Hi, my name is Mathew Ingram. I write about digital media for the Columbia Journalism Review, and this is a newsletter that is made up of links I've either found on Twitter or Facebook, or that have been shared by my social network. Hope you enjoy it!
BEIRUT — I was just about to look at a video a friend had sent me on Tuesday afternoon — “the port seems to be burning,” she said — when my whole building shook, as if startled, by the deepest boom I'd ever heard.
By Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski, CNN
– Aug 4, 12:35 PM
(CNN) President Donald Trump's nominee to become the US ambassador to Germany has a history of making xenophobic and racist comments about immigrants and refugees in both Germany and the US. Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, a decorated combat…
Shortly before 6 PM Beirut time reports began flooding Twitter of a fire and a series of explosions in Beirut. It rapidly became evident that event was far more than a small industrial fire. Shortly after, videos and images of a vast explosion…
By Barbara Starr, Ryan Browne and Nikki Carvajal, CNN
– Aug 4, 5:42 PM
(CNN) Three US Defense Department officials told CNN that as of Tuesday night there was no indication that the massive explosions that rocked Beirut on Tuesday were an 'attack,' contradicting an earlier claim from President Donald Trump. While…
Kanye West has officially submitted signatures to appear on the ballot in Wisconsin, arguably the most important state on the presidential map — and those signatures were dropped off by an experienced GOP operative. Lane Ruhland, who a local…