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SHOW NOTES: Thursday, May 31, 2018

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HOUR ONE
:05 Weather bed, with sponsor and pitch to wx. After wx do current conditions
:06 Topic A: CNN Guest: ‘Yes,’ All Trump Supporters Are Racist

CNN Guest: ‘Yes,’ All Trump Supporters Are Racist


Michaela Angela Davis, a “cultural critic,” said during a CNN interview Wednesday morning that she believes everyone who voted for President Donald Trump is racist.
Davis was a part of a panel discussing Roseanne Barr’s recent racist tweets and the subsequent cancellation of her TV show. She insisted that the Barr incident was simply evidence that Trump has emboldened people in the U.S. to be more open about their racism and bigotry.
“Tens of millions of people voted for him after [Trump] showed his cards for years,” Davis said.
“Are you suggesting that they’re racist?” CNN anchor John Berman challenged.
“Yes, yes,” Davis asserted.
Berman asked Davis again if she believes all Trump voters are racist and she confirmed that she believes every single person who voted for him is racist in some manner.
“They may not be violently racist, they may not be, um — he’s targeted, he’s very clear and strategic,” she said. “We have to grapple with the idea that if you heard someone at their rally say, ‘build a wall, kill them all…’” she continued.
Anchor Alisyn Camerota interrupted Davis, insisting that she can’t “paint with that broad a brush stroke” because people of all political stripes ignore things they are uncomfortable with if they like a politician’s policies.
“What you’re not hearing is that there are so many different levels of racism and how it works itself out,” Davis countered. “There are levels to how it is acted out, and most of the time we are operating in racist structures.”

Topic B: Where Was The Apology For Trump? — Sarah Sanders Responds To Roseanne
dailycaller.com/2018/05/30/sarah-sanders-roseanne-video
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders floored the room Wednesday after being asked about the cancellation of the TV show “Roseanne.”
“Has the president spoken to Roseanne Barr, who we know has been a longtime friend of his? Why did he choose to address the ABC apology instead of the underlying issue of concerns about a racist comment that she tweeted out?” a reporter asked
“I’m not aware of any conversations that have taken place. The president is simply calling out the media bias. No one’s defending what she said. The president is the president of all Americans, and he is focused on doing what is best for our country, and you can see that in the actions that he has taken,” Sanders said, rattling off a number of Trump accomplishments.
Sanders also referenced President Trump’s tweet Wednesday asking why ABC hasn’t apologized to Trump.
“The president’s pointing to the hypocrisy in the media, saying that the most horrible things about this president, and nobody addresses it,” she said. “Where was Bob Iger’s apology to the White House staff for Jemelle Hill calling the president and anyone associated with him a white supremacist, to Christians around the world for Joy Behar calling Christianity a mental illness? Where was the apology for Kathy Griffin going on a profane rant against the president on ‘The View’ after a photo showed her holding President Trump’s decapitated head?”
“Where was the apology from Bob Iger for ESPN hiring Keith Olbermann after his numerous expletive tweets attacking Trump as a Nazi and even expanding Olbermann’s role after that attack against the president’s family. This is a double standard that the president is speaking about. No one is defending her comments. They’re inappropriate, but that’s point that he was making,” she added.

Topic C : Roseanne Barr not first celeb to claim Ambien led to bizarre behavior: What is the insomnia drug?
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/05/30/roseanne-barr-not-first-celeb-to-claim-ambien-led-to-bizarre-behavior-what-is-insomnia-drug.html
Roseanne Barr appeared to blame Ambien, a prescribed sleeping pill, for the racist tweet that ultimately led to her popular ABC show “Roseanne” to be canceled on Tuesday by ABC.
In a series of now-deleted tweets, Barr said it was late and she was on the drug when she wrote the tweet about former President Barack Obama’s aide Valerie Jarrett. Barr’s tweet said Jarrett, who is African-American and born in Iran, is like the “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”
“Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me,” she wrote in one post and then deleted Tuesday night. “It was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please. ty.”
Many social media users slammed Barr’s defense. Sanofi, one of the pharmaceutical companies that makes Ambien, tweeted Wednesday, “People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
However, other celebrities have also blamed Ambien for strange tweets and odd behavior. Here is what you need to know about Ambien, as well as its common side effects and other celebrities who have taken it.
What is Ambien?
Ambien is a drug sold by Sanofi and is also distributed under other names by NovaDel Pharma Inc. and Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. The drug is used to treat adults diagnosed with insomnia, which is the inability to fall and stay asleep, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Ambien can be taken as an oral tablet, an oral spray, under-the-tongue tablet or an extended-release tablet.
What are the common side effects of Ambien?
Ambien has a number of side effects including nausea, memory loss, anxiety, confusion, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, appetite loss, aggression, impaired vision, inability to concentrate and addiction, according to American Addiction Centers. The center said it was possible for a person prescribed Ambien to become addicted and dependent on the drug despite advertising itself as the opposite.
People who abuse the drug have been known to crush the drug to snort it or mix it in an alcoholic drink. When Ambien is mixed with alcohol, the effects of the drug can be enhanced. There have been numerous reports of people not recalling what happened once they were under the influence of the drug, such as sleepwalking and sleep driving.
Why does the FDA warn those taking Ambien?
In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration ordered drugmakers to lower doses for Ambien and other sleeping pills following studies that suggested patients “face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness,” CBS News reported.
The studies showed that some people who took the drug felt drowsy in the morning, which could impair their driving. The research found the drug was still present in a patient’s bloodstream at a high enough level to interfere with their driving. The FDA required drugmakers to cut the dose in half for women and for the immediate-release tablets. The drug takes longer to leave women’s bodies than men’s.
Which other celebrities have blamed Ambien for strange incidents?
Former House Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy crashed his car into a security barricade close to the U.S. Capitol in 2006 and said he had taken Ambien not too long before the accident. He claimed he had not been drinking, CBS News reported.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on a Twitter rampage in June 2017, Mashable reported. He started the series of tweets by discussing his excitement over a Tesla shareholder meeting and went from there. He admitted to having a “little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien … and magic!” He tweeted a year earlier that he has learned that “tweeting on Ambien isn’t wise.”
Embattled golf star Tiger Woods was arrested for a DUI in 2017 after deputies found the athlete parked on the side of the road, asleep. During a sobriety test, Woods slurred, couldn’t walk a straight line and appeared “out of it.” A toxicology test showed Woods had a number of prescription drugs in his system, including Ambien.
Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn admitted to being on Ambien during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in March, People reported.
“I’m doing well,” Penn told Colbert. “You’ve inherited a little of the Ambien I had to take to get to sleep after a red-eye last night.”

Roseanne Barr says she may fight ABC firing, retweets claim Michelle Obama was behind ouster
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/30/roseanne-barr-emboldened-by-support-theories-about-michelle-obama-on-twitter-to-fight-her-shows-cancellation.html
Roseanne Barr made it clear on Wednesday she’s considering fighting ABC’s move to cancel her revival after her racist tweet — and the comic even pushed an accusation that former first lady Michelle Obama was behind her ouster.
Despite initially saying she would be quitting Twitter after posting a negative and racially charged comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, the star returned Tuesday and let loose on social media.
On Wednesday, Barr revealed that the positive feedback she was getting from people who still support her was making her feel emboldened to combat ABC in some way.
“You guys make me feel like fighting back. I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U,” she wrote.
One right-wing activist even went as far as to accuse ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey of consulting former first lady Michelle Obama before cancelling her show. Barr retweeted the claim to her followers.
It’s unclear what specifically Barr is talking about in terms of options. ABC is allowed to cancel any of its shows at any times. As for Barr’s firing, her tweet likely puts her in violation of her contract.
While it’s unclear exactly what the terms of her negotiations with ABC were when it decided to bring her ’90s sitcom back for a revival, standard practice dictates that a morality clause be baked into actor’s contracts. This provides a remedy for an employer to terminate a public figure in the event they violate a crime or bring negative attention to the brand, in this case, ABC.
The star might be able to litigate for wrongful termination, but it’s unlikely that even invoking the First Amendment could get her out of the morality clause given the public backlash from her tweet. It’s even more unlikely that she could convince the network to reverse its cancellation and green light a second season of her revival given the extremely negative attention her words brought on the network.
Additionally, it would be hard for network Entertainment President Channing Dungey to go back on her curt but clear statement in announcing the cancellation.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” she told Fox News.

‘Roseanne’ firing casts harsh new spotlight on ESPN star Keith Olbermann’s offensive, vulgar tweets
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/30/roseanne-firing-casts-harsh-new-spotlight-on-espn-star-keith-olbermanns-offensive-vulgar-tweets.html
A harsh new spotlight is falling on the vulgar social media history of ESPN star Keith Olbermann after the network’s parent, Disney, fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet.
On Tuesday, ABC pulled the plug on the wildly popular reboot of “Roseanne” after its namesake posted a racist and offensive tweet about former President Obama’s aide and close friend Valerie Jarrett. Last week, ABC’s cable sister, ESPN, announced that anti-Trump pundit Olbermann would return to the network despite a foul-mouthed Twitter account that includes countless offensive remarks directed at the president and his surrogates.
ESPN personality-turned-political commentator Britt McHenry told Fox News that “Olbermann has proven time and time again how irrationally angry, prejudiced, and outright bigoted he truly is,” but none of that apparently matters to Disney executives.
“The message is clear: If you’re a liberal, any free speech is allowed. Same rules don’t apply,” McHenry said.
This is Olbermann’s sixth stint at ESPN and the time in between has been largely spent as a far-left political pundit on MSNBC and an assortment of other networks. Most recently, he anchored an anti-Trump online program for GQ, “The Resistance,” and authored a book titled, “Trump is F*cking Crazy: (This is Not a Joke).”
While Olbermann is not racist, he can certainly be considered offensive and has used profanity when attacking the president, whom he has called a “Nazi” on a regular basis. In Aug. 2017, Olbermann tweeted at first daughter Ivanka Trump and called her father a “neo-Nazi,” and “racist.” He has also written “f—k you” to Trump numerous times, but ESPN’s newest star doesn’t bother to use the sanitized version of the cuss word.
Conservative talk radio host Ben Ferguson said there was “clearly” a double standard at Disney during a Wednesday morning appearance on CNN, while former ESPN employee Curt Schilling tweeted, “The irony of Disney canning Roseanne while continuing to employ some of the industry’s biggest racist and race baiting frauds… is not lost on most.”
Jedediah Bila recently tweeted that Barr’s comment was “despicable,” and, much like the “Roseanne” namesake, “Olbermann has made awful comments that should make him unemployable by respectable outlets.”
In addition to repeated, over-the-top profanity directed at Trump, Olbermann also once claimed that Trump and his family have done more damage to the U.S. than Usama bin Laden. He was also widely criticized when his anti-Trump book featured a cover image of himself draped in the American flag, which is visibly touching the ground – a violation of U.S. flag code.
Media analyst Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that “nobody should feel sorry for Roseanne,” but “it does seem Disney needs to provide some clarity about what it expects from other employees regarding public civility.”
McCall pointed out that Olbermann has engaged in “name calling and harsh personal attacks and the corporation doesn’t seem to mind,” and said he thinks the same rules should apply to “all of their polarizing personalities.”
ESPN was criticized for bringing the polarizing Olbermann back and that was before Barr’s firing resulted in talk of a double standard within Disney regarding who can get away with offensive rhetoric. ESPN has been under fire recently for what many media watchdogs consider a liberal bias and even stood by Jemele Hill last year when she called Trump a “white supremacist.”
The Wall Street Journal’s Shalini Ramachandran published a piece last week about how a “weakened ESPN became consumed by politics,” which details several polarizing decisions the network has made in recent memory. The report notes that conservative ESPN staffers have been “frustrated” by the network’s politics, which include everything from standing by Hill and selecting Caitlyn Jenner for its prestigious “ESPY” award for courage to constant on-air debates over the NFL’s national anthem controversy.
“ESPN just continues to pile problems on itself by continuing its tired trope of liberal programming and moralizing. And when it comes to liberal moralizing, who better than the seemingly-forgotten Keith Olbermann? ESPN’s decision to hire the conservative-bashing blowhard only reinforces what it’s ever-fleeting viewers already know – the network cares more about advancing leftists causes than it does about sports, or, frankly, its own ratings,” National Center for Public Policy Research general counsel Justin Danhof told Fox News.
Disney and ESPN did not respond to requests for comment on critics accusing the companies of having a double standard regarding rhetoric by employees.

:16 Tease______________________________
:22 Topic A: Weinstein’s Lawyer Says Rape Accuser Had 10-Year Consensual Affair With His Client

Weinstein’s Lawyer Says Rape Accuser Had 10-Year Consensual Affair With His Client


Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer said Tuesday that a woman who has accused his client of rape “had a 10-year consensual sexual relationship” with his client.
“This is an extraordinary case in my judgement where the only rape victim that Mr. Weinstein is accused of raping is someone with whom he has had a 10-year consensual sexual relationship — both before and after the alleged incident,” the disgraced movie mogul’s defense attorney Ben Brafman told reporters, according to NBC News.
“One of my concerns is…some of the publicity that has occurred over the weekend and the ability for people to keep an open mind,” he added following a closed-door meeting with the Manhattan assistant district attorney about concerns the publicity could hurt the legal process.
“I also think that pressure that is being brought to bear on the District Attorney’s Office — demanding that an indictment or a prosecution of Mr. Weinstein proceed — is inappropriate pressure, it is unprecedented and it troubles me, and I wanted to make those matters known to the court,” he added.
Last Friday, Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct by New York authorities. He was later released on $1 million dollars bail, but must wear an ankle bracelet and remain only in New York or Connecticut.
He has faced accusations from more than 80 women including such stars as Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow Rose McGowan and many more following the shocking exposés last October in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

Topic B: NFL Player: ‘We Won’t Allow the NFL or Trump to Bully Us’
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/05/30/nfl-player-we-wont-allow-the-nfl-or-trump-to-bully-us/
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman reports that several NFL players are plotting out various ways to get around the league’s new anthem policy.
According to Freeman, “As the national anthem plays across NFL fields next season, you might see a handful of players raising their fists.
“Others might sit on the bench. Or stay in the tunnel. They could wear hats with a message on them. They may kneel momentarily between quarters of a game.”
The NFL recently created a new policy regarding player conduct during the anthem. The new rule announced on May 23 maintains that players can stay in the locker room if they are not interested in standing for the anthem but that if they do take to the sidelines, they must stand during the song.
If a player comes to the sidelines and does not respect the anthem, the player’s team will get fined. In addition, the team would have the right to enforce additional discipline on the player as they see fit.
One player told Freeman, “We won’t allow the NFL or Trump to bully us.”
It does appear, however, that the players have some support to fall back on. According to Freeman, NFL coaches strongly disapprove of the new anthem policy.
Freeman explains:
Several assistants said the mandate potentially could create massive locker room issues that coaches will have to calm.
When kneeling, players were on the field with teammates. Some coaches fear that if protesting players stay in the locker room while others are on the field, it would lead to more of a divide.
One coach feared a plausible scenario where some players stay in the locker room during the anthem to avoid the team getting fined, some players protest on the field not caring about the fines and other players do neither. Teams could have three different groups of players doing three different things.
Whether players partake in all or none of these alternative methods of protest, remains to be seen. However, it looks like this most recent anthem policy change may not be the last.

:29 Tease:____________________Pitch to News
:36 Topic A: Trump slams Sessions for Russia recusal: ‘I wish I did’ appoint a different AG
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/30/trump-slams-sessions-for-russia-recusal-wish-did-appoint-different-ag.html
President Trump said Wednesday he wishes he had appointed someone else as attorney general, ramping up his criticism yet again of Jeff Sessions for his recusal from the Russia investigation.
In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, the president slammed Sessions after quoting comments made by House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy on “CBS This Morning.”
Gowdy, R-S.C., was asked about a New York Times report that Trump had asked Sessions to retain control of the Russia investigation following his recusal — and that this was being examined by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
Gowdy disputed the suggestion that the conversation strayed into obstruction of justice territory.
“I think what the president is doing is expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterward. If I were the president and I picked someone to be the country’s chief law enforcement officer and they told me later, ‘oh by the way I’m not going to be able to participate on the most important case in the office,’ I would be frustrated too,” Gowdy said on “CBS This Morning.”
He added, “There are lots of really good lawyers in the country. He could have picked someone else.”
Minutes after the interview, Trump quoted those remarks on Twitter and concluded: “And I wish I did!”
Sources told Fox News that Mueller as recently as this spring had not raised questions specifically about the March 2017 meeting between Trump and Sessions at Mar-a-Lago. However, Mueller does have several questions he wants to ask Trump about Sessions’ recusal, including what efforts Trump may have made to get Sessions to reverse course.
Trump has been highly critical of Sessions ever since the recusal, blasting the former senator for not launching full-blown investigations into Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and officials like fired FBI Director James Comey and fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
Trump’s latest tweet on Sessions seems to go further than some of his past criticism.
Upon Sessions’ recusal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein took control of the Russia probe, ultimately appointing Mueller to investigate allegations of potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
A Justice Department spokesperson had no comment on the president’s tweet.
Last week, the president demanded that the Justice Department investigate revelations that an FBI informant was in communication with at least three Trump campaign associates—George Papadopoulos, Sam Clovis, and Carter Page. The president has dubbed these new revelations as “Spygate.”
Rosenstein instructed the Justice Department inspector general to investigate any alleged “impropriety or political motivation” in the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates.
Comey and other Obama-era intelligence officials, though, defended the FBI’s use of an informant—technically referred to as a “Confidential Human Source.”
And on Tuesday, Gowdy told Fox News that the FBI acted appropriately, on the heels of a high-level briefing last week on the matter.
“I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got,” Gowdy said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Tuesday, adding that the move had “nothing to do with Donald Trump.”
Gowdy added: “It looks to me like the FBI was doing what President Trump said. … President Trump himself in the Comey memos said, ‘If anyone connected with my campaign was working with Russia, I want you to investigate it.’ Sounds to me like that was exactly what the FBI did.”

Topic B: Obamas’ Netflix deal inked with help from bundler buddy
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/30/obamas-netflix-deal-inked-with-help-from-bundler-buddy.html
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos celebrated Barack and Michelle Obama as “among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures” in announcing a deal last week for the Obama family to produce films and series for the streaming service.
“We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities,” Sarandos said in a news release.
What Sarandos didn’t mention: He and his wife have long been donors and friends to the Obamas, having raised more than a half-million dollars as bundlers for the president’s campaign in 2012. His wife, Nicole Avant, also was appointed by Obama as ambassador to the Bahamas, serving from 2009 to 2011.
Netflix confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that Sarandos himself was directly involved in brokering the Obama deal.
“Ted Sarandos is our chief content officer so of course he was engaged in bringing Higher Ground Productions to Netflix,” a company spokesman told Fox News.
Higher Ground Productions is the name of the company established by the Obamas to produce content for Netflix.
According to the New York Post, which first reported Sarandos’ involvement in the deal, Sarandos and Avant bundled nearly $600,000 in contributions to Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign.
Avant’s father, Clarence, a music executive, also bundled nearly $450,000 for Obama’s presidential campaigns, the Post reported. The newspaper said one source estimated the deal with the Obamas could be worth over $50 million.
The Obama deal also comes just two months after Netflix announced that Susan Rice, Obama’s former national security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations, would be joining the company’s board of directors.
“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” Rice said in March.
Angry subscribers threaten to cancel.
Netflix on Tuesday suggested Rice had no involvement in bringing the Obamas to the company.
“Board members play no role in content decisions at Netflix,” the spokesman said when asked about Rice’s potential role.
Netflix says the Obamas will produce a variety of content, including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.
“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” Obama said in a statement last week. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”
It’s not yet known what specific projects the Obamas will tackle. Sarandos, during an event in New York on Tuesday, denied that the former first family would be using the platform to turn Netflix into “the Obama Network.”
“There’s no political slant to the programming,” Sarandos said of the planned Obama productions, according to Variety.

Topic C: David Copperfield negligent over British tourist’s injuries – but won’t face damages
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/30/david-copperfield-negligent-over-british-tourists-injuries-but-wont-face-damages
David Copperfield negligent over British tourist’s injuries – but won’t face damages
Gavin Cox alleged a vanishing act by the illusionist in Las Vegas caused injuries leading to $400,000 in medical costs
The illusionist David Copperfield has been found negligent but not financially responsible for a British tourist’s injuries during a signature vanishing act that used participants from the audience of a show in Las Vegas in 2013.
Gavin Cox and his wife, Minh-Hahn Cox, alleged negligence by the multimillionaire magician, the MGM Grand hotel, two Copperfield business entities and a construction firm that was renovating the hotel.
In a complex verdict reached after several weeks of testimony but only about two hours of deliberation, the state civil court jury in Las Vegas found negligence by Copperfield, the hotel and Copperfield’s company, Backstage Disappearing.
But jurors found no liability for each of those named in the lawsuit, and instead found Cox 100% responsible for his injuries. The verdict means the Coxes cannot seek monetary damages.
Cox testified that he suffered brain and other injuries in a fall while stagehands urged him and others to run during an illusion that appeared to make as many as 13 audience volunteers disappear onstage and reappear moments later, waving flashlights in the back of the theatre.
His lawyer, Benedict Morelli, told jurors during closing arguments that the trick was inherently dangerous, and that Copperfield should be held partially liable for Cox’s injuries. Four years ago, attorneys estimated that Cox had that racked up more than $400,000 in medical costs.
Copperfield’s lawyers lost a bid to close the courtroom to the public to prevent disclosure of secrets about the illusion. At least 55,000 audience volunteers had taken part in the trick over 17 years, according to Copperfield and the show’s executive producer, Chris Kenner.
Jurors learned that in about 60 to 90 seconds, stagehands ushered the randomly chosen participants past dark curtains, down passageways, around corners, outdoors, indoors and through a kitchen to re-enter the theatre for the show’s finale.
“I was having a good time up until the time I was injured,” Cox testified.
Cox, 57, a former chef from Kent, said he fell hard on his right side and could not recall getting up to finish the illusion in November 2013.
Afterward, Cox said he received medical treatment from paramedics and at a hospital for shoulder and other injuries.
Copperfield said no one had ever been hurt in nearly 20 years performing the illusion. He said he stopped performing it in 2015.

:46 Tease:____________Start bed, pitch to sports

Topic A: Stephen Miller blames Obama, Dems for ‘cruel, inhumane’ immigration policies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/stephen-miller-blames-obama-dems-for-cruel-inhumane-immigration-policies
Stephen Miller blames Obama, Dems for ‘cruel, inhumane’ immigration policies
The White House is aggressively stepping up its fight for tighter border enforcement, blaming former President Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies and legal loopholes promoted by congressional Democrats for the surge in fraudulent asylum claims and youth smuggling into the U.S.
“When you want to talk about what’s cruel and what’s inhumane, we should talk about the consequence of loopholes that make it almost impossible to remove individuals showing up in our country illegally, therefore driving massive numbers to take the dangerous trek, leading to more instability in sending countries; leading to more instability in receiving communities; and contributing to the rise of very dangerous transnational smuggling organizations,” said senior White House advisor Stephen Miller.
As part of its battle, the White House cited new and disturbing numbers that detail the surge in illegal immigration and asylum claims that they say are the result of the wink and nod policies of the Obama era loopholes. Among them:
From 2008 to 2016, asylum requests surged 1,700 percent. Just 20 percent were granted.
Illegal entry attempts have tripled as immigrants have tried to get into the U.S. before new effort to stop them can be implemented.
Apprehensions of illegal immigrants are up 50,000 for the second month in a row.
There has been a 315 percent one-year increase in illegals using children to pose as family units to gain entry into the country.
In a backgrounder and conference call, White House officials pushed for changes to the law and closure of loopholes.
“The current immigration and border crisis and all of the attendant concerns it raises are the exclusive product of loopholes in federal immigration law that Democrats refuse to close,” said the backgrounder from the White House.
It added:
“It’s very obvious to say that our immigration system is clearly being gamed by those who are aware of the loopholes and shortcomings of our system. Those loopholes are being used by smuggling organizations and by individuals to enter the country illegally. DHS is unable to address these loopholes because of a failure by Congress to act. The president and the administration have outlined the loopholes and the fixes required multiple times over the last 18 months and have worked with Congress to outline changes that need to take place. Yet, they have not.”

Topic B: Michael Avenatti warned by federal judge about ‘publicity tour’
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/30/michael-avenatti-warned-by-federal-judge-about-publicity-tour.html
Michael Avenatti isn’t ready to give up the green room for the courtroom just yet.
The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels had been trying to join the criminal case in New York against Trump attorney Michael Cohen. But during a feisty hearing Wednesday, federal Judge Kimba Wood said the lawyer — who has been a fixture on CNN and other outlets — would have to first stop his “publicity tour.”
The show, it appears, will go on.
After the hearing, Avenatti withdrew his motion to intervene — at least until the court rules whether Daniels is allowed to participate in the case.
Judge Wood had warned him about the “publicity tour,” since he would be subject to New York laws and procedures if he were allowed on the case — meaning he’d have to pull back on his attacks against Cohen.
Avenatti has made countless appearances on cable outlets blasting President Trump and Cohen while defending his client, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Cohen and Avenatti — as well as attorneys for Trump and federal prosecutors — appeared in federal court on Wednesday for the hearing related to the April 9 FBI raid of Cohen’s personal properties.
Overshadows Trump foreign policy moves.
Cohen’s attorneys fought to keep Avenatti out of the case, citing a California State Bar investigation into him.
“I’ve never seen an attorney conduct himself in a manner that Avenatti has,” Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan said in court Wednesday, arguing that Avenatti’s promotion of Cohen’s bank records and other materials earlier this month was “reckless and improper.” Earlier this month, Avenatti tweeted bombshell allegations against Cohen, citing financial records to accuse him of receiving $500,000 from a Russian oligarch-tied company, as well as other dealings. The records suggest Cohen’s firm was paid huge sums for insight into the Trump administration.
Earlier this month, Avenatti also filed the motion to participate in the Cohen case.
Judge Wood did not rule whether Avenatti could intervene in the case.
In court, meanwhile, Avenatti suggested he received a call from a member of the press last week for comment on audio recordings between Daniels’ former attorney Keith Davidson and Cohen. Avenatti argued that the two exchanged privileged information.
In response, Cohen’s attorney said he was unaware of the release of any audio file, noting that if it had been released, they would be “everywhere” and that “if” the audio files existed, they would be “under lock and key at my law firm.”
Following the hearing, Avenatti also said that Cohen’s attorneys had “audio tapes” of Cohen and the president, with some of the recordings “relating to my client.”
“Mr. Cohen and his attorney Mr. Ryan should release all of those audio recordings to the American people and to Congress,” Avenatti said, suggesting if the recordings did relate to Daniels, it could be a violation of attorney-client privilege.
Cohen is under criminal investigation as part of a grand jury probe into his personal business dealings. One topic at issue is Cohen’s payment of $130,000 to Daniels weeks before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.
The president filed a financial disclosure earlier this month which included confirmation that he reimbursed Cohen for unspecified “expenses” — apparently the payment to Daniels.
Prior to the release of the disclosure, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that Trump reimbursed Cohen the $130,000 he paid to Daniels.
The judge in the case last month appointed independent special master Barbara Jones to review the material seized in the FBI’s raid of Cohen’s properties. The judge ruled Wednesday that Cohen’s attorneys’ review of the materials must be concluded by June 15, or the remaining materials will be sent to a team of lawyers not connected to the case.

Michael Avenatti warned by federal judge about ‘publicity tour’
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/30/michael-avenatti-warned-by-federal-judge-about-publicity-tour.html
Michael Avenatti isn’t ready to give up the green room for the courtroom just yet.
The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels had been trying to join the criminal case in New York against Trump attorney Michael Cohen. But during a feisty hearing Wednesday, federal Judge Kimba Wood said the lawyer — who has been a fixture on CNN and other outlets — would have to first stop his “publicity tour.”
The show, it appears, will go on.
After the hearing, Avenatti withdrew his motion to intervene — at least until the court rules whether Daniels is allowed to participate in the case.
Judge Wood had warned him about the “publicity tour,” since he would be subject to New York laws and procedures if he were allowed on the case — meaning he’d have to pull back on his attacks against Cohen.
Avenatti has made countless appearances on cable outlets blasting President Trump and Cohen while defending his client, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Cohen and Avenatti — as well as attorneys for Trump and federal prosecutors — appeared in federal court on Wednesday for the hearing related to the April 9 FBI raid of Cohen’s personal properties.
Cohen’s attorneys fought to keep Avenatti out of the case, citing a California State Bar investigation into him.
“I’ve never seen an attorney conduct himself in a manner that Avenatti has,” Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan said in court Wednesday, arguing that Avenatti’s promotion of Cohen’s bank records and other materials earlier this month was “reckless and improper.” Earlier this month, Avenatti tweeted bombshell allegations against Cohen, citing financial records to accuse him of receiving $500,000 from a Russian oligarch-tied company, as well as other dealings. The records suggest Cohen’s firm was paid huge sums for insight into the Trump administration.
Earlier this month, Avenatti also filed the motion to participate in the Cohen case.
Judge Wood did not rule whether Avenatti could intervene in the case.
In court, meanwhile, Avenatti suggested he received a call from a member of the press last week for comment on audio recordings between Daniels’ former attorney Keith Davidson and Cohen. Avenatti argued that the two exchanged privileged information.
In response, Cohen’s attorney said he was unaware of the release of any audio file, noting that if it had been released, they would be “everywhere” and that “if” the audio files existed, they would be “under lock and key at my law firm.”
Following the hearing, Avenatti also said that Cohen’s attorneys had “audio tapes” of Cohen and the president, with some of the recordings “relating to my client.”
“Mr. Cohen and his attorney Mr. Ryan should release all of those audio recordings to the American people and to Congress,” Avenatti said, suggesting if the recordings did relate to Daniels, it could be a violation of attorney-client privilege.
Cohen is under criminal investigation as part of a grand jury probe into his personal business dealings. One topic at issue is Cohen’s payment of $130,000 to Daniels weeks before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.
The president filed a financial disclosure earlier this month which included confirmation that he reimbursed Cohen for unspecified “expenses” — apparently the payment to Daniels.
Prior to the release of the disclosure, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that Trump reimbursed Cohen the $130,000 he paid to Daniels.
The judge in the case last month appointed independent special master Barbara Jones to review the material seized in the FBI’s raid of Cohen’s properties. The judge ruled Wednesday that Cohen’s attorneys’ review of the materials must be concluded by June 15, or the remaining materials will be sent to a team of lawyers not connected to the case.

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:06 Topic A: CNN’s Jim Acosta Puts Fox News In The Same Category As Conspiracy Websites

Acosta Puts Fox News In The Same Category As Conspiracy Websites


CNN’s Jim Acosta conflated Fox News with conspiracy theory websites Wednesday as he discussed his interactions with Trump supporters at a campaign rally Tuesday night.
“I thought it was fascinating, so many people came up to us and sometimes, yes they would they would express their frustrations with the media and so on and parrot things they hear on Fox News and other conspiracy minded websites that I won’t mention by name,” Acosta said.
The CNN White House correspondent also said that a fan spent about 20 minutes screaming at him, saying that he was fake news.
“This gentleman who came up to me during the rally wearing a ‘you are fake news’ t-shirt,” he explained. “We shook hands. We had a nice conversation, about five or ten minutes. That was really emblematic of the vast majority of people in the Trump crowd.”

Topic B: Acosta Sanctimoniously Rants Against The President, Kim Kardashian

Acosta Sanctimoniously Rants Against The President, Kim Kardashian


Senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta targeted President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian in his latest sanctimonious rant on CNN Wednesday.
Acosta was unhappy with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ attack on the media during Wednesday’s press briefing. Sanders asserted that the media expects an apology from Roseanne Barr for her racist tweets but has never demanded apologies from people who attack the president and his administration. (RELATED: Where Was The Apology For Trump? — Sarah Sanders Responds To Roseanne Question)
On CNN after the briefing ended, Acosta railed against the president for not apologizing for any of his mean comments.
“Sarah Sanders was very careful to point out and turn it back around on the media and asking why haven’t certain personalities at various networks apologized to the president for things that they’ve said, but of course this is a president who launched his campaign saying that Mexican immigrants are rapists, he has said over the years in talking about African-American athletes, calling them sons of bitches, talking about the violence in Charlottesville saying that there are very fine people on both sides,” Acosta whined.
The reporter also insisted that people are “clamoring” and “begging” for apologies from the president and denounced the “hostility” he hears at Trump’s rallies.
Acosta also bashed Kim Kardashian, who is visiting the White House on Wednesday to talk about prison reform.
“It just gets to the lack of seriousness. Forget about the fact that Kim Kardashian is here at the White House today and what planet that is anything resembling normal — because it’s not,” he asserted. “She shouldn’t be here talking about prison reform. It’s very nice that she is here but that’s not a serious thing to have happen here at the White House.”

Topic C: Off-duty Texas police officer shot 6 times after road rage incident, officials say
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/30/off-duty-texas-police-officer-shot-6-times-after-road-rage-incident-officials-say.html
An off-duty San Antonio Police Office was shot six times after a road rage incident turned into a shootout in the parking lot of a gentleman’s sports club on Tuesday, according to the city’s police chief.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference the off-duty officer and a 25-year-old driver pulled into the parking lot of the Allstars Gentleman’s Sportsclub off Interstate 10 after the motorist accused the officer of cutting him off. The driver then pulled out a gun and started shooting, hitting the officer six times in the lower-torso.
“Altercations and arguments on the roadway happen all the time, so that doesn’t surprise me, unfortunately it does happen enough, too often,” he said.
McManus said the officer retreated back to his car to grab his weapon and returned fire, striking the 25-year-old at least twice. A woman who was sitting in the driver’s car was also grazed in the head by gunfire.
The chief added that authorities were still investigating whose bullet grazed the woman.
The officer, whose name was not release, is an 11-year veteran of the force, and was transported to the hospital in critical, but stable condition. Police told FOX San Antonio he was expected to survive his injuries, and underwent surgery early Wednesday morning.
Authorities are investigating how the incident began, but said nothing happened inside the gentleman’s club.
“I don’t know why they pulled into this lot,” McManus said at an evening press conference.
The suspect, whose name has also not been released by police, also underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition. The 25-year-old is expected to face charges in connection with the shootout, according to police.
Since the start of 2018, at least 37 law enforcement officers across the U.S. have died while on duty — with 24 of the deaths caused by gunfire.
Roughly 135 cops died in 2016, making it the deadliest year for police officers in at least five years, Fox News has found. While there were fewer deaths in 2017, the numbers weren’t much better: A total of 129 officers died last year. And 46 of those were caused by gunfire.

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:22 Topic A: NJ couple admit stealing $1.4M from Hurricane Sandy victims — and using cash on gambling, diamond ring
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/30/nj-couple-admit-stealing-1-4m-from-hurricane-sandy-victims-and-using-cash-on-gambling-diamond-ring.html
A New Jersey couple confessed to taking than $1.4 million from Hurricane Sandy victims seeking home repairs, using the ill-gotten cash for a diamond ring and wagers in Atlantic City.
Jeffrey Colmyer and Tiffany Cimino, of Little Egg Harbor, admitted to the theft charges on Tuesday, the state’s attorney general announced.
Authorities say the couple ran a fraud scheme through two construction companies — Rayne Construction Management Services and Colmyer & Sons – and preyed upon more than 20 victims of the storm who gave them money for home elevations, reconstruction and other repairs — work that was never started or completed.
Most of the money came from government relief programs. But instead of the funds being used for actual construction work, the couple gambled much of it away at seven casinos in Atlantic City and bought a $17,000 diamond ring, the attorney general’s office said.
“Meanwhile, they abandoned jobs, or in many cases failed to even start jobs, leaving many victims with uninhabitable homes,” the office said.
Colmyer has already pleaded guilty to money laundering and sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 7. The state says it will push for Colmyer to receive a seven-year prison sentence and for Cimino to receive probation. The couple were taken into custody in October 2016, four years after the storm plowed through New Jersey. )The superstorm killed more than 100 across the U.S. and causing an estimated $65 billion in damages in the process.)
“Colmyer and Cimino heartlessly preyed on Sandy victims whose homes had been destroyed, stealing the relief funds that were the lifeline these victims needed to rebuild in the aftermath of the historic storm,” said New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. “By sending Colmyer to prison, we deliver a strong deterrent message that anyone willing to sink so low as to steal disaster relief money from victims will face a stern reckoning.”
The state’s former attorney general, Christopher S. Porrino, said in 2017 that the couple were “ruthlessly draining away relief funds the victims needed to reclaim their lives.”
“We have prosecuted scores of defendants for various types of fraud related to Sandy, but this case is by far the most egregious,” he added.
A plea deal calls for the couple to pay $1.45 million in restitution and $56,472 in back taxes.
Bob Steimle of Brick Township, an Air Force veteran who reportedly gave Colmyer $54,000 in government money to lift and repair his Sandy-damaged home, told Brick Patch on Tuesday that he was “so glad it’s done and over with” after hearing the news of Colmyer’s guilty plea.
“He put me through hell,” Steimle told the news website, explaining how he had to live in a camper for months with his adult son until a local contractor stepped in take on work that Colmyer never completed.
“He just destroyed me,” Steimle added.
Others were even less fortunate.
A one-star review on the Yelp page for Colmyer & Sons, posted in 2015, accused Colmyer of “shoddy workmanship.
“I hired Jeff Colmyer in March of 2012, trusting that he would replace my flat roof efficiently and professionally. He was definitely efficient but professional, no,” wrote the user, Sheri L. “After a little more than a month, the roof began leaking, and in less than two months, the elastomeric roof coating that was warrantied for five years began peeling. Six months later, the roof sprang three other major leaks, causing thousands of dollars in damages within my home.”

Topic B: Judge rules on “No Sesame. All Street”
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/31/melissa-mccarthys-r-rated-puppet-movie-wins-lawsuit-against-sesame-street.html
Comedian Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming R-rated movie co-starring fouled-mouthed Muppet-like characters draws a clear line between itself and “Sesame Street,” despite contrary claims by the makers of the educational children’s program, a judge ruled in New York Wednesday.
McCarthy’s “The Happytime Murders” may continue using its “NO SESAME. ALL STREET” tagline in promotions for the comedic crime flick because its intention was to “differentiate” itself from the children’s show starring Big Bird and Cookie Monster, U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ruled.
“We fluffing love Sesame Street and we’re obviously very pleased that the ruling reinforced what STX’s intention was from the very beginning — to honor the heritage of The Jim Henson Company’s previous award-winning creations while drawing a clear distinction between any Muppets or Sesame Street characters and the new world Brian Henson and team created,” STX, the film’s distributor, said in statement.
The judge said that during oral arguments Sesame Workshop didn’t demonstrate that moviegoers were confused or that sponsors or parents were complaining.
Sesame Workshop in a lawsuit filed last week accused STX of tarnishing their kids show brand by releasing a movie trailer featuring “explicit, profane, drug-using, misogynistic, violent, copulating and even ejaculating puppets” along with the tagline “NO SESAME. ALL STREET.”
Lawyers for the popular children’s show appealed to the judge Wednesday, saying that McCarthy’s film was damaging to the “Sesame Street” brand similar to how the 1970s porn movie “Debbie Does Dallas” devastated the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, Page Six reported. The cheerleaders won a judgment against the film in that case.
“The Happytime Murders” is a comedic crime movie where McCarthy plays a human detective who teams up with her former partner, a puppet, to solve grisly puppet murders.
Brian Henson, son of famed “Sesame Street” puppeteer Jim Henson, who created the Muppets, directed the raunchy movie, People reported. Daughter Lisa Henson executive-The elder Henson was known for creating characters like Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie and Big Bird — key features of “Sesame Street” since the show launched on public television in 1969.
Henson died in 1990 at age 53. The rights to the Muppets characters were acquired by Disney in 2004.
McCarthy and her puppet partner are set to hit the silver screen Aug. 17.

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:36 Topic A: Wildwood police release bodycam video of violent arrest
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/30/wildwood-police-release-bodycam-video-violent-arrest.html
Police in Wildwood, New Jersey on Wednesday released bodycamera footage of the violent and controversial arrest of a 20-year-old woman suspected of underage drinking.
Emily Weinman, of Philadelphia, was on the beach with her 18-month-old daughter, boyfriend and a friend on Saturday when she was approached by police officers who believed she was drinking alcohol.
In the footage, Weinman takes a breathalyzer test and the officer says he’s going to have her pour the alcohol out. But the situation escalates when Weinman refuses to give the officers her last name. One officer is heard saying saying he’s “done with” her and works with another cop to try to arrest the woman.
She runs away, shouting profanities and telling the officers not to handcuff her. “You’re about to get dropped,” the officer responds.
Weinman resists arrest and as the officer continues to approach, she “forcibly struck” him in the torso, Police Chief Robert Regalbuto said — an action he claimed turned the officer’s body camera off. It was apparently reactivated as the two struggled in the sand.
The officer punches the woman twice — as voices in the background could be heard shouting “stop resisting” — before Weinman spits in the direction of one of the officers.
Ernie Troiano admits he was stunned by the footage of police in Wildwood, New Jersey punching a woman twice and putting her in a chokehold, but says the officers were ‘understanding of what they did.’Video
Wildwood mayor reacts to video of officer punching beachgoer
The officers involved in the incident were identified by the Wildwood Police Department as Patrolmen Thomas Cannon, John Hillman and Robert Jordan.
Weinman’s arrest and the way the officers handled the situation remains under investigation. The incident drew national media attention after a bystander posted video of Weinman getting punched to Twitter.
The police chief told NJ.com that from watching the video, he thinks the officers “did a decent job.”
“I think we could have done a better job at trying to explain to her, but it didn’t appear Ms. Weinman wanted to hear what we had to say,” Regalbuto said. “She tried to tell us it was okay for her to possess alcohol and that doesn’t make any sense.”
Weinman’s lawyer, Stephen Dicht, said the bodycamera footage doesn’t change anything and “shows the police overreacted and used excessive force.”
The officers involved have since been reassigned to administration duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

Topic B: Ex-USC med school dean linked to drugs, prostitutes shouldn’t lose license, attorney argues
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/31/ex-usc-med-school-dean-linked-to-drugs-prostitutes-shouldnt-lose-license-attorney-argues.html
The attorney for a former medical school dean at the University of Southern California argued Wednesday that his client should be allowed to continue practicing medicine, despite acknowledging that he used hard drugs during his tenure at USC.
Attorney Peter Osinoff made the case on behalf of Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito during a state medical board hearing that followed Puliafito’s March 2016 resignation from the university — one of several high-profile departures from the school in recent years.
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Osinoff argued that while 67-year-old Puliafito has a brilliant mind, he also suffers from mental illness, which induced an “ugly side” that led to his relationship with a prostitute, the Los Angeles Times reported.
He noted that Puliafito was more addicted to his involvement with the young woman, identified in a previous report by the Times as Sarah Warren, than the narcotics – and asserted that Warren was the one who introduced the physician to “street drugs.”
Osinoff argued his client has been recovering for several months and has since gotten a grasp on his bipolar disorder, according to the paper.
Puliafito resigned as the dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine in three weeks after Warren, 21, overdosed in a Pasadena hotel in his company, according to a detailed investigation by the Times.
The physician continued to represent the school and see patients at the university until the paper published its investigation last year that revealed Puliafito lived a secret life of drinking, drug use and partying with addicts and prostitutes.
The report, which prompted the medical board to suspend Puliafito’s license, turned out to be just the beginning of a series of scandals to rock the university.
Puliafito’s successor, Dr. Rohit Varma, was ousted less than a year after being appointed following revelations of a sexual harassment settlement from 15 years earlier, in which a woman accused him of unwanted sexual advances in 2002.
Most recently, USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, 71, was accused of sexual abuse by more than 50 women over the course of more than two decades following a bombshell report by the Los Angeles Times earlier this month that the women had complained about the physician’s behavior for years — with the school taking no action until 2016.
During Wednesday’s hearing, the state medical board alleged that Puliafito would “see patients within hours of using methamphetamine,” in addition to providing drugs and paraphernalia to Warren, and her brother Charles Warren, who was 17 at the time, the paper reported, citing a filing.
Osinoff denied those claims, arguing his client never treated patients while under the influence of drugs, nor did he ever illegally supply drugs, adding that Puliafito hasn’t used methamphetamine since last July, according to the paper.
The attorney argued Warren drugged Puliafito “without his consent,” while he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on clothes, housing and rehab among other things for her.
Osinoff also claimed Warren’s parents tried to extort money from Puliafito, but Sarah and Charles Warren denied the allegations, the Times reported.
Puliafito attended the hearing, which will determine whether the physician can continue practicing.

Topic C: More embarrassing posts discovered from past blog of MSNBC host Joy Reid
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/05/30/more-embarrassing-posts-discovered-from-past-blog-of-msnbc-host-joy-reid
MSNBC host Joy Reid is under fire yet again for more embarrassing posts from a blog she ran before gaining prominence on the progressive cable news network.
A 9/11 truther
According to Buzzfeed, posts were discovered on Reid’s former blog website that promoted an infamous video entitled “Loose Change 9/11,” that supported a conspiracy theory blaming the U.S. government for the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001.
The post was published in March 2006 on Reidblog, and pointed her readers to the 80-minute documentary that went viral in the years after the attack that claimed nearly 4,000 American lives.
“The fundamental question is: do you believe the official story of 9/11?” the post reportedly read. “If you do, great. If you don’t, then everything that happened after that is called into serious question.”
“Even if you’re agnostic,” the post continued, “or you tend to believe that al-Qaida attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon and that the government had no warning such a thing could happen, it’s worth taking a second look.”
Neither MSNBC or Reid responded to Buzzfeed when asked to comment on the report.
Anti-immigrant rhetoric
Another post discovered appeared to criticize illegal immigrants in the wake of the Katrina Hurricane disaster in 2005.
The post asked who should rebuild New Orleans, “low-paid Mexican workers, legal and illegal, or the American citizens evacuated from there?”
This attitude seems incongruent with the illegal alien advocacy on MSNBC more recently.
A pattern of blog abuses
MSNBC was criticized heavily for backing Reid when she claimed that the blog had been hacked and embarrassing homophobic content had been placed there later by her political opponents. Both the network and Reid have been under renewed pressure after Roseanne Barr’s show was cancelled because of her own politically incorrect posts on Twitter.

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Topic A: Millions donated for recount unacounted https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/05/31/millions-were-donated-for-a-recount-of-the-2016-election-where-did-it-go
Green Party candidate Jill Stein is coming under renewed scrutiny after a Daily Beast report details that millions donated to a 2016 presidential election recount have been squandered in the years since.
Here’s what the report said
The Daily Beast reported that the campaign had last filed an official monthly account of the money spent in the recount campaign in November 2017. The report says that “ongoing litigation, travel costs, and staff salaries” are whittling down what is left of the donations.
“It is strange that they would just stop filing reports given they were a legitimate, professional campaign, and despite still having more than a million dollars in cash on hand,” said Andrew Mayersohn at the Center for Responsive Politics.
The FEC has also warned the campaign that it was violating campaign finance laws by not accounting for the spending since November.
“The failure to timely file this report may result in civil money penalties, suspension of matching funds, an audit or legal enforcement action,” said a letter from the FEC to the Stein campaign finance director.
Stein tweets a response
Stein responded to the report with a link to an informal accounting that indicated only $932,178 was left of millions donated to the effort.
@DrJillStein
For a taste of why Americans’ trust in media has collapsed, check out this Trump-level lie from POLITICO’s chief Washington correspondent, then go to https://www.votingjustice.us/ to see how recount funds have actually been spent: fighting for a voting system we can trust.
She claimed that the money was being spent “fighting for a voting system we can trust.”
Here’s an interview with Jill Stein from 2016:
After the 2016 election, Stein appealed to those on the left who were stunned by the results to donate to a campaign fund meant to pay for the fight to recount the votes that lead to Trump’s shocking victory.
@DrJillStein
We refuse to allow the Trump campaign and its allies block a fair and timely Michigan recount through delay and obstruction.
“The Stein campaign will fight for a statewide recount in PA,” she tweeted at the time. “We are committed to protecting the civil and voting rights of all Americans.”
@DrJillStein
The Stein campaign will fight for a statewide recount in PA. We are committed to protecting the civil and voting rights of all Americans.

Topic B: HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND THE CLINTON PROTECTION RACKET
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-05-30.html
HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND THE CLINTON PROTECTION RACKET
Harvey Weinstein’s recent perp walk reminds me of another great thing about Trump winning the election: Hillary Clinton isn’t president.
A New York Times article on Weinstein’s court appearance noted how the “ground shifted” last year, finally ending the “code of silence” surrounding powerful men. Why “last year,” if this has been going on for decades?
The article explained that Weinstein’s power was enormous, his connections extensive and his willingness to play dirty without bounds. Did Harvey lose his money and connections “last year”?
Nope. But “last year” was the first year of Trump’s presidency, or as I like to think of it, the first year of Hillary not being president. Ever.
The liberal protection racket for sexual predators was always intimately intertwined with the Clintons. The template used to defend Bill Clinton became a model for all left-wing sexual predators. They all hired the same lawyers and detectives and counted on the same cultural elites to mete out punishment to anyone who stood in the way of their Caligula lifestyles. It was Total War against the original #MeToo movement.
Even Teddy Kennedy never plotted revenge on reporters or smeared his sexual conquests as bimbos, trailer park trash and stalkers. That was the Clinton model.
Showing how incestuous it was, in 2000 — two years after Clinton’s impeachment — Weinstein used his publishing company, Talk/Miramax, overseen by Tina Brown, to take revenge on anyone involved in Clinton’s impeachment.
The publishing house commissioned a book by John Connolly to dig into the private sex lives of the people who had helped expose Bill Clinton, e.g., the lawyers behind Paula Jones’ lawsuit, Ken Starr’s staff, Linda Tripp lawyer Jim Moody, Matt Drudge, reporter Michael Isikoff and so on.
Concise summary of the book: All of us were gay, except me, because I was having an affair with Geraldo Rivera.
We know this because drafts of the book, “The Insane Clown Posse,” soon began to leak. Talk/Miramax’s editor-in-chief Jonathan Burnham denied that any private eyes had been prying into our private lives and said he’d kill the book if it were true.
I went on “Rivera Live” and produced a letter given to me by an ex-boyfriend from a private eye looking for dirt on me:
“My office has been engaged by John C. Connolly, a writer who has performed work for Spy, New York, Premiere, Vanity Fair and a few other magazines. The project for which my services were engaged deals with January 16th, 1998, the day Monica Lewinsky was corralled by the office of the independent counsel. Mr. Connolly has described the goal as ‘a day in the life of’-type book, and to that he has directed me to conduct interviews and look into the background and activities of a few peripheral characters, including the author of ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors,’ one Ann Coulter.
“Nils B. Grevillius, private investigator”
As a result, the book was killed. But what if my ex hadn’t given me that letter?
No one cared about any of our private lives. The only point was to humiliate anyone who hadn’t endorsed Clinton’s treatment of women as his sexual playthings.
There were plenty who did.
Well into the Monica Lewinsky scandal — which followed the Gennifer Flowers scandal, the Paula Jones scandal, the Dolly Kyle Browning scandal, the Elizabeth Ward Gracen scandal, the Sally Perdue scandal and the Kathleen Willey scandal — feminist icon Gloria Steinem wrote her infamous New York Times op-ed, announcing the “One Free Grope” rule for progressive men.
“He takes no for an answer,” Steinem explained. Whether he was groping Kathleen Willey in the Oval Office or dropping his pants for Paula Jones in the Excelsior Hotel, she said, Clinton “accepted rejection.”
Soon thereafter, we found out about Juanita Broaddrick.
As Bob Herbert wrote in The New York Times, the reaction of the feminists to Clinton’s predatory behavior “can most charitably be described as restrained.” (This was when the Times was still an occasionally serious newspaper.)
Not one Senate Democrat voted to remove Clinton from office for various felonies related to his sexual assaults.
The message was clear. Liberal men got a pass for any sexual misconduct, even rape. But woe be to those who accused them. (Even last year, NBC News was still following the old rule: It fired Ronan Farrow rather than publish his Weinstein expose.)
Liberal males treated progressive politics like carbon credits for rape. Last year, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt reported that Democratic sexual predators on Capitol Hill say, “I can’t be sexist; I’m a progressive.”
Recall that Weinstein’s reaction to the accusations against him was to say: “I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention. I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah.”
It’s hard to avoid the impression that a big part of the reason Weinstein was finally exposed is that the Clinton machine is dead. Trump killed it. Would anyone have called out Weinstein if his good friend Hillary Clinton were “Madame President”? I doubt it. The Clinton protection racket would have gone on and on and on.
After years of feminists excusing sexual predators, once the Clintons were out of the way, the dam broke. There was no reason to keep humiliating themselves by defending the indefensible.
The Worst Generation has flatlined. There are no more Clintons to save. But as absolutely intellectually convinced as I am of the Clintons’ demise, I’d feel a lot better if someone would keep a wooden stake handy.

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