Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart Tuesday scolded Newsweek for selecting an unflattering photo of Rep. Michele Bachmann for their most recent cover.
Conservatives’ favorite thing to do is complain about the mainstream media, Stewart noted. “And you know the worst part about when the right complains about the mainstream media? When their argument contains a kernel of truth.”
“Case in point, this week’s Newsweek cover which seems to have captured Michele Bachmann at the exact moment she’s sees the Amazing Rebalto turn his hat into a dove.”
“Look, Newsweek, that’s a shitty picture of Michele Bachmann. And, clearly, not an accidentally shitty picture of Michele Bachamann. Cause you can say a lot of things about Michele Bachmann — a lot of things — but here is what you can’t say about Michele Bachmann, that she is not photogenic,” he continued.
“Be honest, Newsweek, you used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy and that’s what her words are for… You want a photo that makes her seem a little off? Make it out of her words!”
Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Aug. 9, 2011.
Philippines’ Duterte mulls cutting Iceland ties over UN probe
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is "seriously considering" cutting his nation's diplomatic ties with Iceland after it spearheaded a UN resolution to probe his deadly drug war, the leader's spokesman said.
Duterte bristles at any Western condemnation of his signature campaign, which has killed thousands and critics say could amount to crimes against humanity.
The comments late Monday from presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo came in response to the UN Human Rights Council last week backing the Iceland-proposed resolution to review the killings.
"(Duterte) is seriously considering cutting diplomatic relations with Iceland," Panelo said in a statement.
AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN
HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 -- some 33 percent lower than in 2010 -- the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up.
An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV -- a record 23.3 million of those have access to some antiretroviral therapy (ART), UNAIDS said in its annual report.Highlighting the enormous progress made since the height of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-1990s, the report showed that the number people dying from the disease fell from 800,000 in 2017 to 770,000 last year.
The figure was down by more than a third from 2010, when there were 1.2 million AIDS-related deaths.
Describing ‘future we want to live in’ scores of groups unveil new blueprint for reproductive rights
"The last two years," says new agenda, "have seen increasingly hostile attacks on reproductive autonomy and rights"
Nearly 80 organizations on Monday unveiled a sweeping policy agenda intended to improve sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights.
"We can do more than fight back—it's time to move forward," women's rights group UltraViolet said in a tweet about the plan.