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Press onward and inward

The State Owned Media and the flacks scribbling for those rags have no intention of producing anything close to accurate news.

Iniquitous Individuals

How often do we hear people wonder why the Press doesn’t list President Trump’s accomplishments. They have a variety of reasons; you know most of them.
Similarly, they never listed Obama’s huge list of accomplishments either. Perhaps it is time that is rectified. Obama deserves the credit for what he’s done over eight (8) years.

He has done more than any other President before him.

Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

 

  • First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
  • First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
  • First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
  • First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States
  • First President to violate the War Powers Act.
  • First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
  • First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
  • First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
  • First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
  • First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
  • First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
  • First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
  • First President to terminate America ‘s ability to put a man in space.
  • First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
  • First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
  • First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
  • First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
  • First President to tell a major manufacturing company (Boeing) in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
  • First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
  • First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
  • First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
  • First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
  • First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
  • First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists(incl a communist!!).
  • First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.
  • First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
  • First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
  • First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
  • First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
  • First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
  • First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
  • First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
  • First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
  • First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
  • First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
  • Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

It probably isn’t possible for President Trump to even come close to Obama’s record.
It isn’t hard to see why the State Owned Media doesn’t want to tout a record such as this. To add stink to poop, he wants to build a library, an edifice to house such crap.
If it is built, a site in some suitable place must be selected: Haiti, Kenya or some other African shithole or better yet, Libya where he can listen to the howling from some minaret to his heart’s content.

Iniquitous Individuals

Idiot’s Corner

We find it hard to fathom how the mind can process such tripe and consider the promulgators sane. There has to be a cognitive failure.


Perhaps a reader will explain the logic somewhere embedded in this distortion. PLEASE.

Birds of a feather…

have the same fleas and other bad habits.

This chunk of dog poop constantly pontificates about how foul and craven the GOP and conservatives are, how lacking in morals being bigots and racists and abusers of women. As usual the old liberal tripe is practiced, to wit, “Do as I say, not as I do”.

NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews

An MSNBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment.

Two sources familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An MSNBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package.

The woman complained to CNBC executives about Matthews making inappropriate comments and jokes about her while in the company of others.

The MSNBC spokesman said that they thoroughly reviewed the situation at the time and that Matthews received a formal reprimand. Based on people who were involved in the matter, the network concluded that the comments were inappropriate and juvenile but were not intended to be taken as propositions. [snip]

He is the latest in a string of high-profile men in media to be accused of sexual misconduct, particularly at NBC.

In late November, NBC News fired Matt Lauer, longtime host of “The Today Show,” after an employee complained about inappropriate behavior. Additional women accused him of sexual harassment and assault, and some insisted that executives at the network knew about his behavior.

NBC also cut ties with “Game Change” author Mark Halperin in October after a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment and groping, and senior vice president Matt Zimmerman for failing to report relationships he had with women who worked for him.

Meanwhile in the Congressional Pig Pen there’s more goings on.

After Sexual Harassment Accusations, Dem. Ruben Kihuen Will Not Seek Re-Election

Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) has announced he will not seek re-election after the House Ethics Committee launched a probe into his alleged sexual misconduct, reports the Washington Examiner.

Christine reported on December 1st that Rep. Ruben Kihuen had been accused of sexual harassment by his campaign finance director. The harassment was allegedly so bad that the woman was forced to quit. Details obtained by Buzzfeed allege that Rep. Kihuen touched her leg, hinted at sexual escapades, and asked her to spend the night on several occasions. 

At the time, Rep. Kihuen issued a public apology and vowed to continue “fighting for women’s equality.”[snip] (emphasis added)

Rep Ruben now joins Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) among others as elected officials who have recently stepped down due to sexual misconduct allegations.

Women, hang in there. This stud is still going to work for you on such issues as your equality! and an equal chance to have some body part grabbed.
All sexual solicitations are given with the idea of an equal chance to ‘ahem’ put out.

Daily Insanity

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]