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The Daily Beast Writes Scathing Eulogy of Donald Rumsfeld

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“The only thing tragic about the death of Donald Rumsfeld is that it didn’t occur in an Iraqi prison.”

Spencer Ackerman, a Contributing Editor for The Daily Beast, did not bury the lede while writing a “eulogy” for Donald Rumsfeld. The former United States secretary of defense passed away on Wednesday at the age of 88.

Ackerman continues by chronicling numerous occasions where Rumsfeld’s overtly militant mentality cost hundreds of thousands of people their lives.

This passage recalls an interaction with American troops in Kuwait in 2004:

“But to those forces, for whom he was responsible, he was no less indifferent. In Kuwait in December 2004, National Guardsmen preparing for deployment confronted Rumsfeld in the hope of enlisting his help with a dire circumstance. They were scrounging through scrap heaps for metal to weld onto their insufficiently armored vehicles so the RPGs they were sure to encounter wouldn’t kill them. Rumsfeld let it be known that the war mattered, not the warfighter. “You go to war with the Army you’ve got, not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time,” he replied.”

Ackerman is well versed reporting matters of national security. He served as ‘U.S. national security editor’ for the Guardian and is soon releasing a book titled “REIGN OF TERROR: How The 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump.

The opinion piece ends with a mic drop.

“How frail was this man who can lay claim to the deaths of at least 415,000 people, and how bitter it is that unlike them, his name will be remembered, even in infamy.”

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Norah O’Donnell Hosting Monthly Interview Series for CBS

“Person to Person” allows O’Donnell to bring viewers the most personal type of interview

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CBS News is in the streaming business as they have rebranded their platform as CBS News Streaming, and now the company wants to begin filling it with original content. 

The network announced CBS Evening News anchor and Managing Editor Norah O’Donnell has a new monthly series called “Person to Person,” which launched this week. 

“Person to Person” allows O’Donnell to bring viewers the most personal type of interview, going above the headlines via thoughtful conversation. The show revitalizes the interview program associated with legendary CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow.

In the premiere episode, O’Donnell sits down with bestselling author Brené Brown about her new book, “Atlas of the Heart.” Furthermore, the two discuss vulnerability as power and why identifying emotions can give someone control over their feelings. 

The show streams on the platform CBS News Streaming Network. In addition, it’s available on more than 30 platforms across mobile, desktop, and connected TVs for free to the audience. 

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Spotify Backs Joe Rogan, Will Remove Neil Young’s Music

Young wrote an open letter to the streaming service asking them to get rid of Joe Rogan for promoting “fake information about vaccines.” 

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Singer/songwriter Neil Young’s ultimatum to Spotify backfired after he posted an open letter to the streaming service asking them to get rid of Joe Rogan for promoting “fake information about vaccines.” 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Spotify is in the process of removing Neil Young’s catalog of music. Young reportedly posted the letter on his website on Jan. 24. 

He then published a follow-up letter Wednesday, expressing regret that the catalog was being removed while doubling down saying he “could not continue to support Spotify’s life-threatening misinformation to the music-loving public.”

Spotify confirmed the removal of Young’s catalog to the website. 

“We have detailed content policies in place, and we’ve removed over 20,000 podcast episodes related to COVID since the start of the pandemic,” a spokesperson said. “We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify but hope to welcome him back soon.” 

Young said that Spotify represented 60 percent of his streaming revenue globally, which amounted to “a huge loss for [his] record company to absorb. 

Rogan signed a massive deal with Spotify to host an exclusive podcast last year. “The Joe Rogan Experience” has drawn sharp criticism from vaccine and mask advocates. 

Last month, a group of 270 doctors and other medical professionals wrote a letter calling on Spotify to “mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform.”

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Neil Young Wants Out of Spotify due to Joe Rogan Misinformation

Young wrote a letter to Rolling Stone wanting his music off Spotify, which carries “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.

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Over the past few weeks, Joe Rogan has made headlines regarding episodes discussing the Covid-19 pandemic. 

As a result, musician Neil Young wrote a letter to Rolling Stone wanting his music off Spotify, which carries “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.

Young instructed his manager, Frank Gironda, and the chief operating officer of his record label, Warner Bros. Tom Corson, immediately pull his music off the streaming service.

“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines – potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them,” Young wrote. “Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule.”

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform. They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.”

Recently, YouTube took down a video where Rogan talked with Dr. Robert Malone; also, those in the scientific community signed a petition to have Spotify put a misinformation label on Rogan’s podcast. 

Spotify hasn’t replied to Young’s letter. Rogan has not yet commented either.

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