After some contention over the wording of the resolution, Southern Baptists, the second largest religious denomination in the US, condemned the alt-right movement and white supremacy at their recent annual convention. The denomination was originally founded by pro-slavery southerners in 1845. The resolution states the following: "Be it resolved, that the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, June 13-14, 2017, decry every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and be it further resolved, that we denounce and repudiate white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as a scheme of the devil intended to bring suffering and division to our society." read more
Tobin Smith, a paid contributor on Fox News for 14 years, said that the network is as fake as pro wrestling. The network inflates the resumes of expert analysts and that panel discussions are scripted "almost exactly like pro wrestling," Smith writes on Medium: "The Fox News opinion panel scam works like this. More often than not, in my panel segments I was the protagonist or 'designated hit man' a.k.a. the one called on by the host (as instructed by the producers in my ear or the ear of the host) to 'kill 'em.' You'd know I was the designated hit man when the panel show hosts tossed the final death blow 15 -- 20 seconds to me when they say 'Toby, you have the final word.' But before I delivered the final rhetorical death blow ... the producer of the segment had given me my script 24 hours before the show started . I knew 24-48 hours in advance of how the designated liberal was going to argue his/her point ... and more important how I was going to win."
Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died Thursday morning at 77, Fox News reported.
The Guardian buries the lede here. More information from the UK spy documents on Russian having of the election. Besides just claiming contact between the Trump organization but also claims they paid Russia to control the hackers.