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Atlantic editor’s comment on women journalists causes uproar

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The editor of The Atlantic magazine faced an outcry on Friday, accused of sexism and racism, after seeming to suggest in an interview that few women are capable of writing long-form journalism.

“It’s really, really hard to write a 10,000-word cover story. There are not a lot of journalists in America who can do it. The journalists in America who do it are almost exclusively white males,” Jeffrey Goldberg said in an interview with Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Lab published on Thursday.

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Goldberg, a prominent magazine writer and columnist who became editor of The Atlantic in 2016, made the comments as part of a lengthy interview about the role of women at the magazine.

Goldberg’s statements were met with outrage, with commenters online calling him “toxic,” “racist,” and “sexist.”

“The top editor of a major publication should not express such a sexist and racially insensitive view,” the National Association of Black Journalists said in a statement.

Goldberg later apologized, saying on Twitter that he was “trying to explain (and obviously failed to explain) that white males dominate cover-story writing because they’ve had all the opportunities.”

“We’re trying to change that,” he added.

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The magazine’s executive editor Adrienne LaFrance, who also participated in the interview, came to Goldberg’s defense.

“Journalists who are picked to write cover stories in national magazines are disproportionately white men,” she wrote on Twitter.

“We know there are numerous talented women out there who could write our most ambitious stories. Many in our newsroom already are. This is exactly what we’re working on,” she said.

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‘I’m very upset’: Furious Texas rancher says Trump is ‘secretly’ trying to steal land to build ‘the wall’

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Ranchers in Laredo, Texas, are furious as they're learning President Donald Trump is stealing their land away to build the "wall," he says, has already been built.

During a campaign stop in Louisiana Thursday, Trump said that his wall is "going up faster than anyone thought possible." But when probed about it, Trump's own top border official confirmed none of the wall has been built, in fact, all that has been built replaced existing structures.

Only four miles of the area where the Trump "wall" is going is owned by the federal government already. So, the White House is now calling land-owners on the Texas border to beg them to cooperate with their landgrab.

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Mike Pence distances himself from his own top adviser after she refuses to lie for Trump

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Vice President Mike Pence's top adviser, Jennifer Williams, seems to be enduring retaliation from her employers after cooperating with subpoenas from the House impeachment inquiry this week. Williams spoke to the committee behind closed doors, and her testimony has was released Saturday.

President Donald Trump attacked her as a "Never Trumper" on Twitter Sunday, despite her work for the Trump adminsitration.

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Internet blown away by Trump’s multi-tweet attack frenzy lashing out at Dems and GOP alike: ‘You are absolutely terrified’

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After spending the past two days mostly tweeting out videos that are complimentary to him, Donald Trump unleashed a flood of Twitter bile at Democrats, Republicans, a New York Times columnist and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace late Sunday afternoon.

After attacking Wallace, the president also went after an aide to Vice President Mike Pence -- calling her a "Never Trumper" -- then again demanded to know who the whistleblower, whose report initiated the current impeachment hearings, is.

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