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Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King threatened to dox two New York Post reporters for exposing his extravagant purchases in a series of articles.

King was outraged that the reporters accused him of using donations to his political action committees (PACs) to buy a $40,000 purebred mastiff dog and a lakefront property.

King posted photos of two New York Post writers on his Facebook and Instagram pages and asked his followers to send him their home addresses and other personal contact information.

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"To Isabel Vincent of the @NYPost," King wrote on Instagram.

"You posted my house online. And caused white supremacists to show up at my doorstep to terrify my wife and kids. You interrupted our entire lives doing so. You know that would happen when you published my home. But you did it anyway."

"And you did it without consequence," he added, according to Daily Beast.

He also posted a photo of a male reporter and asked his supporters to dox him, according to Daily Beast.

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"This is Kevin Sheehan of the @NYPost. He has been attacking me and my family. Send me photos of his home. Send me photos of him. And his family," he wrote.

According to Sheehan, King reportedly used $40,000 in donations from his Grassroots Law PAC to purchase his mastiff dog, Marz.

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Sheehan co-wrote a report on Tuesday about King defending his purchase of the dog.

King, who is white, said the dog was necessary to defend his family from white supremacists.

King deleted his online threats to Sheehan and Vincent, but he later warned the journalists again.

"That's my word," King wrote. "I've been far too kind to all of you that disrupted my life and made my wife and kids cry. Not going to accept it. Cross my family again and see what happens. And I'm backdating this promise a few years."

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An Albany, NY, TV anchor who was suspended for slurring her words during a live news broadcast is defending herself.

Heather Kovar was suspended from her job by CBS affiliate WRGB CBS 6 after she slurred her words during the 6 p.m broadcast on Saturday, July 9.

Viewers were left concerned and surprised as Kovar struggled to string together a coherent sentence.

She was wide-eyed and jittery while reporting on a natural gas explosion in Oklahoma.

"Like, I was telling you this morning, if you watched us this morning starting at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., I told you, you know what? Today, what a beautiful day outside! It is just amazing. And so, a great time for outdoor music."

Later in the broadcast, she seemed to complain about working a "double shift" at the station that day.

A video of the incident went viral on Saturday night. She tweeted on Saturday saying she would return to the air by Sunday morning.

CBS 6 confirmed Kovar's suspension in a statement on Monday. "Heather Kovar has been suspended pending our internal investigation. We have no further comment at this time."

She was replaced by Greg Floyd, the station's weekday evening anchor.

In a statement to the Times Union on Sunday, Kovar said she was "sleep-deprived and exhausted" after working a double shift.

She added: "On Friday, I notified the station I would not be renewing my contract which expires July 31. Saturday I was scheduled to work the early morning 6 a.m. shift and the evening shift. I was sleep-deprived and exhausted."

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Argentinian reporter Carlos Ferrara suffered an apparent heart attack and collapsed during a live news broadcast on Thursday.

Ferrara was reporting outside a COVID testing center in Buenos Aires, when he suddenly collapsed while speaking to a colleague.

At the end of the segment, Ferrara said to Channel 9 host Claudio Perez, "Sorry Claudio, sorry."

Claudio asked "What happened? What happened?" as the camera panned to Ferrara lying face down on the sidewalk. A small pool of blood spreads outward from Ferrara's head.

Claudio shouted "No!" then composed himself and said, "Well, Carlos had some difficulty. They will surely attend to him. We are going to make a cut."

Ferrara is the latest reporter to collapse during a live broadcast.

Last week, Brazilian reporter Rafael Silva, 36, collapsed while hosting "Alterosa." The camera quickly cut away to pre-filmed footage while the TV crew rushed to Silva's side.
 

According to Mediate.com, Silva suffered 5 heart attacks in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Both journalists reportedly received Covid-19 mRNA injections before suffering heart attacks.

Previously, Silva announced that he had received the third booster shot on Dec. 28. It isn't clear when Ferrara received his booster.

The incidents of reporters collapsing on air is beginning to strike fear in the hearts of news reporters everywhere.

"Another isolated case of illness in a young boy with no history of health problems," Federal Deputy Carla Zambelli tweeted along with a video of the incident.

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Brianna Hamblin is inspired by the outpouring of love from supporters after she was harassed while setting up to go live at 6 a.m. last month.

Hamblin, a reporter for Spectrum News in Rochester, NY, was setting up for a live report about a local healthy meals program when she was verbally attacked by a homeless man.

Despite not dressing provocatively, and not wearing too much makeup, Hamblin is constantly getting hit on by men while on the job.

She took to Twitter.com to complain that her striking beauty is both a blessing a curse.

"Being hit on and harassed as a woman, especially as a woman reporter out in the field, happens so often you learn how to roll with it or ignore it. This time it happened to be recorded only seconds before my hit. There are A LOT of things wrong with this."

The video went viral and Brianna trended from coast to coast.

In an interview with TODAY, Hamblin said she shared the video on Twitter because she hoped to show people what beautiful female reporters deal with on a daily basis in the field.

She was surprised that so many men reached out to her to apologize for their fellow man's behavior.

"And just as a woman in general. There were so many men that were shocked by (the video)," she said. "There was a lot of comments saying like, 'I can't believe this is still happening 2021.'"

Hamblin said she didn't expect the video to go viral with over 5 million views.

"It is sometimes a wake-up call to people who aren't ... experiencing it," she said. "I was not expecting it to be as widespread as it has been."

Spectrum News temporarily assigned Hamblin to desk duty amid the public backlash to the video.

Now she only covers plum assignments, such as the opening of a golf course or awards ceremonies.

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Hamblin is ecstatic that she no longer has to dress like a librarian or look over her shoulder while working at 6 a.m. in the hood.

She has upgraded her wardrobe and her hairstyles to go along with her raise in salary.

Hamblin has received supportive messages from people around the world. She is pictured below with her longtime boyfriend Aaron Sanders.

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On Thursday, she tweeted:

"This city and the surrounding area has so much to offer. I’ve been welcomed with open arms by so many people here. I'm grateful and feel blessed. Can't wait to continue to tell your stories Rochester."

 
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Spectrum News 1 released a statement after one of its female reporters complained about harassment on the job.

Brianna Hamblin, a news reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Rochester, New York, took to social media to slam the sexual harassment she receives from men while doing live remotes.

She shared a video that showed her discomfort as two men made remarks to her before she went live on camera.

A Black man said "you look nice by the way" to Hamblin as he walked by. She responded "thank you" before looking down at her cellphone.

Then a white man approached her and asked why she was standing in front of a camera. She told him to watch the news to find out.

He hurled crude remarks at her as he walked away, including "you're sexy as f***" - to which Hamblin said "oh my god".

Her cameraman, Scott Barstow, did nothing to stop the harassment.

Hamblin captioned the video:

"Being hit on and harassed as a woman, especially as a woman reporter out in the field, happens so often you learn how to roll with it or ignore it. This time it happened to be recorded only seconds before my hit. There are A LOT of things wrong with this."

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The video went viral late Friday, garnering 3 million views by early Saturday.

Many Twitter users sympathized with Hamblin and suggested she find another job if she feels unsafe.

Spectrum News said in a statement provided to Mediaite:

"We are glad that Brianna wasn't alone in the face of such adversity and we've never been more proud of her. She handled the situation impeccably, remaining calm and professional throughout. We want our employees to feel safe and are constantly working towards achieving that goal."

According to sources, Hamblin is on desk duty while the news station works on a safe and supportive workplace plan for her.
 

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Brianna Hamblin has a problem most women would envy: she is blessed with striking beauty and light eyes that make her irresistible to men.

Hamblin's beauty is a blessing and a curse. She complains that she is constantly getting hit on by men at work in the field.

Hamblin is a reporter for Spectrum Local News in Rochester, NY, formerly CBS19.

Despite not dressing provocatively, and not wearing too much makeup, Hamblin is constantly getting hit on.

She took to Twitter to explain her dilemma:

"Being hit on and harassed as a woman, especially as a woman reporter out in the field, happens so often you learn how to roll with it or ignore it. This time it happened to be recorded only seconds before my hit. There are A LOT of things wrong with this."

The video, which includes profanity, is going viral on Twitter.

Hamblin gets cat calls from men even though her cameraman, Scott Barstow, is standing right there.

Scott empathized with Hamblin.

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Deion Sanders checked a white reporter for getting too personal and calling him "Deion".

Sanders, head coach at Jackson State, walked out of a Southwestern Athletic Conference media day event on Tuesday after reporter Nick Suss of The Clarion-Ledger called him "Deion".

The 53-year-old NFL legend told Suss that Alabama coach Nick Saban does not like to be referred to by his first name.

"Hold on, you don't call Nick Saban 'Nick', don't call me Deion... Treat me like Nick."

When the reporter insisted on calling Sanders by his first name, he walked out of the interview.

In a tweet, Sanders called The Clarion-Ledger "FOOLISH" for Suss' disrespectful conduct.

"This is how all of this started, I really Pray for all of us because this was something so minimal that was hilarious to me that you allowed a FOOLISH media outlet and person to play on your Preconceived notions. I'm all about Peace, Love, Work, Commitment, Sacrifice & Forgiveness."

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The Florida State standout played for 14 seasons as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens.

He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

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A Houston reporter who went viral for threatening to expose corruption at FOX News Corp. has been suspended.

Fox 26 News reporter Ivory Hecker went off script during a live remote on Monday. She said FOX News corporation have been "muzzling" her and other reporters at the station to prevent them from telling viewers the truth.

"Before we get to that story, I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers. And from what I'm gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this. I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox, because it applies to you, the viewers. I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas that is going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune in then."

Hecker said she leaked secret recordings to Project Veritas's James O'Keefe, who was banned from Twitter for leaking a video exposing CNN.

Hecker's supervisor, Lee Meier, called to tell her she was suspended, "effective immediately". Hecker recorded that call too.

"I wanted to call you and let you know that you are suspended, effective immediately, pending further review," Meier said.

"Ok. Sounds good," Hecker responded.

Project Veritas has confirmed they will conduct a sit-down interview with Hecker on Wednesday night. The conservative group will air recordings and video provided by Hecker during the interview.

So far, there has been no word on the information contained in the recordings.

Hecker is being hailed as a hero for risking her job to expose Fox News.

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A Fox News affiliate reporter went rogue while on the air during a live news remote on Monday.

Fox 26 News reporter Ivory Hecker dropped a bombshell during a live remote about the sweltering heat in Houston.

Hecker said Fox News corporate bosses have been "muzzling" her and other station employees to prevent them from reporting the truth.

She leaked secret recordings to Project Veritas's James O'Keefe, who was banned from Twitter for leaking a video filmed by a CNN employee.

Hecker said:

"Before we get to that story, I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers. And from what I'm gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this. I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox, because it applies to you, the viewers. I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas that is going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune in then."

The stunning revelation went viral and caused a frenzy on Twitter.com on Monday.

Twitter user @ACTBrigitte wrote:

"I've been warning everyone about the Fox Corporation for YEARS now.

They don't let people who speak the cold hard truth on their network anymore.

Looking forward to seeing what Project Veritas and this brave local (former?) Fox Reporter put out tomorrow.

CANCEL FOX NEWS!!"

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot infuriated the local press corps when she declared she would grant interviews to Black and brown reporters only.

In a letter to the local media, Lightfoot announced her office's new interview policy.

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"By now, you may have heard the news that on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as Mayor of this great City, I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews with journalists of color."

She continued:

"As the first Black woman mayor of Chicago, and the first openly gay mayor, my election in 2019 was hailed for breaking barriers to the halls of power that had existed in our city for generations. I ran to break up the status quo that has failed so many residents across our city.... I have been struck since the first day on the campaign trail back in 2018 by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically."

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Lightfoot then ordered private media companies to "hire reporters of color—and specifically women of color—to cover Chicago politics, and City Hall in particular."

In a series of tweets, she continued:

"This is exactly why I'm being intentional about prioritizing media requests from [people of color] reporters on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city... It's time for the newsrooms to do better and build teams that reflect the make-up of our city."

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The local news media -- comprised of mostly whites -- howled in protest, but Lightfoot did not back down.

A Hispanic reporter criticized Lightfoot for discriminating against his colleagues:

"I am a Latino reporter @chicagotribune whose interview request was granted for today. However, I asked the mayor’s office to lift its condition on others and when they said no, we respectfully canceled. Politicians don’t get to choose who covers them."

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President Donald Trump brushed aside a White House reporter's question on "all the lying you've done to the American people."

The question was asked by Huffington Post reporter S.V. Dáte, who later tweeted wanted to ask Trump that question for "five years."

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"Mr. President, after 3½ years do you regret at all all the lying you have done to the American people," Dáte asked at Trump's daily White House press briefing on Thursday.

Trump responded, "All the what?"

"All the lying, all the dishonesties."

"And who is that?"

"You have done."

"Uh..."

"Tens of thousands."

"Go ahead please," Trump said, calling on the next reporter.

The NY Daily News noted that "Trump has lied more than 20,000 times during his presidency, according to a Washington Post tracker."

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A debate is raging on social media among Trump supporters who swear a White House reporter called White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany a "lying b---h."

Your auntie heard the press conference live on Tuesday, and I heard the tense exchange between McEnany and Al Jazeera English correspondent Kimberly Halkett.

Hhalkett asked McEnany about President Trump's plans to stop Russian interfere in the elections in November.

McEnany read a list of the Trump administration's plans - some already in effect - to fight back against foreign interference. Halkett interrupted McEnany several times as she read the list.

McEnany ended by citing a Wall Street Journal op-ed that questioned "mass mail-out voting."

Apparently not satisfied with McEnany's answers, Halkett pressed her with more questions. At that point McEnany decided to move on to another reporter.

"You've gotten two questions which is more than some of your colleagues," McEnany told Halkett.

When listening live, it sounded like Halkett said, "Okay, you don't want to engage."

But after the debate erupted on Twitter.com, a second listen to the audio sounds like she says, "you're a lying b---h."

You decide. Listen to the audio with unbiased ears. What do you hear?

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A Washington Post editor sparked controversy on social media when she said white women are lucky that Black people are "just calling them Karens" and not taking revenge on them.

Karen Attiah, who is Black, tweeted on Sunday that the "lies and tears of white women" caused the murders of Black people in America for decades.

In her tweet, she cited civil rights violations by Karens throughout history, including Emmett Till's murder after a white woman accused the boy of flirting with her.

Attiah then tweeted that white women were "lucky" that "we are just calling them Karens and not calling for revenge."

After surviving the backlash from white men and women who called for her termination, Attiah dug in her heels and tweeted: "Be happy we are calling for equality. And not actual revenge."

Conservative writer Matt Walsh tweeted: "Oh so insulting generalizations based on race and gender are okay now? Or are they only okay for you? Just trying to understand the rules."

Another user tweeted: "You threaten white women with violence. WashPo what is your response? The world is watching and waiting."

The hashtag #fireKarenAttiah began trending on Twitter on Monday.

Karen is a pejorative term to describe entitled white women who snitch on Black people to the police, retail managers, or company HR departments.

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Minnesota state police arrested a CNN reporter and his cameraman as they covered the continuing protests over the death of George Floyd in south Minneapolis.

The police cited CNN contributor Omar Jimenez with a misdemeanor for refusing to stop his coverage of the civil unrest on Thursday.

Police allowed Jimenez and his cameraman to finish his report before placing the camera on the ground and arresting the journalists.

Fellow journalists and CNN colleagues vented their outrage on Twitter, saying the arrests violated the reporter's freedom of speech rights.

"Arresting journalists is regime behavior. Please know that, Minnesota. #GeorgeFloyd," tweeted MSBNC corespondent Joy Reid.

Jimenez, a graduate of attended Northwestern University, is a Hispanic who grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia. He received his journalism degree in 2015.

Update: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz apologized the arrests of the reporters.

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A wise person once said, "Wherever you go, there you are." Your problems will follow you wherever you go - unless you are willing to make a change.

For busty traffic reporter Demetria Obilor, switching jobs didn't solve her problems. Obilor, 26, was a traffic reporter for KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, when one viewer complained on Facebook about her distracting attire.

Obilor favors curve-fitting club dresses, the type that leaves nothing to the imagination. Male viewers thought Obilor's attire was appropriate for work. But her tiny dresses caused a commotion with female viewers.

Obilor has been a traffic reporter for two weeks at WFAA Channel 8 News in Dallas, Texas. She still wears impossibly short dresses with plunging necklines. And female viewers are still commenting on her distracting attire.

"She's a 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and looks ridiculous," said one female viewer in a post on Facebook.com. The viewer threatened to stop watching WFAA if station management doesn't enforce the dress code.

Obilor shared a screenshot of the post on social media. "I'm not a 16/18, but even if I was, for you to try to call out my size like that to hurt me or discriminate against me, I'm not for that," she told NBC News.

Obilor, who is biracial, was attacked at her previous job for wearing her hair natural.

She shared a screenshot of an email from a woman who said her natural hair must be hard to clean and "smell bad."

"Black people on TV; there’s nothing wrong with that," Obilor said. "Naturally, curly hair — I don't care if a black woman wants to wear her hair straight or in braids, you don't get to say what's professional and what's not professional based on your white standard of beauty."

She added: "When you get older and you're in the news people warn you that, 'Hey, you're going to be under a harsh lens. People are going to critique you, people are going to say mean things about you.'"