The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 15th, 2022 day edition

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A former Fox News director who helped a Russian oligarch launch a propaganda network was arrested last month in London on charges that he helped the oligarch dodge sanctions, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Hanick, who left Fox in 2011, spent four years working for sanctioned Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev, who is "closely tied to Russian aggression in Ukraine," the Justice Department said in a news release.

RELATED: A former producer for Fox News helped build a pro-Kremlin propaganda network in Russia.

Malofeyev hired Hanick in 2013 to build a Russian cable news network, according to the DOJ.

The network was called Tsargrad TV and was intended to be a Russian version of Fox News, according to the indictment.

He also traveled to Bulgaria to purchase a TV network on behalf of the oligarch, the DOJ alleged.

Malofeyev, who sought to launch a Russian Orthodox-based news network, is also a proponent of bringing back Russia's monarchy. »

Government cuts fuel taxes by 25c and halves public transport fares for three months

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The Government will cut fuel taxes by 25c a litre for the next three months – and halve public transport fares.

The public transport subsidy would cost between $25m and $40m and would also be met from the Covid-19 response fund.

The Government’s policy goes further than the fuel tax cut that National was suggesting – a removal of the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax, which is 10c a litre. »

Tulsi Gabbard’s Biggest Political Donor In 2021 Is A Putin Apologist

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T he largest individual donor to former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-Hawaii) PAC in 2021 is an apologist for Vladimir Putin who runs a nonprofit that aims to foster cooperation between the U.S. and Russia.

In 1983, towards the end of the Cold War, Sharon Tennison, an American activist, founded the Center for Citizen Initiatives.

Donations in support of Gabbard comprise 69% of Tennison’s total political giving, according to records with the Federal Election Commission. »

Live the Unwritten in Thursday’s Hogwarts Legacy State of Play

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Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Games are happy to partner with PlayStation to bring you a special edition of State of Play entirely dedicated to Hogwarts Legacy.

Since we first revealed Hogwarts Legacy, the trailer has been viewed over 28 million times on the PlayStation YouTube channel.

Join us Thursday for this Hogwarts Legacy State of Play on Twitch or YouTube at 2 PM PT. »

Dick Durbin Slams Tucker Carlson As 'Apologist For Putin' In Senate Floor Speech

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In a speech on the Senate floor Monday, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Fox News host Tucker Carlson “should be ashamed of himself” for acting as an apologist for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“When I hear apologists for Putin in America, I wonder who they are and what they’re made of,” Durbin said during a speech condemning Russian atrocities in Ukraine.

“Tucker Carlson is one that even the Russians are recommending that their friends in the media listen to. »