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Tucker Carlson: The left accuses others of being misogynists, but they protected Harvey Weinstein for years

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It is the most reliable standard in politics.

In fact, take these words, put them on a piece of paper, put them on your fridge and leave them there because this is the Rosetta Stone to American politics and here it is: Whatever the left accuses you of is exactly what they’re doing themselves  — every time.

They’ll scream at you for being a “racist,” and yet, they’re literally the ones imposing a system of inflexible racial discrimination on the entire country. They’ll call you a “fascist” even as they work to eliminate the First and Second Amendments. And of course, they regularly attack their opponents as “sexist” while they protect actual rapists and abusers who are useful to them politically.

They guarded Ted Kennedy‘s reputation for decades, even after he killed a woman. They ran Bill Clinton for president twice. Meanwhile — this just proves the theory right here — Clinton’s wife, Hillary Clinton, has made a career out of calling other people sexist.

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Here’s one among countless examples:

Hillary Clinton, as a presidential candidate in 2016: I went to Beijing in 1995 and said women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights. And I believe that with all my heart. When I was Secretary of State, I put women’s rights at the center of our foreign policy, and I went to 112 countries for all of you. I raised it in every country. I looked across the table at dictators and authoritarians, and chauvinists and sexists and misogynists. Yes, I did. And I raised it with every one of them.

“I stared down misogynists and lived to tell the tale.” On one level, it is hilarious. Enjoy it. On another level, it is nauseating. It is the opposite of the truth.

Hillary Clinton has spent her entire life closely connected to men who abuse women. Maybe that’s why she feels the need to lecture you about feminism. It’s a kind of projection. She has to feel virtuous even as she does the very thing she claims to hate. You’d really need to be Sigmund Freud to figure it all out. It’s sick. But it’s real. And we have more detail on it.

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Excerpts from Ronan Farrow’s new book were released on Wednesday. The book is called “Catch and Kill,” and primarily it’s about Harvey Weinstein and the many famous liberals who protected him.

For years it was an open secret that Weinstein abused women. In Hollywood, they laughed about it at award shows.

“Congratulations. You five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein,” Seth MacFarlane said to laughter from the audience.

Whatever the left accuses you of is exactly what they’re doing themselves  — every time.

So they knew. That’s beyond dispute. They knew.

So why didn’t they do anything to stop the abuse? Well, it turns out because people like Hillary Clinton helped Weinstein get away with it.

Here’s one example of it. In the summer of 2017, according to this new book, Farrow tried to schedule an interview with Hillary Clinton for another book he was writing about U.S. foreign policy. Hillary’s publicist, a man called Nick Merrill, warned Farrow outright that a certain “big story” that he was working on was “a concern for us.”

In other words, leave Harvey Weinstein alone. If you want to get what we’ve got. Stop it. Stop bothering Harvey Weinstein. That was the message to Farrow from Hillary Clinton.

Noah Oppenheim is still the president of NBC. Andy Lack is still the chairman, despite his own documented history of sexual indiscretions with NBC employees. Neither one has ever told the truth about the Harvey Weinstein cover-up.

Now Weinstein had been a longtime fundraiser for the Clinton family. Hillary wanted to protect him, no matter how many women he was hurting and there were quite a few apparently.

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Several months later, Weinstein returned Hillary’s favor. He sent an email to an NBC executive called Deborah Turness, and he pitched a docu-series about — you guessed it — Hillary Clinton. Turness called the idea “absolutely stunning.”

But don’t be surprised. NBC News is in the tank for the Democratic Party and also in the tank for Harvey Weinstein.

When Farrow began his investigation, he may not have known this. He was still an NBC employee at the time. But he learned it when the company rejected his story on Harvey Weinstein, despite the fact he had it nailed. In the end, Farrow took the piece elsewhere and won a Pulitzer Prize with it.

So now we know why NBC passed on what turned out to be the scoop of the decade. According to Farrow’s book, Weinstein had dug up allegations against “Today” show host, Matt Lauer and threatened to expose Lauer if NBC didn’t quash the story about him.

So to protect their top talent, NBC let Harvey Weinstein get away with abusing women. And they’ve been lying about it ever since.

On Wednesday, for example, you may have seen this, NBC has been happy to talk about the brand new allegation against Matt Lauer. In fact, that allegation may be the weakest claim in Farrow’s book.

But for NBC, it doesn’t matter. That claim has been a godsend. If they can keep talking about Matt Lauer, maybe no one will notice that NBC News, at the very highest levels, covered up for Harvey Weinstein. That’s their plan. And sadly, it may work.

As revealing as Farrow’s book is — and it’s a public service — a lot of this was obvious two years ago. At that time, our sources told us that NBC News President Noah Oppenheim knew all about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior and actively worked to keep it secret.

In 2017, we at “Tucker Carlson Tonight” reported the following:

In addition to being the head of NBC News, Oppenheim is a Hollywood screenwriter with deep ties to the movie business and to the Democratic Party establishment. Could it be that Oppenheim had a business relationship with Harvey Weinstein or Weinstein’s company? It’s not a far-fetched possibility at all.

And yet as of earlier today, Oppenheim and NBC, when asked directly refuse to say. Noah Oppenheim ought to resign immediately. And if he doesn’t, he ought to be fired immediately by NBC’s parent company, Comcast.

News executives are not allowed to tell lies. They’re not allowed to participate in cover-ups. They ought to answer straightforward questions straightforwardly. When they don’t, you know, they’re corrupt. And that’s exactly what NBC News is.

So we tried. But two years later, Noah Oppenheim is still the president of NBC. Andy Lack is still the chairman, despite his own documented history of sexual indiscretions with NBC employees.

Neither one has ever told the truth about the Harvey Weinstein cover-up.

Even this week, on Wednesday, in a long and bizarre letter to employees that one of those employees just sent to us, Andy Lack was still lying about it.

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Yet remarkably, none of the self-appointed defenders of women you often see wailing on television about Brett Kavanaugh or the Christian right even seem to notice any of this. They clearly don’t care about Harvey Weinstein. They don’t care about his victims, and they don’t care about his enablers at NBC.

And that tells you everything about them.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Oct. 9, 2019.

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‘GINGERS UNITE’: Prince Harry And Ed Sheeran’s Spoof Video Is Royally Hilarious

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Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry raised awareness about World Mental Health Day on Thursday with the release of this spoof video that ended with a royally funny twist:

In the clip, above, it was a comical case of misunderstanding as the “Perfect” singer visited the Duke of Sussex to film a charity video.

“This, for me, is a subject of conversation that is just not talked about enough. I think people all over the world are really suffering,” Harry said.

Sheeran agreed, saying he had been working on a song to tackle the issue and “get it out to more people.”

“People just don’t understand what it’s like for people like us,” he added. “Well, you know with, like, the jokes and the snide comments. I just feel like it’s time we stood up and said: ‘We’re not going to take this anymore.’ We are ginger, and we’re gonna fight.”

Harry quickly responded: “Um, ok, um. Slightly awkward. This might have been a miscommunication, but this is about World Mental Health Day.”

“Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, of course. Of course. I definitely knew that,” Sheeran said, hastily deleting the content of a computer document titled, “GINGERS UNITE.”

Harry ended the video with a serious message:

“Guys, this World Mental Health Day. Reach out. Make sure that your friends, strangers — look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence. We’re all in this together.”

Harry revealed in 2017 that he had sought mental health support from a counselor after years of not thinking about the 1997 death of his mother, Princess Diana.

“You need to know that part of being strong and tough is having the courage to seek help when you need it,” he said during a royal tour of Australia last year. “You must not silently suffer. You are all in this together.”

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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s groping trial set to begin

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Cuba Gooding Jr.‘s trial on groping charges begins Thursday.

The trial was postponed in September after prosecutors said they were still waiting for evidence in the Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” star’s case. Gooding’s lawyers argued against the delay.

The actor is accused of placing his hand on a 29-year-old woman’s breast and squeezing it without her consent at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square on June 9. The woman told police she believed Gooding was intoxicated.

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The 51-year-old Gooding was arrested four days later after turning himself in to police. He pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse charges and was released on his own recognizance.

Gooding later requested to have his case thrown out, but he was rejected.

The defense had filed papers saying the misdemeanor forcible touching case should be dismissed based on accounts of two witnesses who say it never happened, and that video from the bar backs up that claim. The papers argued that since there was clear evidence that no crime was committed, it was necessary to throw out the case to protect the integrity of the criminal justice system.

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The judge ruled that the conflicting accounts should be resolved at a trial. Gooding faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Apple pulls controversial Hong Kong app again after being attacked by China state-run media

Less than 24 hours after Apple received criticism from a state-run media company in China for reinstating the HKMap app in the App Store, the tech giant has pulled the app again.

The app’s developer, HKmap.live, tweeted that it disagreed with the decision to pull the app, stating it does not “endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong.”

The account followed that up with several other tweets, adding that it believes the decision to pull the app to be a “bureaucratic” decision, but one that is also “clearly a political decision to suppress freedom and human right in Hong Kong.”

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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks about the new iPhone during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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In a statement to Fox News, Apple said that it found the app was being used in nefarious ways.

“We created the App Store to be a safe and trusted place to discover apps. We have learned that an app, HKmap.live, has been used in ways that endanger law enforcement and residents in Hong Kong. Many concerned customers in Hong Kong have contacted us about this app and we immediately began investigating it,” a spokesperson told Fox News.

The spokesperson continued: “The app displays police locations and we have verified with the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau that the app has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminals have used it to victimize residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement. This app violates our guidelines and local laws, and we have removed it from the App Store.”

Earlier this week, an article in the state-owned media China Daily accused the tech giant of “helping [Hong Kong] rioters engage in more violence” after it reversed a decision to ban the app and reallow it, following a wave of public criticism.

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“As a company with international influence, Apple has always enjoyed a high reputation,” the article reads. “A company has its own standards of conduct, but should also have its social responsibilities. If Apple abandons its responsibilities and let violent acts get worse, it puts more users at risk.”

The article continues: “Business is business, and politics is politics. Nobody wants to drag Apple into the lingering unrest in Hong Kong. But people have reason to assume that Apple is mixing business with politics, and even illegal acts. Apple has to think about the consequences of its unwise and reckless decision.”

China is an extremely important market for the iPhone maker, as the tech giant looks to offset slowing sales in its home market. In its most recent quarter, Greater China, which includes China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, accounted for $9.15 billion of its $53.8 billion quarterly revenue, or approximately 17 percent of quarterly revenue.

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Apple drops ‘Jeep’ from emoji search, and Jeep loves it

There is no emoji for a “Jeep,” at least not anymore.

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In its latest iOS update, Apple has removed “Jeep” from the list of words that generate an emoji that looks like a small, blue utility vehicle.

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FCA Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois said Jeep was opposed to the image being connected to the brand, according to Ad Age, and has now launched a humorous #thisisnotaJeep ad campaign on social media celebrating the change.

Jeep is known for relentlessly protecting its trademark, because the name is often used as a generic term for an off-road vehicle.

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No other automaker’s names launch the emoji, but it does show up as a selection when you type car, SUV or automobile into a message.

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But while Jeep is looking to distance itself from generic emoji associations, earlier this year Ford submitted a pickup emoji that it designed to the Unicode Consortium, which doesn’t already recognize one.

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Although it’s mostly generic, the image includes the distinctive dropped door window shape of the Ford F-150. However, if accepted, the final version will likely be stripped of any brand-identifiable styling elements.

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The Actual Laws Trump Has Broken, Just With the Ukraine and China Affairs, Could Land Him 10 Years in Prison

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In my jurisdiction, trafficking over 200 grams of cocaine, once, nets you a mandatory minimum of 12 years. And “trafficking” is an offense designed to make it so that if you possess that much, well, that’s it, the prosecution doesn’t have to prove anything else.

So, that’s if we’re looking at minimum sentences – and mandatory ones to boot, because hey, drugs, right? Way more serious than completely undermining the entire country from a position of power.

If we’re looking at discretionary maximum sentences, however, “trafficking” between 18-36 grams of cocaine, once, could theoretically land you a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

So everyone who thinks we’re just joking around about this bullshit, please, by all means, let all that sink in.

Trump, “just” for totally undermining the country with foreign actors twice, from a position of incredible power within the federal government, might be looking at 10 whole years in prison.

Wow, so serious. Not “18-36 grams of cocaine” serious, but serious.

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The Actual Laws Trump Has Broken, Just With the Ukraine and China Affairs, Could Land Him 10 Years in Prison

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In my jurisdiction, trafficking over 200 grams of cocaine, once, nets you a mandatory minimum of 12 years. And “trafficking” is an offense designed to make it so that if you possess that much, well, that’s it, the prosecution doesn’t have to prove anything else.

So, that’s if we’re looking at minimum sentences – and mandatory ones to boot, because hey, drugs, right? Way more serious than completely undermining the entire country from a position of power.

If we’re looking at discretionary maximum sentences, however, “trafficking” between 18-36 grams of cocaine, once, could theoretically land you a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

So everyone who thinks we’re just joking around about this bullshit, please, by all means, let all that sink in.

Trump, “just” for totally undermining the country with foreign actors twice, from a position of incredible power within the federal government, might be looking at 10 whole years in prison.

Wow, so serious. Not “18-36 grams of cocaine” serious, but serious.

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Accuser Brooke Nevils says Matt Lauer is victim blaming: ‘The shame in this story belongs to him’

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Matt Lauer denied the new rape allegation in a letter from his lawyer to Variety. His former NBC colleagues called the allegation “painful.” USA TODAY

Brooke Nevils, the previously unnamed former NBC News employee whose 2017 complaint led to Matt Lauer getting fired from his job on the “Today” show nearly two years ago, is standing her ground after coming forward with a new rape allegation, calling Lauer’s response a “case study in victim blaming.”

Variety reported late Tuesday that Ronan Farrow’s Oct. 15 book “Catch and Kill” reveals a new allegation from Nevils. Variety reports that the book includes a claim he raped her at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. 

In a lengthy letter provided by his lawyer to Variety, Lauer denied the allegations and painted the picture of an accusation full of contradictions. He said he has shied away until now from speaking out on the “false and salacious allegations” against him to protect his children. 

“I have never assaulted anyone or forced anyone to have sex. Period,” Lauer wrote. “My silence has been a mistake. Old stories are being recycled, titillating details are being added, and a dangerous and defamatory new allegation is being made. All are being spread as part of a promotional effort to sell a book. It’s outrageous. So, after not speaking out to protect my children, it is now with their full support I say ‘enough.'”

Nevils broke her silence with a tweet Wednesday thanking supporters and survivors who shared their own stories with her. In a statement to USA TODAY, she said she asked NBC to thoroughly investigate her allegations and to give Lauer “the opportunity to defend himself.” She also said she provided “dates, times, evidence of communications and corroborating accounts” to back up her accusations and “both NBC and Farrow found me credible.”

She continued: “There’s the Matt Lauer that millions of Americans watched on TV every morning for two decades, and there is the Matt Lauer who this morning attempted to bully a former colleague into silence. His open letter was a case study in victim blaming… I am not afraid of him now, regardless of his threats, bullying, and the shaming and predatory tactics I knew he would (and now has) tried to use against me

 “The shame in this story belongs to him,” Nevils concluded.

In a statement to People Wednesday night, the lawyer for Lauer’s ex-wife, Annette Roque said now that the two are officially divorced, “her priority and only concern is for their wonderful children,” John M. Teitler wrote. “Our client will make no further statements.” 

After addressing the new allegations in a somber segment Wednesday morning, “Today” show co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb Thursday introduced a news package about the latest developments, but veered away from making any new comments themselves. 

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On Wednesday, Guthrie and Kotb (who has permanently replaced Lauer) expressed to viewers that NBC staff members are “disturbed to our core” and working to process the latest revelations, which come nearly two years after Guthrie announced at the top of the show on Nov. 29, 2017, that Lauer, an NBC morning anchor since 1997, had been fired over sexual harassment allegations.

“I feel like we owe it to our viewers to pause for a moment,” Guthrie said, noticeably emotional. “This is shocking and appalling. I honestly don’t even know what to say about it. I want to say I know it wasn’t easy for our colleague Brooke to come forward then, it’s not easy now and we support her and any women who have come forward with claims. And it’s just very painful for all of us at NBC and who are at the ‘Today’ show. It’s very, very, very difficult.”

Former “Today” journalist Ann Curry tweeted her support of Nevils Wednesday afternoon, saying she is “is a credible young woman of good character. She came to NBC News an eager and guileless 20-something, brimming with talent. I believe she is telling the truth. And that breaks my heart.” 

Representatives for Lauer and Nevils did not immediately return USA TODAY’s requests for further comment.

Jennifer Aniston studied Matt Lauer’s last ‘Today’ appearance for ‘Morning Show’ inspiration

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The Actual Laws Trump Has Broken, Just With the Ukraine and China Affairs, Could Land Him 10 Years in Prison

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In my jurisdiction, trafficking over 200 grams of cocaine, once, nets you a mandatory minimum of 12 years. And “trafficking” is an offense designed to make it so that if you possess that much, well, that’s it, the prosecution doesn’t have to prove anything else.

So, that’s if we’re looking at minimum sentences – and mandatory ones to boot, because hey, drugs, right? Way more serious than completely undermining the entire country from a position of power.

If we’re looking at discretionary maximum sentences, however, “trafficking” between 18-36 grams of cocaine, once, could theoretically land you a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

So everyone who thinks we’re just joking around about this bullshit, please, by all means, let all that sink in.

Trump, “just” for totally undermining the country with foreign actors twice, from a position of incredible power within the federal government, might be looking at 10 whole years in prison.

Wow, so serious. Not “18-36 grams of cocaine” serious, but serious.

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Native American pitcher’s complaints prompt Atlanta Braves to rethink foam tomahawks for Game 5

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The Atlanta Braves organization took a complaint from a Native American St. Louis Cardinals pitcher into consideration and on Wednesday the club did not distribute foam tomahawks before their Game 5 matchup.

The Braves’ decision stemmed from pitcher Ryan Helsley expressing his feelings about the Tomahawk Chop chant that fans have done at Braves’ home games since the 1990s. Helsley is a member of the Cherokee Nation and found the chants insulting.

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The Braves said prior to the start of the National League Division Series game they were taking the necessary steps to “reduce the Tomahawk Chop during our in-ballpark presentation today.” The team said it would not play the music that accompanies the chant when Helsley was in the game.

The fans still used the chop as a rallying cry in the first inning when Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler was at-bat against Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz. However, the Cardinals put up 10 runs on the Braves in the first inning and went on to win the game, 13-1.

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Helsley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he was shocked by what he saw at the series’ opener last week.

“I think it’s a misrepresentation of the Cherokee people or Native Americans in general,” he said.

“Just depicts them in this kind of caveman-type people way who aren’t intellectual. They are a lot more than that. It’s not me being offended by the whole mascot thing. It’s not. It’s about the misconception of us, the Native Americans, and how we’re perceived in that way, or used as mascots. The Redskins and stuff like that.”

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Helsley is from Tahlequah, Okla., speaks the Cherokee language and is one of a handful of Native Americans in the majors.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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