Mentionable News


For all those news stories that are not quite newsworthy, not quite notable but just mentionable.


This was mentionable, Elle Reeve, a journalist for Vice News from a viral documentary on the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, says white supremacists continue to recognize her in public and make themselves known in super creepy ways.

“I had been covering these guys for a while and so everywhere I went, they knew who I was,” Reeve says. “There was no slipping into the crowd as anonymous reporter. And they knew who I’ve dated; they knew my boyfriend’s Jewish, so they would yell things about that to me.”

So creepy :skull_and_crossbones:



Saw her Vice News interview…she goes right at them.

Very creepy to know she would be the target. #StrangeScaryTimes


Andrew Miller, aide to Roger Stone has been held in contempt of court by Mueller.


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We should just believe women. It’s hard to come forward and have to relive abuse. Her son confirms existence of a video showing the assault. What more is needed?

Rep. Keith Ellison – deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a candidate for Minnesota attorney general – has denied allegations that he abused his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan. On Thursday, Monahan, 44, spoke on camera for the first time about an incident she said happened nearly two years ago.

Monahan said she has video of what happened but that it’s too traumatic for her, so she has chosen not to share it with anyone. CBS News has not seen the video.

Monahan said that in September of 2016, she and her then boyfriend, Ellison, got into a heated argument that scared her. She said it started when he came into a room where she was laying on a bed, listening to a podcast. He asked her to take out the trash and when he asked if she heard him, she shook her head.

“He looked at me, goes 'Hey you f***ing hear me … and then he looked at me, he goes ‘Bitch, get the f*** out of my house,’ and he started to try to drag me off the bed,” Monahan said. “That’s when I put my camera on to video him.”


I don’t know what to say except, two things can be wrong at the same time.

The Italian actress and director Asia Argento was among the first women in the movie business to publicly accuse the producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement. Her boyfriend, the culinary television star Anthony Bourdain, eagerly joined the fight.

But in the months that followed her revelations about Mr. Weinstein last October, Ms. Argento quietly arranged to pay $380,000 to her own accuser: Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and rock musician who said she had sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room years earlier, when he was only two months past his 17th birthday. She was 37. The age of consent in California is 18.

That claim and the subsequent arrangement for payments are laid out in documents between lawyers for Ms. Argento and Mr. Bennett, a former child actor who once played her son in a movie.


The Wallstreet Journal responds to Bannon disinvitation to speak at The New Yorker Festival.

The New Yorker joins the growing list of news organizations that have reversed their decision to engage with conservatives after a public outcry. In April, the Atlantic magazine announced its decision to cut ties with Kevin Williamson, a conservative political commentator, after critics called attention to previous statements that likened abortion to a capital crime. The New York Times reversed its decision to hire Quinn Norton, a libertarian technology writer, as an op-ed columnist after her critics pointed out that Ms. Norton used slurs against gay people on Twitter and called attention to her friendship with a white supremacist.

The WSJ just called these people conservatives, normalizing these views for their readers.


Europe and nationalism: A country-by-country guide

Across Europe, nationalist and far-right parties have made significant electoral gains.

Some have taken office, others have become the main opposition voice, and even those yet to gain a political foothold have forced centrist leaders to adapt.

In part, this can be seen as a backlash against the political establishment in the wake of the financial and migrant crises, but the wave of discontent also taps into long-standing fears about globalisation and a dilution of national identity.

Although the parties involved span a broad political spectrum, there are some common themes, such as hostility to immigration, anti-Islamic rhetoric and Euroscepticism.

So where does this leave Europe’s political landscape?


Media Matters put together a super cut of Tucker Carlson and other know White Nationalists. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


MOSCOW — Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning.

Ekho Moskvy radio and online news portal Meduza reported Wednesday that Pyotr Verzilov has been in emergency care since late Tuesday. They quoted a fellow Pussy Riot member, Veronika Nikulshina, as saying Verzilov’s symptoms included losing his eyesight and ability to speak.

Nikulshina said Verzilov was being treated in the toxicology unit of a Moscow hospital, indicating a suspected poisoning.

Verzilov, Nikulshina and two other activists served 15-day jail sentences for disrupting July’s World Cup final.

They ran onto the field wearing police uniforms, briefly interrupting the match between France and Croatia. Pussy Riot said they were protesting excessive police powers in Russia.



Pharma chief defends 400% drug price rise as a ‘moral requirement’
Nostrum Laboratories’ Nirmal Mulye says he is right to charge as much as possible and slams FDA

Nirmal Mulye: ‘This is a capitalist economy and if you can’t make money you can’t stay in business’
David Crow in New York SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 220
A pharma executive has defended his decision to raise the price of an antibiotic mixture to more than $2,000 a bottle, arguing there was a “moral requirement to sell the product at the highest price”.

Last month, Nostrum Laboratories, a small Missouri-based drugmaker, more than quadrupled the price of a bottle of nitrofurantoin from $474.75 to $2,392, according to Elsevier’s Gold Standard drug database.

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat bladder infections that was first marketed in 1953, which appears on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines.


Yeah pharma companies are bullshit.

On a less related note, I really, really wish that people would actually read articles before getting worked up about headlines. We have this great aggregate that makes it so much easier to know what kind of source you’re following, and people just don’t bother so much as skimming the piece itself.

I just had this argument with my roommate who is now blaring Green Day at me because an article with a clickbait headline said that someone he doesn’t like in reality did something that wasn’t terrible.

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Ok… so for me being a being a Kiwi, and our PM is at the UN right now, just have to post this. Enjoy.


An interesting and engaging interview! It was good to get to know your Prime Minister – and so refreshing to listen to a leader who combines strength with a personable good nature and is focused on unifying her country rather than dividing it. I’m wishing that some day we can have such a leader here in the U.S. again. Welcome to Prime Minister Ardern and her family – hope she enjoys her stay here and is able to accomplish her goals during her time at the U.N.

To anyone else visiting this thread: highly recommended! :+1:


I like that Craig Newmark really supports journalists, and a free press.

Mr. Newmark is trying to stop the bleeding — although not here. He is among a gaggle of West Coast technology moguls who are riding to the rescue of the beleaguered East Coast media.

On Wednesday, New York Public Radio announced a $2.5 million gift from Mr. Newmark to expand its newsroom. That brings his total philanthropic efforts involving media in the last year to $50 million, much of it centered on New York.

A month earlier, Marc Benioff, another San Francisco tech mogul, bought Time magazine for $190 million. Mr. Benioff characterized his purchase as an investment. For Mr. Newmark, the situation is more political and more urgent.

A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy,” Mr. Newmark said. “Like we say in Jersey” — he hails from Morristown, N.J. — “you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is.”


Breitbart wants to sue Sleeping Giants over a long standing twitter war.

“Sleeping Giants is a highly-orchestrated, partisan campaign whose organizers have proven willing to use deception and harassment to achieve their goals,” the letter reads.

Anyone could literally say the same about Breitbart.

The letter claims that Sleeping Giants unfairly labeled Breitbart as anti-Semitic. Former Breitbart chief Steve Bannon has described the site as a “platform for the alt-right.”

In a statement, Sleeping Giants’ founder Matt Rivitz, a freelance copywriter, said the campaign was merely pointing out to advertisers that their ads were running on Breitbart.

“Sleeping Giants lets advertisers know that their ads are appearing on a website that publishes articles with titles like, ‘There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech, They Just Suck At Interviews,’” Rivitz said. “Breitbart can say whatever they want, and that’s what makes this country great, but it doesn’t mean they need to get paid for it by an advertiser who didn’t know their ads were on the site.”

Click tweet below to see Sleeping Giants whole Twitter campaign.


When social security is used as a ‘political football;’ helpful to remember that it does not add to the deficit.