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10:40 AM ET, May 17, 2022

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Daniel Arkin / NBC News:
Fox News' Tucker Carlson under fresh scrutiny after Buffalo mass shooting  —  Fox News personality Tucker Carlson is facing intense scrutiny from extremism experts, media watchdogs and progressive activists who say there is a link between the top-rated host's “great replacement” …
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Right's Violence Problem  —  The Buffalo killings are part of a pattern: Most extremist violence in the U.S. comes from the political right.  —  Over the past decade, the Anti-Defamation League has counted about 450 U.S. murders committed by political extremists.
Discussion: Washington Post and Silver Linings
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Fox News suddenly goes quiet on ‘great replacement’ theory after Buffalo shooting  —  Suspect was allegedly motivated by the theory, but network has barely mentioned gunman's reasoning, even after Tucker Carlson pushed the concept in more than 400 of his shows
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Racist Attack Spotlights Stefanik's Echo of Replacement Theory  —  WASHINGTON — Over the past week, Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the third-ranking House Republican, has falsely claimed that President Biden is shipping infant formula to undocumented immigrants at the expense of Americans amid a nationwide formula shortage.
Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
Why Tucker Carlson Should Want the Buffalo Manifesto Made Public  —  The alleged teenage mass shooter in Buffalo, New York, wrote and posted a 180-page manifesto.  I read the whole thing, and the only part that surprised me was the banality of his stated intention to eat “corn beef hash” …
PR Newswire:
Twitter Files Preliminary Proxy Statement for Acquisition by Elon Musk  —  Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced that it has filed its preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the previously announced agreement for Twitter to be acquired …
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Matthew Loh / Insider:   Elon Musk says he'll vote Republican in ‘this election’ despite ‘overwhelmingly’ voting for Democrats in the past
Project Veritas:
Twitter Senior Engineer Talks Elon Musk Takeover in NEW Undercover Video: ‘Twitter Does Not Believe in Free Speech’ ... Admits Employees at Tech Giant are ‘Commie as F**k’
Dan Sabbagh / The Guardian:
Putin involved in war ‘at level of colonel or brigadier’, say western sources  —  President helping determine movement of Russian soldiers, say sources, as head of UK armed forces says Ukraine is winning  —  Vladimir Putin has become so personally involved in the Ukraine war …
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Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Estonia's Tough Voice on Ukraine Urges No Compromise With Putin
Discussion: CEPA
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Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Turkey says it will not approve Sweden and Finland joining Nato
John Revill / Reuters:
Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia
Discussion: Al Jazeera, New York Times and Insider
Front Page Magazine:
How Black Lives Matter Criminals Were Enabled by the I.R.S. and the Democrat Party  —  And taxpayers were left with the bill.  —  [Order David Horowitz's I Can't Breathe: How a Racial Hoax is Killing America: CLICK HERE.]  —  The recently revealed purchase of multi-million-dollar properties …
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Examiner
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Aaron Morrison / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter has $42 million in assets  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation started by organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement is still worth tens of millions of dollars, after spending more than $37 million on grants, real estate, consultants, and other expenses, according to tax documents filed with the IRS.
Washington Post:
Inside the Jan. 6 committee, key questions remain as hearings loom  —  The committee is reckoning with how closely to focus on former president Donald Trump  —  When the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol gathered for a private retreat last month …
Politico:
GOP blame game erupts in Pennsylvania governor's race  —  PHILADELPHIA — The election isn't until Tuesday, but the blame game is already well underway.  —  With far-right state Sen. Doug Mastriano on the verge of capturing the Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nomination, Republicans are lashing out …
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Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Dinesh D'Souza's 2000 Mules Is a Hilarious Mockumentary  —  A tour de force exploring the limits of how many suckers there are willing to pay for fantasy.  —  Dinesh D'Souza's 2000 Mules is Plandemic for election truthers.  For the non-insane, it's a hilarious mockumentary.
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Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
Living With The Far-Right Insurgency In Idaho  —  A radical GOP faction, in open alliance with extremists, is seizing power and targeting its opponents with cruelty.  Some wonder: Is it time to leave?  —  IDAHO — White nationalist Vincent James Foxx had a new video for his nearly 70,000 subscribers …
Discussion: Raw Story
Abbott MediaRoom:
Abbott Enters into Consent Decree with U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Sturgis, Mich., Plant; Agreement Creates Pathway to Reopen Facility  — After FDA approval, Abbott could restart the site within two weeks; from the time of restart it would take six to eight weeks before product is available on shelves
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Anne Flaherty / ABC News:
FDA, Abbott agree on plan to resume production of infant formula at Michigan plant
Washington Post:
Facebook quietly bankrolled small, grassroots groups to fight its battles in Washington  —  Records show Facebook-funded American Edge backed minority interest groups, conservative think tanks and small business groups to create the appearance of grassroots opposition to antitrust regulation
Tim Wallace / Telegraph:
Bank of England warns of ‘apocalyptic’ global food shortage  —  Governor Andrew Bailey says he is ‘helpless’ in face of surging inflation  —  The Governor of the Bank of England has warned of “apocalyptic” global food price rises and said he is “helpless” in the face of surging inflation …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Insider
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
FBI Records Reveal Matt Gaetz Was in Chaos Mode as Scandal Broke  —  Just minutes before Matt Gaetz went on Tucker Carlson the night it was revealed he was under investigation for sex crimes, he was yelling at the FBI.  —  Fifteen minutes before Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was due …
Discussion: Raw Story
Miami Herald:
Reversing Trump measures, U.S. will expand flights to Cuba and resume family reunifications  —  The Biden administration is restoring flights to Cuban cities other than Havana and reestablishing a family reunification program suspended for years, following recommendations of a long-anticipated review …
Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:
White House makes 3rd round of free COVID-19 tests available to order  —  White House rolls out third release of free, at-home COVID tests  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for May 17  —  The White House has announced a third release of free at-home COVID-19 testing for U.S. residents.
Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
House Panel Opens Public Hearing on Unexplained Aerial Sightings  —  An intelligence subcommittee will hear testimony from two Pentagon officials on observations by military pilots and others.  —  WASHINGTON — A House subcommittee opened a hearing on Tuesday on unidentified aerial phenomena observed …
Discussion: CBS News, ABC News and Gizmodo
 
 
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