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Sage Steele was suspended after she made comments critical of ESPN's vaccine mandates as well as remarks about Obama's race.

The vaccinated SportsCenter host was pulled off air on Tuesday after she tested positive for Covid-19.
 
READ ALSO: ESPN Anchor Sage Steele: ‘Mandating Vaccines is Sick!’
 
Steele previously criticized ESPN and its parent company Disney, saying she got the Covid-19 vaccine but she didn't want to do it.

"I work for a company that mandates it and I had until September 30th to get it done or I'm out," Steele told Jay Cutler, a former NFL quarterback.

"I respect everyone's decision, I really do, but to mandate it is sick and it's scary to me in many ways. I just, I'm not surprised it got to this point, especially with Disney, I mean a global company like that."

After pulling Steele off air, the network said in a statement to Fox News:

"At ESPN, we embrace different points of view — dialogue and discussion makes this place great. That said, we expect that those points of view be expressed respectfully, in a manner consistent with our values, and in line with our internal policies. We are having direct conversations with Sage, and those conversations will remain private."

Fox News reports that Steele is set to return on-air next week.

Steele, 48, also commented on former President Barack Obama's race.

The mixed-race ESPN host said Obama choosing "Black" on the census was "fascinating" since "his Black dad was nowhere to be found" and he was raised by his white mother and grandmother.
 

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Sage Steele went viral over the weekend for comments she made about Barack Obama's father.

The ESPN anchor made the remarks on Jay Cutler's podcast.

The mixed-race ESPN host said Obama choosing "Black" on the census was "fascinating" since "his Black dad was nowhere to be found" and he was raised by his white mother and grandmother.

Steele, 48, also touched on the controversial statement she made about Disney enforcing the vaccine mandate at ESPN.

Steele previously slammed Disney's "sick" and "scary" vaccine mandate.

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Steele also said she respects Black conservative activist Candace Owens after Cutler called her the "Candace Owens of ESPN".

"I respect the hell out of Candace Owens," Steele said, "because, whether you agree or not, she doesn't give a crap what you think."

Steele said the worst racism she ever experienced was from Black people.

Steele, a single mother-of-three, is paying alimony to ex-husband Jonathan Bailey whom she divorced in 2019.

Watch the full interview below.
 

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These two photographs, taken in NYC on Saturday, Sept. 11, shows the stark differences between the two political parties in America.

Pictured in one photo are (L-R) former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton; former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama; and Joe Biden, the current U.S. President, with his wife, Jill Biden.

All are wearing black masks and appear solemn as they pay tribute to the thousands who died during the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

In the second image, former President Donald Trump, center, is surrounded by NYPD officers and firefighters as they pay tribute to the fallen heroes on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 in NYC. There is not a mask in sight.

The two photos are symbolic of a nation divided by political and power struggles.

In one photo, many see a reminder that there is no hope for the future.

In the second photo, some see Americans celebrating freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

Trump didn't attend any ceremonies in NYC, but he visited the 17th police precinct in Midtown and a neighboring fire station.

The former president joked that he didn't need a mask to pose with New York City's finest to mark 20 years since the towers fell.

He signed autographs and thanked the men and women for their bravery and sacrifice.

A few miles away, the Bidens, Clintons and Obamas attended the annual ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.

It isn't clear if they met with any of the heroes who sacrificed their lives to save others on 9/11.
 
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Barack Obama's supporters are speaking out against him after he hosted his 60th birthday bash at his $14 million mansion during a pandemic.

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a stinging opinion editorial slamming her former friend's birthday bash as an "orgy of the 1%."

Fashion critic André Leon Talley is also among Obama's allies who criticized the former president in the NY Times op-ed.

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Talley compared Obama to infamous French queen Marie-Antoinette who once told starving citizens to eat cake.

"I think the nouveaux riches Obamas are seriously tone-deaf," said Talley.

"We all love Beyonce. But people have so many things to worry about with Covid, voting rights, climate warming. People are afraid of being evicted from their homes. And the Obamas are in Marie-Antoinette, tacky, let-them-eat-cake mode. They need to remember their humble roots."

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Maureen Dowd stopped short of calling Obama a narcissist for hosting a party amid the surging coronavirus Delta variant:

"Barack Obama gave a big, lavish, new-money party at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. Being cool is important to him...

It’s hard to stop thinking about the over-the-top fete the former president held at his Martha’s Vineyard manse for his 60th birthday. It is such a perfect taxonomy of the Obama arc."

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Former President Barack Obama proves there are two sets of rules for Americans -- one for the Haves and the other for the Have Nots.

Celebrities and other elites attended Obama's 60th birthday bash without face masks on Martha's Vineyard over the weekend.
 
READ ALSO: Obama scales back 60th birthday bash amid surging Delta variant cases
 
The #ObamaVariant trended overnight online after guests leaked photos and videos from Obama's three day bash.

Obama, who turned 60 on August 4, promised to "scale back" his massive 500 guest list after critics slammed his birthday plans.

Your auntie would post the photos from the party, but Obama's people are snatching down photos and videos from the Internet.

Meanwhile, liberals are praising Obama for holding his party as the Delta variant surged across America.

New York Times reporter Annie Karni was dragged on Twitter for describing Obama's soiree as a "sophisticated vaccinated crowd".

Journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted:

"A NYT reporter on CNN justifying Obama's huge maskless birthday bash because he only invited 'a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd' is about as emblematic of liberal discourse as it gets. What happened to all the concerns about vaccinated people passing Delta to the unvaccinated? Yes, it's a pandemic and a crisis, but let the sophisticated people have their fun!"

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Barack Obama is scaling back his 60th birthday bash amid surging Coronavirus Delta variant cases around the country.

The former U.S. President sparked outrage over plans for his huge 60th birthday bash with a guest list of 500 people and 200 workers at his beachfront Martha's Vineyard estate.

READ ALSO: Michelle Obama: ‘I wanted to push Barack out of a window’

Original plans called for a guest list of over 500 celebrities, politicians, professional athletes.

AXIOS reports that all attendees must be tested for COVID and be fully vaccinated, but face masks are not required.

But politicians, public figures, and social media users expressed outrage over news of the private bash.

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Many pointed out the hypocrisy of elites like Obama operating under a different set of rules than average Americans.

Attendance is now limited to 200 hundred family and close friends, according to a press release from his office.

Obama spokesperson Hannah Hankins said in a statement:

"This outdoor event was planned months ago in accordance with all public health guidelines and with COVID safeguards in place. Due to the new spread of the delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends."

Obama turned 60 on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

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Barack Obama sparked outrage over his huge 60th birthday bash with a guest list of 500 people at his beachfront Martha's Vineyard mansion amid a surge in Delta variant cases.

The former U.S. President hired 200 workers for the huge bash next weekend to celebrate turning 60 on Aug. 4.

AXIOS reports that all attendees must be tested for COVID and be fully vaccinated, but face masks are not required.

Politicians, public figures, and social media users expressed outrage over news of the bash. But the White House dismissed the criticism.

READ ALSO: Barack Obama Urges Black Americans to Get Vaccines Because ‘Wealthy and Powerful’ Are Taking It

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Others pointed out the hypocrisy of elites like Obama operating under a different set of rules than average Americans.

Mark R. Jacobsen, an Assistant Dean at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University tweeted:

"Sorry Mr President @BarackObama – my kid would like a big birthday bash too – but this is tone deaf and we need some more leadership from influencers like you."

Greg Pollowitz, Twitchy.com editor, said: "Obama must cancel his birthday party." Pollowitz cited a recent Covid-19 outbreak in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, as the reason.

Mediate Senior Columnist John Ziegler tweeted:

"Elite Liberals: The two greatest threats we face are the COVID pandemic and global warming!! Also Elite Liberals: Let’s have a huge party on super-expensive beach front property we own, even though we claim to believe it will be soon overrun by the rising ocean!!"

Twitter also dragged Obama's advisor Valerie Jarrett who asked the public for donations for Obama's Presidential Center in Chicago.

"My dear friend @BarackObama is turning 60 tomorrow. For his birthday gift, I'm asking you to chip in $6 or $60 to help us bring the Obama Presidential Center to life in Chicago. Donate at http://obama.org/60-for-60/ #HappyBdayObama."

Candace Owens tweeted in response:

"LOL.
He is throwing a party with 700 people on a private beach in Martha's Vineyard but please peasants, remember to give whatever is left in your savings accounts to his causes and remember— we're all in this together!"

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Former president Barack Obama responded indirectly to leaked text messages that reveal Hunter Biden is comfortable using a racial slur among his friends.

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In a new interview with Anderson Cooper, Obama praised his daughters, Sasha, left, and Malia, right, for their personal views on "cancel culture," saying his girls don't expect everyone to be perfect.

"[T]hey have a pretty good sense of 'Look, we don't expect everybody to be perfect. We don't expect everybody to be politically correct all the time, but we are going to call out institutions or individuals if they are being cruel.'"

Some social media users suggest Obama knew the texts would leak, and he was getting ahead of the scandal by rationalizing Hunter's behavior as imperfect.

"If @DonaldJTrumpJr had just ONE text like this, the media mob would be enraged!!! Where is the #cancelculture," wrote one Twitter user.

Another user wrote: "Imagine if this were Don Jr.

The overload of outrage would break Twitter."

Exclusive emails obtained by DailyMail.com reveal Hunter Biden used the N-word in multiple text messages to his white attorney, George Mesires.

The U.S. president's son dropped the N-word multiple times in text messages to his own lawyer -- who didn't object to the word.

In a December 2018 text exchange, Hunter, 51, wrote, "How much money do I owe you. Becaause [sic] ni**a you better not be charging me Hennessy rates."

In another text exchange with his attorney, Hunter wrote: "And I only love you because you're black."

His attorney replied: "It's so annoying when you interject with frivolity."

Hunter responded: "True dat ni**a."

So far, Mesires has not commented on the brewing scandal publicly.

As of Wednesday, only Fox News, Yahoo News, the Washington Examiner and the NY Post had covered Hunter's text message scandal.

Twitter user and conservative journalist Benny (@bennyjohnson) wrote:

"Weird how everyone who screamed about 'racism' & 'white supremacy' for the last 4 years are completely *silent* about member of the First Family Hunter Biden using the N-word multiple times along with racist stereotypes & memes.

Isn't this what you have been waiting for?"

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Dr. Anthony Fauci now admits he provided $600,000 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab in China, where the coronavirus reportedly escaped.

House Rep. Warren Davidson called for Fauci's immediate termination as the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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Fauci is also the chief medical advisor to the White House and a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Davidson accused Fauci of putting politics ahead of human lives.

"He has repeatedly put political science ahead of the science on COVID-19," Davidson told Fox News.

"It is long past time for Dr. Fauci to stop talking to the American public. Fauci should resign or be fired immediately."

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For over a year, the mainstream news media defended and protected Dr. Fauci by placing the blame for the pandemic on President Trump.

In 2014, then-president Barack Obama ordered two U.S.-based labs to end their research into the bat coronavirus. The NIH responded by suspending 21 research studies into the bat virus.

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President Obama ordered Fauci to dismantle the labs -- likely because he feared an outbreak on U.S. soil where his wife and children live.

Dr. Fauci packed up the labs and shipped everything to China. He directed funding from the NIH to Wuhan for "gain of function research" -- experiments that increased the pathogenicity (infection rate) of the flu, MERS, and SARS viruses (Covid-19 is a SARS virus).

Then Fauci made his infamous prediction that there would be a pandemic under President Trump.

A year after the pandemic forced lockdowns and mask mandates in America, the news media suddenly turned on Fauci and began reporting his link to the Wuhan lab.

At first, Dr. Fauci denied any links at all between the NIH and the Wuhan lab.

During a tense exchange with Sen. Rand Paul (a medical doctor) on May 11, Fauci claimed "the NIH [National Institutes of Health] has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology [WIV]."

Afterwards, the Wuhan lab suspiciously erased any mention of the NIH from its website.

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Congressional lawmakers pressed Fauci to tell the truth about his involvement with the lab. He folded and admitted he directed the NIH to provide a "modest" sum to the Wuhan lab.

He vigorously denied the money went to "gain of research" experiments on bat virus.

He defended allocating $600,000 to the Wuhan lab to study the risk that bat coronaviruses could infect humans.

"It would have been almost a dereliction of our duty if we didn't study this [bat virus], and the only way you can study these things is you've got to go where the action is," he said.

"You don't want to study bats in Fairfax County, Virginia, to find out what the animal-human interface is that might lead to a jumping of species."

Fauci didn't explain why he repeatedly denied involvement with the Wuhan lab for over a year.

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Twitter has responded to reports that its image cropping algorithm is biased to favor Caucasian people over Black people in the same photo.

Twitter was criticized last year after some users noticed the image cropping algorithm favored Caucasian people over Black people in the same photo.

In a new post on Twitter's official blog, the leftist social media platform admitted its image algorithm favored white people and women.

"We tested for bias before shipping the model & didn't find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing," a Twitter engineer wrote. "But it's clear that we've got more analysis to do. We'll continue to share what we learn, what actions we take, & will open source it so others can review and replicate."

The statement was in response to a 2020 post comparing two images of Barack Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell.

In both examples, the Twitter algorithm favored the senator over the former president -- even though their positions are switched in the two photos.

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In March, Twitter made a change to the mobile version of the platform that shows the full photo instead of a cropped image.

The image cropping algorithm will soon be removed from Twitter, Complex.com reports.