The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 26th, 2022 morning edition

image for Biden’s hot mic moment with Fox News’ Peter Doocy triggered the angry snowflake children of the right

As hot mic moments go it’s undeniably a classic, even by Biden’s own standards , but as a measure of the breakdown of civility in American life, it’s pretty weak stuff.

This sort of generosity is extremely off-brand for Fox News, a network whose on-air faces are hardly given to accepting apologies of any kind.

The urge to show contrition, in Trump-era right-wing logic, is a weakness to be resisted, just like excessive empathy, pragmatism or introspection.

But what isn’t a weakness, apparently, is the remarkable fragility that immediately starts to show whenever someone treats Fox News the way it treats its opponents.

What they do share with the likes of Carlson and his coterie is an extremely loose relationship with accountability.

The monster that Fox News has become is not just some out-of-control genetic experiment gone awry.

That it’s been this easily triggered by a president it portrays as a weak, senile fool says it all. »

Alex Jones met with 1/6 committee and says he pleaded the Fifth ‘almost 100 times’

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Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones met virtually on Monday with the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, he announced on his broadcast.

“I just had a very intense experience being interrogated by the January 6 committee,” Jones said on his broadcast on Monday.

Jones said that, by his lawyer’s count, he had pleaded the Fifth Amendment “almost 100 times” and that he had been told to do so “on advice of counsel.”. »

Colorado deputy with OnlyFans account retires after being discovered by female officer

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A Colorado sheriff’s deputy retired with a $30,000 separation agreement instead of facing an internal investigation over an OnlyFans page she owns.

She had the OnlyFans account for 18 months without any problems, but then coworkers found out and a female officer in a nearby police department filed a complaint, KDVR reported.

She still operates the OnlyFans page, where subscribers pay a monthly fee to see Williams nude or watch her sexual encounters with her husband. »

Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games Announce New Star Wars Titles in Development from Respawn Entertainment

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Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games announced today that they will join forces once again for three new Star Wars titles: the next title in the Star Wars Jedi franchise, a strategy game, and a first-person shooter, all currently in development from Respawn Entertainment.

Shepherding the next installment in the Star Wars Jedi story is game director Stig Asmussen of Respawn; Peter Hirschmann, game director, who has a long and accomplished history with Star Wars, leads the development of Respawn’s Star Wars first-person shooter.

Hirschmann previously worked as VP of development at LucasArts, and was executive producer on the original Star Wars Battlefront games. »

93 Unmarked Graves Found at Residential School That Targeted Indigenous Children

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A First Nation in British Columbia, Canada, has detected 93 “reflections,” or possible unmarked graves, at a former residential school—the latest in a nationwide search.

Last May, Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc confirmed hundreds of unmarked graves at the Catholic-run Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds.

Anyone experiencing distress or pain as a result of residential schools can call the Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line (1-800-721-0066). »