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New Yorker Festival drops Bannon from lineup amid backlash from TDS-infected celebrities

Some of these celebrities who have butt hurt about Bannon are people who have a platform to trash others who aren’t of the same political persuasion:

  • Jim Carrey: Uses his “art” to trash Sarah Huckabee Sander’s looks and religion
  • Judd Apatow: Used profanity in a stand-up gig to trash Melania and Barron Trump
  • Patton Oswalt: Retweeted about the “long list of targets” that terrorists have when it comes to then- President-elect Donald Trump’s worldwide holdings. “Trump has properties all over the world. Terrorists will have a long list of targets that are literally owned by POTUS and bear his name,” a Twitter use wrote. Oswalt responded by retweeting the tweet and adding, “Holy f–k. Come ‘n’ get it, terrorists!”

More hypocrisy and intolerance from “the tolerant” left.

From Hollywood Reporter: After news that Steve Bannon will be a featured speaker at the upcoming New Yorker Festival drew sharp criticism from numerous bold-faced names, the festival has dropped Bannon as a speaker.

The news came after several famous faces, including Judd Apatow, Jim Carrey, Patton Oswalt and John Mulaney, all tweeted that they were canceling their scheduled appearances at the event.

The New Yorker tweeted late Monday that Bannon had been dropped from the lineup and that it was New Yorker editor David Remnick’s decision.

New Yorker editor David Remnick put out a statement Monday that he had decided to drop Bannon from the speaker lineup.

“I don’t want well-meaning readers and staff members to think that I’ve ignored their concerns,” he said. “I’ve thought this through and talked to colleagues — and I’ve re-considered. I’ve changed my mind. There is a better way to do this. Our writers have interviewed Steve Bannon for The New Yorker before, and if the opportunity presents itself I’ll interview him in a more traditionally journalistic setting as we first discussed, and not on stage.”

He also explained his rationale for originally including Bannon on the lineup.

“The main argument for not engaging someone like Bannon is that we are giving him a platform and that he will use it, unfiltered, to propel further the ‘ideas’ of white nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism and illiberalism,” he said. “But to interview Bannon is not to endorse him. By conducting an interview with one of Trumpism’s leading creators and organizers, we are hardly pulling him out of obscurity. Ahead of the mid-term elections and with 2020 in sight, we’d be taking the opportunity to question someone who helped assemble Trumpism.

Organizers announced the lineup early Monday of speakers including Apatow, Mulaney, John Krasinski, Jack Antonoff, Oswalt, Christine Baranski, Zadie Smith, Carrey, Jimmy Fallon and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

But the speaker drawing the most attention on social media is Bannon, the controversial former White House chief strategist who served as executive chairman of the right-leaning Breitbart News before joining Donald Trump’s campaign as chief executive in August 2016. He exited his White House position a year later.

Bannon was set to take part in a talk with Remnick titled “The Ideology of Trumpism” on Oct. 5, the first day of the three-day New Yorker Festival.

The news was met with criticism on social media from many famous faces, including Hollywood A-listers like Apatow and Ava DuVernay and the New Yorker’s own staff.

For his part, Remnick earlier told the New York Times: “I have every intention of asking him difficult questions and engaging in a serious and even combative conversation. The audience itself, by its presence, puts a certain pressure on a conversation that an interview alone doesn’t do. You can’t jump on and off the record.”

Still, TV and movie producer Aditya Sood noted that Bannon was previously featured on the festival’s main page but had since been removed.

Later Monday, Oswalt, Apatow, Carrey and Mulaney tweeted separately that they were going to pull out of their planned appearances.

Read the whole story here.


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Man falsely accused of rape by actress Lena Dunham sets up legal defense fund

Actress Lena Dunham is an exhibitionist who strips naked on the HBO cable TV show “Girls” and has a penchant for tweeting and instagramming nude pictures of her chubby self.
In her newly published collection of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl, for which she was paid a reported $3.7 million from Random House, Dunham describes using her little sister Grace as “a sexual predator might do” — bribing Grace to kiss her for prolonged periods; masturbating while she was in bed beside her sister; and spreading her 6-year-old sister’s legs open to peer into her vagina. (See DCG’s “Lena Dunham: NPD or just a whacko actress?“)
Dunham is also a liar and libelous slanderer.
In her memoir, Dunham described being raped as a 19-year-old in college (Oberlin College in Ohio) by a flamboyantly-mustachioed and well-known campus Republican named Barry, who worked at the campus library and hosted a radio talk show.
But Breitbart News undertook an exhaustive investigation, including visiting Oberlin College to interview staffers and students, and concluded that:

In the end, Breitbart News could not find a Republican named Barry who attended Oberlin during Dunham’s time there who came anywhere close to matching her description of him. In fact, we could not find anyone who remembered any Oberlin Republican who matched Dunham’s colorful description.

See “INVESTIGATION: Lena Dunham ‘Raped by a Republican’ Story in Bestseller Collapses Under Scrutiny“.
Now “Barry” is fighting back to clear and reclaim his good name.
John Nolte reports for Breitbart, Dec. 6, 2014, that for more than two months since October 6, and to no avail, Barry has asked Dunham (through her representatives) to clear his name. So Barry — through his attorney Aaron Minc — set up a legal fund to cover current legal expenses, clear his name, and to potentially file suit against Dunham.
The proceeds from the legal fund will be used only to cover Barry’s legal expenses. If there are any leftover monies, those will be donated to non-profit organizations that aid sexual assault victims. As stipulateded in Barry’s statement:

“All proceeds will be spent by Barry on legal costs and related fees associated with defending Barry’s reputation, including, but not limited to, potentially pursuing Lena Dunham and Penguin Random House for harm caused to Barry’s reputation from the publication and sale of Ms. Dunham’s memoir.”

The statement adds that due to numerous details in Dunham’s memoir that falsely point to him as her rapist, “Barry has already spent a substantial portion of his savings on (at least two months’ worth of) legal fees because of the actions (and inactions) of Ms. Dunham and Penguin Random House.”
The statement concludes by assuring contributors that “[a]ny proceeds not used on legal related costs will be donated to not-for-profit organizations that assist victims of rape and sexual assault, to be selected at a later date.”
Questions and inquiries should go through Mr. Minc, who is with the law firm of Dinn Hochmann & Potter, LLC.
Two well-respected legal writers, the Washington Post‘s Eugene Volokh and Power Line’s John Hinderaker agree that Barry has a solid libel case against Dunham.

Lena Dunham's double date with ObamaDunham’s boyfriend Jack Antonoff posted to Instagram this pic of their double-date with the Obamas. (Source)

To donate to Barry’s legal defense fund, click here. As of the writing of this post, the fund has received $21,175 (out of a hoped-for total of $100,000) in donations.

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