BBC Fires Danny Baker Over Racist Royal Baby Tweet – The New York Times

“To post a pic picturing a 3-day-old baby of mixed heritage as a monkey, then claim it was a joke?” she wrote in tweet. “That’s old-school prejudice and racism at its peak. And for a trusted broadcaster working at a public service broadcaster to feed that prejudice? It’s unacceptable.” Mr. Baker has been fired from broadcasting jobs before, including at Radio 5 Live. The station previously dropped him in 1997, after he said on a soccer show that he would understand if fans physically attacked a referee. But he appeared unrepentant after his dismissal on Thursday, describing the BBC’s phone call to inform him of the decision as “a masterclass of pompous faux-gravity.”

The US replies to Spain on Venezuela: “We don’t do cowboy diplomacy”

he favors torture, water boarding opponents and selling trafficked children.

The United States has reacted to Spain’s criticism of the way it is handling the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, where a recent attempt by interim president Juan Guaidó to lead a military uprising against the government of Nicolás Maduro failed, triggering further violence.

Seguir leyendo.

This madness in Poland is spreading – free media, already under enormous pressure, now facing this: politician (from small right-wing party that supports the ruling party) wants a journalist prosecuted for a tweet of the rainbow Mary https://twitter.com/bart_wielinski/status/1126191947650162688 …

This madness in Poland is spreading – free media, already under enormous pressure, now facing this: politician (from small right-wing party that supports the ruling party) wants a journalist prosecuted for a tweet of the rainbow Mary https://twitter.com/bart_wielinski/status/1126191947650162688 …