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Sen. Jeff Flake is planning to slam President Donald Trump's attacks on the press on the Senate floor this week in a speech that will compare the president's use of the term "enemy of the people" to describe the media to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. "When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press," Flake, R-Ariz., will say, according to excerpts of the speech provided to NBC News.
Today is the day American many politicians pretend to care about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, one of the wisest souls who attempted to save this sorry nation.
The truth is, many of these American politicians would have hated King when he was alive as much as they hypocritically dishonor his radical legacy today. Take President Trump, who signed a bill a week ago turning King’s birth place into a national park, only to viciously refer to immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and all countries as Africa as “shithole countries” a few days later – stirring up the kind of racist hatred King died trying to defeat over the weekend the nation remembers him.
Alec Baldwin defended Woody Allen in a brief Twitter blast Tuesday, describing the backlash against the Hollywood director as “unfair and sad.”
Now Baldwin, who worked with Allen on To Rome With Love and Blue Jasmine, is stepping up to defend him as the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements are gaining traction against sex abuse and female mistreatment in Hollywood.