Who Had the Worst Week?

  • The director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dan Prenzlow, is on paid administrative leave after directing a racially charged “Back of the Bus” comment toward a Black employee.
  • The Gallery Sportsman’s Club & Range just opened in Lakewood, and it combines a gun range with a … wait for it … full-service bar. Genius!
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Colorado a “primary natural disaster area” due to our decades-long drought. The move “qualifies farmers and ranchers for emergency loans to recover damages from the ongoing megadrought.”
  • Allegations of inappropriate behavior against actor Bill Murray have shut down production on the film “Being Mortal” starring Murray, Aziz Ansari and Seth Rogen. Murray has a long history of allegedly abusive behavior on-set.
  • Two co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation Network and BLM Los Angeles used $6 million in donations to buy a southern California mansion.
  • Lawyers for the L.A. Times accused L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva of “abusing his official position” when he publicly alleged that one of its reporters was under criminal investigation for her coverage of a police brutality incident. Villanueva quickly backtracked and claimed he didn’t make the allegation despite video of the press conference during which he said it.
  • After a press conference this week by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), media briefly reported that radiation levels at the Chernobyl nuclear site were “abnormal.” That was concerning given the recent occupation of the facility by Russian military forces. However, media almost immediately corrected those reports to say that the official who provided the information actually said – with a heavy Argentinean accent – that conditions were “at normal.”
  • Is the U.S. economy headed toward a major recession? Deutsche Bank says yes, while Goldman Sachs says maybe.
  • A family of American tourists sparked bedlam at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport when they went through security with an unexploded military shell they had found while touring the Golan Heights.
  • Actor Jason Sudeikis is distancing himself from a process server who handed his ex-wife, actress Olivia Wilde, lawsuit papers while she was onstage at a CinemaCon event. A Sudeikis spokesperson said the “Ted Lasso” star actor “had no prior knowledge” that his ex-wife would be served there, and that “he would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner.”

So, who won the week?

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