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If Kendall Jenner’s odious Pepsi ad seemed like a nadir in tone-deaf marketing, wait until you see the latest TV ad from Heineken. It’s not just the final shot and the ad’s punch line that offend. The portrayals of African-Americans are trite, outdated and disrespectful, making the tag line feel like it was written by a Klansman.

Trevor Noah is not about to let an ice-cold, racist beer slide peacefully down YouTube. In today’s clip, the comedian embarrasses Heineken by showing the entire ad, then launches into a rant on the repulsive, myopic media tycoons behind it.

But being The Daily Show, the program can’t help but push the envelope. Trevor ends the segment with a delightful ad for Madison Avenue racism-screening services, gently ribbing the urban community for its own sketchy TV ads.

Click and stay past Trevor’s monologue. Plans at the strip mall can wait…unless you’re working for Heineken.

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAGA movement and far-right Christian fundamentalists have downplayed its severity — inspiring critics to slam MAGA as a suicidal "death cult." Christian fundamentalist Joy Pullmann, in a shocking op-ed published by the far-right website The Federalist on the day of Gen. Colin Powell's death, argues that Christians should welcome death from COVID-19, like any other cause of death, as "a good thing." And she attacks the "pagan assumptions" of those who argue in favor of widespread vaccination.

"For Christians, death is good," Pullmann writes. "Yes, death is also an evil — its existence is a result of sin. But thanks be to God, Jesus Christ has redeemed even death. In his resurrection, Christ has transformed death into a portal to eternal life for Christians…. The Christian faith makes it very clear that death, while sad to those left behind and a tragic consequence of human sin, is now good for all who believe in Christ."

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Don Winslow, the author of several New York Times bestsellers, blasted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a newly-released video shared on social media.

For months now, Manchin has positioned himself as one of the main roadblocks of President Joe Biden's proposed Build Back Better agenda, pushing back on key provisions including child tax credits and climate initiatives.

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