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Video: Never Trumper Jennifer Rubin Says the Republican Party Must Be “Burned Down” in Order to Save It

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Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin speaks on AM Joy – 8/25/19. Screen grab via MSNBC.

There are unhinged Never Trumpers. And then there is Jennifer Rubin, who never passes up an opportunity to show off what she firmly believes are her “woke” creds when in the presence of like-minded commentators.

The faux “conservative” Washington Post columnist appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy show on Sunday to discuss with a panel of fellow Trump-hating Democrats the absolute horror (sarcasm) of Sean Spicer getting a dancing gig on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

The entire segment, in fact, was devoted to discussing just how wrong it was for any former Trump administration official to be able to enjoy life in any capacity after working for the “racist” in the White House who, in the minds of the panelists, has done horrible things to the Latino community.

Host Joy Reid teed up Rubin’s unhinged rant by asserting that “this was an extreme administration that is dangerous.” Reid also stated that if you are Latino, you should always carry your birth certificate because you might be “scooped up and stolen” by ICE. “But yet it’s fine. Go and dance on TV. It’s just incredible,” concluded an outraged Reid.

Rubin then weighed in. Here’s what she said (as transcribed by The Blaze):

“What we should be doing in shunning these people,” Rubin said. “Shunning, shaming these people is a statement of moral indignation that these people are not fit for a polite society. I think it’s absolutely abhorrent that any institution of higher learning, any news organization or any entertainment organization that has a news outlet would hire these people.”

“It’s not only that Trump has to lose, but that all his enablers have to lose,” the columnist continued, as other panelists nodded in agreement. “We have to collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party. We have to level them, because if there are survivors, if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again. They will take this as confirmation that, ‘hey, it just pays to ride the waves look at me I made it through.’”

“And so up and down the ticket, federal state and local offices, the country has to repudiate this,” Rubin added. “It is not a normal administration.”

Watch video of Rubin’s remarks below, courtesy of Newsbusters:

Rubin’s comments were an echo of statements she made in July 2018 on how all Trump administration officials should be shunned and harassed publicly as a “life sentence” of sorts for their role in the administration:

Ironically, it is fake Republicans like Rubin who are destroying the fabric of our society as we know it by siding with extremist Democrats like Reps. Maxine Waters and AOC in calling for shunning, ostracizing, harassment, and confrontation of Republicans they don’t like.

Rubin likes to talk about how this administration is supposedly not a “normal administration.” In actuality, what is not normal is that she sees fit to call for the current and former Trump administration officials to be trailed by protesters wherever they go.

Imagine how she’d react if her logic was applied to her? She’d go on Reid’s show to complain about how hateful and deranged Republicans have become.

Rubin has become a one-trick pony. It’s tiresome and sad, really. Maybe by 2020 she’ll finally do what she should have done a long time ago: Switch her party registration to Democrat.

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The Stunning Hypocrisy Behind the Media’s Sudden Disapproval of Outrage Journalism

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Self-awareness is important. It allows us to stay grounded and react to different situations with some basis of consistency in relation to our own actions.

Of course, our mainstream media have no self-awareness so you get ridiculous freak outs like this, which my colleague streiff covered yesterday.

Now, I’ve been reliably told by many leftists on Twitter that if you don’t want controversial things you’ve said to be exposed, you should not say controversial things in the first place. Context, age, and time passed since said comments doesn’t matter. This was the standard applied to Kyle Kashuv, who you may recall was booted from Harvard after private racist comments he made when he was 15 were leaked. At no point did the media say “this is out of bounds” nor push back on the idea that such kinds of journalism are toxic to society and unfair.

In fact, the media reaction has been the complete opposite. They’ve perpetuated outrage journalism and weaponized it to attack their perceived political enemies. Whether it’s trying to destroy a high school kid for smirking at someone that was harassing him or doxxing a fork lift driver from New York because he made a joke video of Nancy Pelosi, there have been no boundaries at all from the liberal media. Worse, many press outlets have their own departments dedicated to this kind of nonsense, with CNN’s “KFile” being one of the more prominent.

Now that a conservative group headed by Arthur Schwartz is using their own tactics against them, they are suddenly crying foul though. On what basis? Well, they can’t really explain that given their own actions, so they just cast aside all self-awareness and pretend that what they are doing is somehow different.

Read this hilarious take from The New York Times and try not to spit your drink out.

Fearless and fair coverage? What planet do these people live on? They’ve run literally thousands of anonymously sourced, slanderous stories over the past three years. Despite this, the Times feels it gets to be the moral arbiter of what does and doesn’t qualify as “reporting.” That’s laughable.

Essentially, every average citizen just trying to live their lives is fair game for outrage journalism and mobbing, but not journalists themselves because reasons.

Townhall’s Guy Benson made another good point about this. Namely, that just weeks ago, the media were out in force defending Joaquin Castro for doxxing Trump donors, claiming it was fair game and shrugging at complaints about the tactics.

What the media want to do is sit in their bubble and destroy everyone else while asserting some kind of made up special right by which they can’t be similarly attacked. Meanwhile, conservative media figures have been dealing with bad faith attacks from the mainstream press for decades. Heck, Media Matters exists expressly for this purpose and they are fluffed by outlets like CNN and MSNBC all the time.

Now, Trump and his campaign are preparing to fight back and the media want to change the rules again. Actually, to be clearer, they want two different set of rules of to be applied.

Take this “report” released just today, which is targeting In and Out Burger’s founders for giving the paltry sum of $15,000 to political causes the past few years.

This “journalist” can target a family for simply giving political donations, but according to the liberal media, Emily Cohn herself is off limits. Nah, that’s not how this works. They came up with these new rules and they will be made to play by them.

I hope we can one day exist as a society free from woke mobs, outrage journalism, and targeting of private citizens but today is not that day. Until the media back off, not once, but enough to show they’ve gotten the message, they are fair game. I hope the Trump campaign drops the hammer on these people. Expose all their secrets and give them a taste of the hell they’ve been applying to other people’s lives for decades. Perhaps then they’ll come to a realization that what they’ve been doing is wrong.

What the media won’t be allowed to do any longer is act out their hypocrisy without consequences.

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Beto O’Rourke’s Latest Goofy ‘Man of the People’ Video Continues His Tone-Deaf Race to 2020 Obscurity

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Perhaps the worst thing a politician can do is pretend to be the opposite of what they are.

That’s one thing I can appreciate about Donald Trump — like Ross Perot, he doesn’t apologize for being a billionaire. His message is, “Hey, I sit on a gold toilet. I know how to succeed. Vote for me and I’ll run America like a successful business.”

So what’s multimillionaire Beto O’Rourke’s strategy? The man who inherited millions and married the sole child of William Sanders — worth $500 million — has seemed intent upon convincing us he’s just a regular tire-changin’, skateboardin’ dude.

‘Cause, you know — that’s who you want running the country: just some guy from the street.

Therefore, the doofus has yelled into the political ether his vow to fight against the wealthy and privileged (here).

Except himself, apparently.

On the other hand, in a way, I guess he has fought against himself — by doing and saying things so ridiculous (like this) that no one would want to vote for him.

The one-percenter’s now at 2% for 2020.

A while back, Beto posted a video to prove he’s just like us. But the clip raised a whole lot of questions:

Now there’s a new “Beto — He’s Just Like Us” clip makin’ the rounds.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…

Burger Beto:

So if all of you were on the fence for SuperBeto, and if exactly what you needed was to see a guy known for being a guy trying to make himself known for being a guy place a big, fat patty of beef and cheese onto a bun, I give you the Next President of the United States:



-ALEX

 

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The Left Is Celebrating David Koch’s Passing, Ignorant of How Much they Agree With Him

When a famous conservative person dies, the classless parts of the left come out of the woodwork. Today, we sadly saw the passing of David Koch, a billionaire philanthropist. Koch passed away at 79 years of age after over two decades of battling with cancer.

Koch’s legacy is a net positive one for America, as he was often on the front lines of fighting for freedoms from a libertarian standpoint. Be it same-sex marriage or gun rights, Koch supported personal freedoms first.

As such, he understood that it was the right that was more in line to protect personal freedoms and often found himself opposed to Democrats. Despite his support for stances that Democrats find holy, giving money to Republicans is an unforgivable sin. Given this fact, the left consistently demonized the Koch brothers as one of the evilest institutions in America.

Go figure.

So when Koch died, you can bet there was a celebration by those completely ignorant of what Koch really stood for. As Shapiro noted, the absolute glee from leftists shows just how horrible our political conversation has become.

A perfect example is Rob Sheridan, comic creator and art director for the band Nine Inch Nails.

Sheridan received his just deserts for such a post almost immediately but swept it off as an attack by Russian bots.

Others joined in the chorus according to Twitchy.

It gets worse, as Koch’s death has even inspired people to go after his brother Charles.

For all intents and purposes, the left should have at least been able to find common ground with Koch. He supported women’s causes, broke with the GOP when it came to gay marriage and the war in Iraq, and even supported delving deep into how much funding the military really needs.

He won’t be remembered for these things. In fact, the left probably doesn’t know about any of these stances at all thanks to the efforts of media outlets painting him as the boogie man of the century.

It’s sad that we’ve gotten so nasty in our political discourse that a man who was one of the best shots at bridging the political divide will never get a chance to do so thanks to the way those in charge of information dissemination demonized him. It’s even sadder when you see how hateful people have become, even toward a man they should respect.

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Adam Schiff’s Under Threat of Being Unseated by a Drag Queen – Because America Needs ‘More Everyday People in Congress’

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Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff’s got someone gunnin’ for his seat.

Earlier this year, in a hip area of LA, history was made: A drag queen was elected to local government.

And now that dandy dude — who snagged a place on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council — is comin’ for Adam.

That’s right: In 2020, the entertainer known as Maebe A. Girl will be maybe a congressman.

According to Route Fifty, Maebe will go face-to-heavily-made-up-face with Adam in an open primary.

Maebe considers Adam an ally of homosexuals. But he believes the gay community needs an actual gay person in the House of Representatives defending their interests, not just some friend of theirs tryin’ to get the job done:

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Right now, Washington’s all messed up — Congress is full of rich white guys. Maebe wants to fix that hogwash; it’s time for Capitol Hill to get some regular ol’ everyday-American folks:

“We need more everyday people in Congress—its overwhelmingly older, white, wealthy men, and that’s just not representative of America, or my district.”

So does Maebe wanna be a congressman or congresswoman? Well, as per People, he identifies as transgender, which means, of course, he fancies himself female. But he also considers himself gender fluid, which — I’m assuming — means he’s neither and both and other sexes, too.

He’s the real him, and he’s also Maebe:

“People will say ‘I can’t take her seriously with that name, but it’s really just a statement about gender norms. I don’t feel like there’s a difference between Maebe A. Girl and me.”

In 2018, Adam received over 75% of the vote.

But Maebe’s got a secret weapon:

“It’s…hard for people to ignore you in drag.”

Absolutely true.

Maybe we’ll see Adam rise to the occasion and fight fire with fire. Maybe he’ll become Adaline Schiff.

Maebe.

-ALEX

 

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Pants on Fire! CBS Host Explains Why U.S. Doesn’t Have Universal Health Care

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Mainstream media outlets are falling in line with the decree issued by New York Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet last week which demanded that virtually everything be tied to slavery.

CBS host Gayle King did not disappoint during an interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones, a writer for the New York Times. It was Hannah-Jones who penned the essay which introduced the newspaper’s new initiative, the “1619 Project.” The exchange can be viewed in the video below.

King, who has adopted the new narrative eagerly and completely, said, “The thing that’s so amazing about this that makes me so proud, you can look at just about anything happening in the world today and tie it to slavery…You look at the naming of Wall Street. You look at sugar that we eat. But the thing that stuck out to me was health care, you can tie health care to slavery.”

And Hannah-Jones responded:

We’re the only western industrialized country that doesn’t have universal health care. It starts with opposition to universal health care that occurs right after slavery when the Freedsmen’s Bureau was trying to offer free health care to the formerly enslaved and there was opposition to that. And so even today, you see with polling white Americans will reject social programs if they think large numbers of black people will benefit from them. So, the harms from slavery have not been contained because there are millions of white Americans, there are millions of Latinos and Asians and black Americans who don’t have health care, who can’t get insurance because of slavery.

That’s some profound analysis from Hannah-Jones. It’s so ridiculous, it’s difficult to take seriously. Universal health care was not even a thought in 1865 when the U.S. was reeling from a long and bloody war that had nearly torn apart the country.

Approximately 625,000 white American men had just died in a fight to eliminate slavery. According to Ancestry.com, this number is greater than the number of American deaths in “both World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam combined. This amounted to 2 percent of the population at the time, which would be equivalent to about 6 million Americans dying today.”

Hannah-Jones would like us to believe the U.S. doesn’t have universal health care in 2019 because white Americans were opposed to providing free health care to former slaves 154 years ago.

On the contrary, it might surprise these ladies to hear that following the Civil War, from 1865 to 1870, the U.S. government provided free health care to over one million sick and dying slaves. The government established the “Freedmen’s Bureau” which built 40 hospitals and employed over 120 physicians.

Perhaps most important is that prior to the early 1900s, no governments were in the business of providing healthcare to their citizens. Blacks weren’t excluded from federal healthcare. There was no federal healthcare.

There were two exceptions. In 1798, President John Adams signed a public health law called “An act for the relief of sick and disabled Seamen.” Every seaman paid 20 cents per month which paid for marine hospitals to be built and for the care of sick and disabled marines. It covered no other segments of the population, not even the spouses of covered marines.

Additionally in 1854, the “Bill for the Benefit of the Indigent Insane passed both houses of Congress, but was vetoed by President Franklin Pierce.” His reason? “The federal government should not commit itself to social welfare, which should be the responsibility of the states.”

The next time the issue of federal government involvement in healthcare was raised was by then-former President Theodore Roosevelt (he was out of office at that time) who ran for president in 1912 and campaigned on “sickness insurance.” He was defeated and that ended that.

European countries were the first to pass any form of social welfare. In 1911, the United Kingdom passed the National Insurance Act of 1911 that provided medical care and replacement of some lost wages if a worker became ill. It did not, however, cover spouses or dependents.

It wasn’t until the Great Depression until the government became involved in social welfare.

This brief history indicates that, outside of the seaman’s monthly premium system, the federal government did not provide healthcare for any of its citizens, white, black, Native-American or otherwise until President Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1930’s. It simply was not even on the government’s radar until then.

The fact that the U.S. government has not passed universal healthcare is because the majority of American voters oppose it. This has zero, zip, nada to do with race or slavery and everything to do with defeating Trump. To suggest otherwise is to be disingenuous. This is BS and I think both Hannah-Jones and King  know it is.

Maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on them. After all, they’re just following orders.

 

(Relevant segment begins at 4:00)

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Democratic Congressman Tells His Swing District: We Need Illegal Immigrants to Mow Our Beautiful Lawns

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During a “Coffee with Your Congressman” event in a wealthy New Jersey suburb Tuesday, Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski reminded voters why they need illegal immigrants: to “[mow their] beautiful lawns.”

He explained:

“We have to think about the jobs, because the reason this happens is because there are a lot of jobs in our community that — like it or not, for better or worse — Americans are not willing to take.”

This is a notion offered up by politicians for several years now; it’s also an idea — it should be noted — that’s a big hunk o’ baloney.

If the pay is fair for the work, whatever the job, there are Americans ready to do it.

Just ask Mike Rowe (here); not everyone’s in training to be a software applications developer.

But Tom doesn’t believe that:

“I mean, who do you think is taking care of our seniors? Fifty percent of the eldercare workers in the state of New Jersey are immigrants, most of them legal – most of them documented – but certainly some of them are not. Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns in Somerset County? We don’t usually ask, but a lot of those workers are undocumented.”

There are also American teenagers mowing lawns, and American adults with lawncare businesses — in areas or situations where they haven’t been priced out of the opportunity.

Tom wanted all of y’all to know that teenagers now are too consumed with robots to push a mower:

“There just aren’t a lot of kids who – sorry – are from Montgomery High [School], who are going to be doing that full time. You guys are going into robotics, for goodness sake.”

Amid the crowd, a young person interjected that they work at a place teaching kids to code their own video games.

Tom replied, “You work at Code Ninjas — exactly. You’re a bunch of elitists. You’re not going to mow lawns.”

Here’s perhaps a shock for Tom: For many Americans of all walks of life, it isn’t about whether the American teenager down the street or the American-owned company in town or an illegal immigrant is going to mow their lawns.

For many, many Americans…

…brace yourself, Tom…and Beto…and Nancy…

…many Americans…

mow their OWN lawns.

They actually own mowers and use ’em.

Without any help at all from illegal immigrants.

Or anyone else.

Tom needs help himself: This is only his first term in Congress, and he’s in a swing district. The promise of a second term is tenuous.

But this ain’t his first political rodeo: he was Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Recently, Mr.Malinowski became the first swing-representing Dem to endorse the impeachment of Donald Trump.

That seems risky, but I don’t have time to think about it — I’ve got other articles to write.

And yardwork to do.

-ALEX

 

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Texas Has a Growing Homeless Problem, and California May Shoulder a Good Deal of Blame

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The issue of homelessness in Texas has been on the rise, specifically in its capital of Austin.

According to the Washington Post, staunch Democrats in Austin have expressed a desire to switch parties purely out of the way the city has handled homelessness, which lately, includes allowing them to sleep anywhere they’d like:

But as Paul, 50, sprawled out shirtless on the sidewalk on a 100-degree day, shop owner Craig Staley stood a few feet away on Congress Avenue reconsidering his party affiliation.

“I got two emails last month from customers who said, ‘I can’t go to your store anymore because it smells like urine,’” said Staley, who operates Royal Blue Grocery. “I am a Democrat at heart; I have been in Austin, Texas, for over 30 years. But I am telling you, I am feeling a lot more red these days when it comes to my business.”

Over the past couple of months, Governor Greg Abbott has been giving the issue his personal attention and considering actions to take against the Democratic leadership of Austin for its allowance of homeless people to take over the streets. As he does this, Austin Mayor Steve Adler is going to California to talk to leaders who specialize in creating the problem for advice.

In fact, the policies surrounding the homeless in Austin look a lot like the kind seen in San Francisco and Los Angeles, both of which have a level of homeless so extreme that medieval diseases are making a comeback. This is on top of the mounting drug problem and excess of trash that litters the streets. In San Francisco, the homeless problem also comes with seeing an inordinate amount of used needles littering the sidewalk and a feces problem.

Austin seems to be heading in the same direction.

“They thought it would be compassionate and not a big deal, but it has been an absolute disaster for this city,” said Matt Mackowiak, chairman of the GOP party of Travis county according to WaPo. “This is our best example of [liberal] overreach, so we have been very strategic focusing on this issue.”

According to Austin’s homeless, California may be partly to blame for the rising tide.

“They said there is a waiting list of at least six months,” Curtis Underwood, a homeless man said. “I guess I need to get a job, but the rent is so expensive because all the people from California are moving here.”

As businesses move to Texas, it brings with them their coastal employees. The rent skyrockets, driving people into the streets. However, it may not just the economy doing so either. The rate at which the homeless are growing is monumental, and it may be that the homeless in California are hearing about the opportunities in Texas and are heading there themselves.

They’re heading there with the help of the state of California, no less.

According to a 2017 article from The Guardian, California has been bussing out its homeless problem for some time, essentially paying for bus tickets out of the state and sending them elsewhere, using America’s national bussing companies as a valve to release pressure on itself. Texas is likely one of them, especially with its business boom giving out of state officials the idea that warmer climes and better business opportunities may give them a good chance of getting back on their feet.

There has yet to be a hard count on the number of homeless people California has bussed to Texas, but we do know that California’s impoverished do like to migrate to the Lone Star State. A 2017 article from the Sacramento Bee shows that when it comes to those in California who live below the poverty line, most choose Texas:

The leading destination for those leaving California is Texas, with about 293,000 economically disadvantaged residents leaving and about 137,000 coming for a net loss of 156,000 from 2005 through 2015. Next up are states surrounding California; in order, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.

All told, California lost about 260,000 economically disadvantaged residents to the 10 states with the lowest cost of living during that time period, compared to a net gain of about 40,000 from the 10 states (other than California) with the highest cost of living.

It’s not unreasonable to assume many of the homeless would choose a bus ticket out of town for the greener, job-filled pastures of Texas.

So we have Californians moving here to drive up the rent, Texas Democrats getting advice on how to handle it, and California likely bussing its homeless to Texas.

 

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A New York Times Reporter Solicited 30K From Jeffrey Epstein While ABC Killed Stories From His Victims

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Want to know why the Epstein story has no real legs when it comes to investigate reporting from the major networks and newspapers outside of trying to tie him to Donald Trump? You are about to find out why.

For decades, Epstein ran in crowds with some of the wealthiest and most influential people in the country. In terms of elected officials, that meant he had an unusually close relationship with Bill Clinton, even while he was president and to the point of having a painting of Clinton in a dress hanging on his mansion’s wall. It didn’t stop there though. Several other Democrat party politicians have been implicated as well, including accusations of being on his pedophile island and being given girls that we now know were basically sex slaves.

If it seems like I’m only focusing on his connections to Democrats, that’s because those are the only really pervasive connections (i.e. people who went to his island, etc.) we’ve found out about. Don’t be gaslit by the media, the circles Epstein ran in were not Republican circles. Even to the extent he knew Donald Trump, Trump was not palling around with Newt Gingrich at the time. There’s a reason he was going to dinners at the Clinton White House but never made it back when George W. Bush took over.

Because the circles he ran in were predominantly populated with rich, liberal Manhattan types, that meant he had many relationships within the mainstream media establishment as well. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos dined with Epstein as late as 2010, which was after his convictions. The former Clinton crony would claim he hadn’t done his due diligence on who Epstein was, which is a laughable assertion from a supposed news man.

Epstein’s perversion with the media didn’t stop there though. Much like Harvey Weinstein, he was able to wield his influence to affect coverage. NPR has a new report which details some of what went on. It’s very in depth, but I’ll try to summarize the findings here.

We’ll start with ABC News first.

In 2015, the ABC News team of Amy Robach and Jim Hill secured an interview with Giuffre. In a sequence of events confirmed by the network, producers paid for Giuffre and her family to fly from Colorado, where they lived, to New York City and put them up at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Central Park South. Robach and her news crew interviewed Giuffre on tape for more than an hour about Epstein and his entourage.

“At the time, in 2015, Epstein was walking around a free man, comparing his criminal behavior to stealing a bagel,” Giuffre writes in an email to NPR. “I really wanted a spotlight shone on him and the others who acted with him and enabled his vile and shameless conduct against young girls and young women.”

“I viewed the ABC interview as a potential game-changer,” she writes. “Appearing on ABC with its wide viewership would have been the first time for me to speak out against the government for basically looking the other way and to describe the anger and betrayal victims felt.”

The story never aired. And Giuffre has said she was never directly told why.

ABC has still never given an explanation for why they burned the story, which would have exposed the depravity of Epstein’s actions long before he was charged again in 2019. Sources say that Epstein’s lawyers contacted ABC but when have threats from lawyers ever scared off a news operation the size of ABC from reporting on an interview with a witness? They would not be liable for anything she said in such a case and they would have known that. Yet, they killed the story anyway and Epstein went right back to abusing women for another four years.

The New York Times also is implicated.

Yet Stewart was not the editors’ first choice to interview Epstein further.

Initially, they had asked Landon Thomas Jr., a veteran financial correspondent who had been at the Times for 16 years.

Thomas knew Epstein fairly well — having first written about the financier, back in 2002, just before he joined the paper. Thomas had considered him a valued source ever since, even after Epstein’s release from jail for sex offenses. Just how valued turned out to be a problem for the reporter and the paper…

…But Thomas flagged a problem. He told his editors Epstein had been a great source for years and had become something of a friend as well. How close? Thomas had solicited a $30,000 contribution from Epstein for a Harlem cultural center, he told them.

This reporter had gotten so close to Epstein that he solicited a $30,000 donation from him. The safe assumption is that Epstein saw the money as a payoff for good coverage and good coverage he would receive. The man tasked with reporting on Epstein would pursue none of the sordid details of his sexual abuse scandals.

NPR also notes Vanity Fair’s killing of stories dealing with Epstein’s abuse of underage girls. One example involved a woman named Maria and her then 15 year old sister. They told Vanity Fair that Epstein had lured them to his ranch in New Mexico and sexually exploited them. That’s when Epstein showed up at the magazine’s offices.

And so that morning when Epstein had materialized at the magazine’s offices, he was there to press Carter not to devote any attention to Epstein’s apparent interest in very young women.

“He was torturing Graydon,” says John Connolly, then a Vanity Fair contributing editor, who reported on crime and scandal.

Epstein beseeched Carter and berated him, Connolly says, that morning and subsequently, in a flood of phone calls. Epstein denied to Carter any misconduct and wanted him to steer away from the subject.

In March 2003, Vanity Fair did publish Ward’s piece. Titled “The Talented Mr. Epstein,” it took a tough look at Epstein’s lavish lifestyle and questioned the origins of his fortune.

It did not report the Farmers’ accusations of abuse.

In the end, no mention of the allegations of sexual misconduct made the story. Epstein had successfully covered himself again.

It’s stories like these that make clear why Epstein was able to get away with what he did for so long. The relationships he had in social circles and media circles were unethical and completely improper. Even today, you see almost no investigative effort from the major media networks and papers to uncover just how deep this goes. Why? Because they know they’d likely be implicated. As much as the left wants this to just be about being at parties with Donald Trump almost 30 years ago, the most perverse connections hit way too close to home for the liberal New York elite.

 

 

 

 

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After Slamming Fox for Hiring Sarah Sanders, CNN Jumps the Shark and Hires Disgraced FBI Official Andrew McCabe

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Yesterday, Tater and his hirsute minime excited each other into an orgasmic frenzy over former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders being hired by Fox News. Their tiny fists of fury were flailing about because you apparently allowed to have anyone who actually knows anything they are talking about on staff as a contributor according to CNN’s policy and having someone who does know what they’re talking about was perceived as being unfair. My colleague, Sister Toldjah, covered their righteous indignation.

All of this is pretty rich coming from a network that pushed the Russia Hoax for hundreds of hours and basically let Michael Avenatti live in their studio:

Apparently, there is no sense of irony–or shame–remaining at CNN because they’ve now announced the hiring of disgraced, fired former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. I SWEAR I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP.

Just to review the bidding. McCabe was in open and notorious violation of the Hatch Act while serving as James Comey’s catchfart. He appeared in his wife’s campaign literature. His bio was included in her file when she was interviewed by the VA Democrat apparatus as a potential state senate candidate. He used his official FBI email to pimp his wife’s candidacy. He was at ground zero when the Steele dossier was passed off as something more that political pornography to justify a FISA warrant on Carter Page. He authorized leaks to the press about the Clinton investigation. He was central to the decision to whitewash the investigation of Hillary Clinton and he lied to IG investigators about his role in that decision. McCabe appears to have been a central figure in launching the Russia Hoax investigation as a way of damaging the incoming Trump administration.

With that kind of bio and personal ethics, McCabe will feel right at home at CNN.

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