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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pittsburgh foundations, journalists call out Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for editorial defending Trump's 'Shithole Countries' remarks many have called racist

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 3:36 PM

Image affixed to the top of the local foundations' response
  • Image affixed to the top of the local foundations' response
Last week, in a tweet from its official Twitter account, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said its publisher John Block requested it remove President Donald Trump's "vulgar language" from the front page of its Jan. 12 edition. In case you forgot, during immigration-policy talks regarding Haiti, El Salvador and African nations last week, Trump reportedly said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here? We should have more people from Norway.”

But sanitizing its front page wasn't the only thing the P-G has done in the wake of Trump's remarks, which many have deemed to be racist. Yesterday, on a day named for civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the P-G published an editorial claiming that "[c]alling someone a racist is the new McCarthyism."

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Local artists win prestigious award

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Congratulations to Vanessa German and Bill Shannon, the two Pittsburgh-based artists who were just announced as United States Artists Fellows for 2018.

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