Day: July 11, 2020

Fox News condemns former Tucker Carlson writer for ‘horrific’ racist, sexist comments

Tucker Carlson on the set of his show in New York in 2017. <span class="copyright">(Richard Drew / Associated Press)</span>
Tucker Carlson on the set of his show in New York in 2017. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Blake Neff, a writer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” has resigned from the top-rated Fox News show amid reports he posted racist, sexist and homophobic comments to an online forum under a pseudonym.

According to a report from CNN, Neff has been posting in AutoAdmit, an online forum also known as Xoxohth, a largely unregulated message board for law school students. Using the pseudonym CharlesXII, an apparent reference to the late Swedish king known for his military leadership and abstemious personal life, Neff shared an array of bigoted opinions on Black and Asian people, the Mormon church and immigrants.

A former reporter at the Daily Caller, the conservative news site co-founded by Carlson, Neff also created multiple discussion threads where he mocked women he was friendly with on social media for sharing details

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Fox News executives condemned ‘horrific’ secret online posts by Tucker Carlson’s top writer

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  • In a Saturday afternoon internal memo obtained by Business Insider, Fox News executives said the network condemns the “horrendous and deeply offensive” online activity of host Tucker Carlson’s former top writer. 

  • CNN Business first reported on Friday that writer Blake Neff secretly posted racist, sexist, and homophobic messages for years under the pseudonym CharlesXII on the forum AutoAdmit.

  • A Fox News spokesperson previously confirmed to Business Insider late Friday that Neff had resigned, but did not confirm the circumstances behind his departure nor did they comment on the CNN Business report.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Fox News executives issued a memo on Saturday to condemn the “racist, misogynistic, and homophobic” online activity of host Tucker Carlson’s former top writer that were revealed in a CNN Business report. 

In the internal memo obtained by Business Insider, Fox News CEO

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Fox host’s writer quits after racist and sexist online comments revealed

<span>Photograph: Richard Drew/AP</span>
Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

One of Fox host Tucker Carlson’s top writers has resigned after a CNN investigation found he was posting racist and sexist comments online under a pseudonym.

Under the name “CharlesXII”, Blake Neff regularly posted offensive language on an online forum called AutoAdmit.

In June, for example, Neff wrote, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down.” Neff also harassed a woman on the forum, posting information about her personal life and encouraging other users to post private information about her.

In an internal memo sent to staff, Fox News confirmed Neff is no longer with the broadcaster. “We want to make abundantly clear that Fox News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior,” read the memo. “Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at

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Fox News ‘Strongly Condemns’ Behavior of Former Tucker Carlson Writer

Fox News on Saturday sent a memo to staff condemning the “horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior” of Tucker Carlson’s former top writer, Blake Neff.

Neff resigned on Friday after CNN Business discovered that he had been posting racist and sexist material in an online forum under a pseudonym.

“Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President & Executive Editor Jay Wallace wrote in the memo. “Make no mistake, actions such as his cannot and will not be tolerated at any time in any part of our work force.”

Also Read: Tucker Carlson’s Top Writer Resigns After Discovery of Racist, Sexist Comments in Online Forum

Neff disparaged Black and Asian people and derided a woman for being a “megashrew” in multiple pseudonymous

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The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend

Here are the best deals on Amazon this weekend.
Here are the best deals on Amazon this weekend.

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Hunting for the best discounts on Amazon can be a great way to save money and get essentials you need for around the house. From air fryers to charcoal toothpaste, these sensational deals can help make your everyday tasks easier and save you cash, too. Here are the five best bargains to snag on the site this weekend.

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1. Less than$12: This charcoal toothpaste bundle

Reviewers say this charcoal toothpaste can help you get a whiter smile.
Reviewers say this charcoal toothpaste can help you get a whiter smile.

The first time I tried a charcoal toothpaste, I was grossed out. The reason? It turned my mouth completely black. Over time though, I noticed my

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COVID-19 Cases Soar In Florida, But Disney World Reopened Anyway

Florida reported 11,433 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 435 hospitalizations the day prior to Disney World reopening

For the first time in nearly four months, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened today in Florida — despite the COVID-19 hotspot recording an additional 11,433 new coronavirus cases and 435 new hospitalizations in a single day, the state’s largest single-day increase. As for the death toll in Florida, that surprised 4,100.

The soaring cases didn’t stop theme park-goers from visiting, though. Reopening day not only saw increased cleaning between rides and hand sanitizer stations installed throughout the park, but also long entry lines, crowding, and, according to one theme park journalist, “absolutely no distancing.”

“This is not OK. This is not OK,” journalist Carlye Wisen said, as she showed the long lines at entry and the lack of distancing among guests.

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Kenya Barris On Mining His Life For ‘#BlackAF’, Being Noisier On Netflix & Plans For One More ‘Ish’ Spin-Off

Kenya Barris says he is working harder than he ever has in his life. The writer, who added actor to his resume with #blackAF, is working on a second season of the Netflix comedy, is plotting a feature-length music about Juneteenth with Pharrell Williams and is developing a multitude of comedies, dramas, films and documentaries under his multi-million dollar Netflix deal. He also still has a hand in the Black-ish universe and is plotting one more show in that universe.

Barris talks to Deadline about the process of creating #blackAF, becoming an actor for the first time, mining his own life for comedy, his take on critiquing Black shows, how he’s getting on in the streaming universe as well as plans for his production company Khalabo Ink Society.

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See Photos of Opening Day

After being closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Walt Disney World officially reopened Saturday.

“This morning marks another milestone in the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, as Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park welcome guests for the first time in several months,” the park said in a statement. “Our cast members have been eagerly anticipating this moment and are looking forward to making magic today as only they can.”

The resort in Orlando, Florida, began the phased process, welcoming visitors back to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Epcot and Hollywood Studios will open on July 15, according to a proposal presented to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in May.

In a series of images released earlier this week, Disney demonstrated how guests over 2 years old will be wearing required face coverings (including Disney-themed designs), standing in socially distanced

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Interview With Blue Tower’s Andrew Oskoui

An excerpt from the Hidden Value Stocks June 2020 Issue, featuring an interview with Andrew Oskoui, the portfolio manager and founder of Blue Tower Asset Management.

Interview One – Andrew Oskoui: Blue Tower Asset Management

Andrew Oskoui, CFA, is the portfolio manager and founder of Blue Tower Asset Management. Blue Tower combines quantitative and value philosophies by using algorithmic screens to find securities with strong fundamentals and cheap valuations.

These securities then undergo traditional due diligence on the management team and a line of business industry analysis. Andrew previously worked in investment research for YCG and managed an equity strategy for Allometric Research & Management.

Prior to beginning his career in finance, Andrew led a materials science research group for Halcyon Molecular (a Founder’s Fund portfolio company) and researched nanoparticle drug delivery for cancer therapies as an engineer for Covidien.

HVS: Our last interview was just over three years ago

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‘Inherent sexism’ and ‘snobbishness’ in government’s lockdown lifting, Labour business spokesperson says

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Labour’s business spokesperson has blasted the “inherent sexism” in the government’s lifting of lockdown, which has seen pubs and barbers allowed to open their doors before beauty salons and nail bars.

Lucy Powell warned that Britain’s high streets could become “ghost towns” unless the government steps up financial assistance for services like the beauty industry which are most badly affected by social distancing measures.

And she said that “snobbishness” may play a part in ministers overlooking services used mainly by women and young people while displaying “macho bravado” about encouraging drinkers to return to pubs.

Speaking to The Independent, Ms Powell said chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £1,000 bonus for keeping on furloughed staff – announced on Wednesday – was not enough to stave off redundancies, and urged him to extend his job retention scheme to Christmas at least for sectors like hospitality which are least able to make a

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