“You’re better off Googling something and learning about it. I trust the Internet more than I do the TV.”
Barbara Jordan, a 53-year-old resident of Hutchinson, Kan., regarding the diminishing trust in the media’s ability to report the news fairly and accurately. A new poll found that nearly 75 percent of U.S. adults blame the media for increasing political polarization across the nation. (Associated Press — May 1, 2023)
Andy Nelson, the Democratic Party chair in Missoula County, Mont., regarding the protests in the gallery of the Montana state House who chanted “Let her speak,” regarding the silence of state Rep. Zooey Zephyr on Monday, April 24. Seven people were arrested for trespassing on Monday, though the demonstration was free of violence or damage. Republican lawmakers have made comparisons to the April 24 protest with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. (Associated Press — April 28, 2023)
What the Walt Disney Company accused Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other offiicals of orchestrating against them when they filed a lawsuit.
“Employees are expected to comply with this dress code in a manner consistent with their biological gender.”The Texas Department of Agriculture’s new dress code policy, which will apply to all employees of the department, including interns and contractors. The ACLU says that the new policy violates federal law. (NPR — April 25, 2023)
Camille Bennett, the founder of Project Say Something, regarding the decision by Alabama to close government offices for the Confederate Memorial Day on Monday, April 25, while state lawmakers are pushing legislation to ban “divisive concepts” from being taught in state classrooms and diversity training for state workers. Mississippi also closed government offices on Monday. (Associated Press — April 25, 2023)