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MSM creeps: former CNBC director spied on nanny with hidden bathroom camera; 27 more women accuse Charlie Rose

CBS News reports that on May 1, 2018, Daniel Switzen, a former director for the CNBC television network, entered a guilty plea to a charge he used a camera hidden in a bathroom tissue box to spy on his family’s nanny and her friends in his Pleasantville, N.Y. home.

Former CNBC director Daniel Switzen

On Nov. 13, 2017, the 19-year-old nanny discovered the camera. That evening, Switzen was arrested by Pleasantville village police, accused of videoing the nanny while she was “dressing or undressing”.

Switzen faces between one-and-a-half and four years in state prison for felony unlawful surveillance, and will be required to register as a sex offender. He will be sentenced on Aug. 21.

Meanwhile, 27 more women have come forward accusing PBS/CBS Good Morning’s Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, which was known but ignored by network management.

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Recall that last November, eight women who were either employees or aspired to work for Rose at PBS’s Charlie Rose showsaid Charlie Rose had made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, and groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. (See “CBS & PBS fired Charles Rose after 8 women accused him of sexual misconduct, incl. walking around naked“)

Rose’s new accusers include (WaPo):

  1. Former research assistant Joana Matthias, now 63, says that in 1976, Rose exposed his penis and touched her breasts in the NBC News Washington bureau where they worked: “This other personality would come through, and the groping would happen”.
  2. Sophie Gayter, now 27, says when she worked at “60 Minutes” in 2013, Rose groped her buttocks as they walked down an office hallway to a recording studio: “I had been there long enough to know that it was just the way things went. People said what they wanted to you, people did what they wanted to you.”
  3. Annmarie Parr says that in 1986 when she was a 22-year-old news clerk and when Rose was filling in as an anchor on “CBS Morning News,” he made “lewd, little comments” about her appearance and asked “Annmarie, do you like sex? Do you enjoy it? How often do you like to have sex?”
  4. Beth Homan-Ross, now 61, says that in 1986 when Rose was a co-anchor on CBS in Washington and she worked directly with him as an assistant producer, he frequently made sexual remarks about her breasts and buttocks. When she arrived at his house to deliver materials or prepare him for work, he would sometimes open the door naked, holding a towel. More than once, Rose asked her to come into his bathroom while he was showering, which she declined, waiting outside.
  5. Corrina Collins was a 20-year-old intern on Rose’s PBS show in 2003. He brought her on a CBS trip to California for a “60 Minutes II” assignment. On the plane, Rose insisted she drink wine and began to “paw” her. Collins became drunk and threw up in the plane’s bathroom. Rose squeezed her breast during the car ride from the airport. He insisted that they work in his hotel room, where he told her, “I want you to ride me.” She quickly left his room. Collins says: “It felt predatory. I had already said no, but he was going to persist.”

All of the above five women had complained about Rose to management, who did nothing.

76-year-old Charlie Rose the creep actually is trying to make a comeback. Reportedly, he is slated to star in a show where he’ll interview other high-profile men like Matt Lauer and Louis C.K. who had also been toppled by sex scandals. That’s chutzpah! (Page Six)

~Eowyn

Just in time for the Oscars tonight: “The award for the biggest pedophile goes to…”

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From Hollywood Reporter: With a nod to the Oscar-nominated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, conservative street artist Sabo has hijacked three billboards in Hollywood to attack the entertainment industry for allegedly shielding pedophiles.

Reminiscent of the signage in the Martin McDonagh film, which is up for seven Oscars including best picture, with black text on a field of red, three consecutive billboards in Hollywood sprang up Wednesday, each calling out the industry.

“And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to …” reads one sign.

Another says, “We all knew and still no arrests.”

A third billboard reads: “Name names on stage or shut the hell up!”

Until the artist, who goes by the name Sabo, took over the signage early Wednesday, the billboards were legitimate advertisements. Sabo manufactured fake overlays measuring as large as 48 feet across by 14 feet high and hired a crew of six men to help with installation, he told The Hollywood Reporter.

The first of the three massive signs appeared near the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Hollywood and another was a few hundred yards north. Still another appeared a few hundred yards from that one, mimicking the arrangement in the film, where three signs appeared in a row alongside a highway.

Sabo has posted faux ads attacking Hollywood on other occasions, but he said he considers the hijacking of three giant billboards on a single day his largest mission yet. The last time he took over a billboard was in November when he altered a sign for The Greatest Showman to make it appear like Sen. Al Franken was grabbing at Zendaya, who starred as a trapeze artist in the movie.

Franken, a former Saturday Night Live actor, has since resigned from the Senate amid allegations that he sexually harassed women, and nearly 100 other men in the entertainment industry also have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct since claims were made against Harvey Weinstein nearly five months ago.

Sabo says his signage is meant to criticize those who allegedly enabled sexual harassment with their silence, and to tell celebrities they should refrain from preaching during their Oscar acceptance speeches — for this one year, at least.

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Guess who has a new movie to promote? Jennifer Lawrence says “Democrats made a huge mistake by taking aim at Trump supporters”

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This comes from a woman who has said/done the following:

According to a Vanity Fair article, Jennifer Lawrence said this (via Daily Mail):

“I’ve always thought that it was a good idea to stay out of politics,” she admits in the March cover story for Vanity Fair.  ‘Twenty-five percent of America identifies as liberal and I need more than 25 percent of America to go see my movies. It’s not wise, career-speaking, to talk about politics. When Donald Trump got sworn into office, that f***ing changed,” said the star.

“My family obviously hates every time I talk about politics because it’s hard to see your kid get criticized and they live in Kentucky, where nobody is really liking what I’m saying.”

She also said Democrats made a ‘huge mistake’ by taking aim at Trump supporters. ‘That was disgusting to me. You laughed at them when their plight is very real,’ she said.”


Spare me your faux change of heart, you lying, say-anything-to-sell-a movie hypocrite. I still won’t be going to any of your movies.

h/t Breitbart

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NBC/MSNBC reporter asks Chelsea Clinton about her dad’s sexual misconduct accusers

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Yeah, riiiiiiiight.

From Fox News: First daughter Ivanka Trump scolded NBC and MSNBC reporter Peter Alexander for what she considered an inappropriate question about her father’s sexual misconduct accusers during an interview from South Korea on Monday.

The first daughter sat down with Alexander who, after a voice-over explaining that President Trump has denied accusations of sexual misconduct, asked, “Do you believe your father’s accusers?”

“I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated that there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters,” Ivanka fired back. “I believe my father, I know my father.”

Some pro-Trump viewers took to Twitter to defend the first daughter. One viewer tweeted, “Why even ask Ivanka Trump about the allegations of sexual misconduct against her Dad? What did Peter Alexander think she was going to say?”

Another viewer said, “The question was both crude and rude,” while many others pondered whether or not reporters would ask Chelsea Clinton a similar question about her father.

“Ivanka answered the very inflammatory & inappropriate questions from NBC perfectly,” a viewer tweeted. “Does NBC wonder why the public dislikes them so much?

Trump has denied accusations of different forms of sexual misconduct that have been levied against him.

Some media members defended Alexander, such as CNN’s Jake Tapper, who said Ivanka “works for the taxpayers” and he’s “trying to figure out what part of this is inappropriate.”

Washington Post’s Phillip Rucker, who is Alexander’s colleague as an MNSBC and NBC News analyst, wrote that it’s “not an inappropriate question” because “Ivanka Trump has chosen to work in the House as a staffer and presidential adviser.”

While many defended Alexander’s question because the first daughter also works for her father’s administration, some industry insiders have wondered if NBC is hypocritical when it comes to sexual misconduct.

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack also oversees MSNBC and Alexander frequently appears on both networks. Last year, Lack was forced to fire “Today” star Matt Lauer because of sexual misconduct allegations at the height of the #MeToo movement. Lack has not been transparent about the events that led up to the sudden firing of his close friend as parent company Comcast has said its top HR executives are investigating who knew what about Lauer’s behavior during his long reign at NBC.

There is no public information about the investigation into its news division, which is apparently still underway three months after Lauer was shown the door. Meanwhile, Lack has yet to give a cogent explanation for why NBC News spiked Ronan Farrow’s explosive reporting on Harvey Weinstein, which Farrow eventually took to the prestigious New Yorker magazine and is now receiving Pulitzer buzz for helping expose the disgraced Hollywood mogul as a sexual predator. A Vanity Fair feature tied the Weinstein and Lauer scandals together, quoting a former employee who said, “They were sitting in a glass house and they knew it.”

NBCUniversal told Fox News on Monday that the internal investigation is “ongoing” and involves top legal and human resources executives from the company.

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Sports Illustrated empowers women and the #MeToo movement by having women pose naked

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More women empowerment via being naked crap again. Ugh.

From Daily Mail: Sailor Brinkley Cook, Paulina Porizkova, and Robyn Lawley are celebrating their inner beauty in a bold Sports Illustrated Swimsuit spread that shows the models posing completely nude with ‘truthful’ words painted on their bodies.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Sailor, 19, Paulina, 52, and Robyn, 28, lead a cast of models who stripped down and turned their bodies into canvases covered with words that represent how they see themselves.

The stunning black and white photos were shot by Taylor Ballantyne for the magazine’s In Her Own Words‘ project, which marks the ‘evolution’ of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the light of the ongoing push for women’s equality.

And while posing provocatively while nude might not immediately seem like a move away from the publication’s traditional projects, those behind the shoot insisted that the nakedness was a form of expression, allowing the models involved to express their ‘voice, strength and passion… in the rawest form’. 

The intention was to use the kinds of images that readers expect from the magazine and then use those as a platform to deliver a more meaningful and empowering message. It is in fact the first time that a fully nude spread – which was shot by a female photographer – will run in the publication, which previously focused more on raunchy shots featuring risque swimwear. 

‘In Her Own Words is a continuation and evolution of the essence of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit,’ the publication explained on its website. ‘It is a platform that allows the voice, the strength and the passion of these women to be expressed in the rawest form…on the naked body…with all the artistic and creative control left to them.’

In order to make the models feel as comfortable as possible in the face of the perhaps-daunting prospect of posing nude in front of cameras and a crew of people, the magazine ‘stripped down’ its studio and used a team comprised of only women for this particular shoot.

‘We handed over the control to the women who are our brand,’ it explained online. ‘We believed in, supported and encouraged them to become a canvas and share their truth.’

Indeed, supermodel Paulina, who had the word ‘truth’ written on her side, told SI the project is about so much ‘more than being naked’.

‘It’s not just that you’re nude, but it’s also, “You’re nude and you show me the way you want me to see you.” It’s even more naked than naked,’ she explained.  ‘I wanted to say that I’m not ashamed of my body and you shouldn’t be ashamed of your body, no matter what age you are.  We all have our own truths. We all want to live according to our own truths. We want to be true to ourselves so truth is what matters more than anything.’

The powerful project meant a lot to Sailor, who has candidly spoken about how she used to struggle with body image and the pressure to be thin.

‘It was really special to be a part of this and get to express myself in a very raw, uncensored way,’ she said.  Having these words written all over your naked body and having that next level of exposure — I felt sexy, obviously, but I felt more emotional and it helped me accept myself.’

Sailor wrote ‘artist’ on her arm and ‘natural’ on the curve of her backside before striking an elegant pose for the project.

Meanwhile, Robyn hopes that the shoot will help other girls — including her nearly three-year-old daughter Ripley — realize they more than just a sum of their physical features.

‘My daughter is growing up in this world right now and I want her to love who she is because it is so important,’ she told SI. If she ever came to me and said, “I don’t feel comfortable in my body,” I don’t know what I would do. I’d die on the inside. We are women and we are human. We have stretch marks. We have rolls. We have cellulite. That’s all part of our bodies.

‘We become so obsessed with our exterior message; we give no thoughts to what’s in our heads,’ she added. ‘I just want all those girls out there to know they are so beautiful and so special.’

‘Mother,’ ‘nurturer,’ ‘human,’ and ‘creative,’ were just a few of the words Robyn had scrawled across her body for the shoot.

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Hey boys! Chelsea Handler’s 2018 goal is to sleep with a republican!

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I recommend a hard pass of any woman that might enjoy an “urinary Bermuda triangle.”

From Fox News: Chelsea Handler is known for her inflammatory and often controversial tweets and her latest post did not disappoint. “In my effort to achieve some level of bipartisanship, my goal this year was to sleep with a Republican— voluntarily,” Handler tweeted on Tuesday. “It’s going to be tricky.”

The comedian has been focusing on political advocacy since her Netflix series “Chelsea” was cancelled last year.

She has made headlines lately for a series of offensive tweets including one about Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. “Holy, f–k f–k. I just [saw] the video of trumps bipartisan ‘meeting’ yesterday,” Handler tweeted on Jan.10.

Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what kind of d–k sucking video do they have on you for you 2 be acting like this? Wouldn’t coming out be more honorable?”

In September 2017, Handler went after first lady Melania Trump on Twitter.“Melania to host a discussion on opioid abuse. She says unless you have to have sex with Donald Trump, you have no excuse to be on drugs,” Handler tweeted on Sept. 29, 2017.

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Gavin Newsom addresses his affair in context of #MeToo era

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One little detail Newsom didn’t mention in his “#MeToo” moment: The woman Newsom had an affair with, Ruby Rippey-Tourk, was the wife of his friend and campaign manager, Alex Tourk.

From SF Gate: In the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, when several politicians have been routed from office for sexually inappropriate behavior from years ago, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom offered an answer for voters who might be hesitant to support him for governor because of a 2007 affair he had with a subordinate while he was mayor of San Francisco.

“I would say the same thing that I said (then) to the voters in San Francisco: that I acknowledged it. I apologized for it. I learned an enormous amount from it,” Newsom said Monday during an onstage interview at the University of San Francisco. “And I am every day trying to be a champion and a model — not just for women and girls — but to deal with the issue that we need to focus on, which is the crisis with men and boys in this state and in this country.” He described a culture of “toxic masculinity” where men are responsible for much of the violence in the nation.

In 2007, Newsom — who was then separated from his first wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle — publicly apologized for having a consensual affair with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, who was then his commission appointments secretary.

A subsequent City Attorney’s Office report into whether it was proper for Rippey-Tourk to receive $10,154 in “catastrophic illness pay” from the city after she left her job after the affair, uncovered nothing illegal, but raised questions about whether she should have been eligible for the payments. According to the report, the pay was based on her acceptance into the city’s Catastrophic Illness Program, or CIP.

The report said it is supposed to be offered to employees with “a life-threatening illness or injury, as determined by the Department of Public Health” to “reduce hardship and suffering of catastrophically ill city employees.” The report questioned whether Rippey-Tourk, who took leave from City Hall in May 2006 to enter a substance abuse program, should have been eligible for that program.

Newsom was speaking Thursday at the University of San Francisco as part of the university’s series of one-on-one interviews with the top gubernatorial candidates co-sponsored by Politico and the school’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good.

Asked by Politico’s Carla Marinucci, who conducted the interview, whether he had any similar transgressions since that time, Newsom said, “Of course not.”

He applauded the courage of the women who have publicly called out inappropriate sexual behavior in Sacramento.

Last week, the state Senate and Assembly released documents revealing 20 substantiated complaints of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior against lawmakers or high-level legislative staffers over the past 12 years. They included cases against six current and former elected officials, including one of Newsom’s gubernatorial candidate rivals — Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach (Orange County). Allen was found to have routinely gotten “unnecessarily close” to one female staffer in 2013, including sitting close to her while sliding his foot to touch hers.

In a statement, Allen said, “There has never been anything in any of my actions that has been inappropriate, and nor will there ever be.”

On policy, Newsom said Monday that he would make addressing homelessness a focus of his governorship and outlined several ways he would address the problem, including appointing a statewide homeless czar (Hey Newsom: See Seattle and how well that idea has worked for them).

That leadership has been lacking for decades in California,” Newsom said. “There has been no intentionality supporting local and regional efforts to address the issue of homelessness emanating from Sacramento. None. There are no statewide goals to end homelessness. There is no vision to end homelessness in the state of California.

“I’m going to step up significantly on this issue,” he said.

With $19.5 million in the bank, Newsom has a vast fundraising lead over his opponents and is the early poll leader, too. Newsom was the top choice of 26 percent of the likely voters responding to a December 2017 Berkeley IGS Poll, with Villaraigosa at 17 percent. Two Republicans — Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox and Allen, R-Huntington Beach — each grabbed 9 percent, with Chiang and former Superintendent of Public Instruction Eastin each getting 5 percent. Another candidate, former Sacramento-area GOP Rep. Doug Ose, entered the race in January and was not included in the polling.

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