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Clinton says Weinstein scandal shows 'endemic' harassment

Daily Mail - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:35
In an interview with The One Show, Hillary Clinton compared the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein with remarks made by US president Donald Trump as she promoted her new book.

President Donald Trump Reveals His Iran Strategy

Info Wars - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:35
Trump threatens to pull out of Iran deal.

Oysters and mussels produce 'ridiculous' greenhouse gases

Daily Mail - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:34
The team, from Cardiff University and Stockholm University, found that around 10 per cent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms.

Hecklers shout down California attorney general, assembly majority leader at Whittier College (Adam Steinbaugh/FIRE)

Memeorandum - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:25

Adam Steinbaugh / FIRE:
Hecklers shout down California attorney general, assembly majority leader at Whittier College  —  Last week, Whittier College — my alma mater — hosted California's Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, in a question-and-answer session organized by Ian Calderon, the Majority Leader of the California State Assembly.

The sad last picture of Sabrina, British Marilyn Monroe

Daily Mail - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:22
This is the sad last picture of Sabrina, the women who became famous as Britain's answer to Marilyn Monroe. DailyMail.com can reveal she- died in agony in North Hollywood, drug addicted and in pain.

MA man tosses cash to demonstrate the 'absurdity of money'

Daily Mail - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:21
A crowd gathered in Massachusetts on Thursday to catch bills thrown into the air by 28-year-old Paul Vidich, who had his $389 paycheck taken out in hundreds of $1 and $2 bills.

Lisa Bloom’s behind-the-scenes efforts to protect Amazon studio head Roy Price

Hot Air - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:21

Attorney Lisa Bloom was not only advising Harvey Weinstein, she was also defending Amazon studio head Roy Price, who announced a leave of absence Thursday after a separate allegation of making inappropriate sexual comments to a female producer. Today, reporter Kim Masters, who broke the story about Price in August, published a piece outlining the behind-the-scenes efforts by Lisa Bloom to prevent her piece from ever being published. From the Columbia Journalism Review:

In her zeal to protect her client—who has yet to address any of the allegations in my piece publicly—Bloom claimed that I had turned on Price after he rebuffed my demand to have Amazon underwrite The Business, the public-radio show that I host on KCRW. I can’t guess who concocted that allegation, but I assume the idea was to establish a potential argument that I had behaved unethically and had a personal grudge against him and therefore didn’t care what the facts were. (Since Price is a public figure, his only hope of prevailing in court would be to argue that I published information I knew to be false or acted in reckless disregard of whether it was false.)

When I first read the claim in an email from Bloom, I was angry, but I also laughed because it was ridiculous. I’ve never discussed underwriting with anyone, even internally at KCRW. I don’t know the first thing about it. I’m told Bloom insisted she had proof, though of course none was produced. My editor at THR told her that the story was false, but she repeated it to other publications nonetheless.

Thursday the story of price took a dramatic turn. The producer to whom Price made his comments went public in a story at the Hollywood Reporter (written by Masters). In addition, Rose McGowan directed a string of tweets to Jeff Bezos stating she had told Price repeatedly last year that she was raped by Harvey Weinstein and that he discounted it. A short time later, it was announced that Price was taking a leave of absence. And after that, Deadline reported that Lisa Bloom was no longer representing him:

At the same time, Deadline has learned that attorney Lisa Bloom has left Price’s side. “My representation of Roy Price has concluded,” the former advisor to Harvey Weinstein told Deadline today. “It concluded before the producer went public,” she added.

So Bloom claims she left earlier it just wasn’t mentioned to anyone until after Price was on leave. However that worked out, Bloom’s defense was certainly effective. Masters went through legal vetting of the story with six different publications before she finally found an outlet for it:

I tried BuzzFeed, which questioned me extensively before passing without offering an explanation…

I thought my luck was changing when The Daily Beast offered to buy the piece and indemnify me. It was edited and vetted and I was happy with the relatively complete version of the story that was readied for publication. I was told to give Price one last chance to comment and to advise him and Amazon that the story would post that night. Harder and Bloom quickly weighed in—still putting nothing on the record—and at the end of the day, I was told that we would give them more time to respond. The next morning, the editor said that at least one source had to go on the record. With that, the Beast and I were at an impasse and I withdrew the piece.

Masters admits part of this was because, until yesterday, the producer at the center of the story refused to go on the record. However, she did have multiple people who had agreed to talk to any editor behind the scenes to confirm the story. So it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that fear of a lawsuit was a major factor in hesitation to publish.

Lisa Bloom’s reputation took a hit when she decided to advise and defend Harvey Weinstein in the court of public opinion. But her decision to use, according to Masters, dubious claims to bury a story about another studio head suggests that wasn’t a one-time mistake on her part.

The post Lisa Bloom’s behind-the-scenes efforts to protect Amazon studio head Roy Price appeared first on Hot Air.

HAHAHA: Larry Sabato BUSTS the liberal 25th Amendment fantasy with one tweet

Twitchy - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:21

As we told you the other day, liberals are fantasizing over the use of the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office.

But can’t Trump just, you know, name a new cabinet?

Attn. 25th amendment junkies: if cabinet members circulate notice of impairment can a President fire them,then claim they're not in cabinet?

— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) October 12, 2017

“Yep” says elections guru Larry Sabato:

Yep. One of the holes in 25. https://t.co/ZF4M7rhc4g

— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) October 12, 2017

Maybe we can focus on what Trump did get done this week, eh?

This week in reality: Trump ended CPP, stopped illegal subsidies, enacted market-based health insurance reforms, declined to certify Iran

— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 13, 2017

deal, got out of UNESCO over anti-Semitism, Pakistan freed hostages, Goodell backed down on anthem fight.

— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 13, 2017

But nah:

This week in media narrative: chaos, 25th amendment, end is near. Fascinating to observe.

— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 13, 2017

Never change, libs, never change:

This sick man has no interest in the safety or well being of American citizens. He must be removed from office via the 25th Amendment TODAY pic.twitter.com/iYD9zMKzu3

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 12, 2017

STOP GRANDSTANDING AND PUSH FOR THE 25TH AMENDMENT https://t.co/Lbgti689Rw

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 12, 2017

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Related:

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) FAILS Constitution 101 (only off by about 200 years) https://t.co/tKOhn0Ihm6

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 12, 2017

The post HAHAHA: Larry Sabato BUSTS the liberal 25th Amendment fantasy with one tweet appeared first on twitchy.com.

Obamas Choose Rising Stars to Paint Their Official Portraits (Kelly Crow/Wall Street Journal)

Memeorandum - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:20

Kelly Crow / Wall Street Journal:
Obamas Choose Rising Stars to Paint Their Official Portraits  —  Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will paint the former president and first lady for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery  —  The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has commissioned a pair of rising-star artists …

'Thursday Night Football' Snares 14.6M Viewers, Down Despite Eagles' Win - Update (Dominic Patten/Deadline)

Memeorandum - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:20

Dominic Patten / Deadline:
‘Thursday Night Football’ Snares 14.6M Viewers, Down Despite Eagles' Win - Update  —  UPDATED, 2:05 PM: Last night's Thursday Night Football turns out to be, to paraphrase Herman's Hermits, a case of third verse same as the first.  —  With the final numbers now in, the Philadelphia Eagles vs …

Another Eyewitness Says Multiple Shooters In Vegas

Info Wars - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:18
"It sounded like a gang battle."

Celebrity Publicists Are Bailing on 'Megyn Kelly Today' (EXCLUSIVE) (Elizabeth Wagmeister/Variety)

Memeorandum - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:15

Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Celebrity Publicists Are Bailing on ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Elizabeth's Most Recent Stories  — Lisa Bloom Was ‘Totally Lied to’ by Harvey Weinstein, Did Not Know Severity of Allegations (EXCLUSIVE)  —  In addition to widespread criticism and sluggish ratings, Megyn Kelly is facing another impending crisis.

Trump: 'We're saying merry Christmas again' (Ben Kamisar/The Hill)

Memeorandum - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:15

Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump: 'We're saying merry Christmas again'  —  President Trump reignited the “war on Christmas” on Friday, telling a crowd of supporters that “we're saying merry Christmas again” now that he's president.  —  Speaking to a packed crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. …

The Life And Death Of Hollywood

Info Wars - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:14
Compilation video exposes the downfall of the music industry.

Hyatt Hotels discovers card data breach again

Daily Mail - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:10
Hyatt Hotels revealed to its customers Thursday that they had discovered unauthorized access to payment card information at certain Hyatt-managed locations between March 18, 2017 and July 2, 2017.

Sheriff Clarke SLAMS NFL Anthem Protesters in Viral Tweet

GatewayPundit - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:02

Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke is fed up with the spoiled NFL players disrespecting the Anthem and American flag.

He mocked the NFL for having to write out how adult players conduct themselves during the anthem when it’s something he ‘learned in grade school’.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, along with the head of the NFL Players Association, are meeting with the owners Oct.17-18 in New York to discuss a plan. Pathetic.

Sheriff Clarke tweeted, “NFL having to write out how players conduct themselves during the anthem is HILARIOUS. I learned how to honor the flag in GRADE SCHOOL” 

The tweet immediately went viral. It has been re-tweeted over 8,000 times and has over 23,000 ‘likes’. This is why we love Sheriff Clarke!

NFL having to write out how players conduct themselves during the anthem is HILARIOUS. I learned how to honor the flag in GRADE SCHOOL #MAGA pic.twitter.com/pe7ijVpslF

— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) October 11, 2017

Sheriff Clarke’s tweet was in response to Roger Goodell’s statement on Tuesday saying the league believes everyone should stand during the national anthem.

NFL players were outraged on Wednesday that there will be no more sitting, kneeling or stretching during the national anthem.

Now Goodell is saying the NFL is not seeking a mandate to force players to stand. Brilliant.

The NFL hit a new low on Monday night — in ratings.

Monday’s night game was down double-digits from last year’s game.

Thursday night football ratings were also down.

The NFL is hurting as the disrespect of the national anthem continues.

Fans are burning gear, sponsors are dropping and stadiums are sparse; the NFL is done.

The post Sheriff Clarke SLAMS NFL Anthem Protesters in Viral Tweet appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

How Socialism Ruined Venezuela

Info Wars - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:00
But a revolution in ideas can really bring a new era to Venezuela

End The ATF, Not The 2nd Amendment

Info Wars - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:59
The establishment is pushing gun control heavily after the Vegas shooting.

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