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Internet slams ex-CBS writer for Bourdain criticism saying ‘You don’t go to heaven when you kill yourself’

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As tributes pour in for best-selling author and chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide, one online writer has become the scourge of the internet for his dancing on the grave of the beloved foodie.

David Leavitt bills himself as a freelance writer with a byline published by CBS, AXS, Yahoo and the Examiner.

On Friday morning, not long after the news was announced, Leavitt began lashing out at Bourdain on Twitter.

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“If you’re religious, then you believe there’s a special place in hell or purgatory for people like Anthony Bourdain who take their own lives,” he tweeted.

In his next tweet, he revealed there was some score settling behind his posthumous attack on the food and travel writer with a tweet that included an image of a Bourdain tweet about Leavitt.

It is true that in May of 2017, Bourdain publicly called Leavitt a “steaming, gaping *sshole.” Over 400 accounts retweeted Bourdain’s conclusion.

Leavitt then continued to criticize Bourdain and other people who have committed suicide.

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Leavitt was roundly condemned for his conduct, here are some of the top responses:

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1005142171626770432

https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/1005150062316539904

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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

https://twitter.com/barakravid/status/1174116674225758209?s=21

"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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