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Rep. Stefanik urges Occasions Union to retract ‘heinous’ weblog submit


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Upstate GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik demanded the Albany Occasions Union retract what she known as a “heinous and wildly inappropriate” weblog submit that mocked her for being “childless.”

The weblog submit, which has since been pulled however nonetheless exists on co-author Lale Davidson’s Fb web page, is described as a “work of fiction” and recounts Stefanik supposedly studying to first-graders at an area college. ​

“I​ see that there are just a few of you at school right this moment, and I simply wish to guarantee you that there’s nothing to be afraid of. That’s why I’m not carrying a masks. As a result of Kung Flu is a socialist hoax, a time period that can imply extra to you once you develop up and have youngsters of your personal​,” learn the posting titled “Storytime with Elise Stefanik.”

“I actually am childless as a result of I’m a rising star within the Republican Social gathering, and household planning is feasible by means of the contraception paid for by my glorious taxpayer-provided healthcare plan,​” the posting ranted on.​ ​

Stefanik, 36, and her husband, Matt ​Manda, shot again in an announcement on her Twitter account Monday. 

“As a younger couple, we’ve developed a thick pores and skin over a few years as we’ve change into accustomed to repeated sexist smears in media protection. Nonetheless, the Occasions Union’s determination to publish an article that mocked us as ‘childless’ is a brand new low and is really heinous and wildly inappropriate,” Stefanik stated.

The Albany Times Union front page on January 19, 2021.
The Albany Occasions Union entrance web page on January 19, 2021.
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“The shameful assertion will not be solely inherently sexist, but additionally hateful, abusive, and heartless. The Occasions Union writer, editors, and employees have clearly let the paper’s requirements sink so low that they’ve chosen to embrace sexist scum and content material below the masthead. They need to be ashamed,” she continued. 

“We not solely require a whole retraction, however we additionally demand a direct public apology and clarification as to how this was allowed to be revealed within the Occasions Union and who shall be held accountable and accountable,” Stefanik stated, including that she and her husband are “grateful to the hundreds of constituents who’ve inspired and prayed for us through the years.”

“Like tens of millions of households, we hope and pray that we’ll be blessed by changing into mother and father,” she stated.

The weblog submit additionally taunted Stefanik for voting towards certifying the Electoral School outcomes on Jan. 6 after a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol and entered the Senate chambers and briefly interrupted the vote. 

5 individuals died within the mayhem, together with a Capitol Police officer who died of his accidents after defending the constructing. 

​”​When all of the scary individuals had been gently escorted out of the Capitol after taking selfies with cops they hadn’t killed, Elise went proper again in and voted to overturn the nasty rigged election, which is all the nice individuals storming the Capitol had needed​,” the posting stated.

The article was penned by Davidson, who teaches fiction at SUNY Adirondack and is a “life-style blogger” for the Occasions Union, and Peter Marino. 

Davidson didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

​”The Occasions Union has for years hosted a sequence of community-generated blogs masking a variety of matters. They aren’t edited by Occasions Union employees, however are anticipated to satisfy a set of civility tips. A submit that just lately appeared on one in all these websites was dropped at our consideration, and, upon our evaluation, we felt it didn’t meet these tips. We pulled it down instantly together with all earlier posts on that weblog​,” ​Casey Seiler, editor and vice chairman​ of the​ Occasions Union​, stated in an announcement to The Put up.​  


Trump says he was not watching reside TV protection of Capital Hill riot



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Former President Donald Trump on Sunday night time denied that he was watching reside tv protection of the lethal Capitol Hill riot.

Trump was responding to a Washington Publish story that claimed he was “watching all of it unfold” on Jan. 6 within the White Home as chaos erupted on the Capitol.

“That’s incorrect reporting,” Trump advised Fox Information’ Steve Hilton.

“Initially, I wasn’t watching TV. I turned it on in a while after I heard about it, and did a whole lot of strikes.”

A former Trump adviser had advised The Washington Publish that the ex-commander-in-chief was glued to the tube as his supporters stormed the Capitol constructing, interrupting a vote to certify the election outcomes.

“He was arduous to succeed in, and you realize why? As a result of it was reside TV,” the ex-adviser advised the newspaper. “If it’s TiVo, he simply hits pause and takes the calls. If it’s reside TV, he watches it, and he was simply watching all of it unfold.”

In Sunday’s interview, Trump condemned the siege, however referred to as the outrage surrounding it a “double normal.”

“Whenever you see Washington burning and whenever you see Seattle burning and Portland burning and all these different locations burning with Antifa, and the novel left, nothing appears to occur,” Trump stated.

He additionally advised Hilton that his administration had alerted the Division of Protection to the rally close to the White Home that he spoke at earlier than the assault.

As for the rally previous the loss of life and destruction within the Capitol constructing, Trump stated it was one thing to be celebrated.

“It was a love fest. It was a lovely factor,” he stated.

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Teen lady dies, one other is partially paralyzed after sledding crashes



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Two sledding accidents on the identical Ohio hill left one teen lady useless and one other partially paralyzed, a report stated.

Eirelyn Zuercher, 14, crashed whereas sledding at Hinckley Reservation within the township of Hinckley on Feb. 20, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

She died Wednesday at MetroHealth Medical Heart, the report stated.

In one other tragic flip of occasions, Zuercher’s father, Jared Zuercher, 40, died of coronary heart assault the night time he accompanied his daughter to the hospital, the newspaper reported.

A day after Zuercher’s accident, 17-year-old Natalie Wilson crashed on the identical hill.

Wilson broke her again and ribs, leaving her partially paralyzed, her father, Jim Wilson, informed the newspaper.

“She’s screaming and hollering she will be able to’t really feel her legs, she will be able to’t really feel her legs,” the daddy stated, recounting his daughter’s name to him after the accident.

“She was laying on the bottom on the backside of the hill … she simply cruised off the trail and most definitely hit a tree,” he stated.

Jim Wilson famous the risks concerned with sledding that individual slope.

“There’s all the time the potential with the sled to type of veer to the correct as you head down the hill to veer towards the treeline.

“If you happen to make it down, it’s one of many funnest rides on the earth, but when one thing goes fallacious, it might probably go dangerous actual fast.”

The daddy recommended limitations might assist deter such tragedies.

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Argument over face masks led to killing of Tulane officer



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A person arrested for killing a Tulane College police officer allegedly fired the deadly photographs after an argument over sporting a masks at a highschool basketball sport, a report stated.

John Shallerhorn was busted for fatally capturing Tulane Police Officer Martinus Mitchum on Friday evening outdoors George Washington Carver Excessive Faculty in New Orleans, the place the officer had been moonlighting as a safety guard.

The officer had been ushering Shallerhorn out of the college after the suspect bought right into a combat with a college worker for not sporting a masks, WVUE reported on Sunday, citing police.

Shallerhorn allegedly shot Mitchum twice.

The suspect was arrested on the scene and later charged with homicide of a policeman and theft.

Earlier than getting into the college, Shallerhorn allegedly robbed a person of his chain within the car parking zone, the report stated.

“We’re deeply saddened by the mindless and tragic dying of TUPD Corporal Martinus Mitchum,” Tulane Police Chief Kirk Bouyelas stated in an announcement obtained by WVUE.

“Corporal Mitchum was a devoted police skilled who had a coronary heart of service for the Tulane neighborhood,” Bouyelas stated.

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