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Next Up: Charlie Rose

Featured image Geez—the updates of the next person to fall under the cloud of suspicion for sexual harassment may need to become an hourly affair instead of a daily affair. The Washington Post is reporting this afternoon that Charlie Rose has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women: Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking »

Today in Sexual Harassment News

Featured image While we await the inevitable cascade of additional accusations against Al Franken (because character is destiny, and Franken’s essential jerkiness is well-established by this point), we note today’s newest suspect: New York Times political reporter Glenn Thrush. Here’s part of a first hand account from Laura McGann at Vox: Thrush and the young woman met at her colleague’s going-away party at a bar near the Politico newsroom, she told me, and »

The Fineman reversion

Featured image Will Democrats give Al Franken a pass to preserve the double standard that is otherwise applied in their favor or cut him loose in search of bigger game? At the moment it is not clear. They are not of one mind. Hillary Clinton herself has spoken up on Franken’s behalf: “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither. »

Where’s Al? Tom Hauser reports

Featured image KSTP has just posted the video of Tom Hauser’s report last night from Washington, D.C., on his search for Minnesota Senator Al Franken or someone to speak on his behalf. Hauser reports in his dry style, but the thing has a “Where’s Waldo” quality that any aficionado of comedy should appreciate. If you’re following the story, you won’t want to miss this. The story was posted this morning at KSTP’s »

Where’s Al?

Featured image Tom Hauser covers Minnesota politics for KSTP, our local ABC affiliate. He flew out to Washington to land an interview with Al Franken or anyone on Franken’s communications staff. KSTP’s 6:00 p.m. news last night included video of Hauser in Franken’s Senate office seeking Franken or anyone on his staff to speak on his behalf regarding his treatment of Leeannn Tweeden. Hauser found no one willing to talk with him. »

Bottom Stories of the Day

Featured image While we await the breaking news of this hour’s sexual harasser, let’s take in a couple of news stories that seem fitting for the stupid time in which we live. From Detroit: two groups of undercover cops bust each other in a story line that sounds like it’s right out of Brooklyn 99 (which is a great show, by the way): Sources say it started when two special ops officers »

Media Alert

Featured image I will guest host Laura Ingraham’s radio show tomorrow. The show runs live from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern, and is heard at other times in some geographies. During the first hour, we will talk with Congressman Ron De Santis. The second hour will be devoted to the shame of America’s public schools, with guests from the fast-collapsing Edina, Minnesota public school system. The third hour will feature an »

The Liberal Cult in Action

Featured image No sooner do I note yesterday that GQ magazine has consistently disgraced itself with its choice of cover honorees (culminating in naming Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year”) than Marie Claire decided to say “Hold my beer” and offer up this tweet: Now, I do not follow Taylor Swift at all, and couldn’t pick one of her tunes out of a police lineup. But I know that she is »

The far left’s war on Sean Hannity

Featured image Sean Hannity is under fire from left-wing smear artists like Media Matters. They are trying to force Hannity off the air by pressuring advertisers to boycott his show. Peter Hasson has the details. The current smear campaign claims, in the context of the controversy over Roy Moore, that Hannity defends child sex abuse. In reality, as Hasson notes, Hannity has explicitly (and repeatedly) said that anyone guilty of what Moore »

Tweet of the Day!

Featured image I expect you’ve heard that GQ magazine has named Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year.” Which is contradictory on its face, since the whole point of Kaepernick’s caper is to repudiate his citizenship. This Tweet wins the internet for today, for showing what unerring judgment GQ magazine has—why it’s even worse than the Sports Illustrated cover curse: »

Liberal Fantasyland

Featured image Yes, we all know that liberals live in a fantasyland beyond the wildest imagination of Walt Disney on LSD, but today the Washington Post confirms it with a comic speculation on the subject “What If Hillary Had Won?” Actually, the whole thing is intended to be humorous, but it falls rather flat: On Inauguration Day, President Hillary Rodham Clinton took the oath in a headband and a pantsuit. Hey, it »

Sabotage at USA Today? [Updated]

Featured image About six hours ago, USA Today put out one of the dumbest tweets of all time. It is provoking considerable hilarity online, which you can catch up on at Twitchy. First, a word of explanation. The inability of liberal media outlets to write intelligently about guns is notorious. Liberal reporters and editors have strong opinions about firearms, but few if any of them know anything about either guns or firearms »

Today in Liberal Sexual Harassment

Featured image I suppose it was inevitable that the Great Liberal Sexual Harassment Purge would snare the Very Rev. Jesse Jackson: After Jackson’s riveting and inspiring speech about the responsibility of black journalists, we all lined up to take a photo with him. One by one, we stepped up, shared a few words and thank-yous with Jackson, snapped photos and went back to our desks. Simple enough, right? I walked toward Jackson, »

Today in Liberal Lechery

Featured image I wonder if there are going to be any liberals left after the sexual harassment purge trials end. On top of the news about Mark Halperin and David Corn, now we learn that Hamilton Fish has resigned as publisher of The New Republic because of apparent impropriety: Hamilton Fish, the president and publisher of The New Republic, has resigned from the magazine after allegations of inappropriate conduct. The move came »

Ilhan Omar meets the press

Featured image I presented “The curious case of Ilhan Omar” last year for City Journal and followed up in “Ilhan Omar’s many firsts.” Omar has won renown as the first elected Somali-American legislator. She serves as the Democrats’ deputy minority leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives and is legally married to a fellow she won’t talk about, probably because he is her brother and she married him for dishonest purposes. Her »

The Ken Burns version, cont’d

Featured image I put everything I had to offer on the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick/Geoffrey Ward documentary The Vietnam War into “Notes on the Ken Burns version.” I think the documentary seeks to fix the record in falsity. To take only one example, as I say in my “Notes,” Burns and his colleagues were apparently unable to find a soldier to recall his service in anything other than shades of disillusion, disgust and »

The Rick Gates indictment

Featured image Rick Gates was an associate of Paul Manafort. Yesterday, he was indicted along with Manafort. Gates’ indictment received little attention. Like Manafort, though, he is a candidate for squeezing by Mueller’s team. Indeed, he may be a better candidate. The Washington Post says President Trump’s advisers have expressed concern about Gates because he has a young family, may be more stretched financially than Manafort, and continued to be involved in »