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TERRELL: BLM Peace Prize Nomination is ‘outright insulting’

“What bothers me more than anything else is they are trying to be legitimized and be considered a social justice organization.”

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After a summer of riots, looting and destruction, Black Lives Matter was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Norwegian politician Petter Eide nominated the organization last week for its ability to raise “global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice.” 

Civil rights attorney and Fox News contributor Leo Terrell appeared on Hannity Monday with reaction. 

“A marxist organization is trying to be legitimized by getting a Nobel Peace Prize? Do we forget what happened last year? A billion dollars of insurance claims,” he noted. 

Referencing a retired police officer who was murdered in June, Terrell said that Black Lives Matter doesn’t care about all black lives. 

“Black Lives Matter, here’s the hypocrisy of it, they don’t care about all black lives,” he said. “Remember David Dorn, the police officer that was retired and slain? Do they care about the black on black crime in Chicago? Black on black crime is ignored by Black Lives Matter.” 

“What bothers me more than anything else is they are trying to be legitimized and be considered a social justice organization,” he said. “I would never put them near Dr. King.” 

Terrell said that, as a civil rights attorney, the nomination is insulting. 

“As a civil rights attorney, I’m insulted by the fact that a socialist is trying to legitimize a marxist organization as a mainstream peaceful organization,” he urged. “It is outright insulting, Sean.” 

“Sean, 99 percent of all officers protect us. We got a small percentage, my sister is in law enforcement,” he said. “But Black Lives Matter, every civilized society has law enforcement. Black Lives Matter hates law enforcement.”

“It makes no sense to give them the Nobel Peace Prize, it’s outright insulting.”

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All in the Family? Andrew Cuomo’s Brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment

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A guest essay written for the New York Times by veteran television journalist and former executive producer Shelley Ross alleges CNN host Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her when they had previously worked together.

The alleged incident occurred when the two worked together at ABC News in 2005 and Ross now wants the host to “journalistically repent” for his behavior of squeezing her buttock without her permission.

“At the time, I was the executive producer of an ABC entertainment special, but I was Mr. Cuomo’s executive producer at ‘Primetime Live’ just before that,” she wrote. “I was at the party with my husband, who sat behind me on an ottoman sipping his Diet Coke as I spoke with work friends. When Mr. Cuomo entered the Upper West Side bar, he walked toward me and greeted me with a strong bear hug while lowering one hand to firmly grab and squeeze the cheek of my buttock.”

Ross added Cuomo said to her, “I can do this now that you’re no longer my boss” and did it “with a kind of cocky arrogance.” Ross said she told him he couldn’t, pushed him off her and revealed her husband was right behind her, and they quickly left the party.

The party was for an ABC colleague’s departure. Later that evening, Cuomo sent her an email, which Ross printed. The email stated, “[T]hough my hearty greeting was a function of being glad to see you … christian slater got arrested for a (kind of) similar act, (though borne of an alleged negative intent, unlike my own)…and as a husband I can empathize with not liking to see my wife patted as such.”

Cuomo added he would like for Ross to pass along an apology to her “very good and noble husband,” and also “I apologize to you as well, for even putting you in su]ch a position.” He added he would remember his lesson the next time he was happy to see her.

Ross writes in her essay, “Mr. Cuomo may say this is a sincere apology. I’ve always seen it as an attempt to provide himself with legal and moral coverage to evade accountability.”

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Afghan Journalists Release Photos After Being Severely Beaten by Taliban for Covering Women’s Protest

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Two Afghan journalists, photographer Nematullah Naqdi and reporter Taqi Daryabi were severely beaten by the Taliban for reporting on a women’s protest in Kabul. The two were battered after being beaten with batons, electric cables and whips. The beating occurred after being detained for several hours by Taliban fighters a day earlier.

The two men, who work for Afghan’s media outlet Etilaat Roz, released photos of their bruised bodies once back in their Kabul office, after being released from Taliban custody. Naqdi told Agence France-Presse “One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, crushed my face against the concrete. They kicked me in the head…I thought they were going to kill me.”

Daryabi added “we were in so much pain that we couldn’t move.” Naqdi said he was told “you are lucky you weren’t beheaded” when asked why they were being beaten. When covering a protest on Wednesday outside a Kabul police station calling for an end to Taliban violations of women and girls, Naqdi said a Taliban fighter immediately tried to grab his camera when he began taking photos.

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The Taliban were also rounding up anyone filming or taking photos of the demonstration, added Naqdi. The two say they were taken to a nearby police station where the beatings took place, only to be released after several hours.

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The New York Post reports dozens of Afghan reporters have been beaten or accosted in recent weeks since the Taliban has recovered control of Afghanistan. The Taliban, however, claims that they will uphold press freedoms under their new regime. As has been proven time and time again, not much faith, if any, can be placed into anything the Taliban says or promises.

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