Quickies: The Hamburglar Is Real, but Sinclair Can’t Say the Same about Its “News”

Plus racists arrest black man for following doctor's orders at hospital

  • Sinclair is forcing its stations to run a commentary segment that’s essentially a Trump campaign ad, by Pam Vogel at Salon: Sinclair’s enforcement of pro-Trump propaganda on local news in the stations it owns around the country is nothing new, but this article lays out the latest brainwashing coming to living rooms near you, in the interest of keeping this scary shit in front of our eyes.
  • Black patient hooked to IV arrested after going on walk outside hospital, by Bill Hutchinson at ABCNews: “An African American man recovering from pneumonia says he was arrested after a white security guard and police officers racially profiled him when he went for a walk on his doctor’s orders outside a northern Illinois hospital while attached to an IV machine and wearing a hospital gown.”
  • ‘Hamburglar’ Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Safe, Cooking Burger from a Wendy’s, by Alberto Luperon at Law & Crime: “Patrick Benson, 34, was arrested Saturday morning for being a ‘hamburglar.’ That’s not our phrasing. This is how the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in Florida described him when they put out a statement on Friday seeking to identify the then-unknown suspect: ‘A suspect coined as the modern day Hamburglar doesn’t appear to have any problem making himself right at home after breaking into local food establishments to make himself a burger.'”

Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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