Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military – The Washington Post

Source: Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military – The Washington Post

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……

….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…..

….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

Longtime Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Replaced After 27 Years | Hollywood Reporter

After 27 years, Steve Whitmire will no longer be the voice of Kermit the Frog, a Muppets Studio spokeswoman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Whitmire took over the role of the beloved Muppet frog after character creator Jim Henson died in 1990. Whitmire was personally picked by Henson’s family to take over as Kermit.

Performer Matt Vogel will assume the mantle.

Source: Longtime Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Replaced After 27 Years | Hollywood Reporter

Greta Van Susteren’s MSNBC Show Canceled: Staff Face Unclear Future | Hollywood Reporter

The anchor, hired in January, was surprised by the network’s decision to pull the plug so soon.

On Twitter Thursday and Friday, Van Susteren expressed concern for her staff, which includes a few employees that she brought over from her somewhat similar Fox News program.

“I am concerned about my staff,” she wrote Friday morning. “I hope MSNBC does right by them. They deserve it. OK to fire me, but not them.” She said she hopes “the network keeps them as it should.”

Source: Greta Van Susteren’s MSNBC Show Canceled: Staff Face Unclear Future | Hollywood Reporter

Source: https://twitter.com/greta

More Than 400 Staffers Participated in The New York Times’ Newsroom Walkout – Adweek

More than 400 New York Times staffers kept their word and participated in a walkout to show solidarity with colleagues from the newspaper’s copy desk, which is facing cuts.

Slogans including “They say cutbacks, we say fight back,” and “no editors, no peace” were chanted off-and-on for roughly 15 minutes.

Source: More Than 400 Staffers Participated in The New York Times’ Newsroom Walkout – Adweek

Heyl: Century III Mall In Its Apparent Death Throes

A recent report from Credit Suisse, a Wall Street financial services firm, predicted that up to 25 percent of America’s malls will close in the next five years. The evidence appears to be insurmountable that Century III will be one of them.

The signs are everywhere. The massive 1.2 million square-foot building is eerily quiet and has dozens of empty storefronts. Many of the escalators have been turned off. The water in the fountain has been drained, although signs still caution against playing in it. Trash receptacles are strategically placed to catch water leaking from the ceiling.

Source: Heyl: Century III Mall In Its Apparent Death Throes