Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins has withdrawn his horribly offensive video exploiting the Holocaust for cheap political points. In a statement published earlier today, he apologized for the video and said it had been pulled after the Auschwitz Memorial chastised him for his lack of respect. Everyone has the right to personal reflections. However, inside a former…
Nazis are going bankrupt because of civil suits against them for their involvement in the Charlottesville, Virginia riots and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said, sarcastically, that it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.
Monday, Maddow kicked off her show talking about known neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, who can't even pay his lawyers.
"It's very stressful and very costly," Spencer recently told USA Today, while also saying that it has taken a toll on him.
"Along with the constant stress, the lawsuit," he says, "cost thousands of dollars to defend." By June 2020, Spencer told the court that the case against him has been "financially crippling."
Spencer's legal options are he must defend himself or get a court-appointed attorney. He opted for the former.
"You say he's representing himself?" asked Maddow. "Serving as his own lawyer? You don't say. Whatever else has happened in your life today, I bequeath you this, little warm fuzziness, the Nazis are representing themselves in court, acting as their own lawyers. That always works out great. Good for them. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch."
She noted that another Charlottesville person is being forced to find other legal options after his lawyers quit because he started spewing anti-Semitic threats against one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs.
Other neo-Nazis involved in different cases have been able to hold onto their lawyer, Maddow said, because the lawyer "agrees with them because he himself wants to 'oppose Jewish influence in society.'"
See Maddow's opener below:
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On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," New York University Professor Scott Galloway suggested that the revelations in the "Facebook Papers" could ultimately lead to criminal liability for executives at the social networking giant.
Appearing on CNN Monday, Galloway told host Anderson Cooper that the leaked documents produced by whistleblower Frances Haugen could produce major legal problems for Facebook.
"For the first time, actually believe it's — this is elevated from regulation from anti-trust to criminal charges," he said. "I think there are now, in these documents, evidence of several different fronts that the company will be — or individuals will be charged criminally with."
"It's so interesting," said Cooper. "You know, Netflix picks the movies it thinks I might like and I think, okay, well that's a good idea. But we are allowing more and more control over to these algorithms using artificial intelligence that we have no idea — even the programmers, themselves, often don't know all the decisions, how the algorithms make the decisions that they do."
"Yeah, and that's really the correct point, Anderson," said Galloway. "At some point, the violation of your privacy becomes criminal when it results in a loss of autonomy. So we decide children don't have their own agency and that they don't have the autonomy in child labor, so we have laws against that. Did the people who stormed the Capitol on January 6th have a loss of autonomy because they have been fed so much misinformation? We have individuals all over the world that are losing their autonomy because Facebook is able to gather data and decide that you would like to hear a confirmation bias."
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Trump-supporting investment expert warns against putting money in former president's social media platform
Louis Navellier, a Trump-supporting chief investment officer, wrote an article for Market Watch on Monday in which he warned against putting money into former President Donald Trump's new social media venture.
At the start of the article, Navellier outlined why he still supported Trump over President Joe Biden while citing factors such as inflation and economic performance.
However, Navellier was still wary of the announced plan for Truth Social, which would be the former president's answer to Twitter and Facebook, two major social media platforms that have banned him.
"Enthusiasm is no substitute for fundamentals, and both companies, Trump Media & Technology Group and Phunware, are short on them," he argued.
In the first place, he said that no merger between the two firms have been finalized, only announced. Additionally, he argued that it would not be rational to invest heavily in a company that has not shown any ability, or even potential, to earn a hefty profit.
He also predicted that hedge funds would aggressively short the stock the more early investors pumped into it.
"Hedge funds are gonna hedge," he argued. "The hedge funds behind Digital World Acquisition Corp., namely D.E. Shaw, Saba Capital Management, Highbridge Capital Management and Palm Beach, Fla.–based Lighthouse Investment Partners will not be able to help themselves, and I guarantee you that they will be selling stock as soon as the restrictions on their Digital World Acquisition Corp. shares are lifted."
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