Tucker Carlson has lost at least 18 advertisers after he said on his Fox News show that immigrants are making the US “poorer and dirtier.” Activist groups organised boycotts against the show’s advertisers after the controversial segment – a practice some people on the right and left fear will suppress free political speech. Advertiser boycotts do not suppress free speech. They give average Americans the chance to force cable news hosts making millions of dollars to face repercussions for their actions. A new wave of boycotts is sweeping America. And, there is nothing wrong with that. At least 18 sponsors have cut ties with Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show since last week, when the host said in a segment that immigrants were making the US “poorer and dirtier and more divided.” In response to Carlson’s statements, progressive activist groups and others on the left threatened to boycott companies that ran ads on the show. Read … [Read more...] about People are saying the Tucker Carlson boycotts are a betrayal of free speech. They’re wrong.
What happened during the boston tea party
Last May, Chase Koch, the 41-year-old son of billionaire businessman Charles Koch, gathered about two dozen wealthy young professionals for a weekend retreat in Vail. This was no regular Koch get-together, the kind of uber-elite gathering of big ideas and bigger checkbooks that Charles and his brother David have made a feature of their political activity for the better part of a generation. It was six months before the most consequential midterm elections since the mid-1990s. President Donald Trump was threatening massive tariffs on steel and aluminum. House Speaker Paul Ryan had just announced he would retire from Congress. But the group assembled in Colorado’s swankiest resort wasn’t there to talk about how to block the impending blue wave, or to listen to seminars promoting free trade, or debate the future of Republicans in the House of Representatives. In fact, politics barely came up. And yet this meeting—which received no media attention at the time—was … [Read more...] about The Next Koch Doesn’t Like Politics
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Behold the 2018 class of Chronicle Rising Star Chefs. These are the chefs that, we believe, will influence — and lead — tomorrow’s restaurant industry, through their food, their hiring practices, their business models and their forward-thinking. Age is not a factor, so we consider chefs who have fewer than five years’ experience running a kitchen. To choose this year’s group, the Chronicle team considered several factors. Culinary talent and delicious food are, of course, paramount, but we also want to celebrate those chefs who are changing their industry for the better. Take a look at these chefs and their restaurants, and you’ll start to understand what Bay Area cuisine means in 2018 — and where it’s going. — Paolo Lucchesi, [email protected] Nichole Accettola from Kantine photographed at the Chronicle on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in San Francisco, Calif. (Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle | San Francisco Chronicle)Nichole … [Read more...] about The Chronicle’s 2018 Rising Star Chefs