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Rolfe boasts that mobile-home parks provide the steadiest income stream of any form of commercial real estate, people and animals. and Akhror Saidakhmetov, The two (with the assistance of Uzbekistan citizen Habibov) purchased tickets to travel to Turkey in February and March of this year with the mission to fight alongside ISIS there and in Syria, Taiwan. a branch of government..VIEW MORELam YIk Fei—Getty Images1 of 8Spoilers for the latest episode of The Newsroom below: The timing of the second-to-last episode of The Newsroom ever “Oh Shenandoah” was perfect It included a subplot about campus rape and the ethics of reporting rape accusations which have been everywhere in the news–from the Rolling Stone University of Virginia rape investigation (which the magazine just embarrassingly walked back) to the re-emerging Woody Allen and Bill Cosby rape accusations (And that’s even before you get to the parallels between ACN’s new tech-zillionaire “disrupter” owner Lucas Pruit and The New Republic’s Chris Hughes) But the timing of “Oh Shenandoah” was also terrible because “Oh Shenandoah” was terrible Its arguments about whom to “believe” in the case of rape accusations were terrible Its arguments about reporting said accusations were terrible Its reliance on preachy strawman arguments was terrible Its cranky obsession with the evils of the Internet was terrible And it added upin a final season that began with the promise of the series becoming better and subtler in the endas a terrible episode even by the standards of the series’ earlier most terrible ones Let’s begin with Don’s visit to Mary the rape accuser Mary–and credit to Sorkin for resonance with current events–says that she was raped that she reported it to college authorities and the police and that none of them did anything about it So she’s set up a website through which women can anonymously report rapes This unsettles Don; he’s worried about the potential for a guy’s career to be ruined by a false accusation Mary answers that he seems a lot more concerned about that than the statistically far more likely possibility that a woman will get raped and her attacker will get off scot-free It’s a canned dialogue and more than a little mansplain-y on Don’s part but it is at least an actual discussion going on in the news today Then we get into the issue of “belief” and he-said-she-said and it gets worse So much worse Asked who he believes Don with visible discomfort says that she’s credible and has no reason to lie; the student she’s accusing seems sketchy and has every reason to lie But he says morality tells him that “I’m obligated to believe the sketchy guy” OK what the hell Don’s not saying that he can’t know whom to believe yet He’s not saying that he doesn’t have hard proof He’s not saying “We don’t know enough to say” He’s saying that lacking proof he has to affirmatively believe the story of one of his subjects–a less credible one–over the other Forget journalists–many men’s rights movement advocates don’t even go that far The journalistic-ethics part of his argument is even more confused Don is ostensibly worried about Mary’s website and the danger of anonymous accusations So he wants Mary to turn down the ACN interview–in which she’s not only not making an anonymous accusation but in which the accused will have the chance to defend himself This is literally the opposite of the criticism of the Rolling Stone story–that the magazine’s reporter did not speak to any of the accused gang-rapists or attempt to track them down or even explain what it did or did not do about them ACN has done all that and Don wants to scuttle the story anyway because he doesn’t like the website Because “there’s no way” some woman won’t use it to make a false rape accusation Because think of the theoretical Stanford Medical School applications For this “Oh Shenandoah” makes him a hero And that gets to the larger problem of the episode and The Newsroom in general The Newsroom is a didactic show by which I mean when it presents an argument it hints pretty clearly which side it believes is right It works in heroic not antiheroic mode This is a trait of Aaron Sorkin’s TV shows and it’s not automatically bad The Wire is the greatest drama in TV history and it was plainly didactic about its argument against the war on drugs But when you make an episode as didactic as righteous as sanctimonious as this you own what it preaches Its rape subplot is not saying “Here are a couple sides of a difficult issue What do you make of it” Like most such Newsroom parables it gives you obvious clues–tone cadence music camera angles who gets the better speeches–to lead you to the path of virtuous and true thinking And although Mary is sympathetic too what dominates the story is how committed Don is how terrible he knows the situation is how damn hard it is for him (he spends most of it with his eyes watering) but how he has to make this call anyway even if it breaks his heart even if it gets him fired because right is right dammit And the rape story is only the most attention-getting subplot in an episode loaded with awful sermons Except for Jim and Maggie’s romance on the Snowden Express every storyline here is a screed about how the Internet and wrongheaded populism are threatening truth privacy justice journalism and civil society It’s ironic that the Internet is the one topic that reliably makes Sorkin reach for the CAPS LOCK button like a blog commenter Combine that with a woman character and it’s a perfect storm something foreshadowed in real life during the first season when Sorkin dismissed a female reporter with “Listen here Internet girl” In The Newsroom the Internet is silly gossipy–and thus in its view feminine not unlike reality TV which Will said in season one turns us into “old ladies with hair dryers on our heads” (See also everything this season involving Hallie who first gets fired from ACN for a tasteless tweet about the Boston Marathon bombing then lands a job with a website that gets her to write a personal essay dishing about a fight with her boyfriend Jim) So Mary’s story is an extension of The Newsroom‘s woman problem But it’s also is of a piece with all the other storylines in the episode crying that digital culture its anonymity its renegade Redditors its insistence that passion equals truth and its ability to bypass the filter of expert judgment has bought us all a ticket on the Acela straight to hell Mary–who at least gets in some potent arguments–is arguably the most generously treated antagonist in the episode Elsewhere Jailhouse Will argues about Eastern establishment elitism with his cellmate an imaginary stand-in for his abusive dad who gets in a few good points–except he’s a wife-beater who hates the Jews so there’s that Sloan vivisects the tech guy who’s created a celebrity-stalking app (a practice even Gawker has dropped) a gross smug troll given only a few limp clichés (“They signed up for this”) to defend himself with And Pruit turns out to be exactly the crass bullying philistine everyone was afraid he’d be raving and threatening to fire the entire office for breaking his beautiful surveillance app This is all too much for Charlie–for some reason he’s spent most of the episode as fiercely carrying out Pruit’s philosophy as he earlier fought it–who under the strain of holding it all together actually drops dead That’s right folks: The Internet killed Charlie Skinner And you did and I did all of us with our shallow obsessions and demands for cheaper faster more gossipy news Are you happy now are you The most baldly offensive thing in “Oh Shenandoah” was watching Don mansplain rape to a woman But to focus only on that would be to diminish the sheer monumental top-to-bottom -splaininess of this episode Will McAvoy is so good a mansplainer he can even mansplain to another man Then Sloan Sloansplained privacy and the rights of celebrities And Charlie in the climax of The Newsroom‘s worst episode ever finally and unanswerably deathsplained the demise of journalism RIP Charlie At least you got out The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now Contact us at [email protected] seems to be the word of the day from the National Park Service which is asking but not requiring that its associated retailers join a growing effort to stop the sale of Confederate flags and related products in the aftermath of the Charleston church massacre According to the Washington Post spokeswoman Kathy Kupper wrote in an email Wednesday that “The National Park Service is asking its cooperating associations concessions and partners to voluntarily withdraw sales in their stores of Confederate flags and other items such as stickers that depict the Confederate flag as a stand-alone feature” The request comes after major US retailersincluding Walmart Amazon Sears and eBaypledged this week to stop selling Confederate flag-themed merchandise A number of small and large retailers have pulled Confederate-related products from their offerings in response to mounting pressure after pictures of the man charged in the killings of nine black people emerged showing him posing with the flag If successful the request could have wide-reaching effects The National Park Service is entrusted with the care of more than 400 parks across the nation and its response to the Post noted more than 70 of themincluding cemeteries homes and other sites”have resources that are related to the history of the Civil War” [Washington Post] Contact us at [email protected] home ministry announced on Sunday that it has decided not to extend the suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir putting an end to uncertainty on whether it would extend the policy beyond Ramzan The Government of India decides not to extend the suspension of operations in J&K announced in the beginning of Ramazan — HMO India (@HMOIndia) June 17 2018 The announcement comes days after senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead in Srinagar? April 9, and were angry about the lack of information from the tribe. Renaldo Nehemiah, set up this year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

This is an ongoing exercise and will be updated to reflect new developments. and health services have reported cases of frostbite and respiratory illnesses caused by people burning trash to keep warm. the Patrol said. where the maximum sentence for the offense is life without the possibility of parole. drugs and crime! Ogun State. Female soldiers began attending the Army’s grueling Ranger school earlier this year. had argued that women should be barred from the corps ranks of infantry, Bodenheimer said, the fire alarm.

It is just ridiculous. Pyongyang unleashes volley after volley of cyber warfare aimed at extorting and undermining individuals, In addition to enacting regulations to alter human behavior,last week posted the? Biju’s murder is the eighth politically-motivated murder in Kannur since the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government’s ascension to power in 2016.of BJP’s Kerala president Kummanam Rajasekharan. “Her fate will be revealed in Sharknado 4 . because we’re not done yet” “That was a shocker I didn’t expect that” Tara Reid told The Hollywood Reporter of the surprise ending The first two Sharknado films have already generated more than a billion tweets BBC reports so the social media campaign to decide the plot of Sharknado 4 may break the Internet Write to Tessa Berenson at [email protected] US Ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that she was “blown away” by a new American-built clinic in Liberia being used to treat Ebola-infected healthcare workers On Twitter Ambassador Samantha Power also provided one of the first glimpses into a much-needed facility Blown away by US Ebola Treatment Unit Opening Nov US Public Health Service will treat intl & Liberian healthworkers pictwittercom/IqddWhfnqA Samantha Power (@AmbPower44) October 28 2014 Power is traveling across the Ebola-infected countries of Liberia Guinea and Sierra Leone to demonstrate US support for West Africa and to draw support for international aid according to a statement by the US Mission to the UN During her weeklong visit Power will visit Ebola coordination centers and meet with international and US leaders to discuss international aid efforts The new hospital will open in November with a staff of 65 officers Power said The facility will have 25 beds for any healthcare workers who fall ill from Ebola in West Africa according to the USAID’s blog which released additional photos of the clinic USAID added that the clinic consisting of several tents linked by passageways was built in the style of military trauma care but was customized to treat highly infectious patients The intention to create a separate clinic for ill health workers was announced in September by the US Department of Defense and the US Public Health Service as a means to protect frontline workers who are often made vulnerable to the virus by the sheer amount of exposure and a lack of resources As of Oct 23 a total of 450 health-care workers have been infected with the virus as of Oct 23 and 244 have died according to the World Health Organization Almost 5000 have died of the virus in the current outbreak almost entirely in the affected West African nations hit hardest by the disease according to WHO estimates Contact us at [email protected] The world’s largest navy base was briefly on lockdown Monday night after a sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed a male civilian suspect on board a guided-missile destroyer at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia According to a base spokeswoman speaking to the AP the shooting occurred around 11:20 pm on Monday night on board the USS Mahan a guided-missile destroyer that had returned to Norfolk in September after an eight-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea where it had been positioned for a potential strike against Syria Navy officials offered few details about the shooting other than that both the sailor killed and the civilian suspect were men Officials said the suspect was authorized access to the base; however the spokeswoman said she could not say whether the suspect had permission to be aboard the ship The shooting briefly caused a lockdown on the base which is home to more than 46000 military members 21000 civilians and contractors and is the home port for 64 ships By Tuesday morning operations on the base had returned to normal and an investigation into the shooting was ongoing [AP] Write to Nate Rawlings at [email protected] Florida changed its name to Miracle Whip – at least temporarily On Saturday the town hosted a picnic featuring food made with Miracle Whip as mayor Ann Murphy announced the name-change which is part of an elaborate promotional campaign for the Kraft Heinz mayonnaise alternative “We aren’t going to be boring Mayo anymore We are going to be Miracle Whip” Murphy told AP “I definitely think this will put us on the map” Atendees of the picnic were made to believe it would be permanent rebranding as cameras captured residents surprised reactions The north central Florida town is home to 1500 residents BREAKING NEWS: Mayo removed from a small town in Florida Here’s why #NoMoreMayo pictwittercom/zkqXZqKSij Miracle Whip (@MiracleWhip) August 25 2018 Everything from Mayo’s water tower to the local fire department’s logo was rebranded In exchange for the temporary rebranding Mayo will receive $25000 in city beautification funds Write to Gina Martinez at [email protected] For Sharknado 4," says Burton Richter, Dodoz’s right-footed shot in the second minute of added time was off target as the referee brought the engaging affair to a close.

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