Republican leader shares faked video of disabled activist on Twitter – The Verge

A Sunday tweet from Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) showing a video of activist Ady Barkan got a “manipulated media” label from Twitter. Barkan has ALS and speaks through voice assistance. In the video, a conversation between Barkan and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Barkan asks “But do we agree that we can redirect some of the funding?” The version Scalise tweeted edits in the words “for police,” to the end of the question, words which Barkan says in a different context earlier in the video.

Source: Republican leader shares faked video of disabled activist on Twitter – The Verge

Five health experts discuss Texas coronavirus data | The Texas Tribune

Dr. Ron Cook, professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the city of Lubbock’s public health authority: The biggest problem … is the fact that when we find out a week or two later, several days post facto, in some cases 10 days or so later, that we get a positive test result, then who knows how many thousands of people they’ve spread that to exponentially, right? Ideally you want to get a positive test as soon as possible, call them as soon as possible and get in contact with them to find out who they’ve been in contact with closely.

Source: Five health experts discuss Texas coronavirus data | The Texas Tribune

Trump Supporters Bring Chaos to Portland in the Name of Their ‘Law and Order’ President

The pro-Trump caravan, which drew hundreds of trucks full of rightwing rabble-rousers to the Oregon city, began in the suburbs with a route that purportedly intended to keep all vehicles on the highway, The New York Times reports. Some of those demonstrators splintered off from the main group, however, and drove into the city’s downtown, where they harassed locals as well as counterprotesters of various affiliations.

Caravan organizers encouraged protesters to arm themselves, according to The Oregonian, though videos posted on social media mostly show Trump supporters shooting paintballs and firing mace at counterprotesters, who themselves hurled unidentifiable objects back at the trucks while yelling at the outsiders to leave. Some caravan participants left their vehicles to punch and otherwise physically antagonize counterprotesters, who stood their ground.

 

Source: Trump Supporters Bring Chaos to Portland in the Name of Their ‘Law and Order’ President

CDC guidance to not test asymptomatic people is ‘unfortunate,’ Gottlieb says

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA chief under President Donald Trump, said on Sunday that the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to not test asymptomatic people for Covid-19 was  “unfortunate” because those people could be at high risk of contracting the infection.

“We should be testing those people to make sure they haven’t become infected and aren’t asymptomatic carriers because we know that they can spread the infection,” Gottlieb said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “They’re less likely to spread the infection, but they can still spread the infection.”

 

Source: CDC guidance to not test asymptomatic people is ‘unfortunate,’ Gottlieb says

Ratcliffe defends end of election security briefings, accuses lawmakers of leaks

That’s not his job to make such an illegal call. He works for the pubic – serve him with a contempt citation and lock him up if he refuses to testify!

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Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Sunday defended his announcement that in-person election security briefings to Congress will end, saying the move was necessary to prevent leaks.”When I went thro…