Connect with us


Brooke Baldwin claims CNN’s management too male-dominated


on scaled

With little over per week left on the job, outgoing CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin is elevating the curtain on the community’s male-dominated government employees and the way she needed to “combat for girls’s tales.” 

“Essentially the most influential anchors on our community, the highest-paid, are males. My bosses, my executives, are males. The one that oversees CNN Dayside is a person, and my government producer for 10 years is a person. So I’ve been surrounded by lots of males,” Baldwin, 41, stated on the Ms. Journal podcast Monday. 

“I used to be surrounded by lots of dudes,” she stated of her expertise rising by the ranks. 

In 2018, The Wrap carried out an evaluation on weekday programming on numerous networks and found CNN didn’t have as many feminine anchors as rivals like MSNBC and Fox Information. 

The outlet discovered CNN had half as many feminine solo anchors on weekdays with simply three in comparison with six every on Fox Information and MSNBC and none in the course of the primetime night hours of eight p.m. to 11 p.m.

Baldwin, whose final day with the community is April 16, stated CNN has began to provide extra energy to girls “little by little” in digital and government newsgathering positions however extra work must be achieved. 

“It’s getting higher however we nonetheless have a little bit of a methods to go,” she stated. 

“I would like extra girls within the room.”

When the Peabody Award finalist was requested how the male-dominated government group impacted her means to inform essential tales about girls, she stated she was “advised no lots.” 

“I do know I, personally, combat for girls’s tales,” Baldwin replied, including she has a poster from her CNN collection “American Girls” hanging in her workplace as a reminder she was capable of end the undertaking. 

“I bought advised no lots and I nonetheless managed to do it.” 

In February, Baldwin introduced she’d be stepping down from her perch after 13 years with the community with out one other job lined up. She’s spoken to varied retailers about how the work she did for her e-book “Huddle,” which focuses on the ability girls have  after they come collectively as a collective, impressed her to go away her consolation zone and pursue new challenges. 

Brooke Baldwin
In February 2021, BrookeBaldwin introduced she’d be stepping down from her CNN place after 13 years.
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

The announcement additionally got here just a few months after the community took her off the air and changed her with political anchor Jake Tapper for the month main as much as the 2020 election. On the time, she made feedback on Instagram that appeared to point she was being compelled to surrender her time slot for a person. 

“Because the election gears up, the political maestro @jaketapper will maintain down my hour and his for the approaching weeks. Want I used to be with you, however I’ll see ya on [TV] on the flip facet of the election,” Baldwin wrote in a publish on the time. 

When a fan requested “Why are you taking so many weeks off at such an essential time?” Baldwin replied: “Not my alternative.” 


77 Iowa inmates acquired overdoses of COVID vaccine


on scaled

Dozens of Iowa prisoners acquired overdoses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday — kicking off an inner investigation on the state facility, a report mentioned.

The inmates at Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison got as much as six occasions the traditional dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the Des Moines Register, citing the state Division of Corrections.

Not one of the 77 prisoners required exterior medical consideration from their unintended effects.

“The big majority of inmates proceed to have very minor signs in step with people who obtain the beneficial dose of the vaccine,” Twine Overton, a spokesperson for the Iowa Division of Corrections, informed the newspaper.

The vaccine being administered to individuals in Riggleman Hall
Not one of the prisoners who acquired overdoses required exterior medical consideration.
Stephen Zenner/SOPA Photos/LightRocket by way of Getty Photos

Frequent signs included physique aches and arm soreness, based on Overton.

“One inmate has skilled a low-grade fever, which was treatable with Tylenol,” Overton mentioned.

The mom of one of many inmates who bought the shot informed the newspaper that others suffered nausea and extreme dehydration.

block from inside the yard at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa
The inmates got as much as six occasions the traditional dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
AP Photograph/Charlie Neibergall

An investigation into the incident is underway as the power has paused all vaccinations.

Two nursing staffers who administered the photographs have been positioned on depart amid the probe.

Continue Reading


Mother charged with homicide after daughter’s fentanyl overdose



Prestina Clark Wilcox 0 scaled

Prestina Clark Wilcox 0

A Tennessee mom was charged with homicide after her 3-year-old daughter died from a fentanyl overdose.

A grand jury indicted Prestina Clark-Wilcox for first-degree homicide, aggravated little one neglect and aggravated little one endangerment, in response to Individuals Journal. The kid died in July.

The 24-year-old Nashville lady surrendered to police Wednesday, in response to the report.

Younger Paris Clark-Wilcox was discovered unresponsive at her mom’s house in July, the article mentioned. She was reportedly pronounced useless on the hospital.

“The investigation, led by Youth Companies Detective John Grubbs, decided that Prestina Clark-Wilcox was hooked on unlawful medicine,” Nashville Police reportedly mentioned. 

“A small plastic bag containing a white rock that examined constructive for cocaine was present in Prestina Clark-Wilcox’s mattress when officers arrived to examine the house after Paris’ loss of life,” the assertion continued, in response to the outlet.  “It’s believed that the kid ingested her mom’s unlawful medicine.”

Clark-Wilcox is being held on $250,000 bond, and has not entered a plea, the article acknowledged.

Continue Reading


Arkansas man fatally shoots pregnant spouse, son in murder-suicide


on scaled

An Arkansas man shot and killed his 23-year-old pregnant spouse and her toddler son earlier than turning the gun on himself in a horrific murder-suicide, authorities mentioned.

Police consider David Wayne Priest, 24, opened fireplace contained in the household’s Van Buren condominium early Sunday throughout an argument, native outlet 40/29 Information reported.

A neighbor dwelling within the different half of their duplex known as 911 round 12:40 a.m., and mentioned that bullets had torn by means of his wall, with one even placing his headboard, proper above the place he and his spouse had been sleeping.

Police said David Wayne Priest died while at the hospital.
Police mentioned David Wayne Priest died whereas on the hospital.

Officers with the Van Buren Police Division arrived to search out Paiden Nicole Priest and her 2-year-old son, Grayson Alexander Beckham, lifeless of gunshot wounds.

Based on cops, David was nonetheless alive — although he later succumbed to his accidents at a hospital.

“This is without doubt one of the worst circumstances that we’ve needed to ever cope with,” Sgt. Jonathan Put on mentioned. “However we do consider that this was accomplished by David Priest.”

Paiden Nicole Priest pictured with her son Grayson Alexander Beckham.
Paiden Nicole Priest pictured along with her son Grayson Alexander Beckham.

Neighbors heard arguing coming from the couple’s condominium shortly earlier than the massacre, he added.

Cops mentioned that Paiden had been within the third trimester of her being pregnant. David was her tot’s stepfather.

“A pair weeks again they have been all enjoying outdoors,” neighbor Sarah Beals recalled to the outlet, including that the household had all the time been “good” and “candy.”

“The spouse’s lovely and he or she was so fairly and the kid was so candy, so form,” Beals mentioned. “No harmless life must be taken and a baby not even born but and a toddler — no life must be taken.”

Continue Reading