PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Parents Targeted for Drag Queen Child” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, Brooke Thomas, and Jordan Klepper ☮

“A New York City family is once again facing calls from child protective services after their son, an 11-year-old drag queen, was featured in a shoe ad.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Right-Wing Committed Every Extremist Murder in 2018” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich, and Aida Rodriguez ☮

“The Anti-Defamation League’s annual report on extremist killings in the United States, released Wednesday, found that individuals linked to right-wing extremist movements committed every single extremist-related murder in the country in 2018. Right-wing extremists killed 50 people last year, mostly with firearms, making them responsible for more deaths than in any year since 1995, according to the ADL’s data. The report focuses on incidents like the February mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, committed by a teenager who expressed sympathy towards white supremacist ideology; the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue by an avowed anti-Semite; and the shooting spree at a Tallahassee yoga studio by a man bent on committing violence against women. Guns were responsible for 42 of the 50 deaths documented by the ADL.”

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Republicans: Porn More Dangerous Than Guns” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian ☮

Republicans in Florida refused to propose any gun control legislation, but they did go after the REAL threat to America.

“TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Legislature is declaring pornography as a health risk. The state’s House of Representatives approved the resolution by a voice vote on Tuesday. The resolution states a need for education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians, especially teenagers, from pornography. Republican Rep. Ross Spano says there is research that finds a connection between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, forming and maintaining intimate relationships and deviant sexual behavior. Spano is also a candidate for attorney general. Democratic Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith asked Spano why there was an immediate need to pass the resolution and countered that there are more important bills and topics that should be taken up by the Legislature A similar resolution is in the state Senate and has yet to be heard in a committee.”