Media Roundup for February 2017

News Articles

  1. This is what Milo Yiannopoulos wants, Jesse Singal, New York Magazine
  2. UC warns campus group: Yiannopoulos event could target students, Nanette Asimov, SF Gate
  3. Breitbart loses advertising deals with 818 companies due to grassroots campaign, Rachael Revesz, The Independent
  4. Sanctuary in the Trump Era, Elliott Young, NACLA
  5. The FBI has quietly investigated white supremacist infiltration of law, Alice Speri, The Intercept
  6. Trump moves to roll back Obama-era financial regulations, Ben Protess and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times
  7. How Assad is winning, Charles Glass, The New York Review of Books
  8. The Great God Trump and the white working class, Mike Davis, Jacobin
  9. Trump questions lawmakers’ efforts to curb asset seizures by police, Emily Stephenson, Reuters
  10. Betsy DeVos teaches the value of ignorance, The Editorial Board, The New York Times
  11. Some of the many reasons why the United States should keep supporting Colombia’s peace accord, Adam Isaacson, Washington Office on Latin America
  12. Controversial Dakota pipeline to go ahead after Army approval, Valerie Volcovici and Ernest Scheyder, Reuters
  13. Tom Perez apologizes for telling the truth, showing why Democrats’ flaws urgently need attention, Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
  14. Kremlin says it disagrees with Trump’s assessment of Iran, Andrew Osborn and Maria Tsvetkova, Reuters
  15. Trump’s a sucker if he thinks he can split up Putin and the Ayatollahs, Michael Weiss, The Daily Beast
  16. Shutting down speech by Elizabeth Warren, GOP amplifies her message, Matt Flegenheimer, The New York Times
  17. The rise and fall of a US-backed rebel commander in Syria, Erika Solomon, Financial Times
  18. More Americans joining socialist groups under Trump, Patrick Strickland, Al-Jazeera
  19. This group of black women is taking up arms to fight racism and misogyny, Wilbert L. Cooper, Vice News
  20. 6 arrested in Phoenix as hundreds block ICE vans, Mariano Munoz-Elias, The Indypendent
  21. Martellus Bennett confirms he won’t go to White House for Patriots’ Super Bowl celebration, Harry Lyles Jr., SB Nation
  22. Five New England Patriots say they will skip a White House visit, Victor Mather, The New York Times
  23. Chris Long say he won’t be going to the White House with the Patriots, Jared Dubin, CBS Sports
  24. LeGarrette Blount to skip Patriots White House trip, says he doesn’t feel ‘welcome’, John Breech, CBS Sports
  25. Alan Branch will not attend Patriots White House visit, Tyler Sullivan, 247 Sports
  26. Lake Oroville water levels dropping officials, inspecting spillway, CBS Sacramento
  27. Why does the United States still let 12-year-old girls get married?, Fraidy Reiss, The Miami Herald
  28. Tom Brady says teammates should put ‘politics aside’ when it comes to White House visit, AJ Perez, USA Today
  29. Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research, The Washington Post
  30. German police say major newspaper’s story about a rampaging Arab ‘sex mob’ was wrong, Adam Taylor, The Washington Post
  31. Stop comparing Trump to foreign leaders. He’s a distinctly American phenomenon, Adam H. Johnson, LA Times
  32. Michael Flynn resigns as National Security Adviser, Maggie Haberman, Matthew Rosenberg, Matt Apuzzo, and Glenn Thrush, The New York Times
  33. Russia brushes off Flyn resignation, looks to Rex Tillerson for negotiations, Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Star
  34. Matt Lauer: “Kellyanne, that makes no sense”, Jacob Gardenswartz, Vox
  35. NY Times reporter apologizes for calling First Lady Melania Trump ‘a hooker’, Fox News
  36. Bill Maher will interview Milo Yiannopoulos this week on Real Time, Ken Meyer, Mediaite
  37. Boston restaurants standing in solidarity with ‘a day without immigrants’ strike, Rachel Leah Blumenthal, Boston Eater
  38. Should MLB consider shortening games to 8 innings?, Jacob Shafer, Bleacher Report
  39. More than half of NFL players booked for Israel PR trip withdraw, The Guardian
  40. President Duterte is repeating my mistakes, Cesar Gaviria, The New York Times
  41. Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos find common ground, Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times
  42. Here’s a fact-check on Milo Yiannopoulos’ incendiary claims about trans people, Noah Michelson, The Huffington Post
  43. More than 160,000 march in Barcelona to demand Spain takes in more refugees, Joseph Wilson, The Independent
  44. Moving Carmelo Anthony to Celtics makes most sense for Knicks as trade deadline nears, Frank Isola, New York Daily News
  45. Breitbart editor-in-chief: Yiannopoulos’s comments ‘not defensible’, Joe Concha, The Hill
  46. These California teachers mocked students for skipping school on immigrant boycott day, Kristine Guerra, The Washington Post
  47. ‘This is really unprecedented’: ICE detains woman seeking domestic abuse protection at Texas courthouse, Katie Mettler, The Washington Post
  48. Jordan Vogt-Roberts talks nailing the tricky tone of the Metal Gear Solid movie, Josh Wilding, We Got This Covered
  49. Mañana, Colombia conmemorará el día de las Lenguas Nativas, El Konuco & Chagras
  50. Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart News, Paul Farhi, The Washington Post
  51. Santorum: Anti-Semitism also comes from pro-Palestinian, Muslim community, Josiah Ryan, CNN
  52. Fact checking Venezuelan passports-to-terrorist allegations, Geoff Ramsey and David Smilde, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  53. The Legacy of Malcolm X, Ahmed Shawki, Jacobin
  54. DHS issues sweeping rules for immigration crackdown, Rafael Bernal and Jordan Fabian, The Hill
  55. Colombia looks to Europe for funds to finance ELN peace talks, Miguel Salazar, Colombia Reports
  56. Colombian police arrest 3 after tourist robbery and rape, Stephen Gill, Colombia Reports
  57. 7 earth-size planets identified in orbit around a dwarf star, Kenneth Chang, The New York Times
  58. Discarded troll Milo Yiannopoulos is now useless to conservatives, Michelle Goldberg, Slate
  59. Trump administration scraps Obama transgender-rights directive, Staff, Politico
  60. The state of our infrastructure: Trains, Doug Bailey, The Boston Globe
  61. Muslims shouldn’t have to be “good” to be granted human rights, Sara Yasin, BuzzFeed
  62. Anaheim teen involved in fracas with gun-firing LAPD cop released; father speaks out, Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly
  63. Texas hunters who blamed immigrants actually shot each other, cops say, Alan Pyke, Think Progress
  64. 2 Indian-Americans shot, mistaken for Arabs, The Daily Beast
  65. The Executive Order that affects every Latino… regardless of citizenship, Mauricio Garcia, Latino Rebels
  66. Underground network readies homes to hide undocumented immigrants, Kyung Lah, Alberto Moya and Mallory Simon, CNN
  67. Undocumented woman with brain tumor seized by federal agents at Texas hospital, family fears she will die, Chris Sommerfeldt, Erin Durkin and Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News
  68. Move left, Democrats, Steve Phillips, The New York Times
  69. Memo restoring use of private prisons in good news for one company, David Dayen, The Nation
  70. Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos, German Lopez, Vox
  71. Walsh affirms Boston’s role as sanctuary city, Lisa Wangsness and Felicia Gans, The Boston Globe
  72. Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown, Annie Karni and Alex Isenstadt, Politico
  73. Trump seeks ‘historic’ US military spending boost, domestic cuts, Steve Holland, Reuters
  74. Trump: ‘Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated’, Jessie Hellmann, The Hill
  75. Perez wins DNC chairmanship, Eric Bradner, CNN
  76. Tom Perez’s biggest problem as DNC chair: His backers, James Downie, The Washington Post
  77. Two months on, Venezuela investigates Odebrecht, Geoff Ramsey, Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights
  78. Venezuelan exiles in Miami ask Trump to stop potential deportations, Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald
  79. Trump will be first president in 36 years to skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Maquita Peters and Domenico Montanaro, NPR
  80. Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states, Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
  81. A feminism for the 99 percent: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on March 8 Women’s Stike, Sarah Jaffe, Truthout
  82. Wendy’s to install ordering kiosks in 1,000 stores this year, JD Malone, The Columbus Dispatch
  83. Slavery and Islam: The problem of slavery, Johnathan Brown, Yaqeen Institute


  1. The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism by Cihan Tugal. London: Verso Books.

Radio and Podcast Interviews

  1. Venezuela’s Vice President Sanctioned as a Drug Kingpin, Background Briefing with Ian Masters

YouTube Videos

  1. Public Citizen Lobbyist: Kellyanne Conway broke the law

2. Metal Gear Solid Movie – Director discusses approach, PG-13 vs R rating & pleasing fans


4. Political Martians and Hardcore History

5. Get Out Ending Explained – Satire & Race

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