Headlines of the Day: Pruitt Out as EPA Chief, Teen Attacked for Wearing MAGA Hat, and Facebook Deemed the Declaration of Independence Hate Speech
Breaking down the top three headlines of Thursday, July 5, 2018. Pulsar has chosen 3 headlines from today as the top 3 to go over, and those headlines are as follows:
CBS News reported earlier that Scott Pruitt has resigned as director of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
This comes after Pruitt being under intense scrutiny on scandals he's had while running the EPA. Pruitt has had to face pubic criticism and calls to resign as well. One being as recent as this week, Pruitt was confronted by a mother holding a child, berated him and called for his resignation.
Pruitt may have had personal issues, but he seemed to be running the EPA just fine. Now, it wasn't too great when he was wastefully spending our tax dollars traveling.
Of course the media spent plenty of time shaming Pruitt and putting his wrong doings out there, maybe because he is part of the Trump Administration. The media managed to ignore 43 EPA scandals that happened during Obama's presidency, per Grabien.
President Trump came out on Twitter and confirmed that Andrew Wheeler will replace Pruitt as director of the EPA. More on this here from Fox News:
2. Teen Attacked for Wearing a "MAGA" Hat
A teen was eating at a San Antonio Whataburger when a very insensitive man walked up to him, robbed him of his "Make America Great Again" hat, and throw the teen's drink on the teen. This all according to News4 San Antonio.
Check out the video here, per News4 San Antonio:
In that same News4 San Antonio article, Whataburger made a statement and stated that they "certainly don't condone this kind of customer behavior".
According to Infowars, the suspect has been identified as Jimenez Kino and Kino has since been fired from his job. Apparently /pol/ on 4Chan ID'd Kino and contacted his employer.
Just another day of tolerant leftists.
3. Facebook Flags the Declaration of Independence as Hate Speech
Today The Washington Times reported that Facebook deemed the Declaration of Independence was hate speech. All week Facebook's algorithms have been flagging the Declaration of Independence as hate speech according to the report.
The report cited how a community newspaper around the Houston/Beaumont, Texas area was posting the Declaration of Independence in small chunks each day for nine days on Facebook. The paper's Facebook paged received an automated notice that stated that the Monday post went against Facebook's standards on hate speech".
Facebook apologized and told the paper that the censorship was a mistake.
Facebook has been under fire from libertarians, republicans, and privacy hawks for years now, and especially since their data scandal just this year. Mark Zuckerberg has had to go before Congress for these scandals.
Big tech has been pushing the limits on censoring speech. Twitter, Facebook, and Google are the big three when it comes to online speech censorship.
Here's more on this story per Fox Business:
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