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Between Progressive DC and the Nutwork Media Centers, the Poobahs of perverse behavior have pants with no zippers or uncontrollable hands. Or both conditions in many cases.

Is the mantra at 30 Rock and elsewhere “Start grinning and drop the linen!” to any ‘chippie’ that walks into an office?

New York’s TV industry riddled by harassment accusations

If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere, the song goes.

Evidently, making it in the highly-competitive television news industry in the Big Apple has often meant, for women, enduring sexual harassment at the hands of their male co-workers.

The list of men ousted from high-profile seats of TV power grew this week with NBC’s ousting Wednesday of Today co-anchor Matt Lauer.

But NBC is not alone. All of the major television networks have been hit with similar situations recently, making Lauer just the latest in a line that most recently includes Charlie Rose, who co-hosted CBS This Morning and had his own nightly show, produced by Bloomberg Television and aired on PBS for 26 years. He was dismissed from all three networks two weeks ago after accusations of sexual harassment and assault.

NBC News also last month terminated its contract with political analyst Mark Halperin who also appears on MSNBC. He had been accused of sexually harassing women while he worked at ABC News as political director in the late 1990s and much of the 2000s. Showtime also dismissed Halperin should the premium channel continue its political documentary series The Circus, which he co-hosted.

Back in April, Fox News Channel dismissed Bill O’Reilly, host of the network’s ratings leader The O’Reilly Report after an internal investigation prompted by The New York Times report that Fox and O’Reilly had paid millions to settle several sexual harassment accusations. O’Reilly’s ouster followed the July 2016 resignation of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who had also faced allegations of sexual impropriety.

That media scandals would arise in New York makes sense because that is where the major outlets’ headquarters reside and house the executives who have the power to hire and promote staffers, says Mark Feldstein, a broadcast journalism professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. [snip]

Harassment has permeated the media industry for decades, we’ve learned as the accusations have been made public. Many victims have remained quiet over fear of reprisal.

But the recent revelations do not surprise Mark Hertsgaard, an investigative editor for The Nation and author of several books, including Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden. When sent to CBS News in the early ’90s to do a story on 60 Minutes and its kid-glove treatment of President Reagan for Rolling Stone, as the magazine’s then-media reporter, Hertsgaard switched gears upon seeing out-in-the-open harassment.

While talking to a female producer, Hertsgaard saw Mike Wallace walk by and slap the behind of the woman with a rolled-up magazine. “I look at her and my mouth drops open and I said, ‘Does that happen much here?’ She said, ‘You wouldn’t believe.’ That is how I got onto the story,” he said The story was published in May of 1991.

He talked to three women who would not go on the record because show creator Don Hewitt “like Harvey Weinstein, for that matter, was famous for being vindictive and ruining peoples’ careers,” Hertsgaard said.

Wallace, the women told him, repeatedly put his hands on the thighs of his producers during meetings and snapped and unsnapped women’s bra straps from behind “like an eighth-grade boy” would do, Hertsgaard said. [snip]

Betsy West can attest to that. Currently the Fred W. Friendly professor at the Columbia Journalism School in New York, West oversaw 60 Minutes as the senior vice president at CBS News from 1997 to 2005. Her time there coincided with that of Hewitt, who stepped down as executive producer in 2004 (he died in 2009), and Wallace, who became a correspondent emeritus in 2006 before retiring in 2008 (he died in 2012).

“By that time I think a lot of that had abated or I didn’t witness that myself,” she said. “But certainly there were stories about that atmosphere. It did sometimes feel like a boys’ club.” [snip]

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Finally America it seems America has had enough of this sort of behavior from the lascivious Left. Hollyweird is getting a comeuppance long deserved. You play, you pay and it looks like a hell of a huge bill is due.

Kevin Spacey’s unprecedented fall from grace tests a stunned Hollywood

In early October, Kevin Spacey was right where he wanted to be: singing and hamming it up in front of an admiring crowd.

Inside Stage 33 on the CBS Television City lot in Los Angeles, a TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” was being taped in front of a live audience, and Spacey was on hand as a guest star.

Decked out in a tuxedo, the star of stage, screen and television joined Burnett, Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth as they sang songs around a piano. He dusted off a Bing Crosby impression and entertained the crowd between takes with his Johnny Carson. The 84-year-old Burnett introduced him as “an Oscar-winning guy and everyone’s favorite president.”

That was then.

By early November, Spacey’s career was in free fall amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault that stretched back decades and, in multiple cases, involved minors. Netflix, CBS and Sony were all scrambling to distance themselves from him as quickly as possible, even if it meant shutting down production. In a matter of days, a man who has won two Academy Awards and a Tony Award and been nominated for 12 Emmys was being all but erased from Hollywood. Literally. [snip]

But so is Spacey’s catastrophic plummet from grace. After stories in the New York Times and the New Yorker chronicled accusations of sexual harassment and abuse, many projects sought distance from Harvey Weinstein’s company and his name.

With Spacey, that distance required a removal of the man himself.

“His career as he knows it, his stature in the industry, is over,” said Elizabeth Toledo, a crisis PR expert and president of Camino PR. “There’s no legal or [public relations] strategy that’s going to restore it.”

The collapse of Spacey’s career is just the latest in a string of dramatic events that have engulfed the entertainment industry in the past month. As long-hidden allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced against industry heavyweights including Weinstein, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, director Brett Ratner, and most recently, Louis C.K., most have lost jobs, deals and supporters.

“Just because these stories haven’t been heard, doesn’t mean these stories haven’t been told,” said Leigh Gilmore, a women’s and gender studies professor at Wellesley College. “They just haven’t gained traction. What we’re seeing now is a new level of awareness, a new level of accountability. The abusers are actually suffering consequences for their actions.” [snip]

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A long time ago, universities once were a place of learning, a place of human advancement in the arts and sciences. Today, not so much.

Professor Says ‘Mathematics…Operates As Whiteness’

You have got to be kidding me. That’s really all I can say about this. Mathematics is part of a system that promotes white privilege. That’s what one Illinois professor is saying, noting that teaching geometry and algebra reinforces such attitudes. How far gone do you have to be to believe in this crap?

Via Fox News:

A math education professor at the University of Illinois says the ability to solve geometry and algebra problems and teaching such subjects perpetuates so-called white privilege.

Rochelle Gutierrez laid out her views on the subject in an article for a newly published anthology for math educators titled, “Building Support for Scholarly Practices in Mathematics Methods.”

“School mathematics curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean Theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans,” she says, according to Campus Reform.

She also says that addressing equity in mathematics education will come when teachers can understand and negotiate the politics outside the classroom.

“On many levels, mathematics itself operates as whiteness. Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as white,” she writes.

Unlike my fellow Asians, I totally sucked at math. I liked English and history better, so engineering and other careers that are heavily based in math were not in the cards for me. At the same time, if I had this nonsense looped into the curriculum, I would probably have gone insane—and so should any rational human being with cognitive function. You’re solving a math problem. That’s all. The fact that some on the Left are trying to make the field that allowed us to beat the Russians to the moon into the next field of political correctness just shows the toxicity of this whole agenda.

While the Privileged Whites were developing higher math, those others were busy digging roots with pointy sticks and running faster than pissed off elephants. Consider that!

It isn’t about the flag…

…say the kneeling players. Then what is going on in the Seattle Seahawks locker room?

The white haired coot in the left corner is their Coach.
This should get them tossed out of the NFL.

Biased Agendas

Another hackneyed try at kneecapping the Christian symbols.

Judge Declares a 90-Year-Old WWI ‘Peace

Cross’ Memorial ‘Unconstitutional’

The war on Christianity rages on — and to that, I’ll simply say, “Y’all need Jesus.”

Judge Stephanie Thacker was one of the two U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals judges that determined that the World War I Veterans Memorial in Bladensburg, Md., commonly known as the “Peace Cross,” is unconstitutional because it’s a religious symbol.

The 40-foot cross was erected in 1925 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015 by the National Park Service.

However, Thacker wrote that government should basically be devoid of all religion, pointing out Christianity in particular. [snip]

In 2014, the American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit asking for the cross to be demolished or altered, such as by removing its arms “to form a non-religious slab or obelisk.”

“Government war memorials should respect all veterans, not just those from one religious group,” Roy Speckhardt, the association’s executive director, said in a statement Wednesday. “Religious neutrality is important in a pluralistic society like ours.”

The flip side of Speckhardt’s supposed tolerance for all religions is that the American Humanist Association would like a society without religion at all. The masthead for their website says that the organization advocates for “progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers.” [snip]

The magnitude of this ruling could cause a ripple effect for other memorials displaying religious symbols.

The Washington Times also reported:

However, Judge Thacker added in a footnote: “It must be made clear that we are not deciding or passing judgment on the constitutionality of Arlington National Cemetery’s display of Latin crosses. Rather, we are merely distinguishing the facts at hand from those displayed at other places of commemoration.”

Ronald D. Rotunda, professor of jurisprudence at the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University in Orange, California, said if the logic of the court’s ruling is applied consistently, countless public memorials that contain religious references could be ordered to be altered or destroyed.

He said the court’s reliance on “fact-specific” judgments is “a fancy way of saying, ‘Trust us. We don’t make the legal rules. We should ban what we feel like banning, and we’re not going to ban Arlington Cemetery crosses right now.’”

Chalk this case up as another win for the “what are we offended by today” crowd.

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Some creative individual has an opportunity to make a full length animated feature that should be a winner. Call it, “Hollywood: Despicable You!” Let it feature all the effete twits who pompously talked down to America about our right wing morals, our uncaring insensitive ways and anti-women beliefs. To them we are racist, rapist, gun toting wife beating caitiffs. That’s just on Mondays.

Now the overcoat has parted and their Godhead Harvey Weinstein is thrust onto stage center pantless. Weinstein wishes to play the victim now that he’s exposed.

Of more interest is the deafening silence from Hollywood and the tangle-footed scramble by the Jackasses to give back the semen coated dollars they eagerly sought during campaigning. Of course no one knew anything a forehand. Well this circlejerk is so loathsome, it will taint most of the amoral prigs in Hollywood.

Weinstein sexual harassment controversy exposes Hollywood’s double standard

When the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape leaked one year ago, capturing then-candidate, now-President Trump bragging in coarse terms in 2005 about being allowed to grab women because he was a celebrity, Hollywood had a meltdown.

Cher called Trump a “scumbag carny barker” on Twitter. Comedian Patton Oswalt labeled him a “sexist creep.” Actress Emmy Rossum wrote: “misogynistic entitled pig.”

This week, amid revelations that Oscar-winning movie and television producer Harvey Weinstein had a long history of sexually harassing women, Hollywood’s response was largely muted. Film studios on Friday all declined to comment. [snip]

The sordid allegations against Weinstein put Hollywood and Democrats in an awkward spot.

Over the years, Weinstein has given generously to Democrats and liberal causes, contributing more than $600,000 to Democratic politicians and groups, according to federal records. He donated tens of thousands of dollars to the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia, worked as an intern for Weinstein Co. in New York last summer prior to enrolling at Harvard University. Weinstein also has contributed to the Clinton Foundation, whose website states that the producer provided well over $100,000 as of June.

Ah! Those so sensitive toward women’s issues, the Jackass Party, the Clintons, Obama, Liberal politicians across the land and of course the enablers in Hollywood who in complicity kept their mouths shut, allowed many less than powerful women be abused, coerced and threatened because they had a job and wanted to keep it.
The next question is from where did the money come and who handled the payoffs.