Major retail companies that pay for advertising on CNN face a Holiday Season debacle. CNN has launched a Black Friday Boycott to encourage American shoppers to refrain from buying Christmas gifts for family and friends. CNN Spokewoman Soledad O'Brien contends that Americans must show solidarity against alleged police brutality by boycotting corporate sponsors of CNN. Consequently, retails sales plunged nearly 11 percent this year from a year ago.
Zero Hedge reports that, "As we reported earlier using , the first two days of the holiday shopping season were already showing a -0.5% decline across bricks-and-mortar stores, following a "cash for clunkers"-like jump in early promotions which pulled demand forward with little follow through in the remaining shopping days. However, not even we predicted the shocker just released from the National Retail Federation, the traditionally cheery industry organization, which just reported absolutely abysmal numbers: sales during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday period crashed by a whopping 11% from $57.4 billion to $50.9 billion, confirming what everyone but the Fed knows by now: the US middle class is being obliterated, and that key driver of 70% of US economic growth is in the worst shape it has been since the Lehman collapse, courtesy of 6 years of Fed's ruinous central planning."
CNN spokeswoman Soledad O-Brien is launching a campaign to persuade American consumers to refrain from making Christmas gift purchases on Black Friday. Needless to say, corporate sponsors of CNN are not pleased.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Also backing the campaign was TV star Jesse Williams, while journalist Soledad O'Brien, retweeted a message with the hashtag #NotOneDime. "No Just, No Profit. Corporate/public power only speaks $. So let's talk to 'em," Williams tweeted, along with a link to a video compilation of police brutality."
An accused crack cocaine dealer, Nayele Ametefe, was arrested for allegedly utilizing the 'Presidential Lounge' of Ghana's International Airport as a 'Crack House.'
The BBC News reports that, "Ghana's opposition has called for a parliamentary inquiry into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main airport. The alleged trafficker was arrested in the UK, while three officials have been charged in Ghana."
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is saying "moo" to reporters who fail to write propaganda stories to support her bid for the White House. She refused to invite a Washington Free Beacon reporter to a press conference, because it was not a "cattle call."
According to Fox News, "Pro-Clinton Super PAC Ready for Hillary will be walking a delicate legal tightrope in the coming months as it prepares to transfer some of its most valuable resources to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, campaign finance experts tell the Washington Free Beacon."
President Barry Obama has decreed that all amnestied illegal immigrants residing the U.S. should enroll in ObamaCare to receive Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President 's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a Social Security number. As a result, they would pay into the Social Security system through payroll taxes."
The nation of the Georgia Republic plunged into 3 hours of darkness after it's entire power grid attempted to switch to alternative energy sources.
Trend AZ reports that, "The whole Georgia was de-energized during three hours on Nov.24, the Georgian State Electric System told Trend. The cause of a large-scale accident at the power grid was an emergency stop of Gardabani power plant."
The Russian media is posting CNN's top 10 biggest reporting blunders.
According to Russia Today, "Once a market leader among Western 24-hour news channels, CNN has now become infamous for its slipshod mislabeling of maps across the world. This week the network hit a new low, transforming a synagogue into a mosque."
President Barry Obama is praising crack cocaine-smoking former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry his "inspiration."
The Guardian reports that, "Barack Obama led tributes on Sunday to the former Washington mayor Marion Barry, . The president heralded Barry’s work as a civil-rights campaigner in “a storied, at times tumultuous life and career” and said he “earned the love and respect of countless Washingtonians.”
KFC is enjoying nationwide popularity in South Africa and seeking to expand all over the African continent.
According to the BBC News, "Doug Smart, KFC's general manager in Africa, is mulling the challenges his company faces in appealing to a cross-section of South Africans one morning at a restaurant in Johannesburg."