Amazon Withheld Vaccine Assistance Until Trump Left; Rioters Target Reporters??; and MUCH MORE – In The News – 01/22/2021

Amazon Withheld Vaccine Assistance Until Trump Left; Rioters Target Reporters??; and MUCH MORE – In The News – 01/22/2021

Amazon Sells Products Promoting Violence 
Amazon Boots Parler for Users’ ‘Violent’ Language, but Hosts Merchant Selling ‘Kill All Republicans’ Shirt
“One product is a black t-shirt, which reads, ‘Kill All Republicans.'”

Amazon Sells 204 Items Promoting Violence and Hate
“The Media Research Center found at least 204 examples of merchandise sold on Amazon that promoted violence, either toward President Donald Trump, Republicans or members of the police force.”

Thankfully WE Have Free Speech 
Woman gets record 43-year prison sentence for insulting Thai king: “I thought it was nothing”
“The law is controversial not only because it has been used to punish things as simple as liking a post on Facebook but also because anyone – not just royals or authorities – can lodge a complaint that can tie up the person accused in legal proceedings for years.”

Being a Reporter is Becoming Increasingly Dangerous
Ex-foreign correspondent reflects on risks for US reporters
“Covering protests in America is starting to look a little bit like reporting from an overseas hot spot.”

JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY: If “Soft Target” Threat Existed, Where are the SCREENSHOTS?
Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets
We at WritersWeekly, in the interest of journalistic integrity, searched 8 different sources that ran this story. NONE contained any proof of anyone on Twitter or Parler calling all journalists “Soft Targets.” CAN YOU FIND THE POST?

Amazon Offers Help
Why did Amazon wait until Biden’s inauguration to offer help with vaccine distribution?
“An Amazon spokesperson declined to provide an on the record explanation for why the company did not offer their assistance to the Trump administration.”

Keeping Lewis’ Legacy Alive
Died: Walter Hooper, Who Gave His Life to C.S. Lewis’s Legacy
“’As he and I walked on towards the pub where I would get the bus back, I didn’t know whether I’d ever see him again,’ Hooper later recalled. ‘But I thought, I really love this man.’”

 

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