Yashar Ali
Yashar Ali
Yashar Ali (born Yashar Hedayat; November 23, 1979) is an American journalist who has contributed to HuffPost, NBC News, and New York magazine.Source
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In San Francisco, an attack on press freedoms and echoes of autocracy | CNN

In San Francisco, an attack on press freedoms and echoes of autocracy | CNN

ByLink Copied!Ad FeedbackEditor’s Note: Yashar Ali is a contributor to HuffPost and New York Magazine. Follow him . The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more at CNN. — On May 10, San Francisco police officers carrying a sledge hammer, and with their guns drawn, raided the . They handcuffed him for six hours and along with his confidential work material. They had one goal: to learn who had leaked a police report to him about the death of longtime San Francisco public defender Jeffrey Adachi.Carmody had refused weeks earlier to reveal his...

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Exclusive: Los Angeles Mayor Was Warned About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against DA Candidate

Exclusive: Los Angeles Mayor Was Warned About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against DA Candidate

SubscribeExclusive: Los Angeles Mayor Was Warned About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against DA CandidateThis summer, after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti began hinting that he might change his endorsement in the contentious LA County district attorney’s race, a former Los Angeles Police Department lieutenant emailed him with a warning: The candidate Garcetti was leaning toward had sexually harassed her years earlier when they worked together in the LAPD, she said. The former lieutenant said she wanted Garcetti to know what the candidate, former San Francisco District Attorney George...

November 3, 2020
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Exclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct, Sources Say

Exclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct, Sources Say

SubscribeSign inShare this postExclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct yashar.substack.comCopy linkTwitterFacebookEmailOct 20, 2020Share this postExclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct yashar.substack.comCopy linkTwitterFacebookEmailIt would mean so much to me if you would subscribe to my newsletter by clicking the button above or the button at the end of this post. You can subscribe for free, but I would be grateful if you would subscribe for just $6.99 a month or $49.99 a...

October 20, 2020
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‘To Say That She’s An Abusive Figure Is An Understatement’: At ABC News, Toxicity Thrives

‘To Say That She’s An Abusive Figure Is An Understatement’: At ABC News, Toxicity Thrives

×U.S. EditionPart of HuffPost Media. ©2022 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.×AdvertisementAdvertisement“Fedida said in regards to Kendis Gibson, who is Black and at the time was an ABC News anchor, that ABC 'spends more on toilet paper than we ever would on him,' a source who heard Fedida make the comment told HuffPost.”AdvertisementAdvertisement“Fedida also would refer to women as 'cunts' openly in the office, according to several staffers who personally heard her use the word.”Advertisement“A source told HuffPost that ABC executives dubbed that letter 'the Black manifesto.' Fedida used...

June 13, 2020
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4 Women Sue Church of Scientology, Its Controversial Leader And Actor Danny Masterson

4 Women Sue Church of Scientology, Its Controversial Leader And Actor Danny Masterson

×U.S. EditionPart of HuffPost News. ©2022 BuzzFeed, Inc. All rights reserved.×Advertisement“This is beyond ridiculous,” Masterson said through his attorney. “I’m not going to fight my ex-girlfriend in the media like she’s been baiting me to do for more than two years. I will beat her in court— and look forward to it because the public will finally be able to learn the truth and see how I’ve been railroaded by this woman. And once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her, and the others who jumped on the bandwagon, for the damage they caused me and my family.”For nearly three years,...

February 6, 2020
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The Reporter Who Took Down a Unicorn

The Reporter Who Took Down a Unicorn

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission.How John Carreyrou battled corporate surveillance and intimidation to expose a multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley start-up as a fraud.In late September of 2015, Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of the once-high-flying but now disgraced Silicon Valley health-care company Theranos, was in the News Corp. office of Rupert Murdoch. She had first met Murdoch in 2014 to pitch him on Theranos, and convinced him to pour $125 million into the company, making him the largest investor.This time, Holmes was trying to get Murdoch to squash a...

March 4, 2020
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Jill Stein’s Ideology Says One Thing—Her Investment Portfolio Says Another

Jill Stein’s Ideology Says One Thing—Her Investment Portfolio Says Another

has largely on her uncompromising positions on the environment, opposition to big banks and Wall Street, defense contractors, and the pharmaceutical industry. But an analysis of her financial disclosures, which she was , show she is heavily invested in the very industries that she maligns the most and as a result of her investments, she has built significant wealth.According to the financial-disclosure form she filed with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on March 30, 2016, Stein and her husband, Richard Rohrer, have investments (with the exception of real estate) valued at anywhere from...

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