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Ex-Pence Aide Goes After Donald Trump in New Ad, Says He's Putting Law Enforcement in Harms Way
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One Good Thing: The trick uniting the internet’s funniest videos
YouTube screenshot How “the Vine cut” reflects our own mortality (yes, really). One Good Thing is Vox’s recommendations feature. In each edition, find one more thing from the world of culture that we highly recommend. Pay close attention to the very end of comedian Demi Adejuyigbe’s annual “September 21” video this year, and you’ll catch an example of my favorite online editing technique. It’s one that never fails to make me laugh, one that seems to have only become more prominent in these pandemic-laden times. The video’s last 70 seconds are taken up by Adejuyigbe, having celebrated the 21st of September (in honor of the first line of Earth, Wind, and Fire’s venerable hit “September”) by dancing around in a truck, shaking a tambourine, and playing a trombone, saying he’ll only continue this annual tradition in 2021 if viewers donate $50,000 to charity. (Donations comfortably exceeded that number in the first day of the video’s release.) And then, almost as an afterthought, Adejuyigbe says, “Also, please vote!” The word VOTE appears onscreen as an offscreen chorus of voices says “VO—” but the final T sound gets cut off, the word left unfinished. I. Love. This. Style. Of. Edit. While it’s not native to the internet (you can find plenty of examples of movies and TV shows cutting away from the ends of words and sentences in the name of comedy, drama, or whatever this is), it’s something people who make videos on the internet have turned into a kind of poetry. As it’s used on the internet, I’d call this edit the Vine cut, after the late, lamented platform that made finding ways to tell great visual jokes in under six seconds an imperative. As such, a joke implied by a seemingly ill-timed cut to black could be even funnier than stating the joke outright. For example: The famed “Back at it again at Krispy Kreme,” perhaps the best Vine ever recorded, is barely three seconds long, half the length of Vine’s six-second maximum. But it uses every moment of those three seconds to tell an entire story about a young man who, indeed, is just excited to be back at it again at Krispy Kreme, before he launches into a complicated tumbling pattern, his feet connecting with an overhanging neon sign. The video cuts away at the exact moment of impact. We know what comes next, but we don’t see it. The shock — both at the crash and at the sudden cut — drives our laughter. The Krispy Kreme Vine dates to January 2014, and the Vine cut was already well in use on the platform before that point; nothing about it is new. On YouTube, in particular, the edit has been used to devastating comic effect in video essays, particularly from the channel H. Bomberguy, who loves to use this edit within his videos instead of just at the end. Take, for instance, an example from his video on flat Earth theorizing, in which he derives as much humor from cutting off the final consonant in “globe” as he does from his delivery. (The clip in question starts at 2:22 in the video, embedded below.) And yet even if this technique is old hat at this point, I’ve seen an increased use of it during quarantine, as if the sudden, jarring edit replicates the instability of life right now. Comedian Kylie Brakeman, for instance, uses this kind of edit in nearly every video she posts on her Twitter feed, and it’s always great. (And if she’s not cutting off the last consonant in a word, she’s cutting away as quickly as she possibly can from that final consonant to achieve roughly the same effect, as in this video.) AUNTS WHO GET ALL THEIR NEWS FROM FACEBOOK @blaireerskine— kylie brakeman (@deadeyebrakeman) September 22, 2020 The Vine cut is also extremely popular on TikTok, a platform that is very similar to Vine in the ways it forces users to make the most out of limitations and restrictions placed on their content. Take, for instance, this extremely good cat. Tried this TikTok strategy to stop cats from lying down on your keyboard when doing work - it actually worked on Ram— Helter Skelter (@Roshinee_M) September 19, 2020 Or this little boy, who’s not as invincible as he would like:— Fid (@Violet_Fid) September 22, 2020 Finally, there’s an entire subgenre of this kind of edit that just cuts off screams at the exact moment when they will be funniest. This type of video is so popular, there’s a whole subreddit devoted to it. But here’s my favorite from YouTube: What accounts for the popularity of this type of cut? Platform limitations, certainly, and an inherent understanding that it’s part of the internet’s cinematic grammar. But I think that the more chaotic and hectic life becomes, the more this kind of abrupt cut just makes sense on some intrinsic level. Having the last bit of a word get swallowed by the end of a video, or having a scream be interrupted by a black screen, or having somebody’s foot connect with a neon sign just before the whole video stops implies something in progress that is brutally halted in its tracks. Disaster might be averted — that Krispy Kreme sign never falls — but it’s always understood to arrive just after the camera stops recording. Even when we’re laughing at the sudden disruption, we have a sense that something is left unfinished, trapped in the void. This kind of cut is so funny to me because it reinforces how, on some level, we never know when everything is going to abruptly stop, when the timer restriction on our own lives will suddenly arrive. No, I don’t think that every time we watch a funny video like these we consciously think about death. But there’s a reason I find the Vine cut so amusing, why I laugh when things just stop out of nowhere. We know where all of this is headed. And in 2020, we know it more acutely than ever. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Daniel Cameron, the Trump-supporting attorney general in the Breonna Taylor case, explained
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announces a grand jury’s decision to indict one of three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor on September 23, 2020, in Frankfort, Kentucky. | Jon Cherry/Getty Images Trump once called Cameron a “star.” Now many question the Kentucky attorney general’s handling of the Taylor case. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron began his announcement of the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case on Wednesday by offering condolences to Taylor’s family. “Every day, this family wakes up to the realization that someone they loved is no longer with them,” he said. “There’s nothing I can offer today to take away the grief and heartache this family is experiencing as a result of losing a child, a niece, a sister, and a friend.” But, Cameron went on, “the criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief.” The first Black attorney general of his state and a rising star in the Republican Party, Cameron had taken the podium that day to announce that no one would be directly charged in Taylor’s killing by Louisville police officers (former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for putting Taylor’s neighbors at risk). Cameron described this outcome as the only one possible under the law, but many have questioned his handling of the case. Some wonder if the attorney general, a protégé of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who spoke glowingly of President Trump at the Republican National Convention, truly did his best as a prosecutor to secure indictments in the Taylor case. “There are questions as to whether he really did the job he could’ve done,” Dewey Clayton, a political science professor at the University of Louisville, told Vox. Cameron’s handling of the Taylor case has also thrown a spotlight on the role of attorneys general — elected officials who may not be above partisan politics — in leading investigations when Black Americans are killed by police. And it’s raised questions about whether Cameron will pay a political price for the appearance of partisanship — or be rewarded for it. Cameron has ties to both McConnell and Trump At just 34, Cameron has risen swiftly to power in Kentucky. While in law school at the University of Louisville, he interned for McConnell’s Senate office, according to the Washington Post. In 2015, he became McConnell’s general counsel, and a few years later, the senator encouraged him to run for attorney general. McConnell’s help was likely instrumental to Cameron’s campaign, many say. The majority leader “is a master politician,” Clayton said. “I’m sure that helped open some doors for him.” Cameron also earned Trump’s admiration when McConnell brought him to the White House in July 2019. The president reportedly asked Cameron, “Did you see what I’m doing for A$AP Rocky?” — a reference to Trump’s effort to get the rapper released from prison in Sweden. The president later endorsed Cameron, tweeting, “the Republican Party has a new STAR.” Cameron won his race handily, becoming not just Kentucky’s first Black attorney general but also its first independently elected Black state official (other Black politicians have been elected as running mates). He’s also the state’s first Republican attorney general in more than 70 years. Beyond his closeness with McConnell and, apparently, Trump, Cameron hasn’t yet established a clear political identity, many say. He was seen as less conservative than his primary opponent, state legislator Wil Schroder. But as one Kentucky Republican told the Post: “people in the party still don’t know what he stands for.” However, there have been clues. In March, Cameron joined top officials in other conservative states by calling for a ban on abortion during the pandemic. “Abortion providers should join the thousands of other medical professionals across the state in ceasing elective procedures, unless the life of the mother is at risk, to protect the health of their patients and slow the spread of the coronavirus,” he said in a statement. Cameron also attempted to overturn Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, filing a motion calling them “an arbitrary and unreasonable burden” on Kentuckians. He has also made his support among police officers a point of pride, noting in his official biography that he was endorsed by his state’s Fraternal Order of Police. “He is tough on Crime, Strong on Borders, and will fight for our Second Amendment,” Trump tweeted in his July endorsement. “Daniel will never let you down.” As the investigation into Taylor’s death dragged on, Cameron appeared at the Republican National Convention The president had already put Cameron on the nationwide stage to some degreelast year,but he became the subject of more public attention when, in May, his office opened an investigation into Taylor’s killing. Taylor was fatally shot at her home on March 13, but her death received little official response until her family filed a lawsuit — and until protesters around the country began demanding justice in her case, as well as those of George Floyd and other Black Americans killed by police. Getting justice in Taylor’s death became a key focus of many protests throughout the summer, with her name trending across social media and her image becoming a symbol of Black lives ended too soon by police violence — her portrait was even on the cover of Vanity Fair. Meanwhile, the Louisville Courier-Journal and others pushed for more records to be made public, but for months, Cameron’s office remained relatively silent on its findings in the investigation. In August, however, Cameron appeared at the Republican National Convention, where he decried protesters and praised the president and his party. “Even as anarchists mindlessly tear up American cities while attacking police and innocent bystanders, we Republicans do recognize those who work in good faith towards peace, justice, and equality,” he said. “Joe Biden would destroy jobs, raise our taxes, and throw away the lives of countless unborn children,” he went on, claiming that Trump has built “an economy that worked for everyone, especially minorities, and he will do it again.” The speech mentioned Taylor only once, alongside David Dorn, a retired police officer killed in a burglary during protests in St. Louis in June. Some questioned Cameron’s decision to speak at the convention while the investigation into Taylor’s death was ongoing. “It was a misstep,” Clayton said, explaining that in the Taylor investigation, “his role is trying to be an independent arbiter,” not a political figure. But now some are questioning whether Clayton has been able to leave politics aside in the Taylor case. With no charges filed in Taylor’s death, some are questioning Cameron’s role Ultimately, the decision on charges for the three officers involved in Taylor’s death rested with a grand jury. But as attorney general, it was Cameron’s job to act as prosecutor, making the state’s case in an effort to, if appropriate, gain an indictment. “Normally as prosecutor, his or her role is to gain a conviction, and you start that process by gaining an indictment,” Clayton said. The question, given Cameron’s closeness to police in Kentucky, as well as to Trump, who has dismissed those protesting the deaths of Taylor and others as “thugs,” is whether Cameron really fulfilled his role as prosecutor to the best of his ability. Indeed, several Kentucky Democrats, including Amy McGrath, who is running for McConnell’s Senate seat, have called on Cameron to release the grand jury report in the case, so that the public can see how the decision was made. “AG Cameron needs to release the grand jury report now, including what evidence and recommendations he chose to present,” McGrath tweeted on Thursday. “We shouldn’t have to take his word for it.” And Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mother, made her feelings clear at a memorial for her daughter on Thursday, wearing a T-shirt bearing Cameron’s face and the words “Mitch bitch.” The attorney general says politics never entered into his work. “My team set out to investigate the circumstances surrounding Ms. Taylor’s death,” he said on Wednesday. “We did it with a singular goal in mind: pursuing the truth.” But despite these assurances, Taylor’s case has become part of a pattern — in which police officers are rarely charged in killings of civilians, and even more rarely convicted. Though about 1,000 people are killed by law enforcement officers every year, only 121 officers have been arrested on murder or manslaughter charges since 2005, according to the New York Times. And just 44 have been convicted, often on lesser charges. These numbers speak to the difficulty of holding officers accountable in a system that gives them disproportionate power. And attorneys general like Cameron, even if they profess to impartiality, are a part of that system too. As for Cameron himself, it’s not clear how his role in Taylor’s case will impact his political future. On the one hand, “there are a lot of Republicans in this state, and they like hearing what they hear from him,” Clayton said. “He’s been a ‘law and order’ type of candidate and attorney general.” On the other hand, there are plenty of voters who may remember his decision to speak on behalf of Trump at the RNC while his investigation into Taylor’s death dragged on. “There is some behavior on his part now that he will in essence have to answer for later on in politics,” Clayton said. “This may come back to haunt him.” But with the next election for attorney general not until 2023, it will be a while before voters get a chance to have their say. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Feds fine BMW $18 million for allegedly inflating sales numbers
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Joe Namath had some strong thoughts on his former team’s start to the 2020 season. Speaking on The Post’s “Gangs All Here” podcast, the legendary quarterback criticized the Jets’ performance through their 0-2 start and also discussed current quarterback Sam Darnold’s mechanics. In addition to pointing out the team’s inability to execute, the 77-year-old called...
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