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Forbes editor: Shaming the poor ‘makes us great’

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On Saturday’s episode of Forbes on Fox, Forbes Opinions editor John Tamny backed up a recent network guest by bemoaning the fact that she can’t pick and choose who she sells her pies to.

“What a shame that we’ve erased shame from society,” Tamny said. “Why can’t we make someone feel embarrassed for living off of others? Why can’t business people do that in the United States? I think it’s moving away from what makes us great.”

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The business owner, Massachusetts baker Andrea Taber, had garnered national attention after she decided not to accept tokens paid for with EBT cards as payment while taking part in a local farmers market. Two days before Tamny’s remarks, she had appeared on the Fox & Friends morning show to explain her stance.

“This program is designed for people who could not afford to put nutritious food on their table, and they can find plenty of that at the Farmers Market,” Taber said. “With regards to my product – whoopie pies, pies, cakes, cookies, my position was that the American taxpayers should not be footing the bill for peoples’ desert purchases.”

The magazine’s publisher, Rich Karlgaard, called Taber’s stance “brave,” but said it was the wrong battle to pick, considering civil rights laws prohibit vendors from practicing discrimination in their sales policies, and that people below the poverty line might make them “one of those protected classes.”

Meanwhile, contributor Rich Ungar, usually the lone progressive voice on the show, was cast in that role again.

“You don’t get to pick a class of people – in this case, the class being people on welfare – and discriminate against them,” Ungar said, as some of his other panelists seemingly smirked. “You can’t do it. She can’t do it. I don’t know where she’s coming from on this, but she ought to back to her pies.”

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The video, posted by Media Matters on Aug. 18, can be seen below.


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Here are 7 hilarious videos about wearing COVID-19 masks to send people who won’t wear them

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While late-night shows are off for a Summer break, Americans are glued to TikTok and Twitter for their humor and every folks have delivered.

The latest trend is to mock fools who refuse to wear masks. While many people who refuse to wear a mask tuck their tails and sulk as they walk away, some take it to a whole new level of fury. Those precious souls are being mocked and shamed all around the world.

Here are seven videos that are hilarious or adorable that encourage wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Wearing a mask is like wearing a lifejacket.https://twitter.com/mattbooshell/status/1280933495674732544

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Trump tells Fox News the ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign on Fifth Avenue is like he’s being ‘prosecuted’

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President Donald Trump appeared to reveal another quid pro quo during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell pointed it out during an interview with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

"I was very nice to Mayor de Blasio. I got him ventilators when he needed them... I got him the gowns. I got him the masks. I got him everything. Then he throws a big Black Lives Matter sign right down in the middle of Fifth Avenue. I was so good to him and to Gov. Cuomo, like nobody's ever been good. And then all you end up doing out of that place is getting prosecuted."

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow details all of the places the Trump-Pence COVID-19 ‘road show’ has spread the coronavirus

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President Donald Trump's COVID-19 Road Show is off to another super-spreading extravaganza this weekend as the campaign heads to New Hampshire.

During her final commentary Thursday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow recalled that Tulsa, Oklahoma did everything they could to try and keep people safe while waiting for the Trump rally and during the event. The Bank of Oklahoma Center, where the rally was held, purchased stickers that said not to sit on specific seats to keep people physically distant. Trump's team told the BOK Center to remove them.

"It was the most space anywhere in America since the coronavirus crisis began," said Maddow.

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