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Wife of Brazil's Trump-loving leader gets vaxxed in NYC -- and leaves Brazilians fuming about 'disrespect': report
On Monday, The New York Times reported that the wife of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stirred outrage in her home country following reports that she got vaccinated in New York City during the United Nations conference.
"Mrs. Bolsonaro's vaccination, disclosed by Mr. Bolsonaro on Thursday after their return home, generated more adverse publicity, apparently revealing the couple's lack of solidarity on that subject and — to some Brazilians — a disrespect by the Brazilian first lady for her country's own health system," reported Rick Gladstone.
This comes as four members of the Brazilian U.N. delegation tested positive for COVID-19.
He has also boosted unproven treatments for the virus including the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and the livestock deworming medication ivermectin, both of which have become popular among Trump supporters in the U.S. where they are often prescribed through a right-wing telemedicine scheme.
Brazil has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, as the pandemic has cost the lives of nearly 600,000 Brazilians over the last two years.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday displayed a graph on his show that seemed to show the number of Americans identifying as Christian had collapsed over the last decade.
However, the actual percentage only showed a modest decline from 77 percent to 65 percent, even though Carlson's graph made the decline appear far steeper than it was, as seen below.
lol this bar graph makes it look like the number is 1/3 what it used to be but its not https://t.co/736kR5nSDA— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence) 1632787324.0
Columbia Journalism School professor Bill Grueskin responded to this by thanking Carlson for giving him yet another bad Fox News graph that he could show his students as an example of what not to do when presenting data.
He then went through a series of terrible Fox News graphs, including one that tried to show the top marginal tax rate exploding under former President Barack Obama, even though the actual increase was from 35 percent to 39.6 percent.
Their bar charts are always awesome 2/ https://t.co/ZTeVM8k4p1— Bill Grueskin (@Bill Grueskin) 1632789428.0
Another highlight included a pie chart whose percentages added up to over 160 percent.
When you get 193% of the pie 4/ https://t.co/XYvzbdcuTE— Bill Grueskin (@Bill Grueskin) 1632790023.0
The most bizarre and macabre graph, however, was a Fox Business graph that showed how the S&P 500 performed the week after a high-profile act of violence against a Black American.
Kentucky Dem roasts McConnell for bragging about scoring pork for his state while blocking debt ceiling vote
Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) called out his home-state senator, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), for being supportive of funding projects for the state before he was against them.
Specifically, McConnell is being called out for touting projects and programs back home -- but now that it's time to ensure the funds to pay for it, McConnell isn't just against it, he's actively standing in the way.
"He's kind of the leader in this effort and you know, I watched while he has traveled around the state taking credit for funds that are coming into Kentucky that he voted for that he now doesn't want to pay for," said Yarmuth. "And then he stands up and says the facts are indisputable — I agree with Mitch on that the facts are indisputable, but he's wrong he tries to make this case, this is all about passing the ability to incur future debts. This is all about paying for what we have already credited ourselves to so he's blatantly lying to the American people. Nobody pays a price for lying. Nobody's held accountable."
He noted that when he was a debater in high school that you'd automatically lose if you made up facts. That certainly doesn't happen now.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes explained that McConnell doesn't even have to support the bill, the problem is that he's actively standing in the way of Democrats raising the debt ceiling. He not only doesn't want to pay the bills, he's trying to stop Democrats from paying the bills.
Yarmuth went on to attack Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who "are only concerned about their own brand. They're not thinking about the objective of not just the Democratic Party, but what's a good policy for the country. I have not heard one word yet from either senator about why any of the things that are proposed in the Build Back Better Act are bad for the country. I've not heard one word. Not any of them have said that and they're playing with numbers. The numbers don't matter you know, the question is what does the country need us to do I think this package is something that demonstrably is something that the American people need and is something that's perfectly appropriate for the federal government to try to provide for them."
See the video below:
McConnell not only doesn't want to pay the bills — he's blocking anyone else from paying too! www.youtube.com
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