Binders full of my African Americans

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Binders full of my African Americans
June 3rd, 2016
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Hello from Muck Rack, where you can get a snapshot of what journalists around the world are reading, thinking and commenting on right now.

Did you miss last week's #MuckRackCafe Twitter Q&A with Mike Rosenberg, reporter at the Seattle Times? Have no fear, we have a wrap-up here!

Friday follies

"Sounds awfully like an auctioneer,"  tweets The New Yorker's Philip Gourevitch in response to a Vine of Donald Trump calling out at a California rally "Look at my African-American over here!"  (currently at 600+ shares). "Wearing a camouflage hat in California is amazingly not his worst decision today," marvels RedState contributor Joe Cunningham. "I think we should start using the phrase 'Look at my African American!' as a term of endearment," suggests GQ's Mark Green. "No, this is fine. Republicans won't agree on EVERYTHING! Sure he's rough around the edges b..." trails off Huffington Post's Matt Fuller. Meanwhile, BuzzFeed's Hayes Brown had only one thing to tweet: "Bye."

At the same time, legal experts are fretting to the New York Times that Trump "is how authoritarianism starts." "Right-leaning scholars say Trump's worldview shows contempt for 1st Amendment, separation of powers and rule of law," elaborates Rick Rojas. "No question Trump poses grave threat to US democracy. Question is do GOPers rushing to back him also pose a threat?" posits Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi at BuzzFeed. Simultaneously, that judge who's been under fire from Trump apparently was targeted by Mexican drug cartel. "A Mexican drug gang once plotted to murder the Indiana-born judge whom Trump attacked as 'Mexican,'" points out NYT's Steven Greenhouse. "Curiel took on Mexican drug gangs to the point he was under threat of assassination. That's an American right there," decides Politico's Ben White. And lastly, Vox is dealing with a very different Trump riot-related issue -- one started by one of their own. From Ezra Klein: "Vox doesn't condone Emmett's tweets encouraging anti-Trump riots, and he's been suspended. My statement." 

Question of the day

Our last question asked: Donald Trump's son Eric thinks what should be required viewing before voting? That woud be "the Benghazi movie," 13 Hours.

Congrats to CNN's David Daniel for being the very first to answer that correctly (and adding "The book didn't blame anyone in DC"). Honorable mentions go out to Craig PittmanDaniella (who adds "I don't take advice from someone who compares Harvard to Trump U"), Subway SquawkersMark Gibbs Shout outs to Katie North for her answer of "omg please tell me he said the Apprentice" and M Edward/Ed Borasky for his guess of "a lobotomy."

As for today's question, here it is: According to one clever Wall Street Journal headline, guacamole lovers are saying what are the pits?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! 

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Featured journalist: Ayesha Salim

Today's spotlight falls on Ayesha Salim, a staff writer with IDG Connect. A tech journalist, Salim covers all the most interesting developments in the technology sector, including topics that range from driverless cars to UI interfaces to artificial intelligence to wearables. Specifically, however, Salim focuses on technology affecting the healthcare sector with an emphasis on the US, as evidenced by this recent headline: "DIY surgical robots: A step too far?" For a taste of more of her work, check out more of Salim's bylines in her Muck Rack portfolio here.

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