Jets have no answer for Lamar Jackson, Ravens in lopsided loss

BALTIMORE — Lamar Jackson ran around the Jets, through the Jets, threw in between and over Jets and strengthened his case for the NFL MVP award in a brilliant performance in prime time.

The Jets looked like extras in the Lamar Jackson Show. They were the Washington Generals to his Harlem Globetrotters, and the Jets fell to Jackson’s Ravens 42-21 on Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium.

Gang Green came into this game as heavy underdogs and they looked the part for most of the night. There was a brief glimmer of hope in the second quarter that the Jets could make this a game, but that disappeared with two missed opportunities at the end of the first half and two Sam Darnold turnovers.

For most of the night, the undermanned and overmatched Jets looked like the JV facing the varsity.

The Jets are now 5-9 with two games left in this miserable season. It is their fourth straight losing season and fifth in the last six years. The Ravens improved to 12-2, winners of their last 10 games, and they clinched the AFC North title with Thursday’s victory.

Jackson showed the Jets what they were in for on the Ravens’ second play from scrimmage. He raced around the left side with Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins failing to set the edge. Jackson ran for 20 yards before being pushed out of bounds. That was the beginning of a long night for the Jets.

Jackson was 15 of 23 passing for 212 yards and five touchdown passes for a QB rating of 134.4. He also ran for 86 yards. Jackson broke Michael Vick’s record for rushing yards (1,039, set in 2006) in a single season by a quarterback in the game’s first quarter. Jackson exited the game to chants of “MVP” in the fourth.

Gregg Williams’ defense that had been No. 2 against the run in the NFL entering this game gave up 99 yards rushing in the first quarter. The Ravens finished with 218 rushing yards and 431 total yards.

Baltimore marched down the field on its first drive thanks to the legs of Jackson and Mark Ingram. The nine-play, 84-yard drive ended with a 6-yard touchdown run around the outside by Ingram.

The Jets offense moved the ball pretty well in the first half. After going three-and-out on its first drive, the unit put together drives of seven, eight and 13 plays. The problem was scoring points at the end of them. Sam Ficken had a 49-yard field goal blocked in the first quarter and Baltimore scored on five plays after getting the ball back. Ingram had 29-yard run and Jackson ran 25 yards to the Jets’ 5. He then found Miles Boykin for a 5-yard touchdown and a 13-0 lead.

The Jets reached the end zone at the start of the second quarter. Jamison Crowder caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Darnold after dropping an easy touchdown the previous play. That made it 13-7, but that would be as close as the Jets would get.

Jets running back Le’Veon Bell rushed for a season-high 87 yards on 21 carries after missing last week’s game with the flu. Darnold went 18-for-32 for 218 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Jackson threw his second touchdown of the night after Jets linebacker Neville Hewitt committed pass interference in the end zone to give the Ravens the ball at the 1. Jackson connected with Mark Andrews for the score.

Down 21-7, the Jets put together their best drive of the night, going 67 yards on 13 plays and chewing up seven minutes and 49 seconds in the process. They got to the Ravens 7 and faced a fourth-and-1. Jets coach Adam Gase decided to go for it, but made a curious play call. He tried to roll out Darnold and throw for a touchdown instead of just getting the yard. Darnold’s pass to Robby Anderson fell incomplete and the Jets squandered a scoring opportunity.

The Jets defense got a stop and gave the offense the ball back with 1:03 left in the half at the Ravens’ 41. Darnold nearly hit a long touchdown pass to Jeff Smith, but Smith appeared to slow down on his route and the ball was incomplete. Then, Darnold threw an interception to Ravens safety Chuck Clark, ending any hope of the Jets scoring before halftime.

The Ravens blew the game open in the third quarter. The Jets defense stopped the Ravens twice to start the half. Then, Darnold fumbled after getting sacked by Tyus Bowser, who beat tight end Trevon Wesco. The Ravens recovered and Jackson took two plays to connect with Marquise Brown for a 24-yard touchdown and a 28-7 lead.

Baltimore stretched it to 35-7 on Jackson’s fourth touchdown pass of the night, a 33-yard strike to Seth Roberts over Marcus Maye.

The lone bright spot in this one for the Jets was some good special teams play. Tarell Basham blocked a punt in the fourth quarter that was recovered by B.J. Bello for a touchdown. The Jets also had some long kickoff and punt returns.

Outside of that, there was not much to cheer about for the Jets.

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Hulu’s Trailer For The Hillary Clinton Docuseries Puts You In Her Shoes

On Tuesday, Hulu dropped a sneak peek of a new four part docuseries that offers viewers "unprecedented personal access" to the first woman presidential nominee of a major party. Hulu’s trailer for its Hillary documentary features interviews with Hillary Clinton herself, husband Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton, friends, and journalists. The docuseries, directed by Oscar nominee Nanette Burstein, spotlights rare footage from Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, and references her days as First Lady and Secretary of State as well.

In the trailer, Clinton tackles her reputation as the “most admired and vilified women in American history” amid her presidential run against Donald Trump. She says of her image in the clip, “Somebody asked me, ‘What do you want on your gravestone?’ and I said, ‘She’s neither as good nor as bad as some people say about her.’” Along with footage from the presidential trail, the trailer offers insights into her marriage to husband Bill. “Chelsea put herself between us and held both our hands trying to keep us together,” Clinton says in the clip. Elsewhere, Saturday Night Live’s Clinton impersonator Kate McKinnon makes a brief cameo.

In a press release, Burstein said of bringing the docuseries to life,

Hulu CEO Randy Freer echoed the same sentiments and called Hillary a “reflective and unflinching look” at the "most recognizable female political figure in history.” Freer said in a statement, “Hillary is yet another example of Hulu’s continued commitment to elevating powerful and relevant stories about the human experience."

Clinton made history when she became the first woman presidential nominee for the Democratic Party in 2016, but her experience in the political realm goes much further back. The former first lady also represented the city of New York in the U.S. Senate between 2001 and 2009. And after that between 2009 and 2013, she served as the Secretary of State under President Barack Obama. In her 2017 memoir What Happened, Clinton reflected on her historical campaign and the decision to remain in the public sphere despite the loss. She wrote, “There were plenty of people hoping that I, too, would just disappear. But here I am."

Hillary debuts exclusively on Hulu on March 6, 2020.

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Ibrahim Anderson jailed for ISIS stall posts extremist Facebook photos

Ginger extremist, 40, jailed over ISIS stall outside Topshop on Oxford Street posts inflammatory photos captioned ‘Remember the Mujahideen in your prayers’ on Facebook following his release

  • Anderson was jailed for three years in 2016 for setting up stall outside Oxford Street Top Shop to promote ISIS
  • But since release Anderson posted at least two extremist images on Facebook 
  • Image of AK-47 lain in front of a prayer mat urged followers to remember the ‘fighting’ Mujahideen [jihadi warriors]
  • Another showed box of bullets with caption: ‘I found a box of pills that cure paedophilia’ 

A ginger-bearded extremist who was jailed for setting up a stall in Oxford Street to drum up support for ISIS is still posting inflammatory messages online after being let out. 

Ibrahim Anderson, 40, who is a follower of hate preacher Anjem Choudary, was jailed for three years in 2016 after setting up the stall outside Topshop in 2014. 

But Anderson, who was caught after outraged Muslim sisters challenged him, showed his Facebook followers an image of an AK-47 assault rifle placed in front of a prayer mat after being released from prison.

Ibrahim Anderson (pictured outside court in 2016), 40, who was jailed for setting up a stall outside Topshop in Oxford Street to drum up support for ISIS is still posting inflammatory messages online after being let out

In the caption on the post, news of which was reported by The Sun, Anderson wrote: ‘Remember the Mujahideen [jihadi warriors] in your prayers because they are fighting on your behalf.’ 

In another post, Anderson showed a box filled with bullets. 

‘I found a box of pills that cure paedophilia,’ he wrote in the caption. 

Anderson was jailed after he and fellow extremist Shah Jahan Khan were part of a group which set up a stall which promoted ISIS outside Topshop’s Oxford Street branch. 

But Anderson, who was caught after outraged Muslim sisters challenged him, showed his Facebook followers an image of an AK-47 assault rifle placed in front of a prayer mat after being released from prison

 In another post, Anderson showed a box filled with bullets. ‘I found a box of pills that cure paedophilia,’ he wrote in the caption

They also handed out leaflets to attract potential followers to the terror group. 

But sisters Asmaa Al-Kufaishi, and Reem, then aged 36 and 24, who were returning from a nearby Palestinian rights demonstration, confronted the pair. 

Anderson told the Iraqi Shia Muslim sisters they were ‘Khuffar’, a derogatory term for non-believers, and told them to ‘go die.’

Anderson was jailed after he and fellow extremist Shah Jahan Khan were part of a group which set up a stall which promoted ISIS outside Topshop’s Oxford Street branch (pictured)

Anderson also told the sisters they would ‘burn in hell’ and should be killed.

Khan, who had a long flowing white beard, told one of the women she was ‘a disgrace to her religion’ because of her non-Islamic dress and ordered her sister to wash the make-up off her face.

Unperturbed, they took pictures of the men and stall decorated with the ISIS logo, which they handed over to police.

Anderson went to the same gym as Westminster killer Khalid Massood

Anderson was easily identified from his distinctive bushy ginger beard and the sisters also picked out Khan during an identification parade, the Old Bailey heard.

The women’s father, Farouk, praised his daughters for standing up to the twisted ideology of the murderous organisation.

He said: ‘I am very proud. We have to support (such actions) if we are to prevail.’ 

After their actions were brought to light by the Muslim sisters, officers raided Anderson’s home and found instructions for travel to Syria on a notebook computer. 

Anderson, a father-of-five, had previous convictions for assault and possessing an imitation firearm while Khan, a driving instructor, was previously of good character. 

Both men were jailed for two years, but Anderson was given an extra 12-month sentence for the material found on his computer. 

Anderson used the same gym as terrorist Khalid Masood, who killed four pedestrians and PC Keith Palmer during the Westminster terror attacks in 2017. 

Massood’s inquest was told that the pair knew each other well enough to say ‘hi’ to.   

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Thursday TV for December 12

Jamie’s Ultimate VegCredit:

JAMIE’S ULTIMATE VEG

★★★

7.30pm, Ten

Jamie Oliver not only manages to make his own the exotic recipes sourced from his travels, he hands them over with an open licence to experiment. Go on, he says, take this hearty Caribbean stew and put frozen peas in it if you like! And so his work to encourage the masses eat better continues. You’ll want a notebook handy as he also modifies impressive dishes from Rajistan and Jerusalem.

Australia with Julia BradburyCredit:

AUSTRALIA WITH JULIA BRADBURY

New series ★★★

7.30pm, SBS

There’s nothing like having a foreigner show you around your own neighbourhood. British presenter Julia Bradbury demonstrates for her audience back home how 24 hours in Sydney can encompass a bit of glamping on an old penal site as well as the Miss First Nation finals at the Imperial drag bar. She also stumbles across a quaint mural depicting a certain anti-same-sex marriage pollie as his own bride.

Death in ParadiseCredit:

DEATH IN PARADISE

★★★

7.30pm, 9Gem

Here’s a throwback to season one when Ben Miller was the resident kooky British copper installed on the tropical island of Saint Marie (Guadeloupe). The butt of many a joke about him being woefully ill equipped for the gig, he’s in especially uncomfortable territory with this murder case. The lead singer of a band has carked it during a comeback concert. Groupies and snakes are involved.

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Why It Was a Perfect Time For Chris Evans to Retire as Captain America

As iconic as the Chris Evans version of Captain America/Steve Rogers has become, there’s only so much that can be continued about a classic superhero character. It’s safe to say other superheroes arguably stayed a little too long at the cinematic fair if you include Superman. Maybe Batman is a different story since there’s constant turnover in who plays Bruce Wayne.

In the case of Evans, Marvel was already fortunate to have such a good actor take on the role of Steve Rogers. Evans already fit the bill as an all-American type with indie film pedigree to provide some acting grit.

His ending in Avengers: Endgame might have seemed a little too soon. Though, there are several good reasons to believe this was the right time for Evans to step down from the role.

Chris Evans himself says that Steve Rogers’ story came to a natural conclusion

Some characters are just meant to have a specific arc that takes them from Point A to B within a certain span of movies or TV shows. Writers may or may not plot this out in advance, though the trajectory of Steve Rogers was one that arguably lasted longer than what was expected.

Fans are so adamant in wanting “old” Steve Rogers to cameo in something — namely Disney+’s upcoming The Falcon and Winter Soldier — that critics are thinking he’ll show up anyway in latter series next year. Evans himself recently said he wouldn’t be showing up in the series and felt Cap had a perfect conclusion rather than wearing out his welcome.

Outside of the notion maybe Evans is keeping a future cameo quiet, everyone should take it seriously about him being done with the role for a long while. Why ruin a good thing when the ending of seeing old Steve Rogers living a peaceful life seemed satisfying after the heavy-duty work he put in as Captain America?

On the other hand, there’s still a lot of potentially interesting stories to explore about what Steve has been doing during the time the MCU movies were underway.

Fan say Chris Evans hasn’t ruled out a return, though

It’s funny how critics seem to force Evans into saying he’s not done with Captain America when he keeps making it clear he is. Although he hasn’t denied maybe everyone will see him return someday. The only stipulation, he says, is if there’s something necessary and perfect that wouldn’t screw up the “stuck landing” of the recent ending.

After all, the shot of old Steve looking off into the distance on a park bench has become a popular part of pop culture and ubiquitous meme on social media. Keeping this in memory forever would be one of the greatest sendoffs for a superhero in movie history.

No other superhero has ever had such a great finale other than Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark in his dramatic death scene. Even with the latter, audiences are getting a bit of anticlimactic flashback appearances in upcoming Black Widow and in the animated Disney+ series What If…?.

There is such a thing as valuing a sense of imagination on the outcomes of certain characters.

Will Chris Evans’ Cap be a long-standing cinematic memory?

Outside of Evans saying he’d never give a hard no to playing the role again, it’s hard to imagine anything would compare to the Avengers: Endgame finale. He’s right in many ways, including letting any speculation about whether old Steve Rogers observed events from the MCU movie timeline be relegated to personal opinion or fan-fiction.

Let’s never belittle the value of mystery when it comes to explaining backstories or other plot points in movies. Captain America was already a myth in thanks to being frozen in ice and becoming a bigger superhero in the 21st century. Upholding the Evans version with what’s been already done would be better for cinematic lore.

If he ever does decide to return, it could also prove detrimental if he’s too old to play a young Captain America. Then again, seeing an old Steve putting on his suit again would be more than a little intriguing if done in short form.

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19 Online Cooking Classes for the Busy Budding Chef

Raise your hand if you’ve been dying to take cooking classes, but you find yourself way too busy to actually attend IRL. Us, too — but enter online cooking classes. Many of them are free and perfect for people who need to learn new skills without leaving the house. To save you lots of time scouring Google for the best classes, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of the 18 best cooking classes out there.

1. Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass

Chef and Hell’s Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay takes you into his kitchen and guides you through 20 exclusive video lessons. ($90/class or $180 for an All-Access Pass at Masterclass)

2. Udemy classes

Udemy offers 65,000 online courses, including plenty of food-related and culinary courses. For instance, you can learn how to make craft beer at home, take a healthy living with “no oil” recipes course or learn how to make quick and easy Asian meals. (Prices vary at Udemy)

3. Top Chef University

This interactive course is created by professional chefs and taught by 11 former Top Chef contestants. The app gives you access to 28 hand-picked lesson videos with more than three hours of instruction. ($19.99 for all lessons at Top Chef University)

4. The Kitchn’s Cooking School

The Kitchn’s Cooking School is a 20-day, 20-lesson program where students tackle an essential cooking topic each day. You’ll even have homework! (Free to join at The Kitchn)

5. Food Techniques

BBC has a nice selection of cooking videos for people with a variety of skill levels. Don’t know how to cut an onion? There’s a class for that. But there are also classes on advanced techniques. (Free at BBC)

6. CakeFlix

If you’re as obsessed with Cake Boss and The Holiday Baking Championship as we are, then you need to sign yourself up for CakeFlix. Their cake making and decorating tutorials are delivered right to your inbox and there are over 800 online courses you can sign up for. (Free for the first seven days at CakeFlix)

7. Cooking with The New York Times

One of America’s most popular newspapers, The New York Times, has an online cooking school with video lessons. (Free at The New York Times)

8. Gluten-Free Baking Academy

This bake-it-at-home course offers 18 video lessons and six start-to-finish baking videos organized into four weekly modules. You’ll get the tools, recipes and know-how to bake right in your own kitchen. (Prices vary at Gluten-Free Baking Academy)

9. Dinner Tonight

Texas A&M has a variety of classes to teach students to make quick and healthy dinners. (Free at Texas A&M)

10. America’s Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen classes are a lot like Good Eats without the silliness (unfortunately), but they’re very detailed and teach you the perfect way to make anything as tested (sometimes several hundred times) by the America’s Test Kitchen chefs. ($20/month or $180/year at America’s Test Kitchen)

11. Allrecipes How-To Videos and Cooking School

Allrecipes has more than recipes. The site also has literally hundreds of free videos to teach basic cooking techniques as well as paid cooking school classes. ($7.50/month or $44.99/year at Allrecipes)

12. Kitchen Chemistry

Most people associate MIT with building those intense robots that rip each other apart in a ring, but MIT also posts online versions of real classes, including one called Kitchen Chemistry. (Free at MIT)

13. Delia Online Cookery School

Delia Online features a host of cooking technique articles of varying levels of difficulty. Each lesson has step-by-step instructions with photos. (Free at Delia Online)

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14. Craftsy Cake Decorating and Food and Cooking Classes

Craftsy is an online learning site where students can buy classes in a variety of fun disciplines, including cake decorating and cooking classes. (Prices vary at Craftsy)

15. Rouxbe Cooking School

Rouxbe provides courses in which students get lessons and practice recipes, exercises and more to help them learn to cook. ($9.99/month or $99.99/year at Rouxbe)

16. Better Homes and Gardens How to Cook

Learn the basics in the cooking classes at Better Homes and Gardens(Free at Better Homes and Gardens)

17. Foodist Kitchen

Learn to cook in a month-long cooking boot camp. This is literally a class for beginners, starting with classes in developing the habit of cooking, keeping the kitchen stocked and grocery shopping. ($99 at Foodist Kitchen)

18. Healthy Baking Bootcamp (gluten-, soy-, dairy- and sugar-free)

If you have a food allergy but don’t want to live life without your baked favorites, check out this healthy online cooking class. ($29 at Real Food for Life)

19. Food Network Kitchen

Want to take a cooking class form Ina Garten? How about Bobby Flay? No, it’s not going to cost you thousands to schedule a live cooking class with the big-name pros. Food Network has launched a new live streaming cooking class hosted by some of the network’s biggest stars. For $6.99 per month or $59.99 per year, Food Network Kitchen streams 25 new live cooking classes every week, and users have access to hundreds of pre-recorded classes.

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Danielle Lloyd under fire for posing topless in front of sons to flog £200 massage mat on Instagram – The Sun

DANIELLE Lloyd has been slammed by her Instagram followers after sharing a topless image on the social media site.

Promoting a £200 massage mat, Danielle decided to shun her bra as she posed for the picture alongside her four children.

The former WAG captioned the image: "A moment of pure joy on my @pranamat massage set made me think about Christmas gifts.
"I thought Pranamat could be the perfect gift for all those who wish to have a massage every day! No more muscle tension and stress. I feel energised and ready to play with my gorgeous little monsters!"
However, despite Danielle covering her modesty with her arms, some of her 565,000 followers were not impressed.

"Why are you topless in front of your BOYS?!" one person wrote, while another simply commented: "What the actual f**k !!"

A third person wrote: "Naked breasts in front of her young sons…shame…no respect."

A fourth person added: "Quite strange that you’ve no bra or top on to pose in this picture around the kids!"

However, other users were quick to jump to Danielle's defence and didn't have a problem with the half naked snap.

"Great mum and chirldren. Leave her alone. Sets good morals," one fan wrote, while another posted: "Why the hell do people find this strange ! These are her children the children she gave birth to, leave the girl alone."

More fans claimed it was a good way for Danielle to teach her kids about being confident.

Her boys Archie, Harry James, George and baby Ronnie certainly don't look phased in the picture as they pose alongside their mum.

Earlier this year, Danielle was slammed after she admitted she does all of her son's homework for them.

The 35-year-old complained that her kids come home with too much homework and feels "they should just be allowed to be kids".

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Diego Simeone set for Atletico Madrid ‘divorce’ amid unrest in boardroom following poor start to season – The Sun

ATLETICO MADRID are nearing a decision on sacking Diego Simeone following a difficult start to the season, according to reports in Spain.

Sunday's defeat to Barcelona left Los Colchoneros six points off the top of La Liga with both leaders possessing a game in hand.

The coach, who won the league with Atleti in 2014, has been keen to point towards this campaign as one of transition after Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin left but considerable reinvestment has led to expectations remaining high.

And Marca write of Simeone and Atletico facing a "divorce on the horizon" unless results improve quickly.

Since Griezmann's exit, goals have been hard to come by.

Only Alvaro Morata has registered more than twice in La Liga with Thomas Lemar and Diego Costa disappointing in particular.

Speaking after the 1-0 loss to Barcelona, inflicted late on by Lionel Messi, Simeone claimed: "Change will come and, instead of hitting the post, the ball will go in.

"We have to stay patient and know that we're in a year of transition."

The notion of transition is said to be irking boardroom bosses and there is said to be something of a split in opinion at the top of the club.

But, on Wednesday, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo appeared to agree that more time was needed.

He told El Transistor: "There are many new players and they are adjusting, but we are only two games away from the top of the league."

Simeone departing would no doubt interest Arsenal as they seek a replacement for Unai Emery.

Top choices Mikel Arteta and Brendan Rodgers are in employment while Carlo Ancelotti is another possible name teetering on the brink of being sacked.

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Search for ‘endangered’ one-year-old Venessa Morales who’s been missing since mom’s ‘suspicious’ death – The Sun

A SEARCH is underway for a one-year-old baby girl who has been missing ever since her mom’s “suspicious” death.

Little Venessa Morales has not been seen since her mom was found dead at their home in Connecticut, US, on Monday.

Police fear baby Venessa is “endangered” and they have launched a massive hunt to find her.

Venessa was not at the home in Ansonia when the residence became an active suspicious death investigation, cops say.

Police Chief Andy Cota III confirmed her mum “did not die of natural causes”.

Ansonia Police said they were called twice on Monday to perform a welfare check on the residents of the home.

An officer first went to the home Monday afternoon after the victim’s employer called police, saying that the woman didn’t show up for work and did not call in sick.

Police said the officer attempted to make contact but received no answer at the house.

About six hours later, the victim’s family called police saying they couldn’t reach her, Fox 61 reported.

Police said that during the second welfare check, officers forced their way into the house and found a woman's body inside.

The cause of death has not yet been revealed as cops are waiting for the results of an autopsy.

The baby’s father, who sometimes stayed at the home, was interviewed by detectives.

Police did not say if he is considered a suspect – but he is cooperating with the investigation.

“We have no identified suspects in the case at this time,” Ansonia Lt. Patrick Lynch said.

“We are following several leads and we are tracking those down as we go.”

Police asked anyone with information on the baby’s whereabouts to call the Ansonia Police Department at 203-735-1885.

The FBI is also investigating.

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Blame Bloomberg, not Trump for Bloomberg News’ dilemma

Sorry: It’s just silly to blame Brad Parscale, the Trump 2020 campaign manager, for the ridiculous position that Michael Bloomberg has put Bloomberg News in.

Parscale announced Monday that the campaign won’t give Bloomberg News reporters credentials for “rallies or other campaign events,” since the agency’s editors have “declared their bias openly.” It may opt “to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries” on a “case-by-case basis.”

Makes sense: Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, announced that, since the company’s owner joined the race, it won’t investigate any Democrats running for president, but only the incumbent.

As Megan Murphy, a former Bloomberg Washington bureau chief, noted, those rules are “staggering” and “ridiculous.”

That didn’t stop Dean Baquet, the New York Times executive editor, from slamming the Trump campaign’s move: “We condemn any action that keeps quality news media from reporting fairly and accurately on the presidency and the leadership of the country.”

Huh? The campaign isn’t the White House, and Bloomberg has told the world it won’t be “reporting fairly.”

You’d think the Times’ top newsman would understand that publicly saying you won’t look into the failings of an entire side of the spectrum is the opposite of fairness

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