YouTube shooting not such big news for some reason
Yesterday, the news channels had wall-to-wall coverage of the active shooter situation at the California headquarters of YouTube.
The shooter killed herself after critically injuring three.
Today's coverage is... well...
The New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today all ran stories on the shooting at YouTube HQ on the inside pages, with a small photo or blurb on the front page. Not such big news? Or doesn’t fit the familiar narrative? https://t.co/7Z5xRRMkQ2 pic.twitter.com/yrbA9JQbsL— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) April 4, 2018
Also... it turns out that someone saw something... and said something to try to prevent violence.
And nothing happened.
I didn't think this information was supposed to come out until the day after the @CNN townhall where everyone blames the NRA so the narrative could be set and implemented? Gotta work on your timing, media. #Caring https://t.co/zZCyTQKlOr— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 4, 2018
No background checks done on Dems' IT guy? Really?!
This story just gets weirder. From the Daily Caller:
Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.
All of them appear to have waived background checks on Imran Awan and his family members, even though the family of server administrators could collectively read all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats, and despite background checks being recommended for such positions, according to an inspector general’s report. The House security policy requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them.
Among the red flags in Abid’s background were a $1.1 million bankruptcy; six lawsuits against him or a company he owned; and at least three misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records.
Well, this is terrifying
Zombie raccoons are a thing now?
Police are investigating reports of "zombie-like" raccoons in northeast Ohio. CBS affiliate WKBN-TV reports that Youngstown police have received more than a dozen calls in the past three weeks about raccoons acting strangely in the daytime.
Photographer Robert Coggeshall said he was playing with his dogs outside his home last week when a raccoon approached them. He put the dogs back in the house and said the raccoon followed them to the door.
"He would stand up on his hind legs, which I've never seen a raccoon do before, and he would show his teeth and then he would fall over backward and go into almost a comatose condition," Coggeshall said, WKBN-TV reported.
That raccoon and 14 others that police responded to were euthanized.
Actually, it's a condition called distemper.
But nicely done CBS News! Get those clicks.