- Business Insider 22:50July 10, 2020SCOTT GALLOWAY: Walmart's new membership program is $400 billion off from being a real competitor to Amazon Prime. But there's a simple approach that could make them a formidable rival.Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern.
The following is his recent blog post, republished with permission. It originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice."
Galloway says that Twitter's announcement of a new subscription-based platform, Gryphon, is a great move for the social media platform, as it will allow users to connect free from bots and the typical Twitter "toxicity."
He also criticizes the behavior of VC's on new social network Clubhouse, where some loudly claimed that New York Times journalist Taylor Lorenz was biased in her tech coverage.
Galloway reviewed Lorenz's 25 most recent articles, and found that the majority of them portrayed technology and tech founders in a positive light.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Few firms counterpunch like Walmart. "Innovation" has a new, first-of-its-kind feel. But most stakeholder value is a function of firms benchmarking, copying, or stealing other firms' great ideas: improving them, putting more wood/capital behind the arrow, or placing it on broader platforms.
Walmart is planning to launch Walmart+, their response to Amazon Prime. This makes all sorts of sense. Every CEO has to convince investors they should buy shares, as there is a good/great chance the equity will double in the short to medium term. So, logically, the CEO is saying they can double revenue. Even if Walmart recognized operating leverage, they may need to add $400 billion or more to their top line. So, Doug McMillon needs to add the US oil industry to his revenue line. That's unlikely. So, what to do?See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't knowSee Also:I'm the only physician working nights in an urban emergency department during a pandemic. It doesn't feel safe.As businesses reopen amid the pandemic, here's what you should know if you're worried about getting sick at work, according to a professor of employment lawWhy traditional job interviews won't find you the best employees — and a new interview structure to use insteadSEE ALSO: SCOTT GALLOWAY: Our young people are addicted to screens — and online trading platforms may be the next menace preying on them
READ MORE: SCOTT GALLOWAY: US university presidents and chancellors, enough already. Reopening this fall is recklessly putting faculty members' lives in danger.
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- Breitbart News 22:42July 9, 2020NYT Accuses Tucker Carlson of ‘Nativist Smears’ as It Continues to Employ Individuals with History of Racist StatementsThe New York Times on Wednesday took issue with Fox News's Tucker Carlson over his criticisms of far-left lawmakers.
< Media, Politics, Donald Trump, Gina Cherelus, Jazmine Hughes, Jonathan Weisman, New York Times, racism, Sarah Jeong, Tom Wright-Piersanti, Tucker Carlson >
- Breitbart News 04:15July 9, 2020NYT, Not So Fast: Biden ‘Can Hardly Wait’ to Compare ‘Cognitive Ability’ with Trump’sPresumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said he can “hardly wait” to compare his cognitive ability with President Trump's in upcoming debates. Meanwhile, the New York Times does not appear to share Biden’s confidence in taking on Trump and is demanding preconditions for debates.
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- Breitbart News 03:24July 9, 2020NYT Columnist Urges Biden to Change Terms of Debates with TrumpA prominent columnist for the New York Times is urging Joe Biden's campaign to rethink the terms agreed upon for the three debates between their candidate and President Donald Trump.
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- Breitbart News 21:58July 8, 2020Oprah Winfrey, Lionsgate Team to Bring New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ to TV and FilmUnder the deal, the controversial series of articles that sought to reframe American history around slavery will be adapted for the big and small screens -- feature films, television series, documentaries, and various forms of unscripted content. Lionsgate will serve as the studio while Winfrey has come aboard as a producer.
< Entertainment, Media, Social Justice, 1619 Project, Lionsgate, New York Times, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Oprah Winfrey >
- Huffington Post UK 09:37July 7, 2020Trump Has No Election Strategy, Just 'White Grievance,' Says New York Times Reporter
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- Breitbart News 01:13July 7, 2020New York Times Publishes Radical Economic Manifesto Calling for ReparationsThe New York Times devoted its entire "Sunday Review" section this weekend to an economic manifesto that lays out a radical left-wing vision for redesigning the American economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
< 2020 Election, Economy, Politics, Federal Reserve, manifesto, New York Times, racism, reparations, socialism, taxes, unemployment >
- Business Insider 00:22July 3, 2020An Iranian nuclear facility was apparently sabotaged and a mysterious dissident group called the 'Homeland Cheetahs' claimed responsibilityReuters An important Iranian nuclear facility was damaged in a fire on Thursday that appears to have been the result of sabotage.
A previously unknown group calling itself the "Homeland Cheetahs," apparently a dissident group, claimed responsibility for the incident.
The incident, which happened at Iran's largest uranium enrichment facility, occurred amid historic tensions between Washington and Tehran over Iran's nuclear program.
Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. An Iranian nuclear facility appears to have been the target of sabotage, and a previously unknown dissident group calling itself the "Homeland Cheetahs," the New York Times and BBC News reported on Thursday.
A fire on Thursday dealt extensive damage to a building at the nuclear complex at Natanz, Iran's largest uranium enrichment facilitySee the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquidSee Also:Jeff Sessions praises Trump as 'a strongman' and 'a defender of the faith' for church photo-op that involved tear-gassing peaceful protestersMary Trump's tell-all book temporarily blocked from being publishedEx-spies say Trump's claim that no one told him Russia may have been paying militants to kill US troops is 'horses---'
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- Breitbart News 00:02July 2, 2020NYT Targets Mount Rushmore: Indigenous Land, KKK Ties, Slave Owner PresidentsThe New York Times has set its sights on Mount Rushmore as protesters demand the removal of historic monuments in the name of racial justice, citing its location on "Indigenous land," the sculptor's purported ties to white supremacy, and two of its subjects' slave ownership.
< Media, Politics, Social Justice, monuments, Mount Rushmore, New York Times >
- Coindesk 20:54July 1, 2020‘I Failed Terribly at Keeping My Identity Secret’: Scott Alexander on the Value of PseudonymityA New York Times decision to name Scott Alexander, the author of Slate Star Codex, raises questions about who deserves pseudonyms, journalism in 2020, and where we place value when it comes to news stories.
< People, Privacy, Anonymity, New York Times, doxxing, Slate Star Codex, Scott Alexander >
- Business Insider 13:47June 30, 2020The New York Times has quit Apple NewsSpencer Platt/Getty Images The New York Times has removed its content from Apple News.
The Times' COO said in a memo that Apple News wasn't sending readers directly to The Times, and didn't allow the paper to control the presentation of its reporting.
Apple News takes a 30% cut of any subscriptions made through its app.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The New York Times has walked away from Apple News.
The paper announced on Monday, June 29, that it was ending its partnership with Apple, saying Apple News stopped the Times from directly connecting with readers, and reduced its control over the placement of its articles.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quicklySee Also:Inside the life of Bill Gates' daughter Jennifer, an elite equestrian who stands to inherit 'a minuscule portion' of her father's $108 billion fortuneMark Zuckerberg's net worth dropped nearly $10 billion in just a week as an advertiser boycott sinks Facebook's share price. Here's how the CEO makes and spends his fortune.Google is launching an Apple News rival and has struck deals with publishers to pay for articles
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- Breitbart News 01:26June 30, 2020Jim Banks: New York Times Damaged National Security to Hurt TrumpRep. Jim Banks (R-IN) said in a statement on Monday that the New York Times is willing to do "anything" to hurt President Donald Trump, including compromising national security.
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- Breitbart News 23:28June 29, 2020Kayleigh McEnany: No Intelligence 'Consensus' Russians Issued Bounties on U.S. TroopsWhite House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said during a press conference on Monday that there is no intelligence community "consensus" to confirm the allegations that the Russian government offered bounties to Taliban-linked militias.
< Politics, Donald Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, New York Times, Russia, Taliban, White House >
- Breitbart News 18:49June 26, 2020Nolte: An Affluent, White Liberal Case Study in How Anti-Police Panic Can't LastAnyone worried about this anti-police madness somehow taking hold need only look at Powderhorn Park, Minnesota, where a bunch of affluent, white leftist women have agreed to not involve the police in property crimes, and that includes getting car-jacked by armed thugs.
< Politics, Social Justice, Defund the Police, John Nolte, Minnesota, New York Times >
- Breitbart News 23:12June 24, 2020NYT Poll: Joe Biden Holds 14-Point Lead over President TrumpJoe Biden (D) holds a 14-point lead over President Trump, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released on Wednesday.
< 2020 Election, Politics, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, New York Times, poll >
- Breitbart News 00:05June 23, 2020Donald Trump Condemns 'Ridiculous' Bill de Blasio Decision to Remove Theodore Roosevelt Statue"Ridiculous, don’t do it!" Trump wrote on Twitter, sharing a story about the mayor describing the statue as "problematic."
< Politics, Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump, New York Times, Theodore Roosevelt >
- Breitbart News 19:17June 22, 2020Nolte: New York Times 1619 Project Author 'Honored' to Call These the '1619 Riots'Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the New York Times’ now-debunked "1619 Project" said she would consider it an "honor" if all the devastating riots over the past few weeks were remembered as the "1619 Riots."
< Media, Politics, Social Justice, 1619 Project, Louis Farrakhan, New York Times. John Nolte, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Riots >
- Breitbart News 03:49June 22, 2020Teddy Roosevelt Statue to be Removed from Museum of Natural HistoryNew York City's American Museum of Natural History announced Sunday that it will remove a statue of former president Theodore Roosevelt from outside its entrance.
< Politics, American history, American Museum of Natural History, Bill de Blasio, New York City, New York Times, protests, Theodore Roosevelt >
- Guardian 13:00June 17, 2020Can #BlackoutBestsellerList be the reckoning the publishing industry needs?The social media campaign could force publishers to focus on black writers by encouraging readers to buy their booksCould the New York Times’ Best Seller book list ever be filled entirely by black authors?As industries undergo reckonings around race, in the wake of international demonstrations calling for racial justice, prominent black writers have been sharing #BlackoutBestsellerList, a campaign encouraging readers to buy books by black authors between now and 20 June to push them to the top of bestseller lists. Continue reading...
< Books, Race, Culture, Publishing, New York Times, US news, US press and publishing >
- Business Insider 07:55June 16, 2020Mike Pence reportedly urged governors to reiterate a misleading claim that coronavirus infection spikes are due to increased testingTom Brenner/REUTERS Vice President Mike Pence told governors in a call Monday to cite increased testing as an explanation for the recent spikes in coronavirus cases across the US, The New York Times reported.
Data analysis by the Times shows the claim, which has been touted by the Trump administration, is misleading, as "positive case rates are increasing faster than the increase in the average number of tests" in at least 14 states.
On the call, the vice president compared coronavirus cases to "embers" to be stamped out. However, health experts, even including those at the White House, have iterated that there is a long road ahead in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Vice President Mike Pence urged governors during a call to use a misleading claim to explain the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in coronavirus cases across the US, The New York Times reported Monday.
The claim, which has repeatedly been touted by the Trump administration, says the reasoning behind what Pence called "intermittent" spikes coronavirus cases in various states is increased testing, The Times reported.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequenceSee Also:Over the past 3 months, 44 million US workers filed for unemployment while billionaires got $637 billion richerThe GOP's White House prospects for 2024 are staffing up, holding kitchen-cabinet meetings and even dissing each other in private. And it's only June 2020.Mike Pence deleted a tweet showing dozens of Trump campaign staffers packed together without masks on, in clear violation of social-distancing orders
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- New York Magazine 19:31June 12, 2020Andrew Sullivan: Is There Still Room for Debate?America is in a revolutionary moment. Being able to question ideology is more important than ever.
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- Breitbart News 23:10June 11, 2020New York Times Describes Seattle Autonomous Zone as ‘Homeland for Racial Justice’The New York Times, in a piece published Thursday, used glowing language in its description of what has become known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, detailing the "liberated streets" and area that is "now a homeland for racial justice."
< Media, Politics, Social Justice, Antifa, autonomous, Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump, Jay Inslee, New York Times, protests, Seattle >
- Breitbart News 00:23June 11, 2020Black Lives Matter Targets Paw Patrol for 'Depictions of "Good Cops"'The Black Lives Matter movement is targeting Paw Patrol, the popular children's cartoon on the Nick Jr. channel, because it shows a positive view of police, according to the New York Times.
< Crime, Entertainment, Politics, Black Lives Matter, boycotts, New York Times, PAW Patrol, Police >
- Breitbart News 20:42June 9, 2020Two More Editors Out in Wake of George Floyd’s Death over Racism ClaimsTwo editors at major media companies are stepping down after staff accused them of discrimination and criticized their decisions on race reporting.
< Media, Politics, Social Justice, Bon Appetit, discrimination, George Floyd, New York Times, racism, Refinery29, resignations, Tom Cotton >
- Breitbart News 18:25June 8, 2020James Bennet Published 'The Case for Reparations' Years Before New York Times' ControversyThe New York Times’ editorial page editor who resigned Sunday after the newspaper disowned an opinion piece by U.S. Senator Tom Cotton was the editor-in-chief of the Atlantic magazine when it published "The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
< Media, Politics, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, The New York Times >
- Breitbart News 18:18June 8, 2020Pollak: Black Lives Matter Has Become America's 'Cultural Revolution'"Black Lives Matter" has become America's version of China's Cultural Revolution -- a radical purge, led by youth, of the vestiges of traditional culture and authority within a one-party state.
< 2020 Election, Media, Politics, Black Lives Matter, China, cultural revolution, Jacob Frey, Mao Zedong, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, New York Times, Tom Cotton >
- Breitbart News 05:48June 8, 2020NYT 1619 Project's Hannah-Jones Slams Paper's 'Both-Sideism' in Running Tom Cotton Op-Ed -- We Shouldn't Be Running 'Misinformation'New York Times staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones during Sunday's broadcast of CNN's "Reliable Sources" took issue with her employer claiming Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-AR) recent op-ed calling for the use of the military to help with the unrest in the U.S. cities as not meeting the standards of the newspaper.
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- Business Insider 00:28June 8, 2020New York Times editor resigns after controversy over US senator's op-ed calling for US Army to be deployed at protestsDmitry Brizhatyuk/Shutterstock James Bennet, the editorial page editor of The New York Times, resigned on Sunday after a controversy over the paper's publishing an opinion piece by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton.
The op-ed article called for the US Army to be deployed to protests over anti-racism and police brutality in cities across the US to control what he described as unacceptable violence.
Times staffers were quick to denounce the article, writing near-identical statements online that "Running this puts Black @nytimes staff in danger." The Times acknowledged that publishing the piece was an error and reported that Bennet later admitted he had not read the essay before it was published in what publisher A. G. Sulzberger called "a significant breakdown in our editing processes" in a note sent to staff on Sunday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. James Bennet, the editorial page editor of The New York Times, resigned on Sunday after a controversy over an opinion piece by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquidSee Also:Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete for the first time ever. Here's how he earned $106 million last year.How Michael Jordan makes and spends his $2.1 billion fortuneMore than 250 New York Times employees planned a virtual walkout over controversial Tom Cotton op-ed. Read their note to executives.
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- Breitbart News 20:37June 7, 2020Tom Cotton: My Op-Ed 'Far Exceeded' NY Times Standards -- Which Is Usually Sophomoric, Left-Wing DrivelSenator Tom Cotton (R-AR) rejected The New York Times' claim his op-ed calling for the use of troops to quell some of the unrest in America's cities as not meeting the standards of the newspaper.
< Clips, Media, Politics, Fox News Channel, New York Times, Sunday Morning Futures, Tom Cotton >
- Breitbart News 01:24June 6, 2020Exclusive — ‘Political Bias’: Martha McSally Book Blocked from New York Times Bestseller ListThe team of Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) is crying foul as the New York Times blocks her book from appearing on its bestseller list while the senator is up for re-election despite having sold more copies than other books on the list.
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- Breitbart News 15:14June 5, 2020Nolte: The Left's Eating Itself. Let them Fight.Last weekend hundreds of people came out in my little town to protest the tragic death of George Floyd. This protest took place less than three miles from my house. Want to know how I found out about it? Well, because it was perfectly peaceful and didn't involve firebombs and rioting, I found out about it four days later in my local paper.
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- Breitbart News 05:55June 5, 2020Editorial by Mob: NYT Leadership Loses Control over Its Own NewsroomThe New York Times is in disarray after its editorial page published an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) that upset its readers and its own staff by calling for using the military to help restore order inside American cities gripped by violence, looting, and crime after the death of George Floyd.
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- Breitbart News 04:49June 5, 2020Cotton: 'A Child Mob' Runs the NYTOn Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) reacted to the New York Times issuing a statement that an op-ed he wrote that the paper published didn’t meet its standards by stating that “a child
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- Breitbart News 03:14June 5, 2020New York Times Caves: 'Rushed Editorial Process' Led to Publishing Sen. Tom Cotton's Op-EdThe New York Times issued a statement saying that a "rushed editorial process" led to publishing an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR).
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- Breitbart News 02:32June 5, 2020FNC's Kurtz: Outrage over Cotton NYT Op-ed 'Strikes Me as almost anti-Journalism'On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Guy Benson Show,” Fox News host Howard Kurtz said that the backlash over Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) New York Times op-ed “is so revealing about the culture” at the paper and that the outrage over them
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- Observer 23:06June 4, 2020Titus Kaphar Paints a Grieving Black Mother for the Cover of ‘Time’ Magazine'In her expression, I see the Black mothers who are unseen, and rendered helpless in this fury against their babies,' Kaphar writes.
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- Business Insider 21:34June 4, 2020Sen. Tom Cotton thanks New York Times for ignoring 'woke mob in their own newsroom' after black reporters raised safety concernsAP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas described New York Times reporters as "a woke mob" after several raised safety concerns over the paper publishing his "Send in the Troops" op-ed.
"I respect the New York Times leadership for publishing an opinion piece with which they disagree," Cotton told Politico. "
I don't agree with them very often, but on this, they published a piece with which they disagreed and they stood by it in the face of a woke mob in their own newsroom and are refusing the demands for firing or censoring."
Shortly after the op-ed was published, many staffers at the Times voiced worries that by running the piece the paper was legitimizing the idea of military crackdowns on protesters and actively endangering black reporters in the field.
"I'll probably get in trouble for this, but to not say something would be immoral," Times reporter Nicole Hannah Jones tweeted yesterday. "As a black woman, as a journalist, as an American, I am deeply ashamed that we ran this."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas showed no sympathy Thursday for critics of his "Send in the Troops" op-ed being published in the New York Times, calling reporters who raised safety concerns "a woke mob."
Cotton, who has repeatedly called for greater military intervention in response to the protests over the death of George Floyd, gave an interview to Politico addressing the backlash. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus mythsSee Also:New York Times journalists openly speak out against the decision to run an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for military action amid protests'Minnesota is in play': Trump insiders view nationwide protests as a political opportunity that could change the 2020 election mapA Louisville restaurant owner known for feeding police for free was killed by authorities — and his body was reportedly left on the street for 12 hoursSEE ALSO: Vice President Pence heading up listening session with black leaders, attending roundtable at black church in Maryland
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- New York Magazine 20:27June 4, 2020Tom Cotton Is Wrong About the Insurrection ActThere’s really no recent precedent for presidents’ sending in the troops without the consent of governors who aren’t in open rebellion.
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- Business Insider 16:31June 4, 2020Jack Dorsey appears to have unfollowed the New York Times on Twitter after it published a controversial op-ed calling for military action amid protests (TWTR)Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears to have unfollowed The New York Times after the paper published a controversial op-ed from Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton calling for military action amid the George Floyd protests.
Several New York Times employees also spoke out against the newspaper's decision to run the column on Wednesday evening.
New York Times Opinion Editor James Bennet defended the publication's decision, saying that the section "owes it to our readers to show them counter-arguments."
Dorsey and Twitter have been making headlines recently over the social platform's handling of President Trump's tweets.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twitter CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey appears to have unfollowed The New York Times account after the newspaper published a controversial op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas calling for military action over the George Floyd protests.
The Twitter account Big Tech Alert, an automated account that tracks the activity of tech executives on Twitter, tweeted on Wednesday evening that Dorsey was no longer following The New York Times or The New York Times Opinion accounts. The website Does Follow, a tool for checking whether one account is following another on Twitter, also indicated that Dorsey is not currently following The New York Times or New York Times Opinion.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquidSee Also:Snapchat will stop promoting Trump's account in Discover: 'We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice'Former Facebook employees wrote a letter to the company's leaders criticizing their 'cowardly' decision not to take action against Trump's postsTwitter suspended hundreds of accounts that used '#dcblackout' to spread false reports of a communications blackoutSEE ALSO: Former Facebook employees wrote a letter to the company's leaders criticizing their 'cowardly' decision not to take action against Trump's posts
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- Business Insider 06:25June 4, 2020New York Times journalists openly protest against publication after it ran an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for military action to quell protestsAndrew Burton/Getty Reporters for The New York Times rallied against the publication after it ran an op-ed calling for military action to quell unrest at the Black Lives Matter protests.
The op-ed, written by GOP Sen. Tom Cotton, encouraged the enacting of the Insurrection Act, which allows the president to activate military police, to support local authorities and National Guard troops tasked with surveilling the protests.
Cotton dubbed protesters as rioters in the editorial and said "outnumbered police officers ... bore the brunt of the violence." People at some of the peaceful protests shared photos and videos of demonstrators getting tear-gassed and shot at with rubber bullets to disperse crowds.
In light of Cotton's op-ed, several writers for The Times posted the line, "Running this puts Black @nytimes staff in danger," on Twitter.
James Bennet, editorial page editor for The Times, defended the decision to publish the op-ed, saying that the publication "owes it to our readers to show them counter-arguments, particularly those made by people in a position to set policy."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New York Times staff openly protested against the publication after the paper ran an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for military action to quell Black Lives Matter protests.
Cotton, a GOP senator in Arkansas, dubbed protesters as rioters in the editorial and said "outnumbered police officers ... bore the brunt of the violence." In the op-ed, he encouraged President Donald to use the Insurrection Act to activate military police to support local authorities and National Guard troops deployed to supervise the protests.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquidSee Also:'You're going to look like a bunch of jerks': Trump tells governors 'most of you are weak' and urges them to 'dominate' as protests consume the nationGOP Sen. Tom Cotton calls for the US Army's toughest soldiers to quell 'domestic terrorism' and suggests protesters should be shown no mercyJoe Biden visited a Black Lives Matter protest site in Delaware as Trump rages on Twitter against demonstrators
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- Business Insider 22:17June 1, 2020Virgil Abloh is getting blowback for seemingly donating just $50 to George Floyd protesters. Here's a look at the life of the luxury designer.Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Luxury designer Virgil Abloh is in hot water after posting a screenshot showing he had donated $50 toward a bail fund for protesters arrested amid the George Floyd protests.
In a story posted to Instagram, the designer wrote "The Miami community ~ I'm crazy inspired. For kids in the streets that need a bail funds [sic] for George Floyd protests, ... If it heals your pain, you can have it."
It came shortly after he slammed looters for targeting the store of his friend, the designer Sean Wotherspoon.
Virgil Abloh is one of modern fashion's most popular designers, known for being Louis Vuitton's menswear artistic director, for his own brand separate from Louis Vuitton, Off-White, and his efforts revolutionizing luxury streetwear.
In late February, Abloh was in a Twitter altercation with New York Times Fashion Director Vanessa Friedman, who wrote an article comparing him to the late Karl Lagerfeld.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Virgil Abloh gave $50 toward a bail fund for protesters who were arrested amid the George Floyd protests. "The Miami community ~ I'm crazy inspired," he wrote in an Instagram story, according to the New York Post. "For kids in the streets that need a bail funds [sic] for George Floyd protests ... If it heals your pain, you can have it."
This donation — relatively small if it is in fact Abloh's only donation — sparked backlash, with many comments on Twitter mentioning the fact that $50 isn't even enough to buy a pair of socks from Abloh's Off-White brand. Being one of the most influential black men in fashion, the expectation was apparently that he would express more support for the black community.
Shortly before he posted about his donation, Abloh had been very upset — that one of his friend's stores had been looted. The designer Sean Wotherspoon, the friend in question, posted an Instagram video of a looted store, prompting Abloh to comment, "you see the passion blood sweat and tears Sean puts in for our culture. This disgusts me."
Abloh himself posted that the looting was another example of why, as he had previously declared, "'streetwear' is dead."
Abloh is regarded as one of the pioneers of high-end street fashion, or what he has called the "post-streetwear movement," with roots in the classic streetwear that originated in hip-hop and skating culture. When the lines between luxury and streetwear were torn down, Abloh's influence was everywhere, from Balenciaga selling puffer jackets to Dior collaborating with Nike on limited edition Air Jordans to Louis Vuitton partnering with Supreme to Gucci working with legendary Harlem designer Dapper Dan.
As Business Insider previously reported, Louis Vuitton named Abloh its artistic director for menswear in 2018. This made him one of the few black people to ever lead a top fashion house, and the first black American to lead a French one.
Aside from Louis Vuitton, Abloh's own line, Off-White, has established a reputable name for itself, and it has launched collaborations with partners such as Nike, Ikea, and even McDonald's. Perhaps his most famous collaboration is his long-running association with Kanye West.
Keep reading to learn more about one of the most popular — and controversial — figures in the fashion industry. Virgil Abloh is one of the most popular designers in the modern age. Known for his line, Off-White, he is also the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear.
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Virgil Abloh gained prominence in the last decade with the rise of luxury streetwear, with some noting him as being the trend's pioneer.
He is the founder of Off-White, one of the top luxury streetwear brands in the world. Aside from its own collections, the brand and Abloh are known for collaborations including with furniture store Ikea, water company Evian, luggage brand Rimowa, Jimmy Choo, Sunglass Hut, and even McDonald's.
Currently, Abloh boasts 5.4 million followers on Instagram and is good friends with his often-creative partner Kanye West. His designs have been seen on everyone from Rihanna, Beyonce, and model Hailey Baldwin.
Abloh has recently come under fire for only donating $50 dollars to help bail out protesters that have been arrested during the George Floyd movement.
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Abloh wrote on Instagram, "The Miami community ~ I'm crazy inspired. For kids in the streets that need a bail funds [sic] for George Floyd protests, ... If it heals your pain, you can have it."
He then posted a screenshot of the $50 he donated to a bail fund. He made the donation after receiving backlash for attacking looters who broke into the store of one of his friends, designer Sean Wotherspoon. In a comment on Instagram regarding the looting, he said:
"You see the passion blood sweat and tears Sean puts in for our culture. This disgusts me. to the kids that ransacked his store and RSVP DTLA, and all our stores in our scene just know, that product staring at you in your home/apartment right now is tainted and a reminder of a person I hope you aren't. We're apart of a culture together. Is this what you want?? When you walk past him in the future please have the dignity to not look him in the eye, hang your head in shame."
However, Abloh's small donation sparked more backlash, as many people brought up the fact that $50 isn't even enough to buy a pair of socks from his brand Off White.
It was also pointed out that the people were arrested for protesting police brutality against black men, such as Abloh. And he was then accused of not doing all he can to help out the black community whose culture propelled him to fame.
Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1267381195786145792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw I really cannot believe Virgil Abloh has the audacity to post that screenshot of his $50 donation. I'm speechless every time I see it.Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1267335842378313728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Virgil Abloh, founder of Off White & artistic creator of LOUIS VUITTON really had the nerve to share his $50 donation. The audacity. That's not even half the amount of one his damn keychains. My Off White bags will be going up for sale this week.Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1267359954110840832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw people should donate whatever they want, but man ... virgil abloh really just donated 11% of one off-white belt pic.twitter.com/UCmHLxJh0A
It was also noted that other celebrities, such as Chrissy Teigen, have donated as much as $200,000 to help protesters.
In February, New York Times Fashion Director Vanessa Friedman wrote an article asking if Abloh could be considered the "the Karl Lagerfeld for Millennials."
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High-fashion Twitter quickly broke out into group discussions, and the conversation escalated once Virgil responded to Friedman, saying he would like to give a "lecture" on the article because "riffing online is far too low hanging fruit for such an easy and massive 'case & point."
Freidman responded by simply saying, "Come do it at the Times Center."
Abloh then sent Friedman an image from Joseph Beuys' 1974 art piece "I Like America and America Likes Me," in which the artist spent 8 hours with a coyote as a commentary on American society in the 1970s. Beuys said the coyote was America's spirit animal and that the piece commented on a nation divided along multiple lines, including the Vietnam War and relations between the majority and minority populations.
Friedman's response: "Am I the coyote in this picture? Are you Beuys? Are these relevant questions?" Abloh did not directly respond to those questions of Friedman's.
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- Observer 22:57May 26, 2020Even When Broadway Reopens, New Yorkers Say Distrust of Others Will Keep Them AwayA new poll indicates that out of everything theater-goers are wary of, it's distrust of their fellow patrons that will keep Broadway lovers away.
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- The Guardian 04:59May 24, 2020'Incalculable loss': New York Times covers front page with 1,000 Covid-19 death noticesAs US Covid-19 death toll nears 100,000, Times presents a tribute to some of the Americans to fall victim to the diseaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the US approaches the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, the New York Times has filled the entire front page of Sunday’s paper with the death notices of victims from across the country.In a decision the paper said was intended to convey the vastness and variety of the tragedy, the front page is a simple list of names and personal details taken from obituaries around the US. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 03:31May 24, 2020A heartbreaking New York Times front page lists 1,000 coronavirus deaths — just 1% of the total US death tollThe New York Times The New York Times prepared a powerful front page for its May 24 print edition, marking the somber milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States.
The newspaper listed the names of 1,000 people who died of COVID-19 — just 1% of the total death toll.
The newspaper staff combed through obituaries and death notices for people whose cause of death was listed as COVID-19, and listed people's names, ages, and facts about their lives.
An editor for the paper said she realized there was "a little bit of a fatigue with the data" among both Times journalists and the general public, and so the newspaper sought to visualize the extent of the loss.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. To mark the somber milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States, The New York Times prepared a devastating front page for Sunday's print edition, listing the names of 1,000 people who have died of COVID-19.
Roughly five months after the first US coronavirus case was reported, the US was set to hit the grim death toll of 100,000 in a matter of days. The Times' front page represented just 1% of those deaths.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:South America has become new COVID-19 epicenter, WHO says'The governor is a servant of the state. I am a servant of God': 3 pastors defend why they're leading the charge to reopen churchesUnauthorized immigrants who work on America's farms have been deemed 'essential,' but they say they feel expendable
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- Business Insider 20:26May 19, 2020Wealthy New Yorkers fled the city when the coronavirus outbreak started. New data shows where they went — and which neighborhoods emptied out the most.Alexander Spatari/ Getty Images New data analyzed by Kevin Quealy of The New York Times shows that New Yorkers from wealthy neighborhoods, such as the Upper East Side, fled the city at a higher rate than those from poorer neighborhoods.
The data, from a geospatial analysis company, tracked the cellphone movements of New York City residents throughout the pandemic.
It proves what many assumed: Wealthy people fled New York City en masse during the pandemic and headed towards more suburban areas, like the Hamptons and upstate New York.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New cell phone and mail-forwarding data proves what many assumed: the richest New Yorkers did make up a disproportionate number of those who fled the city amid the pandemic.
Kevin Quealy of The New York Times used anonymized smartphone location data from geospatial analysis company Descartes Labs to see where New York City residents were staying throughout the coronavirus outbreak. Per the Times, the lab analyzed the aggregate movements of the residents over the course of the last few months to see whether they had fled the city — and where they wound up.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreakSee Also:The helicopter company that operated Kobe Bryant's fatal flight got more than $600,000 in coronavirus stimulus money from the Treasury DepartmentMeet the fitness influencers thriving in the era of the home workoutThe owner of a Hamptons spa resort is offering to rent out the entire hotel for $1.25 million to one person this summer after bookings collapsed. Here's a look inside.SEE ALSO: The owner of a Hamptons spa resort is offering to rent out the entire hotel for $1.25 million to one person this summer after bookings collapsed. Here's a look inside.
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- Business Insider 12:21May 13, 2020The New York Times said a senior reporter 'went too far' after he slammed Trump and said the CDC director should resignCNN The New York Times says a reporter who called for the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to resign and slammed the Trump administration "went too far."
Appearing on CNN on Tuesday, science and health reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. said the US "completely blew it" in the early stages of its outbreak and can't fault China for it.
McNeil also called for the resignation of CDC Director Robert Redfield in the interview, which you can watch below.
The Times later told The Hill McNeil had gone "too far" with his remarks, adding: "His job is to report the facts and not to offer his own opinions."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The New York Times says a senior reporter who publicly slammed President Donald Trump, and called on the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to quit, "went too far."
In a Tuesday CNN interview, science and health reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. told host Christiane Amanpour that the US only had itself to blame for a woeful response to the coronavirus outbreak.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How the Navy's largest hospital ship can help with the coronavirusSee Also:Top biotech analysts interviewed 3 experts about reopening the country. Their answers reveal how little we know about the coronavirus and why the US is risking another wave of infection.Wuhan ordered all its 11 million residents to be tested for the coronavirus after 6 new cases were found, ending the city's 35-day streak of no new infectionsRyanair, one of the world's biggest airlines, plans to run 40% of its flights in July — with people needing to ask permission to use the bathroom
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- Business Insider 09:27May 13, 2020'Yes, it is the president's fault': New York Times reporter rips into the Trump administration's response to the pandemic and says he thinks CDC head should resignScreenshot/CNN New York Times science and health reporter Donald McNeil Jr. slammed President Donald Trump and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield for the US' impetuous coronavirus response.
Speaking to CNN's Christiane Amanpour this week, McNeil said that the US "completely blew it for the first two months of our response" and said the country was initially reacting to the virus outbreak like a "headless chicken."
McNeil also said that the CDC was run by "incompetent leadership" and said that US agencies faced "suppression from the top," which stunted their coronavirus response.
"Yes, it is the president's fault. It is not China's fault," McNeil said.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New York Times science and health reporter Donald McNeil Jr. spoke to CNN's Christiane Amanpour earlier this week about the US' coronavirus response, blaming the country's high number of cases on President Donald Trump and calling on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield to resign.
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