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Former hockey exec gets schooled on CNN after whining white people ‘can’t do anything’ without being called racist

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Former vice president of the Philadelphia Flyers, Louis Scheinfeld, complained Tuesday on CNN that white people can’t do anything without being called racist. The incident took place during a discussion of “God Bless America” singer Kate Smith, whose interpretation of the song has been stricken from baseball and hockey games due to the recent discovery of racist songs that Smith also recorded.

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“I’m not going to say whether or not she was a loving person, or whether or not she was someone who believed in celebrating all people,” said LZ Granderson, sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, responding to a statement by Smith’s survivors that she wasn’t a racist. “I will simply say that her record is her record, and she opted to record those songs. She opted to perform in blackface. And so I’m sorry that they feel that somehow she’s been wronged, but she’s the one that did those things.”

“Well, Judy Garland did blackface, Al Jolson did blackface, a lot of people did blackface,” Scheinfeld began, but Granderson cut him off

“Black people didn’t,” Granderson said, laughing. “Black people didn’t do blackface.”

“Oh, yes, they did in fact,” shot back Scheinfeld. “In the Mummer’s Parade this past year a black man did blackface and he was criticized for it.”

In fact, it was widely reported at the time that the man in question was not wearing blackface, but Scheinfeld was undeterred.

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“We can’t do anything anymore without being criticized as being racist,” he complained. “Are we all racist?”

“Black people were forced to perform in blackface,” Granderson responded. “Society forced black people to do blackface, or you couldn’t perform things and you couldn’t eat. So yeah, those were the choices handed to us.”

“Just because we’re at a different place, doesn’t mean we don’t have the opportunities to go back and correct some of those transgressions,” he went on. “Or at least not celebrate the people who were epicenters of racist behavior back in the day.”

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Big hints lie in the official complaint against Derek Chauvin — and surprising details are left out: ex-prosecutor

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In a column for CNN, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig reviewed the criminal complaint filed against ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and said it gives clues as to the direction prosecutors are likely to follow to convict the alleged killer of Georg Floyd -- but it also leaves out  key elements of the case that should be brought before a jury.

As Honig wrote, the case against Chauvin is strong but may not go far enough.

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Trump security advisor goes off on Antifa rant to duck grilling on president’s ‘vicious dogs’ protester threat

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Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien ducked directly defending the president's Saturday threat to use "vicious dogs and ominous weapons" of Washington D.C. protesters, by instead talking about supposed Antifa activity during the George Floyd protests.

After reading the president's tweet, host Tapper pressed,  "Do you think messages like that are helping to unite the country and calm fears?”

With O'Brien noting, "[Trump] was trying to de-escalate. He didn’t want violence, he’s trying to stop the violence that we saw that took place overnight," he then went on to drag in reports being pushed by Donald Trump's administration that Antifa -- which he mentioned frequently during the entire interview -- had taken over the protests.

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Atlanta mayor levels Trump for comments taunting George Floyd protesters: He’s ‘making it worse’

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Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning after yet another night of protests rocked her city, the mayor of Atlanta bluntly told Donald Trump to keep his mouth shut about the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the protests that have followed.

Speaking with host Jake Tapper, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was asked about comments the president has been making on Twitter about the protestors which have included threats of using "vicious dogs" and "ominous weapons."

"President Trump has been tweeting about the violent protests across the country. he vowed to step in and use, quote, 'the unlimited power of our military' and he suggested local officials should, quote, 'get tough and fight.' He's also talked about threatening 'the most vicious dogs and most ominous weapons I have ever seen' to use against protesters in Washington, D.C.," host Tapper began. "What do you make of the way the president has handled this crisis?"

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