These are things we know about Shireen Abu Akleh. We know that she was a dedicated journalist, respected throughout the Middle East and beyond for two decades of dogged reporting in and around the Palestinian territories, often giving a voice to those who felt overlooked, most recently for Al-Jazeera. We know that on Wednesday she was wearing a helmet and bulletproof vest emblazoned with the word “PRESS” as she covered an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank. And we know that before the day was out, the 51-year-old Abu Akleh, an American citizen, would be dead, shot in the head from some dis...
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Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal on Thursday dissected the legal liability facing Georgia GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk after he was asked to cooperate with the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The select committee is seeking information about a tour of the Capitol Complex that Loudermilk allegedly conducted on Jan. 5, 2021.
"In response to those allegations, Republicans on the Committee on House Administration—of which you are a Member—claimed to have reviewed security footage from the days preceding January 6th and determined that '[t]here were no tours, no large groups, no one with MAGA hats on.' However, the Select Committee’s review of evidence directly contradicts that denial," the letter stated.
Katyal was asked about Loudermilk and reports former Attorney General Bill Barr is negotiating with the select committee.
"I think Loudermilk will probably take the Fifth Amendment," Katyal said.
"I mean, this guy's pants look like they are on fire," he commented. "And as a lawyer, if I were a lawyer advising him, I would never want a client to take the stand if you can't trust that client and a guy like this has zero credibility."
"Lying about an election that he win in, is bad enough," he continued. "But lying about giving tours, that is just boneheaded. Of course, it was going to be found out."
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Far-right podcaster and conspiracy theory promoter Alex Jones claims that men have penis size only a quarter of the size of their grandfathers during a segment on "gay frogs."
“That’s why genitals, I don’t care if you’re black or white, are a third of the size they were of a 1960s male," he argued.
"So the media makes jokes about that, a few months ago when I gave the example of. If your daddy's johnson was a foot long, yours is six inches long. And if yours was six inches, your son will be three inches," he confidently predicted.
"So they can make jokes about that all day long, but, this isn't a game," he warned.
He went on to allege a vast conspiracy.
"They are targeting all of us, together, right now. We are being hit by chemical and biological attack. Anyone that has survived Covid or the poison shots, is the survivor of a biological, nanotech, synthetic, genetically engineered system," he said, with a cough.
Comedian Jon Stewart discussed what the had learned from comedy legend George Carlin in an interview for a new two-part HBO documentary.
"What I always found amazing about Carlin was that he would treat farting with the same level of scrutiny and language and deconstruction as he would the Pope, the Catholic Church hierarchy, the war machine," Stewart said in a clip obtained by The Daily Beast.
“As a kid, I didn’t understand that in any way, but side-cheek lift-up fart?" he said, accenting it with a chef's kiss.
"Man," he said.
Filmakers Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio created the film, "George Carlin’s American Dream," which premieres Friday.
Also interviewed are Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Colbert, Bill Burr, Bette Midler, W. Kamau Bell, Sam Jay, and Judy Gold.
Watch the official trailer:
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