FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. Trump calls it “frankly disgusting.” ‘When pressed in the afternoon about whether there should be limits on the media, Trump said “no,” but he did add that reporters should write “more honestly.” Citing no evidence, Trump said: “When they make up stories like that, it’s just made up … They make up sources.”‘
Trump: "It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write. And people should look into it." pic.twitter.com/Op0jaMyNX8
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 11, 2017
25TH AMENDMENT. Steve Bannon told Trump it was biggest threat to his presidency: ‘When Bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, “What’s that?” According to a source, Bannon has told people he thinks Trump has only a 30 percent chance of making it the full term.’
NFL. Roger Goodell refutes Trump tweet claiming he’s “finally demanding players stand for National Anthem. “Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the Anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together.”
MEGYN KELLY. Bringing the Today show down with her?
HARVEY WEINSTEIN. Matt Damon denies he helped bury story on sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein.
RACHEL MADDOW. Why did Ronan Farrow end up reporting the Harvey Weinstein story to The New Yorker and not to NBC News?
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 11, 2017
YOU LIE. Rose McGowan attacks Ben Affleck over Harvey Weinstein: ‘Ms. McGowan, in a tweet and a subsequent email exchange with The New York Times on Tuesday night, said she had told Mr. Affleck that Mr. Weinstein had behaved inappropriately with her. Mr. Affleck, who rose to stardom with help from Mr. Weinstein on the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting,” had said earlier Tuesday that he was “angry” over Mr. Weinstein’s alleged abuse of women, but he gave no indication of whether he knew about it. “I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others,” Mr. Affleck said in a statement.’
I ACTED INAPPROPRIATELY. Ben Affleck apologizes for grabbing former TRL host Hilarie Burton’s breast.
NYC. 24-year-old beaten by man yelling homophobic slurs at Chelsea shelter. ‘The victim told cops a stranger walked up to him, called him a “f—-t” and punched him several times, sources said. He was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn suffering pain in his right shoulder, face and the left side of his body. He was treated and released.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES. Stunning video shows fires and devastation that have killed at least 17 and destroyed 2,000 buildings in Northern California’s wine country.
ST. LOUIS. Gay history unfolds on interactive map.
CDC. HIV spreading among gay Hispanic men under 30. ‘Researchers say young Hispanics are acquiring HIV at greater rates than other groups, putting them “on the leading edge of transmission.”‘
MNEK. British singer-songwriter opens up about being gay on National Coming Out Day.
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(issa read but i'm having a moment so allow me.) happy national coming out day, guys. 🏳️🌈 it feels impossible to do but we did it. I came out as gay when I was 18. A year before, i went to my first gay club (Room Service, obvi) with @amedigital, and decided amongst all the naked men and free alcohol that it was the perfect time to let the good sis know "I'm bi, i like boys and girls" she goes "cool, i knew but i love you all the same bb". the one foot in one foot out thing wasn't fruitful. a trip to Malia with "some of the lads" in 2013 helped me realise girls just weren't for me lol. I remember at the time I was just feeling v scared, and unsure – and so i'd try and drop it in conversation to normalise it with varying results. i also think being black and realising you're gay can be v daunting. you dk what to do or who to talk to, you're dealing with being a dual-minority in a world where being ONE kinda minority is bad enough. there's also things like homophobia WITHIN the black community (see: chichi man, batty boy being regularly used in school)/religion (that video of the priest chatting bout licking the poo poo like sis relax)/ but… NT-way. I told my parents separately, my mum in a letter, my dad in person (although my dad kinda found out but DETAILS!). now at 22, about to turn 23, single, working, on music, myself, enjoying living my truth with so much less to hide – the scared young boy who was so afraid of who he was, so concerned with what people thought about him, so mindful of even coming across even a lil effeminate, who'd deepen his voice around straight men, feels like a LIFE away, what with my the shellac and extensions. if you've realised ur LGBTQ, come out in your own time. at your own pace. in your own way. it's not easy but it's easier than you think. trust and believe me. we can take back the strength of "coming out". and being gay beyond the realisation of your attraction to the same sex – it's also really a test of unconditional love. there's people who aren't in my life anymore, and i'm pretty sure the condition was my homosexuality but oh welp i've made better friends who love me 4 who i am and you will too! i ♥️ you 💕💕
SERENADE OF THE DAY. Provincetown Women’s Week pays tribute to Edie Windsor.
STUNNING NATURE DRONE VIDEO OF THE DAY. Spoiler alert: the moose escapes.
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Javier Martín Rd.