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Statement from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on the CNN lawsuit: “We have been advised that CNN has filed a complaint challenging the suspension of Jim Acosta’s hard pass. This is just more grandstanding from CNN, and we will vigorously defend against this lawsuit. CNN, who has nearly 50 additional hard pass holders, and Mr. Acosta is no more or less special than any other media outlet or reporter with respect to the First Amendment. After Mr. Acosta asked the President two questions—each of which the President answered—he physically refused to surrender a White House microphone to an intern, so that other reporters might ask their questions. This was not the first time this reporter has inappropriately refused to yield to other reporters. The White House cannot run an orderly and fair press conference when a reporter acts this way, which is neither appropriate nor professional. The First Amendment is not served when a single reporter, of more than 150 present, attempts to monopolize the floor. If there is no check on this type of behavior it impedes the ability of the President, the White House staff, and members of the media to conduct business.”: AP Photo/Alex Brandon Statement from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on the CNN lawsuit: “We have been advised that CNN has filed a complaint challenging the suspension of Jim Acosta’s hard pass. This is just more grandstanding from CNN, and we will vigorously defend against this lawsuit. CNN, who has nearly 50 additional hard pass holders, and Mr. Acosta is no more or less special than any other media outlet or reporter with respect to the First Amendment. After Mr. Acosta asked the President two questions—each of which the President answered—he physically refused to surrender a White House microphone to an intern, so that other reporters might ask their questions. This was not the first time this reporter has inappropriately refused to yield to other reporters. The White House cannot run an orderly and fair press conference when a reporter acts this way, which is neither appropriate nor professional. The First Amendment is not served when a single reporter, of more than 150 present, attempts to monopolize the floor. If there is no check on this type of behavior it impedes the ability of the President, the White House staff, and members of the media to conduct business.”

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Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the history of the Jim Crow South. Mr. Reed saw him only once — on Aug. 28, 1955, during the last hours of Till’s life — in the back of a green and white Chevrolet pickup truck. Mr. Reed, a sharecropper, risked his life at 18 to appear as a surprise witness in the prosecution of the white men accused of the crime. He became the momentary hero of the Till trial, an event that helped spur the civil rights movement. Mr. Reed passed away in 2013 at a hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He was 76, and he had lived in Chicago under a different name — first in secrecy and later in relative obscurity — since fleeing Mississippi for his safety over 65 years ago. For decades, he had worked as a hospital orderly. Mr. Reed knew speaking out against the defendants in the case would make him, too, a target for lynching. But he “couldn’t have walked away,” he said years later. “Emmett was 14,” Mr. Reed told the CBS News show “60 Minutes,” “and they killed him. I mean, that’s not right. . . . I knew that I couldn’t say no. Via: washingtonpost.com WillieReed EmmettTill theblaquelioness: At age 18, Willie Reed risked his life to appear as a surprise witness in the Emmett Till Murder Trial theblaquelioness @theblaquelioness Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the history of the Jim Crow South. Mr. Reed saw him only once — on Aug. 28, 1955, during the last hours of Till’s life — in the back of a green and white Chevrolet pickup truck. Mr. Reed, a sharecropper, risked his life at 18 to appear as a surprise witness in the prosecution of the white men accused of the crime. He became the momentary hero of the Till trial, an event that helped spur the civil rights movement. Mr. Reed passed away in 2013 at a hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He was 76, and he had lived in Chicago under a different name — first in secrecy and later in relative obscurity — since fleeing Mississippi for his safety over 65 years ago. For decades, he had worked as a hospital orderly. Mr. Reed knew speaking out against the defendants in the case would make him, too, a target for lynching. But he “couldn’t have walked away,” he said years later. “Emmett was 14,” Mr. Reed told the CBS News show “60 Minutes,” “and they killed him. I mean, that’s not right. . . . I knew that I couldn’t say no. Via: washingtonpost.com WillieReed EmmettTill theblaquelioness

Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in th...

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<p><a href="http://viktor-ohra.tumblr.com/post/168381932936/idealisticshoujohearts-bigmammallama5" class="tumblr_blog">viktor-ohra</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://idealisticshoujohearts.tumblr.com/post/167522556449/bigmammallama5-dinuriel-i-would-read-the" class="tumblr_blog">idealisticshoujohearts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bigmammallama5.tumblr.com/post/136920082448">bigmammallama5</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dinuriel.tumblr.com/post/135351747182">dinuriel</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>…I would read the hell out of a series of a chosen eighty-five-year-old woman who goes on epic journeys throughout a dangerous and magical land, armed only with a cane and her stab-tastic knitting needles, accompanied by her six cats and a skittish-yet-devoted orderly who makes sure she takes her pills on time.</p> </blockquote> <p>Battle Granny Gertrude with Phillip and co.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1499" data-orig-width="1520"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/73f7f59a5cecf716c26391142f3db4fa/tumblr_inline_o0o0ru3sks1skkwl2_540.jpg" data-orig-height="1499" data-orig-width="1520"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Ok I admit I’d read the shit out of that.</p> </blockquote> <p>The guy looks like he’d be voiced by Patrick Warburton</p> </blockquote>: Brooding YA Hero @broodingYAhero Jul 31 It's amazing how many prophecies involve teens. You'd think they'd pick more emotionally stable people, with more free time. Like grandmas. <p><a href="http://viktor-ohra.tumblr.com/post/168381932936/idealisticshoujohearts-bigmammallama5" class="tumblr_blog">viktor-ohra</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://idealisticshoujohearts.tumblr.com/post/167522556449/bigmammallama5-dinuriel-i-would-read-the" class="tumblr_blog">idealisticshoujohearts</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bigmammallama5.tumblr.com/post/136920082448">bigmammallama5</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://dinuriel.tumblr.com/post/135351747182">dinuriel</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>…I would read the hell out of a series of a chosen eighty-five-year-old woman who goes on epic journeys throughout a dangerous and magical land, armed only with a cane and her stab-tastic knitting needles, accompanied by her six cats and a skittish-yet-devoted orderly who makes sure she takes her pills on time.</p> </blockquote> <p>Battle Granny Gertrude with Phillip and co.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1499" data-orig-width="1520"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/73f7f59a5cecf716c26391142f3db4fa/tumblr_inline_o0o0ru3sks1skkwl2_540.jpg" data-orig-height="1499" data-orig-width="1520"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Ok I admit I’d read the shit out of that.</p> </blockquote> <p>The guy looks like he’d be voiced by Patrick Warburton</p> </blockquote>
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