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DC Comics cancel latest comic after backlash from conservative Christians

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DC Comics have had to withdraw from a new comic series after negative backlash from confused American conservative Christians.

Second Coming was meant to be released with DC’s Vertigo on March the 6th 2019, but the comic has since been cancelled thanks to a petition from conservative Christians. The petition stated the series was “outrageous and blasphemous”, with negativity whipped up by hyperbolic and hysterical US news outlets Fox News and the Christian Broadcasting Network. Eventually the petition gained 230,000 signatures- it begs the question how many of those signatures were reacting to their biased news source or researched the comic themselves before making a judgement about it?

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Michelle Obama’s Becoming Likely to Become Most Popular Memoir Ever

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Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, certainly caused a stir upon release. In the first fifteen days it became the bestselling books of 2018 and soon after Barnes and Noble made it book of the year 2018. Now it’s on track to become the most popular memoir ever released, according to its publisher.

Becoming, first published just five months ago has just surpassed 10 million copies sold and publishers Bertelsmann say that they believe that the figure would make it the most popular memoir ever released.

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Sales of Political Books Have Almost Doubled over the past Two Years

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The world of politics has seemed especially pervasive over the past few years, and it’s not hard to see why. US President Donald Trump sparks one controversy after another, the UK and Europe are battling it out over Brexit, North Korea remains an ever growing threat, and Russian trolls seem to be everywhere. It’s no wonder that sales of political books have almost doubled in the past two years as readers try and make sense of it all.

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CNN correspondent to write book about attacks on press

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CNN’s chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, is currently writing a book concerning governmental pressures on the free press.

It is no secret that Jim Acosta and US President Donald Trump have had more than one head-to-head during White House briefings with the press. A contentious briefing after the mid-term elections prompted Trump to suspend Acosta’s press pass, however his decision was later overturned by a federal judge.

Acosta’s book, which was being written well before Trump’s attempted ban on the CNN correspondent, will show “never-before-revealed stories of this White House’s rejection of truth, while laying out the stakes for how Trump’s hostility toward facts poses an unprecedented threat to our democracy” according to the publishers HarperCollins.

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‘Becoming’ Named Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year!

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Becoming by Michelle Obama became the fastest selling book of 2018 and has now been named as Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year 2018.

It seems nothing can stop Mrs Obama’s memoirs from reaching many places around the globe including Australia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Korea, and South Africa.

Thanks to its great success the US literary giants Barnes & Noble have named Becoming as their Book of the Year 2018.

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Irvine Welsh Wades in on Brexit and US Politics in His Own Unique Voice

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Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting and many other gritty Scottish tomes is a regular on Twitter and can often be found wading in on the issues of the day.

The Scottish author and social commenter has made no secret of the fact that he thinks Brexit sucks and after government discussions, resignations and the possibility of a Brexit deal this week he’s made his feelings on the matter well known.
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Dreams of Leaving and Remaining will Examine Brexit’s Tribulations

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With less than six months to go until one of the biggest splits for European politics in living memory, the British public still has far more questions than answers about Brexit. British journalist and novelist, James Meek has been taking a closer look at Brexit and what it will mean for the British public. His findings make for an interesting read in his new book called Dreams of Leaving and Remaining, which is to be published by Verso Books in March.
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JK Rowling Throws Shade at Lying Press Secretary

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JK Rowling defends her Queen of Twitter crown by tweeting Sarah Huckabee Sanders a quote from George Orwell’s book 1984.

On Thursday 8th November 2018 US press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out a fake video in defence of the White House’s decision to ban CNN reporter Jim Acosta. The video shows a doctored version of what really happened at the press conference, with fakery meant to discredit Acosta, make him look more violent than he was, and make the decision to ban him less…reactionary and unpresidential.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has shown her hand with this poor choice of ‘evidence’- the video has been so obviously doctored with the video sped up to make it seem like Acosta used more force than he actually did. The desperation of Sanders and her team is palpable, going as far as using sources from well-known alt-right and conspiracy theorists to back up her POTUS’ ever-increasingly crazy claims.

Tweet after tweet after tweet in response to the doctored video put Sanders in her place (although she has yet to delete the fake video), and our fave JK Rowling joined in with a very apt quote from the dystopian fiction 1984. 

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Writer Brands Disney’s Aladdin “Racist,” Calls for Feminist Endings to the Company’s Fairytales

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Scarlett Curtis, the daughter of famed British screenwriter, producer and film director Richard Curtis, has stated she believes Disney’s Aladdin is ” a little bit racist” and has called for feminist endings to more of Disney’s fairytale stories. While appearing on Good Morning Britain, Scarlett stated the films give children, particularly girls, an “unrealistic expectation” of life and teaches young girls they should pursue their Prince Charming.

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The Secret Civil Servant Promises to Show Inside Story of Brexit

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Whatever newspaper you read it’s hard not to notice that Brexit negotiations aren’t really going as planned and no amount of shouting ‘the will of the people’ seems to be helping us get a good deal, or a promise that we won’t walk away with nothing.

Now an anonymous civil servant has written a “hilarious and horrifying” account of the government amid the chaos that is Brexit and it’s due for release a few weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union.
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