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Piers Morgan rips former employer CNN over ‘disgraceful race-baiting’ coverage of Meghan Markle

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“Good Morning Britain” co-host Piers Morgan blasted CNN on Friday over a report that claimed “race” was involved in the highly-publicized fallout between Meghan Markle and the royal family.

In a piece called “Coming or going, Meghan gets the blame — and it’s because of her race,” CNN senior entertainment writer Lisa Respers France insisted that Markle’s mixed background had a role in the hostility she faces since becoming the Duchess of Sussex.

“From the moment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their relationship known to the public in 2016, the message many Britons sent to her was clear: You aren’t one of us, and you aren’t welcome,” France began her analysis report. “Meghan, a biracial, divorced American actress, was far from what many envisioned as a fairy-tale match for a beloved member of the British royal family. While many in the UK welcomed her, the British tabloid media and a large swath of the Twitterverse were not kind.”

The report cites multiple professors and experts who all agree that race had a role in the animosity Markle received from the some in the public, including the British press.

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“While Meghan identifies as biracial, she is being treated as a black woman. Every black woman, including myself, knows what that means. As far as the world is concerned, your entire being is filtered through the color of your skin,” France continued.

Morgan, who hosted “Piers Morgan Live” on CNN following the 2010 departure of veteran newsman Larry King, ripped his former network for its report.

“Disgraceful race-baiting by ⁦@CNN – this is such a lie,” Morgan reacted.

The British media personality doubled down as he responded to critics.

“Meghan’s had a LOT of very good press & some bad press when she has (mostly) deserved it. But I haven’t seen anything racist published or broadcast about her in the British media. It’s a lie,” Morgan tweeted.

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He followed by sharing images of various British tabloids with covers offering positive headlines for Markle and Prince Harry.

“‘Nasty racist British press had it in for Meghan from the start,'” Morgan sarcastically quipped.

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Morgan, a longtime critic of Markle, took a victory lap on Wednesday after the royal couple announced they will take “a step back” as senior members of the royal family.

“People say I’m too critical of Meghan Markle – but she ditched her family, ditched her Dad, ditched most of her old friends, split Harry from William & has now split him from the Royal Family,” Morgan tweeted. “I rest my case.”

Morgan went on to send other tweets, including the snarky, “What Meghan wants.. Meghan gets.”

Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report. 

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Piers Morgan rips former employer CNN over ‘disgraceful race-baiting’ coverage of Meghan Markle

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“Good Morning Britain” co-host Piers Morgan blasted CNN on Friday over a report that claimed “race” was involved in the highly-publicized fallout between Meghan Markle and the royal family.

In a piece called “Coming or going, Meghan gets the blame — and it’s because of her race,” CNN senior entertainment writer Lisa Respers France insisted that Markle’s mixed background had a role in the hostility she faces since becoming the Duchess of Sussex.

“From the moment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their relationship known to the public in 2016, the message many Britons sent to her was clear: You aren’t one of us, and you aren’t welcome,” France began her analysis report. “Meghan, a biracial, divorced American actress, was far from what many envisioned as a fairy-tale match for a beloved member of the British royal family. While many in the UK welcomed her, the British tabloid media and a large swath of the Twitterverse were not kind.”

The report cites multiple professors and experts who all agree that race had a role in the animosity Markle received from the some in the public, including the British press.

CNN SETTLES NICK SANDMANN DEFAMATION LAWSUIT IN COVINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CONTROVERSY

“While Meghan identifies as biracial, she is being treated as a black woman. Every black woman, including myself, knows what that means. As far as the world is concerned, your entire being is filtered through the color of your skin,” France continued.

Morgan, who hosted “Piers Morgan Live” on CNN following the 2010 departure of veteran newsman Larry King, ripped his former network for its report.

“Disgraceful race-baiting by ⁦@CNN – this is such a lie,” Morgan reacted.

The British media personality doubled down as he responded to critics.

“Meghan’s had a LOT of very good press & some bad press when she has (mostly) deserved it. But I haven’t seen anything racist published or broadcast about her in the British media. It’s a lie,” Morgan tweeted.

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He followed by sharing images of various British tabloids with covers offering positive headlines for Markle and Prince Harry.

“‘Nasty racist British press had it in for Meghan from the start,'” Morgan sarcastically quipped.

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Morgan, a longtime critic of Markle, took a victory lap on Wednesday after the royal couple announced they will take “a step back” as senior members of the royal family.

“People say I’m too critical of Meghan Markle – but she ditched her family, ditched her Dad, ditched most of her old friends, split Harry from William & has now split him from the Royal Family,” Morgan tweeted. “I rest my case.”

Morgan went on to send other tweets, including the snarky, “What Meghan wants.. Meghan gets.”

Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report. 

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Google parent company’s legal chief is leaving following misconduct allegations

David Drummond, the legal chief officer of Google’s parent company Alphabet and one of its highest-paid executives, has stepped down following allegations about his conduct at the company.

The 56-year-old executive will leave the tech giant on Jan. 31, the company confirmed to Fox News. “I believe that it’s also the right time for me to make way for the next generation of leaders,” the executive wrote in a note that was sent to colleagues, according to Bloomberg News.

Drummond, who received $47 million in salary and equity last year according to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, is the latest American executive to be called out in the #MeToo era. A blog post in August of 2019 described an alleged extramarital affair with a former lover. An independent subcommittee was investigating how executives handled claims of sexual harassment and misconduct, including Drummond’s actions, CNBC reported in November.

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David Drummond, senior vice president for corporate development and chief legal officer at Google Inc., at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California on March 11, 2011. (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

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For his part, Drummond labeled himself at the time as “far from perfect,” although he denied starting a relationship with anyone at Alphabet other than Jennifer Blakely, the former Google manager who wrote the scathing blog post.

“With Larry and Sergey now leaving their executive roles at Alphabet, the company is entering an exciting new phase, and I believe that it’s also the right time for me to make way for the next generation of leaders. As a result, after careful consideration, I have decided to retire at the end of this month,” Drummond, who was Google’s first lawyer, wrote in his note to employees.

The issue of sexual misconduct allegations and how they have been handled has roiled many industries, including Big Tech.

Twenty thousand Google employees worldwide walked out in protest in November after an explosive New York Times story detailed how the company protected top executives who were accused of sexual harassment — including paying $90 million to one who allegedly coerced a subordinate into performing sexual acts.

When reached by Fox News, the tech giant declined to comment further on the matter.

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Google parent company’s legal chief is leaving following misconduct allegations

David Drummond, the legal chief officer of Google’s parent company Alphabet and one of its highest-paid executives, has stepped down following allegations about his conduct at the company.

The 56-year-old executive will leave the tech giant on Jan. 31, the company confirmed to Fox News. “I believe that it’s also the right time for me to make way for the next generation of leaders,” the executive wrote in a note that was sent to colleagues, according to Bloomberg News.

Drummond, who received $47 million in salary and equity last year according to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, is the latest American executive to be called out in the #MeToo era. A blog post in August of 2019 described an alleged extramarital affair with a former lover. An independent subcommittee was investigating how executives handled claims of sexual harassment and misconduct, including Drummond’s actions, CNBC reported in November.

AUSTRALIA’S FIRES HAVE KILLED OR IMPERILED 1 BILLION ANIMALS

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David Drummond, senior vice president for corporate development and chief legal officer at Google Inc., at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California on March 11, 2011. (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

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For his part, Drummond labeled himself at the time as “far from perfect,” although he denied starting a relationship with anyone at Alphabet other than Jennifer Blakely, the former Google manager who wrote the scathing blog post.

“With Larry and Sergey now leaving their executive roles at Alphabet, the company is entering an exciting new phase, and I believe that it’s also the right time for me to make way for the next generation of leaders. As a result, after careful consideration, I have decided to retire at the end of this month,” Drummond, who was Google’s first lawyer, wrote in his note to employees.

The issue of sexual misconduct allegations and how they have been handled has roiled many industries, including Big Tech.

Twenty thousand Google employees worldwide walked out in protest in November after an explosive New York Times story detailed how the company protected top executives who were accused of sexual harassment — including paying $90 million to one who allegedly coerced a subordinate into performing sexual acts.

When reached by Fox News, the tech giant declined to comment further on the matter.

GET THE FOX NEWS APP

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry miles apart as they start independent life

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are starting their new independent life thousands of miles apart, as Markle flew back to Canada and Harry stayed in England.

Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Markle, 38, had returned to Canada, where the Sussexes and 8-month-old son Archie spent a six-week holiday out of the public eye at a secluded luxury home on Vancouver Island.

Meanwhile, Harry, 35, is in England, where the royal family is seeking to contain the crisis sparked by the couple’s decision to effectively quit as senior royals.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY’S FROGMORE COTTAGE AFTER THEY STEP BACK AS SENIOR ROYALS

On Thursday, Neil Sean, a royal author and broadcaster, told Fox News that palace aides may not have been prepared for the unexpected announcement. “The palace aides are working in conjunction with the queen,” he explained. “It’s not lost on anyone that they decided to launch this without the permission of the queen.”

The announcement came in the evening, U.K. time. A source close to the palace told Fox News at the time that palace aides held an emergency meeting before Buckingham Palace officially responded to the couple’s announcement on social media.

“Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage,” one palace spokesman told Fox News late Wednesday. “We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gesture during their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool Photo via AP)

The spokesman added that “nothing is being ruled or ruled out.”

A source close to the palace also told Fox News: “Some members of the royal family were not consulted before the Duke and Duchess’ statement was issued.”

According to Sean, the work being conducted by palace aides is far from over and there was a “big meeting planned” Thursday with Prince Charles and the queen “to discuss the next steps,” he claimed.

“Charles’ private equerry (the royal private secretary) has delivered a note to the duke to demand a meeting … oddly though alone,” Sean said, also alleging that a source close to the palace informed him that Queen Elizabeth “is not best pleased with this news” and “the planning and progression of this will and could take considerably longer than first planned.”

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The crisis talks were triggered by Harry and Markle’s “personal message” Wednesday evening saying they were stepping back from being senior members of Britain’s royal family, would work to become financially independent and would “balance” their time between the U.K. and North America.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are stepping back from royal duties. (AP)

Harry is sixth in line to the British throne, behind his father, older brother Prince William and his brother’s three children. The former British army officer is one of the royal family’s most popular members and has spent his entire life in the public eye.

Before marrying the prince in a wedding watched around the world in 2018, Markle had carved out a successful career as an actress and lifestyle “influencer” with a popular blog, the now-defunct The Tig.

A friend of the couple, broadcaster Tom Bradby, said Harry and Markle were made aware while in Canada over the holidays that the monarchy’s future focus would be on those at the top of the line of succession. An image of the queen and the three next in line to the throne — Charles, William and his son George — underscored the message of who the Windsors see as their core members.

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“It had been made clear to them in their absence there was going to be a slimmed-down monarchy and they weren’t really a part of it,” said Bradby, an ITV television anchor who filmed revealing interviews with Harry and Markle while they were in Africa last year.

Bradby described the royal split as inevitable. He said the couple’s wish to leave the grind of front-line royal duty had been known, though the timing of their announcement was not.

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Queen Elizabeth II tours Queen Mother Square on October 27, 2016 in Poundbury, Dorset. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty)

“It’s certainly not true to say the palace were blindsided by this,” Bradby told ITV.

The royal rift has exposed more divisions within the British monarchy, which was rocked in November by Prince Andrew’s disastrous television interview about his relationship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, the queen’s second son, has relinquished royal duties and patronages after being accused by a woman who says she was an Epstein trafficking victim who slept with the prince.

Harry and Markle have faced a barrage of criticism from the British press over their decision. They have long complained of intrusive media coverage and accused some British media commentators of racism toward the biracial duchess. This week they slammed the country’s long-standing arrangements for royal media coverage and insisted that from now on they prefer to communicate directly with the public through social media.

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Many in Britain, though, expressed sympathy for the royal couple. Labour Party lawmaker Clive Lewis told backers Friday at his campaign launch that he understood their decision.

“It is extremely unfortunate and a sign of the media we have that they feel they have to do this,” he said. “I know it is not the only reason. But if you look at the intrusion on their lives, if you look at the racism that Meghan Markle has experienced in the British media, then I can understand why.”

The couple’s statement on Wednesday left many questions unanswered — such as what they plan to do and how they will earn private income without tarnishing the royal image. At the moment, they are largely funded by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, through income from his vast Duchy of Cornwall estate.

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The couple said they plan to cut ties to the British taxpayer support given each year to the queen for official use, which currently covers 5 percent of the costs of running their office. But commentators have questioned whether the royal couple have misunderstood their true cost to the country, arguing their statement doesn’t appear to cover some of the expenditures embedded in royal life, such as security.

Harry and Markle have considerable assets of their own. Harry inherited an estimated 7 million pounds ($9.1 million) from his late mother, Princess Diana, as well as money from his great-grandmother. Markle has money from a successful acting career.

The Associated Press and Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report

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One-third of Hong Kong adults suffering from PTSD symptoms due to protests, study finds

A new study finds one in three Hong Kong adults are suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of violent protests that began there in June.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) study found the number was six times higher than four years ago, the BBC reported, adding that the increase in PTSD symptoms corresponds with around 2 million adults in the semi-autonomous territory.

Hong Kong has an adult population of about 6.3 million.

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Protesters march Sunday during a demonstration against “parallel traders” who buy goods in Hong Kong to resell in mainland China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

According to the study, up to 11 percent of adults reported symptoms of depression, up from two percent before separate protests in 2014 and 6.5 percent in 2017,

“One in five adults now reports probable depression or suspected PTSD, which is comparable to those experiencing armed conflicts, large-scale disasters, or terrorist attacks,” the study said.

HONG KONG ANNOUNCES 336 ARRESTS DURING CHRISTMAS PROTESTS

The clashes between protestors and police have led to nearly 7,000 arrests, 2,500 injuries and several deaths, according to reports.

The researchers also found that heavy use of social media to follow socio-political events appeared to increase the risk of probable depression and suspected PTSD, Agence France-Presse reported.

“Hong Kong is under-resourced to deal with this excess mental health burden,” said research leader Gabriel Leung, HKU’s dean of medicine, according to AFP.

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The researchers, who published their findings Friday in The Lancet medical journal, conducted surveys of more than 18,000 Hong Kong residents between 2009 and 2019, according to the BBC.

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One-third of Hong Kong adults suffering from PTSD symptoms due to protests, study finds

A new study finds one in three Hong Kong adults are suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of violent protests that began there in June.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) study found the number was six times higher than four years ago, the BBC reported, adding that the increase in PTSD symptoms corresponds with around 2 million adults in the semi-autonomous territory.

Hong Kong has an adult population of about 6.3 million.

HONG KONG WELCOMES 2020 WITH FRESH PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTS, CLASHES WITH POLICE

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Protesters march Sunday during a demonstration against “parallel traders” who buy goods in Hong Kong to resell in mainland China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

According to the study, up to 11 percent of adults reported symptoms of depression, up from two percent before separate protests in 2014 and 6.5 percent in 2017,

“One in five adults now reports probable depression or suspected PTSD, which is comparable to those experiencing armed conflicts, large-scale disasters, or terrorist attacks,” the study said.

HONG KONG ANNOUNCES 336 ARRESTS DURING CHRISTMAS PROTESTS

The clashes between protestors and police have led to nearly 7,000 arrests, 2,500 injuries and several deaths, according to reports.

The researchers also found that heavy use of social media to follow socio-political events appeared to increase the risk of probable depression and suspected PTSD, Agence France-Presse reported.

“Hong Kong is under-resourced to deal with this excess mental health burden,” said research leader Gabriel Leung, HKU’s dean of medicine, according to AFP.

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The researchers, who published their findings Friday in The Lancet medical journal, conducted surveys of more than 18,000 Hong Kong residents between 2009 and 2019, according to the BBC.

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Daniel Radcliffe says he was mistaken for a homeless man: ‘Apparently, I need to shave more often’

Daniel Radcliffe is famous but isn’t too recognizable all of the time.

The 30-year-old star, who garnered mega fame in his time playing the beloved Harry Potter, revealed as much during an appearance on the “Graham Norton Show” on Friday, sharing some interesting moments he’s experienced in public.

“It’s weird and funny, with some very odd moments,” Radcliffe said before launching into a tale about the time he was mistaken for a homeless man.

DANIEL RADCLIFFE SAYS HE FEELS ‘TERRIBLE’ FOR MEGHAN MARKLE

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Daniel Radcliffe said he was recently mistaken for a homeless man in New York City. (Reuters)

“I was in New York recently with my girlfriend and while she was in a shop, I was outside with our adopted dog. It was very cold, and I had on a hoodie, a fleece and then a big coat over the top,” Radcliffe explained (via Entertainment Tonight).

“Because it was so cold, I knelt down to warm the dog and I saw this guy looking at me and then he walked past me,” the actor continued. “But then he came back and handed me five dollars and said, ‘Get yourself a coffee mate.'”

Added Radcliffe: “Apparently, I need to shave more often!”

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Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in the 2004 film “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” (Warner Bros.)

Radcliffe obviously hasn’t fallen on hard times financially, however, the “Miracle Workers” star has been deeply open about the demons he personally faced while dealing with immense fame, revealing nearly a year ago that he had turned to alcohol as a teenager to cope.

“There is an awareness that I really struggled with, particularly in my late teens when I was going out to places for the first time where you would feel — again, it could have largely been in my head — where you would feel watched when you went into a bar, when you went into a pub,” the British actor explained during an interview with “Off Camera With Sam Jones.”

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“In my case, the quickest way to forget you were being watched was to get very drunk,” he continued. “Then as you get very drunk, you become aware, ‘Oh, people are watching more now because now I’m getting very drunk, so I should probably drink more to ignore that more.’ It can affect your psyche.”

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(From left) Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe in the 2001 film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

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The star noted that his experience has helped him sympathize with fellow celebrities that got their start at a young age.

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“There is no blueprint for starting young and working stuff out,” he told the interviewer. “That’s why whenever people are having a go at Justin Bieber drag-racing cars or whatever, I’m always like, ‘Yeah, but you never know. Stuff could be super crazy for him right now.’”

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

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Barstool Sports boss taunts Deadspin owner, offers to buy rival site out of ‘spite’

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Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy continued his long-running feud with Deadspin on Friday, offering to buy and save the struggling website out of “spite.”

Portnoy’s taunt was in response to news that Deadspin parent G/O Media would move the website from New York to Chicago and suspended negotiations with unionized employees. G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller’s memo about the decision was tweeted by a Wall Street Journal reporter and Portnoy quickly offered an alternative solution.

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“Hey @JimSpanfeller call me. I will buy, save, and make @deadspin successful. Why? 1 word. Spite,” Portnoy tweeted.

G/O Media did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Deadspin was famously a thorn in Barstool’s side, regularly posting critical stories about Portnoy and his company. As a result, Portnoy mocked Deadspin as the site crumbled last year amid a mass exodus of employees after staffers were told by new ownership to focus solely on sports.

“So by now everybody knows that Deadspin has imploded. 90% of the staff has either been fired or quit. It’s over,” Portnoy wrote in a blog post in October. “They are dead. I have destroyed them just like I have destroyed every single enemy who has ever dared cross my path.”

Portnoy even offered the site’s now-former deputy editor Barry Petchesky a $100,000 yearly salary with benefits to be his “butler” when he was fired by Deadspin for refusing to stick to sports.

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Deadspin published new content on a regular basis for the last two months as the chaos unfolded. Spanfeller’s memo said he hopes to “restart the Deadspin publication as soon as possible in a manner that provides both the editorial freedom necessary” to thrive and the “business focus to ensure its long-term suitability.”

Spanfeller announced moving the site to Chicago is part of the new plan and scrapped plans to negotiate with unionized employees because of “unreasonable and unprecedented” demands.

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Meanwhile, Barstool’s Chicago-based blogger, “Barstool Carl,” sarcastically welcomed Deadspin to the Windy City.

“We’re the sports guys in town,” he wrote. “You don’t get to put your feet up on our coffee table while we’re out here interviewing Jeff Fisher about how to fly-fish steelhead salmon … but I don’t want to discourage you as that would be very Un-Midwestern. So let me instead just say I’m very excited to see your Chicago Fire and expanded MLS coverage.”

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Warren town hall interrupted by angry protester accusing her of ‘siding with terrorists’

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DOVER, N.H. — An irate protester interrupted the start of Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign event here Friday, angrily accusing the Massachusetts senator of “siding with terrorists” amid the conflict between the United States and Iran.

As soon as Warren took to the mic at the town hall–style event, the man charged to the front of the room and began yelling.

“You’re siding with Iran,” the protester said to Warren, before being ushered out. “Why are you siding with terrorists?”

He also told her: “Hope you resign.”

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Warren responded as the crowd booed at the protester: “This is a man who’s deeply upset. It’s all right. It’s time for you to leave.”

Conservatives in recent days have slammed Warren over her comments criticizing the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, especially after she held back criticism of Soleimani himself and said it was “reasonable” to ask whether Trump ordered the killing to distract from his pending Senate impeachment trial.

The outburst comes as Republicans have faced pushback over similar language. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., apologized Friday after claiming in a television interview that Democrats are “in love with terrorists.”

Warren talked about the protester when she gaggled with reporters when the town hall was over.

“I think getting into a shouting match with a man who’s so clearly disturbed is not helpful to him, and not helpful to anyone,” Warren said.

Warren also slammed Collins’ initial comments about Democrats: “I think it is disgusting for a congressman to stand up and say that he believes that kind of nonsense.”

After the town hall, Warren spent over an hour taking pictures with supporters. The campaign has gotten widespread attention for that practice and the candidate often talks up her commitment to taking “selfies” with voters.

Social media users, though, often point out the photos are not technically selfies, since Warren staffers usually take them.

Asked about that, Warren defended the terminology: “People get a picture on their own phone. … I think it goes within the big definition. Everybody has fun and that’s what it’s all about.”

Fox News’ Tara Prindiville contributed to this report.

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