the daytime series, my co executive producer. The host also addressing claims that she hasn't always lived up to be kind mantra. Means that truth is I am that person that you see on TV I am also a lot of other things I. Sometimes I get sad I get mad I get anxious I get frustrated I get impatient and I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress today generous acknowledging Joe is to
Fresh update on "buzzfeed" discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"I'm not something. We reported the news right and then the market obviously responded and. The there there's. excuse me about their stock. Dropped to its lowest point in twenty years. The stock of deutschebank dropped. As well. JP Morgan I. Believe. and. A handful of other bank. So? Banks. Talk. BANK STOPS Slid after investors. and. That was kind of surprise. So that's something you didn't expect what what I expected when I first got wind of this was. Front page news stories and I guess in the age of Donald Trump real hard news like this gets pushed off the front pages because of the. The insanity coming from the White House and surrounding him. And this is a complicated story so. Thankfully. Today it's like the eighth day. You there's a story up at Buzzfeed, which is basically eight you know takeaways. So people like me with a short attention span have an easier time in in in getting the aid things you need to know about the dark side of the world's biggest banks as revealed in the fincen files and and basically entr- I was trying to figure out how to. In an umbrella way wrap around what the story is about and you you do it in this story today buzzfeed it's like in the fence and files buzzfeed news and its partners revealed how the giants of Western banking move trillions of dollars in suspicious transactions, enriching themselves and their shareholders while facilitating the actions of terrorists, Kleptocrats and drug kingpins, and although it hasn't gotten. The front page coverage, it deserves for instance, I just got an email from that tie because I subscribed to his subject newsletter, and basically he's talking about he said the revenge of the money launderers, the title and his subtitle says, the Fincen Files Story reveals getting caught doesn't stop banks from taking dirty money it may even encourage them. Hey would you mind sending me? To right now. But did you find that that that it's it's sort of? In ebeling them to do more. Well, let me let me kind of break this down about what this all means what we found. So we have this cache of records. Under the law banks are required to alert the government, the fins and the Treasury Department agency there whenever they see signs of a might laundry round our transactions, for example, would be a sign of money laundering or suspicious activity right? Because people normally deposit you know of the depositing big. Big numbers. It's you know. One billion. Do. Hundred. Thousand and change. And and in this case when I say billion by the way, that's what reveal. Wow. So That's certainly something that stood out for these banks when they were reporting this. So they they filed these reports. They say we have an account and by the way the people that were started digress from. Talking about here we're not talking about you and article now. Go to our local bank, which most people don't even do anymore. Right. We're not talking about any kind of transaction. That, that could raise a red flag, but we're talking about here hundreds of million dollar transactions, tens of million, and in some cases even over a billion. So. The banks have flag these transactions they they can't explain what they are. Why the With purposes, mid filed reports, and then what we found in our two year investigation is that there really isn't any follow. meaning that Fincen doesn't follow law enforcement in some cases doesn't follow up the banks don't shut down the can't the accounts and the banks that we're talking about. Deutsche Bank HSBC who have been in trouble pass. Where they have been prosecuted by the Justice Department, and then they enter into these sweetheart. Deals noticed for security agreements and honest to clean up their act. They are still banking the same the same customers now. Those you know. These transactions. As we right in the story, would it exposes is the hollowness of the banking safeguards right and and the ways in which criminals exploit it and these prophets. Excuse me. These profits at the you know the banks receive as a result of of of. Moving, this money. Come from drug wars. Money that's embezzled from developing countries. In, one case in northern California. More than eighty million dollars. Ponzi scheme that HSBC continued movies transactions so you know I think the simplest way to sort of handle describe this is as you noted, it's very complex but money laundering is a crime that makes other on audible, right? Yes. Accelerates economic inequality. You know people drained public funds and undermines democracy in it. The leaves the destabilization of nations short and an right there the banks play a key role, and so these suspicious activity reports you Michael Cohen is one case Eliot Spitzer is another case where if that was a suspicious activity report that was revealed where we learn how that his. His Tattoos. Hiring. But there has never this has never been revealed publicly. Right? You would. Be Hard pressed to find a SAR that has been out there on we have twenty, one, hundred bell mine this really. Could. Provide the public with insight into a world that they have never ever ever seen before and and while our stories do rely heavily on the documents, we then went further and so we took these suspicious financial transactions in what is what a SAR is if you will is that it has the account number, it has the name of the Erzen as. You know what? The. with suspected..
Ellen DeGeneres addresses controversy in show's return
"Addressing the show's controversy on her first day back after hiatus, the generous open season 18 over show addressing the controversy that swirled around allegations of a toxic workplace and mixed it with her own brand of humor, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show. This is the Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen. Too generous. My name is there my name is there my name is on underwear during her monologue from the virtual audience Generous, also addressed allegations that she is not who she appears to be. The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things I sometimes I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. The allegations of abuse of behavior were published in a Buzzfeed article over the summer. Michelle
Fresh update on "buzzfeed" discussed on News O'Clock
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So like you know how you oversteer like if you're like going down straight away, maybe you start doing these adjustments with the steering wheel it's actively trying to make sure you're being as efficient as possible with your steering wheel. Exterior design that is so sleek yet aggressive. I'll pull up this. Oh my gosh. This man is probably a one percent and they go. You know what? No, he's probably sensible, and that's why I believe this car really was built for me why yes. I'm Black East person who likes styling who likes efficiency who likes minimal. A minimal flexing. If you like to say but still enjoys a bit of elegance. They truly design it. There's an art to have a designer. It's not just a science. No. is an art tent. It's for people like me I like to drive. No I'm not as someone out here who needs to be doing three hundred miles an hour but I liked the handling of a good vehicle and I love a great bose sound system which these CV's can come equipped with. So if you want more information on the Mazda C, UV lineup including the first ever see external Goto Mazda you're a dot com slash iheart and don't forget to explore their strongest finance options. Welcome back. It's time for meanwhile and the Internet and Hayes. B.'s him both to with been living in my head rent-free. Lovie Oh, I think I know what? You're talking about. I mean unless there's more than one set of own Gary and Canadian wrestler twigs with Tall bleach-blond up to than yes it. To twins. Yes. Fair coming I I understand your sarcasm there. Okay. So if you've been on Tiktok in the last week, then chances are you probably see these two genial meat heads smiling into the camera, the answer questions using a trivia filter this one answering the seemingly easy question who painted the Mona Lisa is by far the most popular. Painted the Mona Lisa Mona Lisa Yeah. W.. Opinion. It's so good. I mean. It's such. A short clip is fifteen seconds like get like if I'm scrolling through that Tiktok at night and you see that Oh my God that would send me. The Unison. Zero. Twins, and so I mean I I'm going to apologize right now is a very important like twin friend who hates when I bring up twin Schroeck but. Something twins do and so very important to this clip. No it. Okay. And so for people who haven't seen it really, we said like laud updates but I need you to picture like Johnny. Bravo like the the hair is up. It is cluff Lucia show shave sides shave. eraserhead meets kid and play from the nineties for people who are old like me now. Yes. Okay. So you can clearly understand why they became a huge me a tweet including this video of them had the caption. You will never achieve this level of him Bo and it has over three point five million views, how many days are in a year? Too Long I actually don't know I disowned missing. Three hundred. Twenty Four. Oh i. Know, what money is used in Germany Cash. Okay, the answer was euros for the record but plot twists the twin, save their it on the joke and they're laughing with you when asked by Buzzfeed News, they said quote we obviously know who Davinci is. It's a silly video the brothers then politely ask Buzzfeed News Not to publish anything calling their now infamous tiktok fake because they don't want to ruin the fun of it at. Bats. Fair Fair. Like you know it can definitely run with that headline you. Now it's just a joke like Blah Blah Blah Blah and I was like, no, this is really fun but I also really I read the whole article and I like to think of it as. Like an incredibly long God. Actually do gets. Tracks and all these reporters keep interviewing and they're like a yeah we totally know who digi as we totally get it. Now. 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Lawyers allege abuse of migrant women by gynecologist for Georgia ICE detention center
"Some horrible allegations out of an ICE detention center in Georgia nurse at that facility and lawyers representing clients their claim that immigrant women are telling them. They are routinely being sent to gynecologist who performed unnecessary procedures including hysterectomy hysterectomies forced sterilizations the nurse Don Wildman has filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security earlier today Ms Wooden spoke to our own jacobs sober. Often warning what she has to say here in addition to this story itself is disturbing. You're quoting the complaint of saying that's his specialty. He's the uterus collector. Is that people refer to this doctor? That's how the detainees referred to this physician. Him is I had detained into s she said, well, what is he doing? Miss wooten collecting Alibi uteruses. And I just looked at her puzzle. Because I didn't have. The private company that runs detention facility released a statement that reads in part and we quote Lesao, corrections has a strict zero tolerance policy for any kind of inappropriate behavior in our facilities and takes all allegations of mistreatment. Seriously, our company strongly refutes these allegations and any implications of misconduct at the I. CDC that Detention Facility and a statement immigration and customs enforcement ice says, the accusations will be fully investigated. That's a quote they denied. Detainees are being used for experimental medical procedures. Adding quote I says, mission is to protect the homeland. And to swiftly and quickly remove people from the country. The health welfare and safety of ice detainees is one of the agency's highest priorities. Any assertion or claim to the contrary is false and intentionally misleading is also said, since two thousand, eighteen, two individuals from the facility were referred to doctors for hysterectomies. Now, NBC News, National Security, and justice correspondent Julia Ainsley has been following this story and joins US tonight Julia give us the benefit of your reporting talking to these women directly and trying to reach one of the attorneys in this case. So Brian, what we can tell you is that we have spoken to four attorneys who say that their clients who were in the Irwin County detention center in Georgia were sent to this doctor. His name is Mahindra Amine. That is the doctor that these lawyers each individually identified without us prompting his name we reached out to him and I've deficit. Someone picked up the phone like I'd be making an appointment as soon as I identified myself as a reporter. They hung up I was not able to get through to get a response from him because his lawyers told us that their clients that detainees said that they thought that he was unnecessarily harsh one had a client who reported bruising one had to clients who reported hysterectomies they found out later that they did not need that he told them that they had a cancerous condition that needed to be taken care of the agreed to the hysterectomy only to find out later that was not the case that they did not have to go that far with that procedure. But now here is what Dr Amine told buzzfeed again. NBC. News has not yet talk to this doctor, but he did say that. His lawyer said, the doctor is a highly respected physician who dedicated his adult life to treating the high risk underserved population in rural Georgia, and they believe that this allegations that started with the Whistle Blower Jacob spoke to that they believe that after they investigate allegations that Dr. I mean will be cleared of any wrongdoing and I will say all of these are allegations right now none of this has been presented in a court of Law Don wooten sent that complaint to the Inspector General of D. H. S. They will do their digging. She did not name names she did not even named this. Doctor she did not give dates. It was only from US speaking to lawyers with clients in this facility. Did we learn more of the story we've also learned that this doctor is someone who they send detainees to outside of the facility. He's not actually working in side for ice. One other detail though Brian that I did learn about this doctor is that in two thousand, fifteen, he and other doctors had to settle and pay over five hundred thousand dollars in civil penalties for Medicaid and Medicare fraud with the Justice Department that settlement and twenty, five hundred. So we're learning more but right now he's denying.
Fresh update on "buzzfeed" discussed on Pat Thurston
"Tens of thousands of pages of documents. Those documents, along with a few additional SARS requested by federal law enforcement authorities make up the majority of the fin send files. Some of them were never turned over to the committee's that requested them. Never turned over why there needs to be an explanation for that. Why Ah, person familiar with the matter blew the whistle to multiple members of Congress notified Congress that there were all sorts of files that were not being turned over. Now. The collection at least the collection that Jason Leopold Group has received does not include any SARS about Trump's finances. There was a source familiar with this matter who told Buzzfeed News that Vincent's database did Not contain SARS on either Trump nor the Trump Organization and though the documents show suspicious payments to people in Trump's orbit before and after key moments in the 2016 presidential campaign They do not provide direct information on any election interference, so that's important, But that's not verified. That was somebody who is familiar with the SARS documents, SARS documents that nobody seems to be ableto access, not even members of Congress, and it would be important for members of Congress. To be able to get this information. This report. You know, It's very lengthy, very, very lengthy, but it's also they have it where you can read. Certain Synopsys of some of the information that they've gathered, and it really has written in ways that lay people like you. And I can understand. You know, Elizabeth Warren is one who can really go into some of these documents and dissect them and understand every single thing that is revealed there. I can't But when they lay it out when they dissected, and they have experts who are laying this out and putting it into layman's terms, I can absolutely understand it. And it is vitally important information. I know we're so focused on the things that air crashing down around us. But while our focus is on those things, and rightly so, You know, we have to be able to multi task here because these are things that are going on right now. And it has become so big. And this was this is in the report. And I know Jason mentioned it is to mention this to it's so big that it is really hard right now, to separate the bad stuff this black Ah, economy. From the legitimate one. The banking business that's legitimate from all of the horrific criminal stuff that is going on, but somebody has to do it and we have to do it soon because it impacts everything. It impacts everything. For one thing, it is supportive of massive criminal activity that is going on around the world $2 trillion just in the documents. That they were able to acquire the Jason Leopold in his group were able to a fire that comprise the fence and files 2100 SARS reports that are included in there and $2. Trillion we're talking about. This is so utterly offensive and it is so detrimental To the future of America to the future of banking in the world. But look at the things that are being supported here. Terrorism needs money. The illicit drug trade needs money. Criminals need to be ableto launder their money and it is being facilitated by some of the biggest banking entities in the world. And, apparently Treasuries kind of picking and choosing the things that they're going to investigate. There's so much of this that's going on. I don't know how big a unit you need within Treasury toe, actually pursue these things and put an end to it. I mean, I think the first thing you do is you put a hold on the fund. If you take a look at one of these documents, and it shows credible information that there really is something criminal that's going on here until it's resolved. You freeze the funds you they're not going to bank with that entity anymore, are they Right now, The banks are making money off of all of this dirty money. That's ah, that's going through their system. Ah, lot of money. Not a little bit. Ah, Whole lot 80 88 tennis. The telephone number will be right back on kgo. Your electric bill keeps going up. The cost of solar has gone way down.
Georgia ICE Detention Center Accused of Performing Mass Hysterectomies on Immigrants
"We are following some horrible allegations out of an ICE detention center in Georgia nurse at that facility and lawyers representing clients their claim that immigrant women are telling them. They are routinely being sent to gynecologist who performed unnecessary procedures including hysterectomy hysterectomies forced sterilizations the nurse Don Wildman has filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security earlier today Ms Wooden spoke to our own jacobs sober. Often warning what she has to say here in addition to this story itself is disturbing. You're quoting the complaint of saying that's his specialty. He's the uterus collector. Is that people refer to this doctor? That's how the detainees referred to this physician. Him is I had detained into s she said, well, what is he doing? Miss wooten collecting Alibi uteruses. And I just looked at her puzzle. Because I didn't have. The private company that runs detention facility released a statement that reads in part and we quote Lesao, corrections has a strict zero tolerance policy for any kind of inappropriate behavior in our facilities and takes all allegations of mistreatment. Seriously, our company strongly refutes these allegations and any implications of misconduct at the I. CDC that Detention Facility and a statement immigration and customs enforcement ice says, the accusations will be fully investigated. That's a quote they denied. Detainees are being used for experimental medical procedures. Adding quote I says, mission is to protect the homeland. And to swiftly and quickly remove people from the country. The health welfare and safety of ice detainees is one of the agency's highest priorities. Any assertion or claim to the contrary is false and intentionally misleading is also said, since two thousand, eighteen, two individuals from the facility were referred to doctors for hysterectomies. Now, NBC News, National Security, and justice correspondent Julia Ainsley has been following this story and joins US tonight Julia give us the benefit of your reporting talking to these women directly and trying to reach one of the attorneys in this case. So Brian, what we can tell you is that we have spoken to four attorneys who say that their clients who were in the Irwin County detention center in Georgia were sent to this doctor. His name is Mahindra Amine. That is the doctor that these lawyers each individually identified without us prompting his name we reached out to him and I've deficit. Someone picked up the phone like I'd be making an appointment as soon as I identified myself as a reporter. They hung up I was not able to get through to get a response from him because his lawyers told us that their clients that detainees said that they thought that he was unnecessarily harsh one had a client who reported bruising one had to clients who reported hysterectomies they found out later that they did not need that he told them that they had a cancerous condition that needed to be taken care of the agreed to the hysterectomy only to find out later that was not the case that they did not have to go that far with that procedure. But now here is what Dr Amine told buzzfeed again. NBC. News has not yet talk to this doctor, but he did say that. His lawyer said, the doctor is a highly respected physician who dedicated his adult life to treating the high risk underserved population in rural Georgia, and they believe that this allegations that started with the Whistle Blower Jacob spoke to that they believe that after they investigate allegations that Dr. I mean will be cleared of any wrongdoing and I will say all of these are allegations right now none of this has been presented in a court of Law Don wooten sent that complaint to the Inspector General of D. H. S. They will do their digging. She did not name names she did not even named this. Doctor she did not give dates. It was only from US speaking to lawyers with clients in this facility. Did we learn more of the story we've also learned that this doctor is someone who they send detainees to outside of the facility. He's not actually working in side for ice. One other detail though Brian that I did learn about this doctor is that in two thousand, fifteen, he and other doctors had to settle and pay over five hundred thousand dollars in civil penalties for Medicaid and Medicare fraud with the Justice Department that settlement and twenty, five hundred. So we're learning more but right now he's denying.
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Review
"With, the heart of an ad with tail and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama. The empress of salt and fortune is tightly and lushly written narrative about empire storytelling and the anger of women a young royal from the far north sent south for a political marriage alone in sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles horr- is to power through the eyes of her handmaiden at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy. That's I remember when this book got a buzz. The Library Journal said it was the day of the month buzzfeed said it was A. Pretty much like the fantasy novel of Spring Twenty Twenty. So I was really excited about it plus handmaidens tail and a political drama. Yeah. Sure. That's that sounds like something that I'm really interested in. Yeah. I mean my main thing is. I don't know if the handmaidens hill comparison is that are descriptive of what this story really is because to me, it definitely was a pro woman story, but I don't really know if I got handed until vibes besides the fact that there's like a handmaiden it you know I actually got more of. The handmaiden, the Korean movie. I got more of that five because that movie is It's told multiple multiple perspectives and us the story is not what seems like and you kind of have to like piece together everyone's motives and how their plans and motives like fit together. So it kind of reminded me more of that movie. Yeah, which is also based on a book. It's based on the fingersmith Sarah Waters, which I highly recommend. It's it's great. Yeah. It's also queer, which is you know this book is also very Queer Zaveri Queer friendly story. There is a lot of different characters on all sides of the LGBTQ spectrum I guess we can start with just how the story is set up. So the story is told through I guess, would you call the second person narrative? Is that what this is or now I? It's third person narrative right? Actually it's third person and then when it switches to flashbacks, swin rabbit is telling the story that's first person right so but basically the main character or the protect I mean tonight even protectionist right like the. I guess perspective character. Through the story. The main character is a monk or in this world, a cleric named chief who is coated as a non binary they go by them pronouns and their. Magical. Talking Bird companion who is actually like a supercomputer right? To go there like a bird that can remember an archive everything it sees and hears you know I had to Google what a what a hoopoe was his Like through context clues was like, okay, it's a bird but what this bird? Looks like Google Google. It was I mean right off the bat and we can talk about this later. Now we want but it's this book is Novella it's really short. It's one hundred and twenty eight pages I wanNA say or it's it's less than a hundred pages I'll wet. Okay. So I just checked how many pages it was on kindle. It's one hundred twelve pages. Okay. So even less yeah, and in those short on a pages, it does a ton of world building and I know this is something that you and I have thoughts about. But like to me, I feel like it did a lot of world building through giving really sparse details. Requiring the reader to kind of fill in the blanks. Right off the bat, you have a talking bird which took me a while to figure it was a bird. you have supernatural hungry ghosts. Yeah. And like implied magic in the world to there's allusions to Mejia's and whether magic like we mentioned. So like right off the bat it Kinda throws you into this world that the reader has to figure out what's going on through context lose. Totally independent of the actual narrative because I think even without the like fantastical. Does also stand alone on its own as like A. Story of political intrigue. In. Rebellion Yeah.
Turns out, the people who work at Facebook are fighting just as much as the rest of us
"Out the people who work at facebook are fighting just as much as the rest of us from American public media. This is marketplace tech I'm Ali would. FACEBOOK is feeling the pressure to deal with election disinformation this week, the FBI uncovered a new Russian propaganda campaign targeting the twenty twenty election facebook announced. It would block new political ads for a week before the election on Thursday it said it would take down videos in which the president urged people in. North. Carolina to vote twice, which is illegal and activist asked facebook to ban event listings like the one that encouraged people to arm themselves and go to Kenosha. Wisconsin to confront protesters two people were shot and killed in Kenosha. So how does it feel to work at facebook right now, Ryan Mack is a senior tech reporter at buzzfeed. He says, the company has an internal communications platform called workplace and it is full of debate. Imagine what's going on on your facebook feed right now and that's happening exactly in the same way internally at facebook where there's more than fifty thousand police at have access to this thing. People are mad. There's other side as well in some cases. Defending the gunman in playing devil's. In In. So this is kind of devolved into this back and forth where Zucker actually stepped in earlier this week. and Said, look we need to have more discussions. We're GONNA. Movies into certain groups, but you're not gonNA be able to. Post openly argumentative things on our platform and the funny thing about workplaces at things also trend on workplace as well. So you can see when when things trend and so these things that get a lot of engagement because of the arguments often trend at the top which then creates this positive feedback loop where where people an arguing more and seeing it more and yeah. So it's it's it's not pretty. So, you're saying that facebook has an internal facebook. then. Mark. Zuckerberg has stepped in to police. The irony is hurting me in the head right now. He's announced kind of these new ways of looking at content. It remains to be seen what they actually do. There are hundreds if not thousands of groups on workplace and so imagine that you're at home all day you're cooped up you WANNA talk to your colleagues you WanNa be in the mix Were places where you're hanging out right for people who haven't been facebook I mean it's like entering to city a dreamy bubble, right? It's a city it like every wall is covered with art all the conference rooms have cute names. There's like redwood growing in the middle of their. Outdoor Park. There's the roof garden. A barber, you have a barbecue shop. Bikes repair shop. Yeah. Right. An and all, and they're balloons all over the like it's your face. Booker Verse Serie You. Know I mean it's like it is a lovely place to be, and I wonder if that's your thing you now that you have people at home like sort of like snapped out of it a little bit. If that you know if you were watching Mark Zuckerberg screen instead of in a room with all of your friends and fellow believers. Would it change your perspective a little bit. Does. Eliminate some of the the experience of working at facebook. It's actually really funny. 'cause we get these So before all hands meetings, facebook employees up vote questions of what they want to ask. Mark. Zuckerberg for the week and some of the questions like when are we gonna get like a snack budget for home? Are we gonNA like how do we get? How are we gonNA improve our lives at home and they were actually bonuses given to employees at trying to improve homeworking situations. They have disability to watch and send out you know some of their thoughts on what's going on as it happens whereas like if there was no pandemic, they were in the office, it'd be most of them would be watching this remember park. I guess the other question is, do you have a sense of how many people? ARE THAT UPSET BECAUSE They don't seem to be having huge impact. So it's interesting. FACEBOOK has these internal surveys. One of the questions in there as you think, facebook is making the world a better place. Right after the company did not take down the infamous looting shooting post from Donald Trump, you saw like twenty, twenty, five percentage point drop. That is facebook's data showing their employees are. Not Believing in that mission anymore at least or at least this one incident caused leave not mission. Would you say they have a chance at making that internal change. One of the things here that people have to realize that the power lies in the hands of Mark Zuckerberg he. Has Decision Making power because he made maintains majority voting control over the company. We look back at the walkout, for example, at the beginning of June in the company released a statement and said like we hear you kind of thing but like. Mark Zuckerberg really do anything to change how the company operates think so in like. It's up to him basically, what happens on the platform Ryan Mack is a senior tech reporter at buzzfeed.
A platform-by-platform prescription for treating the disinformation disease
"From Cunanan to Russian propaganda campaigns to Kobe nineteen myths. Social media is unquestionably the vector for increasingly dangerous misinformation. But the big platforms are still trying to have things both ways they take credit for pro democracy movements and black lives matter. But maintained that groups devoted to armed militia groups didn't influence the shooting of protesters in Kenosha Wisconsin they pitched services to politicians that they claim can win elections, but then say they're not responsible for political speech. So with just weeks left until the US election, we wondered if the platforms all agreed overnight that disinformation is a threat to society and democracy what would change. Joan Donovan is the Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on media politics and public policy at Harvard I up she says gaming twitter should be a little harder a place like twitter needs to get a little bit more honest about how they're broadcast system plays into the disinformation incentive structure. So if you're just a small website by and large is very difficult for people to stumble across that however, if you're employing a little bit of automation, maybe some advertising. And you have potentially even paid off some influencers. You can make that disinformation scale and look organic, and then there's too. But which is way more aggressive about suggesting things for us to consume it systems like youtube that depend on recommendations need to take a serious look at that in need to understand that if I hate watch a and on video because someone sends it to me, the Algorithm remembers that. So even if I didn't like it, I can't get. Out of that Vortex so I think recommend needs an overhaul because it does tend to work in the favour of manipulators. Donovan says recommendations for facebook events, pages, and groups also need an overhaul facebook left up with a call to arms event in Kenosha even after it was flagged at least four hundred and fifty five times according to buzzfeed and only took it down after an armed teenager killed two protesters so we have to be attuned to the fact. That groups like that don't grow fast and become agile without technology and that facebook event page for that night bears a lot of responsibility for people knowing where to show up what to bring and and how to interact with each other. This is a feature of the design John Donovan of Harvard. She also said don't ignore Instagram influencers are driving a lot of this info and no, we don't think any of this will happen absent a lot of regulation. And now for some related actually today, it's related audio. I talked with John Donovan for nearly half an hour and wanted to share just a little more of the conversation with you mainly because researchers believe this is a real threat to the integrity of the election and like I said before ballots are going to start going out in just a few weeks. So I asked her about the sense. Of urgency around solving this problem, you know there is a lot of scenario planning in two thousand, nineteen absent the pandemic of how people were going to be able to vote and how people were going to engage with the election process with the pandemic. There's added emphasis on social media companies to really get this right because most of everyone's information is being filtered through these platforms so even People that would have been going door to door organizing ride shares for the elderly are unable to do that, and so tech companies now are not only at the center of the targets of groups that want to perpetrate information warfare and carry out influence operations but they're also the most important information conduit for groups that just want to have a fair election right. So you're saying that this scenario never accounted for the fact that social media which was already vector for disinformation or for good information. Would become even more central. Exactly and it, and the thing that we know is researchers about disinformation and media manipulation is that it works because it plays on people's outrage and it plays on novelty. So some of the features of social media itself which is journalists really strived to be first out the gate with new information and so that they can be You know at the head of the the pack in the top of the search results are now being turned against them, and so the notion of what it means to wait in journalism to confirm something is up against viral misinformation that is really playing on that information void and the time that it takes for journalists to really know. What it is that they're they're writing about and be able to share that information with their audiences. Right, you know we also talked to a researcher who said that we talked about Qa nine as really kind of an emerging cult and one of the things that she said was that movements like that really thrive in this kind of perfect storm scenario where not only do you have an active and thriving ability to push out disinformation but you have a lot of people stuck at home with a lot of time and a lot of loneliness and desperation I would assume that was also not in this scenario planning. No there was to be honest with you as people were thinking about researchers were thinking about this moment there was a conspiracy wildcard and you know that that was an easy. No. In the end, the threat models in the matrix of our thinking, we did know that something would happen pizza gate, of course, in two, thousand sixteen. Is something that has become instructive and informative for researchers to understand how. This attention to conspiracies within certain communities can strengthen the trust between knees, these groups and also can help them to recruit and I use recruit really loosely nobody's like I'm a member of the pizza gay conspiracy community but with something like Hugh and on you do have folks that are outwardly saying you know where we go one, we go all using these hashtags trying to signal to others that. They believe this to and because the infrastructure of went and the networks were already in place during the pandemic. When the pandemic hit, it became a an opportunity to tell us another story about the deep state and another story about the collusion between what are very coded Antisemitic tropes about a global co ball and that feature. Of Social Media that brings these groups together through the use of Hashtags, is something that is accelerated medical misinformation and really grown the ranks of people who were familiar with John. Do you think that we're headed toward a flash point where people will re recognize the value of information or do you think it's sort of going to be like a long slow decline into little islands of personal truth? It's a really good question. You know if you asked me this ten years ago, I'd say the capacity for the Internet to ensure that we have hyper local information networks is at an all time high. If you think back to the days of indymedia and how great some of the local citizen journalism was in those moments however because we've reached this. Obligatory passage point where information networks have become consolidated within these. You know super large. Companies. have to rethink data as currency and we have to rethink data infrastructures If we're going to. Build the web that we want, and we do have to figure out a public component to this infrastructure that doesn't leave leader leave us at the mercy of social media companies to do. All of this information wrangling I've been a big proponent of trying to get platform companies to see the capacity to do content curation using librarians. You know they keep talking about content moderators. I'm like what about your curation process so that when you do look for information on a Google or on facebook that you're getting things that have been vetted not just things that are popular new Joan Donovan from Harvard, there is of. Course more reading on this topic kind of all over the Internet lately, which is a good thing I guess,
Top producers leave "Ellen" following allegations
"Ellen de generous producers air out after misconduct allegations So now This goes back to a story you may remember. Some of our listeners may not know this because there's been a lot of other stuff going on in the world. But three senior producers at Ellen Had been accused of sexual harassment and a number of misconduct accusations and those three individuals who have those allegations against them. I have been well, the way they put it is that they've parted ways with the popular Daytime talk show that's like the fancy way of saying they got fired. Yes or well, you know, the thing is, I think when you reach a certain level of power and privilege Your you don't have to be fired. They just look at you and go on and you go and you probably walk away with some. You know, some fat stack? Yeah, they pull the rip cord on the golden parachutes. So let's see how that all plays out. I'm gonna work. Stain my judgment until I find out more. But what we do know is that executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Lehman, the show's had writer as well as a coed executive producer named Jonathan Norman. Those are the people that left now they okay, So here's the thing that you may have not remembered. Okay. These allegations totaled Or or I should say these accusations were made by a total Of 36 employees. Holy buckets. Yes. So thie accusations of sex, not nothing. That's not nothing. The accusations of sexual harassment misconduct against these three were made by 36 former employees to BUZZFEED news. Those accusations Came just two weeks. Two weeks after 11 current and former employees came forward to Buzzfeed, and you might remember this story. To complain about the toxic work environment and Ellen and that included things but not limited to racism, workplace intimidation and other quote mistreatment. So this is like just the tip of a much larger iceberg clearly, but this tip is a very important tip. And that's just the tip. These are three very key players in putting this. You know, behemoth. Of a show together. Yeah.
‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ Ousts Three Top Producers
"No longer top executives for the Ellen, too generous show let go after an investigation triggered by claims of Ah toxic workplace environment. Well, CBS news correspondent Jamie You Cus. She talked with some of the former staff members scribe for me with the culture was like at the Ellen Show. Culture was very poisonous. It was very toxic. Hedda Muscat worked as a producer for the Ellen Show in its early years and won two Emmys. There. She describes a work environment where she had a walk on eggshells. Ellen didn't know And if she wasn't the P that I would defend her Shiyu Buzzfeed News last month was the first to report allegations that did generous is mantra of be Kind Mast, a toxic work culture. One former employee claimed it's all an act for the cameras Generous, announced the changes to our staff in a video conference yesterday, in which he wants again apologized.
Three top producers out at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" amid allegations of toxic work environment
"Overhauled its senior production team in the wake of accusations of racial insensitivity, sexual misconduct and other problems in the work environment on that show. Three senior producers have announced it from the show following damning allegations raised in recent reports by Buzzfeed and Variety. These are not
Ellen DeGeneres: Three producers fired over 'toxic workplace' claims
"The Axis swung at the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Three executive producers named in a Buzzfeed article accused of harassment reportedly fired at Glavin, Kevin Lehman and Jonathan Norman. Variety says generous broke the news to stab in an emotional video call. Monday. The three have been accused of creating a toxic work environment through sexual harassment, abusive behavior and more generous, has apologized for allowing the behavior to go on under her watch.
The Executive Order To Ban TikTok and WeChat
"He went ahead and did it president trump has signed an executive order to block all transactions with tiktok maker Bite Dance, as well as all transactions with Chinese tech giant tencent beginning on September twentieth. Now, it's worth noting that September twentieth would be five days after Microsoft's deadline to acquire the non-chinese parts of Tiktok or not. Quoting the verge, the spread of APPs controlled by the Chinese government continues to threaten the national security foreign policy and economy of the United States. The order reads the United States must take aggressive action against the owners of Tiktok to protect our national security and quote a parallel order. Banda transactions with we chat a texting APP in China that maintains a small user base in the US in both orders, the president names, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act as authority for the move, as well as the national emergencies act effectively naming talks continued operation within the United States as a national. Emergency such. A move is highly unusual and will likely be subject to a legal challenge. The executive branch has the power to levy sanctions against individuals and corporations by them on the entity list as the US did against Y. and Z., t. e. last year but such sanctions are typically put in place by the Commerce Department rather than the White House and Senate to specific rulemaking procedures that seemed to have been short-circuited by surprise executive order. The president also has the power to force the divestiture of US companies from foreign ownership through the committee on foreign investment in the United States or. But doing so also requires a specific process that seems to have been discarded in favor of a broader executive order. It's unclear how the order will affect talks ability to operate in the short term unlike Weiwei Z. T. The company does not require licenses to operate its network and nothing in the order seems to require APP stores to seize hosting the APP. However, it explicitly covers subsidiaries of by dance specifically, the US based TIKTOK division, and we'll apply to any and all financial transfers to and from those subsidiaries as a result. TIKTOK. Likely to seek a stay of the order in court or be forced to abruptly discontinue services as it takes effect and quote. So everyone basically scrambling to figure out what all this means. There does appear to be a loophole in the order because the order has a clause that reads quote to the extent permitted under applicable law and quote. But also, as Alex, tweeted quote, if I'm reading this correctly, it obliges apple to remove chat from the Chinese APP store, which would effectively kill the company's phone business in China. China represents a little under fifteen percent of Apple's global revenue. But at the same time, the order says we chat quote has over one billion users worldwide, which means it's counting Chinese users as we chat users given the references to chat having more than a billion users. It's clearly intended to apply to the APP globally I. think that would be substantially more damaging for apple in China then losing Google services was for way in the West. I. Think and yet this is the US government doing it to both and quote indeed, Bloomberg has a piece of art that we chat is banned from the Chinese APP store. The ramifications would be huge because we chat is a communication and transaction cornerstone in modern Chinese life. Being without chat would be a big enough deal for Chinese users as to essentially possibly kill the iphone business in China, and at the very least would probably be a big deal as to go to China into some major form of retaliation. Now tencent owns wechat tencent has a market cap of six, hundred, eighty, seven, billion dollars. Its stock was down more than ten percent afterward of this executive order came down. As Dan primack tweeted quote the tencent we chat order maybe more consequential for us tech companies because it seems to ban any transactions with tencent tencent invest in lots of us, companies including fortnight maker EPIC Games. Let's play this out. tencent has an investment in read it tencent can't do transactions after forty five days. So must tencent divest within forty five days if not, how would it ever sell trying to get clarity on this to end quote? Yeah I WANNA put aside the questions as to whether or not Chinese apps represent a security threat for the moment. I for one have uninstalled Tiktok on my phone because I don't trust it. But more immediately, I think most in silicon valley are watching to see if there is. Any immediate cascading of retaliatory actions by the Chinese that could put a cramp in wet silicon valley can do globally. Sources are telling buzzfeed news that an all hands meeting Mark Zuckerberg told facebook employees that banning tiktok would set a bad precedent code I. Just think it's a really bad long-term precedent and that it needs to be handled with the utmost care and gravity whatever the solution Zuckerberg said. I'm really worried. It could very well have long term consequences in other countries around the world and quote. While noted that tick Tock Band in India in June was being hit. Now he alluded to the idea that facebook products could become a target for another country. Later, he did however sympathize with the trump administration's national security concerns. Quote. I. Certainly think that there are valid national security questions about having an APP that has a lot of people's data that follows the rules of another country government that increasingly is kind of seen as a competitor Soccer Berg said quote.
‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Workplace Is Under Investigation By Warner Media
"Reports of a toxic work, culture and crew furious over poor communication during the Corona virus shut down. Despite the bad reports, there have not been any direct allegations made about Ellen herself. For more on all the bad news that the Ellen Show will speak to Matt Donnelly Sr. Film writer at Variety, so essentially human resources representative for both the production company that makes Ellen just called Tele Pictures and Morning brother. It's which obviously, areas the program or distributes it have both come together and sort of pursuit of information about sort of the day to day experience for Ellen's employees, a member, we have changed the sort of reference the stories said that their goal is to ultimately create a work environment where ever wanted sort of protected. And also can sort of advance and flourish and safety, So I think it's you know, a pretty responsible move on their part, But at this point, what we know is that they're reaching out to current and former employees to discuss their experiences, where presumably will conduct as sort of a larger report about what if anything, needs to change their Now, let's talk about these two reports just to kind of see what we're working with here. Back in April, Variety reported on the treatment of crew members during the Corona virus locked down so very loosely when things initially shut down, there was crew members who were saying that we weren't really being told what was going to be the fate of our ours or our pay. And then when Ellen's resumed some sort of filming at her home, they were kind of left out of the lurch on that, too. And I guess they hired Nonunion workers to do that work instead of them. Yeah, A lot of the sources we spoke with who are familiar with the production basically say that her long term crew people have been with her sums of the entire 17 year run of the show. Just expected a better level of treatment in terms of if and when they would come back, You know, up until the moment we published a report that Legacy crew was told to sort of expect dramatically reduced compensation, even though the show of going on filming at the normal rate, so I think a lot of people thought sort of betrayed in away by mixed messages, especially for someone who's banner. Heather staying for her jealous to be kind, and some say this is very difficult situations, obviously, in the confusion and chaos of the Corona virus pandemic that hidden in some ways, it makes sense. Maybe hire those non union workers because they have to do something, maybe things that the union might not have agreed for their workers, depending on safety, and all that, So sometimes those things make sense. But they were just saying that They weren't even afforded that choice or whatnot. Of course. Yeah, I think it was a lack of transparency that really got people. And yes, you know, Krone viruses cause such a dramatic ripple effect how we do or more specifically how we don't do production at the moment. So, yeah, the union might have to look the other way occasionally on getting some people back to work instead of, you know, sort of a massive sun town. But again, I think it was that sort of lack of care. That really got to some long term employees. Yeah, and the pay was also an issue. I know. They told them you're gonna get reduced hours or reduced Pay that way. But shortly after you guys posted your story, then it started coming out. Well, well, they're going to get paid their full amount. They're full pay all that stuff. I think that the production sort of realised, But the right thing to do was especially because if you follow the logic through if they were taking the same amount of episodes, that means that this is going into syndicated viewership and selling the same amount of advertising No one's really losing money on the end. It's just obviously out of an abundance of caution here to figure out how to actually make the show. But you know again, and I think Hollywood is a town that when your staff looks the way that l Inez and you've got no. Ah, working family or some people put it in the over 17 years, they expect you to cover them The way they've covered. You end up with a large part of the frustration and you know another thing. That was in that same report was that you know, no one had even stepped in and said, How are you? How are your family? How is your mental house? Which I think a lot of companies, you know, including the publisher Variety. Ah, lot of people didn't do that. You know that They were here for you. If you knew Greece sources that child care if you need meditation class you any number of things to sort of band together in a really unprecedented in highly stressful time. A lot of people thought that that wasn't done and we're quite surprised. The other part of this. In mid July, Buzzfeed published a report alleging a toxic work culture there. There was an employee who said that there was some racist behavior going around and a few other things that just really made working there on the show, not really tolerable. The budget reports have sort of a spectrum of accused behavior that is troubling from to start a sort of ID on that atmosphere of intimidation and fear. You know, there was some accounts of verbal abuse their accounts of sort of, you know, an idea that overall senior leadership it Alan felt, but no, it was a privilege to work there. And anyone who might complain about sort of the emotional atmosphere. Even working conditions could just move on because they couldn't find anyone else who had died of work, Carella It's a much more serious stuff like sensitive people of color on the head from jokes about two African American females being taken for each other because they have the same hairstyle to another employee being sort of shouted down an angry and resentful because she suggested that the entire staff received diversity and inclusion training. You know all this is supported by historians. That's quite serious, especially, I would say in the world we live in, which is a post me to world and if you even look at what's been happening in this country in the past two months There is it's incredibly justifiable demand for a lack of this toxicity and for transparent, clear on how we're all treating each other at work. Not one thing that I found interesting is that there is no specific
Debra Messing & Paul F. Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace
"It guess what we have a guest. We were supposed to have her at the Bell House in Brooklyn, but she is here with us today the Emmy Award. winning. Star of will and Grace Debra. Messing is GonNa, join US tastic. All right. Let's call some friends play some games. Have a good talk. Thankfully. This couple is available at they're not only a couple. They host a podcast called couples therapy where they talk about relationships with comedians themselves. It's both life-affirming and funny, which is a nice combination not like my therapy. We have. Andy. Beckerman and Naomi Eck Paragon Hey. Hey so at you're obviously your house. Yes. Yes. Self Quarantine Day eighteen dating. You're in Los Angeles yes we are. Already a city of self. Quarantine. Works out really well, I was telling these guys that I had a stranger talked me from six feet away and it was just something nice. They were like Oh look over by that tree. There's a eagle's nest and I was like Oh. This is so heartwarming a conversation with a stranger. Missing this and then he was is it an amazing Hell Mother Nature Continually rejuvenates the earth and provides I was like Oh not this guy. We just don't get along normally so it's not going to start now. Like a stack of books with. That he was tossing out. Anyone who would take him. So. Funny. The little conversations you're having now being bored because I'm really, I'll tell Andy any thought in my head. Yes. So a couple couple in captivity how's it going? It could be worse like actually not bad. We've had an eighteen days to arguments I think that's about it. We had two arguments. It was like a real uncomfortable though because we got an argument and then I went in the bedroom you know what I mean like I just like sat there and was like well I guess it's Cool out where I think normally I would have left the house or I would have like gone like met a friend. Do you know what I mean like I'm getting a drink and then cool out This time it was like. The bedroom till you forgive me. S. Oh Yeah. I'm going to the other side of the couch while the exact. I like actually hanging out with people via zoom now because you can like I'm at home we're talking but I could just get up and go get something from Fridge I love that we should all be at home but hanging out with people but they're not in our house. Yeah. Don't clean up they leave. Don't have to get there. Yeah. Is Acceptable. Right, the only problem I have is you can't leave. Here to Leo do though you can always just fake an internet outage. It's very easy. You just. Just leave the meeting, and then you you take something like, sorry, my incident. You Guys WanNa, play a game. Do you WanNa just a little escapist quiz I would love to. Competition. We need healthy competition right now. Okay. So your podcast is called couples therapy. We have audio quiz for you called Tele Therapy. So basically, we're GONNA play a clip of a TV therapist and you're just going to identify the show. Okay we'll start with an easy one. This is for you andy. Hello, Claire. I'm listening. Oh Frazier. Frazier. That's right. Raising grade were you a fan of that show? Did you ever watch that show in its I watched it for many years and then Niles and Daphne got together. Yeah. I was like it's Okay I will say, actually one of our fights guys was. Its own Andy He's a niles. I'm not wrong. He said I was Eddie the dog. Oh. Yes. That's that's pretty harsh. In fairness it was a cute dog does he could you talk a lot of tricks? No. Okay. Because I am anyone I am Marty. Crane okay. I'm sitting in a chair and I am saying. Either me? And so ed he was he's a police detective and that's what you want to be through. I wanted to the the woman that he did the radio show with Ross Ross Ross. Thanks thank you. I ever a buzzfeed quiz now. All right now is your chance Naomi. Here we go. The comic plays that therapist in this clip when a best guest actress Emmy for the role I committed adultery I betrayed a friend I'm an awful person alley. Every patient that comes into this office thinks that he or she is the world's biggest loser for the first time I. Agree. There's a hint in the clue the name I know alley. Oh God I don't know two and a hand. Yeah. Dancing Baby. Oh, fudge. Okay. Ally mcbeal ally mcbeal is correct but what I remember loving do you Elliott Bill took a black lover. You know she was with Jesse l Martin who played collins in the original cast of red. went onto become such a star. Yes remember thinking. That little bony. Lover. I'm very into it. All right Andy, this comedy central show was animated in.
Gunman kills son, wounds husband of federal judge, suspect dead
"Described anti feminist attorney posing as a delivery person fatally shot 20 year old son of a federal judge in New Jersey home. I wanna feel. Murphy offered his condolence offering my prayers and I know my colleagues joined me to Federal court Judge Chester sell us whose son was murdered and husband seriously wounded yesterday in a brazen and cowardly act of gun violence at their home. The judge was not heard. Authorities later found the suspect Roided Hollander, dead of an apparently self inflicted gunshot wound at a location in the Catskills. Buzzfeed News reports Review of holidays Writings online, She'll numerous derogatory statements about the judge's gender and race.
Former Ellen DeGeneres Show Employees Claim They Were Subjected to ''Toxic Work Environment''
"The Ellen show getting called out by her staff. Yeah, you heard that right? One current and ten former employees spoke to buzzfeed news anonymously about what they're calling toxic work environment at the Ellen Degeneres show staffer said they were fired after taking medical leave or bereavement days face microaggressions and were even subjected to favoritism by executive
‘The Sims’ Headed to TBS For Reality TV Competition Show
"A The sims reality show is on the way. The popular video game about simulating real life is getting a TV show adaptation within the television genre that is all about emulating real life. Geeta Jackson reported on the TV show for vice and wrote the Sims sparked is a reality competition show which will air on TBS starting July seventeenth, it's made in collaboration with Buzzfeed multi-player buzzfeed's video game, vertical and illeg Turner. Sports is east sports. Organization over the course of four episodes, contestants will compete for a one hundred thousand dollar prize by completing challenges that showcase their. Their creativity and storytelling in the Sims so the show tasks well-known Sims players streamers to compete against one another in various in game challenges like they might have two hours to create something in the Sims, and then they have to present to a panel of judges. According to the show's trailer, there will be tears personal revelations contestants who are in it to win it. And of course as I mentioned the Grand Prize of one hundred thousand dollars. It's a weird premise for a reality show, but it looks like it might work.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Us are going to merge into one one giant company so just out in the hallway? There is a team of bankers. And and we're just GonNa all go out and we'll hash it out and by the end of the day we should have. That would be real tough immigration though. Never mind that's probably not probably not a good idea. You talked to definitely were in some of those talks. What why didn't you guys make one of those deals? I mean we were never in a position where he felt like we had to make could be l.. Summit what I was saying in that interview. was that smaller players in the digital space Would probably really need to do a deal in part because I looked at this space in it felt like it was bifurcating to influence or type content creators who can build pretty decent decent businesses several hundred thousand to several million dollars a year with like one person or a small team and they had a lot of advantages advantages that big media companies don't have lower cost structure less rules and constraints in the kind of content. They could make in some cases is and they were there providing a lot of the content of the big platforms and so they are a huge force. And so I was looking at those kinds of companies and then I was looking looking at companies like like busby which is a several hundred million revenue and and the ability to build out all these diversified revenue sources is and generate more revenue for the content. We're creating because we have all these teams it infrastructures and support and it just felt like there were a lot of companies that were in the middle where they it didn't have the leanness of the influencers to be able to operate a more efficiently but they also didn't have the ability to bring in enough enough of the talent and business and things like that and so it felt like those those companies were in a position where they needed to needed to to merge and what about the bigger companies my employer of ice spot refinery. Maybe somewhere in the middle of the discussion we're having but the bigger your your company bigger companies merging urging as well. I don't think that there is as pressing a need. I think for the mid size companies that makes a lot of sense to join a bigger company the bigger the bigger digital digitally native companies I think Fox's at scale and can operate effectively buzzfeed's Swedes at at scale. There's a few you know a bigger companies that that that can do that. It could make sense for some of them to it could be. It could be make they could they could. You could see bigger combinations. That could make sense. But I don't think there's there's an urgency for it last question you said Ed in this memo that you WanNa buy a company called meet up. This is one of the many companies that we work bod and is now furiously trying to sell off and this is part of a strategy. You had paid social. Why did you meet up? And what does paid social. Look like for buzzfeed. I mean I had a vision for how meet up could be part of buzzfeed that I I was really excited about which was. Essentially we've been seeing more and more that our content is inspiring action in the world and whether it's transactions and our commerce business or or just people going on trips or trying things joining communities finding in discovering new phantoms. We see content really driving action and I thought that meet up could be another way to have something downstream from out where when people get excited engage with our content. They then connect with meet with people in the real world so that we could integrate an interesting way that would drive a lot of value this concept of paid social that in some ways it's counter to the current trend trend which is all the social platforms are free and available to everyone and then all the content companies are focused on paid and subscription models. uh-huh and what if you reverse that and you had a layer of content that was free across all platforms on the internet which is speeds approach. Cure all the best of the Internet. And then you combine that with paid aid social where you don't have two billion people on the platform you have a couple of hundred thousand here a million there and the consumers paying I wanNA pay. HBO With Like Minded People. People who share interests that I have so it would meet up. Meet up organizers pet you know pay a fee to be subscription to be able to bring people together. I think you're going to start to see more niche social things. People aren't just paying for content. They're paying to be in an in a social environment with like minded people without the harassment without all their data. Bean suck for advertising without some of the some of the negative things so niche communities and paid communities is an area that we're exploring and starting to think about and meet up could've accelerated it but I think there's other ways to to to build interest teen alternatives to the social networks that are smaller and more niche that could and and also provide new lines of revenue. Thanks again to join a party for sitting down with me. Thanks again to the folks at digital content next for hosting us. This is Rico media. I will see you next week..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"As journalists. You cannot get just right? I have to get it. All I get every single. Syllable. Correct. And this case I did not that I wrote that it was an explicit instruction. When in fact, the evidence now shows that it was not explicit. I'm Benjamin witness. And this is the law fair podcast April thirtieth two thousand nineteen on January seventeenth of this year. Buzzfeed news reported a blockbuster. The headline reads President Trump directed. His attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Moscow tower project. It was a remarkable story and within twenty four hours of its publication. The special counsel's office had issued an unprecedented statement taking issue with it, and describing unspecified components of it as quote inaccurate, unquote. It wasn't clear at the time. What parts of the story were inaccurate? And how much of it was true. But in light of the actual Muller report. We can now identify the parts of the story that had problems and the parts that did not the two reporters who wrote the story Anthony cormier. A and Jason Leopold joined me yesterday to do a kind of after action report on the story. How did they come to report what they report what parts of the story? Do they stand by what parts do they think they messed up on? How was the story sourced? And what does the discrepancy between the story and the Muller report tell us about the conduct of Donald Trump? It's the law. Fair podcast episode four hundred thirteen a BuzzFeed after action report with Leopold and cormier. All right before we talk about and do the kind of after action report on your guys story about Trump directing Michael Cohen to lie to congress. I wanna start actually much earlier, which is with some of the other stories that you guys have reported on the Trump Russia stuff because I. I think people tend to look at the story in a kind of vacuum. And I wanna situate it in the context of a much broader range of reporting that you guys did. So I which ever of you wants to take this a try let's start with a kind of overview of the work that you had done prior to January seventeenth two thousand nineteen. So, you know, we started covering the Trump administration really from the first offer stays at BuzzFeed news and both started. I started early January Jason shortly after that. And the editor asked us pretty simply to figure out what happened in twenty sixteen who are these characters involved what were their potential roles in twenty sixteen. What were they doing before that we started? I started personally to look Michael Cohen some of his own dubious business ceilings before he acts. We reached the Trump organization. Our job was never to really examine the dossier. But we knew the Toan in. This case was was a big part of that knew that he must have played some kind of role in twenty sixteen and began to look at what he had done. We were very fortunate to work with some pretty incredible sources who who gave us insight into not just Mr. Cohen. But eventually a number of entities, it surrounded Trump and his campaign in particular able to glean insight into their finances..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Download This Show
"Suddenly all the journals you start to lose that hoity-toity air when your doing follow up reporting that links to explosives so it becomes very hard to maintain that air. I think and I think it's incredibly disappointing and you talk about lying there. I mean, they they mentioned in the US office when the like lodge suedes if not the entire LGBTQ coverage division was decimated. They say what's the future of young queer media coverage now because you can't just do this to organizations because this certainly legacy broad Costa's and organizations bay not doing that kind of coverage in those some of those nations. So I guess this rises a few interesting questions about the future of this category. And we talk about BuzzFeed is being news ostensibly for young people, but it was a pretty diversified business. Right. So there was obviously we talk about the Thais tvos because hugely popular. I think there was a statment apologies if I get this wrong. But I think fifty percent of Americans had seen a tie stevia which. You've never seen was this little these little square video shot from above of somebody making something that kind of looks mostly like start a food, but it was really popular and very odd to from in terms of what the future of the business looks like the lost a lot of people is they business guy. Look different is the output going to change off the back of this. Donna. I mean, it's pens on what their investors think they've built equity in rise. So all of us who work in journalism and media, we obviously have friends who who work there and we've seen their great work. And we understand what they've done, but from paps called hot cash point of view. They may not think that that's right. They may be they may end up outsourcing journalists and trying to create the same level of coverage. But perhaps not have them on staff. Will outsourcing is an interesting point because it was big story about aspects of that that has been outsourced to great effect clip. Yeah. I mean, the head of the quizzes department we all scoff at quizzes on buzz fade. But when you've got area on the ground doing a, which of Grundy a you and saying, I got me. You know that these become touched contraception. Yeah. Cultural touch sons, and he tweeted out that one of the second highest creator of quizzes was just a community member out in the midwest. And they got one hundred twenty million page views for these quizzes that they created just for fun and BuzzFeed, essentially paid them with sending them a couple of bags and books are basically swag. The bucket of the clause from the back of the closet, essentially. Yeah, they have a really strong community member focus, and that's you can spin that one and say, we're really engage without raiders, which they are they definitely right from a perspective of working in nations. Trying to think about the rate of first, but also they can call on those rate is inside you want to be part of something bigger. Don't you want to write for us the fame and the glory that teenager gets from having BIC we on BuzzFeed as huge. But that means that the organizes the manages they don't have to pay those people. What was really interesting was. I saw a tweet from someone in the BuzzFeed news team who incidently wasn't laid off. But she said that BuzzFeed is currently hiring long editorial and video Philo 's in the past fellowship programs with three to four months and paid hourly wages with no benefits application advocation ju- today will layoffs are happening across the company affecting full-time employees in those same departments very spicy tweet from someone who still kept their job at BuzzFeed, but it points to a greater trained to rely. On interns, junior fellows, they might call them. I mean, BuzzFeed fellows has its own Twitter account of their hot takes there's a lot of a move towards that. And unfortunately, if you don't necessarily have I guess meteor onto standing or media training than they might be a whole generation of people coming up thinking that exposure is a great way to pay bills. But as a great Neo could Kaduna so the other day, I said, oh, that's really good. My rent is exactly two hundred exposures per wakes. That'll be great. You get a lotta citizen journalism. I think I think they might rely on that look it isn't just a story about BuzzFeed this way Huffington Post in the US is also allied off PayPal..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Download This Show
"Suddenly all the journals you start to lose that hoity-toity air when your doing follow up reporting that links to explosives so it becomes very hard to maintain that air. I think and I think it's incredibly disappointing and you talk about lying there. I mean, they they mentioned in the US office when the like lodge suedes if not the entire LGBTQ coverage division was decimated. They say, well, what's the future of young queer media coverage now because you can't just do this to organizations because this certainly legacy broadcasters and organizations bay not doing that kind of coverage in those some of those nations. So I guess this rises a few interesting questions about the future of this this category. And we talk about fate is being news ostensibly for young people, but it was a pretty diversified business. Right. So there was obviously we talk about the Thais tvos because hugely popular. I think there was a statment apologies if I get this wrong. But I think fifty percent of Americans had seen a stevia which. You've never seen was this little these little square video shot from above of somebody making something that kind of looks mostly like start a food, but it was really popular and very hard to look away from in terms of what the future of the business looks like the lost a lot of people is they business guy. Look different is the output going to change off the back of this. I mean, it's pens on what their investors think they've built equity in rise. So all of us who work in journalism and media, we obviously have friends who work there and we've seen their great work. And we understand what they've done but from paps cold hot cash point of view. They may not think that that's right. They may be they may end up outsourcing journalists and trying to create the same level of coverage. But perhaps not have them on staff. Well outsourcing is an interesting point because it was big story about aspects of that that has been outsourced to great effect. Yeah. I mean, the head of the quizzes department we all scoff at quizzes on buzz fade. But when you've got area on the ground doing a which of Grenada you and saying I got me. Job that these become touched contraception. Yeah. Cultural touch sons, and he tweeted out that one of the second highest creator of quizzes was just a community member out in the midwest. And they got I think one hundred twenty million page views for these quizzes that they created just for fun and BuzzFeed, essentially paid them with sending them a couple of bags and books are basically swag close. Yes. From the back of the closet, essentially. Yeah. They have a really strong community member focus, and that's you can spin that one and say, we're really engage without raiders, which they are they definitely right from a perspective of working in nations. Trying to think about the rate of first, but also they can call them. Those rate is inside you want to be part of something bigger. Don't you want to ride for us the fame and the glory that teenager gets from having BIC was on BuzzFeed as huge. But that means that the organizers the manages they don't have to pay those people what was really interest. Was I saw a tweet from someone in the BuzzFeed news team who incidently wasn't laid off. But she said that BuzzFeed is currently hiring year long editorial and video Philo 's in the past fellowship programs with three to four months and paid hourly wages with no benefits application advocation ju- today. While layoffs are happening across the company affecting fulltime employees in those same departments, very spicy tweet from someone who still kept their job at BuzzFeed, but it points to a greater trained to rely on interns junior fellows as they might call them. I mean, BuzzFeed fellows has its own Twitter account of their hot takes there's a lot of a move towards that. And unfortunately, if you don't necessarily have I guess meteor understanding or media training, then they might be a whole generation of people coming up thinking that exposure is a great way to pay bills. But as a great Neo could Kaduna so the other day said, oh, that's really good. My rent is exactly two hundred exposures per wakes. That'll be great. You get a lotta citizen journalism. I think I think they might rely. Why on that look it isn't just a story about BuzzFeed this way Huffington priced in the US has also allied off PayPal..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"You know, I think we were very confident in our in our in this in this reporting because I worry about buzzfeed's brand as a whole this story is wrong. Buzzfeed news as a whole is in trouble. I appreciate your concern. We wouldn't are you. Aren't you concerned about that? You know, we're confident in the story. And we're and we are looking, and I think that we also do think that while there is right now and understandably focus on the media story and on the process story. The important story here is about the relationship between the Trump administration and Russia. I agree with. Our reporting has been central to that. And we'll continue to is it. Let's forget the cameras are on this. What really happened is it that Trump said to Cohen take care of me. Don't screw me. Is it is it mob talk. Is that what happened here? We'll get. There wasn't directing him to lie. It was telling them. Don't screw this up. Michael g you have I mean, mean. that's what I'm wondering. Because we'll take you guys. Tell me is that what actually happened? We don't know. We're trying we're we're trying to get the exact language that was used in this conversation. We will get there. One day. We continue to report like mad as we always do. But but but what we reported that the president United States directed. Michael Cohen to sit to lie to congress is accurate that that is fundamentally accurate. We're going to get inside the room where it happened and bear it out what we've taken this to ground here. We're going to go even further to get inside that we are you fed up. Ben the Muller investigations taking this long, and we don't have answers to these questions. No. I think I mean, I think that I understand Muller's. I mean, I understand the amount of stress and pressure. They are under and we certainly are not trying to write the mother report. We are not trying to project inside his head inside his offices head. We are writing about the evidence. And what our sources have told us about the. But I think you know, we, it's it's difficult. I think in this media environment. And you know, I say this is somebody who came up in this environment is very much part of it. Yeah. It just say, we don't know everything we we know we know we know we know as accurate the words that you were talking about before that you were speculating what he might have said, what are you might have said, you know, there is a transcript you don't have it. And we don't have it the and we in every reporter in the country is chasing it right now. And I think that you know, that we are confident that our reporting is going to bear out. But it's, but I also understand that, you know, we're, you know, you're on television twenty four hours a day or on the internet twenty four hours a day. It is hard to say, which from others report, wait for more reporting. But I think that is obviously what we're all doing Anthony. Is there anything I'm leaving out anything? I haven't asked you. That's the best reporter question, right? That's what you know. We're really appreciate you having us on. I mean, we're we're we're here to talk about our work. And I'm glad to do it. You know, it's been two years. We've broken some of the biggest parts of this story. And and again, I I'd like to go back to the fundamental part of it during the heat of a presidential campaign. A candidate said he had no business dealings with Russia later turns out that he did his attorney goes to congress and said these negotiations ended in January we were the first to report that well, no actually that hampered and then in June now this morning Rudy Giuliani's making even more news. He saying, well, maybe it wasn't June. Now, it's November the core of this story is the president of the United States as a business deal that he and the people around him wanted to keep quiet from the American public. That's that's where we're warning. And we're we're going to go ahead and for viewers in the United States that interview is going to Riera and forty minutes. You can watch it here on CNN, I greatly. Appreciate both of you being here and being transparent. Thanks, man..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Starting late last night and continuing into now, we have been unpacking. The story published by BuzzFeed news reporting that the president directed is attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project and reporting that the special counsel learned this both from Cohen, but also from other witnesses and from other documents then suddenly late tonight. The special counsel's office issued a statement disputing at least the part of the story that has to do with the special counsel molars office saying in this again, rare statement tonight that buzzfeed's quote description of specific statements to the special counsel's office and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office regarding Michael Collins, congressional testimony are not accurate description of specific statements scripture of specific statements characterization of documents and testimony obtained by the office. Tonight. Buzzfeed says they stand by their reporting, and they say they are urging the special counsel to make clear exactly what his office is disputing here. Joining us now is Chuck Rosenberg former US attorney in the eastern district of Regina, former senior FBI in Justice department official Mr. Rosenberg it is great to have you with us tonight. Thank you for making time on my pleasure. Thank you for having me. So let me just I want you to tell me what you think is important about this, your your your feelings about the reporting in the first instance. But also the statement from the special counsel's office about it. You know, there's an aspect of five year old soccer to this. If you ever watched kids play the all sort of mass together every now and then the ball squirts loose, and then they run over to the ball together. We did that with respect to the BuzzFeed story, and I fear we're doing that. Now with respect to the Muller statement..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"But right now it is hard to discern. Based on the statement. I wanna put up the DeWitt the BuzzFeed statement that they have no put out can we let's put that up on the screen because I think for for people who are just joining this is a statement now that BuzzFeed has said in the wake of the statement of from molars office. Buzzfeed says we are we are continuing to report and determine what the special counsel is disputing. We remain confident in the accuracy of our report. This is a problem. This is a big deal and a problem for BuzzFeed when I was United States attorney we used to debate this issue, not commonly, but not infrequently. And that is when a report comes out in some newspaper, or in some media outlet that has a lot of things. Correct. But it has a few things incorrect like who is the object of scrutiny or. Documents. We have mischaracterized things in a certain way. Usually our plan was to keep our mouths shut because you can do more harm by talking than not talking. Sometimes it was agreed enough. You felt like you had to make some statement kind of like what Peter car did here. The problem is you don't want to go. An edit their peace and say, we'll among these fifteen facts. Yes. Because then you become their editor. And then you become sort of a party to letting them know secret, confidential information. So I think it's fine and proper what special counsel's office did. And they had to do it. And it must have been extraordinarily difficult thing to decide to do it. And as we said it took them twenty four hour twenty hours to do it. But they're not going to get answers. Buzzfeed is not going to get answers from them telling them what little things you got wrong, and what you didn't get wrong, which leaves BuzzFeed in a very bad situation. And and press outlets sometimes face that if they don't get everything, right? And the prosecutor speaks in this way. And then retreats reactive just from a reporting standpoint explain for people out there. What happens now too? For those BuzzFeed reporters for buzzed. Are they they go back to the people? They talked to they tried to. I mean, just speaking generally people will go back to their sources and try to reestablish trails. And look at what they have. And what they don't have. And Ben Smith is the editor in chief of BuzzFeed is a very smart aggressive reporter. And I'm sure that he has his reporters doing that one thing that I think is really important that I didn't mention before in the course of the reporting of this the challenge that everyone has had in terms of reporting this story Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying before congress. And this is something that you have the Trump team say all the time is Michael Collins Aligarh microphones layer. And they use it to go to they're no wrong. They used to his credibility. But he has he has acknowledged that. Whereas the White House has a massive credibility problem. And this is why when you have it is very what else as far as I know have not have knowledge that they have lied about anything harassed, and I think that that is they have acknowledged sometimes errors. But that very infrequently. And so this is why when I had a lot of people around the White House and around the president saying. To me today. You know, why is everyone not just you know, why why why why do they have to why why does the Trump team have to give a response? Well, because people are not going to just assume that because the president's folks say, we're not going to dignify this that that you know, suggests that therefore there is something wrong with the BuzzFeed reporting. There is a cost to constantly saying things that aren't true..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on podnews
"In Stockholm, Sweden, the latest pod news BuzzFeed has cut their podcasting team to focus on video the Wall Street Journal reports as a result of the changes. Most of buzzfeed's podcasts would be shutting down. The article says, and the cons do only affect a handful of BuzzFeed employees in last week, panoply shut its content division. Earlier, audible did similar. The mooch is making his way into podcasting digitally and Anthony Scaramucci producing podcast mooch and the MRs which will be exclusively available on enter combs, radio dot com platform. The Latin podcast awards have announced their nominations for this year's awards, Pacific content. Steve Pratt, discusses ways to make podcasts sharable on social media. He says, don't share the podcasts Australian TV news, channel, Sky News, Australia has signed a deal with kosten over entertainment for address presentation in the country. Does he John was reported to be made into a TV show in March. You can now watch the teases for the upcoming show on Bravo. Did you highlights why podcast companies are getting more into scripted shows? It's worth remembering says the article that scripted shows may track the headlines and the Hollywood produces, but known scripted still accounts for most of the podcasting. Universe is a new poll causing studio in Richmond, Virginia. In the US read amp was founded in part because comedian Joan, please who used to be funny wanted somewhere to record iheart, Radio, Australia is celebrating its fifth birthday. It claims Australia's largest podcast library. The brand is run by a RN in Australia, and similarly run by brokers networks in Canada, and New Zealand. And chorus. Radio has snapped up nights time a popular Canadian mystery podcast. The show is now on choruses curious, cast platform, and we'll be add on the company's global News Radio stations. Later in the air it claims. It's the first show to make it from podcast to broadcast
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"Hey, I'm Alex Laughlin in here three stories you need to know about today. The Puerto Rican government has finally acknowledged that more than fourteen hundred people died in hurricane. Maria. Last year they're official number is sixty four. The figure was included in a four hundred page draft report to congress called transformation and innovation in the wake of devastation under a section related to hurricane damage, but Puerto Rico hasn't updated its official death toll yet. The government said, it's waiting on the findings of George Washington University investigation. I even though families and funeral directors in at least two towns told BuzzFeed news that dozens of deaths were being excluded. In the government's tally, the printer can government clung to its official death toll of sixty four BuzzFeed news also found that nine hundred eleven possible hurricane victims were cremated without the government's permission and without being examined to see if their death was caused by the storm. Still during a visit to the island President. Donald Trump used the relatively low official death toll, which was sixteen at the time as a measure of how Puerto Rico had not experienced a quote real catastrophe like New Orleans did after Hurricane Katrina. Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello administration has defended its low official death toll as accurate for months. And this new report doesn't explain the disparity between the numbers. George Washington University's report is due to be published next month. This week is the first anniversary of the unite the right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a gathering of neo-nazis in white supremacists that left one counter protester dead. The city of Charlottesville has denied permits for Serie protests, but interim city manager. Mike Murphy warned the public to expect a heavy police presence and road closures downtown. There are also several events protesting racism planned around the city, Virginia governor. Ralph north has already declared a state of emergency in preparation and the Virginia national guard will also be authorized to assist unite the right organizer. Jason Kessler managed to get a permit for a rally in Washington DC on Sunday morning counter protesters will also be there officials from around the DC area are preparing to deter potential violence by keeping the two groups separated as much as possible. BuzzFeed news will be covering this heavily. So keep an eye on BuzzFeed news dot com. And of course Stallard the BuzzFeed news app. As you know, movie pass is kind of falling apart right now, partially because it offered such a good deal.
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"Rising from a liberal state well speaking of liberals and i just i just want you to know i i am permanently have permanently will always permanently register my descent on that word liberal the word progressive in the work conservative i just just want you to know whenever i use these words i'm using them because they move along like i'm not moving us along now an and everybody else uses them as if they know what they mean and i descent your honor i dissent i object your honor it's been awhile since i've been in the courtroom nazar in wisconsin there was an election yesterday for a state supreme court justice and i trust to you know that the united states supreme court is all appointed by nominated by the guy in the white house and then approved or not as the case may be by the us senate but in the states the states have very different practices and in wisconsin they elect supreme court justices many states do that many states do it not at all unusual and there was an election and it's it's supposed to be nonpartisan in these days forget that and so there was clearly a republican and there was clearly a democrat and the democrat was being labeled ale liberal and the republican was being labeled a conservative and the liberal one and what's really interesting about the liberal is how she won by the way her name is rebecca dalit the l l e t she she is the new state supreme court justice and her conservative opponent michael screen knock i believe is how it's pronounced screen knock longtime ally of governor scott walker so with the democratic with the liberal judge rebecca dalit cruising victory this is by the way from buzzfeed i got this off of buzzfeed they use the term cruise to victory by the way buzzfeed should get the credit here because buzzfeed did the analysis so i wanna thank buzzfeed foreign and so see we don't plagiarize we don't plagiarize buzzfeed noted in their analysis that the democrat the liberal.
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"Greece's letter claimed that up to two hundred women have made complaints in the last six months since the report was released her letter was shared with dozens of people ahead of its planned release on sunday evening you can read it in its entirety on buzzfeed dot com slash news lana del says radiohead is suing her for copyright infringement the band claims her song get free copies elements of its 1993 hit song creep she confirmed the news on twitter after the sun reported on sunday that radiohead was considering suing her here's what she wrote it's true about the lawsuit although i know my song wasn't inspired by creep radiohead feel it was and what one hundred percent of the publishing i offered up to forty over the last few months but they will only accept one hundred their lawyers have been relentless so we will deal with it in court so what do you think here's a little bit of radio heads creep sure skimmed the excited crowd flo nagpur and here is lana del rey free hotter madness during oh god in from finally tonight the georgia bulldogs are playing the university of alabama crimson tide in the college football national championship in atlanta it's been thirty eight years since georgia has won this title but only two years for alabama as an alumni of uga i am contractually obligated by my diploma to say go dogs for more than the latest stories download the buzzfeed news app and if you welcomed a new robot into your family this holiday season whether it's an amazon echo or go home congratulations make sure to look for buzzfeed news.
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"Hey i'm julia furlan and here are four stories you need to know about today buzzfeed news got a copy of fire and fury inside the white house written by media critic michael wolff who is pretty much a fly on the wall at the white house since election day he says he had a quote semi permanent seat on the couch and the west wing the book has an arsenal of cringe worthy details in it like if anchor trump talking about her dad's scalp production surgery trump not knowing who john banner the former speaker of the house was and former white house chief strategist steve bannon calling a meeting between trump officials and russian officials quote treasonous and unpatriotic in response trump blasted the book and described bannon as a marginal player in his administration saying quote steve bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency when he was fired he not only lost his job he lost his mind this is a surprising response considering that in august when ben and left the administration trump praised him and thanked him for his service you can read all of the wild details about this book on buzzfeed news former trump campaign chairman paul manafort filed a lawsuit on tuesday saying essentially that special counsel robert muller overstepped by giving the council permission to look into metaphor its business dealings the lawsuit also questions the validity of muller's appointment muller was appointed in may of 2017 to investigate collusion between the trump administration and russia manafort facing criminal charges of money laundering and a bunch of other activities related to overseas business dealings but the lawsuit seeks to set aside quote all actions taken against mr manafort it's still early in the criminal case and the judge has yet to set a trial date.
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"The director of the centers for disease control and prevention is denying a washington post report that the trump administration banned the use of seven words in next year's budget the seven words were vulnerable entitlement diversity transgender fetus evidencebased and sciencebased in a statement sent to buzzfeed news cdc director brenda fitzgerald said quote there are no band prohibited or forbidden words at the cdc period an unnamed health and human services official also told the health news websites that that it was an accurate to say that those words were banned and that budget analysts were told that some words might be more useful and winning support from congress scientists clinicians and researchers were alarmed by the original report they've been concerned by what they considered to be nonscientific policies coming out of the trump administration including the rollback of the epa i just want you to know that you should know what memes defined this difficult year as the year comes to a close do you know about the babar duke as a gay icon do you know what happened right in front of this woman salad have you seen salt bay put salt on things and i want you to know about this important moment which words truly cannot capture do the black and a still loomed we have a fantastic list of the top thirty eight memes from 2017 by our dear friend and colleague julia ryan's dean that you must see before the close of the year go check it out at buzzfeed dot com and for more on the latest dory's download the buzzfeed news app and good news gubler's this very briefing is available on go home now so you can just go to your global robot in your house and say hey gogel blaming the news from buzzfeed news and all the memes that you need will come to you.
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"The next set for the legislation is up to the house of representatives house can either pass the senate spill as is or go into conference with the senate to meld the bill with the recently passed house version in that case the senate will have to vote a second time on the new bill as of sunday evening house leadership is planning on moving forward to a conference to combine the bills as quickly as possible twitter has repeatedly avoided questions about why some farright u k accounts remained verified last week trump pre tweeted three antimuslim videos posted by the fringe group britain first which sparked an emergency debate in the uk house of commons and led prime minister theresa may to distance herself from trump buzzfeed news showed twitter a list of five verified british accounts including britain first the have posted antimuslim content the company refused to explain how and why the british accounts continued to have blue check marks critics say the accounts verified status seemed to give their antimuslim tweets some legitimacy after a storm of criticism twitter founder jack dorsey announced a review of the verification system describing the current process as broken for more on the latest stories download the buzzfeed nissan and he can listen to this briefing reporting to you wherever you get your podcasts ooh.
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"Hey i'm alex law flynn inherit three stories you need to know to start your week at least twenty six people were killed after a man opened fire during a sunday service at the first baptist church in sutherland springs this is the deadly shooting in texas history and many of the victims were children some as young as five years old buzzfeed news hasn't yet confirmed the identity of the shooter but we can confirm the was a young white male he were all black and a ballistic fast and used in air type assault rifle in the shooting he was found dead on the scene were recording this at seven thirty p on sunday evening so we might have learned more by the time you hear this keep up to date with our coverage by downloading the buzzfeed news app so last week lawyers from facebook twitter and google testified before a senate intelligence subcommittee on possible russian interference in the 2016 election a lot of those testimonies had to do with ads purchased by russians that spread fake or inflammatory news across social platform so now we have our first look at what some of those ads looked like buzzfeed news looked at meta data released for twenty nine russian facebook and instagram ads and data reporter alum toivo is here to talk about it so what are these ads actually look like are they things that ordinary people might recognize from their own facebook feeds somalia all of these groups visavis looked like other groups that might have promoted stories around subjects that you are interested in so there's one group that's literally called black matters not black lives matter but black matters and it features photos of a michael brown and um freddie gray and um it was posted on two different peoples news feeds whether it's on the side or as a promoted post and basically could pop up anywhere on your feed i think um now face because talking about having exposed.
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"I'm daring harbin news curator at buzzfeed news in here i am monday stories so you might have heard that congress filed some new sanctions against russia that trump has yet to sign in we also knew that russia was going to react to those sanctions obviously but we did it know exactly how were what that would mean well on sunday led reporting told us he confirmed during an on camera interview in russia that seven hundred fifty five us diplomats would be removed from the country in that's like shots fired on the international front this is the biggest expulsion in years the la times says right now there are over a thousand diplomats and technical workers in russia after the expulsion 455 of the diplomatic the us staff will remain which is funny because that is exactly how many russian diplomats are currently in the united states of america on friday trump suggested that police officers should be quote rough with suspects in custody during a speech to law enforcement officers when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagons hugest gm thrown in rough i said please don't be too nice like when you guys put somebody in the car and you're protecting their head you know there were you put the hand of like don't hit their head and they've just kill somebody donate dead i said you could take the hand away okay in over the weekend police in new york city philly seattle houston santa monica in baltimore all tweeted or released statements condemning trump's comments cures one example officer ben tobise in gainesville florida tweeted i'm a cop i do not agree with or condone potus his remarks today on police brutality those who applauded and cheered should be ashamed in a statement to buzz he news the fraternal order of police which is the largest union of police officers in the country which by the way endorsed trump during the election waved off criticism of the president dismissing his remarks as banter.
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"Hey i'm gavin deputy news director at buzzfeed news and i'm hays deputy royalties editor and hear the four stories you need to know about today oj simpson was granted parole after nine years in a nevada prison for armed robbery and kidnapping oj i'll on the stand speaking to the parole board said that he is live a quote conflict free life to date which has raised a few eyebrows but after emotional testimony from his oldest daughter and testimony from the man who was the victim of the armed robbery and kidnapping that's at the heart of this case and parole this guy said he forgives o j and thinks he should be paroled i will make this clear to you oj never held a gun on me now the man came in hit me auto j in everlater hand on me and with that o j was a free man once more he will be he still hasn't time to serve vote yes o j simpson has been granted parole and will walk the streets again longtime arizona senator john mccain revealed that he has brain cancer it is a type of cancer known as glee 'oblast doma and aggressive form of brain cancer when it was announced people from across the political spectrum republicans and democrats came out to praise mccain and urge him along in the fight against this cancer nicole will mark the cheap science officer of the american brain association told bus reduce at the fiveyear survival rate for glass dome ah patience is around ten percent mccain was considered a reliable vote on the republican health care bill but his status within the senate is now in question as is now the status of the republican health care bill.