BILL CLINTON SAID WHAT?
As reported at the NTK Network, in an interview with the PBS NewsHour former president Bill Clinton chimed in on the #MeToo movement and made some shocking, and strikingly tone-deaf, comments about sexual harassment and assault, including his opinion that “what you can do to someone against their will” has changed.” HUH? No Mr. President, it was never considered acceptable to sexually harass, assault, or break into the presidential humidor. The problem was that everyone gave you a pass on all of your actions from your days in Arkansas to be President. Even today the #MeToo movement has not gone after you for your actions. Is the Clinton being tone deaf or did the MSM create the silence?
President Bill Clinton’s new interview with PBS NewsHour, which aired last week, featured some shocking, and strikingly tone-deaf, comments from the former president about sexual harassment and assault, including his opinion that “what you can do to someone against their will” has changed.
Clinton’s comments seem to suggest that he believes there was a time in which doing anything against someone’s will was acceptable or normal.
Clinton also defended ousted Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who resigned from the U.S. Senate amid sexual harassment allegations. Clinton said, as part of his comments on Franken, that “maybe I’m just an old-fashioned person.”
The President Donald Trump 2017 Fake News Awards … Liberal Democrat Media Complex Continues Their Bias, False Reporting
SO MANY PEOPLE WANTED TO SEE THIS THAT IT SHUT DOWN THE GOP.GOV SERVERS …
It is the announcement of the much anticipated 2017 President Donald Trump Fake News Awards. Check out the winners below. We have known for years that the MSM was liberal and bias; however, under the Trump presidency they have sunk to new low levels. This is not a matter of news stories that Trump did not like, these are false news stories just made up by the media. The liberal MSM just passes off opinion and their liberal agenda as fact. The #1 fake news story of 2017 was the preposterous one where the New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic victory over Hillary Clinton that the economy would never recover. How ignorant and foolish could one possibly be? Sorry Business Insider, if the news-media industry is in fact governed by a foundational set of ethical standards and doesn’t just write whatever they want to, then none of the stories below would have ever made public. The fact is there is only one standard for the media, pushing their liberal agenda and crafting stories to said agenda.
The media is trusted with First Amendment rights and freedom of speech. This is a great responsibility and not to be used to just provide hit jobs against individuals you do not like. If you dislike the president calling you “fake news” then print the truth. Provide the same media standard you did for Barack Obama to Trump. Because at this point, journalism is pretty much dead in the US.
- The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover. (Never recover, eh? Instead we are witness to a record DOW over 26,000, jogs being created and blacks and Hispanics are all-time record lows in unemployment. What did almost crash the stock markets was the #2 Fake story from Brian Ross.)
- ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.
- CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.
- TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.
- Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.
- CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.
- CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.
- CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.
- The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.
- And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!
Why were 90% of news stories negative to President Donald Trump from the media? That hardly took place under 8 years of Obama. Where was the media on the incredibly accomplishments of the United States economy under President Trump like the economy creating nearly 2 million jobs and gained over $8 trillion in wealth since the President’s inauguration, African Americans and Hispanics enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in recorded history, the Trump tax cuts and relief for hardworking Americans, the corporate tax cuts that have provided bonuses and other benefits to over 2 million employees to date, Trump’s plan to cut regulations issuing 22 deregulatory actions for every one new regulatory action, the American energy boom by ending Obama-era regulations, approving the Keystone pipeline, auctioning off millions of new acres for energy exploration, and opening up ANWR, the threat of ISIS and their Caliphate being crushed in Iraq and Syria, and so many more.
AND ANOTHER …
Variety is reporting that PBS has suspended late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” amid misconduct allegations. This is the second PBS host in as many months to be accused of sexual misconduct. PBS cut ties with longtime host Charlie Rose in November over allegations he sexually harassed several women. According to Variety sources, the investigation found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates.
PBS has suspended late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” amid misconduct allegations against its host and namesake.
“Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” the public broadcaster said. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.”
Sources close to the production told Variety that PBS hired attorney Sarah Taylor Wirtz of the firm MSK to oversee an investigation into Smiley’s behavior after receiving allegations of misconduct by Smiley, who hosts and produces the talk show. Wirtz declined Variety‘s request for comment. According to sources, MSK took reports from 10 witnesses, a mix of men and women of different races and employment levels in Smiley’s organization, most of them former staffers.
The investigation found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates, sources said. Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley. In general, witnesses described Smiley as creating a verbally abusive and threatening environment that went beyond what could be expected in a typical high-pressure work environment. Several expressed concerns about retaliation.
On the eve of the 15th season and 3,000th episode of my nightly talk show, I was as shocked as anyone else by PBS’ announcement today. Variety knew before I did.
I have the utmost respect for women and celebrate the courage of those who have come forth to tell their truth. To be clear, I have never groped, coerced, or exposed myself inappropriately to any workplace colleague in my entire broadcast career, covering 6 networks over 30 years.
Never. Ever. Never.
PBS launched a so-called investigation of me without ever informing me. I learned of the investigation when former staffers started contacting me to share the uncomfortable experience of receiving a phone call from a stranger asking whether, I had ever done anything to make them uncomfortable, and if they could provide other names of persons to call. After 14 seasons, that’s how I learned of this inquiry, from the streets.
Only after being threatened with a lawsuit, did PBS investigators reluctantly agree to interview me for three hours.
If having a consensual relationship with a colleague years ago is the stuff that leads to this kind of public humiliation and personal destruction, heaven help us.
And Yet Another … Eight Women Accused Charlie Rose of Sexually Harassment (Update: Rose Suspended from CBS & PBS)
UBER LIB CHARLIE ROSE ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT …
Sorry Charlie, you have been accused of serial sexual harassment. From the WAPO comes the following, eight woman have accused longtime liberal TV host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. The women claim that Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. SICK!!! Of the eight women, five of the women spoke on the condition of anonymity, three were on the record and two of the women the Post interviewed, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan and Megan Creydt, confirmed their accounts to NBC News. This was a serial harassment that took place from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. Who doesn’t think that every news outlet Charlie Rose worked at did not know of his behavior and turned a blind eye? CBS addressed the suspension of Charlie Rose over sexual harassment allegations and claims, ‘We Are All Rocked By This.’ Sorry is I have to cry BS here. They are rocked because it because public, there is no way this was not public knowledge.
Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.
The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”
There are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their interactions with Rose in multiple interviews with The Post. For all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said the women had confided in them about aspects of the incidents. Three of the eight spoke on the record.
Five of the women spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of Rose’s stature in the industry, his power over their careers or what they described as his volatile temper.
So now Rose is embarrassed by his behavior and apologizes? Really? Isn’t he just feeling this way because he was caught?
Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his nightly interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday following a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women.
The women, who all worked for Rose or tried to work for him, accused the veteran newsman of groping them, walking naked in front of them and telling one that he dreamed about her swimming nude.
Rose, 75, said in a statement that he was “deeply embarrassed” and apologized for his behavior.
“PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations,” the public broadcasting service said in a statement. “We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose.’”
Are you kidding, only now Rose realizes that walking around nude, groping women and inappropriate comments are not acceptable behavior? Sorry Charlie, you don’t get a free pass like you should not have known better. Powerline calls Rose’s behavior like about an eight on the 1 to 10 Weinstein Scale. So far, let’s wait until more women and stories are revealed. This sounds like only the tip of the iceberg.
“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.
“I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”
Rose said that he has behaved insensitively at times “and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken. I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will, too.”
If any more come out, which they will … Charlie Rose’s career looks to be finished.
Politics of the Absurd: US Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Says Republicans Out to Get Elmo with PBS Cuts
How can anyone take Democrats seriously anymore?
US Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) stated during a floor speech that GOP efforts to cut PBS spending were due to a vendetta that the Republicans have with Elmo. What! How pathetic have Democrats become? How ignorant could any one Democrat Senator be? Every one knows that the GOP has a vendetta against Bert & Ernie. Duh!
Just curious, do tax payer $’s really need to pay for Elmo and Katy Perry playing tag? It only wasn’t
seen because of parent outrage, not because of PBS
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that House Republicans want to strip government funding of PBS because they have a “vendetta against Elmo.”
Boxer made the comments during a floor speech where she made the case for her bill that would ensure that the president and lawmakers are not paid if a government shutdown occurs.
Boxer claimed that funding 4 hours of the Iraq war could keep PBS afloat; however, asMichelle Malkin reminds us … so could Barbara Boxer’s earmarks.
House Republicans passed a bill last month that would cut spending from both National Public Radio and PBS. But wait, according to Boxer the vendettas do not stop with Elmo. She claims that the GOP has a ”vendetta against healthcare” and a “vendetta against clean energy.” Good grief, how did this brain surgeon get elected? No Senator Boxer, the GOP has an issue with out of control Democrat and Obama spending, they have an issue with record debt, they have an issue with sticking the children and grandchildren with monster debt, they have an issue with being extorted from foreign countries for energy