Putin: U.S. Trying to ‘Plant’ Future Chemical-Weapons Attacks in Syria
P.R. DISASTER – United Airlines Stock Nosedives Notes Media Expert:
United Airlines share prices took a hit early Tuesday, plunging 4 percent amid fierce backlash over its treatment of a passenger who was physically dragged off an overbooked flight notes media expert and author Michael Levine(www.MichaelLevineMedia.com). On Monday, after word of the incident spread online, shares of United Continental actually rose by nearly 1 percent. The passenger was identified as 69-year-old David Dao, a doctor and a father of five. Videos from inside the plane showed officials dragging him down the aisle, his face bloodied. United CEO Oscar Munoz apologized in a letter but added that Dao was being “disruptive and belligerent,” despite videos suggesting an apparent overreaction by the airline. “This is a P.R. disaster that will not go away in a day or week” said Levine. “United must make some changes in policy to get beyond this nightmarish episode.”
Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and U.S.
ICE Quietly Confirms 367 Immigrants Were Detained in Raids Across the Country:
North Korea Warns U.S. of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ After Navy Strike Group Deployment
Nancy Kerrigan Reveals She Suffered Six Miscarriages:
LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Tiananmen West: Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre is now available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats. It is a non-fiction study of the Nixon era. Author, Jenny Deason Copeland, pitched the screenplay for 20 years only to hear Hollywood execs suggest it be a book first. The heroine and villain parts were written with Sarandon and Nicholson in mind. Nixon confesses to ordering the massacre in his autobiography RN. After three decades of research using FOIA procedures, the book uncovers the possible motive behind the massacre. The FOIA results are available free at www.crazyredheadpublishing.com
LBN-THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
Buchenwald Concentration Camp Liberated by American Troops (1945)
|Buchenwald was one of the first and largest concentration camps in Nazi Germany. As US forces closed in on the camp near the end of WWII, the Nazis began evacuating its prisoners, forcing them on “death marches” during which an estimated 13,500 were killed. On April 9, inmates at the camp used a makeshift radio transmitter to inform the Allies about the evacuations and beg for help.|
LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***CAA has signed former NFL great Ray Lewis, now an analyst with Fox Sports. ***Comedy touring agent Joe Eshenbaugh has joined UTA.
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GasBuddy: USA National Gas Price Heat Map
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LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “If your organization requires success before commitment, it will never have either. Part of leadership (a big part of it, actually) is the ability to stick with the dream for a long time. Long enough that the critics realize that you’re going to get there one way or another … so they follow.” —–www.TheExcelCommunity.com
LBN-COMMENTARY by Erin Gloria Ryan: When the same idea espoused by different parties leads to opposite reactions, is that reaction driven by principles or by fandom? The millennial left has had to deal with some uncomfortable truths since Donald Trump’s election. That they don’t live in a country with the same ideological makeup of their peer groups. That, while wokeness may be a virtue on their favorite media, it’s certainly not among vast swaths of the population they may never have met. That millions upon millions of people do not give a shit about things like sitcom diversity or ads that don’t photoshop models or using correct pronouns for a person’s chosen gender. That each person gets only one vote, no matter how ugly their reasons for casting it. Another one of the more unmooring truths millennial progressives have had to confront post-Nov. 8 is the fact that when it comes to issues like immigration and foreign relations, many of the actions that President Obama took, and many of the actions that President Hillary Clinton would have taken are not necessarily in line with what they think those candidates’ values are.
LBN-COMMENTARY by Lizzie Crocker: In the month since Charles Murray’s scheduled talk at Middlebury College was thwarted by violent demonstrations on campus, several student groups at elite universities like Columbia and Harvard are courting Murray and other controversial speakers in attempt to challenge what they view as ideological intolerance on college campuses. At Harvard University, the newly established Open Campus Initiative—dubbed the “free speech club” on campus—has booked Murray for a speaking engagement next semester and is hosting another campus pariah, University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson, for its first official event tonight, Monday. Harvard’s Open Campus Initiative spent roughly $1,000 on security reinforcements surrounding Peterson’s arrival on campus, which has provoked backlash from LGBT students.
LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: If you were a certain sort of ideas-oriented young person coming of age in the 20th century, it was very likely you would give yourself a label and join some movement. You’d call yourself a Marxist, a neoconservative, a Freudian, an existentialist or a New Deal liberal. There would be certain sacred writers who would explain the world to you — from Jung to Camus, Dewey or Chesterton. There’d probably be a small magazine where the doctrines of your sect would be hammered out. People today seem less likely to give themselves intellectual labels or join self-conscious philosophical movements. Young people today seem more likely to have their worldviews shaped by trips they have taken, or causes they have been involved in, or the racial or ethnic or gender identity group they identify with. That’s changed the nature of the American intellectual scene, the way people approach the world and the lives they live.
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LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Phil Collins’ third ex-wife and back-for-more girlfriend Orianne Collins settled her bitter divorce with businessman Charles Fouad Mejjati on Friday. She says in a statement, “We have amicably resolved our disputes in the best interest of our family and desire to move forward in a peaceful manner and to otherwise jointly raise our son. We both desire to put this chapter of our lives behind us and for others to respect our desire for privacy.”
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