The Daily Populous

Friday June 19th, 2020 night edition

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“Would a reasonable viewer be coming here and thinking this is where I’m going to be hearing the news of the day?”

“Two women approached Donald Trump and threatened to ruin his career and humiliate his family if he doesn’t give them money,” Tucker Carlson said during an episode of his Fox News show in December 2018.

McDougal sued in 2019–alleging Carlson defamed her by accusing herself and Stormy Daniels of committing the crime of extortion.

Though the lawsuit is focused on the host’s alleged defamation by slander, Fox News is named the lone defendant in the case.

Under New York State defamation law, the entire case essentially hinges upon whether or not a reasonable viewer would have thought that Carlson was actually accusing McDougal of a crime.

“There’s no statement that a reasonable viewer would understand in this context to state something provably false,” Murphy added–explicitly invoking the word “hyperbolic” to make her client’s case.

He also claimed that Carlson was “trying to destroy the character and reputation of Karen McDougal” in service of some fealty to Trump. »

In U.S., 87% Approve of Black-White Marriage, vs. 4% in 1958

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Approval of marriages between blacks and whites is up one percentage point from 2011, when this attitude was last measured.

Eleven percent of Americans today say they disapprove of black-white marriage, compared with 94% who disapproved in 1958.

Blacks' approval of black-white marriage (96%) is now nearly universal, while whites' approval is 12 percentage points lower, at 84%. »

“I want you to look me in my eye and say that you’re sorry”: Man who lost his eye protesting says he demands a response from the mayor

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(WPTA21) - The man who lost his eye from a tear gas canister while protesting, Balin Brake, shares his story after nearly three weeks into his recovery.

"I want you to look me in my eye and say you still stand by the police and what they did.”

Isiah Gray carries Balin Brake to safety after he was hit in the face with a tear gas canister. »

Huawei is a national security threat, warns ex-Google boss

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Ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt has warned that Huawei poses a national security threat and claims “there’s no question” information from its routers have “ultimately ended up” in the hands of the Chinese government.

Mr Schmidt, current chair to the Defence Innovation Advisory board for the Pentagon, said the telecoms firm had engaged in acts vthat are not acceptable in national security.”.

“There’s no question that information from Huawei routers has ultimately ended up in hands that would appear to be the state,” Mr Schmidt said in a BBC interview. »