The latest insanity of the deranged Left: Alleged child rapist says he "self-identifies" as a nine-year-old, so it’s not really rape

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A 38-year-old Chicago man who recently confessed to sexually molesting three underage girls between the ages of six and eight appears to be trying to capitalize on liberalism’s acceptance of the “gender spectrum.”

Joseph Roman is reportedly claiming that he self-identifies as a nine-year-old trapped in a grown man’s body, which using liberal logic means he’s simply a misunderstood “trans-age” individual who’s being unfairly persecuted and discriminated against simply for being “different.”

Roman’s multiple acts of sexual assault against young girls aren’t, in fact, crimes, based on liberalism’s ever-evolving tenets of tolerance. They’re just unique expressions of the vast gender spectrum – representing just another “beautiful” shade of color in the rainbow of sexual identities.

This is the conclusion one would have to come to, of course, in order to be consistent in LGBTQ+ ideology. Who’s to say that Roman is a criminal when all he’s doing is “being himself?” We mustn’t judge him or discriminate for embracing his “sexual identity” as a pre-pubescent child, the left-wing narrative seems to claim.

When Roman was caught molesting an eight-year-old girl while her family wasn’t present, he wasn’t committing a heinous act of pedophilia (according to liberal ideology). He was simply “expressing himself,” and doing what comes “naturally” to him, right?

Or how about when he took advantage of another young girl who was staying with him while her hard-working mother worked the night shift? This was simply “kids being kids,” seeing as how Roman self-identifies as a child.

Leftists must be stopped from normalizing pedophilia perversion

If this all sounds nuts to you, or is making your stomach churn: that’s the point. None of these scenarios are actually happening in the case of Joseph Roman. But they very well could in the not-too-distant future, if “gender spectrum” madness takes its progressive course into “trans-ageism” and other bizarre realms.

The good news about Roman is that the courts are still regarding him as a pedophile, as he’s now being charged with a Class X felony – the most serious felony on the books besides first degree murder. But will it always be this way?

As you may recall, a 52-year-old Canadian man decided back in 2016 that he was going to change his gender identity to become a six-year-old “girl” – complete with a child’s dress and a pacifier.

Formerly known as Paul, he suddenly became a “she,” adopting the new name of “Stefonknee Wolscht” as his new monicker. And the family this deranged individual lives with reportedly accepted it all, referring to their new “daughter” as a “little girl” who plays with their other actual children.

In a more sane world, Paul (or whatever he’s calling himself these days) would have been immediately shipped off to a mental institution for deprogramming and serious medical intervention. But in this brave new world of gender “fluidity,” this dress-wearing lunatic is being embraced (at least by some) as just another normal person.

If you can’t see the slippery slope with all of this, then you’re just not paying attention. If Paul or Stefonknee or whatever can simply decide to be a little girl and receive acceptance, then what’s to stop this same unhinged individual from demanding acceptance of whatever form of sexual perversion might go along with it?

It seems as though it’s only a matter of time before such madness is pushed as “normal,” which is why the gender “fluidity” hoax needs to be nipped in the bud now. The truth that must be reiterated is this: There are only two genders, both of which are biologically defined, and age is a fixed thing that can’t be “changed” merely to suit one’s liberal fantasies. Find more news on the insanity of the “gender spectrum” at

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Trump’s alleged plans to fire Mueller may invite obstruction case against him and why it’s such a big deal

WASHINGTON—If Russia special counsel Robert Mueller is indeed building a case of obstruction against President Trump, the president’s thwarted attempt to fire the special counsel last year may have made Mueller’s job that much easier.

Even though White House Counsel Donald McGahn successfully headed off Trump’s reported effort Mueller could use the episode as evidence of Trump’s intent to shield himself from possible legal jeopardy,  analysts said.

The New York Times and The Washington Post reported late Thursday that Trump ordered McGahn to fire Mueller in June, but McGahn refused and threatened to quit if the president insisted. The reports said Trump abandoned the idea after that. Trump on Friday dismissed the report as “fake news.”


“The hardest thing to prove in most obstruction cases is intent to obstruct,” former federal prosecutor Patrick Cotter said. “Explicit evidence of such an intent, like actually ordering Mueller’s firing, is extremely valuable to the investigators.

“This evidence,” Cotter said, “will make it even harder for Trump to argue that whatever he did—was not because he was trying to obstruct.”

Ron Hosko, former chief of the FBI’s criminal division, said the president has placed himself in a potentially “precarious” legal position that also will make a looming interview with Mueller’s investigators even more complicated.

“If Mueller also has evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russians, the president’s attempt to fire Mueller only invites an obstruction charge,” Hosko said. “And if there is evidence of an underlying crime of collusion, I think you could see Mueller move very quickly.”

An obstruction case would be harder to prosecute without evidence of an underlying crime, such as colluding with a foreign government to tip an election.


While Trump’s push against Mueller was first disclosed by the New York Times late Thursday, it is likely that the special counsel—who already has interviewed McGahn, then-chief of staff Reince Preibus and former press secretary Sean Spicer—has been aware of the failed effort for some time.

“In addition to the interviews, Mueller likely has the text messages, emails and other communications that will provide a fuller context to what led to this (attempt to fire Mueller) and the decision to dismiss former FBI Director James Comey,” Hosko said.

Comey’s dismissal, which came just a month prior to move against Mueller, has been a central focus of the obstruction examination.

In the days after the firing of Comey, who was managing the Russia investigation, Trump told NBC News that the director’s dismissal was linked to his handling of the Russia inquiry.

“You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,” the president said then. “It’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should’ve won.”

Since his firing, Comey has become a an important witness for Mueller related to the president’s possible attempts at obstruction, disclosing last year that he kept detailed memos of every encounter with Trump.

Among those contacts: the president allegedly asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him. He also urged Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak just prior to the inauguration in which the two discussed the lifting of Obama administration sanctions against Russia.

Flynn pleaded guilty last month to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with the continuing special counsel’s investigation.


Mueller’s focus on possible obstruction emerged in fuller view earlier this week, when the Justice Department acknowledged that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been interviewed for several hours by Mueller’s team.

Sessions, who participated in Comey’s firing, also is a key witness to the events that prompted the abrupt dismissal.

The attorney general, who recused himself last year from the Russia inquiry because of his own campaign-related contacts with Kislyak, has said that Comey was fired last May because of his controversial handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email server while she was secretary of State.

Yet only a month after dismissing Comey, an angry president apparently sought to take out Mueller, too, said officials familiar with the incident.


Trump was upset about what he believed was Mueller’s alleged conflicts—his interest in replacing Comey as FBI director, Mueller’s resignation from a Trump-owned golf club and political affiliations at Mueller’s law firm —and talked to his lawyers about them, they said.

His lawyers convinced him it was a bad idea and eventually Trump pledged to work with Mueller’s office, which they said he has done.

At the same time, the officials said that Trump discussed possibly firing Mueller with his friends. 

Christopher Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax Media and a friend of Trump, told the PBS NewsHour in June:

“I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. I think he’s weighing that option … I personally think it would be a very significant mistake.”

Yet legal analysts said the collective weight of Trump’s actions is pushing him closer to an ugly confrontation with the special counsel.

“The evidence is compelling of President Trump’s corrupt intent to thwart the Russia investigation and obstruct justice,” said University of Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurule, .

“Trump, by his own admission, fired former FBI Director James Comey because of the ‘Russia thing.’  One month later, the president attempted to fire Mueller, who was conducting the Russia investigation, said Gurule, a former federal prosecutor who worked in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.  “The only reasonable inference to draw is that Trump, with corrupt intent, attempted to obstruct and impede the due administration of justice, which is a federal crime.”

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Toronto: Alleged scissors attack on 11yo girl’s hijab that triggered outcry ‘did not happen’, say police

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Toronto police have confirmed that an alleged scissors attack on a schoolgirl’s hijab, which sparked widespread outrage including a public condemnation by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was a hoax.

An 11-year-old girl claimed on Friday that a man twice tried to cut off her hijab as she walked to school with her brother. Police say the investigation is now concluded and “the events described in the original news release did not happen.” It’s still not clear why the girl reported the false incident.

The story captured national attention and was denounced by Prime Minister Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory.

The mayor responded to the clarification that the event never happened by saying: “It is good to know that this event didn’t happen. We all must remain vigilant in the fight against hate, racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia to make sure our city remains an inclusive place.”

Police told CBC News that the girl who reported the incident will not face any legal consequences.

“These allegations were extremely serious and, not surprisingly, they received national and international attention,” police spokesman Mark Pugash said in an interview.

He added that it is “very unusual” for someone to make false allegations of this type and said he hopes it will not discourage others from coming forward.

The girl’s school, Pauline Johnson Junior Public School in Scarborough, contacted police after she told them about the incident. The Toronto District School Board then put her before the media on Friday to recount the matter.

The school board issued a release, Monday, saying it was happy the incident did not really happen, adding it would not be commenting further.

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White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism After Alleged Attempt To Derail Train

The FBI has charged a 26-year-old Missouri man with terrorism after agents say he attempted to derail an Amtrak train in Nebraska by triggering the train’s emergency brakes.

Taylor M. Wilson of St. Charles, Missouri, had previously traveled with members of a neo-Nazi group to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and expressed an interest in “killing black people,” according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

After Wilson was arrested for triggering the train’s brakes in October, FBI agents found weapons, tactical gear and white supremacist documents at his home. Some items were in a hidden compartment behind a refrigerator, according to the court documents.

FBI Special Agent Monte Czaplewski said that Wilson, who has a concealed carry permit, boarded the train intending to carry out a terrorist attack and pulled the emergency brake “with intent to harm those aboard” on Oct. 22, according to the affidavit.

Czaplewski also said he believed Wilson’s firearms “have been used for or obtained in anticipation of engaging in or planning to engage in criminal offenses against the United States.”

There were about 175 people aboard the train from California to Missouri when Wilson triggered the brakes, The Associated Press reported in October.

The FBI is accusing Taylor Michael Wilson, 26, of attempting to derail an Amtrak train as an act of terrorism. (Joe Raedle via Getty Images)The FBI is accusing Taylor Michael Wilson, 26, of attempting to derail an Amtrak train as an act of terrorism. (Joe Raedle via Getty Images)

In the early hours of Oct. 22, Wilson entered a restricted area of the California Zephyr train as it passed through rural Nebraska and triggered the train’s emergency brakes.

After the train came to an “expedited stop,” Amtrak workers found Wilson “playing with the controls” while sitting in the engineer’s seat of an engine, according to the affidavit. A struggle broke out as train employees tried to subdue Wilson, who reached toward his waistband several times during the confrontation.

Deputies later found a loaded handgun in Wilson’s waistband along with a speed loader, a device that allows rapid reloading of a weapon. Wilson also had three additional speed loaders, a box of ammunition, a hammer, a knife and a respirator-style mask in a backpack.

Deputies also found that a business card for the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, on Wilson.

In an interview with the FBI, Wilson’s cousin Andrew Olney said that Wilson had joined an ”‘alt right’ neo-Nazi group” that he found while researching white supremacy forums on the internet, according to the affidavit. Olney, who lived with Wilson for at least four months, also told the FBI that Wilson attended the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in August with friends from the neo-Nazi group.

Olney said “he knew a lot of the guys took guns with them [to the Charlottesville rally], but he did not know for certain if Wilson took anything other than a shield and bulletproof vest,” the affidavit read. Wilson regularly carried a “9 millimeter handgun or a .38 caliber revolver,” according to Olney.

After a search warrant was issued in December, St. Louis FBI agents discovered firearms, body armor, “records of communication of threats or detailing instructions pertaining to committing acts of violence against others” and “documents concerning white supremacy.”

The weapons found in the compartment behind a refrigerator included 11 AR-15 rifle ammunition magazines with 190 rounds of ammunition, one drum-style ammunition magazine for a rifle, 100 rounds of 9mm ammunition, white supremacy paperwork and a handmade shield, which Czaplewski believes was taken to the Charlottesville rally.

Wilson’s father later gave the FBI 15 of Wilson’s firearms. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined that at least one weapon was an automatic rifle and another was converted to a short rifle, “both in possible violation of federal firearm laws.” 

Wilson was arrested in October on suspicion of felony criminal mischief, trespassing and weapon charges. On Dec. 11, Wilson’s $100,000 bond was posted and he was released. 

Bobbie Garris, a passenger on the California Zephyr, told Nebraska ABC news affiliate NTV that passengers sat in the dark for over an hour after the train came to an abrupt stop.

“We lunged forward in our seats and all the power went out,” Garris told NTV at the time. “We could smell something burning, and I’m going to guess that was the brakes.”

Wilson was arrested again Dec. 23, one day after the complaint was filed in a federal court in Nebraska, and is under federal custody, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.

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ESPN Fires McNabb, Davis for Alleged Sexual Harassment of Former Co-worker at NFL Network

Yesterday, as Sports Illustrated and others reported, ESPN fired two suspended employees for allegedly engaging in sexual harassment during their previous employment at the NFL Network. How ironic and how hypocritical is that? ESPN is also facing a sexual harassment lawsuit for allowing what its accuser, Adrienne Lawrence, charges is a hostile work environment for women.

ESPN conducted a month-long investigation of Donovan McNabb, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback (seen in photo), and Eric Davis, the former San Francisco 49ers’ defensive back, for alleged sexual harassment of a co-worker while working at the NFL Network. Jami Cantor is suing the NFL Network and claiming that as a wardrobe stylist there she was sexually harassed by former NFL players Davis, McNabb, Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, Ike Taylor and Warren Sapp and many other men. Cantor, who was fired for alleged theft at the NFL Network, filed her lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2017.

Cantor filed a modification to her lawsuit in December, and ESPN then suspended McNabb and Davis, leading to the suspension and ultimately the firing.

Cantor alleges that Davis grabbed her and pushed and rubbed his body against her, made lewd comments to her, including: “I want you so bad,” “my c–k is so hard because of you right now,” “you look like a woman who knows what to do in bed,” “you look like you would be an animal in the sheets.” He also asked her to engage in rough sex with him, touched her privates and told her, “I can’t handle your a– it is so luscious.”

McNabb is accused of sending Cantor sexually inappropriate text messages.

Another former pro football player working at the NFL Network, Heath Evans is alleged to have sent nude pictures of himself to Cantor and made sexual remarks to her.

Former star running back Marshall Faulk allegedly asked Cantor invasive questions about her sex life, fondled her breasts and groped her behind. He also pinned her against a wall while stroking his genitals and demanding oral sex.

Taylor is accused in the lawsuit of having sent a nude video of himself.

Further allegations of the lawsuit charge the NFL Network with requiring Cantor to work in the men’s restroom, where former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Warren Sapp urinated in front of her. He also gave her sex toys for Christmas and sent her nude photos of women he claimed to have slept with.

Eric Weinberger, a former executive producer with the NFL Network, is named in the lawsuit for allegedly sending Cantor nude pictures of himself and sexually explicit texts. In one text he wrote she “was put on earth to pleasure me,” and in another he said “watching you walk down the hall makes me crazy, your a– drives me insane.”

Marc Watts, the talent coordinator, made sexual remarks about Cantor’s body. She complained to him about unwanted sexual advances she was enduring, and his response was: “It’s part of the job when you look the way you do.”

The names above are allegedly only the tip of the iceberg. Cantor’s lawsuit refers to 50 “DOES” — unidentified males who committed “despicable” acts against her. She aims to amend the lawsuit when she learns their names.

In response to Cantor’s complaints to management, the NFL Network increased her work load and cut her work hours, she claims. She also claims she was given no budget with which to purchase clothing for on-air talent and she had to make purchases with her own credit card. She was fired for stealing clothes from her employer’s property, and she claims the NFL Network still uses clothing she personally paid for.

Cantor’s suit says her harassers engaged in a “continuing and ongoing pattern and practice of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment”. Like Lawrence in the ESPN lawsuit, Cantor accused her employer of creating a “hostile work environment” and also accused the NFL Network of retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation and unfair labor practices. She is demanding a jury trial.

ESPN and the NFL claim to be champions of equality, women’s rights and the gender pay gap, but it looks more and more like it’s just cheap talk. Before claiming any moral high ground they need to first clean up their own act.

The accused organizations deserve their day in court; they’re innocent until proven guilty. Still, the men named in the lawsuit will always be associated with the NFL, and this is another PR problem for the league. The NFL is already hemorrhaging from unpopular protests and social activism, declining television ratings and criminal behavior by many current and former players.

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Gainesville 'Hot Cop' Resigns Amid Investigation Over Alleged Anti-Semitic Comments

One of the so-called ‘Hot Cops’ whose photo brought them viral fame during Hurricane Irma has resigned.

Michael Hamill, formerly of the Gainesville Police Department in Florida, was the focus of an internal investigation that began when years-old, anti-Semitic comments were discovered on his Facebook page.

The Gainesville PD Internal Affairs investigators said in a statement they’d opened two separate investigations into Hamill. One concerned the anti-Semitic statements he allegedly made on his personal Facebook account and the other concerned sexual relations he allegedly had while on duty. 

The department said in a statement that both allegations come with “a possible recommendation of… termination.”

Hamill tendered his resignation on Dec. 6, the day he was scheduled to appear for an Internal Affairs Interview for both matters.

“The Gainesville Police Department continues to demand a culture of understanding and respect for all persons that we serve,” the department’s statement continued.

All new Gainesville Police recruits will tour the Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg before being sworn in, it added.

Hamill, along with Officer Dan Rengering, 27, and Officer John Nordman, 39, uploaded a selfie to the Gainesville Police Department Facebook page in September, and the trio quickly went viral for their good looks.

One of the screenshots from Hamill’s Facebook page, posted in 2011, read: “So I find it funny that people will talk about how our government needs to do something about our economy and in reality its YOU who needs to stop taking advantage of our system and get a life and do something with your life. Gotta love reality when it hits you in the face. Stupid people annoy me. put them in an oven and deal with them the hitler way. haha”

Another screenshot of a 2013 post reads: “Who knew that reading jewish jokes before I go to bed would not only make me feel better about myself but also help me sleep better as well. here is one for everybody ‘what’s the difference between boy scouts and jews?’ anybody know? well it is because ‘Boy scouts come back from their camps.’”

Hamill joined the force in 2016, three years after he made the alleged comments.


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Turkey issues warrant for ex-CIA officer over alleged role in 2016 coup

The Turkish government has issued a warrant for the arrest of a former officer in the United States Central Intelligence Agency, which Ankara claims was instrumental in the failed July 2016 attempt to topple the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The move comes amidst heightened tensions in relations between Ankara and Washington. The two NATO allies have partially revoked entry visas for each other’s citizens, while it is alleged that Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, had an illegal agreement with Turkey to help abduct a Turkish dissident cleric living in Pennsylvania and help transport him to Turkey.

The warrant was issued on December 1 by the Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor in Istanbul. It seeks the arrest of Graham Fuller, an 80-year-old former analyst in the CIA, who lives in Canada. The warrant identifies Fuller as a “former CIA official” and claims that he attempted to “overthrow the government of the Republic of Turkey” and obstruct “the missions” of the Turkish government. The reference here is to the July 2016 coup, which the Turkish government claims was carried out by the so-called Gülen movement. The Gülen movement consists of supporters of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen, who runs a global network of schools, charities and businesses from his home in the United States. The government of Turkey has designated Gülen’s group a terrorist organization and claims that its members have stealthily infiltrated Turkish state institutions since the 1980s. Ever since the failed coup, Ankara has engaged in a controversial campaign to remove so-called Gülenists from prominent posts in government and the private sector. More than 50,000 people have been arrested on terrorism charges and are awaiting trial. Another 150,000 public and private sector employees have been summarily fired from their job.

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Badass Nanny Takes Down Alleged Package Thief, And It Was All Caught On Video

An alleged package thief got more than she bargained for when an eagle-eyed nanny intercepted her. 

Surveillance footage shows a woman hopping out of the passenger seat of a vehicle in Everett, Washington on Tuesday, and then running toward a home and returning to the car with a large package.

“HEY!” a voice calls out. “What the fuck are you doing?” 

After the woman tosses the purloined package into the vehicle, she falls while trying to get in. The getaway car then takes off without her:

That’s when the owner of the voice enters the picture. 

Nanny Kate Anderson, who was watching a 1-year-old baby inside the home, raced down the driveway and tackled the suspect while shouting for a passerby to call the police. 

The alleged porch pirate was later identified as 29-year-old Rhieanna Schindler, who had an outstanding warrant and a history of arrests, according to ABC station KIRO. 

“If someone is doing something wrong, I’m not afraid to put them in check,” Anderson told local Fox station Q13.

She’s just like a straight baller, she’s amazing and doesn’t take any crap from anybody,” Tanya Smith, the homeowner, told KIRO.

The local sheriff’s office told the station that while it doesn’t condone Anderson’s actions, they’d like her to know they’re hiring right now. 

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CBS’s Norah O’Donnell on Charlie Rose: ‘There is no excuse for this alleged behavior’

“CBS This Morning” co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King opened the show Tuesday by addressing allegations of sexual misconduct against their colleague Charlie Rose.

The veteran news anchor was suspended by the network after the Washington Post published a report detailing the accusations, which came from eight women. Later Tuesday, CBS announced they fired Rose.

Neither O’Donnell nor King shied away from blunt criticism of their absent co-host, who has been a fixture on the show.

“This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment about where we stand, and more generally, the safety of women,” O’Donnell said. “Let me be very clear: There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It is systematic and pervasive, and I’ve been doing a lot of listening and I’m going to continue to do that.”

“This I know is true: Women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility,” she continued. “This will be investigated. This has to end. This behavior is wrong. Period.”

King seemed to grapple with her affection for Rose and her disgust at the allegations against him.

“I really am still reeling,” she said.

“I’ve enjoyed a friendship and a partnership with Charlie for the past five years. I have held him in such high regard,” she said. “And I am really struggling. Because how do you — what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible? How do you wrap your brain around that?”

The Post report, published Monday, detailed allegations from eight women who said Rose engaged in behavior that included explicit phone calls and groping, or exposing himself to them. In a statement, Rose challenged the accuracy of some of the accusations and said he thought he “was pursuing shared feelings,” but he apologized and reiterated a “profound new respect for women and their lives.”

PBS has also announced that it would suspend distribution Rose’s daily interview show.

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Nets Omit Alleged Harassment from Glenn Thrush, CBS Skips Franken’s

Monday brought a deluge of new sexual harassment allegations implicating high profile men across the worlds of politics and journalism. Among the accused was CBS’s Charlie Rose, which was adequately reported by the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). But in stark contrast, they completely omitted the emerging allegations against New York Times White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush, and the second accuser of Democratic Senator Al Franken went grossly under reported.

Outrageously, Spanish-language network Telemundo had a complete blackout of the allegations leveled at Rose, not a single second of airtime dedicated to the story. Meanwhile, Univision brushed over it with a pathetic 22 seconds.

On Monday morning, the left-leaning news site Vox published accusations from several women (including the author) that allege “star reporter” Glenn Thrush would try to take advantage of younger female colleagues:

Three young women I interviewed, including the young woman who met Thrush in June, described to me a range of similar experiences, from unwanted groping and kissing to wet kisses out of nowhere to hazy sexual encounters that played out under the influence of alcohol. Each woman described feeling differently about these experiences: scared, violated, ashamed, weirded out.

Thrush was known for being a very vocal critic of the Trump White House and was a commentator for MSNBC. Both The Times had suspended Thrush pending an investigation (with MSNBC choosing to await the results of the investigation). His connection to MSNBC made the story’s omission from NBC Nightly News even more concerning since they did report on the allegations against commentator Mark Halperin.



On the politics front, Lindsay Menz was the second woman to come forward and accuse Democratic Senator Al Franken (Monn.) of touching her inappropriately. And shockingly, CBS Evening News actually failed to report the new accusation altogether. Meanwhile, on ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News, they didn’t seem to care enough to give the story much time.

ABC White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega briefly mentioned Franken’s new accuser at the end of yet another report about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, after being prompted by Anchor David Muir. In all, they gave the new accusation against Franken only 43 seconds. On NBC, Anchor Lester Holt hid the new accusation at the end of a series of reports on the claims against Charlie Rose and Roy Moore. NBC only gave the Franken story a mere 23 seconds.

Both networks noted that Franken was a Democrat and sitting U.S. Senator when the latest alleged incident was said to have occurred.

Another harassment related story that had gone unreported by the Big Three Networks was the allegation that New York Governor, and rumored Democratic presidential hopeful for 2020, Andrew Cuomo turned a blind to harassment complaints against an appointee.

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“An upstate woman has stepped forward to reveal she is the sex-harass accuser who prompted the resignation last month of a high-ranking Gov. Cuomo appointee — and to accuse the governor of repeatedly ignoring his pal’s ‘horrific acts,’” wrote the New York Post on Saturday. According to Lisa Marie Cater, her repeated whistle blows went unanswered by the Governor’s Office. The allegations came out when she filed a federal lawsuit against the state.

Clearly, the Big Three Networks find certain harassment allegations more deserving of their time than others and they seem to follow a pattern. Charlie Rose was a such a noted journalist that it appeared to force their hand.

Transcripts below:

World News Tonight
November 20, 2017
6:34:18 – 6:35:04 PM Eastern [46 seconds]


[Cuts back to live]

DAVID MUIR: So, let’s get live to Cecilia Vega at the White House tonight. And Cecilia, President Trump tweeted about Senator Al Franken, and tonight, another woman is now accusing Senator Franken of inappropriate behavior?

CECILIA VEGA: David, 33-year-old Lindsay Menz, take a look at this photo. She tells CNN that Franken grabbed her backside when they were posing for this picture back in 2010. He was a sitting senator at the time. In a statement tonight, Franken says, quote, “I take thousands of photos at the state fair surrounded by hundreds of people. And I certainly don’t remember taking this picture. I feel badly that Ms. Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected.” Tonight, David, a spokesperson for Al Franken says he does not plan to resign in the wake of this second accusation.

MUIR: Cecilia Vega leading us off tonight. Cecilia, thank you.

NBC Nightly News
November 20, 2017
7:07:07 – 7:07:30 PM Eastern [23 Seconds]

LESTER HOLT: A second woman has now come forward to accuse Senator Al Franken of inappropriate touching. She says the Democrat grabbed her behind while they took a photo together at the Minnesota State Fair, this time while he was a sitting senator in 2010. Franken has not responded to the latest allegation. A number of his Senate colleagues have called for an ethics investigation which Franken has vowed to cooperate with.

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