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From a press release:

Leonard Lopate at Large is a collaboration between WPWL, the Pawling Public Radio FM station in Dutchess County, New York and Robin Hood Radio (the smallest NPR station in the nation) in Sharon, Connecticut.

Launching May 24, 2018, the first show will feature a discussion about the ecological interactions between plants and wildlife and the importance of sustaining native plants. Guests will be Douglas W. Tallamy, professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware (author of “Bringing Nature Home”) and Peter Muroski, owner of Native Landscapes in Pawling, New York.

There should be a sitcom or at least an SNL sketch about some guy who had clawed his way to the top of the greasy pole of New York City Public Radio fame but has now gotten #MeTooed down to interviewing experts on native plant sustainability at the smallest NPR station in the nation.

 
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  1. Hara Kiri by shorting his headset in a bathroom would be noble option.

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  2. Plant Lives Matter, especially with so many being left to rot in the field.

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  3. unit472 says:

    What’s happening with the other NPR star John Hockenberry?

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  4. Berty says:

    NPR: boldly answering questions no one asked.

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    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Replies: @36 ulster
    Touche', Mr. Wooster.
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  5. utu says:

    He is a part of nomenklatura. Still has a job.

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  6. BenKenobi says:

    His defence should be that only faggots and sailors are named Lawerence.

    Seems ironclad.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    RIP R.Lee.
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  7. Sharon, CT : prepare to be bored out of your skull!

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  8. Clyde says:

    You can go to Leonard Lopate’s wikipedia page to read the bs reasons he was fired. Seems WNYC radio station is infested with female “producers” and and other female staff who were his underlings. They threw a passive aggressive shit fit…..”he made me feel uncomfortable” and such.
    Most must have been at least 40 years younger than Lopate who is today 77

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Lopate committed the same crime as Morgan Freeman - he was an old guy, which by definition makes him creepy. Even being black did not protect Freeman once he reached the age of definitive creepiness. Creepiness is based on feelz or anti-tingles - what goes on in women's lizard or hamster brains, far below the level of articulate human thought. An elderly lizard possesses unsuitable sperm and must be avoided the same way you would shun a deformed or otherwise unfit lizard or an incel.

    Once the feelz exist then you have to rationalize your actions in human terms, although the rationalization will of course be weak and easily seen through by those who care to do so . But in a purge environment, any crime will do. As the master of purges, Stalin said, "show me the man and I will show you the crime." If the purge clears out some room at the top and puts you one step up the ladder, then all the better. As Steve has pointed out, the non-profit world is fiercely competitive - the supply of SJW's far outweighs the demand and dozens of SJW's compete for the merest scrap of recognition or funding. This is how these old guys ended up with veritable harems to begin with.

    Here are Lopate's "crimes":

    [A]s one producer was preparing for a segment about a cookbook, Lopate told her that the name "avocado" came from the Aztec word for "testicle." Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, "I didn't know you were so 'bosomy'.
     
    If 27 year old Leonard Lopate comments on your dress you are deeply flattered but if Grandpa Lopate notices your physique you are creeped out.

    In normal times this would cause others to shrug their shoulders but these are not normal times.
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  9. anon[210] • Disclaimer says:

    They’re trying to get Elon Musk, and Elon Musk fans, at the moment.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/WeWuzMetokur/status/1000888480266932224

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    This is the real reason they're out for Musk:

    https://twitter.com/ashleyfeinberg/status/1000560402386780160

    Alt-right Twitter imps and journalists agree: if you're asking who owns the media, Jews are the answer. Do you really want to go there? they warn.
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  10. I’ve never heard of the guy, but something tells me it was more than just sexual harassment. It’s gotta be that he just wasn’t soooothing enough. That’s a really big thing at NPR – you’ve got to get the audience very very … very … re …laxed so they won’t mind finding out after listening for 45 minutes while cleaning the granite countertops that you are actually COMPLETELY FULL OF SHIT, and a lyin’ Commie scumbag that’s been giving you only one side of the story for, like, 45 MINUTES!

    By then, it’s already too late .. you’ve texted in a donation pledge. They don’t need you anymore – you’ve been pound-me-tooed during that semi-conscious state they put you in. Bastards! Soothing bastards, but still, bastards nonetheless.

    Or else, yeah, maybe he grabbed someone on the butt, but who cares?

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  11. Daniel H says:

    From Wiki, offenses that got him fired.

    >>For example, as one producer was preparing for a segment about a cookbook, Lopate told her that the name “avocado” came from the Aztec word for “testicle.” Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, “I didn’t know you were so ‘bosomy’.<<

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    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, 'I didn’t know you were so ‘bosomy’"

    Girl wears new dress to put her bigguns on display, gets the attention she craves but, ewwwww, it's from the wrong man.

    At least a dozen times unattractive or older women have ogled me or remarked on my physique (specifically arms and butt) in the workplace, and I got them ALL FIRED. Just kidding, it never occurred to me.

    #repealthe19th
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  12. Lot says:

    Danica Patrick retiring. Too late to draft her to run against Tammy Baldwin? The current GOP primary is a bunch of nobodies competing to be sacrificial lambs.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2018

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    I don't see any tan lines. Somebody remind me: exactly how did she wind up in racing, anyway?
    , @anon
    Danica doesn’t know how to win.
    , @MikeatMikedotMike
    Based on her track record, she won't finish better than eighth in that election, even if there's only one other candidate.

    I also don't care how much she's paid personal trainers and plastic surgeons and photo shoppers to drag her up to a soft 7. Her handlers have trained her well to play the humble role when the cameras are on, but she's a stone bitch; entitled with a baseless arrogance. Any male with her career stats would have been canned a long time ago.
    , @Inquiring Mind
    OK, Ms. Patrick has a "hot body", but there is something just unsexy about her? Is it her deep Elizabeth Holmes voice? Does she remind a man of his kid sister?
    , @Polynikes
    She'd probably beat Baldwin. The outsider, Nicholson, has a chance too, but he may not win the primary.
    , @snorlax
    Good idea, if she's in fact a Republican (her election-day tweet was somewhat ambiguous). I get a serious sociopath vibe from (current primary frontrunner) Nicholson. Apparently his parents do too, because they both contributed the maximum to Tammy Baldwin.
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  13. I’ve always thought #MeToo will be an interesting test of Fitzgerald’s dictum of no second acts in American life…methinks the country is now too big, and some small markets too desperate, for it to stand…

    “This is KOAT-TV Channel 7, beginning its broadcast day with ‘Good Morning Albuquerque’ starring Matt Lauer…”

    “‘Hemispheres’, United Airlines’ in-flight magazine, is proud to announce the appointment of Leon Wiesieltier as its new editor-in-chief. Mr. Wieseltier’s inaugural issue will focus on the vibrant city of Memphis…”

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  14. @Lot
    Danica Patrick retiring. Too late to draft her to run against Tammy Baldwin? The current GOP primary is a bunch of nobodies competing to be sacrificial lambs.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2018

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Danica_2010_cropped.jpg

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11000000/Danica-Patrick-swimsuit-danica-patrick-11052421-497-666.jpg

    I don’t see any tan lines. Somebody remind me: exactly how did she wind up in racing, anyway?

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    Who cares why she ended up in racing? She nearly won the first Indy she drove in. The woman is a talented driver, no matter how good she looks. No, she hasn't won a ton of first place trophies, but as in baseball, even those at the bottom (not that Danika is at the bottom) of the profession are a rare, talented breed.
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  15. anon[211] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot
    Danica Patrick retiring. Too late to draft her to run against Tammy Baldwin? The current GOP primary is a bunch of nobodies competing to be sacrificial lambs.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2018

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Danica_2010_cropped.jpg

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11000000/Danica-Patrick-swimsuit-danica-patrick-11052421-497-666.jpg

    Danica doesn’t know how to win.

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  16. Lot says:

    From The Forward:

    BDS is Pushing Jews out of leftist college groups

    https://forward.com/opinion/349000/how-bds-is-pushing-jewish-students-out-of-social-justice-activism/

    Texas A&M ROTC cadet Jew: TAMU is great for Jews and they all love Israel too:

    https://forward.com/scribe/348836/im-a-jewish-cadet-in-texas-and-college-has-been-anti-semitism-free/

    Jeremy Corbyn is such a Third World invasion fanatic his first speech after taking over Labour was at a Refugees Welcome protest.

    Yet Labour polls 13% among British Jews compared to 77% for Conservatives. Some polls in 2016 actually had Labour support below 10%. Getting American Jews to support the anti-migration right like this will be a slow process, but it is already underway, and the reward will be much greater since there are many more of us than in the UK.

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    While you're posting eye candy, why not some pictures of the ditz on the stage with Corbyn? I didn't know they made Refugees Welcome croptops, but I guess it makes perfect sense when you think about it...
    , @Svigor
    From your lips to God's ears.
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  17. @Lot
    Danica Patrick retiring. Too late to draft her to run against Tammy Baldwin? The current GOP primary is a bunch of nobodies competing to be sacrificial lambs.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2018

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Danica_2010_cropped.jpg

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11000000/Danica-Patrick-swimsuit-danica-patrick-11052421-497-666.jpg

    Based on her track record, she won’t finish better than eighth in that election, even if there’s only one other candidate.

    I also don’t care how much she’s paid personal trainers and plastic surgeons and photo shoppers to drag her up to a soft 7. Her handlers have trained her well to play the humble role when the cameras are on, but she’s a stone bitch; entitled with a baseless arrogance. Any male with her career stats would have been canned a long time ago.

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    • Replies: @Brutusale
    Never mind that she has a bat shit crazy personal life similar to that of a porn star. Now that she's with Aaron Rodgers, we have a new entry in the "Most Disliked Couple" in America.

    That said, she'd be the perfect candidate. Every second of her professional life has been stage-managed to a fare thee well.
    , @flyingtiger
    You must not forget that Dale Earhart Jr. had an equally dismal record but won the poll for most popular driver many years in a row. I see his face on too many commercials. The only races he seem to win were the restrictor plate tracks. Many believed that NASCAR was allowing him to when there.
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  18. My favorite NPR radio personality is Peter Overby. Here he is interviewing Harvey Weskitt about his new book!

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    • Replies: @Hairway To Steven
    Was that Wally Cox in the video clip with Tony Randall?

    Wally was Marlon Brando's favorite gay lover and Tony Randall was one of the gayest-seeming straight dudes in Hollywood history. Quite a pairing, those two.
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  19. @Lot
    Danica Patrick retiring. Too late to draft her to run against Tammy Baldwin? The current GOP primary is a bunch of nobodies competing to be sacrificial lambs.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2018

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Danica_2010_cropped.jpg

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11000000/Danica-Patrick-swimsuit-danica-patrick-11052421-497-666.jpg

    OK, Ms. Patrick has a “hot body”, but there is something just unsexy about her? Is it her deep Elizabeth Holmes voice? Does she remind a man of his kid sister?

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    • Replies: @Anon7
    When the hot girl with some skills walks into the middle of a serious men's game, there are two ways it can go. Here's the first way: once she has everyone's attention, she shrugs it all off, except for the guy she has her eye on, and having had her fill of male attention and having found what she wanted, off they go.

    The second way is the woman who seriously wants to play the men's game with the men, and seriously believes that she can beat them all. Not sexy, no matter how she looks in a bikini, because she's got a screw loose. Stay away from that one.
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  20. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    Drudge has a huge story about Tommy Robinson being arrrsted for standing outside the Leeds Couurthouse talking about Paki gang rapists on trial for gang raped of under age White English girls

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  21. Anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot
    From The Forward:

    BDS is Pushing Jews out of leftist college groups

    https://forward.com/opinion/349000/how-bds-is-pushing-jewish-students-out-of-social-justice-activism/

    Texas A&M ROTC cadet Jew: TAMU is great for Jews and they all love Israel too:

    https://forward.com/scribe/348836/im-a-jewish-cadet-in-texas-and-college-has-been-anti-semitism-free/

    Jeremy Corbyn is such a Third World invasion fanatic his first speech after taking over Labour was at a Refugees Welcome protest.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YmVLeMHxUmc

    Yet Labour polls 13% among British Jews compared to 77% for Conservatives. Some polls in 2016 actually had Labour support below 10%. Getting American Jews to support the anti-migration right like this will be a slow process, but it is already underway, and the reward will be much greater since there are many more of us than in the UK.

    While you’re posting eye candy, why not some pictures of the ditz on the stage with Corbyn? I didn’t know they made Refugees Welcome croptops, but I guess it makes perfect sense when you think about it…

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  22. Polynikes says:
    @Lot
    Danica Patrick retiring. Too late to draft her to run against Tammy Baldwin? The current GOP primary is a bunch of nobodies competing to be sacrificial lambs.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2018

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Danica_2010_cropped.jpg

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11000000/Danica-Patrick-swimsuit-danica-patrick-11052421-497-666.jpg

    She’d probably beat Baldwin. The outsider, Nicholson, has a chance too, but he may not win the primary.

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  23. snorlax says:
    @Lot
    Danica Patrick retiring. Too late to draft her to run against Tammy Baldwin? The current GOP primary is a bunch of nobodies competing to be sacrificial lambs.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2018

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Danica_2010_cropped.jpg

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11000000/Danica-Patrick-swimsuit-danica-patrick-11052421-497-666.jpg

    Good idea, if she’s in fact a Republican (her election-day tweet was somewhat ambiguous). I get a serious sociopath vibe from (current primary frontrunner) Nicholson. Apparently his parents do too, because they both contributed the maximum to Tammy Baldwin.

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  24. Anon7 says:

    The pattern repeats. Weinstein, Cosby, Freeman and now this guy. Powerful womanizer plays games with women for decades. In the man’s old age, the formerly hot girls become harpies, sinking in their claws, and pulling him down.

    I was thinking that it was surprising that there aren’t more women, emboldened by their #MeToo sisters, pulling down alpha young men in their prime. But then I realized that this hardly ever happens.

    The harpies haven’t finished having their fun yet.

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    CH Maxim #102: Nothing interesting would happen in a woman’s life if she didn’t have a man making it happen.
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  25. Anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon
    They're trying to get Elon Musk, and Elon Musk fans, at the moment.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/WeWuzMetokur/status/1000888480266932224

    This is the real reason they’re out for Musk:

    Alt-right Twitter imps and journalists agree: if you’re asking who owns the media, Jews are the answer. Do you really want to go there? they warn.

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    It reminds me of something Joe Sobran wrote:

    After I began writing critically about Israel, after 15 years of being enthusiastically pro-Israel, I ran into a Jewish friend at National Airport. He greeted me with the words: "I hear you've gone off the reservation on Israel!" Until then, I hadn't realized I'd been on a reservation.
     
    http://www.sobran.com/columns/2003/030306.htm
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  26. wren says:

    OT: Trump was a baller in his youth.

    In the new “The Presidents and the Pastime,” noted sports author Curt Smith writes that both the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox tried to grab Trump before going to college. Each time he said no, or as Smith wrote, “He chose ‘real money’ over baseball money.

    Turns out that Trump was the epitome of a baller in the old sense of the word — a scrappy fighter who honed his skill. “Trump resembled Pete Rose via Dustin Pedroia by way of Enos Slaughter — the most never-say-die kid in town,” Smith wrote in a chapter shared with the Washington Examiner.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/top-prospect-trump-was-wooed-by-red-sox-phillies

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    • Replies: @njguy73
    OK, I don't care what your opinions of Trump's politics are. But the man has never had any business being considered by major league baseball.

    Have you ever seen the man's hands and fingers? He could never pitch in the big leagues. Any scout will tell you that if your hands and fingers are below average size, you ain't making it.

    Donald Trump could be a pitcher like Robert Reich could play in the NBA.
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  27. Anon7 says:
    @Inquiring Mind
    OK, Ms. Patrick has a "hot body", but there is something just unsexy about her? Is it her deep Elizabeth Holmes voice? Does she remind a man of his kid sister?

    When the hot girl with some skills walks into the middle of a serious men’s game, there are two ways it can go. Here’s the first way: once she has everyone’s attention, she shrugs it all off, except for the guy she has her eye on, and having had her fill of male attention and having found what she wanted, off they go.

    The second way is the woman who seriously wants to play the men’s game with the men, and seriously believes that she can beat them all. Not sexy, no matter how she looks in a bikini, because she’s got a screw loose. Stay away from that one.

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    • Replies: @Svigor
    Oh, I dunno. As long as she's not dead last every time, her presence on the field seems justified, if we're just talking merit. (Although these things aren't ceteris paribus; your crew and your sponsor mean a lot, I gather)
    , @Inquiring Mind
    In auto racing, there is a strong father influence.

    As with Tiger Woods and golf, a racing career starts young where Dad puts you into a go-cart that he builds and tunes. From go-carts of various "classes" and "formulas", a racer works their way up to dirt-track sprint cars, maybe the "farm system" level of stock cars and up to the Big Time of Indy Car or NASCAR.

    At least starting out, the kid in racing is an avatar for Dad to realize his racing dreams. Traditionally the kid is a boy, but for dads with only daughters, it has to be a girl -- the Barbra Streisand character in Yentl kind of thing. Keep in mind that we are not at the point of busting glass ceilings that there is such a thing as a racing Mom who builds and tunes the cars -- or is there?

    I have a relative who put his two sons into go-carts -- a highly skilled machinist, one of Lake Woebegon's Germans from Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility parish who relocated to the South, joining a Baptist congregation and acquiring a bit of a twang to fit in, who was always HBD aware and didn't go to college to have it beaten out of him. Besides all of the vicarious reasons for him to do this, I think racing was good advertising for his factory machine-rebuilding business and skill.

    For all his efforts, he had this vibe, actually, almost a chip on his shoulder, that he remained an outsider among the go-cart dads. What would really get him going was girls-in-go-carts. In racing, it isn't just who crosses the finish line first, there are a lot of rules for conduct on the track and what happens when you bump someone that are refereed, and he had this thing that his sons never caught a break because the refs would always look the other way from the antics of some other Daddy's darling. And in observing the scene without any personal stake in it, I am pretty sure he is right, not just about being a Yankee, although he was a country Yankee and not a big city one, but about Daddys' darlings having their way on the track.

    Danica Patrick was always a conversation topic if you wanted to troll him. So how did I know she was Daddy's darling in go-carts without even looking her up on Wikipedia, "Born to a working-class family in Beloit, Wisconsin, Patrick began karting at the age of ten and achieved early success by winning her class in the World Karting Association Grand National Championship three times in the mid-1990s. She dropped out of high school with her parents' permission in 1998, and moved to the United Kingdom to further her career."

    So I would not describe Ms. Patrick as having "a screw loose." I am just saying that having the Web domain-name seller Go Daddy as her racing sponsor may have been trying to tell us something? And she just isn't very sexy for some reason.
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  28. Anon[185] • Disclaimer says:

    There is a generational aspect to #MeToo that is rarely discussed. Silver-haired Baby Boomer does not know when to retire. Treats 20′s- and 30′s-Something staffers like peons, many of whom are on low-pay contracts, have zero job security and a small fortune of student debt.

    In more profitable industries, a tyrannical boss is tolerated because the pay is nice. But with traditional media collapsing, the boss’ jokes about “millennial slave labor” or “interns being easy on the eyes” serve as an excuse to shove him out of the way under the guise of a hostile work environment. After all, the 77-year old is taking up one more spot in the life raft.

    The reason why you do not hear about more younger men getting caught up in #MeToo is because they have the awareness to not be so blatantly entitled around people who are making 30k / year, and who will likely never make more than 60k / year in their careers.

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    The reason why you do not hear about more younger men getting caught up in #MeToo is because they have the awareness to not be so blatantly entitled around people who are making 30k / year, and who will likely never make more than 60k / year in their careers.
     
    I doubt that this is the full explanation. Sure younger men have grown up in a PC environment and are more careful to self-police and not make "sexist" comments, but some of the "crimes" of the old men would not have been "crimes" at all coming from a young sexy guy. As in the famous SNL sketch, a sexy young alpha and a repulsive beta (and old men are by definition repulsive) can both do the exact same thing and their actions will be perceived differently by women. It's no coincidence that almost every guy who has been MeTooed is older.

    Women have menopause as a bright line in their lives so they understand when they transition from being sexually desirable to sexually repulsive to most men but men don't have that kind of a signal and some of them make the mistake of thinking that they can continue to act the same way they did when they were younger and get the same results. Charlie Rose was a prime example - the exact same shtick that made him a player as a young man made him a super creepy old guy later on.
    , @njguy73
    You are so right. How many Gen-X men will have to suffer not only because they got blocked for promotions by aging Boomers, but also because they had to cover for the aging Boomer misdeeds? Younger men can't get MeToo'd because you can't abuse power if you're never given it.

    In 2000, a young female reporter gets abused by Harvey Weinstein, her male peer colleague stands up for her, and


    Weinstein went nuclear, pushing Andrew down a set of steps inside the Tribeca Grand — knocking him over with such force that his tape recorder hit a woman, who suffered long-term injury — and dragging Andrew, in a headlock, onto Sixth Avenue.
     

    Such was the power of Harvey Weinstein in 2000 that despite the dozens of camera flashes that went off on that sidewalk that night, capturing the sight of an enormously famous film executive trying to pound in the head of a young newspaper reporter, I have never once seen a photo. Back then, Harvey could spin — or suppress — anything; there were so many journalists on his payroll, working as consultants on movie projects, or as screenwriters, or for his magazine.
     
    https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/why-the-weinstein-sexual-harassment-allegations-came-out-now.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-t

    Pretty soon you stop caring. Just make sure I get mine. Forget everyone else.

    , @Anon
    You’re right about the age thing. It’s the old farts and codgers ( basic male Unz commenter) who’re getting it for decades of rude comments and sex assault touching.

    My husband and I went to a dance club some time ago. He went off to get drinks and saw some scumbag POS put his hands on my behind and then on my breast. Mike quietly called police and kept an eye on the guy.

    When the police came the scumbag POS was arrested for assault and battery and sex assault. All the while he sputtered

    “ I didn’t assault her, I just touched her that’s not assault and battery” “what’s wrong with a friendly slap in the butt?” “ sex assault, what’s that never heard of such a thing”

    We followed up and the POS scumbag pled guilty to assault and battery and sexual assault and got a years probation. Of course he was White. Had he been black he’d have called his jack leg preachers and no charges been filed

    Before you old farts and codgers defend touching on breast behinds and thighs better look up your states criminal code under assault and battery and sex assault.
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  29. njguy73 says:
    @wren
    OT: Trump was a baller in his youth.

    In the new “The Presidents and the Pastime,” noted sports author Curt Smith writes that both the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox tried to grab Trump before going to college. Each time he said no, or as Smith wrote, “He chose ‘real money’ over baseball money.

    Turns out that Trump was the epitome of a baller in the old sense of the word — a scrappy fighter who honed his skill. “Trump resembled Pete Rose via Dustin Pedroia by way of Enos Slaughter — the most never-say-die kid in town,” Smith wrote in a chapter shared with the Washington Examiner.
     

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/top-prospect-trump-was-wooed-by-red-sox-phillies

    OK, I don’t care what your opinions of Trump’s politics are. But the man has never had any business being considered by major league baseball.

    Have you ever seen the man’s hands and fingers? He could never pitch in the big leagues. Any scout will tell you that if your hands and fingers are below average size, you ain’t making it.

    Donald Trump could be a pitcher like Robert Reich could play in the NBA.

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    I have no idea about his skills as a player, but was just surprised that I never heard this story before.

    It's like that story about Obama visiting Pakistan over spring break, or something, but maybe suppressed for opposite reasons.

    Edit:

    It wasn't suppressed.

    https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/03/politics/donald-trump-baseball-first-pitch/index.html
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  30. Lopate was always a gasbag. Good riddance

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  31. OT if you look around at the crowd it’s a bunch of seemingly awesome Englishmen protesting Tommy Robinson’s arrest. Is the Dead Isle coming back to life?

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  32. Wait, NPR is part of the majors? Since when? Sure, there are some influential members from among the top 1% included in its audience, but compared to network TV? Or the internet? How exactly is NPR the be all and end all of news in the US? In other words NPR is not to the US what the BBC is to the UK, not even close (in either influence that shapes the news or in prestigious stature).

    Just seems like an oxymoron to state that a NPR personality was dropped from the flagship station. But, because this dude worked in provincial New York, and not in Wisconsin or Sandusky, Ohio, that’s all that matters. As Al Smith said, “what states are there west of the Mississippi?”

    Still not seeing it, though. NPR doesn’t come anywhere close to the NYT in regards to influencing US news on the national level.

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    I think of NPR as "Limbaugh for Liberals." They can tune in secure in the knowledge that they will suffer no challenge to their progressive views. I listened to "All Things Considered" for years and during that time I never heard a report about immigration that was anything but a human-interest sob story. Apparently, immigration is one of those rare things that has not a single downside.
    , @Peter Akuleyev
    Fox News is more influential than the NPR and the NYT combined in terms of numbers of people who actually vote. Fox is the real "mainstream media".
    , @Joe Stalin
    NPR has the ear of lots of listeners. They are of the "what-else-on-radio-besides-sports-and talk-radio-genre?" As a practical matter, NPR must be a literally-tax-payer-supported-arm of Bloomberg's Gun Controller National Web. They milked the Parkland shooting for weeks, kept on parroting the "teenagers" coordinating the whole enterprise, make sure that virtually everyone comes in as a gun control advocate (I just heard yesterday an anti-abortion activist that has now found a new calling, Gun Control.). I have never heard one pro-gun segment on NPR is decades of listening, although they will put on some oddball view like a pro-gun Black. You can rest assured when the gun controllers want to roll out the NEW gun control phrase of the week, like "Gun Safety," you will hear it first on NPR.

    NPR is also the voice of the NGOs, forever espousing why we should give MORE money to the Education Industrial Complex.

    If you listen to NPR, what is most remarkable is the lack of two words in their hours of this-is-what's-good-for-you commentary:

    (1) Costs and (2) Taxes

    They can't reconcile their constant haranguing of the non-governmental listener with what it will take out of the wallets & purses to implement their hobby horses.
    , @Dennis Dale
    the "majors" within the NPR universe, ffs. You must be a blast at parties.
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  33. Better video. Incredibly, at 8:30 the crowd of polite but agitated Brits chases off the first contingent of police to arrive and then goes back to the gates.

    by 12:50 the first Bobbie in riot gear is behind the gates, and the number of other police behind the gates has increased.

    16:00 the police are back and the crowd is calling them traitors. The indigenous British police are embarrassed to be there.

    17:30 a large contingent of police arrives from the opposite side of the protest, surrounding the protesters. The police have taken the gate and stand in front, which the protestors had controlled previously.

    19:00 the crowd presses into the police in front of the gate and starts chastising them: “Shame, shame, shame on you!” “Traitors! F!ing traitors!”

    20:30 a Bobbie struggles to remove the English nationalist flag flapping in his face.

    33:00 the line of police now is shoulder to shoulder in front of the building.

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  34. wren says:
    @njguy73
    OK, I don't care what your opinions of Trump's politics are. But the man has never had any business being considered by major league baseball.

    Have you ever seen the man's hands and fingers? He could never pitch in the big leagues. Any scout will tell you that if your hands and fingers are below average size, you ain't making it.

    Donald Trump could be a pitcher like Robert Reich could play in the NBA.

    I have no idea about his skills as a player, but was just surprised that I never heard this story before.

    It’s like that story about Obama visiting Pakistan over spring break, or something, but maybe suppressed for opposite reasons.

    Edit:

    It wasn’t suppressed.

    https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/03/politics/donald-trump-baseball-first-pitch/index.html

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    It's hard to make it far in professional baseball if you are a first baseman in high school. Future major leaguers are typically shortstops or centerfielders (when they aren't pitching). Jim Thome, a classic slugging first baseman, for instance, was a shortstop in college.

    Presumably, Trump was playing first in high school because, while he had lots of power (and still demonstrates it on the golf course), he wasn't that fast even on his high school team.

    He probably figured that out and figured in the long run he'd be best off playing golf as a business relationship game. It seems to have worked well for him.

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  35. @wren
    I have no idea about his skills as a player, but was just surprised that I never heard this story before.

    It's like that story about Obama visiting Pakistan over spring break, or something, but maybe suppressed for opposite reasons.

    Edit:

    It wasn't suppressed.

    https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/03/politics/donald-trump-baseball-first-pitch/index.html

    It’s hard to make it far in professional baseball if you are a first baseman in high school. Future major leaguers are typically shortstops or centerfielders (when they aren’t pitching). Jim Thome, a classic slugging first baseman, for instance, was a shortstop in college.

    Presumably, Trump was playing first in high school because, while he had lots of power (and still demonstrates it on the golf course), he wasn’t that fast even on his high school team.

    He probably figured that out and figured in the long run he’d be best off playing golf as a business relationship game. It seems to have worked well for him.

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    A lumbering, power-hitting white first baseman...he'd have had a 20-year career for the 60s Red $ox!
    , @CJ
    Check. First base isn't a position you aspire to. It's where they put a strong hitter who can't fit in anywhere else.
    , @njguy73

    Jim Thome, a classic slugging first baseman, for instance, was a shortstop in college.
     
    And for his first six seasons with the Indians, Thome played third base. Then Cleveland traded for Matt Williams and moved Thome to first.
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  36. eah says:

    For example, as one producer was preparing for a segment about a cookbook, Lopate told her that the name “avocado” came from the Aztec word for “testicle.”

    sitcom or at least an SNL sketch

    Yeah, that would be fucking hilarious — a weekly episode of shrews destroy the livelihood of men over easily ignored trivial remarks.

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  37. 36 ulster says:
    @Berty
    NPR: boldly answering questions no one asked.

    Touche’, Mr. Wooster.

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  38. Svigor says:
    @Lot
    From The Forward:

    BDS is Pushing Jews out of leftist college groups

    https://forward.com/opinion/349000/how-bds-is-pushing-jewish-students-out-of-social-justice-activism/

    Texas A&M ROTC cadet Jew: TAMU is great for Jews and they all love Israel too:

    https://forward.com/scribe/348836/im-a-jewish-cadet-in-texas-and-college-has-been-anti-semitism-free/

    Jeremy Corbyn is such a Third World invasion fanatic his first speech after taking over Labour was at a Refugees Welcome protest.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YmVLeMHxUmc

    Yet Labour polls 13% among British Jews compared to 77% for Conservatives. Some polls in 2016 actually had Labour support below 10%. Getting American Jews to support the anti-migration right like this will be a slow process, but it is already underway, and the reward will be much greater since there are many more of us than in the UK.

    From your lips to God’s ears.

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  39. Svigor says:
    @Anon7
    When the hot girl with some skills walks into the middle of a serious men's game, there are two ways it can go. Here's the first way: once she has everyone's attention, she shrugs it all off, except for the guy she has her eye on, and having had her fill of male attention and having found what she wanted, off they go.

    The second way is the woman who seriously wants to play the men's game with the men, and seriously believes that she can beat them all. Not sexy, no matter how she looks in a bikini, because she's got a screw loose. Stay away from that one.

    Oh, I dunno. As long as she’s not dead last every time, her presence on the field seems justified, if we’re just talking merit. (Although these things aren’t ceteris paribus; your crew and your sponsor mean a lot, I gather)

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    Four teams pretty much dominate NASCAR: Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush-Fenway Racing. They have the money and the talent. They field 3-4 cars each, which means that in any given year, there are 10-15 drivers with a good chance to compete for the win.

    After Patrick's abysmal performance in the Nationwide Series, Tony Stewart gave her a "ride" in the Sprint Cup series.

    This was Wikipedia's analysis of Patrick's last season in the NASCAR "minor league".


    Her final race of the season at Phoenix was embroiled in controversy as her car leaked oil and NASCAR elected not to wave the caution flags, causing an accident between Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman. This decision was criticized by drivers and team owners.[98] With no top-tens, two DNFs and an average finish of 28.3 in her ten starts; Patrick was not classified in the final standings since she did not contest the full championship, so was inelegible to score points.
     
    Is this the kind of performance that shouts "Promotion!"?

    Just like most female politicians, she had a career because of her vagina. The thing to remember for anyone looking at a potential political career for Patrick is that, despite the Photoshop and padded bras, there's not much you can do about her being 5'1".

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  40. dr kill says:
    @Anon7
    The pattern repeats. Weinstein, Cosby, Freeman and now this guy. Powerful womanizer plays games with women for decades. In the man’s old age, the formerly hot girls become harpies, sinking in their claws, and pulling him down.

    I was thinking that it was surprising that there aren’t more women, emboldened by their #MeToo sisters, pulling down alpha young men in their prime. But then I realized that this hardly ever happens.

    The harpies haven’t finished having their fun yet.

    CH Maxim #102: Nothing interesting would happen in a woman’s life if she didn’t have a man making it happen.

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  41. @Anonymous
    This is the real reason they're out for Musk:

    https://twitter.com/ashleyfeinberg/status/1000560402386780160

    Alt-right Twitter imps and journalists agree: if you're asking who owns the media, Jews are the answer. Do you really want to go there? they warn.

    It reminds me of something Joe Sobran wrote:

    After I began writing critically about Israel, after 15 years of being enthusiastically pro-Israel, I ran into a Jewish friend at National Airport. He greeted me with the words: “I hear you’ve gone off the reservation on Israel!” Until then, I hadn’t realized I’d been on a reservation.

    http://www.sobran.com/columns/2003/030306.htm

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  42. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Wait, NPR is part of the majors? Since when? Sure, there are some influential members from among the top 1% included in its audience, but compared to network TV? Or the internet? How exactly is NPR the be all and end all of news in the US? In other words NPR is not to the US what the BBC is to the UK, not even close (in either influence that shapes the news or in prestigious stature).

    Just seems like an oxymoron to state that a NPR personality was dropped from the flagship station. But, because this dude worked in provincial New York, and not in Wisconsin or Sandusky, Ohio, that's all that matters. As Al Smith said, "what states are there west of the Mississippi?"

    Still not seeing it, though. NPR doesn't come anywhere close to the NYT in regards to influencing US news on the national level.

    I think of NPR as “Limbaugh for Liberals.” They can tune in secure in the knowledge that they will suffer no challenge to their progressive views. I listened to “All Things Considered” for years and during that time I never heard a report about immigration that was anything but a human-interest sob story. Apparently, immigration is one of those rare things that has not a single downside.

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  43. Brutusale says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike
    Based on her track record, she won't finish better than eighth in that election, even if there's only one other candidate.

    I also don't care how much she's paid personal trainers and plastic surgeons and photo shoppers to drag her up to a soft 7. Her handlers have trained her well to play the humble role when the cameras are on, but she's a stone bitch; entitled with a baseless arrogance. Any male with her career stats would have been canned a long time ago.

    Never mind that she has a bat shit crazy personal life similar to that of a porn star. Now that she’s with Aaron Rodgers, we have a new entry in the “Most Disliked Couple” in America.

    That said, she’d be the perfect candidate. Every second of her professional life has been stage-managed to a fare thee well.

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    In her Go-Daddy commercials, she seems like an average woman, neither the SI model nor the woman race driver type.
    , @njguy73

    we have a new entry in the “Most Disliked Couple” in America.
     
    They're not even the most disliked couple of which one is an NFL quarterback. The Bundchen-Bradys and Cavallari-Cutlers are way ahead.
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  44. Brutusale says:
    @Steve Sailer
    It's hard to make it far in professional baseball if you are a first baseman in high school. Future major leaguers are typically shortstops or centerfielders (when they aren't pitching). Jim Thome, a classic slugging first baseman, for instance, was a shortstop in college.

    Presumably, Trump was playing first in high school because, while he had lots of power (and still demonstrates it on the golf course), he wasn't that fast even on his high school team.

    He probably figured that out and figured in the long run he'd be best off playing golf as a business relationship game. It seems to have worked well for him.

    A lumbering, power-hitting white first baseman…he’d have had a 20-year career for the 60s Red $ox!

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    Judging by how far a 70-something Trump can still hit a golf ball, a career like Red Sox first baseman Dick "Dr. Strangeglove" Stuart might well have been achievable.
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  45. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Wait, NPR is part of the majors? Since when? Sure, there are some influential members from among the top 1% included in its audience, but compared to network TV? Or the internet? How exactly is NPR the be all and end all of news in the US? In other words NPR is not to the US what the BBC is to the UK, not even close (in either influence that shapes the news or in prestigious stature).

    Just seems like an oxymoron to state that a NPR personality was dropped from the flagship station. But, because this dude worked in provincial New York, and not in Wisconsin or Sandusky, Ohio, that's all that matters. As Al Smith said, "what states are there west of the Mississippi?"

    Still not seeing it, though. NPR doesn't come anywhere close to the NYT in regards to influencing US news on the national level.

    Fox News is more influential than the NPR and the NYT combined in terms of numbers of people who actually vote. Fox is the real “mainstream media”.

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    How does Fox stack up against the combined might of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR... my fingers are getting tired...how does Fox stack up against the combined might of all of Big Media that isn't Breitbart or Fox or one of the few other non-totally-leftist organs?

    It's like if California or Texas went to war against the other 49. Sure, California and Texas are big states. And they'd be crushed.

    Fox is huge precisely because they're the only non-totally-leftist game in town.

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  46. Jack D says:
    @Clyde
    You can go to Leonard Lopate's wikipedia page to read the bs reasons he was fired. Seems WNYC radio station is infested with female "producers" and and other female staff who were his underlings. They threw a passive aggressive shit fit....."he made me feel uncomfortable" and such.
    Most must have been at least 40 years younger than Lopate who is today 77

    Lopate committed the same crime as Morgan Freeman – he was an old guy, which by definition makes him creepy. Even being black did not protect Freeman once he reached the age of definitive creepiness. Creepiness is based on feelz or anti-tingles – what goes on in women’s lizard or hamster brains, far below the level of articulate human thought. An elderly lizard possesses unsuitable sperm and must be avoided the same way you would shun a deformed or otherwise unfit lizard or an incel.

    Once the feelz exist then you have to rationalize your actions in human terms, although the rationalization will of course be weak and easily seen through by those who care to do so . But in a purge environment, any crime will do. As the master of purges, Stalin said, “show me the man and I will show you the crime.” If the purge clears out some room at the top and puts you one step up the ladder, then all the better. As Steve has pointed out, the non-profit world is fiercely competitive – the supply of SJW’s far outweighs the demand and dozens of SJW’s compete for the merest scrap of recognition or funding. This is how these old guys ended up with veritable harems to begin with.

    Here are Lopate’s “crimes”:

    [A]s one producer was preparing for a segment about a cookbook, Lopate told her that the name “avocado” came from the Aztec word for “testicle.” Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, “I didn’t know you were so ‘bosomy’.

    If 27 year old Leonard Lopate comments on your dress you are deeply flattered but if Grandpa Lopate notices your physique you are creeped out.

    In normal times this would cause others to shrug their shoulders but these are not normal times.

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    "Lopate committed the same crime as Morgan Freeman – he was an old guy, which by definition makes him creepy."

    Morgan Freeman is doing Mountain Dew commercials at 80, so just how creepy is he? What's even better is Freeman is fighting back, saying his support of Donald Trump and comments about jailing Hillary are what the real motivators are for his attackers.

    As Steve has noted, Freeman is not being accused of assault or rape, just inappropriate comments. I think we've jumped the shark on this.
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    Wait, NPR is part of the majors? Since when? Sure, there are some influential members from among the top 1% included in its audience, but compared to network TV? Or the internet? How exactly is NPR the be all and end all of news in the US? In other words NPR is not to the US what the BBC is to the UK, not even close (in either influence that shapes the news or in prestigious stature).

    Just seems like an oxymoron to state that a NPR personality was dropped from the flagship station. But, because this dude worked in provincial New York, and not in Wisconsin or Sandusky, Ohio, that's all that matters. As Al Smith said, "what states are there west of the Mississippi?"

    Still not seeing it, though. NPR doesn't come anywhere close to the NYT in regards to influencing US news on the national level.

    NPR has the ear of lots of listeners. They are of the “what-else-on-radio-besides-sports-and talk-radio-genre?” As a practical matter, NPR must be a literally-tax-payer-supported-arm of Bloomberg’s Gun Controller National Web. They milked the Parkland shooting for weeks, kept on parroting the “teenagers” coordinating the whole enterprise, make sure that virtually everyone comes in as a gun control advocate (I just heard yesterday an anti-abortion activist that has now found a new calling, Gun Control.). I have never heard one pro-gun segment on NPR is decades of listening, although they will put on some oddball view like a pro-gun Black. You can rest assured when the gun controllers want to roll out the NEW gun control phrase of the week, like “Gun Safety,” you will hear it first on NPR.

    NPR is also the voice of the NGOs, forever espousing why we should give MORE money to the Education Industrial Complex.

    If you listen to NPR, what is most remarkable is the lack of two words in their hours of this-is-what’s-good-for-you commentary:

    (1) Costs and (2) Taxes

    They can’t reconcile their constant haranguing of the non-governmental listener with what it will take out of the wallets & purses to implement their hobby horses.

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    “what-else-on-radio-besides-sports-and talk-radio-genre?”

    Uh, something called music. (e.g. Top 40, country, hip hop, dance, metal, classic rock, etc). US Top 40 stations probably have 10-100x more listeners per day than all NPR stations combined.

    Also, the days of government funded radio (and TV a la PBS type stations) is a thing of the past. It's not needed. In short, NPR's time has passed. It's done, time to pull the taxpayer subsidy for good.

    There's plenty of funding from private investors that will more than make up the difference of Uncle Sam's contributions to radio.
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  48. Lopate is one of the few interviewers I know who obviously read the books of the people he interviewed, pretty much cover to cover, beforehand. He also (like Steve) has a very good memory and didn’t pretend to be a blank slate for his guests- I remember him starting off an interview with a neurologist who studied memory by saying “now, long term memory formation has something to do with the hippocampus, right?” His show wasn’t very widely syndicated, so it wasn’t exactly the majors of NPR (that’s more the bubbly Teri Gross, who definitely doesn’t read the books beforehand) though WNYC probably has a pretty high listenership relative to other local affiliates. He’s very old to still be doing a 2 hour a day show five days a week, and as Steve has said, MeToo is partially a forced retirement scheme.

    I’m sure Lopate is a lefty though in a more old school New York Jew way (he always did a Gospel show on Christmas, for example), and more soft spoken about it than his brother Philip, another guy who was already pretty famous thirty years ago and maybe should just have started taking it easier a decade ago. One of Philip’s most famous essays- against joie de vivre” suggests why that might be tough for them:

    http://reprints.longform.org/against-joie-de-vivre

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    Incidentally, it’s funny to hear Leonard Lopate talking to Philip Roth- Lopate is about ten years younger, but they have remarkably similar vocal timbre and intonation:

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/276589-philip-roth-leonard-lopate-show/
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  49. slumber_j says:

    Sharon, CT is the anti-Hamptons: easily the fanciest town in second-home-riddled Litchfield County, in the foothills of the Berkshire “Mountains.” Think Henry Kravis.

    There’s a reason the NPR station there is inanely called Robin Hood Radio, and it’s the same reason an NPR station exists there at all: the whole operation is propped up by a few private-equity zillionaires, who when not firing Deplorables in order to pay down debt are busy “giving to the poor” in the form of party-line infotainment.

    Giving to the poor good and hard, that is.

    Anyway, that’s a long fall for Mr. Lopate, but not as long as it seems at first blush.

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    Sharon at least at one time was the home of the Buckleys, as in William F.
    , @anonymous
    Thanks re: "Robin Hood Radio". Didn't make the connection at first. What does a ten million a year hedge fund manager living in three acre zoning in Greenwich (or a second home in Kent, CT) do for the "poor and downtrodden"--besides listen to NPR and engage in copious (and very public) hand-wringing.
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  50. Jack D says:
    @Anon
    There is a generational aspect to #MeToo that is rarely discussed. Silver-haired Baby Boomer does not know when to retire. Treats 20's- and 30's-Something staffers like peons, many of whom are on low-pay contracts, have zero job security and a small fortune of student debt.

    In more profitable industries, a tyrannical boss is tolerated because the pay is nice. But with traditional media collapsing, the boss' jokes about "millennial slave labor" or "interns being easy on the eyes" serve as an excuse to shove him out of the way under the guise of a hostile work environment. After all, the 77-year old is taking up one more spot in the life raft.

    The reason why you do not hear about more younger men getting caught up in #MeToo is because they have the awareness to not be so blatantly entitled around people who are making 30k / year, and who will likely never make more than 60k / year in their careers.

    The reason why you do not hear about more younger men getting caught up in #MeToo is because they have the awareness to not be so blatantly entitled around people who are making 30k / year, and who will likely never make more than 60k / year in their careers.

    I doubt that this is the full explanation. Sure younger men have grown up in a PC environment and are more careful to self-police and not make “sexist” comments, but some of the “crimes” of the old men would not have been “crimes” at all coming from a young sexy guy. As in the famous SNL sketch, a sexy young alpha and a repulsive beta (and old men are by definition repulsive) can both do the exact same thing and their actions will be perceived differently by women. It’s no coincidence that almost every guy who has been MeTooed is older.

    Women have menopause as a bright line in their lives so they understand when they transition from being sexually desirable to sexually repulsive to most men but men don’t have that kind of a signal and some of them make the mistake of thinking that they can continue to act the same way they did when they were younger and get the same results. Charlie Rose was a prime example – the exact same shtick that made him a player as a young man made him a super creepy old guy later on.

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    Except for the fact that the young guys caught up in #MeToo lean towards "sexy, young, alpha" leading men. Most notably, Affleck Brothers and James Franco. It has less to do with age than entitlement.

    In the case of Boomers, somehow Boomer Dudes thought they were above the civilizational law of May-October male-female dynamics -- where the guy is expected to take care of the girl materially. A millennial girl that is making slightly above minimum wage in a place like NYC or LA is hyper aware of this. The one notable Boomer Dude who understood this is also currently our President.

    In a more mundane office setting, low-wage younger workers -- who may not be subject to advances themselves -- come to view Charlie Rose-types as lecherous dead wood.

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  51. @Anon7
    When the hot girl with some skills walks into the middle of a serious men's game, there are two ways it can go. Here's the first way: once she has everyone's attention, she shrugs it all off, except for the guy she has her eye on, and having had her fill of male attention and having found what she wanted, off they go.

    The second way is the woman who seriously wants to play the men's game with the men, and seriously believes that she can beat them all. Not sexy, no matter how she looks in a bikini, because she's got a screw loose. Stay away from that one.

    In auto racing, there is a strong father influence.

    As with Tiger Woods and golf, a racing career starts young where Dad puts you into a go-cart that he builds and tunes. From go-carts of various “classes” and “formulas”, a racer works their way up to dirt-track sprint cars, maybe the “farm system” level of stock cars and up to the Big Time of Indy Car or NASCAR.

    At least starting out, the kid in racing is an avatar for Dad to realize his racing dreams. Traditionally the kid is a boy, but for dads with only daughters, it has to be a girl — the Barbra Streisand character in Yentl kind of thing. Keep in mind that we are not at the point of busting glass ceilings that there is such a thing as a racing Mom who builds and tunes the cars — or is there?

    I have a relative who put his two sons into go-carts — a highly skilled machinist, one of Lake Woebegon’s Germans from Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility parish who relocated to the South, joining a Baptist congregation and acquiring a bit of a twang to fit in, who was always HBD aware and didn’t go to college to have it beaten out of him. Besides all of the vicarious reasons for him to do this, I think racing was good advertising for his factory machine-rebuilding business and skill.

    For all his efforts, he had this vibe, actually, almost a chip on his shoulder, that he remained an outsider among the go-cart dads. What would really get him going was girls-in-go-carts. In racing, it isn’t just who crosses the finish line first, there are a lot of rules for conduct on the track and what happens when you bump someone that are refereed, and he had this thing that his sons never caught a break because the refs would always look the other way from the antics of some other Daddy’s darling. And in observing the scene without any personal stake in it, I am pretty sure he is right, not just about being a Yankee, although he was a country Yankee and not a big city one, but about Daddys’ darlings having their way on the track.

    Danica Patrick was always a conversation topic if you wanted to troll him. So how did I know she was Daddy’s darling in go-carts without even looking her up on Wikipedia, “Born to a working-class family in Beloit, Wisconsin, Patrick began karting at the age of ten and achieved early success by winning her class in the World Karting Association Grand National Championship three times in the mid-1990s. She dropped out of high school with her parents’ permission in 1998, and moved to the United Kingdom to further her career.”

    So I would not describe Ms. Patrick as having “a screw loose.” I am just saying that having the Web domain-name seller Go Daddy as her racing sponsor may have been trying to tell us something? And she just isn’t very sexy for some reason.

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    I've heard the same thing about girls who participate in junior high / high school wrestling and wrestle against guys -- the refs give the girls breaks, even when they are blatantly cheating or otherwise using illegal moves or holds.
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  52. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @Jack D
    Lopate committed the same crime as Morgan Freeman - he was an old guy, which by definition makes him creepy. Even being black did not protect Freeman once he reached the age of definitive creepiness. Creepiness is based on feelz or anti-tingles - what goes on in women's lizard or hamster brains, far below the level of articulate human thought. An elderly lizard possesses unsuitable sperm and must be avoided the same way you would shun a deformed or otherwise unfit lizard or an incel.

    Once the feelz exist then you have to rationalize your actions in human terms, although the rationalization will of course be weak and easily seen through by those who care to do so . But in a purge environment, any crime will do. As the master of purges, Stalin said, "show me the man and I will show you the crime." If the purge clears out some room at the top and puts you one step up the ladder, then all the better. As Steve has pointed out, the non-profit world is fiercely competitive - the supply of SJW's far outweighs the demand and dozens of SJW's compete for the merest scrap of recognition or funding. This is how these old guys ended up with veritable harems to begin with.

    Here are Lopate's "crimes":

    [A]s one producer was preparing for a segment about a cookbook, Lopate told her that the name "avocado" came from the Aztec word for "testicle." Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, "I didn't know you were so 'bosomy'.
     
    If 27 year old Leonard Lopate comments on your dress you are deeply flattered but if Grandpa Lopate notices your physique you are creeped out.

    In normal times this would cause others to shrug their shoulders but these are not normal times.

    “Lopate committed the same crime as Morgan Freeman – he was an old guy, which by definition makes him creepy.”

    Morgan Freeman is doing Mountain Dew commercials at 80, so just how creepy is he? What’s even better is Freeman is fighting back, saying his support of Donald Trump and comments about jailing Hillary are what the real motivators are for his attackers.

    As Steve has noted, Freeman is not being accused of assault or rape, just inappropriate comments. I think we’ve jumped the shark on this.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman#Politics

    Freeman endorsed Barack Obama's candidacy for the 2008 presidential election, although he stated that he would not join Obama's campaign.[61] He narrated for The Hall of Presidents with Obama, when he was added to the exhibit.[62][63] The Hall of Presidents re-opened on July 4, 2009, at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.[63] Freeman joined President Bill Clinton, USA Bid Committee Chairman Sunil Gulati, and USMNT midfielder Landon Donovan on December 1, 2010, in Zurich for the U.S. bid committee's final presentation to FIFA for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[64] On day four of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Morgan Freeman provided the voiceover for the video introduction of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.[65][66]

    On September 19, 2017, Freeman featured in video launched by the Committee to Investigate Russia group.[67] In the video, Freeman declared "we are at war" with Russia.[68] In April 2018, Freeman met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.[69]
     
    , @Jack D
    Old men are not creepy so long as they maintain their grandfatherly role and do not attempt to assert their sexuality.

    I wish Freeman well but it remains to be seen whether his career will survive this or not - at this point sponsors are still dropping him left and right. I don't have the feeling that the purge has fully run its course yet. I haven't seen one sponsor with the balls to stick with any MeTooed figure and anyone who has attempted to defend someone who has been accused has himself (or herself) been subject to attack. There has not yet been a "have you no decency?" moment and there won't be as long as the Left is running the whole show.
    , @Nicholas Stix
    "As Steve has noted, Freeman is not being accused of assault or rape, just inappropriate comments. I think we’ve jumped the shark on this."

    But inappropriate comments ARE rape! What kind of misogynist monster are you, anyway?
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  53. Public broadcasting in NYC is a navel-gazing sewer filled with the comforting pablum that sustains a certain population living here. Shows are as follows: Trump is bad, Israel is good, a jazz medley featuring the wild sounds of Ornette Coleman, Hillary got screwed, All Things Constricted. A firehose should be taken to the entire operation.

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    Agree with you that New York City's NPR station is a nonstop lefty sewer, probably worse than most other NPR outlets, but -- like all good lefties -- it is far from pro-Israel. Its Middle East coverage (which also means BBC coverage) leans over backwards to air Palestinian grievances, to the point where I sometimes wonder whether it risks alienating its left-wing Jewish conflicted-about-Israel donor base.
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  54. phil says:

    When are they coming for Bill Clinton?

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    When Madame gives the signal...otherwise, nada!
    , @Hibernian
    When submarine races are held in Boise.
    , @Anon
    Never, you see Hildabeast stood by him rather than divorcing him.
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  55. snorlax says:
    @DCThrowback
    "Lopate committed the same crime as Morgan Freeman – he was an old guy, which by definition makes him creepy."

    Morgan Freeman is doing Mountain Dew commercials at 80, so just how creepy is he? What's even better is Freeman is fighting back, saying his support of Donald Trump and comments about jailing Hillary are what the real motivators are for his attackers.

    As Steve has noted, Freeman is not being accused of assault or rape, just inappropriate comments. I think we've jumped the shark on this.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman#Politics

    Freeman endorsed Barack Obama’s candidacy for the 2008 presidential election, although he stated that he would not join Obama’s campaign.[61] He narrated for The Hall of Presidents with Obama, when he was added to the exhibit.[62][63] The Hall of Presidents re-opened on July 4, 2009, at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.[63] Freeman joined President Bill Clinton, USA Bid Committee Chairman Sunil Gulati, and USMNT midfielder Landon Donovan on December 1, 2010, in Zurich for the U.S. bid committee’s final presentation to FIFA for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[64] On day four of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Morgan Freeman provided the voiceover for the video introduction of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.[65][66]

    On September 19, 2017, Freeman featured in video launched by the Committee to Investigate Russia group.[67] In the video, Freeman declared “we are at war” with Russia.[68] In April 2018, Freeman met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.[69]

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  56. Jack D says:
    @DCThrowback
    "Lopate committed the same crime as Morgan Freeman – he was an old guy, which by definition makes him creepy."

    Morgan Freeman is doing Mountain Dew commercials at 80, so just how creepy is he? What's even better is Freeman is fighting back, saying his support of Donald Trump and comments about jailing Hillary are what the real motivators are for his attackers.

    As Steve has noted, Freeman is not being accused of assault or rape, just inappropriate comments. I think we've jumped the shark on this.

    Old men are not creepy so long as they maintain their grandfatherly role and do not attempt to assert their sexuality.

    I wish Freeman well but it remains to be seen whether his career will survive this or not – at this point sponsors are still dropping him left and right. I don’t have the feeling that the purge has fully run its course yet. I haven’t seen one sponsor with the balls to stick with any MeTooed figure and anyone who has attempted to defend someone who has been accused has himself (or herself) been subject to attack. There has not yet been a “have you no decency?” moment and there won’t be as long as the Left is running the whole show.

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    What was it that Victor Hugo wrote? Something about that there's nothing so powerful as "an idea whose time has come." The genesis of all this #MeToo stuff is unclear but, like all such social movements (going back even to The Reformation), probably arose as a symptom of deep seated discontent. Whatever, it immediately caught on among the so-called "cognoscenti", most of whom are now marching in lockstep. Ortega y Gasset predicted this kind of phenomenon over a hundred years ago, in the process characterizing elites and "proles" as nothing more than mirror images of each other in terms of behavior. So, fuggedaboudit,..guys like Freeman, G. Keillor etal are toast. As will be anyone else who gets in the way of "the idea"--which has metastasized and is now out of control.

    I have no clue how, but this will probably end badly for everyone concerned. Like all such mass movements it will veer off in directions never intended by its proponents...and with predictable results

    , @Anon
    Have you no decency? Senator McCarthy has been proved absolutely correct by the release of the Verona Arlington Hall papers. And the liberals and Jews who attacked him have been proven wrong again and again.

    Me too proves that liberal and entertainment men are lechers and creeps. I think it’s good.
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  57. anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:

    So a 77 year old white male of European descent is outed by The Commissars. “Take that, white male patriarch! You’ve had your day. Now it’s our turn!” “To do what?” is left unanswered–besides giving all men the shiv of course.

    This, too, shall pass. But only God–in whom few people believe anymore-only knows when.

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    It passes when the Islamic Patriarchy comes to pass. It ain't passing as long as the system in place allows women to rape-charge men for cash and prizes. Women aren't doing this to guys they can't get a payoff from.
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  58. anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:
    @phil
    When are they coming for Bill Clinton?

    When Madame gives the signal…otherwise, nada!

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  59. @Steve in Greensboro
    My favorite NPR radio personality is Peter Overby. Here he is interviewing Harvey Weskitt about his new book!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WjfaSpK_aQ

    Was that Wally Cox in the video clip with Tony Randall?

    Wally was Marlon Brando’s favorite gay lover and Tony Randall was one of the gayest-seeming straight dudes in Hollywood history. Quite a pairing, those two.

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  60. CJ says:
    @Steve Sailer
    It's hard to make it far in professional baseball if you are a first baseman in high school. Future major leaguers are typically shortstops or centerfielders (when they aren't pitching). Jim Thome, a classic slugging first baseman, for instance, was a shortstop in college.

    Presumably, Trump was playing first in high school because, while he had lots of power (and still demonstrates it on the golf course), he wasn't that fast even on his high school team.

    He probably figured that out and figured in the long run he'd be best off playing golf as a business relationship game. It seems to have worked well for him.

    Check. First base isn’t a position you aspire to. It’s where they put a strong hitter who can’t fit in anywhere else.

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  61. njguy73 says:
    @Steve Sailer
    It's hard to make it far in professional baseball if you are a first baseman in high school. Future major leaguers are typically shortstops or centerfielders (when they aren't pitching). Jim Thome, a classic slugging first baseman, for instance, was a shortstop in college.

    Presumably, Trump was playing first in high school because, while he had lots of power (and still demonstrates it on the golf course), he wasn't that fast even on his high school team.

    He probably figured that out and figured in the long run he'd be best off playing golf as a business relationship game. It seems to have worked well for him.

    Jim Thome, a classic slugging first baseman, for instance, was a shortstop in college.

    And for his first six seasons with the Indians, Thome played third base. Then Cleveland traded for Matt Williams and moved Thome to first.

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  62. @Spotted Toad
    Lopate is one of the few interviewers I know who obviously read the books of the people he interviewed, pretty much cover to cover, beforehand. He also (like Steve) has a very good memory and didn’t pretend to be a blank slate for his guests- I remember him starting off an interview with a neurologist who studied memory by saying “now, long term memory formation has something to do with the hippocampus, right?” His show wasn’t very widely syndicated, so it wasn’t exactly the majors of NPR (that’s more the bubbly Teri Gross, who definitely doesn’t read the books beforehand) though WNYC probably has a pretty high listenership relative to other local affiliates. He’s very old to still be doing a 2 hour a day show five days a week, and as Steve has said, MeToo is partially a forced retirement scheme.

    I’m sure Lopate is a lefty though in a more old school New York Jew way (he always did a Gospel show on Christmas, for example), and more soft spoken about it than his brother Philip, another guy who was already pretty famous thirty years ago and maybe should just have started taking it easier a decade ago. One of Philip’s most famous essays- against joie de vivre” suggests why that might be tough for them:
    http://reprints.longform.org/against-joie-de-vivre

    Incidentally, it’s funny to hear Leonard Lopate talking to Philip Roth- Lopate is about ten years younger, but they have remarkably similar vocal timbre and intonation:

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/276589-philip-roth-leonard-lopate-show/

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  63. njguy73 says:
    @Anon
    There is a generational aspect to #MeToo that is rarely discussed. Silver-haired Baby Boomer does not know when to retire. Treats 20's- and 30's-Something staffers like peons, many of whom are on low-pay contracts, have zero job security and a small fortune of student debt.

    In more profitable industries, a tyrannical boss is tolerated because the pay is nice. But with traditional media collapsing, the boss' jokes about "millennial slave labor" or "interns being easy on the eyes" serve as an excuse to shove him out of the way under the guise of a hostile work environment. After all, the 77-year old is taking up one more spot in the life raft.

    The reason why you do not hear about more younger men getting caught up in #MeToo is because they have the awareness to not be so blatantly entitled around people who are making 30k / year, and who will likely never make more than 60k / year in their careers.

    You are so right. How many Gen-X men will have to suffer not only because they got blocked for promotions by aging Boomers, but also because they had to cover for the aging Boomer misdeeds? Younger men can’t get MeToo’d because you can’t abuse power if you’re never given it.

    In 2000, a young female reporter gets abused by Harvey Weinstein, her male peer colleague stands up for her, and

    Weinstein went nuclear, pushing Andrew down a set of steps inside the Tribeca Grand — knocking him over with such force that his tape recorder hit a woman, who suffered long-term injury — and dragging Andrew, in a headlock, onto Sixth Avenue.

    Such was the power of Harvey Weinstein in 2000 that despite the dozens of camera flashes that went off on that sidewalk that night, capturing the sight of an enormously famous film executive trying to pound in the head of a young newspaper reporter, I have never once seen a photo. Back then, Harvey could spin — or suppress — anything; there were so many journalists on his payroll, working as consultants on movie projects, or as screenwriters, or for his magazine.

    https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/why-the-weinstein-sexual-harassment-allegations-came-out-now.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-t

    Pretty soon you stop caring. Just make sure I get mine. Forget everyone else.

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    If the gods would but give me the opportunity of the likes of Weinstein attacking me...
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  64. Anon7 says:

    Interesting related article today at Chateau Heartiste:

    “Basically, the percentage of women who think unwanted compliments about appearance are sexual harassment drops linearly and precipitously with age, confirming the age-old Chateau wisdom that the hungry dog loves table scraps while the well-fed dog turns his nose up at a buffet.“

    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/is-game-a-zero-sum-activity/

    References study:

    http://polling.reuters.com/#!response/TM1379Y17_8/type/oneshot/filters/SEX:2/dates/20170520-20180520/collapsed/false

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  65. Berty says:

    Any of you guys hear about Bradley Manning threatening to kill himself last night?

    I had a hearty LOL with that one.

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    Saw it on drudge had a good laugh.

    I’m mourning the 750, ooo White men who died in the War of Northern Agression so blacks could destroy our great northern cities during the great migration.

    If you watch TV this weekend you’ll learn Memorial Day is all about the liberation of Jews from occupied Europe at the end of WW2
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  66. Ch689 says:

    Steve, would you do an ethnic breakdown of the #MeToo accused? Should be interesting.

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  67. Hibernian says:
    @Brutusale
    Never mind that she has a bat shit crazy personal life similar to that of a porn star. Now that she's with Aaron Rodgers, we have a new entry in the "Most Disliked Couple" in America.

    That said, she'd be the perfect candidate. Every second of her professional life has been stage-managed to a fare thee well.

    In her Go-Daddy commercials, she seems like an average woman, neither the SI model nor the woman race driver type.

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    She's got a chunky body these days, you won't see her in a swimsuit anytime soon. She's a 5 at best and every single one of her stills for magazines are photo-shopped to the MAX. She took her helmet off after the crash and climbed out of her wreck (as she usually does, taking others out with her, a BIG complain in NASCAR). She looked like a dirty, long-haired truck driver with the heavy chin and jowls.

    All that said, Aaron Rogers, Green Bay Packers QB is her beau these days. He's a strange one, bet Steve has the goods on him. Odd dude with the tongue-wagging State Farm commercials, bedding his dog and his complete estrangement from his family. Still, with all the dough, QB, etc, you'd think he could do better than a sweathog with an oily complexion and man-jaw race car driver. Makes me wonder if he's really a homo..

    He ain't this guy:
    https://images.tmz.com/2017/06/10/0610-new-england-launch-1.jpg

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  68. Hibernian says:
    @slumber_j
    Sharon, CT is the anti-Hamptons: easily the fanciest town in second-home-riddled Litchfield County, in the foothills of the Berkshire "Mountains." Think Henry Kravis.

    There's a reason the NPR station there is inanely called Robin Hood Radio, and it's the same reason an NPR station exists there at all: the whole operation is propped up by a few private-equity zillionaires, who when not firing Deplorables in order to pay down debt are busy "giving to the poor" in the form of party-line infotainment.

    Giving to the poor good and hard, that is.

    Anyway, that's a long fall for Mr. Lopate, but not as long as it seems at first blush.

    Sharon at least at one time was the home of the Buckleys, as in William F.

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  69. Anon[103] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    The reason why you do not hear about more younger men getting caught up in #MeToo is because they have the awareness to not be so blatantly entitled around people who are making 30k / year, and who will likely never make more than 60k / year in their careers.
     
    I doubt that this is the full explanation. Sure younger men have grown up in a PC environment and are more careful to self-police and not make "sexist" comments, but some of the "crimes" of the old men would not have been "crimes" at all coming from a young sexy guy. As in the famous SNL sketch, a sexy young alpha and a repulsive beta (and old men are by definition repulsive) can both do the exact same thing and their actions will be perceived differently by women. It's no coincidence that almost every guy who has been MeTooed is older.

    Women have menopause as a bright line in their lives so they understand when they transition from being sexually desirable to sexually repulsive to most men but men don't have that kind of a signal and some of them make the mistake of thinking that they can continue to act the same way they did when they were younger and get the same results. Charlie Rose was a prime example - the exact same shtick that made him a player as a young man made him a super creepy old guy later on.

    Except for the fact that the young guys caught up in #MeToo lean towards “sexy, young, alpha” leading men. Most notably, Affleck Brothers and James Franco. It has less to do with age than entitlement.

    In the case of Boomers, somehow Boomer Dudes thought they were above the civilizational law of May-October male-female dynamics — where the guy is expected to take care of the girl materially. A millennial girl that is making slightly above minimum wage in a place like NYC or LA is hyper aware of this. The one notable Boomer Dude who understood this is also currently our President.

    In a more mundane office setting, low-wage younger workers — who may not be subject to advances themselves — come to view Charlie Rose-types as lecherous dead wood.

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  70. Simon says:
    @Bragadocious
    Public broadcasting in NYC is a navel-gazing sewer filled with the comforting pablum that sustains a certain population living here. Shows are as follows: Trump is bad, Israel is good, a jazz medley featuring the wild sounds of Ornette Coleman, Hillary got screwed, All Things Constricted. A firehose should be taken to the entire operation.

    Agree with you that New York City’s NPR station is a nonstop lefty sewer, probably worse than most other NPR outlets, but — like all good lefties — it is far from pro-Israel. Its Middle East coverage (which also means BBC coverage) leans over backwards to air Palestinian grievances, to the point where I sometimes wonder whether it risks alienating its left-wing Jewish conflicted-about-Israel donor base.

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  71. Hibernian says:
    @phil
    When are they coming for Bill Clinton?

    When submarine races are held in Boise.

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  72. DeMar says: • Website
    @Paul Jolliffe
    I don't see any tan lines. Somebody remind me: exactly how did she wind up in racing, anyway?

    Who cares why she ended up in racing? She nearly won the first Indy she drove in. The woman is a talented driver, no matter how good she looks. No, she hasn’t won a ton of first place trophies, but as in baseball, even those at the bottom (not that Danika is at the bottom) of the profession are a rare, talented breed.

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    She crashed a LOT. And crashed a lot of guys out WITH her. She has more DNFs that finishes in NASCAR. She was middling-to-bottom in Indy racing. She's EEOC. You'd have never heard of her if she was a guy, which sometimes I wonder.
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  73. anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    Old men are not creepy so long as they maintain their grandfatherly role and do not attempt to assert their sexuality.

    I wish Freeman well but it remains to be seen whether his career will survive this or not - at this point sponsors are still dropping him left and right. I don't have the feeling that the purge has fully run its course yet. I haven't seen one sponsor with the balls to stick with any MeTooed figure and anyone who has attempted to defend someone who has been accused has himself (or herself) been subject to attack. There has not yet been a "have you no decency?" moment and there won't be as long as the Left is running the whole show.

    What was it that Victor Hugo wrote? Something about that there’s nothing so powerful as “an idea whose time has come.” The genesis of all this #MeToo stuff is unclear but, like all such social movements (going back even to The Reformation), probably arose as a symptom of deep seated discontent. Whatever, it immediately caught on among the so-called “cognoscenti”, most of whom are now marching in lockstep. Ortega y Gasset predicted this kind of phenomenon over a hundred years ago, in the process characterizing elites and “proles” as nothing more than mirror images of each other in terms of behavior. So, fuggedaboudit,..guys like Freeman, G. Keillor etal are toast. As will be anyone else who gets in the way of “the idea”–which has metastasized and is now out of control.

    I have no clue how, but this will probably end badly for everyone concerned. Like all such mass movements it will veer off in directions never intended by its proponents…and with predictable results

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    The good thing about is that it’s only liberals who are getting me tooed

    Conservatives aren’t getting me tooed conservative men don’t behave in such rude crude ways . I can’t understand why all the conservative men on Unz are not happy that the liberals who hate you guys and want you guys dead are finally getting punished for something at least.

    I’d like to punish all liberals for what they’ve done to Whites. Realistically I can’t do anything to them. But at least I can be glad some retribution for all the damage is happening
    , @Anon
    Maybe It’s just decades of resentment about nasty remarks and grabbing and insults.
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  74. @Daniel H
    From Wiki, offenses that got him fired.

    >>For example, as one producer was preparing for a segment about a cookbook, Lopate told her that the name "avocado" came from the Aztec word for "testicle." Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, "I didn't know you were so 'bosomy'.<<

    “Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, ‘I didn’t know you were so ‘bosomy’”

    Girl wears new dress to put her bigguns on display, gets the attention she craves but, ewwwww, it’s from the wrong man.

    At least a dozen times unattractive or older women have ogled me or remarked on my physique (specifically arms and butt) in the workplace, and I got them ALL FIRED. Just kidding, it never occurred to me.

    #repealthe19th

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    “Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, ‘I didn’t know you were so ‘bosomy’”

    Girl wears new dress to put her bigguns on display, gets the attention she craves but, ewwwww, it’s from the wrong man.
     
    What the hell was that guy thinking? How stupid do you have to be to say that during working hours?

    Seriously, men. Don't say shit like that. You're fucking it up for all of us.
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  75. Anon[183] • Disclaimer says:
    @BenKenobi
    His defence should be that only faggots and sailors are named Lawerence.

    Seems ironclad.

    RIP R.Lee.

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  76. Bel Riose says:
    @Inquiring Mind
    In auto racing, there is a strong father influence.

    As with Tiger Woods and golf, a racing career starts young where Dad puts you into a go-cart that he builds and tunes. From go-carts of various "classes" and "formulas", a racer works their way up to dirt-track sprint cars, maybe the "farm system" level of stock cars and up to the Big Time of Indy Car or NASCAR.

    At least starting out, the kid in racing is an avatar for Dad to realize his racing dreams. Traditionally the kid is a boy, but for dads with only daughters, it has to be a girl -- the Barbra Streisand character in Yentl kind of thing. Keep in mind that we are not at the point of busting glass ceilings that there is such a thing as a racing Mom who builds and tunes the cars -- or is there?

    I have a relative who put his two sons into go-carts -- a highly skilled machinist, one of Lake Woebegon's Germans from Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility parish who relocated to the South, joining a Baptist congregation and acquiring a bit of a twang to fit in, who was always HBD aware and didn't go to college to have it beaten out of him. Besides all of the vicarious reasons for him to do this, I think racing was good advertising for his factory machine-rebuilding business and skill.

    For all his efforts, he had this vibe, actually, almost a chip on his shoulder, that he remained an outsider among the go-cart dads. What would really get him going was girls-in-go-carts. In racing, it isn't just who crosses the finish line first, there are a lot of rules for conduct on the track and what happens when you bump someone that are refereed, and he had this thing that his sons never caught a break because the refs would always look the other way from the antics of some other Daddy's darling. And in observing the scene without any personal stake in it, I am pretty sure he is right, not just about being a Yankee, although he was a country Yankee and not a big city one, but about Daddys' darlings having their way on the track.

    Danica Patrick was always a conversation topic if you wanted to troll him. So how did I know she was Daddy's darling in go-carts without even looking her up on Wikipedia, "Born to a working-class family in Beloit, Wisconsin, Patrick began karting at the age of ten and achieved early success by winning her class in the World Karting Association Grand National Championship three times in the mid-1990s. She dropped out of high school with her parents' permission in 1998, and moved to the United Kingdom to further her career."

    So I would not describe Ms. Patrick as having "a screw loose." I am just saying that having the Web domain-name seller Go Daddy as her racing sponsor may have been trying to tell us something? And she just isn't very sexy for some reason.

    I’ve heard the same thing about girls who participate in junior high / high school wrestling and wrestle against guys — the refs give the girls breaks, even when they are blatantly cheating or otherwise using illegal moves or holds.

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    You’ve heard you’ve heard you’ve heard you’ve heard.

    For someone who spends his time wanking away watching porn you sure hear a lot.
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  77. njguy73 says:
    @Brutusale
    Never mind that she has a bat shit crazy personal life similar to that of a porn star. Now that she's with Aaron Rodgers, we have a new entry in the "Most Disliked Couple" in America.

    That said, she'd be the perfect candidate. Every second of her professional life has been stage-managed to a fare thee well.

    we have a new entry in the “Most Disliked Couple” in America.

    They’re not even the most disliked couple of which one is an NFL quarterback. The Bundchen-Bradys and Cavallari-Cutlers are way ahead.

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  78. njguy73 says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, 'I didn’t know you were so ‘bosomy’"

    Girl wears new dress to put her bigguns on display, gets the attention she craves but, ewwwww, it's from the wrong man.

    At least a dozen times unattractive or older women have ogled me or remarked on my physique (specifically arms and butt) in the workplace, and I got them ALL FIRED. Just kidding, it never occurred to me.

    #repealthe19th

    “Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, ‘I didn’t know you were so ‘bosomy’”

    Girl wears new dress to put her bigguns on display, gets the attention she craves but, ewwwww, it’s from the wrong man.

    What the hell was that guy thinking? How stupid do you have to be to say that during working hours?

    Seriously, men. Don’t say shit like that. You’re fucking it up for all of us.

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    Seriously, men. Don’t say shit like that. You’re fucking it up for all of us.
     
    I am not too much younger than he is, and I have known not to say s**t like that, even j0king, for at least 25 years. But, like someone said, he probably thinks he is still a charming rogue.
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  79. Svigor says:
    @Peter Akuleyev
    Fox News is more influential than the NPR and the NYT combined in terms of numbers of people who actually vote. Fox is the real "mainstream media".

    How does Fox stack up against the combined might of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR… my fingers are getting tired…how does Fox stack up against the combined might of all of Big Media that isn’t Breitbart or Fox or one of the few other non-totally-leftist organs?

    It’s like if California or Texas went to war against the other 49. Sure, California and Texas are big states. And they’d be crushed.

    Fox is huge precisely because they’re the only non-totally-leftist game in town.

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  80. Svigor says:
    @njguy73
    You are so right. How many Gen-X men will have to suffer not only because they got blocked for promotions by aging Boomers, but also because they had to cover for the aging Boomer misdeeds? Younger men can't get MeToo'd because you can't abuse power if you're never given it.

    In 2000, a young female reporter gets abused by Harvey Weinstein, her male peer colleague stands up for her, and


    Weinstein went nuclear, pushing Andrew down a set of steps inside the Tribeca Grand — knocking him over with such force that his tape recorder hit a woman, who suffered long-term injury — and dragging Andrew, in a headlock, onto Sixth Avenue.
     

    Such was the power of Harvey Weinstein in 2000 that despite the dozens of camera flashes that went off on that sidewalk that night, capturing the sight of an enormously famous film executive trying to pound in the head of a young newspaper reporter, I have never once seen a photo. Back then, Harvey could spin — or suppress — anything; there were so many journalists on his payroll, working as consultants on movie projects, or as screenwriters, or for his magazine.
     
    https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/why-the-weinstein-sexual-harassment-allegations-came-out-now.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-t

    Pretty soon you stop caring. Just make sure I get mine. Forget everyone else.

    If the gods would but give me the opportunity of the likes of Weinstein attacking me…

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  81. anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:
    @slumber_j
    Sharon, CT is the anti-Hamptons: easily the fanciest town in second-home-riddled Litchfield County, in the foothills of the Berkshire "Mountains." Think Henry Kravis.

    There's a reason the NPR station there is inanely called Robin Hood Radio, and it's the same reason an NPR station exists there at all: the whole operation is propped up by a few private-equity zillionaires, who when not firing Deplorables in order to pay down debt are busy "giving to the poor" in the form of party-line infotainment.

    Giving to the poor good and hard, that is.

    Anyway, that's a long fall for Mr. Lopate, but not as long as it seems at first blush.

    Thanks re: “Robin Hood Radio”. Didn’t make the connection at first. What does a ten million a year hedge fund manager living in three acre zoning in Greenwich (or a second home in Kent, CT) do for the “poor and downtrodden”–besides listen to NPR and engage in copious (and very public) hand-wringing.

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  82. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    There is a generational aspect to #MeToo that is rarely discussed. Silver-haired Baby Boomer does not know when to retire. Treats 20's- and 30's-Something staffers like peons, many of whom are on low-pay contracts, have zero job security and a small fortune of student debt.

    In more profitable industries, a tyrannical boss is tolerated because the pay is nice. But with traditional media collapsing, the boss' jokes about "millennial slave labor" or "interns being easy on the eyes" serve as an excuse to shove him out of the way under the guise of a hostile work environment. After all, the 77-year old is taking up one more spot in the life raft.

    The reason why you do not hear about more younger men getting caught up in #MeToo is because they have the awareness to not be so blatantly entitled around people who are making 30k / year, and who will likely never make more than 60k / year in their careers.

    You’re right about the age thing. It’s the old farts and codgers ( basic male Unz commenter) who’re getting it for decades of rude comments and sex assault touching.

    My husband and I went to a dance club some time ago. He went off to get drinks and saw some scumbag POS put his hands on my behind and then on my breast. Mike quietly called police and kept an eye on the guy.

    When the police came the scumbag POS was arrested for assault and battery and sex assault. All the while he sputtered

    “ I didn’t assault her, I just touched her that’s not assault and battery” “what’s wrong with a friendly slap in the butt?” “ sex assault, what’s that never heard of such a thing”

    We followed up and the POS scumbag pled guilty to assault and battery and sexual assault and got a years probation. Of course he was White. Had he been black he’d have called his jack leg preachers and no charges been filed

    Before you old farts and codgers defend touching on breast behinds and thighs better look up your states criminal code under assault and battery and sex assault.

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  83. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bel Riose
    I've heard the same thing about girls who participate in junior high / high school wrestling and wrestle against guys -- the refs give the girls breaks, even when they are blatantly cheating or otherwise using illegal moves or holds.

    You’ve heard you’ve heard you’ve heard you’ve heard.

    For someone who spends his time wanking away watching porn you sure hear a lot.

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  84. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    One question

    Who in the world but wealthy liberal commie vegetarian cat lady gay busy body Obama worshippers listens to NPR???????

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    Who in the world but wealthy liberal commie vegetarian cat lady gay busy body Obama worshippers listens to NPR???????
     
    A lot of people in Blue areas. My nice neighbor lady gets most of her news from WaPo, and another friend gets hers as NYT headline texts on her cell phone. They both think DJT is vulgar and consider themselves well informed. It is very easy to live in the comfy Blue bubble.
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  85. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous
    What was it that Victor Hugo wrote? Something about that there's nothing so powerful as "an idea whose time has come." The genesis of all this #MeToo stuff is unclear but, like all such social movements (going back even to The Reformation), probably arose as a symptom of deep seated discontent. Whatever, it immediately caught on among the so-called "cognoscenti", most of whom are now marching in lockstep. Ortega y Gasset predicted this kind of phenomenon over a hundred years ago, in the process characterizing elites and "proles" as nothing more than mirror images of each other in terms of behavior. So, fuggedaboudit,..guys like Freeman, G. Keillor etal are toast. As will be anyone else who gets in the way of "the idea"--which has metastasized and is now out of control.

    I have no clue how, but this will probably end badly for everyone concerned. Like all such mass movements it will veer off in directions never intended by its proponents...and with predictable results

    The good thing about is that it’s only liberals who are getting me tooed

    Conservatives aren’t getting me tooed conservative men don’t behave in such rude crude ways . I can’t understand why all the conservative men on Unz are not happy that the liberals who hate you guys and want you guys dead are finally getting punished for something at least.

    I’d like to punish all liberals for what they’ve done to Whites. Realistically I can’t do anything to them. But at least I can be glad some retribution for all the damage is happening

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  86. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @phil
    When are they coming for Bill Clinton?

    Never, you see Hildabeast stood by him rather than divorcing him.

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    Sure. Because, politically-speaking, Bill was her Sugardaddy.
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  87. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    Old men are not creepy so long as they maintain their grandfatherly role and do not attempt to assert their sexuality.

    I wish Freeman well but it remains to be seen whether his career will survive this or not - at this point sponsors are still dropping him left and right. I don't have the feeling that the purge has fully run its course yet. I haven't seen one sponsor with the balls to stick with any MeTooed figure and anyone who has attempted to defend someone who has been accused has himself (or herself) been subject to attack. There has not yet been a "have you no decency?" moment and there won't be as long as the Left is running the whole show.

    Have you no decency? Senator McCarthy has been proved absolutely correct by the release of the Verona Arlington Hall papers. And the liberals and Jews who attacked him have been proven wrong again and again.

    Me too proves that liberal and entertainment men are lechers and creeps. I think it’s good.

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  88. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous
    What was it that Victor Hugo wrote? Something about that there's nothing so powerful as "an idea whose time has come." The genesis of all this #MeToo stuff is unclear but, like all such social movements (going back even to The Reformation), probably arose as a symptom of deep seated discontent. Whatever, it immediately caught on among the so-called "cognoscenti", most of whom are now marching in lockstep. Ortega y Gasset predicted this kind of phenomenon over a hundred years ago, in the process characterizing elites and "proles" as nothing more than mirror images of each other in terms of behavior. So, fuggedaboudit,..guys like Freeman, G. Keillor etal are toast. As will be anyone else who gets in the way of "the idea"--which has metastasized and is now out of control.

    I have no clue how, but this will probably end badly for everyone concerned. Like all such mass movements it will veer off in directions never intended by its proponents...and with predictable results

    Maybe It’s just decades of resentment about nasty remarks and grabbing and insults.

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    These girls are much too young to have experienced that.
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  89. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Berty
    Any of you guys hear about Bradley Manning threatening to kill himself last night?

    I had a hearty LOL with that one.

    Saw it on drudge had a good laugh.

    I’m mourning the 750, ooo White men who died in the War of Northern Agression so blacks could destroy our great northern cities during the great migration.

    If you watch TV this weekend you’ll learn Memorial Day is all about the liberation of Jews from occupied Europe at the end of WW2

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  90. @njguy73

    “Another producer said that in 2009, when she wore a new dress, Lopate said, ‘I didn’t know you were so ‘bosomy’”

    Girl wears new dress to put her bigguns on display, gets the attention she craves but, ewwwww, it’s from the wrong man.
     
    What the hell was that guy thinking? How stupid do you have to be to say that during working hours?

    Seriously, men. Don't say shit like that. You're fucking it up for all of us.

    Seriously, men. Don’t say shit like that. You’re fucking it up for all of us.

    I am not too much younger than he is, and I have known not to say s**t like that, even j0king, for at least 25 years. But, like someone said, he probably thinks he is still a charming rogue.

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    I don't know exactly how old you are, but I suspect that you are just this side of the generational fault line. Lopate is 77 which means he is a pre-boomer.

    Also, while this may have been an ill considered remark (some things you should think to yourself and not say out loud), should it have been a fireable offense? Is this really in the same category as a physical assault? Because in the realm of MeToo, it is.

    In the realm of witch trial (and that is where we are), there are only two verdicts possible- (witch or not witch and the accused is ALWAYS found to be a witch - to be accused is to be convicted) and only one punishment (burn the witch!). No doubt Lopate is not a perfect human - in fact he's probably an insufferable jerk of the Upper West Side variety. Making a mildly inappropriate remark and being a rapist are two vastly different things, but in the current environment they are one and the same.
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  91. @Anon
    One question

    Who in the world but wealthy liberal commie vegetarian cat lady gay busy body Obama worshippers listens to NPR???????

    Who in the world but wealthy liberal commie vegetarian cat lady gay busy body Obama worshippers listens to NPR???????

    A lot of people in Blue areas. My nice neighbor lady gets most of her news from WaPo, and another friend gets hers as NYT headline texts on her cell phone. They both think DJT is vulgar and consider themselves well informed. It is very easy to live in the comfy Blue bubble.

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  92. @Joe Stalin
    NPR has the ear of lots of listeners. They are of the "what-else-on-radio-besides-sports-and talk-radio-genre?" As a practical matter, NPR must be a literally-tax-payer-supported-arm of Bloomberg's Gun Controller National Web. They milked the Parkland shooting for weeks, kept on parroting the "teenagers" coordinating the whole enterprise, make sure that virtually everyone comes in as a gun control advocate (I just heard yesterday an anti-abortion activist that has now found a new calling, Gun Control.). I have never heard one pro-gun segment on NPR is decades of listening, although they will put on some oddball view like a pro-gun Black. You can rest assured when the gun controllers want to roll out the NEW gun control phrase of the week, like "Gun Safety," you will hear it first on NPR.

    NPR is also the voice of the NGOs, forever espousing why we should give MORE money to the Education Industrial Complex.

    If you listen to NPR, what is most remarkable is the lack of two words in their hours of this-is-what's-good-for-you commentary:

    (1) Costs and (2) Taxes

    They can't reconcile their constant haranguing of the non-governmental listener with what it will take out of the wallets & purses to implement their hobby horses.

    “what-else-on-radio-besides-sports-and talk-radio-genre?”

    Uh, something called music. (e.g. Top 40, country, hip hop, dance, metal, classic rock, etc). US Top 40 stations probably have 10-100x more listeners per day than all NPR stations combined.

    Also, the days of government funded radio (and TV a la PBS type stations) is a thing of the past. It’s not needed. In short, NPR’s time has passed. It’s done, time to pull the taxpayer subsidy for good.

    There’s plenty of funding from private investors that will more than make up the difference of Uncle Sam’s contributions to radio.

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    The time for NPR passed 30 years ago but it still hangs on. Government programs have a way of hanging on forever. The average person pays a few dollars more of taxes per year to fund NPR - not even enough to buy lunch - so they don't care that much one way or another, but the people who work for NPR and its other constituencies (liberal non-profits whose POV gets promoted on NPR) have a huge amount at stake so the lobbying is asymmetrical. Also did you happen to notice that even with a Republican president and Republican congress, these programs never go away? Maybe during the Republican administration, instead of growing 10% a year they grow 5% but they don't go away, ever.

    FM radio (and broadcast TV) itself is a thing of the past. Between satellite and streaming media and media that people have loaded on their phones, most people are listening to broadcasts of any kind less and less. We live in the age of narrowcasting, not broadcasting. Broadcasting is one step in crudeness above the loudspeakers that used to play in public squares in the Soviet Union so that everyone had to hear the same propaganda.
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  93. @MikeatMikedotMike
    Based on her track record, she won't finish better than eighth in that election, even if there's only one other candidate.

    I also don't care how much she's paid personal trainers and plastic surgeons and photo shoppers to drag her up to a soft 7. Her handlers have trained her well to play the humble role when the cameras are on, but she's a stone bitch; entitled with a baseless arrogance. Any male with her career stats would have been canned a long time ago.

    You must not forget that Dale Earhart Jr. had an equally dismal record but won the poll for most popular driver many years in a row. I see his face on too many commercials. The only races he seem to win were the restrictor plate tracks. Many believed that NASCAR was allowing him to when there.

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    I haven't forgot (I agree with you), it just wasn't related to Patrick's story.

    Earnhardt Jr. has been the beneficiary of his father's success in the same vein that Patrick has been the beneficiary of her sex.
    , @Brutusale
    Seriously?

    Career NASCAR wins:
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.--26 victories
    Danica Patrick--0 victories

    I'm not debating nepotism in NASCAR, but Junior was TWICE the NASCAR minor league champion before moving up.

    As I point out in a previous post, most drivers need to perform to get access to the winning equipment/teams.
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  94. @DCThrowback
    "Lopate committed the same crime as Morgan Freeman – he was an old guy, which by definition makes him creepy."

    Morgan Freeman is doing Mountain Dew commercials at 80, so just how creepy is he? What's even better is Freeman is fighting back, saying his support of Donald Trump and comments about jailing Hillary are what the real motivators are for his attackers.

    As Steve has noted, Freeman is not being accused of assault or rape, just inappropriate comments. I think we've jumped the shark on this.

    “As Steve has noted, Freeman is not being accused of assault or rape, just inappropriate comments. I think we’ve jumped the shark on this.”

    But inappropriate comments ARE rape! What kind of misogynist monster are you, anyway?

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  95. @Brutusale
    A lumbering, power-hitting white first baseman...he'd have had a 20-year career for the 60s Red $ox!

    Judging by how far a 70-something Trump can still hit a golf ball, a career like Red Sox first baseman Dick “Dr. Strangeglove” Stuart might well have been achievable.

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    Not a bad swing:

    https://youtu.be/hyF8vQBdlWo
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  96. @Anon
    Maybe It’s just decades of resentment about nasty remarks and grabbing and insults.

    These girls are much too young to have experienced that.

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  97. @flyingtiger
    You must not forget that Dale Earhart Jr. had an equally dismal record but won the poll for most popular driver many years in a row. I see his face on too many commercials. The only races he seem to win were the restrictor plate tracks. Many believed that NASCAR was allowing him to when there.

    I haven’t forgot (I agree with you), it just wasn’t related to Patrick’s story.

    Earnhardt Jr. has been the beneficiary of his father’s success in the same vein that Patrick has been the beneficiary of her sex.

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  98. Jack D says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    Seriously, men. Don’t say shit like that. You’re fucking it up for all of us.
     
    I am not too much younger than he is, and I have known not to say s**t like that, even j0king, for at least 25 years. But, like someone said, he probably thinks he is still a charming rogue.

    I don’t know exactly how old you are, but I suspect that you are just this side of the generational fault line. Lopate is 77 which means he is a pre-boomer.

    Also, while this may have been an ill considered remark (some things you should think to yourself and not say out loud), should it have been a fireable offense? Is this really in the same category as a physical assault? Because in the realm of MeToo, it is.

    In the realm of witch trial (and that is where we are), there are only two verdicts possible- (witch or not witch and the accused is ALWAYS found to be a witch – to be accused is to be convicted) and only one punishment (burn the witch!). No doubt Lopate is not a perfect human – in fact he’s probably an insufferable jerk of the Upper West Side variety. Making a mildly inappropriate remark and being a rapist are two vastly different things, but in the current environment they are one and the same.

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    Good point, JD. I am an early Boomer and this guy was raised in a different era. I agree completely that conflating innocent comments with physical rape will have serious long term consequences, mostly for women, who will all be seen as trouble waiting to happen.
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  99. Jack D says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    “what-else-on-radio-besides-sports-and talk-radio-genre?”

    Uh, something called music. (e.g. Top 40, country, hip hop, dance, metal, classic rock, etc). US Top 40 stations probably have 10-100x more listeners per day than all NPR stations combined.

    Also, the days of government funded radio (and TV a la PBS type stations) is a thing of the past. It's not needed. In short, NPR's time has passed. It's done, time to pull the taxpayer subsidy for good.

    There's plenty of funding from private investors that will more than make up the difference of Uncle Sam's contributions to radio.

    The time for NPR passed 30 years ago but it still hangs on. Government programs have a way of hanging on forever. The average person pays a few dollars more of taxes per year to fund NPR – not even enough to buy lunch – so they don’t care that much one way or another, but the people who work for NPR and its other constituencies (liberal non-profits whose POV gets promoted on NPR) have a huge amount at stake so the lobbying is asymmetrical. Also did you happen to notice that even with a Republican president and Republican congress, these programs never go away? Maybe during the Republican administration, instead of growing 10% a year they grow 5% but they don’t go away, ever.

    FM radio (and broadcast TV) itself is a thing of the past. Between satellite and streaming media and media that people have loaded on their phones, most people are listening to broadcasts of any kind less and less. We live in the age of narrowcasting, not broadcasting. Broadcasting is one step in crudeness above the loudspeakers that used to play in public squares in the Soviet Union so that everyone had to hear the same propaganda.

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  100. Brutusale says:
    @Svigor
    Oh, I dunno. As long as she's not dead last every time, her presence on the field seems justified, if we're just talking merit. (Although these things aren't ceteris paribus; your crew and your sponsor mean a lot, I gather)

    Four teams pretty much dominate NASCAR: Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush-Fenway Racing. They have the money and the talent. They field 3-4 cars each, which means that in any given year, there are 10-15 drivers with a good chance to compete for the win.

    After Patrick’s abysmal performance in the Nationwide Series, Tony Stewart gave her a “ride” in the Sprint Cup series.

    This was Wikipedia’s analysis of Patrick’s last season in the NASCAR “minor league”.

    Her final race of the season at Phoenix was embroiled in controversy as her car leaked oil and NASCAR elected not to wave the caution flags, causing an accident between Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman. This decision was criticized by drivers and team owners.[98] With no top-tens, two DNFs and an average finish of 28.3 in her ten starts; Patrick was not classified in the final standings since she did not contest the full championship, so was inelegible to score points.

    Is this the kind of performance that shouts “Promotion!”?

    Just like most female politicians, she had a career because of her vagina. The thing to remember for anyone looking at a potential political career for Patrick is that, despite the Photoshop and padded bras, there’s not much you can do about her being 5’1″.

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    Aaron Rodgers has strange taste in women. Wasn't it Olivia Munn before Danica?
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  101. Brutusale says:
    @flyingtiger
    You must not forget that Dale Earhart Jr. had an equally dismal record but won the poll for most popular driver many years in a row. I see his face on too many commercials. The only races he seem to win were the restrictor plate tracks. Many believed that NASCAR was allowing him to when there.

    Seriously?

    Career NASCAR wins:
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.–26 victories
    Danica Patrick–0 victories

    I’m not debating nepotism in NASCAR, but Junior was TWICE the NASCAR minor league champion before moving up.

    As I point out in a previous post, most drivers need to perform to get access to the winning equipment/teams.

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  102. @Jack D
    I don't know exactly how old you are, but I suspect that you are just this side of the generational fault line. Lopate is 77 which means he is a pre-boomer.

    Also, while this may have been an ill considered remark (some things you should think to yourself and not say out loud), should it have been a fireable offense? Is this really in the same category as a physical assault? Because in the realm of MeToo, it is.

    In the realm of witch trial (and that is where we are), there are only two verdicts possible- (witch or not witch and the accused is ALWAYS found to be a witch - to be accused is to be convicted) and only one punishment (burn the witch!). No doubt Lopate is not a perfect human - in fact he's probably an insufferable jerk of the Upper West Side variety. Making a mildly inappropriate remark and being a rapist are two vastly different things, but in the current environment they are one and the same.

    Good point, JD. I am an early Boomer and this guy was raised in a different era. I agree completely that conflating innocent comments with physical rape will have serious long term consequences, mostly for women, who will all be seen as trouble waiting to happen.

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    All women are trouble waiting to happen.
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  103. anonymous[390] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Never, you see Hildabeast stood by him rather than divorcing him.

    Sure. Because, politically-speaking, Bill was her Sugardaddy.

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  104. @Brutusale
    Four teams pretty much dominate NASCAR: Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Roush-Fenway Racing. They have the money and the talent. They field 3-4 cars each, which means that in any given year, there are 10-15 drivers with a good chance to compete for the win.

    After Patrick's abysmal performance in the Nationwide Series, Tony Stewart gave her a "ride" in the Sprint Cup series.

    This was Wikipedia's analysis of Patrick's last season in the NASCAR "minor league".


    Her final race of the season at Phoenix was embroiled in controversy as her car leaked oil and NASCAR elected not to wave the caution flags, causing an accident between Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman. This decision was criticized by drivers and team owners.[98] With no top-tens, two DNFs and an average finish of 28.3 in her ten starts; Patrick was not classified in the final standings since she did not contest the full championship, so was inelegible to score points.
     
    Is this the kind of performance that shouts "Promotion!"?

    Just like most female politicians, she had a career because of her vagina. The thing to remember for anyone looking at a potential political career for Patrick is that, despite the Photoshop and padded bras, there's not much you can do about her being 5'1".

    Aaron Rodgers has strange taste in women. Wasn’t it Olivia Munn before Danica?

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  105. @anonymous
    So a 77 year old white male of European descent is outed by The Commissars. "Take that, white male patriarch! You've had your day. Now it's our turn!" "To do what?" is left unanswered--besides giving all men the shiv of course.

    This, too, shall pass. But only God--in whom few people believe anymore-only knows when.

    It passes when the Islamic Patriarchy comes to pass. It ain’t passing as long as the system in place allows women to rape-charge men for cash and prizes. Women aren’t doing this to guys they can’t get a payoff from.

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  106. @Hibernian
    In her Go-Daddy commercials, she seems like an average woman, neither the SI model nor the woman race driver type.

    She’s got a chunky body these days, you won’t see her in a swimsuit anytime soon. She’s a 5 at best and every single one of her stills for magazines are photo-shopped to the MAX. She took her helmet off after the crash and climbed out of her wreck (as she usually does, taking others out with her, a BIG complain in NASCAR). She looked like a dirty, long-haired truck driver with the heavy chin and jowls.

    All that said, Aaron Rogers, Green Bay Packers QB is her beau these days. He’s a strange one, bet Steve has the goods on him. Odd dude with the tongue-wagging State Farm commercials, bedding his dog and his complete estrangement from his family. Still, with all the dough, QB, etc, you’d think he could do better than a sweathog with an oily complexion and man-jaw race car driver. Makes me wonder if he’s really a homo..

    He ain’t this guy:

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  107. @DeMar
    Who cares why she ended up in racing? She nearly won the first Indy she drove in. The woman is a talented driver, no matter how good she looks. No, she hasn't won a ton of first place trophies, but as in baseball, even those at the bottom (not that Danika is at the bottom) of the profession are a rare, talented breed.

    She crashed a LOT. And crashed a lot of guys out WITH her. She has more DNFs that finishes in NASCAR. She was middling-to-bottom in Indy racing. She’s EEOC. You’d have never heard of her if she was a guy, which sometimes I wonder.

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  108. @Steve Sailer
    Judging by how far a 70-something Trump can still hit a golf ball, a career like Red Sox first baseman Dick "Dr. Strangeglove" Stuart might well have been achievable.

    Not a bad swing:

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  109. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    The host will no doubt question the experts on how a displaced organism might re-establish itself at a higher elevation.

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  110. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Wait, NPR is part of the majors? Since when? Sure, there are some influential members from among the top 1% included in its audience, but compared to network TV? Or the internet? How exactly is NPR the be all and end all of news in the US? In other words NPR is not to the US what the BBC is to the UK, not even close (in either influence that shapes the news or in prestigious stature).

    Just seems like an oxymoron to state that a NPR personality was dropped from the flagship station. But, because this dude worked in provincial New York, and not in Wisconsin or Sandusky, Ohio, that's all that matters. As Al Smith said, "what states are there west of the Mississippi?"

    Still not seeing it, though. NPR doesn't come anywhere close to the NYT in regards to influencing US news on the national level.

    the “majors” within the NPR universe, ffs. You must be a blast at parties.

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  111. MBlanc46 says:
    @Jim Don Bob
    Good point, JD. I am an early Boomer and this guy was raised in a different era. I agree completely that conflating innocent comments with physical rape will have serious long term consequences, mostly for women, who will all be seen as trouble waiting to happen.

    All women are trouble waiting to happen.

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