HANOI (Reuters) - Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam's ruling Communist Party chief, has been nominated for a rare third term, a Party official said, according to several state media articles that were published on Wednesday then subsequently amended, removing the comments. On Monday, more than 1,600 delegates began nine days of mostly closed-doors meetings at the Party's five-yearly Congress, during which a new leadership team will be picked to bolster Vietnam's ongoing economic success - and the legitimacy of the Party's rule. Trong, 76, who is also Vietnam's president and architect of its anti-corru...
Vax resisters could be tricked into getting the shot if they thought it would make liberals mad: sociologist
With the novel coronavirus surging in Trump-backing states that have low rates of vaccination, many public health experts have been trying to figure out how to get vaccine resisters to take the shots.
Dartmouth sociologist Brooke Harrington tells journalist Charlie Warzel that she believes that many Trump supporters could be essentially fooled into taking the vaccine by playing on their negative partisanship.
Harrington says that the problem right now is that many of these people may know deep down that the vaccines will keep them safe, but they don't want to back down from their previous anti-vax stances because they've made resistance to vaccines part of their identities.
"The problem is that they have too much to lose from publicly backing off this stance now," she told Warzel.
This is where Fox News could come in.
If someone could convince Tucker Carlson or Laura Ingraham to make getting vaccinated part of an "own-the-libs" culture war campaign, says Harrington, it could really boost the ranks of the vaccinated.
"That message would align vaccination with the overarching norm of their current politics: that conservatives exist to oppose and humiliate liberals," she says. "If I were designing the most effective message for somebody like Tucker Carlson, it would be something like, 'liberals are furious that conservatives are getting vaccinated now because they were hoping we'd all die.' I'd couch vaccine as act of opposition to liberals."
MAGA activist mocked for saying Biden should be impeached over migrant surge: 'Let us know when they storm the Capitol'
A video shared by Fox News' Bill Melugin shows what he says to be the "largest group of migrants we've ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge" in Mission, Texas.
"Looks like it could be up to 1,000 people. We can only get a look at the area with our drone. There's a popular Rio Grande crossing area nearby," he wrote.
NEW: This is the largest group of migrants we’ve ever seen being held by Border Patrol under Anzalduas Bridge in Mi… https://t.co/YACN4rVaWN— Bill Melugin (@Bill Melugin) 1627854971.0
Responding to the video, Tea Party veteran and die-hard supporter of Donald Trump, Amy Kremer, said President Joe Biden should be impeached for allowing the migrant surge to happen.
"Impeach Biden. This is a threat to our national security," she wrote in a retweet of the video.
But according to her critics on Twitter, she has her priorities backwards.
Girl please. These look like migrants standing pretty peacefully to me.
National security threat? Hope you at least said the same thing about the US citizens who stormed the Capitol in January, who were WAY more of a threat than this.
— Kate Brodock (@Just_Kate) August 2, 2021
When they storm the Capitol then let me know.
— N3rdc3ntral (@N3rdC3ntral) August 2, 2021
Sorry, but it still doesn't measure up to the only violent insurrection in our lifetime. The GQP holds onto this as the only thing they have to rally the base, as they have no other real policies.
— Jim@wtfover (@wtfover10) August 2, 2021
THIS IS THE THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY: https://t.co/O7Wqa7pc6Z
— Iris Friesen (@OsirisLynn) August 2, 2021
They didn't forget, they just added..."Only if they're white."
— Avra Cadaver Arts 🐉 (@avra_cadaver) August 2, 2021
I'm sorry. This reads that that they are bring held by the Border Patrol. How is this a threat if they are being held?
It helps to view border politics through non-racist eyes.
— Les Martin 🇺🇲🏴☠️ (@OfficialLesM) August 2, 2021
I'll trade migrants for domestic terrorists
— Susan (@PatriotSusanL) August 2, 2021
Trump loyalist admits Trump lost the election and Biden won. https://t.co/DdF17lErL5
— Jonathan Landay (@JonathanLanday) August 2, 2021
Fox Business's Larry Kudlow 'repeatedly made racist and sexist remarks during staff meetings': lawsuit
Fox News is once again embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal.
The NY Daily News reported Monday that a new lawsuit is alleging that Fox Business host Larry Kudlow "repeatedly made racist and sexist remarks during staff meetings and even blocked an on-air appearance by a Florida congressman because he is Black."
Kudlow served as an economic advisor in Donald Trump's administration.
The lawsuit was filed by a producer named John Fawcett, who "also alleged that Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano sexually harassed him in an elevator in 2019, with network execs ignoring complaints. Napolitano, a former New Jersey judge, harassed other men at the network, according to Fawcett's lawsuit."
The lawsuit claims Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott has failed to stop discrimination at the network, call her "zero-tolerance" policy a "fraud."
"Sexual harassment, sex discrimination and racial discrimination are still tolerated at Fox," the lawsuit alleges. "And Ms. Scott and her executive team will bend over backwards to protect such behavior so long as it is perpetrated by senior management or prominent on-air personalities."
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Fox News reportedly settled five sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly for a total of about $13 million and and reportedly paid out $32 million for a lawsuit alleging "a pattern of sexual harassment and a non-consensual sexual relationship."
In 2017, Fox News ousted Eric Bolling following a sexual harassment probe.
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