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Thursday, February 3 2022


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But these are two white groups of people… This is white people doing it to white people, so y’all going to fight amongst yourselves.

That’s what Whoopi Goldberg said about the Holocaust on the TV show ‘The View’—while arguing that the immense tragedy was not about white supremacy. Her remarks sparked outrage and she then apologised saying it “was never my intention” to upset people. But ABC News has now suspended her for two weeks “to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.” An interesting point to remember: Goldberg identifies as Jewish.


Stuff to check out: On the latest episode of the splainer podcast ‘Press Decode’, the splainer team looks at the big streaming dramas: Spotify’s misinformation woes and Netflix’s struggle to win India. Be sure to head over to the IVM website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts to listen to it.

 
Big Story

Beijing Olympics 2022: When sports meets politics

The TLDR: The Winter Games kick off tomorrow amid rising Covid cases and worries about government snooping. They will be a test of not just athletic endurance—but also Beijing’s determination to show the world that China always knows best.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • US troops head for Europe
  • India heads for U-19 World Cup final
  • Rahul Mishra + Reliance ki jodi
  • Slaughter at a gaushala
  • Mind control at the movies
  • Crows kick butts… sorta

 

Sanity Break

  • Boris Johnson X Beastie Boys: 'Fight For Your Right (To Party)’

 

Reading Habit

  • A list of new releases
  • Quick fixes, aka a few varied recommendations

 

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