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Alec Baldwin whines Stephen Colbert and John Oliver are turning comedy shows into political ‘grand juries’

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Alec Baldwin blasted Stephen Colbert and John Oliver on Twitter Wednesday, saying that their show is becoming their own form of a “grand jury.”

“Talk shows were once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc,” Baldwin tweeted from his foundation handle. “Now the likes of [John Oliver and [Stephen Colbert] have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries.”

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Baldwin seemed frustrated that typical late-night comedy shows have turned from being “entertainment” targeting the biggest stars to being more about political commentary. Oliver’s show is specifically geared toward political viewers who are “in the know.” Each of his episodes deal with a specific deep dive into an issue or topic he wants his audience to learn more about.

However, Oliver was criticized after relentlessly hammered actor Dustin Hoffman at the Tribeca Film Festival on allegations of sexual harassment. While Oliver is a comedian like Colbert and former employer Jon Stewart, he has turned to do news comedy in previous years.

Colbert, who took over the “Late Show” in 2015, brought more politics but attempted to be more moderate when it came to politics. His ratings fell as the typical Colbert audience turned to Larry Wilmore and Seth Meyers, who specifically focused on policy issues and politicians. When Colbert began his live shows and focused more on politics, his ratings increased.

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Baldwin plays President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” and has been known for attacking Trump, but he hasn’t dived into politics and policy beyond that.


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Cops fire bean bag rounds into crowd as police response to Atlanta protests escalates

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Protesters in cities across America took to the streets on Friday to protest police brutality following the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.

In Atlanta, protesters defaced CNN's logo and broke windows at the company's headquarters.

Things escalated further as police began firing bean bag rounds from atop armored vehicles.

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Here are other scenes from the protest:

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Man threatened to kill Ohio House Democratic leader’s father unless she resigned: report

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On Friday, the Ohio Capital Journal reported that House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes received a call from an unidentified man threatening to kill her father unless she resigned from the legislature.

"The suspect claimed he had her father, Democratic state Senator Vernon Sykes, captive. He told her not to contact the police," reported Jake Zuckerman. "He repeatedly told her to step aside, telling her to resign or else she would kill him. Emilia Sykes hung up the phone and called the number belonging to her father. Her father then answered the phone."

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WATCH: Video shows NYPD beating anti-police violence protesters with batons

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Protesters of police violence received a harsh reception from the New York Police Department on Friday evening.

The protesters had marched to the Barclays Center, where they were met with a large police presence.

Heavy police presence posted outside of Barclays Center. If you’re protesting, please stay safe.

- Legal Aid Society’s Contact Number: 212-577-3300- Link to Brooklyn Bail Fund: https://t.co/cxRXqgrrum #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/IgISXvkOj1

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