Before the FBI busted accused MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc, several Fox News personalities suggested that bombs might be a false flag operation conducted by a Democratic operative to rally voters before the midterm elections.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham, among others, laughed about the “Mickey Mouse movie prop” bombs on Thursday night.
On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper had Kirsten Powers on his show to talk about the MAGAbomber. Powers was disgusted by the way Fox, where she used to be a contributor, handled the situation.
“These are people who, at least when I worked there, were very respectable,” she said. “I just can’t imagine them in the past entertaining this sort of thing. Fox has always been conservative-leaning, but this is just completely bonkers. I can’t believe what I just saw.”
Powers said threats were not new to American politics, but that this sort of thing is unprecedented.
“I was a left-of-center person on Fox News, I got a lot of attacks,” she said. “I never dealt with this kind of stuff. So this isn’t even about conservatives, this is about people who support Donald Trump. The people who do it are people who support Donald Trump.”
Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay
Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.
In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.
Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.
The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.
The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."
Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.
Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition
A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.
This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."