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From the New York Times:

John Hockenberry, Former WNYC Radio Host, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment
By NIRAJ CHOKSHI DEC. 4, 2017

Add John Hockenberry, the award-winning New York Public Radio host, to the growing list of high-profile men in media to be publicly accused of sexual harassment in recent months.

In an article published Friday by New York magazine’s The Cut, the author Suki Kim described allegations of harassment, unwanted touching and bullying by several female colleagues of Mr. Hockenberry, who was a co-founder and host of “The Takeaway” on WNYC for nearly a decade before retiring in August.

… Rebecca Carroll, special projects producer for WNYC, said on the program that he had made racially inappropriate remarks to her during a meeting soon after she started working at the radio station.

“Probably inside 30 seconds he said to me, in front of the staff, ‘If it feels like a slave plantation mentality here, that’s because it is,’” said Ms. Carroll, who is black. He went on to talk about his efforts championing black voices, she added.

Note to white progressives: Don’t try to sound Woke, it will only be used as evidence against you. Just realize you are racially wrong whatever you say or do.

Mr. Hockenberry, 61, helped to start the show, which WNYC had hoped would appeal to minorities, in 2008. Early on, Mr. Hockenberry shared the spotlight with a succession of minority women as co-hosts, but he became its only host in 2012 when the show switched formats. The New York Times was an early collaborator on the program.

Mr. Hockenberry, who was paralyzed in a car accident decades ago, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday, but he did provide the following statement to Ms. Kim:

“It horrifies me that I made the talented and driven people I worked with feel uncomfortable, and that the stress around putting together a great show was made worse by my behavior. Having to deal with my own physical limitations has given me an understanding of powerlessness, and I should have been more aware of how the power I wielded over others, coupled with inappropriate comments and communications, could be construed. I have no excuses.” …

Some of Mr. Hockenberry’s former female colleagues told Ms. Kim that they had been the recipients of unwanted kissing, touching and sexualized comments. Three minority women who were his co-hosts complained to WNYC after feeling undermined by him, according to Ms. Kim.

… Another, Farai Chideya, said Mr. Hockenberry urged her to lose weight and suggested she was a “diversity hire.” A third accused him of “sabotaging” her.

Ms. Kim also shared her own account, which began about a year after her December 2014 appearance on the show. Mr. Hockenberry asked to meet with her, she said, and then began issuing repeated suggestive messages by email, persisting even as she declined to respond.

He suggested that they “do a date” and “scheme some other way to get you back on the air,” she reported. One email arrived with the subject line “Need another dose of you.” He asked for her home address so he could send her letters.

In one email, which arrived on Ms. Kim’s birthday, he asked if he was “bugging you or creeping you out?” It was, she wrote, “as though he knew exactly how uncomfortable he was making me feel.”

So, a creepy old cripple creeped out a woman by kind of sort of implying he was interested in her romantically. Call the New York Times! Stop the presses! The Zero Point Fiveth Amendment says that women have the right to go through life only being hit upon by hot guys who enjoy full use of all four of their limbs.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/sexual-harassment/2751966

Was there a scene in a movie comedy where a handsy boss in an electric wheelchair chases his secretary around his desk? If not, there should be.

Meanwhile, the Met opera conductor / gay pederast James Levine’s scandal keeps growing and more people are dropping into comments sections to say that they’d heard decades ago that he was grooming teenage boys. Opera isn’t that big of a deal in America, but Levine was more or less the most powerful figure in American opera for most of the last 40 years, so this one is very bad. It sounds like he was running some kind of gay cult for aspiring musicians.

On the other hand, Levine’s targets were usually right around the legal age of consent, so sending him to prison may turn upon testimony over the precise dates he did what many years ago.

 
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  1. Cut some slack to a paraplegic? That’s not who we are!

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    • LOL: TheBoom
    • Replies: @International Jew
    Sorry, no mercy. Maybe they can go after Steven Hawking now, he's pretty annoying.
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  2. Difficult to believe this one . I’m pretty sure this guy’s P3n0r is non-functional ?
    He needs a new Peterbilt if he’s gonna sexually harrass the ladies !!!

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    • Replies: @Abe

    Difficult to believe this one . I’m pretty sure this guy’s P3n0r is non-functional ?
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqmvaJi-Vzs

    Yet again FAMILY GUY goes where even your twisted psyche is afraid to tread.

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  3. Always thought it was good advice to ‘not fish in the company pond’ but when the pond is filled with NPR feminist ‘fish’ what did you think you were going to catch? Horny starlets or Nina Totenberg!

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  4. Oh well, one more down. At least so far, no one I’d really miss has been caught up in the pervnado. Steve, I really really hope you’ve kept your nose clean. Same goes for Derb. I don’t care if Ron fires anybody else though.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Agreed! We can sacrifice all the rest to the pervnado volcano, but not these two. I end my day listening to the Writer's Almanac and went on last night to find the site scrubbed. I knew Keillor was a flaming lefty but when he wasn't celebrating the anniversary of Emmit Tills first bowel movement there were some interesting/soothing elements.
    , @John Derbyshire
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  5. Is Ms. Kim aware that it is legally impossible for Mr. Hockenberry to have sexually harassed a one-time former guest of his radio program? Are the lawyers that “The New York Times” utilizes to approve of potentially defamatory articles prior to their publication aware that it is legally impossible for Mr. Hockenberry to have done so to Ms. Kim? The term “sexual harassment” actually has legal definitions, most notably under federal employment-law provisions of civil-rights statutes; it is not some generic term that simply means that some man treated some woman other than she desired to be treated, in any context whatsoever, let alone on a retrospectively subjective basis.

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    Sexual harassment has a legal definition, but if all you are after is a public shaming and a settlement it doesn't mean much.
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  6. Unless some hidden details emerges, I’d say it supports the thesis that a certain amount of this is driven by women with an entitlement mentality and deficient social skills.

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  7. @Jonathan Silber
    Cut some slack to a paraplegic? That's not who we are!

    Sorry, no mercy. Maybe they can go after Steven Hawking now, he’s pretty annoying.

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    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Mr. Anon
    Do we even know it's Steven Hawking talking anymore? How do we know it isn't actually someone else - maybe the guy who programs his voice synthesizer - that's talking to us when Hawking speaks?
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  8. @D. K.
    Is Ms. Kim aware that it is legally impossible for Mr. Hockenberry to have sexually harassed a one-time former guest of his radio program? Are the lawyers that "The New York Times" utilizes to approve of potentially defamatory articles prior to their publication aware that it is legally impossible for Mr. Hockenberry to have done so to Ms. Kim? The term "sexual harassment" actually has legal definitions, most notably under federal employment-law provisions of civil-rights statutes; it is not some generic term that simply means that some man treated some woman other than she desired to be treated, in any context whatsoever, let alone on a retrospectively subjective basis.

    Sexual harassment has a legal definition, but if all you are after is a public shaming and a settlement it doesn’t mean much.

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    • Replies: @D. K.
    There is no legal settlement available where there is no arguable legal claim stated of either a tortious act's having caused harm or a contractual breach's having done so. If one, in the alternative, is merely hoping to extract a windfall for deleterious information, such extortion needs to be attempted before that deleterious information is, as here, publicized.
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  9. I have it on good authority that the next one to drop is Minnie Mouse filing a complaint against Donald Duck.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    enemy, In his defense, Donald has a speech impediment, which may make some women think he is saying something inappropriate. But, on the other hand, how come he never wears pants?
    , @ThreeCranes
    Was it Donald?

    I had heard that Mickey had said "No, your honor. I didn't say I want to divorce Minnie because she's crazy. I said she's f*cking Goofy!"
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  10. Heard this guy on radio, never knew how he looks like. I assumed the guy was black, given the topics he covers, but he turned out to be incandescently while. Honkey-berry.

    Telling Ms. Chideya that she has to lose weight is not nice. It doesn’t affect her work performance – it’s radio! But did he really tell her that she was diversity hire? I get an impression that he would volunteer to get eaten by lions before he even has a thought like that.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Farai Chideya looks exactly how you would expect her to look:


    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/830XcPwrwMU/hqdefault.jpg
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  11. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Funny, but only recently I was wondering whatever happened to Hockenberry, who used to be on the tellie. Since I don’t listen to NPR (perish the thought) now I know why. All this stuff has the ring of “flavor of the month.” Before it was taking down monuments, now it’s outing skirt (and pants) chasers.

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  13. http://www.imsdb.com/transcripts/South-Park-Worldwide-Recorder-Concert.html

    COUNSELOR MACKEY
    Uh, perhaps you should sit down, Mr.
    Garrison, m’kay? Mr. Garrison, I know
    this is very difficult, m’kay, but I
    must ask: is there a history of sexual
    abuse in your family?

    MR. GARRISON
    …Some, yes. There was my uncle, Richard.
    He… he molested me.

    COUNSELOR MACKEY
    When was that?

    MR. GARRISON
    Saturday. Last, last Saturday. He’s
    a paraplegic, but it didn’t—

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    It's perhaps telling that my Colombian wife adores South Park, hates feminism, and is utterly baffled by most American females and the idea any woman would want to work instead of marrying a good man to enable her to spend all her time and energy on her family and childrearing. Relatedly, she considers it a compliment if men pay her attention. If the attention crosses a line (a real line, not the preposterous, hypersensitive lines of our postmodern shitshow), the masher had better HOPE I or some other male relative or friend is around – to protect HIM from HER.

    Absent honest-to-God violent rape and assault – and nearly all, if not indeed all, of these Femquisition scandals are NOT that, but, rather, mere handsy, leering louts fumbling along as handsy, leering louts will – women used to do just fine by bitch-slapping the offender or giving him a knee to the groin, perhaps with an assist from any nearby men ("This guy bothering you, ma'am?"). Such techniques are effective in the overwhelming majority of these scenarios, which do not involve true physical overpowering of the women and in which the men lack the violence and gall to undertake it.

    The whole thing stinks of women trying to have it both ways (play for pay AND complain afterword) or manipulate genuinely ambiguous scenarios (as with this paralysed dude whose accuser admits she never bothered to tell the poor bastard she wasn't interested and indeed met him for several dates over coffee and such...).

    I put well over half of these accusing women I to what I call an irredeemable basket of deplorables.

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  14. Re Hawking, didn’t he hang out at strip joints getting lap dances?? LET HIM BE ANATHEMA!!!

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    • Replies: @tyrone
    but…..but …. but he's the leading expert on on black holes
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  15. @International Jew
    Sorry, no mercy. Maybe they can go after Steven Hawking now, he's pretty annoying.
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  16. @International Jew
    Sorry, no mercy. Maybe they can go after Steven Hawking now, he's pretty annoying.

    Do we even know it’s Steven Hawking talking anymore? How do we know it isn’t actually someone else – maybe the guy who programs his voice synthesizer – that’s talking to us when Hawking speaks?

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    I get Stephen Hawking mixed up with Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Checked with Google and found out I'm not the only one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuTnglNg8qs
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  17. Years ago, Hockenberry had an interview show on MSNBC. This was back when MSNBC still pretended to be an “objective” news source*:

    Harrassin’ Hockenberry and Lyin’ Brian (Williams) … an unbeatable combination!

    *When MSNBC first went on the air in 1996, it was supposed to be the hipper, trendier, Generation X-ier answer to CNN:

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    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    Oh shit, now I remember that guy. I remember thinking he was a horse's ass way back then. I could totally see this guy being an asshole to chicks working under him. He seemed to be pretty full of himself as I recall.
    , @biz
    Haha, the screen shot of that website!
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  18. Difficult to believe this one . I’m pretty sure this guy’s P3n0r is non-functional ? He needs a new Peterbilt if he’s gonna sexually harrass the ladies !!!

    That isn’t necessarily the case. Paralysis is a very broad term that means only that some paralysis exists, not full paralysis. Many people classified as paraplegics or quadriplegics have very significant functionality remaining in affected regions and that includes sexual function sometimes.

    Each case of paralysis, especially from injury rather than disease, will almost invariably have its own quirks/idiosyncrasies, like can’t feel a thing except maybe the sensation of hot/cold in a couple of toes. And many paralytics regain some measure of function over time. It is an interesting subject.

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    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    If Wikipedia is to be believed, Hockenberry "remains paralyzed without sensation or voluntary movement from the mid-chest down"

    Then again, he and his wife have 5 children, so who knows?

    Also, it turns out that when he and his wife married he was a reporter for ABC News while she was a producer for the same. He was 39 and she was 28.
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  19. @anon
    Difficult to believe this one . I'm pretty sure this guy's P3n0r is non-functional ?
    He needs a new Peterbilt if he's gonna sexually harrass the ladies !!!

    Difficult to believe this one . I’m pretty sure this guy’s P3n0r is non-functional ?

    Yet again FAMILY GUY goes where even your twisted psyche is afraid to tread.

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  20. Would we call this guy high profile? Really?

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  21. Call the New York Times! Stop the presses! The Zero Point Fiveth Amendment says that women have the right to go through life only being hit upon by hot guys with full use of all four of their limbs.

    Well, the paraplegic/four limbs thing aside, this right here is in fact at the very heart of the question. Postmodern feminism celebrates hypergamy and promiscuity as long as the female is the one calling the shots. In other words, if the woman gets hit on by a physically attractive, wealthy man that she wants to hit on her, then it’s totally 100% good and postmodern feminism says that she can (and should) drop her shorts at a moment’s notice and sleep with him regardless of whether or not she’s married or committed to someone else or has kids. And as soon as she finds another wealthier and more attractive mate, then she dumps the guy who’s currently rogering her and moves on, right up the ladder.

    If, on the other hand, if she doesn’t dig the guy hitting on her, then it’s harassment and he’s a perv and she’s offended and files a complaint. He need not be a paraplegic; he might merely be old, a dweeb, fat, ugly, or poor.

    So the whole thing is really about the woman exercising total authority and whimsical and capricious judgement — the very definition of total, despotical power. Men are reduced to studs and/or piggy banks — if she’s attracted to him, she can raid his finances by sleeping with him (or by divorcing him); conversely she can still cash in by filing a harassment complaint against the ugly fat dweeb she’s not attracted to. The end result of the game is win-win for hot women, and lose-lose for men.

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    • Agree: L Woods
    • Replies: @Moses
    Tips for men to avoid being charged with sexual harassment:

    1) Be handsome
    2) Be attractive
    3) Don't be unattractive

    Thank you, drive thru.
    , @Bill

    Postmodern feminism celebrates hypergamy and promiscuity as long as the female is the one calling the shots.
     
    Yeah, except she also wants the guy to call the shots since that makes him hotter.
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  22. Farai Chideya, said Mr. Hockenberry urged her to lose weight and suggested she was a “diversity hire.”

    Some recent tweets from Ms. Chideya:

    “I have cultivated empathy for others because the other options seemed either unnecessary, or horrific. So I have gone in blizzards to meet the Klan; among other adventures.”

    “If our newsrooms are not places where we can be human, I think it affects the news we can report; the complexity with which we can travel the country and world; and the ability we can detach from our own programming or agendas.”

    “Night humans.”

    She used to be a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Don't sell her short:

    Her mother is from Baltimore, Maryland, and her father is from Zimbabwe.[3]

    Chideya holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Harvard College. She graduated from Harvard in 1990, Magna Cum Laude.[4]

    ... a professional in residence at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and a visiting professor at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California in addition to her current position as distinguished writer in residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
     

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  23. I’ve read the new Dr. Who is supposed to be a woman, so, can we have Davros, creator of the Daleks, saying: “Impregnate! Impregnate! Impregnate!” from his wheelchair?

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  24. If he’s some cripple in a wheelchair, what can he do without not only her consent, but active participation?

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    • Replies: @Bill
    Say words. Many, hurtful words. Also, type words.
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  25. @Barnard
    Sexual harassment has a legal definition, but if all you are after is a public shaming and a settlement it doesn't mean much.

    There is no legal settlement available where there is no arguable legal claim stated of either a tortious act’s having caused harm or a contractual breach’s having done so. If one, in the alternative, is merely hoping to extract a windfall for deleterious information, such extortion needs to be attempted before that deleterious information is, as here, publicized.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    How much of this whole thing is being driven by hope for monetary settlements?

    Extortion indeed,
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  26. Hey, it’s Doctor Strangelove.

    Is Stephen Hawkings next?

    “He bleeped me an inappropriate message.”

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  27. It is time to segregate the professions.

    Let women do their thing HERE, let men do their thing THERE.

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    • Replies: @unpc downunder
    Statistically speaking, sexual harassment claims over the last ten years or so have been pretty steady. Its just that the media is paying a lot more attention to the issue.

    I can only guess that the media are desperate for ratings. Profits are falling, the alternative media is more entertaining, and only a tiny percentage of people are interested in Russiagate. Hence, you have this weird situation of liberal journalists throwing prominent liberals under the bus to attract readers.

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  28. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    So, a creepy old cripple creeped out a woman by kind of sort of implying he was interested in her romantically. Call the New York Times! Stop the presses! The Zero Point Fiveth Amendment says that women have the right to go through life only being hit upon by hot guys who enjoy full use of all four of their limbs.

    What? Prog women are ‘exclusive’ in their sexual preferences? A paraplegic man doesn’t turn them on? They are not ‘inclusive’ toward such men? They believe in sexual hierarchy? They lose interest in a man if he ends up in a wheelchair?

    Why can’t they be like Jane Fonda in COMING HOME where a woman finds more satisfaction in bed with a cripple than with her husband who can run naked on a beach?

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    • Replies: @Pericles
    The terrible truth is that women are ableist.
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  29. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew
    Oh well, one more down. At least so far, no one I'd really miss has been caught up in the pervnado. Steve, I really really hope you've kept your nose clean. Same goes for Derb. I don't care if Ron fires anybody else though.

    Agreed! We can sacrifice all the rest to the pervnado volcano, but not these two. I end my day listening to the Writer’s Almanac and went on last night to find the site scrubbed. I knew Keillor was a flaming lefty but when he wasn’t celebrating the anniversary of Emmit Tills first bowel movement there were some interesting/soothing elements.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    ... there were some interesting/soothing elements.
     
    YES, that is the thing about NPR, it's very ... soothing ... no loud obnoxious, arguments ... just the truth as we all see it here ... relax .... you will agree with us ... until you .... WAKE UP and say WTF? They are a bunch of cntrl-left COMMIES!

    Relax ... it's National Public Radio, supported by listeners like you and a hundred million other taxpaying non-listeners.

    Oh, Int, Jew, Nina Totenberg is best kept in the imagination, as a hot spinster librarian.
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  30. most of the last 40 years, so this one is very bad. It sounds like he was running some kind of gay cult for aspiring musicians.

    Are you referring to David Geffen? No, no, David Geffen Hall is where the New York Philharmonic plays, James Levine was conductor of the New York Met which is the building next door.

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  31. @enemy of earth
    I have it on good authority that the next one to drop is Minnie Mouse filing a complaint against Donald Duck.

    enemy, In his defense, Donald has a speech impediment, which may make some women think he is saying something inappropriate. But, on the other hand, how come he never wears pants?

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  32. “And Then They Came for Some Paraplegic Public Radio SJW”. Kudos, Steve, for the title and the spotlight on America the Looney. What the buck is going on here? This really does look like some kind of strange purge, and I’m not getting it. Is this the golden age of allegation? Granted that some of the allegations seem substantive, and a lot seem opportunistic. What’s with these guys, too? I’m lost here, except that I’m very confident nothing good will come of this muddle.

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  33. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    From Wikipedia:

    In 1976, he was paralyzed while hitchhiking on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.[5] The driver of the car fell asleep and crashed, killing herself. Hockenberry’s spinal cord was damaged, and he remains paralyzed without sensation or voluntary movement from the mid-chest down.

    And

    Hockenberry currently lives in New York City and in Massachusetts with his wife, Alison Craiglow Hockenberry, whom he married in 1995.[27] They have five children, including two sets of twins: Zoe, Olivia, Regan, Zachary, and Ajax.

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    Two sets of twins? These days that normally means IVF, not natural conception.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    They have five children, including two sets of twins: Zoe, Olivia, Regan, Zachary, and Ajax.
     
    So the mailbox reads "JAZORZA"?

    And some kid is going through life as Ajax Hockenberry? Hope he lives in Amsterdam.
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  34. @larry lurker

    Farai Chideya, said Mr. Hockenberry urged her to lose weight and suggested she was a “diversity hire.”
     
    Some recent tweets from Ms. Chideya:

    "I have cultivated empathy for others because the other options seemed either unnecessary, or horrific. So I have gone in blizzards to meet the Klan; among other adventures."

    "If our newsrooms are not places where we can be human, I think it affects the news we can report; the complexity with which we can travel the country and world; and the ability we can detach from our own programming or agendas."

    "Night humans."
     

    She used to be a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

    Don’t sell her short:

    Her mother is from Baltimore, Maryland, and her father is from Zimbabwe.[3]

    Chideya holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Harvard College. She graduated from Harvard in 1990, Magna Cum Laude.[4]

    … a professional in residence at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and a visiting professor at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California in addition to her current position as distinguished writer in residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

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    • Replies: @larry lurker
    Jesus Christ. I guess with that background I can understand why she would react with indignation to the suggestion that she was a diversity hire.
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  35. anon • Disclaimer says:

    I gotta assume everyone is lawyered up.

    Who exactly are the women going to sue? Hockenberry can’t be fired because he already retired.

    For workplace harassment:

    The actual time window to file a sexual harassment claim will vary by state. In some cases, the EEOC’s rule, which place the time limit at 180 days from the date of the harassment, is considered the working rule, and thus any sexual harassment claim must fall within this time frame. In other states, however, local state laws may override the EEOC rule, and can extend the time period to 300 days or perhaps one year from the date of the last incident of harassment.

    This legal advice is from the law firm of google and google. And worth every penny.

    If they sue Hockenberry, there is no need for him to fold like a cheap suit. It isn’t like he is a household name. Where are the women going to even find a lawyer willing to work on contingency? It is typically necessary to have tangible damages to collect money.

    They get ‘me too’ points.

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  36. @International Jew
    Oh well, one more down. At least so far, no one I'd really miss has been caught up in the pervnado. Steve, I really really hope you've kept your nose clean. Same goes for Derb. I don't care if Ron fires anybody else though.
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    No, John, the lies lie with you - Renovating your basement? Cleaning out your garage? Pshaw. Highly unlikely, highly. Where were for the final two hours of the last AmRen conference? Aha!
    , @Logan

    In one email, which arrived on Ms. Kim’s birthday, he asked if he was “bugging you or creeping you out?” It was, she wrote, “as though he knew exactly how uncomfortable he was making me feel.”


    Or, he was awkwardly trying to make sure he wasn't making her feel uncomfortable.
    , @Logan
    I find it interesting that, AFAIK, none of the accused so far have simply said this. That they did no such thing and it's all lies.
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  37. The best part of this story is the idea that WNYC conceived the show to appeal to minorities, as if there is no difference between their preferences and those of the core SWPL audience. When I hear the NPR primping its podcast on Hispanic news and culture, I can’t help but laugh. Would love to get a hold of the download numbers. Doubt it would break four figures if not for the talent and virtue-signaling politicos and marketers. It’s as if these people have never encountered anybody on the left side of the bell curve.

    On a somewhat related note, Richard Deitsch, the SI media columnist pimped a women’s basketball stat site/twitter account today:

    Impact of his 200k followers so far: 332 total followers. You can’t make this stuff up.

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    Okay, but sending out a tweet mention a new sports statistic site covering a field that hasn't been covered before isn't "pimping."
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  38. @Mr. Anon
    Do we even know it's Steven Hawking talking anymore? How do we know it isn't actually someone else - maybe the guy who programs his voice synthesizer - that's talking to us when Hawking speaks?

    I get Stephen Hawking mixed up with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Checked with Google and found out I’m not the only one.

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    • Replies: @Michelle
    Glad to find something to laugh about in this situation. That was very funny!
    , @larry lurker
    Almost as scary as Diamanda Galas' version.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    I notice that youtube clip plays "inside the comment" whereas my recent posts of YT content, when I just paste the URL into the comment, come out as requiring a click which opens youtube outside the comments.

    Is it just that only older YT content still plays inside the comment, or have you some secret html code which does it?
    , @Mr. Anon
    Hah! That was good.
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  39. Farai Chideya, said Mr. Hockenberry … suggested she was a “diversity hire.”

    What monster would imagine that Farai Chideya was a diversity hire?

    Other than somebody with a pulse, of course.

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  40. @anonguy

    Difficult to believe this one . I’m pretty sure this guy’s P3n0r is non-functional ? He needs a new Peterbilt if he’s gonna sexually harrass the ladies !!!
     
    That isn't necessarily the case. Paralysis is a very broad term that means only that some paralysis exists, not full paralysis. Many people classified as paraplegics or quadriplegics have very significant functionality remaining in affected regions and that includes sexual function sometimes.

    Each case of paralysis, especially from injury rather than disease, will almost invariably have its own quirks/idiosyncrasies, like can't feel a thing except maybe the sensation of hot/cold in a couple of toes. And many paralytics regain some measure of function over time. It is an interesting subject.

    If Wikipedia is to be believed, Hockenberry “remains paralyzed without sensation or voluntary movement from the mid-chest down”

    Then again, he and his wife have 5 children, so who knows?

    Also, it turns out that when he and his wife married he was a reporter for ABC News while she was a producer for the same. He was 39 and she was 28.

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  41. @Dr. X

    Call the New York Times! Stop the presses! The Zero Point Fiveth Amendment says that women have the right to go through life only being hit upon by hot guys with full use of all four of their limbs.
     
    Well, the paraplegic/four limbs thing aside, this right here is in fact at the very heart of the question. Postmodern feminism celebrates hypergamy and promiscuity as long as the female is the one calling the shots. In other words, if the woman gets hit on by a physically attractive, wealthy man that she wants to hit on her, then it's totally 100% good and postmodern feminism says that she can (and should) drop her shorts at a moment's notice and sleep with him regardless of whether or not she's married or committed to someone else or has kids. And as soon as she finds another wealthier and more attractive mate, then she dumps the guy who's currently rogering her and moves on, right up the ladder.

    If, on the other hand, if she doesn't dig the guy hitting on her, then it's harassment and he's a perv and she's offended and files a complaint. He need not be a paraplegic; he might merely be old, a dweeb, fat, ugly, or poor.

    So the whole thing is really about the woman exercising total authority and whimsical and capricious judgement -- the very definition of total, despotical power. Men are reduced to studs and/or piggy banks -- if she's attracted to him, she can raid his finances by sleeping with him (or by divorcing him); conversely she can still cash in by filing a harassment complaint against the ugly fat dweeb she's not attracted to. The end result of the game is win-win for hot women, and lose-lose for men.

    Tips for men to avoid being charged with sexual harassment:

    1) Be handsome
    2) Be attractive
    3) Don’t be unattractive

    Thank you, drive thru.

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    Your rules ain't working for Ben Affleck!
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Tips for men to avoid being charged with sexual harassment:

    1) Be handsome
    2) Be attractive
    3) Don’t be unattractive
     
    A shallow pocket helps, too.
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  42. @ex-banker
    The best part of this story is the idea that WNYC conceived the show to appeal to minorities, as if there is no difference between their preferences and those of the core SWPL audience. When I hear the NPR primping its podcast on Hispanic news and culture, I can’t help but laugh. Would love to get a hold of the download numbers. Doubt it would break four figures if not for the talent and virtue-signaling politicos and marketers. It’s as if these people have never encountered anybody on the left side of the bell curve.

    On a somewhat related note, Richard Deitsch, the SI media columnist pimped a women’s basketball stat site/twitter account today:
    https://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/status/937762369467535362

    Impact of his 200k followers so far: 332 total followers. You can’t make this stuff up.

    Okay, but sending out a tweet mention a new sports statistic site covering a field that hasn’t been covered before isn’t “pimping.”

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    See your point, but he’s a big-time SJW and perceives himself as an evangelist for women’s basketball.
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  43. @John Derbyshire

    No, John, the lies lie with you – Renovating your basement? Cleaning out your garage? Pshaw. Highly unlikely, highly. Where were for the final two hours of the last AmRen conference? Aha!

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  44. @inertial
    Heard this guy on radio, never knew how he looks like. I assumed the guy was black, given the topics he covers, but he turned out to be incandescently while. Honkey-berry.

    Telling Ms. Chideya that she has to lose weight is not nice. It doesn't affect her work performance - it's radio! But did he really tell her that she was diversity hire? I get an impression that he would volunteer to get eaten by lions before he even has a thought like that.

    Farai Chideya looks exactly how you would expect her to look:

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    Which one is she?
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  45. @enemy of earth
    I have it on good authority that the next one to drop is Minnie Mouse filing a complaint against Donald Duck.

    Was it Donald?

    I had heard that Mickey had said “No, your honor. I didn’t say I want to divorce Minnie because she’s crazy. I said she’s f*cking Goofy!”

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    Disney has severed ties with Donald Duck after the latest revelations from Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Magica de Spell. Clarabelle Cow has made a statement standing by the embattled duck, saying that, "I worked with Donald for many years and he never did anything inappropriate within my sight or hearing."
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  46. Isn’t it great to watch the Left slowly devour each other (similar to Salvador Dali” “let my enemies devour each other”). I have not been to Europe or Asia but many of my friends after visiting tell me bluntly that American women are the most jaded, arrogant, ego maniacs that they have ever met. No other place they have visited has so many idiots. In fact, it’s almost impossible to carry on a decent conversation with the majority of American women especially under the present political climate. In my own experience the women of the South are by far the easiest to talk to and don’t necessarily take themselves so seriously.

    Now that we are going after the handicapped or physically challenged perhaps we can go after the crazy midgets. Did you hear about the 100 pound midget that had 50 pounds balls? The women are suing him because he’s half nuts.

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  47. @Steve Sailer
    Okay, but sending out a tweet mention a new sports statistic site covering a field that hasn't been covered before isn't "pimping."

    See your point, but he’s a big-time SJW and perceives himself as an evangelist for women’s basketball.

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  48. The Takeaway was designed to appeal to minorities? Because it reminded them of the local Tandoori Takeaway? Those miserable racists.

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  49. @Anonymous
    Don't sell her short:

    Her mother is from Baltimore, Maryland, and her father is from Zimbabwe.[3]

    Chideya holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Harvard College. She graduated from Harvard in 1990, Magna Cum Laude.[4]

    ... a professional in residence at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and a visiting professor at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California in addition to her current position as distinguished writer in residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
     

    Jesus Christ. I guess with that background I can understand why she would react with indignation to the suggestion that she was a diversity hire.

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    I guess with that background I can understand why she would react with indignation to the suggestion that she was a diversity hire.
     
    Well okay Larry, but the entire show is a diversity hire. Seriously, the show was created because of NPR's desire for diversity promotion, and every single employee in those stories appears to belong to some sort of victim group. Wasn't Hockenberry himself a diversity hire, striking a blow against ableism?

    I haven't seen any context for the "diversity hire" comment in any of the reporting. It may have been a joke, it may not have been any kind of reproach, it may have been an observation that hey, everyone here is a diversity hire because we're a diversity project.
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  50. @Moses
    Tips for men to avoid being charged with sexual harassment:

    1) Be handsome
    2) Be attractive
    3) Don't be unattractive

    Thank you, drive thru.

    Your rules ain’t working for Ben Affleck!

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    Your rules ain’t working for Ben Affleck!
     
    I dunno, I've always wondered why he was supposed to be a male lead movie star.
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  51. @Harry Baldwin
    I get Stephen Hawking mixed up with Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Checked with Google and found out I'm not the only one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuTnglNg8qs

    Glad to find something to laugh about in this situation. That was very funny!

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  52. @anonymous
    From Wikipedia:

    In 1976, he was paralyzed while hitchhiking on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.[5] The driver of the car fell asleep and crashed, killing herself. Hockenberry's spinal cord was damaged, and he remains paralyzed without sensation or voluntary movement from the mid-chest down.

     

    And

    Hockenberry currently lives in New York City and in Massachusetts with his wife, Alison Craiglow Hockenberry, whom he married in 1995.[27] They have five children, including two sets of twins: Zoe, Olivia, Regan, Zachary, and Ajax.
     

    Two sets of twins? These days that normally means IVF, not natural conception.

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    How do they get the sperm if your willie is non-functional? Can they stick a needle in your balls or something? My very dimly remembered physiology makes me skeptical of that.
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  53. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    My suspicion is that the psychological climate ever since Trump’s election is helping fuel this hysteria inside many leftist organizations. Think about it. The men who run the liberal media, etc., have been frothing with rage about Trump in shrieking hysterics every day and scheming and plotting to get rid of him, yet nothing has worked. This has to be making a lot of entitled, leftist males ready to blow their corks. They honestly believe the world will end if they don’t get rid of Trump. It doesn’t help that Trump learned a lot about trolling the egos of lesser males when he was younger.

    There’s a certain type of entitled man, if he’s not getting his way in something he thinks is vital (i.e. destroying Trump) who will start lashing out at his subordinates in an attempt to reassert his authority by terrorizing and harassing everyone in sight. He does this to give himself a feeling of power again, because Trump is making him feel powerless. How would you like to spend a year as an editor screaming from your throne, “Hang him! I want Trump’s scalp!” at your flunkies as they dutifully type away, and yet nothing works, and Trump just keeps on smirking at you from his Twitter account and keeping his scalp.

    In other words, this type of bruised, narcissistic ego is desperate to feel powerful again, so he escalates sexual and emotional abuse. What was bad becomes worse. My suspicion is that many of these liberal men have been grabbing their female coworkers right and left ever since the election, and their female subordinates have used up the last shred of their patience with men who talk liberal but behave like hypocrites, and they have decided to let these men go hang.

    In other words, by attempting to work up a nation-wide hysteria, they’re actually creating hysteria inside their own workplaces because Trump’s successes are driving them insane. Trump is successfully challenging the entire liberal narratives and their whole worldview is under assault, and they can’t bear that.

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  54. Where is it going to end? Steve’s right, the Zero Point Fiveth Amendment means only Tom Brady and Clayton Kershaw … and aspiring rappers … can show any interest at all in a woman. While the Zero Point Sixeth means that Jameis Winston is a true national hero (forget all the raping stuff, here’s the sportsball).

    Women, and its clear its not just blue haired feminists but women in general, are going to get exactly what they desire. No interest expressed anywhere anytime by any beta male. So beta males are going to go the ghetto route, full pimp-slap style, on random women, or full sexbot style like Japan.

    Neither is a good thing for women but like Frau Merkel’s Tingles Uber Alles, what matters is five minutes of Alpha beating five years of beta. Women cannot think, merely tingle. Or at least, they don’t want to — amounts to the same thing.

    Disengaged beta males won’t White Knight for hos and bimbos when they have the Cherry 2000 Sexbot at home. Their main goal will be minimal work and maximal time with said sexbot. The first Chinese company to sell these will be more wealthy and powerful than Amazon.

    Pimp-slap semi-Alphas who Jersey Shore it up, Gym Tan Laundry, are not exactly the marrying type much less supporting kids — White women have by blowing the betas at work for looking at them, killed marriage for all but the most fabulously wealthy and powerful. Trumps kids will get married, so will Bill Gates and the Clinton and Bush and Obama Dynasties. All else, on lower levels?

    Its Jersey Shore meets the Ghetto, all the time. And you know what? Women could not be happier. Its what they wanted likely all along, the second they were equal to their male peers. After all, what women fails to despise men her equal?

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    It will probably end when Jeff Bezos or Carlos Slim gets accused of sexual harassment. At that point the puppet masters will probably pull the plug on it.
    , @Whoever
    It's interesting that Cherry 2000 was released in 1987, with the action taking place in the then-future year of 2017. It was about a decade after it was released that the first RealDolls went into production, and in the 20 years since then they seem to have stayed pretty much the same, with no effective progress towards sex robots -- think of all the problems that need to be overcome: small, quiet power source, heat dissipation, intricate "muscle" coordination....not to mention affordable cost.
    But I believe that for some men the simple, "anatomically correct," life-size doll can provide sexual relief as well as a kind of ersatz companionship that might be even more important.
    It is truly a shame that the dominant social/political powers have determined to destroy the natural, necessary relationship between men and women. Fraught with difficulty and heartbreak as it has always been, it is still a source of enduring happiness and pleasure for both sexes -- not to mention that it continues the species.
    This is a photo Elena Dorfman, author of Still Lovers, took of Everhart Cunion and his RealDoll Rebeca. I find it rather touching.
    https://i.imgur.com/dtktOwH.jpg
    , @Logan
    The great Jordan Peterson points out that the same women made the poorly written and self-published 50 Shades the most rapidly selling novel in human history. Obviously this work struck a chord in millions of women. A very great many of them indeed apparently do long to be dominated, in the most literal possible sense, by a male, even if only in their dreams.

    Also just finished reading an autobiography by Richard Feinmann in which he describes being taught, all the way back in the 40s, how to be a "playa." Not that the term was in use at the time. He would simply insult and ignore women he was attracted to and they'd come crawling, begging for more. Which I thought was interesting insomuch as its exactly what various types teach today.

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  55. @Michelle
    Your rules ain't working for Ben Affleck!

    Your rules ain’t working for Ben Affleck!

    I dunno, I’ve always wondered why he was supposed to be a male lead movie star.

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    Me neither. He's too classically handsome to appeal to me. In the movie,"Pearl Harbor", I vastly preferred Josh Hartnett. I prefer the darker and more brooding type. However, I am not typical of the female race and most women prefer the pretty boys. Ben, is no doubt, pretty. He's a so-so actor, much like Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood, but like both of those guys, he's pretty intelligent and that shows. Argo was really, really good. Have you seen it?
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  56. @Harry Baldwin
    I get Stephen Hawking mixed up with Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Checked with Google and found out I'm not the only one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuTnglNg8qs

    Almost as scary as Diamanda Galas’ version.

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  57. @Whiskey
    Where is it going to end? Steve's right, the Zero Point Fiveth Amendment means only Tom Brady and Clayton Kershaw ... and aspiring rappers ... can show any interest at all in a woman. While the Zero Point Sixeth means that Jameis Winston is a true national hero (forget all the raping stuff, here's the sportsball).

    Women, and its clear its not just blue haired feminists but women in general, are going to get exactly what they desire. No interest expressed anywhere anytime by any beta male. So beta males are going to go the ghetto route, full pimp-slap style, on random women, or full sexbot style like Japan.

    Neither is a good thing for women but like Frau Merkel's Tingles Uber Alles, what matters is five minutes of Alpha beating five years of beta. Women cannot think, merely tingle. Or at least, they don't want to -- amounts to the same thing.

    Disengaged beta males won't White Knight for hos and bimbos when they have the Cherry 2000 Sexbot at home. Their main goal will be minimal work and maximal time with said sexbot. The first Chinese company to sell these will be more wealthy and powerful than Amazon.

    Pimp-slap semi-Alphas who Jersey Shore it up, Gym Tan Laundry, are not exactly the marrying type much less supporting kids -- White women have by blowing the betas at work for looking at them, killed marriage for all but the most fabulously wealthy and powerful. Trumps kids will get married, so will Bill Gates and the Clinton and Bush and Obama Dynasties. All else, on lower levels?

    Its Jersey Shore meets the Ghetto, all the time. And you know what? Women could not be happier. Its what they wanted likely all along, the second they were equal to their male peers. After all, what women fails to despise men her equal?

    It will probably end when Jeff Bezos or Carlos Slim gets accused of sexual harassment. At that point the puppet masters will probably pull the plug on it.

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    It will probably end when Jeff Bezos or Carlos Slim gets accused of sexual harassment. At that point the puppet masters will probably pull the plug on it.
     
    As in the Salem witch trials when the girl's accusations climbed too high in rank.
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  58. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The clumsy, nerdy guys with poor social skills just keep trying and trying to get a date. You have to feel sorry for them. A lot of women have latent sadistic tendencies and secretly get a rush out of making a big show of turning the poor guy down. In this case they’ve come back to do it again but with the cameras rolling. The nerve of that crip asking ME out for a date!

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  59. @Anon
    It is time to segregate the professions.

    Let women do their thing HERE, let men do their thing THERE.

    Statistically speaking, sexual harassment claims over the last ten years or so have been pretty steady. Its just that the media is paying a lot more attention to the issue.

    I can only guess that the media are desperate for ratings. Profits are falling, the alternative media is more entertaining, and only a tiny percentage of people are interested in Russiagate. Hence, you have this weird situation of liberal journalists throwing prominent liberals under the bus to attract readers.

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  60. “Probably inside 30 seconds he said to me, in front of the staff, ‘If it feels like a slave plantation mentality here, that’s because it is,’” said Ms. Carroll, who is black.

    Meta-ironic. Does that word exist?

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  61. “On the other hand, Levine’s targets were usually right around the legal age of consent, so sending him to prison may turn upon testimony over the precise dates he did what many years ago.”

    This reminds me of Andrew Jackson’s mother’s final request to her young son regarding personal retribution. “Never bother to sue or threaten to sue people who’ve wronged you. [You] settle them cases yourself.”

    In other words perhaps the Jerry Sanduskys and Levines of the world might think twice if they thought that their grooming techniques could prove to be fatal for personal consumption.

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  62. Is it coincidence that all these accusations from women are coming out in the age of Tinder? If your interactions with potential sexual partners are done thru a screen, then you are not going to learn the unwritten rules very well. This goes for men and women – men are going to make mistakes and women are going to mistake minor mistakes as something worse.

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  63. @Whiskey
    Where is it going to end? Steve's right, the Zero Point Fiveth Amendment means only Tom Brady and Clayton Kershaw ... and aspiring rappers ... can show any interest at all in a woman. While the Zero Point Sixeth means that Jameis Winston is a true national hero (forget all the raping stuff, here's the sportsball).

    Women, and its clear its not just blue haired feminists but women in general, are going to get exactly what they desire. No interest expressed anywhere anytime by any beta male. So beta males are going to go the ghetto route, full pimp-slap style, on random women, or full sexbot style like Japan.

    Neither is a good thing for women but like Frau Merkel's Tingles Uber Alles, what matters is five minutes of Alpha beating five years of beta. Women cannot think, merely tingle. Or at least, they don't want to -- amounts to the same thing.

    Disengaged beta males won't White Knight for hos and bimbos when they have the Cherry 2000 Sexbot at home. Their main goal will be minimal work and maximal time with said sexbot. The first Chinese company to sell these will be more wealthy and powerful than Amazon.

    Pimp-slap semi-Alphas who Jersey Shore it up, Gym Tan Laundry, are not exactly the marrying type much less supporting kids -- White women have by blowing the betas at work for looking at them, killed marriage for all but the most fabulously wealthy and powerful. Trumps kids will get married, so will Bill Gates and the Clinton and Bush and Obama Dynasties. All else, on lower levels?

    Its Jersey Shore meets the Ghetto, all the time. And you know what? Women could not be happier. Its what they wanted likely all along, the second they were equal to their male peers. After all, what women fails to despise men her equal?

    It’s interesting that Cherry 2000 was released in 1987, with the action taking place in the then-future year of 2017. It was about a decade after it was released that the first RealDolls went into production, and in the 20 years since then they seem to have stayed pretty much the same, with no effective progress towards sex robots — think of all the problems that need to be overcome: small, quiet power source, heat dissipation, intricate “muscle” coordination….not to mention affordable cost.
    But I believe that for some men the simple, “anatomically correct,” life-size doll can provide sexual relief as well as a kind of ersatz companionship that might be even more important.
    It is truly a shame that the dominant social/political powers have determined to destroy the natural, necessary relationship between men and women. Fraught with difficulty and heartbreak as it has always been, it is still a source of enduring happiness and pleasure for both sexes — not to mention that it continues the species.
    This is a photo Elena Dorfman, author of Still Lovers, took of Everhart Cunion and his RealDoll Rebeca. I find it rather touching.

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    Will dolls ever replace real live girls? Seems unlikely unless some evil genius can clone a warm, breathing hybrid human/computer - say a model type with brain replaced by a computer. Lots of ethical questions there of course.

    As famous evolutionary sexologist Richard Thompson sings


    Those film-stars and beauties will please you tonight
    If you go to bed with a book
    But they can't hold a candle to something that trembles
    If you need to do more than look
     
    , @Mr. Anon

    This is a photo Elena Dorfman, author of Still Lovers, took of Everhart Cunion and his RealDoll Rebeca. I find it rather touching.
     
    If, by "touching", you mean creepy and pathetic, then I agree.
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  64. Was there a scene in a movie comedy where a handsy boss in an electric wheelchair chases his secretary around his desk? If not, there should be.

    I watched the Carol Burnett special on Sunday night. Now I have a scene playing in my head where Mr.Tudball chases Mrs. Wiggins around in an electric wheelchair.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW4xX7UTORU
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  65. @Bernardista

    Was there a scene in a movie comedy where a handsy boss in an electric wheelchair chases his secretary around his desk? If not, there should be.
     
    I watched the Carol Burnett special on Sunday night. Now I have a scene playing in my head where Mr.Tudball chases Mrs. Wiggins around in an electric wheelchair.

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    Ahahahahahhaha!
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  66. @Stan Adams
    Years ago, Hockenberry had an interview show on MSNBC. This was back when MSNBC still pretended to be an "objective" news source*:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4cyg2zVmxg

    Harrassin' Hockenberry and Lyin' Brian (Williams) ... an unbeatable combination!

    *When MSNBC first went on the air in 1996, it was supposed to be the hipper, trendier, Generation X-ier answer to CNN:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSS2s-4PrNQ

    Oh shit, now I remember that guy. I remember thinking he was a horse’s ass way back then. I could totally see this guy being an asshole to chicks working under him. He seemed to be pretty full of himself as I recall.

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  67. You’ll know this is serious when they start going after the lesbians who abuse their positions of power. Until then, it is merely man-bashing.

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  68. Mr. Hockenberry asked to meet with her, she said, and then began issuing repeated suggestive messages by email, persisting even as she declined to respond.

    Meanwhile, just read a story about the romantic meeting of Prince Harry and his squeeze, and how he pursued her with repeated text messages. Of course, he’s a prince, so those messages are romantic, not creepy.

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  69. In one email, which arrived on Ms. Kim’s birthday, he asked if he was “bugging you or creeping you out?” It was, she wrote, “as though he knew exactly how uncomfortable he was making me feel.”

    Or, he was awkwardly trying to make sure he wasn’t making her feel uncomfortable.

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    In one email, which arrived on Ms. Kim’s birthday, he asked if he was “bugging you or creeping you out?” It was, she wrote, “as though he knew exactly how uncomfortable he was making me feel.”

    Or, he was awkwardly trying to make sure he wasn’t making her feel uncomfortable.
     
    Honestly, if ya gotta ask.....
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  70. @Whiskey
    Where is it going to end? Steve's right, the Zero Point Fiveth Amendment means only Tom Brady and Clayton Kershaw ... and aspiring rappers ... can show any interest at all in a woman. While the Zero Point Sixeth means that Jameis Winston is a true national hero (forget all the raping stuff, here's the sportsball).

    Women, and its clear its not just blue haired feminists but women in general, are going to get exactly what they desire. No interest expressed anywhere anytime by any beta male. So beta males are going to go the ghetto route, full pimp-slap style, on random women, or full sexbot style like Japan.

    Neither is a good thing for women but like Frau Merkel's Tingles Uber Alles, what matters is five minutes of Alpha beating five years of beta. Women cannot think, merely tingle. Or at least, they don't want to -- amounts to the same thing.

    Disengaged beta males won't White Knight for hos and bimbos when they have the Cherry 2000 Sexbot at home. Their main goal will be minimal work and maximal time with said sexbot. The first Chinese company to sell these will be more wealthy and powerful than Amazon.

    Pimp-slap semi-Alphas who Jersey Shore it up, Gym Tan Laundry, are not exactly the marrying type much less supporting kids -- White women have by blowing the betas at work for looking at them, killed marriage for all but the most fabulously wealthy and powerful. Trumps kids will get married, so will Bill Gates and the Clinton and Bush and Obama Dynasties. All else, on lower levels?

    Its Jersey Shore meets the Ghetto, all the time. And you know what? Women could not be happier. Its what they wanted likely all along, the second they were equal to their male peers. After all, what women fails to despise men her equal?

    The great Jordan Peterson points out that the same women made the poorly written and self-published 50 Shades the most rapidly selling novel in human history. Obviously this work struck a chord in millions of women. A very great many of them indeed apparently do long to be dominated, in the most literal possible sense, by a male, even if only in their dreams.

    Also just finished reading an autobiography by Richard Feinmann in which he describes being taught, all the way back in the 40s, how to be a “playa.” Not that the term was in use at the time. He would simply insult and ignore women he was attracted to and they’d come crawling, begging for more. Which I thought was interesting insomuch as its exactly what various types teach today.

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  71. @John Derbyshire


    In one email, which arrived on Ms. Kim’s birthday, he asked if he was “bugging you or creeping you out?” It was, she wrote, “as though he knew exactly how uncomfortable he was making me feel.”

    Or, he was awkwardly trying to make sure he wasn’t making her feel uncomfortable.

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  72. @Jack D
    Farai Chideya looks exactly how you would expect her to look:


    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/830XcPwrwMU/hqdefault.jpg

    Which one is she?

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  73. @John Derbyshire

    I find it interesting that, AFAIK, none of the accused so far have simply said this. That they did no such thing and it’s all lies.

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    I think Jeremy Piven went that route in his defense. We'll see how it works for him. His problem is that he usually plays various kinds of amusing jerks, so it would be kind of disappointing for his fans (like me) if he turned out to be a perfect gentleman in his private life.
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  74. @Logan
    I find it interesting that, AFAIK, none of the accused so far have simply said this. That they did no such thing and it's all lies.

    I think Jeremy Piven went that route in his defense. We’ll see how it works for him. His problem is that he usually plays various kinds of amusing jerks, so it would be kind of disappointing for his fans (like me) if he turned out to be a perfect gentleman in his private life.

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  75. I listened to episode of The Takeaway yesterday in which the new host, whose name eludes me, interviewed the investigative journalist Suki Kim, who broke the story, and Rebecca Carroll, one of the female producers who left the show.

    It’s clear that Hockenberry had a romantic infatuation with her, and you can’t blame him–he’s an aging paraplegic and she’s a beautiful and accomplished younger woman. Ms. Kim’s testimony on the show was that she began her investigation after Hockenberry continued to pursue her in ways that made her uncomfortable.

    Critically, at no point in time did she ever ask him to stop or relay to him that she was not interested in him romantically. To the contrary, while she was a bit coy on this topic on-air, it appears that she may have met with him in venues that blurred the line between professional meetings and dates, e.g., coffee shops, museums, dinner, etc., which Hockenberry probably interpreted as a signal that she found his company interesting and enjoyable. (Note here the wisdom of the Pence rule.)

    Rebecca Carroll came off as a caricature of the Thin Skinned Angry Black Woman SJW in the media. Her recounting of the “slave plantation” comment was almost comical in the degree to which she misconstrued the metaphor. (It brought to mind the “indian giver” scene in Seinfeld.) She then proceeded to badger the new host relentlessly because he, a white male, didn’t challenge Mr. Hockenberry on his behavior, even though the new host had already made clear that he was completely unaware of it because he lived in DC and the show was produced in NYC.

    By the end of the show I felt modestly bad for Mr. Hockenberry. Moral of the story: never hire SJWs.

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  76. @Harry Baldwin
    I get Stephen Hawking mixed up with Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Checked with Google and found out I'm not the only one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuTnglNg8qs

    I notice that youtube clip plays “inside the comment” whereas my recent posts of YT content, when I just paste the URL into the comment, come out as requiring a click which opens youtube outside the comments.

    Is it just that only older YT content still plays inside the comment, or have you some secret html code which does it?

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  77. @Whoever
    It's interesting that Cherry 2000 was released in 1987, with the action taking place in the then-future year of 2017. It was about a decade after it was released that the first RealDolls went into production, and in the 20 years since then they seem to have stayed pretty much the same, with no effective progress towards sex robots -- think of all the problems that need to be overcome: small, quiet power source, heat dissipation, intricate "muscle" coordination....not to mention affordable cost.
    But I believe that for some men the simple, "anatomically correct," life-size doll can provide sexual relief as well as a kind of ersatz companionship that might be even more important.
    It is truly a shame that the dominant social/political powers have determined to destroy the natural, necessary relationship between men and women. Fraught with difficulty and heartbreak as it has always been, it is still a source of enduring happiness and pleasure for both sexes -- not to mention that it continues the species.
    This is a photo Elena Dorfman, author of Still Lovers, took of Everhart Cunion and his RealDoll Rebeca. I find it rather touching.
    https://i.imgur.com/dtktOwH.jpg

    Will dolls ever replace real live girls? Seems unlikely unless some evil genius can clone a warm, breathing hybrid human/computer – say a model type with brain replaced by a computer. Lots of ethical questions there of course.

    As famous evolutionary sexologist Richard Thompson sings

    Those film-stars and beauties will please you tonight
    If you go to bed with a book
    But they can’t hold a candle to something that trembles
    If you need to do more than look

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    Will dolls ever replace real live girls? Seems unlikely...
     
    I agree.
    Everard Cunion, whose photo with his RealDoll I posted, considers his interest in life-size dolls merely a fun hobby. He likes real live girls and they like him, too.
    For many other owners, however, having sex with a doll is a fetish.
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  78. @Anon
    Agreed! We can sacrifice all the rest to the pervnado volcano, but not these two. I end my day listening to the Writer's Almanac and went on last night to find the site scrubbed. I knew Keillor was a flaming lefty but when he wasn't celebrating the anniversary of Emmit Tills first bowel movement there were some interesting/soothing elements.

    … there were some interesting/soothing elements.

    YES, that is the thing about NPR, it’s very … soothing … no loud obnoxious, arguments … just the truth as we all see it here … relax …. you will agree with us … until you …. WAKE UP and say WTF? They are a bunch of cntrl-left COMMIES!

    Relax … it’s National Public Radio, supported by listeners like you and a hundred million other taxpaying non-listeners.

    Oh, Int, Jew, Nina Totenberg is best kept in the imagination, as a hot spinster librarian.

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  79. @John Cunningham
    Re Hawking, didn't he hang out at strip joints getting lap dances?? LET HIM BE ANATHEMA!!!

    but…..but …. but he’s the leading expert on on black holes

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  80. @Anon
    So, a creepy old cripple creeped out a woman by kind of sort of implying he was interested in her romantically. Call the New York Times! Stop the presses! The Zero Point Fiveth Amendment says that women have the right to go through life only being hit upon by hot guys who enjoy full use of all four of their limbs.

    What? Prog women are 'exclusive' in their sexual preferences? A paraplegic man doesn't turn them on? They are not 'inclusive' toward such men? They believe in sexual hierarchy? They lose interest in a man if he ends up in a wheelchair?

    Why can't they be like Jane Fonda in COMING HOME where a woman finds more satisfaction in bed with a cripple than with her husband who can run naked on a beach?

    The terrible truth is that women are ableist.

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  81. @Stan Adams
    Years ago, Hockenberry had an interview show on MSNBC. This was back when MSNBC still pretended to be an "objective" news source*:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4cyg2zVmxg

    Harrassin' Hockenberry and Lyin' Brian (Williams) ... an unbeatable combination!

    *When MSNBC first went on the air in 1996, it was supposed to be the hipper, trendier, Generation X-ier answer to CNN:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSS2s-4PrNQ

    Haha, the screen shot of that website!

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  82. Isn’t Matt Lauer generally considered a handsome man? Except for Weinstein, most of the accused harassers strike me (insofar as I can judge) as no worse than average.

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  83. Opera isn’t that big of a deal in America, but Levine was more or less the most powerful figure in American opera for most of the last 40 years, so this one is very bad. It sounds like he was running some kind of gay cult for aspiring musicians.

    Like Wagner, of whom he was a superb interpreter, he had an unbourgeois sexual life combined with the heights of artistic creativity. So, we not only save whoever Levine would molest, now, in his wheelchair, but lose his mastery at the podium.

    Perhaps places like Disney and the Met could hire a chaperone to constantly be present with people like Weinstein and Levine. No girls alone with Harvey, no boys alone with James. Would cutting off their predation reduce their artistic output? Probably.

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    Perhaps I'm alone in this opinion but I think protecting any boy from predation is worth all the opera in the world.
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  84. Suki Kim reports:

    “Probably inside 30 seconds he said to me, in front of the staff, ‘If it feels like a slave plantation mentality here, that’s because it is,’” said Ms. Carroll, who is black.

    Here’s evidence of the loveless Hockenberry being racist, with Suki Kim in the background as witness:

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  85. @TomSchmidt
    Opera isn’t that big of a deal in America, but Levine was more or less the most powerful figure in American opera for most of the last 40 years, so this one is very bad. It sounds like he was running some kind of gay cult for aspiring musicians.

    Like Wagner, of whom he was a superb interpreter, he had an unbourgeois sexual life combined with the heights of artistic creativity. So, we not only save whoever Levine would molest, now, in his wheelchair, but lose his mastery at the podium.

    Perhaps places like Disney and the Met could hire a chaperone to constantly be present with people like Weinstein and Levine. No girls alone with Harvey, no boys alone with James. Would cutting off their predation reduce their artistic output? Probably.

    Perhaps I’m alone in this opinion but I think protecting any boy from predation is worth all the opera in the world.

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    I’m with you buddy. I managed to fight off an attacker when I was twelve after the timely arrival of some reinforcements, but I’d be lying if I said it had no effect on me. There’s no amount of art in the world worth what a terrified kid endures.
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  86. @Harry Baldwin
    I get Stephen Hawking mixed up with Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Checked with Google and found out I'm not the only one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuTnglNg8qs

    Hah! That was good.

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  87. @ThreeCranes
    Was it Donald?

    I had heard that Mickey had said "No, your honor. I didn't say I want to divorce Minnie because she's crazy. I said she's f*cking Goofy!"

    Disney has severed ties with Donald Duck after the latest revelations from Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Magica de Spell. Clarabelle Cow has made a statement standing by the embattled duck, saying that, “I worked with Donald for many years and he never did anything inappropriate within my sight or hearing.”

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  88. @Whoever
    It's interesting that Cherry 2000 was released in 1987, with the action taking place in the then-future year of 2017. It was about a decade after it was released that the first RealDolls went into production, and in the 20 years since then they seem to have stayed pretty much the same, with no effective progress towards sex robots -- think of all the problems that need to be overcome: small, quiet power source, heat dissipation, intricate "muscle" coordination....not to mention affordable cost.
    But I believe that for some men the simple, "anatomically correct," life-size doll can provide sexual relief as well as a kind of ersatz companionship that might be even more important.
    It is truly a shame that the dominant social/political powers have determined to destroy the natural, necessary relationship between men and women. Fraught with difficulty and heartbreak as it has always been, it is still a source of enduring happiness and pleasure for both sexes -- not to mention that it continues the species.
    This is a photo Elena Dorfman, author of Still Lovers, took of Everhart Cunion and his RealDoll Rebeca. I find it rather touching.
    https://i.imgur.com/dtktOwH.jpg

    This is a photo Elena Dorfman, author of Still Lovers, took of Everhart Cunion and his RealDoll Rebeca. I find it rather touching.

    If, by “touching”, you mean creepy and pathetic, then I agree.

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  89. @unpc downunder
    It will probably end when Jeff Bezos or Carlos Slim gets accused of sexual harassment. At that point the puppet masters will probably pull the plug on it.

    It will probably end when Jeff Bezos or Carlos Slim gets accused of sexual harassment. At that point the puppet masters will probably pull the plug on it.

    As in the Salem witch trials when the girl’s accusations climbed too high in rank.

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  90. Indeed. My guess is that Levine, in a wheelchair, won’t be doing any predatory activities. Meanwhile, less notable people will continue. They used to use extreme measures for people like this, see Abelard, that would control the behavior and prevent future damage but leave society benefitting from the genius.

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  91. @larry lurker
    Jesus Christ. I guess with that background I can understand why she would react with indignation to the suggestion that she was a diversity hire.

    I guess with that background I can understand why she would react with indignation to the suggestion that she was a diversity hire.

    Well okay Larry, but the entire show is a diversity hire. Seriously, the show was created because of NPR’s desire for diversity promotion, and every single employee in those stories appears to belong to some sort of victim group. Wasn’t Hockenberry himself a diversity hire, striking a blow against ableism?

    I haven’t seen any context for the “diversity hire” comment in any of the reporting. It may have been a joke, it may not have been any kind of reproach, it may have been an observation that hey, everyone here is a diversity hire because we’re a diversity project.

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  92. @Dr. X

    Call the New York Times! Stop the presses! The Zero Point Fiveth Amendment says that women have the right to go through life only being hit upon by hot guys with full use of all four of their limbs.
     
    Well, the paraplegic/four limbs thing aside, this right here is in fact at the very heart of the question. Postmodern feminism celebrates hypergamy and promiscuity as long as the female is the one calling the shots. In other words, if the woman gets hit on by a physically attractive, wealthy man that she wants to hit on her, then it's totally 100% good and postmodern feminism says that she can (and should) drop her shorts at a moment's notice and sleep with him regardless of whether or not she's married or committed to someone else or has kids. And as soon as she finds another wealthier and more attractive mate, then she dumps the guy who's currently rogering her and moves on, right up the ladder.

    If, on the other hand, if she doesn't dig the guy hitting on her, then it's harassment and he's a perv and she's offended and files a complaint. He need not be a paraplegic; he might merely be old, a dweeb, fat, ugly, or poor.

    So the whole thing is really about the woman exercising total authority and whimsical and capricious judgement -- the very definition of total, despotical power. Men are reduced to studs and/or piggy banks -- if she's attracted to him, she can raid his finances by sleeping with him (or by divorcing him); conversely she can still cash in by filing a harassment complaint against the ugly fat dweeb she's not attracted to. The end result of the game is win-win for hot women, and lose-lose for men.

    Postmodern feminism celebrates hypergamy and promiscuity as long as the female is the one calling the shots.

    Yeah, except she also wants the guy to call the shots since that makes him hotter.

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  93. @Bill Jones
    If he's some cripple in a wheelchair, what can he do without not only her consent, but active participation?

    Say words. Many, hurtful words. Also, type words.

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  94. @Roger
    Two sets of twins? These days that normally means IVF, not natural conception.

    How do they get the sperm if your willie is non-functional? Can they stick a needle in your balls or something? My very dimly remembered physiology makes me skeptical of that.

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    How do they get the sperm if your willie is non-functional?
     
    Mainly, via electroejaculation.
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  95. So, what was really on Levine’s mind as he (mis)conducted this overture?

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  96. @Anon
    Perhaps I'm alone in this opinion but I think protecting any boy from predation is worth all the opera in the world.

    I’m with you buddy. I managed to fight off an attacker when I was twelve after the timely arrival of some reinforcements, but I’d be lying if I said it had no effect on me. There’s no amount of art in the world worth what a terrified kid endures.

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  97. @Logan

    In one email, which arrived on Ms. Kim’s birthday, he asked if he was “bugging you or creeping you out?” It was, she wrote, “as though he knew exactly how uncomfortable he was making me feel.”


    Or, he was awkwardly trying to make sure he wasn't making her feel uncomfortable.

    In one email, which arrived on Ms. Kim’s birthday, he asked if he was “bugging you or creeping you out?” It was, she wrote, “as though he knew exactly how uncomfortable he was making me feel.”

    Or, he was awkwardly trying to make sure he wasn’t making her feel uncomfortable.

    Honestly, if ya gotta ask…..

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  98. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I’m not sympathetic to Hockenberry’s physical state. He was hitchhiking on the Pennsylvania Turnpike –which has a lot of traffic–when he got hit by a car. It’s potentially dangerous to walk by the side of a highway, period, and everybody knows it. What’s more, anyone from a normal, middle-class family doesn’t need to hitchhike. You can make more sensible arrangements for your travel. Did it not occur to him to ask his parents for bus fare, or to sound out friends who had a car? Why didn’t he just work a job long enough to buy money for a plane ticket? Why didn’t he work a job long enough to buy a used car? In 1976, cars were a lot cheaper in proportion to the average income, and buying a car was much easier than it is now.

    This guy sounds like someone prone to making stupid life decisions, as the sexual harassment charges indicate.

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    He was not hit by a car while walking down the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He had been picked up-- I would assume while actually thumbing on the side of the road, at an entrance ramp thereto!?!-- and was permanently injured when the woman who picked him up fell asleep at the wheel, crashed her car, and thereby killed herself.
    , @Logan
    n 1976, cars were a lot cheaper in proportion to the average income, and buying a car was much easier than it is now.

    You're right.

    Ford F150 1975 starting at about $2,700. Median income $10,579. Car costs 25.5% of income.

    Ford F150 2017 starting at $26,000. Median income $59,000. Car costs 44% of annual income.

    Of course, the 2017 version is a much, much better vehicle in many ways.
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  99. @Steve Sailer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW4xX7UTORU

    Ahahahahahhaha!

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  100. @MEH 0910
    http://www.imsdb.com/transcripts/South-Park-Worldwide-Recorder-Concert.html

    COUNSELOR MACKEY
    Uh, perhaps you should sit down, Mr.
    Garrison, m'kay? Mr. Garrison, I know
    this is very difficult, m'kay, but I
    must ask: is there a history of sexual
    abuse in your family?

    MR. GARRISON
    ...Some, yes. There was my uncle, Richard.
    He... he molested me.

    COUNSELOR MACKEY
    When was that?

    MR. GARRISON
    Saturday. Last, last Saturday. He's
    a paraplegic, but it didn't—

     

    It’s perhaps telling that my Colombian wife adores South Park, hates feminism, and is utterly baffled by most American females and the idea any woman would want to work instead of marrying a good man to enable her to spend all her time and energy on her family and childrearing. Relatedly, she considers it a compliment if men pay her attention. If the attention crosses a line (a real line, not the preposterous, hypersensitive lines of our postmodern shitshow), the masher had better HOPE I or some other male relative or friend is around – to protect HIM from HER.

    Absent honest-to-God violent rape and assault – and nearly all, if not indeed all, of these Femquisition scandals are NOT that, but, rather, mere handsy, leering louts fumbling along as handsy, leering louts will – women used to do just fine by bitch-slapping the offender or giving him a knee to the groin, perhaps with an assist from any nearby men (“This guy bothering you, ma’am?”). Such techniques are effective in the overwhelming majority of these scenarios, which do not involve true physical overpowering of the women and in which the men lack the violence and gall to undertake it.

    The whole thing stinks of women trying to have it both ways (play for pay AND complain afterword) or manipulate genuinely ambiguous scenarios (as with this paralysed dude whose accuser admits she never bothered to tell the poor bastard she wasn’t interested and indeed met him for several dates over coffee and such…).

    I put well over half of these accusing women I to what I call an irredeemable basket of deplorables.

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  101. @Bill
    How do they get the sperm if your willie is non-functional? Can they stick a needle in your balls or something? My very dimly remembered physiology makes me skeptical of that.

    How do they get the sperm if your willie is non-functional?

    Mainly, via electroejaculation.

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    Huh, that's pretty interesting. Thanks.
    , @BB753
    Hey, I made a very similar reply to the original query in cruder terms that was blocked by Komment Kontrol!
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  102. …they’d heard decades ago that he was grooming teenage boys.

    That’s bad. Still, it sure beats castrating them.

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  103. @anonymous
    From Wikipedia:

    In 1976, he was paralyzed while hitchhiking on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.[5] The driver of the car fell asleep and crashed, killing herself. Hockenberry's spinal cord was damaged, and he remains paralyzed without sensation or voluntary movement from the mid-chest down.

     

    And

    Hockenberry currently lives in New York City and in Massachusetts with his wife, Alison Craiglow Hockenberry, whom he married in 1995.[27] They have five children, including two sets of twins: Zoe, Olivia, Regan, Zachary, and Ajax.
     

    They have five children, including two sets of twins: Zoe, Olivia, Regan, Zachary, and Ajax.

    So the mailbox reads “JAZORZA”?

    And some kid is going through life as Ajax Hockenberry? Hope he lives in Amsterdam.

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  104. @Moses
    Tips for men to avoid being charged with sexual harassment:

    1) Be handsome
    2) Be attractive
    3) Don't be unattractive

    Thank you, drive thru.

    Tips for men to avoid being charged with sexual harassment:

    1) Be handsome
    2) Be attractive
    3) Don’t be unattractive

    A shallow pocket helps, too.

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  105. Was there a scene in a movie comedy where a handsy boss in an electric wheelchair chases his secretary around his desk? If not, there should be.

    I’m pretty sure there must be an old Benny Hill sketch with just that. Or at least something very similar…

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    The young lady is Daphne from Frasier.
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  106. @Anon
    I'm not sympathetic to Hockenberry's physical state. He was hitchhiking on the Pennsylvania Turnpike --which has a lot of traffic--when he got hit by a car. It's potentially dangerous to walk by the side of a highway, period, and everybody knows it. What's more, anyone from a normal, middle-class family doesn't need to hitchhike. You can make more sensible arrangements for your travel. Did it not occur to him to ask his parents for bus fare, or to sound out friends who had a car? Why didn't he just work a job long enough to buy money for a plane ticket? Why didn't he work a job long enough to buy a used car? In 1976, cars were a lot cheaper in proportion to the average income, and buying a car was much easier than it is now.

    This guy sounds like someone prone to making stupid life decisions, as the sexual harassment charges indicate.

    He was not hit by a car while walking down the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He had been picked up– I would assume while actually thumbing on the side of the road, at an entrance ramp thereto!?!– and was permanently injured when the woman who picked him up fell asleep at the wheel, crashed her car, and thereby killed herself.

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  107. Opera is already a gay cult for aspiring musicians. Scratch that: classical music generally is a gay cult for aspiring musicians. Can’t tell you how many sad old alcoholic pederasts I met back in my career in the music world.

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  108. You see its how she feels that matters; what is any man’s obligation to how any woman feels?

    Did you see that a gal was saying the HW raped twice? Twice in here own home; there is someone who takes no responsibilty for her self. She needs to be humilitated.

    I see no problem with the casting couch (which HW was not using); its quid pro quo. Audiences get a show without Meryle Sreep who wasn’t even special at Harding Township School in 1963. Producers get someone who will do what needs to be done when it needs to be done, no Divas or Prima Donnas; and a clear signal to the rest of the cast. The editing will make an average performance good. And lastly there will be new parties for the next one. Its not forever.

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  109. @D. K.
    There is no legal settlement available where there is no arguable legal claim stated of either a tortious act's having caused harm or a contractual breach's having done so. If one, in the alternative, is merely hoping to extract a windfall for deleterious information, such extortion needs to be attempted before that deleterious information is, as here, publicized.

    How much of this whole thing is being driven by hope for monetary settlements?

    Extortion indeed,

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  110. @Dumbo

    Was there a scene in a movie comedy where a handsy boss in an electric wheelchair chases his secretary around his desk? If not, there should be.

     

    I'm pretty sure there must be an old Benny Hill sketch with just that. Or at least something very similar...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bxoAsvhcOI

    The young lady is Daphne from Frasier.

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  111. @Kevin C.

    How do they get the sperm if your willie is non-functional?
     
    Mainly, via electroejaculation.

    Huh, that’s pretty interesting. Thanks.

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  112. @Kevin C.

    How do they get the sperm if your willie is non-functional?
     
    Mainly, via electroejaculation.

    Hey, I made a very similar reply to the original query in cruder terms that was blocked by Komment Kontrol!

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  113. @YetAnotherAnon
    Will dolls ever replace real live girls? Seems unlikely unless some evil genius can clone a warm, breathing hybrid human/computer - say a model type with brain replaced by a computer. Lots of ethical questions there of course.

    As famous evolutionary sexologist Richard Thompson sings


    Those film-stars and beauties will please you tonight
    If you go to bed with a book
    But they can't hold a candle to something that trembles
    If you need to do more than look
     

    Will dolls ever replace real live girls? Seems unlikely…

    I agree.
    Everard Cunion, whose photo with his RealDoll I posted, considers his interest in life-size dolls merely a fun hobby. He likes real live girls and they like him, too.
    For many other owners, however, having sex with a doll is a fetish.

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    A beautiful human clone with no (or rudimentary) brain, on the other hand ....
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  114. @Whoever

    Will dolls ever replace real live girls? Seems unlikely...
     
    I agree.
    Everard Cunion, whose photo with his RealDoll I posted, considers his interest in life-size dolls merely a fun hobby. He likes real live girls and they like him, too.
    For many other owners, however, having sex with a doll is a fetish.

    A beautiful human clone with no (or rudimentary) brain, on the other hand ….

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  115. @anonguy

    Your rules ain’t working for Ben Affleck!
     
    I dunno, I've always wondered why he was supposed to be a male lead movie star.

    Me neither. He’s too classically handsome to appeal to me. In the movie,”Pearl Harbor”, I vastly preferred Josh Hartnett. I prefer the darker and more brooding type. However, I am not typical of the female race and most women prefer the pretty boys. Ben, is no doubt, pretty. He’s a so-so actor, much like Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood, but like both of those guys, he’s pretty intelligent and that shows. Argo was really, really good. Have you seen it?

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  116. @Anon
    I'm not sympathetic to Hockenberry's physical state. He was hitchhiking on the Pennsylvania Turnpike --which has a lot of traffic--when he got hit by a car. It's potentially dangerous to walk by the side of a highway, period, and everybody knows it. What's more, anyone from a normal, middle-class family doesn't need to hitchhike. You can make more sensible arrangements for your travel. Did it not occur to him to ask his parents for bus fare, or to sound out friends who had a car? Why didn't he just work a job long enough to buy money for a plane ticket? Why didn't he work a job long enough to buy a used car? In 1976, cars were a lot cheaper in proportion to the average income, and buying a car was much easier than it is now.

    This guy sounds like someone prone to making stupid life decisions, as the sexual harassment charges indicate.

    n 1976, cars were a lot cheaper in proportion to the average income, and buying a car was much easier than it is now.

    You’re right.

    Ford F150 1975 starting at about $2,700. Median income $10,579. Car costs 25.5% of income.

    Ford F150 2017 starting at $26,000. Median income $59,000. Car costs 44% of annual income.

    Of course, the 2017 version is a much, much better vehicle in many ways.

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    But family sedans, like the Honda Accord, haven't gone up all that much in price since the later 1990s. I think I paid in the low 20s for my 1998 Accord V6. I could get a turbo 4 Accord with about the same acceleration today for maybe 15% more. On the other hand, a 1998 Accord was a pretty good car even by 2017 standards, while my impression is that pickups have improved dramatically.

    Of course, the mid-size sedan segment is crashing in 2017, while the pickup truck segment is huge today.

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  117. @Logan
    n 1976, cars were a lot cheaper in proportion to the average income, and buying a car was much easier than it is now.

    You're right.

    Ford F150 1975 starting at about $2,700. Median income $10,579. Car costs 25.5% of income.

    Ford F150 2017 starting at $26,000. Median income $59,000. Car costs 44% of annual income.

    Of course, the 2017 version is a much, much better vehicle in many ways.

    But family sedans, like the Honda Accord, haven’t gone up all that much in price since the later 1990s. I think I paid in the low 20s for my 1998 Accord V6. I could get a turbo 4 Accord with about the same acceleration today for maybe 15% more. On the other hand, a 1998 Accord was a pretty good car even by 2017 standards, while my impression is that pickups have improved dramatically.

    Of course, the mid-size sedan segment is crashing in 2017, while the pickup truck segment is huge today.

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