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Lizza, who is a fine mainstream liberal reporter (he even was occasionally slightly subversive about Obama, which makes him practically H.L. Mencken compared to his peers), has only one accuser and the accusation hasn’t been disclosed. He strongly denies he did anything wrong.

There used to be the concept that a “pattern” of sexual harassment was necessary to keep this kind of thing from being just a He Said / She Said standoff. But now everybody knows that She Said trumps He Said.

 
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  1. Ryan Lizza has done some good reporting. You have to ignore the obligatory boilerplate pc jargon, but I’ve found some of his articles quite informative.

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    • Agree: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @eD
    This is a purge,but I can't figure out who is doing the purge and why. And its mostly going on in the blue sphere.

    One possibility is that these people are being purged for not going all out on the IDpol. This is mixed in with people being pushed out of the way due to being too old and some genuine pervs, though Lizza obviously falls in neither of the latter category.

    The other possibility is that Trump or someone close to have has amassed a Nixon style enemies list and is working through it.

    I don't think its a purge of the Clintonites. Sanders and his supporters simply don't have that sort of power and there are accusations with Sanders themselves. The standard machine politics Donks have been more than willing to work with the Clintons and I son't see why that would change, and one of their guys (Conyers) is part of the target. I think Weinstein through everyone off because he is close to the Clintons, but that is probably an instance of them catching an actual witch.
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    Lizza is witty and funny. I enjoy his articles.
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  2. It all leads back to HARVEY WEINSTEIN.

    Gwyneth Paltrow was TV pals with Batali. Batali is accused of “groping” gals. Weinstein is accused of criminal sex attacks and organized intimidation schemes to silence victims.

    Paltrow’s mother writes op-ed in NY Times defending her daughter while distaff Irish columnist says Shirley Temple and her mother were early victims of Harvey Weinstein-type sicko Hollywood.

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    • Replies: @Dumbo
    Now that you mention, besides the contagion of hysteria by women, there could be some kind of a "mafia war" among enemy personalities, i.e. someone denounced Mr. Big Shot for sexual harassment, so eventually the accuser or one of his friends gets "whacked" with a sexual harassment accusation in revenge.

    It's like in the movies. We started with Jewish gangsters (Bugsy Siegel = Harvey Weinstein), then Irish gangsters (Bill O'Reilly = Jimmy Burke), now it's the Italians' turn. Well, it's an idea.
    , @Alden
    Beauty and the most bestial of Beasts.
    , @Pericles
    When all this started, I seem to recall Steve discreetly pointing at Harvey's brother and coworker Bob.
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  3. I found Ryan Lizza to be an incredible hothead on TV. Totally in the tank for the Left.

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  4. Scaramucci’s revenge!

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  5. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    They died for a noble cause:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/12/11/trump-sexual-harassment-accusers-unite-press-conference-interview-megyn/

    Women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment will hold a press conference to demand a Congressional investigation, according to CBS news.

    The press conference will be held by Brave New Films, a documentary company. Beforehand, three of the women will also appear on Megyn Kelly Today.

    And so Phase Two begins.

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    • Replies: @Nigerian Nationalist
    So confirmation that Russia was a dud all along?
    , @Jack D
    Big rollout of the Trump Victims on CBS News tonight. Trump should resign like all these other guys! - very subtle (not).

    Before that a piece on sexual harassment at the Air Force Academy. Basically the whole show devoted to the Sex Panic of 2017. All of these brave warrior women were so stressed out by being harassed (one of them received TEXT MESSAGES from her harasser - can you imagine?) that they were forced to resign the Academy. Being literally targeted by the enemy would not be too stressful for them but text messages - that's more than any human could bear.
    , @MBlanc46
    I’ve suspected that the ultimate target of this campaign was Trump.
    , @Olorin
    Accusing DJT was always the end goal...but do they seriously think they're going to gain voters with this tactic?

    The gals I know who voted for DJT are disgusted by women who go into infotainment for a living anyway--attention whores at the very least.

    Can best sum up their views as, "So, you waited till now to complain...but drew paychecks in the meantime?" Or as GB Shaw put it, "We know what you are, madam, we're just trying to nail down the price."

    See, some of these Deplorable gals had early in life views of doing that work, found out what it involved, and found something else to do. That was without being particularly harassed themselves...or handling it like alpha women. But what they saw most keenly was how other women dealt in the realm of sex as power. I.e., the competition between women in infotainment/media to out-slut (or out-slut-shame) each other and career climb by sucking up to alpha (or the nearby temporary reasonable facsimile/rung-on-the-ladder).

    So really this tactic is just doubling down on Woman As Victim/Man As Oppressor.

    More to the point psychosexually: no longer does she want you to Hear Her Roar--but whimper and mew.

    Need I remind anyone that it's been the Dems for the past 20 years who've been wholesale throwing women under the bus in the pursuit of melanin worship, open borders, and the Coalition of the Fringes?

    Which is why I don't care if the male degenerates end up under the bus...and the innocents better learn to open a can of T like Popeye and chug it. There's a ton of aging harpies realizing that their choices have led to Cat Lady Hell, and they are fur-ious that no man stepped in to save them from themselves.

    Also they didn't manage to completely destroy every woman who didn't need to be saved from herself and got a husband/kids, and so they are tormented to see those women happy...but that's another story. This is a huge psychological unraveling. As with all forms of female hysteria, it can be managed by the skilled.

    PS--forgive my corpus callosum, host, which for weeks now keeps flashcarding the term

    faux-alition of the cringes

    , @Thea
    For some reason it reminds me of the Hegellian dialectic. I sure hope the new thesis isn't what they hope it is.
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  6. Reading the link about Obama’s working habits (he was a night person, most executives are morning people Steve points out), I remember an early interview with Trump (back in the 1980′s) in which the reporter revealed that Trump didn’t go in for three martini lunches as was widely the custom. Trump’s take on it was that gave him an edge over his competition because he could put in so many more hours. I’ve read that Napoleon was like that too (went to bed at 8 o’clock, got up at midnight). Neither a morning nor a night person be. Be both—if you’ve got the constitution for it and no bad habits.

    Meanwhile it would be nice to hear more about what Trump’s work habits are really like. Are there no decision memos?

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Trump's brother died of alcoholism so Trump is a teetotaler.
    , @Hail

    Napoleon...went to bed at 8 o’clock, got up at midnight
     
    Depending on what time the Sun rose and set, 8 o'clock may have meant just as evening dusk fades to black. So really most people would be going to bed around that time in the pre-electricity era. The surprising thing is, if true, he made a habit of getting up four hours later in pitch-black conditions. Presumably he had no 'alarm' and just naturally rose at that time?
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  7. National Predator Radio lost another one too. Tom Ashbrook, host of “On Point’ was fingered by a bunch of NPR hags and guests on his show as a sexual predator.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    But Robert Siegel, Steve Inskeep and Brook Gladstone get to continue their borrible careers? Ashbrook was actually almost journalistic. If they come for Ira Glass, the only NPR regular with an accidental resemblance to objectivity, you know it's just like what happened under Stalin: the incompetant taking advantage of the new rules of evidence to eliminate the competant.
    , @Chief Seattle
    I heard about Tom today. Insanity. Ashbrook is one of the few NPR hosts that makes some attempt at balance, and giving a voice to non-elite whites. Yes, it's obvious he hates Trump, but he still tries. The left really is eating its own.
    , @ken
    If he was fingered by a bunch of NPR hags wouldn't that make him the victim?
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    Samantha "Touch Me; Touch Me Now! (I Want Your Body)" Fox is bellyaching about being sexually objectified?! How droll.

    Surely we have at long last reached peak Onionification.
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  9. Charles Pewitt says – It all leads back to HARVEY WEINSTEIN.

    There must be some Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon analog in there somewhere.

    White
    Straight
    Male
    Ethnicity
    Religion
    Catch-All Control Variable

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  10. Batali’s accusations of groping will lead to a new mirror sticker in restaurant bathrooms: “Kitchen staff must wash hands after using the restroom or after groping the Wait Staff.”

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  11. @unit472
    National Predator Radio lost another one too. Tom Ashbrook, host of "On Point' was fingered by a bunch of NPR hags and guests on his show as a sexual predator.

    But Robert Siegel, Steve Inskeep and Brook Gladstone get to continue their borrible careers? Ashbrook was actually almost journalistic. If they come for Ira Glass, the only NPR regular with an accidental resemblance to objectivity, you know it’s just like what happened under Stalin: the incompetant taking advantage of the new rules of evidence to eliminate the competant.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The thought of pervocaust innuendoes suddenly emerging against Ira Glass, pajama-boy avant la lettre, is so quirkily gross and faintly parodical it could be an installment of his show
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  12. Molester of light:

    ‘…The Times further reported that he openly fondled a woman’s breasts at a South Bend, Indiana, sales event, and mentioned his proclivity for ritual territory marking through urination, once relieving himself on a Winnie the Pooh figure at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim while saying, “This one’s for you, Walt…’

    from:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kinkade

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  13. @Anonymous
    They died for a noble cause:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/12/11/trump-sexual-harassment-accusers-unite-press-conference-interview-megyn/


    Women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment will hold a press conference to demand a Congressional investigation, according to CBS news.

    The press conference will be held by Brave New Films, a documentary company. Beforehand, three of the women will also appear on Megyn Kelly Today.
     

    And so Phase Two begins.

    So confirmation that Russia was a dud all along?

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    The "reason to believe" in possible Russian collusion in its entirety was a "dossier" from something called Fusion GPS, which, among other activities, paid journalists to run stories. It has come to light in the past two weeks that this dossier was pushed, championed, and made the basis of a federal investigation by Democrat party actives, who openly hated the incoming administration and rejected its legitimacy before seeing any evidence, within the FBI and wider federal bureaucracy. Today the wife of a demoted Department of Justice official was tied to this conspiracy to commit libel and sedition. Congresscritters Grassley and Nunes were held back by other factors over this year but are now both free to pursue this and both have signalled that they will. The best summary of all this is a recent speech by Grassley.
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  14. Now, it’s turning into cultural imperialism.

    Let the greasers be greasers.

    It’s part of Italian culture to pinch a few asses now and then.

    What Danny did at the beach.

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  15. One of the guys I went to public school with had a father who was in state politics. I had a teacher in high school who was an old guy and about to retire. One day, decades ago, he said he was hosting a boy scouts at his house and this guy (who was then a scout) was really staring at his wife’s chest.

    Years later the scandals started to become public. The police knew and covered it up for a few years. At least one call to a local motel. Anyway, what was so funny was he was quoted in the local paper as blaming it on his “Italian blood.” There were two local papers, and this was the new,upstart one. Just about a year old.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    Your comment is incomprehensible. If you think it's worthwhile, please forego the pronouns.
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  16. A girl I knew in the 90s who worked as a chef in one of his restaurants had some stories about Mario Batali along those lines.

    As a side note the hospitality industry is known for being a very sexually charged business.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    What the restaurant industry (particularly back-of-house) has in common with TV news/punditry and Hollywood is that there's a tiny handful at the top making millions and lots of poorly paid strivers at the bottom. Also, it's a non-office environment, like Charlie Rose's house or Harvey Weinstein's hotel suites. So far, no similar complaints coming out of Goldman Sachs or IBM, IIRC.
    , @Brutusale
    The average restaurant storage area gets more action than any No-Tell Motel.
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  17. Batali is an unattractive but rich and famous guy. A friend who wanted to be a professional chef in the early 2000s took him as her model, for his recipes as well as attitude.

    I remember seeing him comment on a fellow celebrity chef- “a beautiful girl with a great rack, who makes Italian food the way your mother used to,” which makes me unsurprised that he’s the next target.

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    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    I watched one of those cooking shows where they go to restaurants around the world and imitate the local dishes. Batali was in one with Emeril Lagasse and he was just classless. Steady filthy language made me dislike him intensely. Lagasse came off as a gentleman.

    BTW, why do people use the F-word so much? It makes them sound stupid and coarse. I also think it likely correlates well with being a sexual predator.
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  18. @Anonymous
    They died for a noble cause:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/12/11/trump-sexual-harassment-accusers-unite-press-conference-interview-megyn/


    Women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment will hold a press conference to demand a Congressional investigation, according to CBS news.

    The press conference will be held by Brave New Films, a documentary company. Beforehand, three of the women will also appear on Megyn Kelly Today.
     

    And so Phase Two begins.

    Big rollout of the Trump Victims on CBS News tonight. Trump should resign like all these other guys! – very subtle (not).

    Before that a piece on sexual harassment at the Air Force Academy. Basically the whole show devoted to the Sex Panic of 2017. All of these brave warrior women were so stressed out by being harassed (one of them received TEXT MESSAGES from her harasser – can you imagine?) that they were forced to resign the Academy. Being literally targeted by the enemy would not be too stressful for them but text messages – that’s more than any human could bear.

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    • Replies: @Alden
    CAn't remember her name, but about 12 years ago there was a woman General, a General who complained about sex harassment after she became a General.
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  19. @Luke Lea
    Reading the link about Obama's working habits (he was a night person, most executives are morning people Steve points out), I remember an early interview with Trump (back in the 1980's) in which the reporter revealed that Trump didn't go in for three martini lunches as was widely the custom. Trump's take on it was that gave him an edge over his competition because he could put in so many more hours. I've read that Napoleon was like that too (went to bed at 8 o'clock, got up at midnight). Neither a morning nor a night person be. Be both—if you've got the constitution for it and no bad habits.

    Meanwhile it would be nice to hear more about what Trump's work habits are really like. Are there no decision memos?

    Trump’s brother died of alcoholism so Trump is a teetotaler.

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    • Replies: @DCThrowback
    *diet cocacolaler
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  20. @Nigerian Nationalist
    So confirmation that Russia was a dud all along?

    The “reason to believe” in possible Russian collusion in its entirety was a “dossier” from something called Fusion GPS, which, among other activities, paid journalists to run stories. It has come to light in the past two weeks that this dossier was pushed, championed, and made the basis of a federal investigation by Democrat party actives, who openly hated the incoming administration and rejected its legitimacy before seeing any evidence, within the FBI and wider federal bureaucracy. Today the wife of a demoted Department of Justice official was tied to this conspiracy to commit libel and sedition. Congresscritters Grassley and Nunes were held back by other factors over this year but are now both free to pursue this and both have signalled that they will. The best summary of all this is a recent speech by Grassley.

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  21. Chef John Besh went down a few weeks ago.

    http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2017/10/john_besh_restaurants_fostered.html

    Who could imagine that leading chefs (“chiefs”) would have the kind of personality that would sexually harass women?

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  22. @Charles Pewitt
    It all leads back to HARVEY WEINSTEIN.

    Gwyneth Paltrow was TV pals with Batali. Batali is accused of "groping" gals. Weinstein is accused of criminal sex attacks and organized intimidation schemes to silence victims.

    Paltrow's mother writes op-ed in NY Times defending her daughter while distaff Irish columnist says Shirley Temple and her mother were early victims of Harvey Weinstein-type sicko Hollywood.

    https://twitter.com/Thomas1774Paine/status/939001605554192384

    Now that you mention, besides the contagion of hysteria by women, there could be some kind of a “mafia war” among enemy personalities, i.e. someone denounced Mr. Big Shot for sexual harassment, so eventually the accuser or one of his friends gets “whacked” with a sexual harassment accusation in revenge.

    It’s like in the movies. We started with Jewish gangsters (Bugsy Siegel = Harvey Weinstein), then Irish gangsters (Bill O’Reilly = Jimmy Burke), now it’s the Italians’ turn. Well, it’s an idea.

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  23. @Charles Pewitt
    It all leads back to HARVEY WEINSTEIN.

    Gwyneth Paltrow was TV pals with Batali. Batali is accused of "groping" gals. Weinstein is accused of criminal sex attacks and organized intimidation schemes to silence victims.

    Paltrow's mother writes op-ed in NY Times defending her daughter while distaff Irish columnist says Shirley Temple and her mother were early victims of Harvey Weinstein-type sicko Hollywood.

    https://twitter.com/Thomas1774Paine/status/939001605554192384

    Beauty and the most bestial of Beasts.

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  24. @Jack D
    Big rollout of the Trump Victims on CBS News tonight. Trump should resign like all these other guys! - very subtle (not).

    Before that a piece on sexual harassment at the Air Force Academy. Basically the whole show devoted to the Sex Panic of 2017. All of these brave warrior women were so stressed out by being harassed (one of them received TEXT MESSAGES from her harasser - can you imagine?) that they were forced to resign the Academy. Being literally targeted by the enemy would not be too stressful for them but text messages - that's more than any human could bear.

    CAn’t remember her name, but about 12 years ago there was a woman General, a General who complained about sex harassment after she became a General.

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    • Replies: @Hibernian
    She claimed that when she was a Lieutenant or Captain enlisted men would greet her with, "Good Morning, Mom !" rather than "Good Morning, Ma'am!"
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  25. Every male chef on earth, gay or straight, has played grab ass in the kitchen. There’s going to be a lot of openings soon for chef virgins.

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  26. @Harry Baldwin
    Ryan Lizza has done some good reporting. You have to ignore the obligatory boilerplate pc jargon, but I've found some of his articles quite informative.

    This is a purge,but I can’t figure out who is doing the purge and why. And its mostly going on in the blue sphere.

    One possibility is that these people are being purged for not going all out on the IDpol. This is mixed in with people being pushed out of the way due to being too old and some genuine pervs, though Lizza obviously falls in neither of the latter category.

    The other possibility is that Trump or someone close to have has amassed a Nixon style enemies list and is working through it.

    I don’t think its a purge of the Clintonites. Sanders and his supporters simply don’t have that sort of power and there are accusations with Sanders themselves. The standard machine politics Donks have been more than willing to work with the Clintons and I son’t see why that would change, and one of their guys (Conyers) is part of the target. I think Weinstein through everyone off because he is close to the Clintons, but that is probably an instance of them catching an actual witch.

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    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    I agree; it's still not clear at all.

    Is there enough of a rump Obama camp to be systematically taking revenge on/clearing out the Clintonistas and replacing them with their own operatives?

    Or is it just a classic leftist witch-hunt that quickly bursts through the limits its initiators intended, and swells into a wave driven by emotion, hysteria, score-settling, ambition, etc.?

    , @Rod1963
    No doubt it's certainly resembling a purge - of mostly white guys with a smattering of Jews once you exclude the Hollywood crowd.

    BTW Steve Edwards on Good Day LA has just been fired.

    Larry King is also being accused.

    Now ask yourself "who isn't being accused"?

    The Silicon Valley elite

    Wall Street bankers.

    Bill Clinton - there was some perfunctory finger pointing but it stopped quite soon after it started.

    Jeffrey Epstein who owns pervert Island who runs a brothel of under age girls for the elites of Hollywood and D.C.
    , @bomag
    Instead of a deep, multiple bank shot conspiracy, I've found it more useful to view these things as a few simple iterated rules.

    The Dems encouraged sexual harassment prosecution to help bring down Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes.

    Now that that gate has been opened, it is spreading to unintended targets.
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  27. @J.Ross
    But Robert Siegel, Steve Inskeep and Brook Gladstone get to continue their borrible careers? Ashbrook was actually almost journalistic. If they come for Ira Glass, the only NPR regular with an accidental resemblance to objectivity, you know it's just like what happened under Stalin: the incompetant taking advantage of the new rules of evidence to eliminate the competant.

    The thought of pervocaust innuendoes suddenly emerging against Ira Glass, pajama-boy avant la lettre, is so quirkily gross and faintly parodical it could be an installment of his show

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Ira Glass has done several segments that are, excuse the term, unintentionally "red pilled," by virtue of the time invested. One of the keys of the leftoid worldview is to stay inside you own head: no facts, no going outside the centers of major cities, no dwaddling on your way to the next thing. So you'll have TAL presenters trying to reign things in with the voice-over, but the overall story and actual tape will be /pol/-worthy. Like the one about a Chicago human-warehousing "rehab clinic" that was taking money from the government and receiving Puerto Ricans who chose that clinic because they thought it would be double as immigration. Or the one about New York cops getting pressured to make arrests and meet unstated quotas.
    Incidentally it is highly probable that Ira is vulnerable in this way because he had a long-drawn-out messy divorce characterized by wierd boundaries.
    Thank god the Car Talk guys died when they did.
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  28. @eD
    This is a purge,but I can't figure out who is doing the purge and why. And its mostly going on in the blue sphere.

    One possibility is that these people are being purged for not going all out on the IDpol. This is mixed in with people being pushed out of the way due to being too old and some genuine pervs, though Lizza obviously falls in neither of the latter category.

    The other possibility is that Trump or someone close to have has amassed a Nixon style enemies list and is working through it.

    I don't think its a purge of the Clintonites. Sanders and his supporters simply don't have that sort of power and there are accusations with Sanders themselves. The standard machine politics Donks have been more than willing to work with the Clintons and I son't see why that would change, and one of their guys (Conyers) is part of the target. I think Weinstein through everyone off because he is close to the Clintons, but that is probably an instance of them catching an actual witch.

    I agree; it’s still not clear at all.

    Is there enough of a rump Obama camp to be systematically taking revenge on/clearing out the Clintonistas and replacing them with their own operatives?

    Or is it just a classic leftist witch-hunt that quickly bursts through the limits its initiators intended, and swells into a wave driven by emotion, hysteria, score-settling, ambition, etc.?

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  29. But they’re Italian…they’re supposed to grope. I think they invented groping.

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  30. Reminds one of the Beatles song “She Said She Said” (final song on side 1 of Revolver).

    Final couplet

    “I said, even though you know what you know
    I know that I’m ready to leave
    ’cause you’re making me feel like
    I’ve never been born.”

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  31. @Alden
    CAn't remember her name, but about 12 years ago there was a woman General, a General who complained about sex harassment after she became a General.

    She claimed that when she was a Lieutenant or Captain enlisted men would greet her with, “Good Morning, Mom !” rather than “Good Morning, Ma’am!”

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  32. Gwyneth Paltrow is good friends with Batali. Is she going to come out now and say she knew all along, like she did with Weinstein?

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    Gwyneth Paltrow is good friends with Batali. Is she going to come out now and say she knew all along, like she did with Weinstein?
     
    I think Gwyneth may have been part of the problem overall. Eventually a few women are going to have to go down, maybe an enabler or fixer somewhere escorting girls to Harvey's room.
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  33. @Steve Johnson
    A girl I knew in the 90s who worked as a chef in one of his restaurants had some stories about Mario Batali along those lines.

    As a side note the hospitality industry is known for being a very sexually charged business.

    What the restaurant industry (particularly back-of-house) has in common with TV news/punditry and Hollywood is that there’s a tiny handful at the top making millions and lots of poorly paid strivers at the bottom. Also, it’s a non-office environment, like Charlie Rose’s house or Harvey Weinstein’s hotel suites. So far, no similar complaints coming out of Goldman Sachs or IBM, IIRC.

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    As ex-chef Tony Bourdain, a self-admitted junkie and kitchen groper, wrote in Kitchen Confidential 20 years ago, the restaurant industry is made up of many damaged and marginal people who can't function in a 9-5 environment. My experience as a 15-year regular at a chef/owner friend's place showed that the alcohol and drug use led to a lot of back-room schtupping.

    I can also report that a pallet of 50-pound bags of pasta flour is a fairly comfortable spot to have said relations.
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  35. @Anonymous
    They died for a noble cause:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/12/11/trump-sexual-harassment-accusers-unite-press-conference-interview-megyn/


    Women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment will hold a press conference to demand a Congressional investigation, according to CBS news.

    The press conference will be held by Brave New Films, a documentary company. Beforehand, three of the women will also appear on Megyn Kelly Today.
     

    And so Phase Two begins.

    I’ve suspected that the ultimate target of this campaign was Trump.

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    That makes sense, but we already knew this stuff before the election and clearly didn't care all that much.
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  36. @songbird
    One of the guys I went to public school with had a father who was in state politics. I had a teacher in high school who was an old guy and about to retire. One day, decades ago, he said he was hosting a boy scouts at his house and this guy (who was then a scout) was really staring at his wife's chest.

    Years later the scandals started to become public. The police knew and covered it up for a few years. At least one call to a local motel. Anyway, what was so funny was he was quoted in the local paper as blaming it on his "Italian blood." There were two local papers, and this was the new,upstart one. Just about a year old.

    Your comment is incomprehensible. If you think it’s worthwhile, please forego the pronouns.

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    Pronouns without antecedents are far more than matters for niggling grammarians; they truly do make this kind of writing gibberish to induce a headache.

    I think he means to say the politician visited the teacher's home whilst the politician was yet a lad in the scouts, during which visit the (future) politician ogled the bosom of the teacher's wife. Later, the (now adult) politician was a serial masher, and ultimately was caught out for it to great scandal. The politician, ethnically Italian, blamed his heritage for his lechery.

    It's a pity no one pays people to work as editors anymore, or I should have a nice racket on the side by now....
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  37. @unit472
    National Predator Radio lost another one too. Tom Ashbrook, host of "On Point' was fingered by a bunch of NPR hags and guests on his show as a sexual predator.

    I heard about Tom today. Insanity. Ashbrook is one of the few NPR hosts that makes some attempt at balance, and giving a voice to non-elite whites. Yes, it’s obvious he hates Trump, but he still tries. The left really is eating its own.

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  38. He wouldn’t have this problem if he looked like Bobby Flay.

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  39. @Dave Pinsen
    Gwyneth Paltrow is good friends with Batali. Is she going to come out now and say she knew all along, like she did with Weinstein?

    Gwyneth Paltrow is good friends with Batali. Is she going to come out now and say she knew all along, like she did with Weinstein?

    I think Gwyneth may have been part of the problem overall. Eventually a few women are going to have to go down, maybe an enabler or fixer somewhere escorting girls to Harvey’s room.

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  40. You know, when you mentioned the aggressive Jews and blacks going down, I thought to myself “it’s strange we haven’t seen any Italians yet”. That didn’t take long.

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  41. @MBlanc46
    I’ve suspected that the ultimate target of this campaign was Trump.

    That makes sense, but we already knew this stuff before the election and clearly didn’t care all that much.

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    But now it may be an impeachment or forced resignation campaign, which is a corporate media/Beltway thing, not a national election.
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  42. @Anonymous
    The thought of pervocaust innuendoes suddenly emerging against Ira Glass, pajama-boy avant la lettre, is so quirkily gross and faintly parodical it could be an installment of his show

    Ira Glass has done several segments that are, excuse the term, unintentionally “red pilled,” by virtue of the time invested. One of the keys of the leftoid worldview is to stay inside you own head: no facts, no going outside the centers of major cities, no dwaddling on your way to the next thing. So you’ll have TAL presenters trying to reign things in with the voice-over, but the overall story and actual tape will be /pol/-worthy. Like the one about a Chicago human-warehousing “rehab clinic” that was taking money from the government and receiving Puerto Ricans who chose that clinic because they thought it would be double as immigration. Or the one about New York cops getting pressured to make arrests and meet unstated quotas.
    Incidentally it is highly probable that Ira is vulnerable in this way because he had a long-drawn-out messy divorce characterized by wierd boundaries.
    Thank god the Car Talk guys died when they did.

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    I still remember This American Life interviewing a female-to-male transsexual who reported that after absorbing a sufficient dose of testosterone, they were finally able to solve physics problems. Ira Glass then speculated on air about whether he would get in trouble for this.
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  43. Across the pond the BBC is not only claiming UK women suffer mass sexual harassment, but one in five men also suffer harassment. Must be those small UK offices:

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  44. @Luke Lea
    Reading the link about Obama's working habits (he was a night person, most executives are morning people Steve points out), I remember an early interview with Trump (back in the 1980's) in which the reporter revealed that Trump didn't go in for three martini lunches as was widely the custom. Trump's take on it was that gave him an edge over his competition because he could put in so many more hours. I've read that Napoleon was like that too (went to bed at 8 o'clock, got up at midnight). Neither a morning nor a night person be. Be both—if you've got the constitution for it and no bad habits.

    Meanwhile it would be nice to hear more about what Trump's work habits are really like. Are there no decision memos?

    Napoleon…went to bed at 8 o’clock, got up at midnight

    Depending on what time the Sun rose and set, 8 o’clock may have meant just as evening dusk fades to black. So really most people would be going to bed around that time in the pre-electricity era. The surprising thing is, if true, he made a habit of getting up four hours later in pitch-black conditions. Presumably he had no ‘alarm’ and just naturally rose at that time?

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    Presumably he had no ‘alarm’ and just naturally rose at that time?
     
    Just more evidence that Bonaparte was a vampire.
    , @BB753
    Prostate alarm?
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  45. @eD
    This is a purge,but I can't figure out who is doing the purge and why. And its mostly going on in the blue sphere.

    One possibility is that these people are being purged for not going all out on the IDpol. This is mixed in with people being pushed out of the way due to being too old and some genuine pervs, though Lizza obviously falls in neither of the latter category.

    The other possibility is that Trump or someone close to have has amassed a Nixon style enemies list and is working through it.

    I don't think its a purge of the Clintonites. Sanders and his supporters simply don't have that sort of power and there are accusations with Sanders themselves. The standard machine politics Donks have been more than willing to work with the Clintons and I son't see why that would change, and one of their guys (Conyers) is part of the target. I think Weinstein through everyone off because he is close to the Clintons, but that is probably an instance of them catching an actual witch.

    No doubt it’s certainly resembling a purge – of mostly white guys with a smattering of Jews once you exclude the Hollywood crowd.

    BTW Steve Edwards on Good Day LA has just been fired.

    Larry King is also being accused.

    Now ask yourself “who isn’t being accused”?

    The Silicon Valley elite

    Wall Street bankers.

    Bill Clinton – there was some perfunctory finger pointing but it stopped quite soon after it started.

    Jeffrey Epstein who owns pervert Island who runs a brothel of under age girls for the elites of Hollywood and D.C.

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    Now ask yourself who isn’t being accused?
     
    Nobel prize winning scientists, (Feynman?), Fields medalists, university presidents, university professors?
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  46. @Harry Baldwin
    Ryan Lizza has done some good reporting. You have to ignore the obligatory boilerplate pc jargon, but I've found some of his articles quite informative.

    Lizza is witty and funny. I enjoy his articles.

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  47. Wow! They went after Batali before Bobby Flay? How long before they turn on Emeril? Bam!

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  48. @Charles Pewitt
    It all leads back to HARVEY WEINSTEIN.

    Gwyneth Paltrow was TV pals with Batali. Batali is accused of "groping" gals. Weinstein is accused of criminal sex attacks and organized intimidation schemes to silence victims.

    Paltrow's mother writes op-ed in NY Times defending her daughter while distaff Irish columnist says Shirley Temple and her mother were early victims of Harvey Weinstein-type sicko Hollywood.

    https://twitter.com/Thomas1774Paine/status/939001605554192384

    When all this started, I seem to recall Steve discreetly pointing at Harvey’s brother and coworker Bob.

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  49. And now they have come for the sexually harassing lesbians, too

    Former ‘The Voice’ star Melanie Martinez is speaking out for a second time to deny allegations of [lesbian] rape from her former friend, [a woman named] Timothy Heller, half of the music band ‘Dresses’

    Tho a complicating factor here is that the harassment-complaining woman is named [sic] ‘Timothy’ – no gender change involved I think, but I didn’t really care to investigate that issue …

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  50. He may never have groped me, but I’ll nonetheless say some nice things about Mario Batali.

    –His amped-up Italianate cooking is really very good and has stood the test of time. I had lunch at Lupa in NYC the weekend before last with my wife and children–a place where I used to have long, long lunches as a newly re-minted bachelor on my return to the US when it was just opened maybe 18 years ago–and it was bizarrely as good as ever. I know he only has a minority ownership interest in it now and looks into the kitchen like once every six months, but the menu and general approach have remained very consistent, so hats off.

    –He made what for me was the most actually instructive cooking show ever created, Molto Mario, in the early 2000′s. In it he harps on a few basic tricks (if “basic tricks” are even possible, but I think in cooking they are) over and over, and if you’re paying even slight attention, they rub off on you after a while: the importance of introducing for example the same herb at several stages in the process in order to deepen flavor, the crucial matter of when to add or not add salt, et cetera. He made me much better in the kitchen, and he didn’t even have to molest me to do it.

    –My Palermitan girlfriend back then was rightly appalled at his appearance, but after I made her watch his show a few times, she came around and became a really big fan. As far as I know, he didn’t molest her either.

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  51. I think this is going too far. The Swedish press and all government, media, financial, academic, unions, political parties and NGO:s has decided that there is an open hunt for men. If you get accused you are fired. Most of the people that are fired are famous people but what is worrying is that it is enough to be accused to lose your job. MSM and the activists have shifted from celebrities, politicians and journalists to everybody. It is truly a witch-hunt. These public people have lost their jobs the last month.

    Politics
    (1)Urban Ahlin, MP (1994-present) for the Social Democrats and incumbent Speaker of the House (2014-present). He was recently accused sexual harassments taken place back in 2008. Media wrote about in 2010. A few days ago several more women stepped forward telling the press that he had sexual harassed them. Most of these women are according to high-ranked officials in the party members of a group that have wanted him gone for years. As for now Ahlin has the support of the party. He will not run for parliament in 2018 but he will stay in parliament. He had not been accused for any crime.

    (2) Roger Mogert, city commissioner in Stockholm for the Social Democrats. He resigned after being accused for “harassments” by female members of his party. Apparently, this took place a few years ago. He had not been accused for any crime.

    (3) Lars Ohly, MP (1998-2014) and chairman of the Left Party (2004-2012). Currently, he is the chairman for a non-profit. He was reported to the police for sexual harassments. He had sent a text message of sexual nature. This took place years ago. The police dropped the case even before it reached the prosecutor’s office. Still, he was fired from his position at the non-profit and ejected from his party.

    (4) Linus Bylund, MP for the Swedish Democrats since 2014 and former chief of staff (2010-2014). A fellow MP from his party reported him to the police for rape that had taken place in her office. He was one of the first people accused by a woman in the Swedish Metoo campaigns and left-leaning TV4 ran an entire TV-show taking the side of his accuser. Police immediately dropped the case and is not yet decided if he will return to politics.

    (5) Pavel Gamov, Russian born MP for the Swedish Democrats since 2014. He was invited by the Russian government. He got drunk and was rude to the hotel staff and apparently a woman, media and his staff. He left the Swedish Democrats shortly after although he has said he will continue serve as an independent in parliament. He had not been accused for any crime.

    (6) Anonymous young parliamentary aid for the Swedish Democrats. He had sex with a girl he dated and she later accused him for rape months after they stopped dating. What have happened with this case undecided but there is little reason to believe that this will lead to a trial.

    (7) Anonymous parliamentary aid for the Centre Party. He was accused for sexual harassments by female co-workers and was fired a few days later. He has not been accused for any crimes.

    Celebrities
    (1) Martin Timell, high-profile TV-host. He is one of few bible-believers and conservatives that been allowed to make a career on television. He has been hosting TV-shows since the mid 80s. He was fired from TV4 after several famous women accused him from everything from being rude to rape. The prosecutor dismissed any wrongdoing.

    (2) Ingvar Oldsberg, aging high-profile TV-host at various channels since the late 1960s. He was fired from TV4 because he had said (of non-sexual nature) demeaning comments to a woman.

    (3) Lars Kroner, beloved high-profile TV-host for Public Service game shows. Accused for sexual harassments by a female co-worker for sending her a few sexually loaded text messages. He was fired from Public Service and freed from any wrongdoing by the prosecutor.

    (4) Soran Ismail, high-profile Kurdish stand-up comedian with strong liberal opinions. He held several large TV-contracts. He lost his contracts after two women accused him for rape and another one for sexual harassments. These should have taken place a few years ago. The charges are so serious that police have looked deep into this case.

    (6) Charlotte Bromé, high-profile lesbian LGBT-activist and long-time TV/Radio-host at Public Service. Her co-workers accused her for sexual harassments. She was fired a few days later. Shortly after she was fired a few of her co-workers regretted what they had said about her.

    (7) Patrick Grimlund, TV-host on the TV3channel. He was fired after being accused for sexual harassments by an anonymous woman that had previously worked on the set. All charges has been dropped.

    Journalists
    (1) Fredrik Virtanen, leftist high-profile senior columnist, commentator and editorial writer for the tabloid Aftonbladet. He worked for the publication since 1994. He is married to a famous left-wing Swedish author. He was accused by a celebrity gossip blogger and TV-host for rape back in 2006. She reported him to the police in 2011 and the prosecutor dropped the case. Shortly after the information were realised an anonymous woman accused him for rape that took place in 2002 when she was 19 years old. In 2007 he had been contacted a 14 year old girl. He did not know her age. He jokingly asked her for sex over Facebook and in return he would set her up for internship. His employer had known about these cases for years but had done nothing. Virtanen was later fired. Key left-wing academics, journalists and activists have come out in his defence.

    (2) Ehsan Fadakar, left-wing Iranian journalist that were recruited to a high-profile executive job at Aftonbladet in 2013. He had previously worked in different roles at a major online youth publication. He was accused by a former co-worker for sexually harassments that had taken place in 2015. No charges were filled but he lost his job.

    (3) Oisín Cantwell, left-wing senior columnist since mid 1990s at Aftonbladet. He previous worked for Public Service and liberal-leaning publications. He is accused for everything from rape to sexual harassments by several female co-workers and anonymous women. Police seem to have dropped all charges against him. Aftonbladet is currently discussing if he can continue working for the publication.

    (4) Staffan Erfors, centre-right journalist and CEO of liberal free daily Metro. He was fired after co-workers accused him for sexual harassments. Police cleared him from any wrongdoing. His brother, left-liberal journalist Eric Erfors was fired from liberal tabloid Expressen in 2016 after a he sentence to a month in prison for severe drunk driving, trespassing and for hitting a police officer when arrested.

    (5) Anonymous sports journalists at Public Service was accused for sexual harassments by female co-workers and was fired. The police have apparently dropped all charges.

    (6) Anonymous executive at Public Service was fired after he was accused by a few women for sexual harassments. All charges were dropped but he lost his job.

    Film, literature and culture
    (1) Jean Claude Arnault, French born retired far-left director, writer, editor and photographer married to a member of the Swedish Academy. Was ejected from the cultural elite after he was accused by several women for sexual harassments that took place many years ago. The police currently look into his case.

    (2) Happily married Ulf Malmros, a left-wing director and screen writer were accused by an unnamed woman for rape. They had apparently met her on a party a few years ago and shortly spoken to each other. He has reported her to the police for “slander”. Police will drop the case.

    (3) Benny Fredrikson, left-wing director and CEO of municipal owned Stockholm Theatre. Was accused for sexual harassments and fired a few days later. Police have found no evidence of any crime.

    (4) Orjan Rahmberg (born 1948), actor, was fired from Royal Dramatic Theatre for sexual harassments and rape that took place many years ago.

    Others

    (1) CEO for major technology corporation fired for sexual harassments. No charges filled.
    (2) CEO for major record company fired for sexual harassments. No charges filled.
    (3) Celebrity lawyer for a major law firm left voluntarily after being accused for “harassments”. No Charges filled

    (4) Department head for the Swedish Unemployment Agency fired for sexual harassments. No charges filled

    (5) A Municipal civil servant was fired after being accused for rape by a former co-worker. Polis dropped all charges.

    People who were fired for speaking against MeToo

    (1) Alexander Bard, bisexual libertarian musician, economist and TV-host lost one of his contracts and an entrepreneur award after he argued that the media and activists behind “Metoo” went too far accusing innocent men for crimes they may not committed.

    (2) Stefan Heimersson, liberal columnist at Aftonbladet since 1970. He called the Metoo-campaign for a witch-hunt and likened it with the Moscow trials in an interview. He also wrote a column about it (it apparently passed). A few days later he was fired from his job by the fairly new female editor-in chief. In 2016 tweed-conservative Johan Hakelius was fired from Aftonbladet by her after he wrote column slightly critical of organized gypsy begging. In 2009 socialist editor Charlotte Groning were fired from Aftonbladet after she allowed conservative views on globalization and immigration to be discussed in the newspaper.

    (3) Erik Horstadius, a libertarian freelance writer and commentator was reprimanded by his employer for saying that Metoo went too far on a column and later on TV and radio.

    (4) Social media profile Bente Schramm lost her contract with a clothing company after being critical of Metoo for going too far. The clothing company also noted they cut her contract because had previously defended Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg after he used the J and N-word in one of his videos.

    ………………..

    This will soon turn into a total mess when regularly people start to be accused for sexual harassments.

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    That is quite a list. Thanks very much for compiling it.

    MeToo is definitely spreading. Even here in Hong Kong it's starting to have some effect.

    First came a story from a local track athlete who has accused one of her coaches of molesting her when she was 13: LINK

    Now today there's an actual Harvey Weinstein link. Bey Logan, a British martial arts aficionado and former Asia VP for the Weinstein Company, has been accused of following his boss's lead in dealing with female talent: LINK
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  52. Sara Moulton complained to Julia Child about the men who chased and pinched her whenever she went to the basement. Julia replied, Of course dear. They’re French.

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  53. @unit472
    National Predator Radio lost another one too. Tom Ashbrook, host of "On Point' was fingered by a bunch of NPR hags and guests on his show as a sexual predator.

    If he was fingered by a bunch of NPR hags wouldn’t that make him the victim?

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  54. @Rod1963
    No doubt it's certainly resembling a purge - of mostly white guys with a smattering of Jews once you exclude the Hollywood crowd.

    BTW Steve Edwards on Good Day LA has just been fired.

    Larry King is also being accused.

    Now ask yourself "who isn't being accused"?

    The Silicon Valley elite

    Wall Street bankers.

    Bill Clinton - there was some perfunctory finger pointing but it stopped quite soon after it started.

    Jeffrey Epstein who owns pervert Island who runs a brothel of under age girls for the elites of Hollywood and D.C.

    Now ask yourself who isn’t being accused?

    Nobel prize winning scientists, (Feynman?), Fields medalists, university presidents, university professors?

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    Some guy lost a gig as a blogger for Scientific American a few years ago for defending Feynman's sex life.

    This is the only Feynman statue I can find. Hopefully, Caltech will put up some resistance when the come to tear it down.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGwSXV6U8AAmHnq.jpg:large

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    Now ask yourself who isn’t being accused?
     
    Nobel prize winning scientists, (Feynman?), Fields medalists, university presidents, university professors?

    Some guy lost a gig as a blogger for Scientific American a few years ago for defending Feynman’s sex life.

    This is the only Feynman statue I can find. Hopefully, Caltech will put up some resistance when the come to tear it down.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGwSXV6U8AAmHnq.jpg:large

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  56. @Steve Johnson
    A girl I knew in the 90s who worked as a chef in one of his restaurants had some stories about Mario Batali along those lines.

    As a side note the hospitality industry is known for being a very sexually charged business.

    The average restaurant storage area gets more action than any No-Tell Motel.

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  57. @Dave Pinsen
    What the restaurant industry (particularly back-of-house) has in common with TV news/punditry and Hollywood is that there's a tiny handful at the top making millions and lots of poorly paid strivers at the bottom. Also, it's a non-office environment, like Charlie Rose's house or Harvey Weinstein's hotel suites. So far, no similar complaints coming out of Goldman Sachs or IBM, IIRC.

    As ex-chef Tony Bourdain, a self-admitted junkie and kitchen groper, wrote in Kitchen Confidential 20 years ago, the restaurant industry is made up of many damaged and marginal people who can’t function in a 9-5 environment. My experience as a 15-year regular at a chef/owner friend’s place showed that the alcohol and drug use led to a lot of back-room schtupping.

    I can also report that a pallet of 50-pound bags of pasta flour is a fairly comfortable spot to have said relations.

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    It's called "kneading the dough."
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  58. @eD
    This is a purge,but I can't figure out who is doing the purge and why. And its mostly going on in the blue sphere.

    One possibility is that these people are being purged for not going all out on the IDpol. This is mixed in with people being pushed out of the way due to being too old and some genuine pervs, though Lizza obviously falls in neither of the latter category.

    The other possibility is that Trump or someone close to have has amassed a Nixon style enemies list and is working through it.

    I don't think its a purge of the Clintonites. Sanders and his supporters simply don't have that sort of power and there are accusations with Sanders themselves. The standard machine politics Donks have been more than willing to work with the Clintons and I son't see why that would change, and one of their guys (Conyers) is part of the target. I think Weinstein through everyone off because he is close to the Clintons, but that is probably an instance of them catching an actual witch.

    Instead of a deep, multiple bank shot conspiracy, I’ve found it more useful to view these things as a few simple iterated rules.

    The Dems encouraged sexual harassment prosecution to help bring down Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.

    Now that that gate has been opened, it is spreading to unintended targets.

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    The Dems encouraged sexual harassment prosecution to help bring down Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.

    Now that that gate has been opened, it is spreading to unintended targets.
     
    Turning into a sort of ice-nine situation.
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  59. @J.Ross
    Ira Glass has done several segments that are, excuse the term, unintentionally "red pilled," by virtue of the time invested. One of the keys of the leftoid worldview is to stay inside you own head: no facts, no going outside the centers of major cities, no dwaddling on your way to the next thing. So you'll have TAL presenters trying to reign things in with the voice-over, but the overall story and actual tape will be /pol/-worthy. Like the one about a Chicago human-warehousing "rehab clinic" that was taking money from the government and receiving Puerto Ricans who chose that clinic because they thought it would be double as immigration. Or the one about New York cops getting pressured to make arrests and meet unstated quotas.
    Incidentally it is highly probable that Ira is vulnerable in this way because he had a long-drawn-out messy divorce characterized by wierd boundaries.
    Thank god the Car Talk guys died when they did.

    I still remember This American Life interviewing a female-to-male transsexual who reported that after absorbing a sufficient dose of testosterone, they were finally able to solve physics problems. Ira Glass then speculated on air about whether he would get in trouble for this.

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  60. @Spotted Toad
    Batali is an unattractive but rich and famous guy. A friend who wanted to be a professional chef in the early 2000s took him as her model, for his recipes as well as attitude.

    I remember seeing him comment on a fellow celebrity chef- “a beautiful girl with a great rack, who makes Italian food the way your mother used to,” which makes me unsurprised that he’s the next target.

    I watched one of those cooking shows where they go to restaurants around the world and imitate the local dishes. Batali was in one with Emeril Lagasse and he was just classless. Steady filthy language made me dislike him intensely. Lagasse came off as a gentleman.

    BTW, why do people use the F-word so much? It makes them sound stupid and coarse. I also think it likely correlates well with being a sexual predator.

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    BTW, why do people use the F-word so much? It makes them sound stupid and coarse. I also think it likely correlates well with being a sexual predator.
     
    This is on its way out, part and parcel of current Awakening and ditching (finally!) of all the vulgarity and coarseness of the Sixties.
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  61. @bomag
    Instead of a deep, multiple bank shot conspiracy, I've found it more useful to view these things as a few simple iterated rules.

    The Dems encouraged sexual harassment prosecution to help bring down Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes.

    Now that that gate has been opened, it is spreading to unintended targets.

    The Dems encouraged sexual harassment prosecution to help bring down Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.

    Now that that gate has been opened, it is spreading to unintended targets.

    Turning into a sort of ice-nine situation.

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    Nice. The Femquisition gets a soundtrack.

    (Schlocky of me, sure, but there aren't many videos one can post about this topic on a tasteful blog like Steve's, (mostly) safe for the whole family.)
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  62. @stillCARealist
    I watched one of those cooking shows where they go to restaurants around the world and imitate the local dishes. Batali was in one with Emeril Lagasse and he was just classless. Steady filthy language made me dislike him intensely. Lagasse came off as a gentleman.

    BTW, why do people use the F-word so much? It makes them sound stupid and coarse. I also think it likely correlates well with being a sexual predator.

    BTW, why do people use the F-word so much? It makes them sound stupid and coarse. I also think it likely correlates well with being a sexual predator.

    This is on its way out, part and parcel of current Awakening and ditching (finally!) of all the vulgarity and coarseness of the Sixties.

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  63. Big rollout of the Trump Victims on CBS News tonight. Trump should resign like all these other guys! – very subtle (not).

    Resign like what other guys? The vast majority have been forced out. I can’t think of any, off the top of my head, who resigned.

    The impeachment process is how Presidents get forced out. Good luck with that, Dems.

    The thought of pervocaust innuendoes suddenly emerging against Ira Glass, pajama-boy avant la lettre, is so quirkily gross and faintly parodical it could be an installment of his show

    For some reason you reminded me of Eichenwald, the tentacle guy. How does he still have a job?

    the restaurant industry is made up of many damaged and marginal people who can’t function in a 9-5 environment

    If you peek into a kitchen, all the white guys are covered in tattoos, have green mohawks, crap stuck in their faces, etc.

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  65. @Brutusale
    As ex-chef Tony Bourdain, a self-admitted junkie and kitchen groper, wrote in Kitchen Confidential 20 years ago, the restaurant industry is made up of many damaged and marginal people who can't function in a 9-5 environment. My experience as a 15-year regular at a chef/owner friend's place showed that the alcohol and drug use led to a lot of back-room schtupping.

    I can also report that a pallet of 50-pound bags of pasta flour is a fairly comfortable spot to have said relations.

    It’s called “kneading the dough.”

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    "Larry King 'Flatly and Unequivocally Denies' Groping Eddie Fisher's Ex-Wife Terry Richard"

    How old are these people? Eddie Fisher? Was he married to Elizabeth Taylor in the early 1960s?

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  67. @Mike Zwick
    Then they came for the Kings https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/larry-king-apos-flatly-unequivocally-034742599.html

    “Larry King ‘Flatly and Unequivocally Denies’ Groping Eddie Fisher’s Ex-Wife Terry Richard”

    How old are these people? Eddie Fisher? Was he married to Elizabeth Taylor in the early 1960s?

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    Larry King is 111 years old but thanks to the effects of Botox and cosmetic surgery he doesn't look a day over 90.

    Remember that there is no statute of limitations on pussy grabbing. It doesn't make a bit of difference if your crime occurred yesterday or 40 years ago. Once a pussy grabber, always a pussy grabber.
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  68. @Steve Sailer
    "Larry King 'Flatly and Unequivocally Denies' Groping Eddie Fisher's Ex-Wife Terry Richard"

    How old are these people? Eddie Fisher? Was he married to Elizabeth Taylor in the early 1960s?

    Larry King is 111 years old but thanks to the effects of Botox and cosmetic surgery he doesn’t look a day over 90.

    Remember that there is no statute of limitations on pussy grabbing. It doesn’t make a bit of difference if your crime occurred yesterday or 40 years ago. Once a pussy grabber, always a pussy grabber.

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  69. @Jack D
    Trump's brother died of alcoholism so Trump is a teetotaler.

    *diet cocacolaler

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  70. @Anonymous
    They died for a noble cause:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/12/11/trump-sexual-harassment-accusers-unite-press-conference-interview-megyn/


    Women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment will hold a press conference to demand a Congressional investigation, according to CBS news.

    The press conference will be held by Brave New Films, a documentary company. Beforehand, three of the women will also appear on Megyn Kelly Today.
     

    And so Phase Two begins.

    Accusing DJT was always the end goal…but do they seriously think they’re going to gain voters with this tactic?

    The gals I know who voted for DJT are disgusted by women who go into infotainment for a living anyway–attention whores at the very least.

    Can best sum up their views as, “So, you waited till now to complain…but drew paychecks in the meantime?” Or as GB Shaw put it, “We know what you are, madam, we’re just trying to nail down the price.”

    See, some of these Deplorable gals had early in life views of doing that work, found out what it involved, and found something else to do. That was without being particularly harassed themselves…or handling it like alpha women. But what they saw most keenly was how other women dealt in the realm of sex as power. I.e., the competition between women in infotainment/media to out-slut (or out-slut-shame) each other and career climb by sucking up to alpha (or the nearby temporary reasonable facsimile/rung-on-the-ladder).

    So really this tactic is just doubling down on Woman As Victim/Man As Oppressor.

    More to the point psychosexually: no longer does she want you to Hear Her Roar–but whimper and mew.

    Need I remind anyone that it’s been the Dems for the past 20 years who’ve been wholesale throwing women under the bus in the pursuit of melanin worship, open borders, and the Coalition of the Fringes?

    Which is why I don’t care if the male degenerates end up under the bus…and the innocents better learn to open a can of T like Popeye and chug it. There’s a ton of aging harpies realizing that their choices have led to Cat Lady Hell, and they are fur-ious that no man stepped in to save them from themselves.

    Also they didn’t manage to completely destroy every woman who didn’t need to be saved from herself and got a husband/kids, and so they are tormented to see those women happy…but that’s another story. This is a huge psychological unraveling. As with all forms of female hysteria, it can be managed by the skilled.

    PS–forgive my corpus callosum, host, which for weeks now keeps flashcarding the term

    faux-alition of the cringes

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  71. Another chef behaving badly. Actually a New York City restaurateur.
    Famed restaurateur allegedly has ‘rape room’ in trendy NYC eatery

    https://nypost.com/2017/12/12/famed-restaurateur-ken-friedman-accused-of-sexual-harassment/

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  72. In re the political orthodoxy of sexual harassment allegations, for years I have put it this way: She said; he’s dead.

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  74. @Hail

    Napoleon...went to bed at 8 o’clock, got up at midnight
     
    Depending on what time the Sun rose and set, 8 o'clock may have meant just as evening dusk fades to black. So really most people would be going to bed around that time in the pre-electricity era. The surprising thing is, if true, he made a habit of getting up four hours later in pitch-black conditions. Presumably he had no 'alarm' and just naturally rose at that time?

    Presumably he had no ‘alarm’ and just naturally rose at that time?

    Just more evidence that Bonaparte was a vampire.

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  75. @Hail

    Napoleon...went to bed at 8 o’clock, got up at midnight
     
    Depending on what time the Sun rose and set, 8 o'clock may have meant just as evening dusk fades to black. So really most people would be going to bed around that time in the pre-electricity era. The surprising thing is, if true, he made a habit of getting up four hours later in pitch-black conditions. Presumably he had no 'alarm' and just naturally rose at that time?

    Prostate alarm?

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  76. The exception to “She Said” is if the woman’s given name starts with a silent J.

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  77. BTW, why do people use the F-word so much? It makes them sound stupid and coarse. I also think it likely correlates well with being a sexual predator.

    Remember, chefs spend their entire evenings with their hands immersed in wet meat. Except when they go out by the trash bins to smoke.

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  78. @Anonymous
    They died for a noble cause:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/12/11/trump-sexual-harassment-accusers-unite-press-conference-interview-megyn/


    Women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment will hold a press conference to demand a Congressional investigation, according to CBS news.

    The press conference will be held by Brave New Films, a documentary company. Beforehand, three of the women will also appear on Megyn Kelly Today.
     

    And so Phase Two begins.

    For some reason it reminds me of the Hegellian dialectic. I sure hope the new thesis isn’t what they hope it is.

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  79. @anonguy

    The Dems encouraged sexual harassment prosecution to help bring down Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.

    Now that that gate has been opened, it is spreading to unintended targets.
     
    Turning into a sort of ice-nine situation.

    Nice. The Femquisition gets a soundtrack.

    (Schlocky of me, sure, but there aren’t many videos one can post about this topic on a tasteful blog like Steve’s, (mostly) safe for the whole family.)

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  80. @anony-mouse
    Should Steve go on the Tiger Beat?

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/12/11/ex-model-accuses-david-cassidy-groping-her-in-1985.html

    Samantha “Touch Me; Touch Me Now! (I Want Your Body)” Fox is bellyaching about being sexually objectified?! How droll.

    Surely we have at long last reached peak Onionification.

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  81. @anonymous
    Your comment is incomprehensible. If you think it's worthwhile, please forego the pronouns.

    Pronouns without antecedents are far more than matters for niggling grammarians; they truly do make this kind of writing gibberish to induce a headache.

    I think he means to say the politician visited the teacher’s home whilst the politician was yet a lad in the scouts, during which visit the (future) politician ogled the bosom of the teacher’s wife. Later, the (now adult) politician was a serial masher, and ultimately was caught out for it to great scandal. The politician, ethnically Italian, blamed his heritage for his lechery.

    It’s a pity no one pays people to work as editors anymore, or I should have a nice racket on the side by now….

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  82. @Marty T
    That makes sense, but we already knew this stuff before the election and clearly didn't care all that much.

    But now it may be an impeachment or forced resignation campaign, which is a corporate media/Beltway thing, not a national election.

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  83. And now they’ve come for the Big Sports talking heads: LINK

    Those named include NFL Network commentators/former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans, plus Donovan McNabb, who’s now at ESPN, plus a producer who’s now working for Bill Simmons.

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  84. Compare the environment now with that of 10 years ago.

    I knew about this story before it hit the news. My girlfriend worked at Pizzaria Regina while she was in nursing school, and all the women on the staff were harassed by this piece of shit. They were sued, paid out a undisclosed settlement to the waitresses, and transferred the guy to another restaurant!

    http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2006/05/15/spy-games/

    http://archive.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/07/29/unappetizing_behavior/

    As I said upthread, a business full of marginal and damaged people.

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  85. The typical life of a restaurant worker is a bacchanal interrupted by shift work. The behavior considered acceptable on the job in that world is an HR nightmare for most small companies. It doesn’t attract or retain the best and brightest, so none of these allegations surprise me. Someone with character and diligence and can quickly rise up through the ranks as long as they are able stomach a bottom-feeder environment. Most of their co-workers get by doing the absolute minimum, and that includes showing up.

    My nephew is interested in becoming a chef, but so far the Summers he’s spent working in both fine dining and family restaurants have him convinced he just needs to find the “right” place. I’ve assured he’s searching for a unicorn. If he dislikes working around lowlifes, the hospitality industry is a better fit. It attracts a noticeably higher caliber of people and has a more professional work environment.

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  86. @Yonathan Everman
    I think this is going too far. The Swedish press and all government, media, financial, academic, unions, political parties and NGO:s has decided that there is an open hunt for men. If you get accused you are fired. Most of the people that are fired are famous people but what is worrying is that it is enough to be accused to lose your job. MSM and the activists have shifted from celebrities, politicians and journalists to everybody. It is truly a witch-hunt. These public people have lost their jobs the last month.

    Politics
    (1)Urban Ahlin, MP (1994-present) for the Social Democrats and incumbent Speaker of the House (2014-present). He was recently accused sexual harassments taken place back in 2008. Media wrote about in 2010. A few days ago several more women stepped forward telling the press that he had sexual harassed them. Most of these women are according to high-ranked officials in the party members of a group that have wanted him gone for years. As for now Ahlin has the support of the party. He will not run for parliament in 2018 but he will stay in parliament. He had not been accused for any crime.

    (2) Roger Mogert, city commissioner in Stockholm for the Social Democrats. He resigned after being accused for “harassments” by female members of his party. Apparently, this took place a few years ago. He had not been accused for any crime.

    (3) Lars Ohly, MP (1998-2014) and chairman of the Left Party (2004-2012). Currently, he is the chairman for a non-profit. He was reported to the police for sexual harassments. He had sent a text message of sexual nature. This took place years ago. The police dropped the case even before it reached the prosecutor’s office. Still, he was fired from his position at the non-profit and ejected from his party.

    (4) Linus Bylund, MP for the Swedish Democrats since 2014 and former chief of staff (2010-2014). A fellow MP from his party reported him to the police for rape that had taken place in her office. He was one of the first people accused by a woman in the Swedish Metoo campaigns and left-leaning TV4 ran an entire TV-show taking the side of his accuser. Police immediately dropped the case and is not yet decided if he will return to politics.

    (5) Pavel Gamov, Russian born MP for the Swedish Democrats since 2014. He was invited by the Russian government. He got drunk and was rude to the hotel staff and apparently a woman, media and his staff. He left the Swedish Democrats shortly after although he has said he will continue serve as an independent in parliament. He had not been accused for any crime.

    (6) Anonymous young parliamentary aid for the Swedish Democrats. He had sex with a girl he dated and she later accused him for rape months after they stopped dating. What have happened with this case undecided but there is little reason to believe that this will lead to a trial.

    (7) Anonymous parliamentary aid for the Centre Party. He was accused for sexual harassments by female co-workers and was fired a few days later. He has not been accused for any crimes.

    Celebrities
    (1) Martin Timell, high-profile TV-host. He is one of few bible-believers and conservatives that been allowed to make a career on television. He has been hosting TV-shows since the mid 80s. He was fired from TV4 after several famous women accused him from everything from being rude to rape. The prosecutor dismissed any wrongdoing.

    (2) Ingvar Oldsberg, aging high-profile TV-host at various channels since the late 1960s. He was fired from TV4 because he had said (of non-sexual nature) demeaning comments to a woman.

    (3) Lars Kroner, beloved high-profile TV-host for Public Service game shows. Accused for sexual harassments by a female co-worker for sending her a few sexually loaded text messages. He was fired from Public Service and freed from any wrongdoing by the prosecutor.

    (4) Soran Ismail, high-profile Kurdish stand-up comedian with strong liberal opinions. He held several large TV-contracts. He lost his contracts after two women accused him for rape and another one for sexual harassments. These should have taken place a few years ago. The charges are so serious that police have looked deep into this case.

    (6) Charlotte Bromé, high-profile lesbian LGBT-activist and long-time TV/Radio-host at Public Service. Her co-workers accused her for sexual harassments. She was fired a few days later. Shortly after she was fired a few of her co-workers regretted what they had said about her.

    (7) Patrick Grimlund, TV-host on the TV3channel. He was fired after being accused for sexual harassments by an anonymous woman that had previously worked on the set. All charges has been dropped.

    Journalists
    (1) Fredrik Virtanen, leftist high-profile senior columnist, commentator and editorial writer for the tabloid Aftonbladet. He worked for the publication since 1994. He is married to a famous left-wing Swedish author. He was accused by a celebrity gossip blogger and TV-host for rape back in 2006. She reported him to the police in 2011 and the prosecutor dropped the case. Shortly after the information were realised an anonymous woman accused him for rape that took place in 2002 when she was 19 years old. In 2007 he had been contacted a 14 year old girl. He did not know her age. He jokingly asked her for sex over Facebook and in return he would set her up for internship. His employer had known about these cases for years but had done nothing. Virtanen was later fired. Key left-wing academics, journalists and activists have come out in his defence.

    (2) Ehsan Fadakar, left-wing Iranian journalist that were recruited to a high-profile executive job at Aftonbladet in 2013. He had previously worked in different roles at a major online youth publication. He was accused by a former co-worker for sexually harassments that had taken place in 2015. No charges were filled but he lost his job.

    (3) Oisín Cantwell, left-wing senior columnist since mid 1990s at Aftonbladet. He previous worked for Public Service and liberal-leaning publications. He is accused for everything from rape to sexual harassments by several female co-workers and anonymous women. Police seem to have dropped all charges against him. Aftonbladet is currently discussing if he can continue working for the publication.

    (4) Staffan Erfors, centre-right journalist and CEO of liberal free daily Metro. He was fired after co-workers accused him for sexual harassments. Police cleared him from any wrongdoing. His brother, left-liberal journalist Eric Erfors was fired from liberal tabloid Expressen in 2016 after a he sentence to a month in prison for severe drunk driving, trespassing and for hitting a police officer when arrested.

    (5) Anonymous sports journalists at Public Service was accused for sexual harassments by female co-workers and was fired. The police have apparently dropped all charges.

    (6) Anonymous executive at Public Service was fired after he was accused by a few women for sexual harassments. All charges were dropped but he lost his job.

    Film, literature and culture
    (1) Jean Claude Arnault, French born retired far-left director, writer, editor and photographer married to a member of the Swedish Academy. Was ejected from the cultural elite after he was accused by several women for sexual harassments that took place many years ago. The police currently look into his case.

    (2) Happily married Ulf Malmros, a left-wing director and screen writer were accused by an unnamed woman for rape. They had apparently met her on a party a few years ago and shortly spoken to each other. He has reported her to the police for “slander”. Police will drop the case.

    (3) Benny Fredrikson, left-wing director and CEO of municipal owned Stockholm Theatre. Was accused for sexual harassments and fired a few days later. Police have found no evidence of any crime.

    (4) Orjan Rahmberg (born 1948), actor, was fired from Royal Dramatic Theatre for sexual harassments and rape that took place many years ago.

    Others

    (1) CEO for major technology corporation fired for sexual harassments. No charges filled.
    (2) CEO for major record company fired for sexual harassments. No charges filled.
    (3) Celebrity lawyer for a major law firm left voluntarily after being accused for “harassments”. No Charges filled

    (4) Department head for the Swedish Unemployment Agency fired for sexual harassments. No charges filled

    (5) A Municipal civil servant was fired after being accused for rape by a former co-worker. Polis dropped all charges.

    People who were fired for speaking against MeToo

    (1) Alexander Bard, bisexual libertarian musician, economist and TV-host lost one of his contracts and an entrepreneur award after he argued that the media and activists behind “Metoo” went too far accusing innocent men for crimes they may not committed.

    (2) Stefan Heimersson, liberal columnist at Aftonbladet since 1970. He called the Metoo-campaign for a witch-hunt and likened it with the Moscow trials in an interview. He also wrote a column about it (it apparently passed). A few days later he was fired from his job by the fairly new female editor-in chief. In 2016 tweed-conservative Johan Hakelius was fired from Aftonbladet by her after he wrote column slightly critical of organized gypsy begging. In 2009 socialist editor Charlotte Groning were fired from Aftonbladet after she allowed conservative views on globalization and immigration to be discussed in the newspaper.

    (3) Erik Horstadius, a libertarian freelance writer and commentator was reprimanded by his employer for saying that Metoo went too far on a column and later on TV and radio.

    (4) Social media profile Bente Schramm lost her contract with a clothing company after being critical of Metoo for going too far. The clothing company also noted they cut her contract because had previously defended Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg after he used the J and N-word in one of his videos.

    ....................

    This will soon turn into a total mess when regularly people start to be accused for sexual harassments.

    That is quite a list. Thanks very much for compiling it.

    MeToo is definitely spreading. Even here in Hong Kong it’s starting to have some effect.

    First came a story from a local track athlete who has accused one of her coaches of molesting her when she was 13: LINK

    Now today there’s an actual Harvey Weinstein link. Bey Logan, a British martial arts aficionado and former Asia VP for the Weinstein Company, has been accused of following his boss’s lead in dealing with female talent: LINK

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  87. @BB753
    Prostate alarm?

    Why not go back to sleep, especially in the age when choices were candlelight or moonlight? Is this something he did daily throughout life, or just on campaign? What constituted ‘sleeping in’ for Napoleon?

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    Being a night person and someone who likes to sleep till late in the morning, I find energetic people who can go on with very little sleep day after day for all their lives very weird and unnatural. And I sort of envy them too.
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  88. @Hail
    Why not go back to sleep, especially in the age when choices were candlelight or moonlight? Is this something he did daily throughout life, or just on campaign? What constituted 'sleeping in' for Napoleon?

    Being a night person and someone who likes to sleep till late in the morning, I find energetic people who can go on with very little sleep day after day for all their lives very weird and unnatural. And I sort of envy them too.

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