Some news items you might have missed:
• Buzzfeed: Pop star Sam Smith was the musical guest last night on SNL where he performed his chart-topping, Grammy-nominated duet “Unholy” with pop sensation Kim Petras, who made a surprise entrance.
• The Advocate: Police in Connecticut have made an arrest in the case of a man experiencing homelessness who was beaten to death because his attacker thought he was gay. The alleged attacker pleaded guilty in 2018 to another assault wherein he thought the victim was gay.
• Axios: Former COVID-19 czar Jeff Zients is expected to serve as President Biden’s next chief of staff, replacing Ron Klain, who plans to leave the post in February.
• Outsports: An anti-LGBTQ NBC football analyst helped spread the urban myth that some students are identifying as “furries” in school and requiring litter boxes to relieve themselves.
Not since Curt Schilling shared an anti-trans image and message years ago have I seen a member of the sports media say something so false, mean-spirited and cruel as what @TonyDungy shared today.
And seemingly directed right at the LGBT community. Cruel.https://t.co/T8zgQgXlI1
— Cyd Zeigler (@CydZeigler) January 19, 2023
• Washington Post: The Virginia teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old student repeatedly asked administrators for help with the boy but officials downplayed educators’ warnings about his behavior, including dismissing his threat to light a teacher on fire and watch her die.
• Twitter: In a letter dated October 2021 to the New York Young Republicans Club, truth-challenged Rep. George Santos (R-NY) called New York City “a 3rd world hell hole.” He also pledged to NEVER take a salary if elected to Congress.
George Santos called New York City “a 3rd world hell hole” in a 2021 article published by the New York Young Republican Club endorsing him for Congess.https://t.co/YWcpEy2YJb pic.twitter.com/Ravv4Ql2VU
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) January 21, 2023