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Jewish groups slam Fox News for inviting back pro-Trump lawyers after anti-Semitic remarks

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Less than a month after inviting backlash from Jewish groups for voicing antisemitic tropes during an interview on Fox Business, conservative lawyers and Trump loyalists Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing are back on Fox’s airwaves as of this Monday night.

In a series of statements released this Tuesday, the Anti-Defamation League and J Street called diGenova’s return “disturbing,” adding that his appearance shows a “lack of remorse” on the network’s part for inviting him back on, The Daily Beast reports.

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“We have repeatedly called on Fox News to no longer book Joe diGenova, and others who traffic in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,” ADL spokesperson Jake Hyman told The Daily Beast. “In return, we have been greeted by silence from Fox, which is telling. The fact that diGenova returned to the airwaves last night is even more telling, and quite frankly, disturbing.”

Also speaking to the Beast was a spokesperson for the liberal Jewish group J Street, who said that it’s clear “Fox News feels no remorse about continuing to feature white nationalist and anti-Semitic rhetoric on their network, and no real concern about the dangerous consequences of the hateful conspiracy theories that they’re helping to spread.”

In November, diGenova pushed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories alleging that Jewish financier George Soros “controls” most of the U.S. State Department.


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The new NYC? Houston hospitals struggle with ‘astonishing’ rise in coronavirus cases

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As COVID-19 cases rise and hospitalizations are soaring, hospitals in Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are running out of ICU beds. On Tuesday, Texas set a grim new record of 10,000 new cases in a single day. “It’s been astonishing,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondent Dr. Sheri Fink, who has been reporting from Houston’s largest hospital. “They’ve been adding unit after unit after unit just to care for coronavirus patients.”

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‘I can do what I want!’ Angry woman threatens to sue dental office for asking her to wear a face mask

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A woman was caught on camera this week having a full meltdown in a dental office waiting room after she refused to either wear a face mask or let workers take her temperature.

In a video posted on TikTok, the woman can be seen berating office employees who asked her to wear a mask while in the waiting room.

"They're going to be working on my teeth, not on my nose!" the woman yelled. "I don't wear a mask when I'm getting my teeth cleaned."

The workers tried to explain to the woman that the mask would only be worn in the waiting room to prevent other people there from potentially being infected by the novel coronavirus.

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Trump set out to be ‘a president who makes us puke’ — and it’s sabotaging his chances for another term: columnist

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On Thursday, writing for Politico, John Harris argued that part of the reason President Donald Trump is struggling to win re-election is that he is a victim of his own success.

"It is not intended as an insult to President Donald Trump to observe that he is the political equivalent of ipecac syrup. Looked at in a certain light, it is closer to a compliment," wrote Harris. "His supporters gave him power in 2016 because they believed the body politic was beset with toxins — an overdose of fecklessness and hypocrisy — and in need of a purge. Trump vowed to channel the contempt his supporters felt toward the established order, and pledged plausibly to send the old order into a state of convulsive disarray."

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