Ken Burns Says Facebook Leaders ‘Enemy of the State,’ and More News


Filmmaker Ken Burns referred to the leaders of Facebook as “an enemy of the state” that should be “put in prison,” while singer Rihanna is now a billionaire. Plus, an American wrestler becomes the first Black woman to take Olympic gold in that sport, then goes viral for delivering a tearful patriotic victory speech.

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Filmmaker Ken Burns says leaders of Facebook are “an enemy of the state” and should be “put in prison”

During an interview with a New York Times podcaster Kara Swisher, renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns alleged that Facebook’s top two leaders as “an enemy of the state” and said both should be “put in prison.”

Swisher had invited the filmmaker on the Times podcast to discuss his latest project which profiles legendary boxer Mohammed Ali. However, Burns extemporaneously brought up Facebook without being asked about it, according to the Daily Mail.

Burns referred to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg “as an enemy of the state” who “doesn’t give a sh**” about the United States. The Oscar-winner said Zuckerberg along with his number two, Sheryl Sandberg, should both be tried for crimes against humanity and put in prison.

“He knows he can transcend it,” Burns continued. “He can get away to anyplace.”

“And so it’s just about filthy lucre,” Burns added. “That’s it.”

Swisher did not press burns on his impromptu comments nor asked any questions about Facebook or its leaders.

Burns added no further comments and did not specify why he thought Zuckerberg was a traitor or why he felt its leadership should be in prison.

The only related comment Swisher made was to say: “You’re going to love my memoir, Ken.”

Rihanna Is Now a Billionaire and the World’s Richest Female Musician

On Wednesday, Forbes announced estimated the net worth of singer Rihanna at $1.7 billion on Wednesday, adding her to the list of the richest entertainers in the world and crowning her the exclusive title of “the world’s richest female musician.”

Forbes said most of her wealth comes from her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty.

Rihanna launched Fenty Beauty in 2017 in partnership with luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. Rihanna’s real name is Robyn Fenty. The brand, which took the then-unprecedented step of creating 40 shades of foundation, creating the so-called “Fenty Effect,” now covers a vast array of beauty products.

Fans are still waiting for another album from the singer.

American wrestler goes viral makes history and delivers patriotic victory speech after winning gold: “I love representing the US”

American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock, 28, won the gold medal on Tuesday, making history as the first black woman and only the second woman from the US to win a gold medal for wrestling in the Olympics, the Blaze reported.

When a reporter asked the Texas native how it felt to represent her country, she responded much differently than some Olympic athletes have reacted recently, the Daily Wire reported.

“It feels amazing,” Mensah-Stock said, “I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there. I love it. And I’m so happy I get to represent USA!”

“I’m feeling very happy, and I keep trying not to cry, but it keeps happening!” Mensah-Stock said, who draped herself in the American flag, while openly shedding tears of joy.