By Joori Roh and Soo-hyang Choi SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the "gravest national emergency" and ordering a national lockdown, with state media reporting an Omicron variant had been detected in Pyongyang. The first public admission of COVID infections highlights the potential for a major crisis in a country that has refused international help with vaccinations and kept its borders shut. As of March, no cases of COVID-19 have been reported, according to the World Health Organization, and there is no official record of any North Kore...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene says 'real racists' are 'trying to blame Republicans for white replacement theory'
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Wednesday said that "real racists" in media are "trying to blame Republicans for white replacement theory" after Black people were targeted by a shooter in Buffalo.
During an appearance on Real America's Voice, Greene claimed that D.C. Jail Deputy Warden Kathleen Landerkin "hates white people" like the Jan. 6 defendants.
"She specifically mentioned white men," the lawmaker told host David Brody. "So while the national media is losing their mind over white supremacy, trying to blame Republicans for white replacement theory, trying to link us to this mentally-ill deranged teenager that killed people in Buffalo, you know they ignore things like shootings here in Washington, D.C. under Mayor Muriel Bowser's purview."
"They completely ignore people like Kathleen Landerkin that is so racist herself and that she hates the people that she has in her jail," Greene continued. "You know the mainstream media should take a look at race a little more clearly and see that they're, the leftists in the media are the real racists."
Replacement theory -- sometimes called "white replacement theory" -- argues that immigrants are replacing white American citizens. It has been repeatedly cited as a concern by Republican officials and conservative media figures.
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Ana Navarro goes off on Trump-backed ‘nutcase’ Doug Mastriano: ‘One of the wackiest acceptance speeches I’ve ever heard’
CNN commentator Ana Navarro had harsh words after Republican primary voters in Pennsylvania after they nominated state Sen. Doug Mastriano for governor.
Anchor Victor Blackwell played a clip of Mastriano's Tuesday evening victory speech.
"They like to call people who stand on the Constitution far-right and extreme. I repudiate that — that is crap!" said the man who led the effort to overturn the 2020 election in Pennsylvania and has been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Mastriano went on to list some of his "day one" priorities.
Blackwell wondered why Mastriano used his speech to throw red meat to his base instead of pivoting to a general election message.
"Because I think that's who he is," Navarro replied. "I think he's being authentic as to the right-wing nutcase that he is."
"He sounds like a commentator on Fox News, not like someone wanting to be governor of a state that, until now, has been, you know, pretty purple," she explained. "So I think he was sticking to his points that won him the primary and it is what he's going to run on. CRT, culture wars, manufactured grievances and things he thinks gets his base out."
"It was one of the looniest, wackiest, acceptance speeches I've ever heard in years of listening to acceptance speeches all over this country," she concluded.
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Kim Crockett, who won her party’s endorsement Friday to become the Republican nominee for secretary of state, is being condemned for campaign imagery she used at the state GOP convention showing George Soros as a puppet master, an old antisemitic theme.
The headline in the Jerusalem Post reads “GOP-backed Minnesota politician: Jewish incumbent is controlled by Soros.”
Jacob Millner, Upper Midwest regional director for the American Jewish Committee, issued a statement:
“Criticizing George Soros and his politics is one matter. But portraying him in a video as a puppet master controlling elections is a vicious antisemitic trope … It’s made worse by the fact that the puppet strings appear connected to Steve Simon and Mark Elias, both of whom are Jewish. Kim Crockett must immediately apologize and repudiate this bigotry.”
Crockett did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This isn’t the first time Crockett has been called out on allegations of bigotry. She previously apologized for comments she made to a New York Times reporter about East African immigrants coming to Minnesota.
“These aren’t people coming from Norway, let’s put it that way. These people are very visible,” she said in 2019, in an article that led her to leaving her post at the local conservative outfit Center of the American Experiment.
However, in a recent video posted by former GOP operative Michael Brodkorb, Crockett disavowed earlier apologies. “I would say everything today that I said in 2019,” she said. Her comments were merely taken out of context, she said.
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