MSNBC Guest on Jemele Hill Controversy: The White House Is Saying It’s Okay to Not Hire Black People


During Sunday’s “PoliticsNation,” ESPN “The Undefeated” writer William Rhoden weighed in on the controversy surrounding ESPN anchor Jemele Hill. Hill tweeted this week that President Donald Trump is a “white supremacist,” a statement the White House called a “fireable offense.” Rhoden said Trump and the White House are telling the “racist” sports media and other white people that it is “OK” to not hire black people. “[T]he problem with the White House is that it’s created an atmosphere where they’re telling white folks ‘it’s okay,’” Rhoden explained. “It’s okay not to hire black folks. It’s OK to grab your Confederate flag or your Nazi flag and walk openly. It’s okay to do that.” Rhoden then vowed that black people would start “fighting fire with fire.” “It’s economics. We’re going to start boycotting. We’re going to start boycotting the organizations who support our enemy,” he added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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NYT’s Chozick: Hillary Thought ‘It Was Our Job’ to Get Her Elected


Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” New York Times reporter Amy Chozick said Hillary Clinton made it sound in her new book, “What Happened,” like she thought it was the media’s job to get her elected. “Is Clinton right that there hasn’t been enough soul-searching about the press’ responsibility?” asked host Brian Stelter. “I agree with Hillary Clinton that for an industry that thrives on investigation and interrogating others, we’re very bad at scrutinizing ourselves, and there definitely could be more soul-searching about our role in 2016,” Chozick responded. “The way she presents it in the book is a little bit like it was our job to get Hillary Clinton elected.” “Our job was to inform voters about their choices and how those choices would impact their lives, whether it was about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or any other candidate,” she said. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Guardian: Cohn, Tillerson, McMaster ‘Open to Staying in Paris Accord’


After President Trump sent shivers down the spines of his supporters this week by showing his willingness to cut a deal with Democrat leadership to allow Obama’s DACA policies to remain in place, he now appears to be backtracking on an another campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate accord.  Joanna Walters writes at The Guardian: Senior Trump administration officials on Sunday signalled a further softening of America’s resolve to leave the Paris climate accord, amid signs that the issue will be discussed at the United Nations general assembly in New York this week. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and national security adviser HR McMaster both indicated that the US is open to negotiations on staying in the landmark international agreement to limit mankind’s role in global warming. Donald Trump announced the withdrawal from the deal in June, leaving the US with only Syria and Nicaragua for company outside the global agreement. A US withdrawal from a deal made under the Obama administration was a Trump campaign pledge. The rules of the pact do not, however, allow the US to physically pull out until 2020. On Saturday the White House denied reports that it planned to remain in the agreement, saying its position
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