Published: December 22, 2021 | Updated: December 22, 2021
Target Canceled 'Shop With A Cop' Event, So Deputies Took Matters Into Their Own Hands
UPDATE, Dec. 22, 2021: Following the publication of this story, The Western Journal received the following statement from a Target spokesperson: "Unfortunately, a miscommunication earlier this year resulted in the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office being told that Target was retiring our Heroes & Helpers program. We’ve reached out to the sheriff’s office to apologize for this miscommunication. In fact, Target is supporting Heroes & Helpers this year in partnership with first responders across the country, including firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and law enforcement. In Flagler County specifically, we worked with the local fire department and donated $5,000 to purchase gifts for underserved children in the community. In addition, we’ve donated more than $1 million nationwide and helped more than 4,000 families through our new community giving program, the Great Gift together. We also made a $1 million contribution to Toys For Tots to support even more kids in 2021. As members of the Palm Coast community, Target appreciates the work the sheriff’s office is doing to make the holiday season brighter for those who need it most."
Published: December 15, 2021 | Updated: December 15, 2021
CNN Worries About Biden's Age and Popularity, Drops Names of 11 Candidates to Replace Him in 2024
CORRECTION, Dec. 15, 2021: This post originally stated the wrong city where Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg formerly served as mayor. It was South Bend, Indiana.
Published: November 22, 2021 | Updated: November 22, 2021
Two Longtime Fox News Personalities Quit Over Tucker Carlson's New Documentary
UPDATE, Nov. 22, 2021: This story has been updated to note that following its publication, a Fox News source with knowledge of the situation said the network had no intentions of renewing Hayes and Goldberg's contracts when they expired in 2022. This story and its headlines remain as published.
Published: November 6, 2021 | Updated: November 8, 2021
Newsmax Caves to Biden in Shock Announcement: They Will Mandate Vaccines
UPDATE, Nov. 8, 2021: This story has been updated to note that following its publication, Newsmax denied reports that it would be mandating vaccination against COVID-19 for all its employees. However, the news organization clarified that employees who did not wish to get the vaccine would be subject to weekly COVID testing, in compliance with the federal mandate. This story remains as published.
Published: October 3, 2021 | Updated: October 4, 2021
Fury Erupts Over Social Media Posting of Man Shooting Mountain Lion Dead
CORRECTION, Oct. 3, 2021: This article originally stated that the Twitter user who posted the video shown was the gunman who killed the mountain lion. In a later Twitter post, that user, @Mrgunsngear, made clear that he had only shared a video that came from elsewhere.
Published: October 1, 2021 | Updated: October 1, 2021
Marine Who Pulled Baby Over Wall at Kabul Airport Now Under Investigation for Appearing at Trump Rally
CORRECTION, Oct. 1, 2021: This article's headline has been updated to note that Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark claimed he pulled a baby over a wall in Kabul. According to statements from Clark's command, however, Clark was not the Marine featured pulling a child over a wall in a viral video or photo. His command told Task & Purpose they could not say whether Clark was one of the other Marines featured in a viral video. Clark's command told Insider Clark was not the Marine featured in a viral photo pulling a child over a wall. "Regarding the viral photo that began circulating around August 20, 2021, the Marine identified in that particular image was not Lance Cpl. Clark," 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit spokesperson Capt. Kelton Cochran told Insider. However, Cochran told Task & Purpose there were multiple instances during the evacuation of Afghanistan where Afghans handed children to U.S. troops. This article otherwise appears as originally written.
Published: September 20, 2021 | Updated: September 20, 2021
Derek Chauvin Will 'Probably' See Third-Degree Murder Conviction Overturned
CORRECTION, Sept. 19, 2021: This story has been updated to make it clear that Chauvin was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of George Floyd. By itself, the overturning of his conviction on the charge of third-degree murder, if it happened, would not negate that sentence.
Published: September 12, 2021 | Updated: September 15, 2021
Discipline Recommended for 6 Capitol Police Officers After Review of Actions on Jan. 6
CORRECTION, Sep. 13, 2021: A previous version of this article erroneously referred to Andrew McCabe as the current deputy director of the FBI. McCabe was deputy director of the FBI from 2016 to 2018. We apologize to our readers for any confusion we may have caused.
Published: September 9, 2021 | Updated: September 9, 2021
White House Announces New Restrictions and Mandates Are Coming for Unvaccinated Americans
CORRECTION, Sept. 9, 2021: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect figure for the percentage of fully vaccinated Americans. We apologize to our readers for the error and for any confusion we may have caused.
Published: September 3, 2021 | Updated: October 15, 2021
New Law Makes Skipping National Anthem at Pro Sports Games in Texas a Punishable Offense
UPDATE, Sept. 2, 2021: This article has been updated to indicate the new national anthem law deals with teams that receive government funding, not just state funding.