How Ivanka Trump and Her Team Cry, Cajole and Carp to Get Her Out of Bad Press

On August 16, 2016, just a few weeks after his father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, had clinched the Republican nomination for president, Esquire magazine ran a story entitled exposed a number of less-than-flattering details about the then 35-year-old head of his familys real estate firm, Kushner Companies. Wards profile depicted a young, entitled scion who was at turns arrogant and vindictive. In one sense, the story emasculated Kushner, portraying him as a subservient son-in-law. This was certainly not the image of her husband that Ivanka Trump wanted presented to the world in the glossy pages of a popular mens magazine. So she did what any rich, New York City media-connected, powerful spouse would doand then took it up a couple of …

Mr Robot: from show of the zeitgeist to TV’s biggest disappointment

While the plot grows ever more complex, what we know about Mr Robot has not progressed or developed and this last season looks set to end in disappointment Recapping a TV programme requires a very particular set of skills. Passion for the show? For sure. The ability to string a sentence together? Maybe. An enthusiasm for nailing down every single detail of every single episode then indexing them against every other incident just in case it becomes useful later? Completely non-negotiable. I was the guy who used to recap gave up the recaps after season two. Having just watched the first episode of the fourth season, I feel a little less guilty. Mr Robot, a show I loved in its …

Woman behind ‘French #MeToo’ found guilty of defaming media executive

Sandra Muller calls verdict in favour of Eric Brion backwards step and vows to appeal A woman who launched a French version of the #MeToo campaign to expose abusive male behaviour has been found guilty of defaming a media executive she accused of making lewd and sexist remarks. #balancetonporc (expose your pig), which called on French women to name and shame men in an echo of the #MeToo movement that began in response to allegations that toppled the film producer column in Le Monde in 2017, Brion admitted making inappropriate remarks to Muller at a cocktail party. He wrote: Effectively I did make misplaced comments to Sandra Muller during a drunken cocktail party very late one night, but only once. …

The myth of the free speech crisis

The long read: How overblown fears of censorship have normalised hate speech and silenced minorities When I started writing a column in the Guardian, I would engage with the commenters who made valid points and urge those whose response was getting lost in rage to re-read the piece and return. Comments were open for 72 hours. Coming up for air at the end of a thread felt like mooring a ship after a few days on choppy waters, like an achievement, something that I and the readers had gone through together. We had discussed sensitive, complicated ideas about politics, race, gender and sexuality and, at the end, via a rolling conversation, we had got somewhere. In the decade since, the …

Accidental cat filter appears on Pakistan official’s briefing

Human error blamed for livestreamed briefing in which officials appeared as cats As a veteran journalist Shaukat Yousafzai was used to press conferences. He had also served as regional health minister, representative of the ruling Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) According to KP governments social media team we now have a cat in the cabinet pic.twitter.com/LNl7zwOfLU Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) You can’t beat this! Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt’s live presser on Facebook with cat filters.. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways