Chinese Internet Yanks Celtics Games From Air After NBA Player Called Xi A ‘Brutal Dictator’ For Oppressing Tibet

A Chinese internet company with close ties to the communist government yanked Boston Celtics basketball games from the air on Thursday after the team’s center, Enes Kanter, spoke out against the dictator Xi Jinping and his political cronies for oppressing Tibet.
Tencent Sports, which maintains a streaming partnership with the National Basketball Association, abruptly ended its coverage of the popular games after Kanter posted a short video to Facebook on Wednesday calling on “brutal dictator” Jinping to “Free Tibet.”
“My message for the Chinese government is: Free Tibet.

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Chinese Internet Yanks Celtics Games From Air After NBA Player Called Xi A ‘Brutal Dictator’ For Oppressing Tibet

A Chinese internet company with close ties to the communist government yanked Boston Celtics basketball games from the air on Thursday after the team’s center, Enes Kanter, spoke out against the dictator Xi Jinping and his political cronies for oppressing Tibet.
Tencent Sports, which maintains a streaming partnership with the National Basketball Association, abruptly ended its coverage of the popular games after Kanter posted a short video to Facebook on Wednesday calling on “brutal dictator” Jinping to “Free Tibet.”
“My message for the Chinese government is: Free Tibet.

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Pompeo and Libby: China’s COVID coverup and it’s terrible costs demand accountability. US must step up

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The Biden administration’s mounting Afghanistan, immigration, and spending woes threaten to obscure its failure to hold Beijing accountable for the deceptions that sped the spread of SARS-CoV-2 into an unsuspecting world.   
Yet, as widely acknowledged, we ignore at our peril the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) staggering wrongs. Prudence requires America and its allies adopt a more responsible and comprehensive course.

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How Newspapers Deserted Their Civic Mission

For an industry that prides itself on hard-bitten bullshit detection, journalism has long relied on fables of civic uplift to supply its reason for being. The mission of American journalism is broadly understood to be essential to the functioning of our democracy, by cultivating and empowering an informed citizenry. In a republic predicated on an ideal of rough social equality, knowledge is indeed power—and when knowledge ceases to circulate in wide and open channels, the prospects for democratic renewal dim accordingly.

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How Newspapers Deserted Their Civic Mission

For an industry that prides itself on hard-bitten bullshit detection, journalism has long relied on fables of civic uplift to supply its reason for being. The mission of American journalism is broadly understood to be essential to the functioning of our democracy, by cultivating and empowering an informed citizenry. In a republic predicated on an ideal of rough social equality, knowledge is indeed power—and when knowledge ceases to circulate in wide and open channels, the prospects for democratic renewal dim accordingly.

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Mars is caught in a genocide black hole

For the confectionery giant Mars, corporate responsibility comes with a motto: “Tomorrow starts today.”
Except, it seems, when genocide is happening today. Then, Mars’s tomorrow starts at the event horizon of a black hole. Time moves very slowly in such locales.
Still, the candy bar company isn’t wasting any time pursuing the easy PR win of calling for climate change action. The company supports the “Glasgow is Our Business” movement, which wants bolder carbon reduction pledges at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in late October.

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Biden’s Pick to Lead CBP Just Confirmed Trump’s Harsh Border Policy Isn’t Going Anywhere

Chris Magnus testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to be the next US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner on Capitol Hill.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

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EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Fraud! It’s how David Tang lived the high life, claims his old boss Algy Cluff 

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Fraud! Billionaire socialite David Tang who counted Kate Moss and the Duchess of York as friends was a gambler and fraudster who died BROKE, claims his old boss Algy Cluff
By Richard Eden for The Daily Mail
Published: 18:58 EDT, 19 October 2021 | Updated: 19:17 EDT, 19 October 2021

Described as a billionaire socialite, he counted Kate Moss, the Duchess of York and Tracey Emin among his pals, but Sir David Tang was a gambler and fraudster who died broke.

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Britain’s Imperial Heyday Is Nothing to Be Nostalgic For

Review of Imperial Nostalgia: How the British Conquered Themselves by Peter Mitchell (Manchester University Press, 2021)

On June 13 this year, GB News aired for the first time on British television. The presenter of the channel’s first broadcast was former BBC anchor Andrew Neil. Several of Neil’s interviews with politicians and public figures have gone viral in the past, with liberals and conservatives alike lauding the avowed Thatcherite and former editor of the Sunday Times as a paragon of journalistic integrity.

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Britain’s Imperial Heyday Is Nothing to Be Nostalgic For

Review of Imperial Nostalgia: How the British Conquered Themselves by Peter Mitchell (Manchester University Press, 2021)

On June 13 this year, GB News aired for the first time on British television. The presenter of the channel’s first broadcast was former BBC anchor Andrew Neil. Several of Neil’s interviews with politicians and public figures have gone viral in the past, with liberals and conservatives alike lauding the avowed Thatcherite and former editor of the Sunday Times as a paragon of journalistic integrity.

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