Mixed Media Blog Feed | Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/Blogs/2015/02/edge.create http://www.motherjones.com/files/motherjonesLogo_google_206X40.png Mother Jones logo http://www.motherjones.com en The Daily News Just Expertly Called Out Donald Trump's "Brain Dead" New Hampshire Supporters http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/02/daily-news-donald-trump-new-hampshire <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>As expected, Donald Trump <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2016/02/donald-trump-wins-new-hampshire-networks-predict" target="_blank">won</a> the New Hampshire Republican primary on Tuesday with 35 percent of the vote. His double-digit victory, while unsurprising, did finally prove Trump could turn his high polling numbers into real votes.</p> <p>The <em>Daily News</em> had plenty to say about Trump's resounding win and the "brain dead" New Hampshire voters who catapulted him to victory:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Tomorrow's front page:<br> DAWN OF THE BRAIN DEAD - Trump comes back to life with N.H. win: <a href="https://t.co/rkj242rGEf">https://t.co/rkj242rGEf</a> <a href="https://t.co/LRWPDIJJfL">pic.twitter.com/LRWPDIJJfL</a></p> &mdash; New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/697246214681665536">February 10, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Tell us how you really feel, <em>Daily News</em>.</p></body></html> Mixed Media 2016 Elections Media Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:06:43 +0000 Inae Oh 296486 at http://www.motherjones.com The James Hunter Six Throws a Party You Don't Want to Miss http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/02/music-review-hold-on-james-hunter-six <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tsW1lq__vws" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p><strong>The James Hunter Six<br><em>Hold On!</em><br> Daptone Records</strong></p> <div class="inline inline-right" style="display: table; width: 1%"><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/jameshunter_inline_0.jpg"><div class="caption">ShoreFire Media</div> </div> <p>Britain's James Hunter makes tough old-school R&amp;B with a bracing modern-day kick, so it makes sense for him to gravitate to Brooklyn's Daptone Records, where the likes of <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2011/04/sharon-jones-interview-dap-kings" target="_blank">Sharon Jones</a> and Charles Bradley have been doing the same thing for years.</p> <p>Dispatching 10 songs in a brisk 30 minutes, Hunter's debut for the label&mdash;recorded in mono, of course!&mdash;creates the sensation of dropping in on a spirited late-night set in a smoky, crowded club, with Hunter playing the fiery soul shouter to perfection. (No wonder Van Morrison stepped in as an early mentor.) Featuring a pair of sizzling saxes, Hunter's ultra-tight band cooks with authority, but his swaggering, good-humored vocals and snappy tunes are the main attraction. From the stomping "Free Your Mind (While You Still Got Time)" to the lilting, Sam Cooke-inspired "This Is Where We Came In," <em>Hold On!</em> is a party not to be missed.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Music Music Mondays Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:00:27 +0000 Jon Young 295976 at http://www.motherjones.com The New Jason Bourne Trailer Just Premiered During the Super Bowl. Here It Is. http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/02/new-jason-bourne-trailer-super-bowl <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>The new Jason Bourne movie stars Matt Damon again. Will Hunting took a break from the series a few years ago and the last one starred Jeremy Renner, but he's back now because money can be exchanged for goods and services. This one looks pretty good! It comes out this summer.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/l4jjKfLoOPE" width="630"></iframe></p></body></html> Mixed Media Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:35:52 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 296216 at http://www.motherjones.com Bernie Sanders and Larry David Appeared on "SNL" Together and It was Magical http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/02/bernie-sanders-larry-david-snl <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>As <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/02/05/bernie-sanders-to-do-s-n-l-with-larry-david-hosting/" target="_blank">expected</a>, Bernie Sanders stopped by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL2dGTDQXVo" target="_blank">"Saturday Night Live" </a>last night for a much-anticipated cameo alongside everyone's favorite impersonator of the Vermont senator, Larry David. The brilliant sketch featured David as the captain of a sinking ship, who attempts to get onto a lifeboat based on his one percent status. That's when Bernie Sanderswitzky steps in to put an end to preferential treatment and save the middle class.</p> <p>"Sounds like socialism to me!" David's character says, to which Sanderswitzky clarifies, "Democratic socialism."</p> <p>Watch the sketch below:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yL2dGTDQXVo" width="630"></iframe></p></body></html> Mixed Media 2016 Elections Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:09:17 +0000 Inae Oh 296171 at http://www.motherjones.com Adele: Donald Trump Has "No Permission" to Use My Songs http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/02/adele-donald-trump-had-no-permission-use-my-songs <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>After several accounts surfaced of <a href="https://twitter.com/rebeccagberg/status/666777910490095617" target="_blank">Donald Trump playing&nbsp;Adele's music</a> at campaign events around the country, the pop megastar has finally stepped in to tell the world she never gave the GOP frontunner permission.</p> <p>"Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," her spokesman told the<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/adele-tells-donald-trump-you-dont-have-permission-to-use-my-music-a6846516.html" target="_blank"> <em>Independent</em> </a>on Monday, effectively asking the presidential hopeful to stop blasting her smash hits "Rolling in the Deep" and "Skyfall" to fire up crowds.&nbsp;</p> <p>This isn't the first time&nbsp;musicians have expressed disapproval of Trump for using their music. Back in June, when Trump first told the world he was running for president, Neil Young slammed him for playing "Rockin' in the Free World" <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/06/neil-young-donald-trump-bernie-sanders" target="_blank">for the announcement</a>. Trump responded with characteristic Trumpiness:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Neilyoung">@Neilyoung</a>&rsquo;s song, &ldquo;Rockin&rsquo; In The Free World&rdquo; was just one of 10 songs used as background music. Didn&rsquo;t love it anyway.</p> &mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/613814933860519936">June 24, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>(For the record, Neil Young "<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/06/neil-young-donald-trump-bernie-sanders" target="_blank">feels the Bern</a>.")</p> <p>But Trump might&nbsp;be a bit more disappointed by Adele's brush-off. The real estate mogul is a noted fan of the British singer: he&nbsp;even paused campaigning last November to attend the singer's one-night-only show in New York. According to several reports, <a href="http://theslot.jezebel.com/adele-superfan-donald-trump-cut-the-line-at-her-concert-1743231839" target="_blank">Trump reportedly cut the line to get into the exclusive show</a>.</p> <p>As for Adele, this isn't the first time she has found herself tangled up&nbsp;in Republican politics. Just last week, Mike Huckabee released a head-scratching parody of "Hello." (<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2016/01/adele-has-perfect-response-mike-huckabees-hello-parody" target="_blank">Due to a copyright claim, the audio for the post was&nbsp;muted on YouTube, then un-muted.</a>) She also credits former GOP vice presidential nominee and governor of Alaska&nbsp;<a href="http://mashable.com/2015/11/20/adele-success-sarah-palin/" target="_blank">Sarah Palin with&nbsp;launching her&nbsp;career</a>&nbsp;in America, back in 2008.</p></body></html> Mixed Media 2016 Elections Music Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:40:04 +0000 Inae Oh 295396 at http://www.motherjones.com The Oscars Just Announced Major Changes to Finally Start Promoting Diversity http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/01/oscars-academy-awards-changes-diversity-women <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>On Friday, the <a href="http://www.oscars.org/news/academy-takes-historic-action-increase-diversity" target="_blank">Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences </a>announced sweeping changes to its structural and voting process aimed at promoting diversity within the Academy and its governing entities&mdash;changes the Academy promises will double the number of women and "diverse members" by 2020.</p> <p>"The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. "These new measures regarding governance and voting will have an immediate impact and begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition."</p> <p>The announcement comes amid ongoing outrage sparked by this year's Oscar nominations, which <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-oscars-so-white-reaction-htmlstory.html" target="_blank">failed</a> to include a single person of color in its Best Film, Best Director, or its four major acting categories. The response quickly resulted in the social media campaign #OscarsSoWhite to call attention to the industry's diversity issues.</p> <center> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="6" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAAGFBMVEUiIiI9PT0eHh4gIB4hIBkcHBwcHBwcHBydr+JQAAAACHRSTlMABA4YHyQsM5jtaMwAAADfSURBVDjL7ZVBEgMhCAQBAf//42xcNbpAqakcM0ftUmFAAIBE81IqBJdS3lS6zs3bIpB9WED3YYXFPmHRfT8sgyrCP1x8uEUxLMzNWElFOYCV6mHWWwMzdPEKHlhLw7NWJqkHc4uIZphavDzA2JPzUDsBZziNae2S6owH8xPmX8G7zzgKEOPUoYHvGz1TBCxMkd3kwNVbU0gKHkx+iZILf77IofhrY1nYFnB/lQPb79drWOyJVa/DAvg9B/rLB4cC+Nqgdz/TvBbBnr6GBReqn/nRmDgaQEej7WhonozjF+Y2I/fZou/qAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BAv26XhnuRZ/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo)</a> on <time datetime="2016-01-20T04:40:23+00:00" style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;">Jan 19, 2016 at 8:40pm PST</time></p> </div> </blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">1.21.16, NY Post Cover. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OscarsSoWhite?src=hash">#OscarsSoWhite</a> <a href="https://t.co/95whs5uhTh">pic.twitter.com/95whs5uhTh</a></p> &mdash; deray mckesson (@deray) <a href="https://twitter.com/deray/status/690172304710434816">January 21, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Shortly after the nominations were unveiled, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, and Spike Lee announced they were not going to attend this year's awards ceremony.</p> <p>"The Academy reflects the industry, reflects Hollywood, and the industry reflects America, reflects a series of challenges that we're having in our country at the moment," Smith <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/01/21/will-smith-joins-his-wife-in-boycotting-the-academy-awards-as-oscarssowhite-backlash-grows/" target="_blank">said. </a>"There's a regressive slide towards separatism, toward racial and religious disharmony, and that's not the Hollywood I want to leave behind, that's not the industry, that's not the America I want to leave behind."</p> <p>Read the Academy's full announcement <a href="http://www.oscars.org/news/academy-takes-historic-action-increase-diversity" target="_blank">here:</a></p></body></html> Mixed Media Film and TV Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:19:51 +0000 Inae Oh 294651 at http://www.motherjones.com 100 Women All Over the Country Just Shared Their Abortion Stories http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/01/100-women-all-over-country-just-shared-their-abortion-stories <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rZD0RvJqmiE" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>On Tuesday, 100 women of all ages from around the country participated in a six-hour livestream to tell personal abortion stories and provide a voice for women advocating reproductive rights. The live stream was hosted by the <a href="http://www.1in3campaign.org/en/" target="_blank">1 in 3 campaign,</a> a movement aimed at reducing the stigma around abortion. The organization's name comes from the fact that 1 in 3 women have had or will have an abortion at some point in their lives.</p> <p>Former Texas Sen. Wendy Davis and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards were among the women of all different backgrounds and ethnicities who spoke about the difficulty of making the decision, their access to care, and their feelings about their choice.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aFbG8aI5sC8" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>This is the second time 1 in 3 has hosted such an event. But Tuesday's live stream comes at a time when reproductive rights activists have been under fire in <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/12/year-pp" target="_blank">continued attacks against Planned Parenthood</a> and its centers around the country following the <a href="http://www.factcheck.org/2015/07/unspinning-the-planned-parenthood-video/" target="_blank">release of deceptively edited and widely discredited videos</a> that appeared to depict the organization selling fetal tissue&mdash;a practice that is illegal.</p> <p>The live stream also focused on <em>Whole Woman's Health v. Cole</em>, an important abortion case&nbsp;that will be decided by the Supreme Court this year. For more on the monumental case, <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/11/supreme-court-agrees-hear-texas-abortion-case" target="_blank">check out our explainer here. </a></p></body></html> Mixed Media Reproductive Rights Sex and Gender Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:57:17 +0000 Inae Oh 294401 at http://www.motherjones.com The Daily News Just Perfectly Slammed Sarah Palin's "Stupid" Donald Trump Endorsement http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/01/daily-news-donald-trump-sarah-palin <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Fresh off her word salad <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/01/sarah-palin-endorsed-donald-trump-it-is-bonkers-video" target="_blank">endorsement</a> of Donald Trump yesterday, fellow reality star Sarah Palin on Wednesday found herself landing the cover page of one of New York's largest tabloids, the <em>Daily News</em><em>. </em></p> <p>Her front-cover treatment was paired with the following headline:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">.<a href="https://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA">@SarahPalinUSA</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump">@RealDonaldTrump</a> will make America great again. <a href="https://t.co/GMVX6Yvyh5">https://t.co/GMVX6Yvyh5</a> <a href="https://t.co/oLZxMBUC2W">pic.twitter.com/oLZxMBUC2W</a></p> &mdash; New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/689776842920845312">January 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>It's great! Until you learn that Trump&mdash;still the <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/trump-clinton-still-way-ahead-weekly-tracking-poll-shows-n499231" target="_blank">Republican front-runner</a> by a large margin&mdash;is now telling people that he is certain there "would be a role somewhere in the administration" for the former Alaskan governor if he were to win the White House come 2016. Watch that below:</p> <div style="position:relative; padding-bottom:63%; padding-bottom:-webkit-calc(56.25% + 50px); padding-bottom:calc(56.25% + 50px); height: 0;"><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.today.com/offsite/donald-trump-says-sarah-palin-could-play-a-position-in-his-administration-604884035778" style="position:absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%;"></iframe></div></body></html> Mixed Media 2016 Elections Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:28:08 +0000 Inae Oh 294386 at http://www.motherjones.com Alan Rickman Dies at 69 http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/01/rip-alan-rickman-dies-69 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Alan Rickman, the British film and theater actor known for his roles in movies such as <em>Harry Potter</em> and <em>Die Hard</em>, has died at age 69.</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 <a href="https://t.co/oJjm1zG17a">https://t.co/oJjm1zG17a</a></p> &mdash; The Guardian (@guardian) <a href="https://twitter.com/guardian/status/687614058569281536">January 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>The <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/14/alan-rickman-giant-of-british-film-and-theatre-dies-at-69" target="_blank"><em>Guardian </em></a>reported that he had been suffering from cancer. Rickman's family confirmed the news and said he died in London "surrounded by family and friends."</p> <p><em>Harry Potter</em> author J.K. Rowling reacted to news of Rickman's death on social media:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor &amp; a wonderful man.</p> &mdash; J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) <a href="https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/687642690301890560">January 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan's family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.</p> &mdash; J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) <a href="https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/687644178113802240">January 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played the lead role in the <em>Harry Potter</em> film series, also posted the following tribute:</p> <center> <div class="g-post" data-href="https://plus.google.com/+DanielRadcliffe/posts/SG1NZZvTKRt">&nbsp;</div> </center></body></html> Mixed Media Film and TV Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:23:55 +0000 Inae Oh 293996 at http://www.motherjones.com Every Mayor in America Should Look at What Just Happened in St. Louis http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/01/st-louis-pay-edward-jones-dome-los-angeles <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>For more than two decades, NFL owners seeking to finance new stadiums with public money used Los Angeles as <a href="http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-la-leverage-city-20150107-story.html" target="_blank">a bargaining chip</a>, threatening to move to the City of Angels if they didn't get what they wanted. Now St. Louis is losing its team to LA&mdash;and it still has years of multimillion-dollar payments left on its last bad stadium deal.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the league's owners voted to let the St. Louis Rams <a href="http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-la-chargers-rams-20160113-story.html" target="_blank">move to Los Angeles</a> for the 2016 season<strong> </strong>and to build what's supposed to be the NFL's biggest stadium on the site of a one-time racetrack. (The NFL also gave the San Diego Chargers a year to decide whether to join the Rams or work out a new stadium deal, and promised $100 million to the Chargers and Oakland Raiders if they stay put in their respective markets.) Los Angeles officials already <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-los-angeles-rams-psychological-economic-boost-20160113-story.html" target="_blank">have lauded</a> the Rams' homecoming as an economic boost to the region; the state-of-the-art stadium in Inglewood, expected to open in 2019, could cost <a href="http://www.ocregister.com/articles/stadium-699371-league-relocation.html" target="_blank">upwards</a> of <a href="http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-la-chargers-rams-20160113-story.html" target="_blank">$3 billion</a>, with the Rams likely playing in <a href="http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-nfl-la-temporary-stadium-20160113-story.html" target="_blank">the Coliseum</a> until then.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the city and county of St. Louis <a href="http://fox2now.com/2015/01/06/taxpayers-could-be-on-the-hook-if-the-rams-pull-out-of-st-louis/" target="_blank">will still pay</a> at least $6 million apiece per year until 2021 to pay off bonds sold to construct and maintain the Edward Jones Dome, which opened in 1995. (The Rams paid a meager $500,000 per year to use the dome.) And then there's the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-st-louis-rams-taxpayers-bill-20150609-story.html" target="_blank">more than $3 million in public funds</a> used to develop a $1 billion riverfront stadium proposal to keep the Rams&mdash;a pitch NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell <a href="http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-la-stadium-20160110-story.html" target="_blank">knocked</a> as "inadequate" and "unsatisfactory."</p> <p>St. Louis officials <a href="http://www.wsmv.com/story/30955939/board-of-aldermen-will-work-to-find-new-uses-tenants-for-edward-jones-dome" target="_blank">have been quick</a> to note that the city is searching for new tenants for year-round use and would review how much the loss will affect the area's finances. They won't, however, be looking for a new NFL franchise: Mayor Francis Slay <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/ct-rams-los-angeles-st-louis-20160113-story.html" target="_blank">told reporters</a> Wednesday that the city is turning its back on the league, once and for all.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Economy Sports Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:59:55 +0000 Edwin Rios 293951 at http://www.motherjones.com Legendary Musician David Bowie Dies at 69 http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2016/01/legendary-musician-david-bowie-dies-69 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Rock and roll hall of famer&nbsp;David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. Bowie's latest album,&nbsp;<em>Blackstar</em>&acirc;&#128;&#139;, was released on Friday (which was also his birthday). There was hardly any news of the musician's medical status before his passing, and many fans are beginning to wonder whether his last album was a <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/jan/11/was-david-bowie-saying-goodbye-on-blackstar" target="_blank">dramatic farewell.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y-JqH1M4Ya8" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>Bowie's cause of death has not yet been formally established, but it has been reported that he had been battling cancer for <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3393470/David-Bowie-dies-18-month-battle-cancer.html" target="_blank">the past 18 months</a>.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Music Top Stories Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:46:09 +0000 Miles E. Johnson 293696 at http://www.motherjones.com Bill Cosby Will Face Criminal Charges for Sexual Assault http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/bill-cosby-criminal-charges-sexual-assault <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Bill Cosby will face criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, inside the comedian's Pennsylvania home in 2004.</p> <p>Kevin Steele of the Montgomery County district attorney's office announced in a press conference Wednesday morning that Cosby is being charged with aggravated indecent assault. He is expected to be arraigned later this afternoon.</p> <p>"Today, after examination of all the evidence, we are able to seek justice on behalf of the victim," Steele said.</p> <p>This is the first time Cosby has been formally charged with sexual assault, after decades of ongoing rape allegations against the 78-year-old entertainer.</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Bill Cosby's mugshot. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BillCosby?src=hash">#BillCosby</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cosby?src=hash">#Cosby</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mugshot?src=hash">#Mugshot</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCPhiladelphia">@NBCPhiladelphia</a> <a href="https://t.co/0OST6k7OYI">pic.twitter.com/0OST6k7OYI</a></p> &mdash; Richard Washington (@RichardNBC10) <a href="https://twitter.com/RichardNBC10/status/682296884619272192">December 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Below is a docket listing the charges filed against Cosby:</p> <div class="DV-container" id="DV-viewer-2660476-Bill-Cosby-Sexual-Assault-Charges">&nbsp;</div> <script src="//assets.documentcloud.org/viewer/loader.js"></script><script> DV.load("https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2660476-Bill-Cosby-Sexual-Assault-Charges.js", { width: 630, height: 354, sidebar: false, text: false, pdf: false, container: "#DV-viewer-2660476-Bill-Cosby-Sexual-Assault-Charges" }); </script><p>For more on the different statutes of limitations for filing rape or sexual assault charges in each state, <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/rape-statutes-of-limitation-maps-table" target="_blank">head over to our explainer here. </a></p></body></html> Mixed Media Crime and Justice Film and TV Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:28:32 +0000 Inae Oh 293051 at http://www.motherjones.com This Map Shows What Each State Googled More Than Any Other in 2015 http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/heres-what-each-state-googled-more-any-other-2015 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><div class="inline inline-center" style="display: table; width: 1%"><a href="http://blog.estately.com/2015/12/what-each-state-googled-more-than-any-other-state-in-2015/"><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/Google_Search_States.png"></a> <div class="caption">Estately Blog</div> </div> <p>As 2015 winds down, the folks at real estate blog Estately <a href="http://blog.estately.com/2015/12/what-each-state-googled-more-than-any-other-state-in-2015/" target="_blank">have figured out which celebrities, news stories, and other topics of interest most captivated people across the United States this year</a>. Using data from Google Trends, they identified the term each state Googled more than any other state over the course of the year. (They did the same thing in 2014&mdash;check out the map below to see <a href="http://blog.estately.com/2014/12/heres-what-each-state-googled-more-than-any-other-state-in-2014/" target="_blank">how we've progressed</a>, and see <a href="http://blog.estately.com/2015/12/what-each-state-googled-more-than-any-other-state-in-2015/" target="_blank">here</a> for the full 2015 analysis.)</p> <p>People in Wisconsin are evidently feeling a bit behind the times, wondering, "What does 'bae' mean?" (2015) and "What is Tinder?" (2014). Utah, caught with an embarrassing search history last year, wanted to learn more about transgender issues this year. And it's not clear what's going on in New Mexico, where people searched for "Pluto" in 2015 and "zombies" in 2014. See how your state compares with the rest, and happy Googling in 2016. <a href="http://www.dailydot.com/lol/what-your-state-googled-more-than-any-other/?tw=dd" target="_blank"><em>(h/t The Daily Dot)</em></a></p> <div class="inline inline-center" style="display: table; width: 1%"><a href="http://blog.estately.com/2015/12/what-each-state-googled-more-than-any-other-state-in-2015/"><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/map2014.png"></a> <div class="caption">Estately Blog</div> </div></body></html> Mixed Media Maps Media Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:47:04 +0000 Samantha Michaels 292991 at http://www.motherjones.com 10 of the Worst Cable News Moments of 2015 http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/worst-cable-news-2015 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Another year is about to pass, which means we've managed to survive&nbsp;12 months of cable news&mdash;and endure&nbsp;some fantastically awful segments that the networks churned out. But that doesn't mean we emerged unscathed! Whether it was calling the president of the United States a "pussy" on live television or relentlessly covering Donald Trump's circuslike presidential campaign, cable news had plenty of lowlights in 2015. Here are some of the most memorable ones:</p> <p><strong>San Bernardino shooting</strong><br> Days after the shooting in San Bernardino, California, several media outlets were able to get inside the home of the two suspected shooters&mdash;access that involved a <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/04/reporters-rush-into-home-san-bernardino-shooting-suspects" target="_blank">crowbar</a>&nbsp;and a cooperative landlord. Despite the questionable circumstances,&nbsp;reporters from a slew of networks, including CNN and MSNBC, swarmed the residence. The resulting <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/cnn-msnbc-cable-news-san-bernardino-apartment" target="_blank">circus</a> of cable TV coverage even disturbed some network hosts.</p> <p>"I'm having chills down my spine, what I'm seeing here," said CNN security analyst Harry Houck,&nbsp;as reporters on the scene continued to film throughout the home. "This apartment is clearly full of evidence."</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4IQWdRlUoAM" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>At one point, an MSNBC reporter zoomed in on a driver's license that likely belonged to one of the suspects' relatives.</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">MSNBC just doxed Rafia Farook, mother of a terrorist, on live television. I've blurred the important bits. <a href="https://t.co/VqPwT60yVY">pic.twitter.com/VqPwT60yVY</a></p> &mdash; David Boles (@DavidBoles) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidBoles/status/672835027961446401">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p><strong>Insulting the president</strong><br> A Fox News contributor abandoned every sense of decorum when he slammed President Barack Obama's terrorism strategy and called him a "pussy" on live television. The network suspended him for two weeks, finally answering the&nbsp;question we've all wondered: "Just what does it take to get suspended from Fox News?"&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MglTSDDexeA" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Migrant crisis and Syrian refugees</strong><br> The international effort to resettle Syrian refugees sparked widespread concern about how refugees are vetted when they seek to be admitted into the United States, particularly in light of the deadly attacks in Paris. Instead of taking time to explain the complex and rigorous process, cable news shows often appeared to inflame safety concerns with misleading portrayals of refugees escaping violence in Europe and the Middle East:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UMMyapcUQxI" width="630">&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</iframe></p> <p>Fox News also appeared to lend legitimacy to a biblical prophecy that some have used speculate that the Syrian crisis may signal the end of times. Watch the report on the "spooky passage" below:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ih32uq8mQ8g" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Gun control and mass shootings</strong><br> Amid calls to strengthen gun control laws and&nbsp;end the gun violence epidemic, <em>Fox &amp; Friends</em> aired a segment about how to teach kids how to take down an active shooter with these self-defense skills:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sJxgW2APXUM" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Freddie Gray</strong><br> When protests erupted in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident who died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody, CNN chose to ignore the demonstrations in favor of covering every second of the White House Correspondents' Dinner.</p> <p>If you were seeking coverage of the rallies, contributor Errol Louis suggested viewers could "find a live feed" somewhere else.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LrHE_eXDeJg" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>When the network did report on Gray later, CNN led one online <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/30/us/baltimore-police-trial-freddie-gray-jury-selection/index.html?sr=twCNN113015baltimore-police-trial-freddie-gray-jury-selection0604PMVODtopLink&amp;linkId=19173468" target="_blank">story</a> by describing Gray as the "son of an illiterate heroin addict."&nbsp;</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">CNN...really? <a href="https://t.co/kA92JOjL1x">https://t.co/kA92JOjL1x</a> <a href="https://t.co/juGp9AGrfE">pic.twitter.com/juGp9AGrfE</a></p> &mdash; Lauren Krisai (@laurenkrisai) <a href="https://twitter.com/laurenkrisai/status/671427727078137856">November 30, 2015</a> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></blockquote> </center> <p><strong>Donald </strong><strong>Trump</strong><br> There are myriad factors that have led to the rise of Donald Trump as a major GOP presidential candidate.<strike>&nbsp;</strike>The media's insatiable appetite (including our own, at times) to cover his inflammatory campaign rhetoric is definitely one of them. On cable news, Trump was practically unavoidable.</p> <p>After announcing his plan to bar all Muslims from entering the United States if elected president, a slew of cable news shows scrambled to talk to Trump about the proposal, which gave&nbsp;Trump a huge platform for his offensive ideas:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Trump calls for banning Muslims, then gets to call into four networks: <a href="https://t.co/SidPfqxodW">pic.twitter.com/SidPfqxodW</a></p> &mdash; Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) <a href="https://twitter.com/mlcalderone/status/674208342592626688">December 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p><strong>Leggings</strong><br> In one of the creepier clips of the year, Fox News featured an all-male panel to opine on how a woman should dress in public. The clothing item in question was leggings. In the segment, the official "Panel of Fathers" ruminates over "lady parts" and whether they're comfortable with the "women in their life parading in public with leggings, because they ain't pants."</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="473" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lM6WW-iShss" width="630"></iframe></p> <p><strong>"Guardian Angels"</strong><br> In which Fox News, a news organization, lends legitimacy to this photo of a "guardian angel."</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">WATCH! Do you see the 'guardian angel'? <a href="https://t.co/GycMWjJChh">https://t.co/GycMWjJChh</a></p> &mdash; FOX &amp; Friends (@foxandfriends) <a href="https://twitter.com/foxandfriends/status/676747911019925504">December 15, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Happy holidays!</p></body></html> Mixed Media Video Media The Right Top Stories Fox News Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:00:10 +0000 Inae Oh 292136 at http://www.motherjones.com It Really Is Way More Expensive to Be a Woman http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/it-really-way-more-expensive-be-woman <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>America's <a href="http://http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/11/elizabeth-warren-women-equal-pay-wage-gap" target="_blank">notorious gender pay gap</a> isn't the only inequality hurting women's pockets these days. According to a new study, gender discrimination practices creep into everyday shopping experiences, costing women significantly more for nearly identical products aimed at men.</p> <p>The<a href="http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dca/downloads/pdf/partners/Study-of-Gender-Pricing-in-NYC.pdf" target="_blank"> study</a>, released by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs this week, compared 8,000 different products ranging from children's toys to shaving razors, and found that items specifically targeting women were on average 7 percent more expensive than their male counterparts, even when the products were virtually identical beyond their gender-based packaging.</p> <p>For instance, as <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/22/women-really-do-pay-more-for-razors-and-almost-everything-else/?postshare=981450817432558&amp;tid=ss_fb" target="_blank">pointed out by Danielle Paquette at the <em>Washington Post</em></a>, Target sold two Radio Flyer scooters: one red, for boys, and one pink, for girls.</p> <p>"The only significant difference is the price," the Paquette explains. "Target listed one for $24.99 and the other for $49.99."</p> <p>Items targeting women cost more 42 percent of the time. Men's products were more expensive only 18 percent of the time.</p> <div class="inline inline-center" style="display: table; width: 1%"><img alt="" class="image" height="289" src="/files/nycstudy.png" width="607"><div class="caption">NYC</div> </div> <p>While the study only focused on New York City stores, many of those analyzed were national brands and retailers, including Neutrogena and Rite Aid. It's therefore likely the pricing discrepancies uncovered by New York exist far beyond the city.</p> <p>But could progress be on the horizon? According to the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nwlc/photos/a.167625009312.110920.67626834312/10153802327929313/?type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank">National Women's Law Center</a>, the gender pay gap closed by one <a href="http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/12/wage-gap-closes-by-one-cent.html" target="_blank">whole cent</a> this year! So word of advice ladies, don't waste your shiny new penny on "women's products." It's time to start shopping like a man.</p> <p>(h/t <em><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/22/women-really-do-pay-more-for-razors-and-almost-everything-else/?postshare=981450817432558&amp;tid=ss_fb" target="_blank">Washington Post)</a></em></p></body></html> Mixed Media Sex and Gender Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:18:05 +0000 Inae Oh 292736 at http://www.motherjones.com These Local Businesses and Communities Are Pushing Back on Islamophobia http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/local-businesses-communities-fighting-anti-islamophobia <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>As many Republican voters have cheered Donald Trump's plan to bar Muslims from entering the country, local businesses and communities around the country are working hard to fight back against the rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry.</p> <p>Using the hashtag #HateHasNoBizHere, some small business owners are posting storefront messages to denounce Islamophobic views and stand in solidarity with Muslims in their communities.</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">.<a href="https://twitter.com/keithellison">@keithellison</a> Wolfpack Promotionals; another great in-district biz with doors open to everyone! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hatehasnobizhere?src=hash">#hatehasnobizhere</a> <a href="https://t.co/pSkBGP4PPV">pic.twitter.com/pSkBGP4PPV</a></p> &mdash; Main Street Alliance (@mainstreetweets) <a href="https://twitter.com/mainstreetweets/status/676975847992074240">December 16, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Posted <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hatehasnobizhere?src=hash">#hatehasnobizhere</a> <a href="https://t.co/ykrl2l3ZSW">pic.twitter.com/ykrl2l3ZSW</a></p> &mdash; Pizza Nea (@pizzanea) <a href="https://twitter.com/pizzanea/status/675477675834642433">December 12, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Under their open sign Moon Palace Books in MPLS says ALL ARE WELCOME HERE <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hatehasnobizhere?src=hash">#hatehasnobizhere</a> <a href="https://t.co/c14RuRE9jM">https://t.co/c14RuRE9jM</a> <a href="https://t.co/2pDZeLSt5E">pic.twitter.com/2pDZeLSt5E</a></p> &mdash; Main Street Alliance (@mainstreetweets) <a href="https://twitter.com/mainstreetweets/status/676970053590495233">December 16, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Communities and lawmakers are also weighing in:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Proud to see so many Minnesotans standing in solidarity with Muslim Americans. Hate has no place in our country. <a href="https://t.co/Espfpwze8E">pic.twitter.com/Espfpwze8E</a></p> &mdash; Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) <a href="https://twitter.com/keithellison/status/676576349889269760">December 15, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Let us stand up and embrace our citizens of every religion and recognize the partnership that we are in together to take on terrorist forces</p> &mdash; Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) <a href="https://twitter.com/SenJeffMerkley/status/674006300586586112">December 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Met with Muslim community leaders today to stand in support with community and denounce hateful rhetoric. Diversity makes us strong.</p> &mdash; Edwin Lee (@mayoredlee) <a href="https://twitter.com/mayoredlee/status/674758386726993920">December 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <div class="inline inline-center" style="display: table; width: 1%"><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/AP_489261995310.jpg"></div> <p class="rtecenter"><em>AP/Mary Altaffer</em></p> <p>These are especially important messages<strong> </strong>amid the rising number of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/12/14/us/ap-us-vandalized-mosques.html" target="_blank">hate crimes</a> against American Muslims after the San Bernardino shooting and Paris attacks. "It's important to stand on the side of respect and love and tolerance," Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/164bf0943cba4dd597de7efc0b39253f/latest-texas-pulls-back-effort-block-syrian-refugees" target="_blank">said </a>during a Texas rally to support of a local mosque.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Religion Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:55:54 +0000 Inae Oh 292236 at http://www.motherjones.com Photos of Canada Welcoming Syrian Refugees Put American Leaders to Shame http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/canada-syrian-refugees-welcome <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>On Thursday night, the Canadian government welcomed 163 Syrian refugees into the country with open arms:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Welcome to Canada. <a href="https://t.co/xEOn44GjJF">pic.twitter.com/xEOn44GjJF</a></p> &mdash; Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) <a href="https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/675314389541629952">December 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">At Pearson, Joja Smiljanic &amp; Christine Ross drove from Guelph to greet <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SyrianRefugees?src=hash">#SyrianRefugees</a> with Tim Hortons gift cards <a href="https://t.co/3PSamI7Qvm">pic.twitter.com/3PSamI7Qvm</a></p> &mdash; Sarah-JoyceBattersby (@sjbattersby) <a href="https://twitter.com/sjbattersby/status/675131925091229696">December 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>"This is a wonderful night where we get to show not just a planeload of new Canadians what Canada is all about, we get to show the world how to open our hearts and welcome in people who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult situations," newly elected <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/11/canada-syrian-refugees-arrive-whitehorse-yukon" target="_blank">Prime Minister Justin Trudeau</a> told a group of staff members and volunteers shortly before the refugees' arrival.</p> <center> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="321" id="nyt_video_player" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004088086" title="New York Times Video - Embed Player" width="480"></iframe></p> </center> <p>"Welcome to Canada. Ahlan wa sahlan. You're with family now," an editorial for the <a href="http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2015/12/10/to-the-newcomers-from-syria-welcome-to-canada-editorial.html" target="_blank"><em>Toronto Star</em></a> read:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">The <a href="https://twitter.com/TorontoStar">@TorontoStar</a> front page today <a href="https://t.co/KEcC86IRIc">pic.twitter.com/KEcC86IRIc</a></p> &mdash; ishmael n. daro (@iD4RO) <a href="https://twitter.com/iD4RO/status/674945673238700032">December 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Their arrival marks the first of 25,000 refugees Trudeau's government has pledged to take in by March. During Trudeau's campaign for office, it was discovered that the <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/syria-migrants-canada-drowned-migrants-leaders-respond-1.3213878" target="_blank">three-year-old boy</a> who drowned near a beach in Turkey had been attempting to flee Syria with his family to Canada. Those powerful images made the refugee crisis a major election issue.</p> <p>Canada's reception to the refugees' arrival on Thursday sharply contrasts with the <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/11/can-republican-governors-block-syrian-refugees" target="_blank">continued effort by some American leaders</a> from various states to block the resettlement of refugees in the United States, particularly in the wake of the Paris attacks and the recent shooting in San Bernardino, California. This week, <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/08/syrian-refugee-families-arrive-texas-indiana" target="_blank">Syrian refugees arrived in Texas and Indiana</a>, despite efforts by the Republican governors there to stop them.</p> <p>All week, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has doubled down on his <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/12/donald-trump-national-origins-act-internment" target="_blank">campaign promise to bar all Muslims from entering the United States</a> if he makes it to the White House.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Immigration International Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:56:37 +0000 Inae Oh 291821 at http://www.motherjones.com This Is the Worst Excuse We've Ever Seen for Dressing Like Klansmen http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/citadel-cadets-white-hoods-suspended <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>A group of cadets were <a href="http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20151210/PC16/151219964" target="_blank">suspended from the The Citade</a>l, a military academy in South Carolina, after images of 13 students decked out in white clothing and white hoods emerged on social media.</p> <p>The students have defended their attire, saying they wore the white outfits to rehearse a "Ghost of Christmas Past" skit.</p> <p>Citadel's president called the post "offensive and disturbing" and said the incident is under investigation.</p> <p>"A social media posting, which I find offensive and disturbing, was brought to my attention this morning," academy president Lt. John Rosa wrote in a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheCitadel/posts/10154428850004057" target="_blank">Facebook post</a> on Thursday. "It shows an upper class cadet in front of seven cadets with pillowcases over their heads."</p> <p>"These images are not consistent with our core values of honor, duty and respect," he added.</p> <p>After the school's statement appeared on Facebook, one user responded to the post with a link to a site titled <a href="http://fringeelements.tumblr.com/thelynchingmyth" target="_blank">"The Lynching Myth."</a> Another user appeared to suggest the cadets' suspensions were unfair.</p> <p>This isn't the first accusation of racism or even glorification of white supremacy at the school.</p> <p>In 1997, a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/08/us/woman-who-left-citadel-says-klan-was-glorified.html" target="_blank">female cadet</a> who left the Citadel said cadets at the school had an "obsession" with the Ku Klux Klan. Nearly a decade earlier, a black cadet sued the school after five other cadets entered the black cadet's room in the middle of the night, wearing white sheets and shouting racial obscenities. The lawsuit was later <a href="http://www.tulsaworld.com/archives/settlement-ends-hazing-lawsuit-involving-citadel/article_5d69a054-1a71-5d3d-acae-62e20558ee2c.html" target="_blank">settled</a> out of court.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Race and Ethnicity Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:03:47 +0000 Inae Oh 291731 at http://www.motherjones.com The New York Daily News Just Went After Donald Trump—and It's Pretty Great http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/its-probably-pretty-fun-working-as-a-front-page-editor-at-a-tabloid <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>In our continuing coverage of the <em>New York Daily News'</em> continuing coverage of politics in America, here's their cover today:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Today's <a href="https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews">@NYDailyNews</a> cover accompanied by an emotional guest column about <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump">@realDonaldTrump</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ue4IXx97gr">https://t.co/Ue4IXx97gr</a> <a href="https://t.co/X9xLdSlaYG">pic.twitter.com/X9xLdSlaYG</a></p> &mdash; New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/674549525713920000">December 9, 2015</a></blockquote> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>Pretty good, if you ask me!</p> <p>For those keeping score at home: Last Thursday's cover: <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/contributor/2015/12/new-york-daily-news-just-made-one-helluva-perfect-statement" target="_blank">Good</a>!</p> <p>Last Friday's cover: <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/contributor/2015/12/new-york-daily-news-just-doubled-down-its-attack-nra" target="_blank">Bad</a> :(</p> <p>Sunday's cover: <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/new-york-daily-news-front-page-guns-awesome" target="_blank">Good!</a></p> <p>So, 4-1. They didn't run the table, but in comparison to their crosstown tabloid rivals at the <em>New York Post</em>&mdash;<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/new-york-post-san-bernardino-cover-muslim" target="_blank">who did a bad thing and should feel bad</a>&mdash;they're the <a href="http://www.nba.com/history/lakers33_moments.html?_requestid=23543" target="_blank">1972 Los Angeles Lakers</a>.</p></body></html> Mixed Media 2016 Elections Donald Trump Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:17:38 +0000 Ben Dreyfuss 291621 at http://www.motherjones.com Bernie Sanders Slams Donald Trump's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/bernie-sanders-donald-trump-tonight-show <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WkNXjVlEQoI" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>Bernie Sanders appeared Tuesday on the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkNXjVlEQoI" target="_blank"><em>Tonight Show</em></a>, where he slammed Donald Trump for distracting Americans away from real problems with divisive rhetoric, especially in light of the Republican front-runner's recent call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.</p> <p>"What somebody like Trump is trying to do is divide us up," Sanders told Jimmy Fallon. "A few months ago we were supposed to hate Mexicans. He thinks they're all criminals and rapists. Now he think we're supposed to hate Muslims. That kind of crap is not going to work in the United States of America."</p> <p>"I think what the American people understand is that given the problems we face, we have to stand together, come together, and create a decent life for all of our people and stop this scapegoating of one group or another," he continued.</p> <p>Sanders' response drew a raucous applause from the audience.</p> <p>Trump's proposal on Monday to prevent Muslims from entering the country has sparked widespread rebuke from both Democrats and Republicans. Despite the condemnation, the business magnate <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/12/donald-trump-muslim-ban" target="_blank">continues </a>to support the plan.</p></body></html> Mixed Media 2016 Elections Media Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:00:27 +0000 Inae Oh 291576 at http://www.motherjones.com Fox News Guest Sinks to Awful New Low http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/fox-news-ralph-peters-obama-terror <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MglTSDDexeA" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>Shortly after President Barack Obama's <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/12/president-obama-promises-defeat-isis-rebukes-republicans-muslims" target="_blank">address from the Oval Office</a> on Sunday night, critics on the right slammed<strike>&acirc;&#128;&#139;</strike>&nbsp;the president's plan to eliminate ISIS and fight terrorism.&nbsp;But one pundit, Fox News contributor Ralph Peters, has taken the anti-Obama rhetoric one step way too far.</p> <p>"Look, Mr. President, we're not afraid. We're angry, we're pissed off, we're furious!" Peters, a regular Fox commentator and military analyst,&nbsp;said when asked for his reaction to the address on Monday. "We want you to react; we want you to do something!"</p> <p>He continued: "This guy is such a total pussy, it's stunning."</p> <p>The wildly offensive remark was even too much for host Stuart Varney, who finally interrupted&nbsp;Peters to say that while he&nbsp;may be "very angry," he "can't use language like that on the program."</p> <p>The&nbsp;retired lieutenant was allowed to continue taking jabs at the president for being an ineffective leader and an ISIS sympathizer.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update, 3:46 p.m. EST:</strong> Peters, along with fellow Fox News contributor Stacey Dash, have been suspended for two weeks. Earlier in the day, Dash echoed Peters' remarks by saying Obama didn't "give a shit" about terrorism.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Breaking: Fox contributors Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash were just suspended for 2 weeks for profane comments <a href="https://t.co/rvlAE510ER">https://t.co/rvlAE510ER</a></p> &mdash; Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/673965584665739264">December 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></body></html> Mixed Media Media Obama Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:25:00 +0000 Inae Oh 291401 at http://www.motherjones.com New York Daily News Just Upped Its Front Page Game—Again http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/new-york-daily-news-front-page-guns-awesome <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>The <em>New York Daily News</em> has been running one helluva campaign against guns on its front page lately. Last month, the (<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/28/nyregion/the-daily-news-layoffs-and-digital-shift-may-signal-the-tabloid-eras-end.html" target="_blank">financially troubled</a>) tabloid launched one of the boldest attacks on the National Rifle Association in recent memory with just three words: <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/11/new-york-daily-news-just-compared-nra-jihadists" target="_blank">"NRA's Sick Jihad."</a> The story inside accused the gun rights group of tacitly abetting terrorists by blocking a proposed bill that would make it more difficult for suspects to buy guns.</p> <p>Then, last Wednesday, after 14 people were killed in an allegedly terror-inspired rampage in San Bernardino, California, <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/contributor/2015/12/new-york-daily-news-just-made-one-helluva-perfect-statement" target="_blank">the paper rebuked</a> Republican politicians for supporting victims with their "thoughts and prayers" rather than taking meaningful action to curb access to guns. That front-page headline was four words: "God Isn't Fixing This."</p> <p>Now comes this lesson in high sarcasm from the New York tabloid:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">An early look at tomorrow's front page: EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! <a href="https://t.co/mYPHNLJALZ">https://t.co/mYPHNLJALZ</a> <a href="https://t.co/fPsKSfPDBn">pic.twitter.com/fPsKSfPDBn</a></p> &mdash; New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/673691056207175682">December 7, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>The <em>NYDN</em> isn't the only New York paper using its cover in this way. For the first time since 1920, the <em>New York Times</em> ran an editorial on its front page on Saturday <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/end-the-gun-epidemic-in-america.html" target="_blank">slamming politicians' inaction</a> on gun control measures.</p> <p>On Sunday night, President Barack Obama <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/12/president-obama-promises-defeat-isis-rebukes-republicans-muslims" target="_blank">addressed the nation from the Oval Office</a>, detailing his efforts to destroy ISIS and tighten gun control in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings.</p></body></html> Mixed Media Crime and Justice Guns Media Mon, 07 Dec 2015 03:07:03 +0000 James West 291366 at http://www.motherjones.com Media Feeding Frenzy as Reporters Stampede Into San Bernardino Suspsects' Apartment http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/cnn-msnbc-cable-news-san-bernardino-apartment%20 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>On Friday afternoon, cable news networks CNN and MSNBC, along with other photographers and reporters, gained access to the home of the couple suspected of carrying out the d<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/12/san-bernardino-shooting" target="_blank">eadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people and injured 21.</a> The rampage, which occurred only two days prior, has since been the subject of an FBI investigation for possible terrorism.</p> <p>It's still unknown exactly how the journalists gained entry into the apartment. (<a href="https://twitter.com/CBSLA/status/672835976054497281" target="_blank">There remains some dispute around the role of the landlord</a> on the scene.) Reporters could be seen going through children's belongings and even holding up a driver's license that appeared to belong to a family member of one of the suspects. The scene became an instant breaking news item, of blockbuster proportions:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4IQWdRlUoAM" width="630"></iframe></p> <p>One of CNN's own security analysts, Harry Houck, appeared appalled by what he was watching live on air, even as CNN continued to show more footage from inside the house. "I'm having chills down my spine what I'm seeing here. This apartment is clearly full of evidence." Watch his reaction below:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="354" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/v1qYF-iSe4g" width="630"></iframe></p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Door of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernardino?src=hash">#SanBernardino</a> shooters' home opened by owner. Media heading in. <a href="https://t.co/4XQnNQemmY">pic.twitter.com/4XQnNQemmY</a></p> &mdash; Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorCNN) <a href="https://twitter.com/VictorCNN/status/672827242775371776">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">"Come over here, you can see the baby's toys. We have really quite a number of toys." <a href="https://t.co/aQrtYN4ZtF">pic.twitter.com/aQrtYN4ZtF</a></p> &mdash; Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoAngelo/status/672834652466495488">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">MSNBC just doxed Rafia Farook, mother of a terrorist, on live television. I've blurred the important bits. <a href="https://t.co/VqPwT60yVY">pic.twitter.com/VqPwT60yVY</a></p> &mdash; David Boles (@DavidBoles) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidBoles/status/672835027961446401">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">CNN's <a href="https://twitter.com/StephanieElam">@StephanieElam</a> now live inside the home now <a href="https://t.co/qopH1aPp7s">pic.twitter.com/qopH1aPp7s</a></p> &mdash; Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/672831847672492033">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>CNN even chose to lead with a photo of what appears to be a crib from inside the house on the network's homepage with this banner headline:</p> <div class="inline inline-center" style="display: table; width: 1%"><img alt="" class="image" src="/files/cnnhomepage.png" style="height: 303px; width: 630px;"></div> <p>FBI sources tell CBS LA that the investigation at the house concluded Thursday.</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">UPDATE: FBI tells CBS News 'search is over' at Redlands home, 'released the scene yesterday' <a href="https://t.co/C0vQT0ZwXz">https://t.co/C0vQT0ZwXz</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernardinoShooting?src=hash">#SanBernardinoShooting</a></p> &mdash; CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSLA/status/672849676748455937">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Nonetheless, outrage was swift on social media:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">CNN's law enforcement analyst appears shocked by what CNN's reporters (and other reporters) are doing.</p> &mdash; Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickconfessore/status/672832938820673537">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">We are watching media made chaos in real-time as <a href="https://twitter.com/CNN">@CNN</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/MSNBC">@MSNBC</a> rummage through the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SanBernadino?src=hash">#SanBernadino</a> suspect's house.</p> &mdash; deray mckesson (@deray) <a href="https://twitter.com/deray/status/672836281215426560">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">What MSNBC is doing is nothing more than boosting ratings. Yet, we look to news orgs like them as the guardians of journalism. Please.</p> &mdash; Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) <a href="https://twitter.com/Russian_Starr/status/672842872606097409">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">CNN and MSNBC put lives of innocent people, including children, at stake and destroyed a crime scene. For WHAT? Everyone lost their minds?</p> &mdash; Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep) <a href="https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/672837520154083328">December 4, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center></body></html> Mixed Media Crime and Justice Media Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:56:20 +0000 Inae Oh 291301 at http://www.motherjones.com Here's the Awful Way the New York Post Changed Its San Bernardino Shooting Cover http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/new-york-post-san-bernardino-cover-muslim <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>Early Thursday morning, police officials announced the identities of two suspects believed to be behind the <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/12/san-bernardino-shooting" target="_blank">deadly rampage in San Bernardino, California</a>, that killed 14 people and injured 17 others. Authorities had been searching for Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, after the two alleged gunmen opened fire inside a center that helps individuals with developmental disabilities and then drove away in a black SUV. Farook and Malik were later killed in a gunfire exchange with the police.</p> <p>With the official release of their names, the <em>New York Post </em>made the editorial decision to change its front-page headline with the following:</p> <center> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">The <a href="https://twitter.com/nypost">@nypost</a> changed their front page at some point. First said "murder session" but now screams "Muslim killers" <a href="https://t.co/F27rlDLhgE">pic.twitter.com/F27rlDLhgE</a></p> &mdash; Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAPJournalist/status/672416082880282625">December 3, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center> <p>Blatant bigotry aside, it's also important to call out the <em>Post's </em>inconsistent focus on religion in the aftermath of mass shootings in America. After last Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado, the paper did not feature a story about the attack on its front page, nor did its editors label that shooter a "Christian Killer" in any accompanying stories. Instead, on Saturday, the New York tabloid demeaned the city's <a href="https://twitter.com/scottbix/status/672408012225708032" target="_blank">homeless population</a> with a cover story headlined "How The Bums Stole Christmas."</p></body></html> Mixed Media Crime and Justice Media Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:36:37 +0000 Inae Oh 291146 at http://www.motherjones.com Mark Zuckerberg Just Announced He's Pledging a Massive Portion of His Wealth to Charity http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/12/mark-zuckerberg-charity-facebook <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body><p>In a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/a-letter-to-our-daughter/10153375081581634" target="_blank">Facebook post</a> announcing the birth of their first child, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan revealed on Tuesday the couple will be giving away 99 percent of their Facebook shares&mdash;a current estimate of $45 billion&mdash;to a wide range of charities to "join many others in improving this world for the next generation."</p> <p>&nbsp;Here is a portion of the Facebook post that they addressed to their newborn daughter Max:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote> <p>We will give 99% of our Facebook shares -- currently about $45 billion -- during our lives to advance this mission. We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others.</p> <p>We'll share more details in the coming months once we settle into our new family rhythm and return from our maternity and paternity leaves. We understand you'll have many questions about why and how we're doing this.</p> </blockquote> <p>This contribution is much larger than any of the previous<b>&nbsp;</b>charitable pledges the Facebook CEO and his wife have made in the past. In June, the couple donated $5 million to helping undocumented teenagers receive higher education. Last year, the Facebook CEO donated <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/14/technology/zuckerberg-ebola/" target="_blank">$25 million</a> to fighting Ebola.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/a-letter-to-our-daughter/10153375081581634" target="_blank">Read Zuckerberg's post in its entirety here.</a> And Mazel Tov to the new parents!</p></body></html> Mixed Media Tech Tue, 01 Dec 2015 23:10:28 +0000 Inae Oh 290961 at http://www.motherjones.com