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Tonight’s Web of Lies on Investigation Discovery looks at the chilling case of Nikki McPhatter, who was killed by a man she met on the internet. The new episode, called Searching for Mr. Wrong, re-creates the evening that Us Airways worker McPhatter of Charlotte, North Carolina, went on a fateful dinner date with Theodore Manning. She linked up with him on a website called Tagged.com. The episode also incorporates interviews with McPhatter’s family members, some of whom grew concerned after Nikki didn’t show up for her usual work shift at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on May 11, 2010. It was later discovered that Manning had shot...read more »
- Kurt Orzeck
This past Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning people from seven countries from entering America, including permanent residents with green cards. This decision sparked massive protests nationwide over the weekend at various airports where people demanded that immigrants who have been detained or are under threat of deportation be set free. On Saturday, Trump screened the Pixar film “Finding Dory” in the White House. While those two events may seem unrelated, comedian and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, star of “Finding Dory,” subtly explains why they’re connected. Watch the segment below.
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Though Ellen says she doesn’t get political on her show and won’t be discussing the travel ban at length, she then summarizes the plot of “Finding Dory” and susses out the parallels between the film and the ban. »
- Vikram Murthi
Ellen DeGeneres got a little political on her daytime talk show when she touched on President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban, and Trump's recent White House screening of her Pixar comedy Finding Dory.
"If you haven’t heard, this is what happened over the weekend on Friday. The President gave an order banning people from seven countries from entering the United States, including people with green cards. Then on Saturday, the President screened Finding Dory at the White House," DeGeneres recounted. "I don’t get political, but I will say that I am against one of those two things."
Instead of diving too deep into sensitive political issues, DeGeneres stuck to breaking down the story of Finding Dory, which happens to have a few very timely parallels.
"Finding Dory is about a fish named Dory. Dory lives in »
DeGeneres, in a segment airing on her show on Tuesday, notes that while she doesn’t get political, she is willing to discuss Trump screening her film “Finding Dory” at the White House a day after the ban was enacted.
The 2016 film stars DeGeneres as the memorable but forgetful Australian fish Dory on a mission to find her parents, who are in America.
“I don’t know what religion they are, but her dad sounds a little Jewish. It doesn’t matter,” DeGeneres jokes, alluding to the religious implications the ban has on Muslims.
In the movie, Dory and her friends arrive in America, where they find themselves stuck behind a large wall keeping Dory from finding her parents.
“They all have to get over the wall and you »
- Dani Levy
5 items from 2017
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