An online backlash grew Tuesday against CNN after the network published an article claiming “Right Wing media” is obsessed with the “imaginary controversy” that Joe Biden will refuse to debate; despite reporting the exact opposite just days earlier.
“Right-wing media focuses on ‘imaginary controversy’ suggesting Biden won’t debate Trump,” writes CNN’s Oliver Darcy.
Just days earlier, the network aired a video titled “Political analyst makes plea for Biden not to debate Trump.”
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) August 4, 2020
Trump “will take the truth and destroy it, and Biden will be in the position of correcting him over and over and over again. I don't think he should give him that platform.” pic.twitter.com/4EOR4Q9Um7
— CNN (@CNN) August 1, 2020
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 4, 2020
A new op-ed published by the New York Times this week claims the country should “scrap” future presidential debates because the events “never made sense” as a true gauge of “leadership.”
“Nervous managers of the scheduled 2020 presidential debates are shuffling the logistics and locations to deal with the threat of the coronavirus. But here’s a better idea: Scrap them altogether. And not for health reasons,” writes Elizabeth Drew.
“The debates have never made sense as a test for presidential leadership. In fact, one could argue that they reward precisely the opposite of what we want in a president. When we were serious about the presidency, we wanted intelligence, thoughtfulness, knowledge, empathy and, to be sure, likability. It should also go without saying, dignity,” adds the author.
New York Times Op-Ed Calls For Scrapping Presidential Debates Because They ‘Have Never Made Sense As A Test For Presidential Leadership’ https://t.co/wo6XQ3ZB45
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 4, 2020
“Over time, the debates came to resemble professional wrestling matches, and more substantive debates were widely panned in the press. Points went to snappy comebacks and one-liners. Witty remarks drew laughs from the audience and got repeated for days and remembered for years,” she concludes.
Read the full article here.
BACKLASH BUILDS: Bernie BLASTED for Suggesting ‘Population Control’ Needed to Fight Climate Change
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is under fire after suggesting the use of “population control” and women’s “reproductive rights” to combat the growing threat of climate change.
Sanders was speaking at a televised CNN town hall event Wednesday when he was asked if “population control” was needed to reduce carbon emissions across the planet.
“In poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, is something I very, very strongly support,” said Sanders.
The backlash against Sanders’ comments grew Thursday.
How do you not say unequivocally “NO” to the question of whether you support the idea of “curbing population growth” through abortion to reduce climate change??? Well, watch. This is apparently how. https://t.co/z5G7PCjJRe
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) September 5, 2019
Read the full report at The Hill.
COFFEE CHAOS: Starbucks' 'OPEN' Bathroom Policy TURNS OFF Customers
Coffee retail giant Starbucks announced earlier this month their new policy allowing “anyone” to use the store’s restroom facilities; sparking a fierce backlash from customers who claim the new rules are turning coffee shops into a “squatters” paradise.
According to CBS Los Angeles, the worldwide chain revised their “bathroom policy” just five weeks after two African American men were arrested in Philadelphia while waiting for a friend.
“If you go into a business and you just sit there and you don’t buy anything you are taking up space at the table,” said one frequent Starbucks drinker.
“You could end up having a squatters problem where you just have people coming and staying. I mean if they are going to do that they need to limit how long people can stay in there,” added another.
Even some employees are complaining about the new policy; saying “we get attacked a lot.”
“We don’t want to become a public bathroom, but we’re going to make the right decision 100% of the time and give people the key, because we don’t want anyone at Starbucks to feel as if we are not giving access to use the bathroom,” said a statement from the company.
Read the full story here.