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New book on Kavanaugh by NYT reporters bombs

Do you remember that new book on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh which made new sexual assault charges, but were almost immediately debunked when friends of the alleged victim said she did not recall the attack?

The book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, is co-authored by two New York Times reporters, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly. Published by Portfolio on Sept. 17, 2019, the book was immediately panned by critics, and sales of the book have crashed.

Ha, ha, ha, ha!

Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner, Oct. 4, 2019, that although the book was expected to sell at least 10,000-12,000 in the first two weeks, thereby propelling it onto the New York Times’ bestseller hardcover list, it has sold about a third of that in the first two weeks — which means 3,300 to 4,000 copies.

According to a publishing source’s latest BookScan numbers, which account for about 80% of sales, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh‘s number is 3,120. The source said: “If you add in ebooks — they may have sold a total of 4,000. That’s one of the most epic bombs in political publishing over the past decade.

Another publishing source who has handled several Washington-related nonfiction works said the pushback by conservatives and supporters of President Trump and Kavanaugh was harsh and hurt sales.

By comparison, another Kavanaugh book,Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, which details the Democratic war on the Trump nominee, has sold 60,000 books and a total of 100,000 copies since its debut on July 9, 2019. It was written by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino and published by Regnery.

As of today, Amazon ranks The Education of Brett Kavanaugh #9,041. The average rating by 47 customers is 3.2 out of 5.

Below are some of the reviews that gave the book a one-star rating:

“I did not vote for Trump in 2016, and as an independent I am far more interested in factual truth than which party “wins.” … This book is very disappointing. The author’s bias is evident…. If you are looking for biased reinforcement that Kavanuagh is ‘bad’ with little concern for actual truth and facts, this book is for you.” 

Already busted for lies…nothing but an attempted SMEAR CAMPAIGN. These two women who write for the New York Times fabricated a story and hope to CASH IN. Hopefully good Americans don’t allow it and they are sued. It is nothing but a HIT PIECE…in fact they knew subject was not true and wrote it anyway. That is call LIBEL. They went about writing an investigation piece and came up empty so they tried to make it into something it wasn’t…they claim there are 7 witnesses to the penis in Ramirez’s hand, but these people do not recall or it is hearsay, or they are anonymous, or they work for the CLINTONS… PURE FANTASY COOKED UP IN THE LIBERAL BRAIN.

So far, there is no proof that Kavanaugh did any of the things he was accused of (other than drinking beer). NO PROOF. Do we want to become the country where anybody can accuse anybody of anything without witnesses or proof and destroy their career? Makes no difference whether you like him or not, whether you believe the women or not – there needs to be credible witnesses AND PROOF. If one thinks the FBI takes sides, the side they take is liberal, not conservative, and they thoroughly investigated these accusations and found NO PROOF, no credible witnesses. Remember, you might be next! This is a very slippery slope!

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Sports Illustrated sees drastic cuts, layoffs

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Get woke, go broke.

From Fox News: Massive changes are taking place at one of the media industry’s most famous outlets, with Sports Illustrated having notified its staff of drastic and widespread layoffs.

More than 40 staff members were cut from the sports institution on Thursday, according to The Wall Street Journal and reports in other outlets.

The Journal reported many employees were expecting to be told they were being laid off during a meeting scheduled for midday on Thursday, only for that meeting to be canceled at the last minute.

A group of employees were then called into another meeting shortly after 4 p.m., when they were told “their positions were being eliminated,” according to The Journal.

Some reports suggest up to half of the sports bible’s staff was being cut. “Management at Sports Illustrated just informed its newsroom in meetings that half the staff has been laid off, according to a person present,” NPR reported on Thursday.

The exact number of layoffs is unclear, however, multiple staff members have announced they were let go on Twitter.

Staff writer Tim Rohan confirmed the layoffs on Thursday, tweeting that he was one of the employees who lost a job.

“This industry can be heartbreaking, but I don’t want out. If you’re hiring, I’m all ears,” staff writer Joan Niesen tweeted.

According to The WSJ, the publication’s chief executive announced earlier this week that Christian Stone, editor-in-chief, was leaving after seven years.

Sports Illustrated was licensed by TheMaven Inc. in June. It’s reportedly planning to hire as many as 200 contractors to work for the outlet.

Just before the layoffs, SI employees signed a petition requesting that Meredith Corp. and Authentic Brands ditch TheMaven.

The petition claimed that TheMaven was trying to replace employees and would ultimately hurt the publication’s quality. “TheMaven wants to replace top journalists in the industry with a network of Maven freelancers and bloggers while reducing or eliminating departments that have ensured that the stories we publish and produce meet the highest standards,” it read.

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Actress Geena Davis partners with Disney to “spellcheck” scripts for gender biass

I’m sure this will help elevate the quality of crappy movies that come out of Hollyweird…

From Hollywood Reporter: Geena Davis, the Oscar-winning actor and a tireless advocate for female representation onscreen, touched down Thursday in New Zealand to deliver the closing keynote speech at the country’s pioneering Power of Inclusion Summit, which was held in downtown Auckland.

Central to Davis’ presentation was the revelation that her Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has partnered with Walt Disney Studios to deploy a new digital tool that uses AI technology to assess film and television scripts for gender bias.

Named “GD-IQ: Spellcheck for Bias,” the new tool leverages patented machine learning technology developed at the University of Southern California to rapidly analyze the text of a script to determine its number of male and female characters and whether they are representative of the real population at large. The technology also can discern the numbers of characters who are people of color, LGBTQI, possess disabilities or belong to other groups typically underrepresented and failed by Hollywood storytelling.

“I’m very proud to announce we have a brand new partnership with Walt Disney Studios using Spell Check for Bias,” Davis said onstage. “They are our pilot partners and we’re going to collaborate with Disney over the next year using this tool to help their decision-making, identify opportunities to increase diversity and inclusion in the manuscripts that they receive. We’re very excited about the possibilities with this new technology and we encourage everybody to get in touch with us and give it a try.”

Along with rapidly tallying the genders and ethnicities of characters, Spellcheck for Bias can assess the number of speaking lines the various groups have, the level of sophistication of the vocabulary they use and the relative social status or positions of power assigned to the characters by group.

Davis says the goal is not to “shame and blame” screen creators, but rather to reveal the unconscious bias that commonly manifests in even the most well-meaning screenwriter’s work. With the data in hand, informed adjustments can be made to scripts so that they don’t perpetuate stereotypes and their pernicious real-world effects.

The Spellcheck for Bias initiative is an extension of work Davis has been doing for more than 15 years.

She founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media back in 2004 after becoming a mother of a young girl and realizing how grossly underrepresented female characters were, even in children’s entertainment. The organization has since commissioned scores of studies on representation gaps in entertainment, and how such distortions shape societal expectations, and the aspirations or prejudices of under- and over-represented groups.

“I’ve gotten to play lots of cool parts in my career, and I’ve had a lot of personal experience in images shaping cultural norms,” said Davis, a reference to her pioneering roles in such landmark films as Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own and even the early female-fronted action flick A Long Kiss Goodnight.

The Davis Institute’s mantra is “If girls see it, they can be it.” The organization has commissioned numerous studies showing how screen representations influence real-world behavior of both women and men. One of the actress’ favorite examples is the way the number of girls taking up competitive archery more than doubled shortly after the simultaneous release of The Hunger Games and Pixar’s Brave in 2012 (Davis herself took up archery as a hobby in the late 1990s, and later nearly qualified for the U.S. Olympic Archery team.)

Davis acknowledged the slow-changing nature of gender imbalance in the real world — nowhere more so than in the film industry, where “last year just eight percent of the top 250 films were directed by women.”

“Nearly every sector of our society has a huge gender disparity, particularly in leadership positions,” she continued. “So how long is it going to take to correct that, to reach parity? No matter how hard we work, we can’t snap our fingers and suddenly half the corporate boards are women. It’s going to take a long time to make some of these changes.

“But here’s my theory of change,” she continued. “There’s one category of gross gender inequality where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed absolutely overnight — and it’s onscreen. The very next project somebody makes — the next movie, TV show — can be gender-balanced. We can make this change happen very fast. In the time it takes to create a new show or a new film, we can present a whole new vision of the future. Yes, there are woefully few female CEOs in the world, but half of them can be female onscreen immediately. How are we possibly going to get the number of women and girls interested in STEM careers that we need for science, technology, engineering and math? There can be droves of women in STEM careers now on TV and in movies, and then it will happen in real life.”

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Fake Hate Crime: Black girl admits she lied about being attacked by 3 white boys

Last month, this racially-motivated white-on-black hate-crime was widely reported by the MSM — that Amari Allen, 12, a black female student at the Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, “where Vice President Mike Pence’s wife works,” said that on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, she was assaulted by three sixth-grade white boys.

Allen claimed that she was about to go down a slide during recess when one of the boys grabbed her and put his hand over her mouth. The second boy grabbed her arms, while the third cut off some of her dreadlocks. Allen said, “They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly.”

 

Allen said that she was afraid to tell anyone until two days later, when a family member was doing her hair and noticed the missing locks. The girl and her grandfather told NBC4 in Washington, DC, that she broke down in tears as she recounted the assault to the family member. Allen’s grandfather said he was deeply shaken by her account: “My heart just broke. I was just paralyzed. I couldn’t get myself together.”

Allen said the same three boys have been bullying her since the beginning of the school year. The family reported the assault to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Insinuating guilt by association, MSM outlets (NBC News, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast) made it a point that Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, teaches art part time at the private Christian school.

It turns out this is yet another instance of an entirely fake hate-crime.

On Sept. 30, 2019, Allen’s grandparents, who are her legal guardians, admitted that the girl had made the whole thing up. The grandparents issued the following apology that the school sent to the Washington Post:

To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused. To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school. To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.

We understand there will be consequences and we’re prepared to take responsibility for them. We know that it will take time to heal, and we hope and pray that the boys, their families, the school and the broader community will be able to forgive us in time.

But as Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner points out, the girl’s retraction will not be widely reported:

The reporters who tried to slime Pence with Allen’s allegation . . . know full well that the eventual correction almost never gets the same amount of attention as the original falsehood. Correction or not, the damage is already done. There will not be an end to this sort of sloppy and irresponsible reporting because the dirty not-so-secret is that a significant number of journalists see themselves more as being in the business of ‘resisting’ the Trump White House than keeping the public informed . . . . 

This keeps happening. Newsrooms keep embracing dubious allegations of harmful, bigoted behavior because too many reporters are not operating as reporters. They are operating instead as political activists. They’ve already drawn their conclusions about the Trump White House. Their goal now is to find supporting evidence, and things such as Allen’s since-recanted story are the perfect match.

See also these other fake hate-crimes:

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Rep. Al Green exposes demorats’ goal: “If we don’t impeach this President, he will get reelected”

From an interview on September 26.

Demorats have never gotten over the fact that Hillary lost. Since President Trump was elected they have been on a mission to remove him from office.

They now openly admit their goal is to make sure Trump isn’t re-elected.

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Why we shifted from Drudge Report to Whatfinger News

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Watch Clint Eastwood’s trailer for his new movie, “Richard Jewell”

I typically suggest on this site that one #BoycottHollywood.

My exemption is for movies that feature a pro-life message, are pro-military and made by conservatives.

Clint Eastwood’s latest film, “Richard Jewell,” is coming out December 13.

It tells the story of American security guard, Richard Jewell, who saved thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics. He was unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

Most appropriate for this time we are living in in which we are bombarded with #FakeNews EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Plus, how could you not want to support this man? Remember this classic move:

August 30, 2012: Clint Eastwood speaks on the final night of the Republican National Convention. Lauren Lancaster for The New Yorker

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Pencil neck Schiff: Liar, liar pants on fire!

From Breitbart: Adam Schiff Knew of ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint Days Before It Was Filed

FYI: Whistleblowers must formally go through the ICIG before contacting Congress.

This pencil neck is a shady, shady scumbag.

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Swedish church calls climate-activist Greta Thunberg ‘successor’ to Jesus Christ

The Left really are insane.

Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old autistic Swedish “environmental activist” who has Asperger syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and selective mutism.

On September 23, 2019, Thunberg became an instant darling of the Left when she gave a doomsday speech at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in New York City, in which she berated the assembled world leaders, including President Trump, of talking only about money and “fairytales of eternal economic growth,” and having “stolen” her dreams and her childhood with their “empty words”.

She then proclaimed:

“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction.”

Thunberg’s speech reminded some netizens of a tweet posted last December 1, 2018, by Sweden’s Linhamn Church, calling Thunberg a “successor” to Jesus Christ.

The Lutheran Church of Sweden is the national church of Sweden. Linhamn Church is a local Church of Sweden in Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden.

In the event the Limhamn Church takes down the tweet, below is a screenshot of the tweet in Swedish, followed by Google’s English translation:

H/t twitterer @CTyrants

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Liberal logic: Bernie Sanders says his $16T climate change plan will “basically pay for itself”

The millionaire socialist who owns three homes visited Cosmopolitan to give an interview for the dumb-downed girls/womyn who still read that garbage.

Sanders discussed his $16 TRILLION climate change proposal and how it would “pay for itself.”

From the Cosmopolitan interview:

Sanders admitted that it is a “very expensive” and “very detailed” program that’s estimated to cost $16 trillion, but he intends to pay for it by cutting the $4 billion subsidies and tax breaks he said the fossil fuel industry currently receives. He added that he also plans to get the federal government to produce sustainable energy and sell it to international utility companies, which he said will make “a lot of money.

Another course of action: “We are going to end military protection that now exists for oil producers around world and that is going to save billions. Hundreds of billions of dollars.”

According to Sanders, that strategy will “kind of” pay for the plan, which also includes creating about 20 million new jobs that are geared toward pulling away from fossil fuels and moving toward using sustainable energy.

He knows it’s a lofty goal, but for him, the alternative is like a “raging fire” in a building that people will try to ignore if it suits them. “We have got to put out the fire that is now raging all over the world or else the planet that we leave to our children and our grandchildren—my grandson is right here; I have 7 beautiful grandchildren—and the planet we leave to future generations will be increasingly unhealthy and unlivable,” he concluded. “From a moral perspective, we cannot do that.”

Watch the interview here.

Pictured above: The oh-so-concerned-about-the-environment-millionaire-socialist flying on a private chartered jet in 2016.

HYPOCRITE.

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