You can lay this right at the feet of the exploitive leftists in what was once called the “music industry”. It took talent and skill to compose and perform music. You actually had to be able to sing to be in what was called the music industry. You also had to know your potential audience and create music that would hopefully be universally appreciated.
Today, too many are looking for reasons to be offended about anything; almost to the point of the absurd.
In this whole sexual harassment awareness “movement”, in too many cases, the accused apologize and/or resign from positions when the most expeditious of investigations conclude guilt. However, in some cases, it’s just a question of he said-she said and we’re told women are always to be believed. Of course, there is an observed statute of limitations so any allegations made to Bill Clinton happened in another time, so they don’t count.
The left and their media has poo-pooed the notion that women are capable of lying about these matters, for a variety of reasons, but now that demands for the resignation of the President of the United States based on the claims from many women that Donald Trump disputes, the following is an aspect that could be damaging to the narrative.
On the December 8th edition of The Glenn Beck Show, guest Bill O’Reilly offered up a new twist on the ongoing efforts to undo the results of the 2016 presidential election….
“Hill” reporter John Solomon detailed some of his findings on The Sean Hannity Show, December 15, 2016, and what he found proves that elections can be tampered with… for the right price.
Again, so much of what we’re now finding out now would never have come out had a friendly Hillary Clinton administration been able to dictate the daily narrative. But there just may be women whose stories about sexual harassment and/or abuse may come with a price tag. Those who were promoting a “film” about their supposed incidents with private citizen-Trump (that just so happened the day before a certain election in Alabama) are not doing this just for the cause. There is an expected return and a willing broker.
We all know there are entities that peddle in paying for false allegations to damage the reputations of a given target, i.e. Fusion GPS being paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign to produce a “dossier” to slime opponent Donald Trump.
It’s just about how much they can get and the public to believe before the truth comes out… again.
From what could only appear as a coordinated attack to coincide with the presser to promote a new “film” about the sexual abuse accusers of President Trump and the Alabama senatorial election, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand threw a lame left hook.
The opportunistic and timely #MeToo movement was ramped up to new hysterics when President Trump responded to Gillibrand.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who has called on Trump to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct, was the subject of a Trump tweet on Tuesday in which he called her a “lightweight” who “would do anything” for campaign contributions — a comment some have interpreted as sexual.
“Well certainly that was how I and many people read it,” Gillibrand said on NBC’s “Today.” “It was certainly just a sexist smear intended to silence me.“ —The Hill, 12/13/17
It appears mostly liberal Democrats are the ones who interpreted a commonly used phrase as sexist.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday pushed back on the claims that the language was a sexual reference, telling those who took it as such to that their minds were “in the gutter.”
But this isn’t the first time Senator Gillibrand has exploited the sexual abuse card and then fleeing when details don’t fit her desired political conclusion….
To add to the confusion, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren added to the conversation in a way that was also open to gutter interpretation.
In her attempt to utilize social justice terminology, did Senator Elizabeth Warren imply Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is a slut?
Slut-Shame When you shame someone for the way they act sexually.
“She’s such a slut. I heard she’s slept with like 43 guys”
“Okay??? We don’t Slut-Shame. Who cares how many people she has slept with —Urban Dictionary
Politicians can slander anyone they want with impunity under the Constitution. Senator Gillibrand has done so on several occasions, she will persist in doing so in the future and is too high and mighty to admit when she’s wrong.
Is this what the latest iteration of the women’s movement has in store for the United States?
For decades, the Democrat left has relished in any opportunity to use the race card against the Republican right. White Democrats, in particular, have been very adept in planting a racial landmine and stepping back to watch in glee as cued blacks would take it to their opponents.
But today we have a problem.
Many white liberal men have been busted committing all manner of sexual abuse and assaults from Hollywood to New York City to Capitol Hill. Unbeknownst to many on the left, racism within the very hallways of the entertainment industry has been dismissed and it’s very apparent to many blacks that this whole Harvey Weinstein snowball has only become the movement it has become because the victims are 99 44⁄100% liberal white women.
So you now see the quandary white liberals have when a black congressman and white senator have been accused of sexual abuse. Liberal blacks and whites are not going to see things eye-to-eye.
This will be a very juicy eat-their-own opportunity because black people are not going to give liberals a pass on this one.
John Conyers’ name was the ONLY House member named regarding the taxpayer-funded hush fund and is publicly being told to resign. The white guy Al Franken is hiding behind his desk, apologizes every time a new name surfaces and has yet to be told by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the National Organization for Women, Emily’s List or any other liberal women’s entity to vacate his Senate seat. This kinda’ smacks of blatant racism, at least as consistently defined by Democrats.
Politically, the Democrats are relatively unaffected by the loss of one congressman. Losing a senator is another story but don’t try explaining that to hypersensitive blacks. The abuse-of-white-women-is-more-important-than-racism will be a tough sell in the Community.
Race politics is a bitch, ain’t it?
BTW — The white man who sexually assaulted Terry Crews is getting off… so to speak.
Crews alleged that talent agent Adam Venit groped his genitals at a Hollywood party. Crews acknowledges the obvious question: Why wouldn’t a man of his muscle just wallop any predator? The actor wanted to fight him, to strike back, he has said, but feared that the situation would be misperceived since he is a large black man. He didn’t want to end up in jail or lose his career.
But he still feels like he’s not being taken seriously. Venit has not commented on the accusation. But Venit’s employer, the William Morris Endeavor, suspended the alleged groper for 30 days — only to recently welcome him back to the workplace after deciding the alleged transgression against Crews was an isolated incident, according tothe Hollywood Reporter.
Crews, who was by then watching along with the rest of the country as one big-shot after another got punished with much greater severity, was enraged.
Throughout this sexual abuse revelation outbreak, we’ve seen numerous men in the entertainment industry step down in response to the varying allegations. However when it comes to positions where accountability is optional, politicians seem reluctant to assume responsibility and vacate the jobs.
Minnesota senator Al Franken is offering up apologies as often as new accusers come forward, Texas congressman Joe Barton is claiming to be a victim of revenge porn, and neither are entertaining calls demanding their resignations.
Based oncongressional financial disclosure formsand calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Conyers’ net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-15,000 and $-10,000. That averages to $-12,500, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Conyers ranked as the 108th most wealthy representative in 2012. Between 2004 and 2012, Conyers’ calculated net worth decreased by an average of 98 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent. —Ballotpedia
One can only imagine what financial obligations (or creative bookkeeping) are constantly keeping Representative Conyers’ bank account in the red.
Sorry, this stinks.
From what we’ve seen over the years, it’s not clear what skills (outside of government) Conyers has to offer that would warrant a $174,000 yearly salary and perks which just may be why his lawyer is not-so-subtlety warning the House of Representatives to back up off the brutha’ or else.
The fact this statement from “civil rights” attorney Arnold E. Reed was released via Tweet from Yamiche Alcindor, a New York Times “reporter covering Congress, race & social justice issues”, we have a good idea where this could be headed.
This will be a race thing and Conyers has a lot less to lose than those that may have fingers pointed at them. It’ll be very telling to see who backs down first and why.
If you were to consume any national American media outlets and sites, one could come to the conclusion that Republicans are THE problem when it comes to sexual abuse in the United States, especially ONE Republican in particular….
Conversely, we’re also being told that sexual assault is a nonpartisan scourge.
Now finally sexual harassment and abuse are no longer being seen (when seen at all) as a problem of individual behavior but as a systemic issue that pervades all workplaces and social encounters, not limited to any political or religious affiliations and affecting people of all sexual identities and orientations. —Huffington Post, 11/17/17
At the same time, Roy Moore is now THE Republican poster child for sexual abuse.
Normally we’re against censoring anything for the “sensibilities” of the viewing public, but Joe Barton’s proved why there are always exceptions.
If you were to try and keep up with the tally of reported sexual abusers in the current scandal cycle, it’s clear sexual abuse IS a geographical (Hollywood, New York City, and Washington, D.C.) and very partisan epidemic.
Richard Branson Founder of Virgin Group Accused of sexual assault. Wayne Gallant Oxford County (Maine) Sheriff Sent sexually explicit photo while in office and in uniform. Joe Barton U.S. Representative Circulated graphic nude photo of himself on social media. John Lasseter Head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Sexual harassment, including grabbing, unwanted kissing and making comments about physical attributes. Bill Clinton Former President and co-founder of Clinton Foundation Sexual assault of four women, 17-year cover-up of sexual assault, accused of rape. Charlie Rose Television host Sexual harassment of at least eight women, including groping and lewd phone calls. Glenn Thrush Reporter at The New York Times Sexually inappropriate behavior toward at least four women, including groping and unwanted kissing. John Conyers U.S. Representative Secretly settled a sexual harassment claim with a staffer in 2015. Al Franken U.S. Senator Sexual harassment of two women, including forcibly kissing and groping. Steve Jurvetson Co-founder of a venture capital firm and a board member of Tesla and SpaceX Sexual misconduct. Eddie Berganza Editor at DC Comics Sexual harassment, including groping and forcibly kissing women. Andrew Kreisberg Executive producer of “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “The Flash” Sexual harassment of more than a dozen people. Louis C.K. Comedian and producer Sexual misconduct with five women, including exposing himself and masturbating in front of them. Roy Moore Alabama judge and politician Sexual misconduct with five teenagers. Benjamin Genocchio Executive director of the Armory Show art fair Sexual harassment, including unwelcome touching of five women. Jeffrey Tambor Actor Sexual harassment of two women, including unwanted physical contact. Ed Westwick Actor Raping two women. David Guillod Co-chief executive of Primary Wave Entertainment agency Sexual assault of four women. Jeff Hoover Kentucky speaker of the House Sexual harassment and inappropriate text messages. Brett RatnerProducer and director Rape, sexual assault and harassment of six women, including exposing himself and masturbating. Kirt Webster Music publicist Sexual assault and harassment, including unwanted touching. Andy Dick Actor Sexual harassment, including groping. Michael Oreskes Head of news at NPR and former New York Times editor Sexual harassment of three women. Hamilton Fish President and publisher of The New Republic Complaints by female employees. Kevin Spacey Actor Sexual assault of multiple men and sexual misconduct with a minor. Ken Baker E! News correspondent Sexual harassment of two women, including unwanted kissing and inappropriate messages. Mark Halperin NBC News and MSNBC contributor, co-author of “Game Change” Sexual harassment of at least five women. Rick Najera Director of CBS’s Diversity Showcase Sexual harassment, including inappropriate comments to performers. Knight Landesman Publisher of Artforum Sexual harassment of at least nine women, including groping. Leon Wieseltier A former editor at The New Republic Sexual harassment of several women, including inappropriate advances. Terry Richardson Fashion photographer Sexual harassment of models. James Toback Director and writer Sexual harassment and misconduct toward women, including dry-humping or masturbating. After The Los Angeles Times published its investigation, hundreds of women reached out to describe their encounters. John Besh Chief executive of the Besh Restaurant Group Sexual harassment. Lockhart Steele Editorial director of Vox Media Sexual harassment of at least one person, including unwanted kissing. Robert Scoble Tech blogger and co-founder of the Transformation Group Sexual assault of at least two women. Chris Savino Creator and showrunner of “The Loud House” Sexual harassment, including unwanted sexual advances, of as many as 12 women. Roy Price Head of Amazon Studios Sexual harassment of one woman. Andy Signore Senior vice president of content for Defy Media Sexual assault of one woman and harassment of several others. Harvey Weinstein Producer and co-founder of the Weinstein Company Raping three women. Sexual assault and harassment of dozens of others — including masturbating, exposing himself and unwelcome touching. Roger Ailes Former chairman and CEO of Fox News Sexual harassment. Bill O’Reilly Former Fox News host Sexual harassment. Anthony Weiner Former U.S. Representative Sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a minor. Al Gore Former Vice President Sexual assault.
Had any of those marked above in blue were Republican, the media would have added them to the “Republican” sexual abuse mantra, but as of now, this is a nonpartisan scandal because they say so.
For more than a year, The View’s Joy Behar has been on a one-woman hate crusade against Donald Trump and Republicans longer than that. When the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse avalanche began, she made a point of making this a “men” issue.
The panel on ABC’s “The View” reacted with anger and disappointment to news on Thursday that a Los Angeles radio personalityaccused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)of groping her and forcibly kissing her on a USO trip in 2006.
“It’s just so disappointing,” said co-host Joy Behar, “but, you know, men of all different stripes are out there doing crazy shit.” —Raw Story, 11/16/17
Either Joy Behar has an acute case of Alzheimer’s or she’s been lying to America knowing she’s been prone to put her hands where they don’t belong without consent.
Of course, Behar will NOT address her past transgressions unless pressured into an insincere, public apology by her evil male bosses at ABC. If liberal patterns hold true, she’ll claim her groping was NOT of sexist intent.
It was comedy. Just you wait.
By the way…
One of our most beloved comedians,
That’s a stretch.
The brilliantly witty and outspoken star of The View, hits the most unpopular President ever elected where it hurts—and makes us laugh and cheer—in this hilarious alphabetical guide to everything that’s wrong with the “Orange One,” Donald Trump.
Put down the knife, lock away the gun, lay aside the noose, Joy Behar is here to save you from suicide as she hot walks you through the next four years (two if we are lucky, less if liberal dreams come true). Besides despair, the sane response to the insanity in the White House is laughter. On her hit ABC daytime show The View, Joy has been blunt in her condemnation of the comb over-in-chief, and her words have electrified and inspired millions in the resistance for whom #notmypresident has become a rallying cry. The Great Gasbag is Joy’s answer to the hell that is the Trump Orange House. —Harper Collins, About the Book
Her new book would be more appropriate if she weren’t in front of a blackboard but looking into a mirror.
Had the numerous sexual abuse cases coming out of Hollywood involved Republicans, it would be appropriately labeled and megaphoned as such. It turns out, not only are the vast majority of offenders liberals, but many of them were high-dollar donors and bundlers for Democrat politicians.
Some members of the press are working to disassociate movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual abuse and assault over three decades, from Hollywood’s politically liberal culture and the Democratic politicians and causes he supported over the years.
Social conservatives have long argued that the left is hypocritical, that liberals police people with ‘political correctness’ but do not practice what they preach. For this point, Weinstein is a perfect case study. —Washington Examiner, 10/18/17
We’re now hearing about sexual abuse running near-rampant on Capitol Hill with even elected members belatedly adding themselves to the #MeToo victim tally.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), in testimony before the panel, said at least two current members of Congress have engaged in sexual harassment. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) offered another example. She shared a story of a male lawmaker — still in Congress — who asked a young female staffer to bring materials to his residence. He opened the door dressed in only a towel, invited her inside and proceeded to expose himself.
Over the last few months, we’ve made several trips to Capitol Hill and we consistently see young women who are hardly dressed in what would be considered business-professional attire. Not that we’re saying they’re inviting harassment, but it’s not like women don’t know how to send signals.
And this wouldn’t be another exercise in liberal hypocrisy if we didn’t point out that the very media entity that published the allegations of elected females regarding sexual abuse also exploits the superficial attributes of Capitol Hill staffers.
In a media environment that relishes in any leak that damages President Trump or any elected Republican, it’s not unusual that we haven’t had any labeling of the Harvey Weinstein floodgate as a Democrat scandal or a convenient leak from an “official” or “anonymous source” naming names.
Just the convenient respect for the non-disclosure agreement….
To those women who participate in sexual relationships in hopes of advancing their careers: either you have morals or you don’t and the “advances” would not be made if there wouldn’t be any takers.
For those of you too young to remember or know, moveon.org was created in 1998 in response to the Bill Clinton impeachment hearings for sexual impropriety the left and their media wanted to just go away and many are quick to remind you not to point at Democrats.
It’s extremely timely, given the left’s hatred of President Trump, to make the whole Harvey Weinstein-Hollywood sexual abuse thing about men in powerful positions taking advantage of poor, innocent women who were just trying to make it in the business. But when we’re talking about Weinstein just being the tip of the iceberg, let’s not buy into that floating mass just being composed of testosterone.
We don’t know if Terry Crews was sexually accosted by a fat, ugly, powerful heterosexual male, but while we have our suspicions on who that aggressor is, chances are it’s not someone who prefers women over men and that leads to a very interesting case made by the late author/producer/director Michael Crichton. He not only wrote best-selling novels that successfully made the leap onto the screen but prior graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, received his MD from Harvard Medical School and many of his stories referred to the ethics surrounding a given topic.
One of his more negatively-received adaptations was the 1994 movie “Disclosure” which explored the topic of an executive who sexually abused a subordinate. The movie was considered controversial because of the highly-implausible premise that the abuser was woman and the abused was a man.
Just what was Crichton really telling us and why did it strike a nerve enough to earn that standard progressive, deflective dismissal?
At that point in time, Michael Crichton was more than just a Hollywood insider. He rode among the rich and powerful and one could argue “Disclosure” was his way of speaking out like many women today are being applauded for. Without naming names, he may have been trying to out powerful, predatory women. They’re out there and like the Harvey Weinstein scandal, he knew he couldn’t count on the media to alert the public that this abusive behavior even exists.
Just wait for that first male to air the dirty laundry. The abuser may be a woman or some version of LGBTQ so let’s see just how ahead-of-his-time Michael Crichton really was.
As that and much more was largely blown off by the media and those now “woke”, fast forward to post-Harvey Weinstein revelations and obvious hypocrisy…
Former child actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, 28, says agent Tyler Grasham assaulted him 10 years ago when he was seeking representation. “Tyler Grasham, under the pretense of a business meeting regarding potential agency representation at APA Agency, fed me alcohol while I was underage and sexually assaulted me,” he wrote Monday on Facebook. —Deadline
Previously, Deadline reported that Grasham had been suspended from the agency, which was investigating allegations of sexual misconduct from former actor Blaise Godbe Lipman and television editor Lucas Ozarowski. A prominent client of Grasham’s, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard,fired him Fridayas well.
— The Advocate
GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) held its annual Respect Awards in the ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire on Friday night, where theHarvey Weinstein scandalprompted many out gay actors to speak openly about inappropriate behavior they had experienced with Hollywood power players. —Variety
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, whose last documentary The Hunting Ground focused on sexual assault on college campuses, announced today that their next film, currently titled The Untitled Sexual Assault Documentary. The Weinstein Co.’s Radius division distributed The Hunting Ground. —Hollywood Reporter
Actor Kevin Sorbo alleges that he was sexually harassed by the late Italian fashion magnate Gianni Versace when he was working as a model decades ago.
“All of a sudden, his hand goes up my leg,” says Sorbo. “Dude, you know I’m straight?” he told Versace. “This is why I like you. You’re not a girly man. You are a man’s man,” Versace told Sorbo, according to his recollection. —Hollywood Reporter
How about a powerful woman who IS gay?
Comedian and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is receiving some backlash from fans after a joke about Katy Perry was taken as sexist. The star courted outrage on Wednesday after dedicating a tweet to the “Roar” singer on her birthday.
“Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!” the star wrote over an image of her gawking, mouth agape, at Perry’s breasts. —Fox News
It’s not like this is the first example of the sanctimonious Ellen laughing about the same “balloons” a man would be crucified for today.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, actor Anthony Rapp is publicly alleging for the first time that in 1986, Kevin Spacey befriended Rapp while they both performed on Broadway shows, invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance. According to public records, Spacey was 26. Rapp was 14. —BuzzFeed
Andy Dick has been dropped from the independent feature film Raising Buchanan following accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct on set. The Hollywood Reporter was not able to reach any of the alleged victims, however, two sources detailed Dick’s inappropriate behavior, which included groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production. “I don’t grope people anymore. I don’t expose myself anymore,” he said by telephone. “I do understand that the temperature in the world right now is delicate.” —Hollywood Reporter, 10/31/17
After all of the loud noise, belatedly being made about sexually abusive men on poor, innocent, unsuspecting women who (in many cases) accepted a check for their silence, compare that to the relative silence when women and gays are the aggressors.