John Nolte — A woman has come forward with the claim that Cosby assaulted her 30 years ago. The allegations are horrifying and media outlets from NPR to the Washington Post to CNN are treating the woman’s story with the seriousness it deserves.
The scandal is a classic case of Power vs. The Powerless. There is substance to the charges, including a lawsuit Cosby settled with the woman in 2006, and similar allegations from other women. As loved and lovable and talented as Bill Cosby is, as much as I am personally fond of him for all the pleasure he has brought into my life, looking into this kind of story is what the media is supposed to be about.
Unfortunately, our media is not guided by the lofty principle of what it is supposed to be about; because history shows that when it comes to these kinds of allegations some powerful men like Bill Cosby are taunted and hunted, while other powerful men with the first name Bill, who have faced similar allegations, are protected.
I am of course talking about former-President Bill Clinton, who like Bill Cosby has been accused of rape and has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit. There is also another woman who has accused Clinton of groping her in the White House. All of this is above and beyond the countless extra-marital affairs that swirl around Clinton, including an admitted one with a 21 year-old White House intern named Monica Lewinsky.
Read the full story at Breitbart.com.
Now, joining the ranks of the fictional works The Last Temptation of Christ and The DaVinci Code, The Lost Gospel has launched the “shocking” (if unoriginal) claim that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had two children by her.
The only problem is the manuscript they claim is proof, does not say anything like this. In fact, the names “Jesus” and “Mary Magdalene” do not even appear in the text.
The authors had to “decode” the manuscript—which speaks not of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, but of two completely different people named Joseph and Aseneth. But the authors claim to have unearthed a hidden secret that no other scholars could decipher: Joseph was actually Jesus, and Aseneth was actually Mary Magdalene.
The fact that none of their claims have historical or scholarly backing would usually mean that the book would be consigned immediately to the dustbin of literary history. Such would have been its fate, were it not for the collusion of the media who will entertain any theory—no matter how silly—that purports to undermine Christian belief.
Read the full article at Breitbart.com.
For 18 seasons, “The View” has been one of the crown jewels of ABC Daytime programming block. But in a significant restructuring that could foreshadow the management style of incoming president Ben Sherwood, ABC’s daytime executives are losing oversight of the show, Variety has learned.
Starting today, “The View” will be part of the non-fiction branch of programming within ABC News, which produces the documentary series “NY Med.” The talk show will now be in the growing portfolio of ABC News president James Goldston, Sherwood’s right-hand man who helped revamp “Good Morning America.”
“Moving ‘The View’ to our non-fiction programming group now allows it to fully draw on the vast resources of ABC News and our team in New York, where the show is based right next door,” Goldston says in a memo Variety obtained from the network that will circulate to staffers on Thursday morning. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with this terrific team.”
Read the full article at Variety.
In all honesty, as long as they continue to pack the show with brain-dead harpies that think calling yourself a Liberal automatically makes you an expert in everything, then they will continue to lose their audience. There only so much regurgitation even Liberals can tolerate, without serious repackaging.
By Fox News analyst Howard Kurtz
From the moment that Sharyl Attkisson met a shadowy source I’ll call Big Mac, she was plunged into a nightmare involving mysterious surveillance of her computers.
They met at a McDonald’s in Northern Virginia at the beginning of 2013, and the source (she dubs him Number One) warned her about the threat of government spying. During their next hamburger rendezvous, Big Mac told Attkisson, then a CBS News reporter constantly at odds with the Obama administration, that he was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” by his examination of her computer and that this was “worse than anything Nixon ever did.”
Attkisson’s forthcoming book–“Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction and Intimidation in Obama’s Washington”—reads in part like a spy thriller. Just when you think Attkisson’s imagination might be running away with her comes wave after wave of evidence that both her CBS computer and personal iMac were repeatedly hacked and its files accessed, including one on Benghazi. A consultant hired by CBS reached the same conclusion. Further scrutiny of her personal desktop proves that “the interlopers were able to co-opt my iMac and operate it remotely, as if they were sitting in front of it.” And an inspection revealed that an extra fiber-optics line had been installed in Attkisson’s home without her knowledge.
This is chilling stuff.
There is the strong implication that an administration that spied on the Associated Press and Fox News correspondent James Rosen might have been involved. A Justice Department spokesman said in an earlier statement that “to our knowledge” the department “has never ‘compromised’ Ms. Attkisson’s computers” or tried to obtain information from any of her devices. A spokeswoman for CBS News said the network had no comment on the book.
Read the full article at FoxNews.com.
On Tuesday, ABC and NBC made no mention of the upcoming midterm elections, which were two weeks away from Tuesday and include numerous Senate races that will decide whether Republicans or Democrats control the U.S. Senate.
ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, NBC’s Today, and NBC Nightly News made no mention of the midterm elections in their evening newscasts while the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley ran not one but two segments on the topic during its Tuesday night broadcast.
Instead of acknowledging President Obama’s unpopularity ahead of the midterm elections or even the midterms itself, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir found it important to inform viewers that the band Led Zeppelin is being sued by an artist claiming the music from their song “Stairway to Heaven” was stolen.
In addition, ABC’s evening news program devoted a full segment to reporting on a recent guest from CBS’s The Price Is Right who spun a dollar on the program’s wheel (giving him $1,000) and then another (giving him an addition $25,000) before winning his showcase prize package at the episode’s conclusion.
Read the full article at News Busters.
Katy Conrad is a booker and producer with CBS This Morning, but conservatives quickly made fun of her on Twitter when she mocked Rand Paul’s medical opinion, as if he was a doctor. (Oops, he is — an opthalmologist, to be precise.)
It never hurts to Google search your ridicule targets. “Wait, is Rand Paul actually a doctor?” It might make more sense after you discover Rand Paul’s father Ron Paul is also a doctor. It’s easy to think tweets are so quick to dash off, and quick to vanish into the Internet ether, who needs research for a tweet? It’s tough to get noticed on something so basic, one of the first three or so biographical facts that would come up about Rand Paul.
They spent a decade shrieking that there were no WMD in Iraq; it’s something close to a religious belief among them. “NO WMD IN IRAQ!” and “BUSH LIED, PEOPLE DIED!” are comparable to the Islamic shahada among the modern Left, a ritual declaration of faith required of all members. The rest of us heard reports of chemical weapons stockpiles over the years, and knowing that Saddam Hussein had a history of using such weapons, filed it away in our mental Of Course folders. Liberals didn’t hear those reports at all. The data just rolled through their brains without sticking to a single neuron.
The game changed recently for two reasons. One of them is the unfortunate seizure of Saddam’s toxins by the unruly new owners of northern Iraq, the Islamic State. There have been photographs of Kurds killed by ISIS who appear to have been exposed to chemical weapons. A few minor WMD scores were rumored for ISIS in Syria and Iraq, but the real earth-shaking moment was the Islamic State’s capture of Saddam’s chemical weapons factory at Muthanna… where the Iraqi government recently confirmed long-standing CIA suspicions that a few thousand shells full of deadly sarin gas are stored. According to a report at the UK Daily Mail, Iraqi officials actually watched ISIS loot equipment from the base on closed-circuit TV.
The NYT is moving into position as a referee, with an eye on Obama’s cratering approval numbers and growing public anger over the disaster he created in Iraq. If Obama had done a better job of securing the country’s defenses, we wouldn’t be worried about ISIS thugs making off with sarin gas shells right now. The tricky part is that the Times has to make Hillary look good without openly admitting that Bush was right about Iraqi WMDs all along.
Read the full article at Human Events.
In a laughably pejorative article titled, “Why right-wing Christians are actively promoting genocide” Salon goes off the deep end trying to demonize Christians (Remember, who they refer to as “right wing Christians” are Christians. Who Liberals refer to as “mainstream Christians” are Liberal pretending to be Christians so they can—as they’ve done with so many other groups and institutions—invade, control and either destroy or convert to a mislabeled functionary of Liberalism.)
They base the wild assumption in the title by claiming that one Christian magazine, which focuses on a small segment of Christians, charismatic, as “a leading Christian magazine”. No offense to Charisma magazine, who has had as one of its former editors a good friend of this author, but it’s hardly a “leading Christian magazine”. The percent of self-identified Christians who are charismatic is anywhere from 10 to 25%, so even the group itself is not a representation of Christians as a whole.
Charisma removed the article almost immediately after posting it, which seems to mean nothing to Salon in regards to even Charisma’s agreement with the article. It can still be found at the author’s web site. It is interesting comparing the actual article, which calls for Christians to be prepared to defend themselves, to Salon and other Liberals’ “interpretation” of the article, which, as Salon claimed, they believe calls for Christians to murder all Muslims. Of course Salon ignores Charisma’s previous articles on Islam, which take a much different stance.
But the irony of it all is that Salon tries to make the lofty point that the author is lumping peaceful Muslims with violent Muslims, and over generalizing, yet Salon complains about this as they lump all Christians in with charismatics who they then define by one magazine that not all charismatics read, based on an oped that the magazine yanked almost immediately. Meanwhile opinion polls consistently show anywhere from 20 to 30% of Muslims support the actions of violent, extremist Muslims.
Wow, Salon, dhimmi a break.
At least 17,316 American soldiers have been wounded in the Afghanistan war theater since Obama was inaugurated for his first term, according to a count maintained by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
Overall, according to the Pentagon, 20,017 United State troops have been wounded in action (WIA) since Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) began 13 years ago today.
An estimated 90 percent of all the soldiers who have been wounded in the Afghanistan theater received their injuries after Obama was sworn into office for his first term on January 20, 2009.
Obama increased the U.S. military footprint in Afghanistan immediately upon taking office in 2009.
Read the full story at Breitbart.com.
A trio of big-hearted doctors is helping 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher, the Mississippi girl who was mauled by her grandfather’s pitbulls and then thrust into the national spotlight when her family was falsely accused of perpetrating a hoax at a local KFC.
The doctors come from three states and are donating their efforts to reconstruct the face of Victoria, who lost an eye in the attack earlier this year. A Florida doctor made Victoria a prosthetic eye, a local physician reconstructed the girl’s eyelid and a Las Vegas plastic surgeon has signed on to perform a series of operations that could continue for years.
“We are extremely optimistic about Victoria’s recovery,” said Dr. Frank Stile, of Las Vegas. “We continue to track her progress as her facial bones and scars continue to heal.”
Although there is a healthy balance being held in Victoria’s name, the doctors are offering their considerable skills for free. Money had already begun to trickle in before the incident at KFC, after Victoria’s aunt, Teri Rials Bates, created a Facebook account called Victoria’s Victories.
KFC initially pledged $30,000 to the family, but the family declined the money, so KFC gave the money to Stile’s foundation, at the suggestion of the family attorney, instead of directly to the family. Stile is considering returning the $30,000 check KFC donated.
Read the full story at FoxNews.com.
MSNBC anchor Krystal Ball and NBC correspondent Anne Thompson shamelessly politicized the Ebola crisis in a Thursday op-ed on MSNBC.com. Ball and Thompson bewailed how due to “Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now….during a time when, we not only have Ebola arriving on our shores, but are also dealing with the mysterious Enterovirus, which is infecting and contributing to the deaths of children in the U.S.”
After devoting several paragraphs touting the role of the surgeon general, the two NBC News employees outlined their case for why the National Rifle Association is to blame for the situation:
…Murthy’s nomination has been held up by Republicans and a few red state Democrats due to this surprisingly controversial stance: He believes that guns can impact your health. Well, to be fair, this conservative coalition is not troubled by his stance, so much as they are fearful of the NRA, which decided to try to scuttle Murthy’s confirmation. The NRA wrote a strongly worded letter, Rand Paul put a hold on the nomination, and Red State Democrats begged Harry Reid to not force them to vote. It’s funny that the strongly worded letters of ordinary citizens don’t seem to have quite the same effect.
So thanks to NRA power and Senate cowardice, we are left with no surgeon general during a time when, we not only have Ebola arriving on our shores, but are also dealing with the mysterious Enterovirus, which is infecting and contributing to the deaths of children in the U.S.
One might conclude that, in Ball and Thompson’s view, the millions of Americans who are NRA members are not “ordinary citizens.”
One might suppose there is some value to having the Surgeon General on hand to go on television and talk to Americans about Ebola, the mechanisms for transmission, precautions to be taken and related subjects. Of course, anyone from the staff currently in place could be assigned to do the same job. But the idea that only a political appointee at the cabinet level can fill this void is rather laughable.
Murthy is a willing volunteer in a somewhat obscure column of the army trying to limit the Second Amendment rights of Americans. We don’t need him taking a seat in the Cabinet. And in the meantime, the White House can surely find someone else with a medical degree to talk about Ebola.