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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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Tucker Carlson interviews Deirdre Griswold, a DPRK sympathizer

I watched this last night and was just amazed at this woman that Tucker interviewed.

Her name is Deirdre Griswold and here’s what Wikipedia says about her:

“Deirdre Griswold is a former candidate for President of the United States. Griswold ran in the 1980 as the nominee of the communist Workers World Party. Her running mate was Gavrielle Holmes.

She is the daughter of Vincent Copeland (deceased in 1993, at 77), one of the founders of the party. Her mother, Elizabeth Ross Copeland, and paternal aunt, Cynthia Cochran, were also communists.”

You’ve got to see what she had to say about North Korea. Her segment starts at the 2:34 mark.

I knew that there were blind and fanatical die-hard progressives/commies. I have just never heard one such as this. Scary!

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Openly gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon says he won’t visit White House

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Skater Adam Rippon: Has a duty as an openly gay athlete role model

Be careful what you say, Mr. “First Openly Gay Figure Skater.” Remember what happened to skier Lindsey Vonn after proclaimed she wouldn’t attend the White House?

From Yahoo: In these tumultuous political times, many famous athletes have begun using their platforms for political messages. Over the past year, those actions have taken the form of declined invitations to the White House.

In February of 2017, for example, six members of the New England Patriots turned down the requisite White House visit after their Super Bowl win. Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, Chris Long, Dont’a Hightower, La Garrette Blount, and Alan Branch made public statements about their disapproval of Donald Trump with their decisions.

Further, in September of 2017, Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry said he wouldn’t go to the White House after winning the 2017 NBA Championship title. And in November, the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team declined their invitation as well. The latest athlete adding to that legacy is Team USA figure skater Adam Rippon.

Adam Rippon will be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He is the first openly gay man to compete for the United States at the Winter Olympics. And regardless of his performance on the ice, don’t expect him to visit the White House anytime soon. Not while Trump is there, at least.

Typically, the president hosts members of the U.S. Olympic team after the games. But in a recent interview with the BBC, Rippon declined his potential future White House invitation, saying he would not go meet Trump in Washington, D.C.

“I won’t go to the White House. And I won’t go because I don’t think somebody like me would be welcome there,”  Rippon told the BBC. “I know what it’s like to go into a room and feel like you’re not wanted there.”

Rippon also mentioned that if he said some of things Trump has said, his mom would “kick [his] ass.”

“Athletes are given a really special platform. It’s our duty as athletes to be role models,” he continued. “Given this platform of being an Olympic athlete, I think it’s really important that we stand up for what we believe in, and we speak out against things that we think are wrong and unjust.”

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Loser Hillary says Trump and China should soften up on North Korea

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Grandma, you ain’t president. Go back to the woods.

From NY Post: Hillary Clinton used a conference in Beijing to blast both President Trump and the Chinese over their stance toward North Korea — saying it needs to soften up soon before things get out of hand and nuclear war breaks out.

Serving as the keynote speaker at Caijing Magazine’s three-day annual conference on Tuesday, the former secretary of state called on Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping to avoid “bluster” and “personal taunts” when dealing with Pyongyang, according to Bloomberg.

She reportedly criticized the Trump administration for retreating from diplomacy in recent months and said she hoped that China wouldn’t follow suit.

While Clinton focused much of her sentiment on the US stance toward North Korea, she took most of her jabs at the Chinese — claiming they, too, were taking the wrong approach to the situation and making things worse with their “secret” military buildups.

“Beijing should remember that inaction is a choice as well,” Clinton said.

Like the Trump administration, the Chinese have chosen to avoid diplomatic talks with the North Koreans as tensions continue to escalate in the region.

Clinton said Tuesday that she hopes the six-party talks — multilateral negotiations held between China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea and the US on denuclearization — will be brought back after being shelved in 2009.

The Chinese have called for a resumption of the process in the past, to no avail.

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China fights masculinity ‘crisis’ with new textbook for boys

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A bad influence: South Korean boy band Super Junior

Pajama Boy, SJWs, and feminazis do not approve.

From Fox News: China is apparently concerned that its boys are becoming too effeminate. The country’s solution: a masculinity-promoting school textbook called Little Men, aimed for use in grades 4 and 5.

The illustrated book talks about fathers and sons, and it encourages boys to stress their masculine side, with money management and other ostensibly guy-geared topics thrown in.

NBC News reports the concern is widespread and that citizens blame the “gender crisis” on everything from too much homework (and too little physical activity), to being spoiled rotten by parents allowed just one child. “Girls are becoming more like boys while the boys are becoming more like girls, introvert[ed] and shy,” one parent complains.

An English-language newspaper in China blamed the perceived problem on “effeminate” actors and pop stars in Japanese and Korean culture.

The new six-chapter textbook was printed in December by Shanghai Educational Publishing House and has already been given a test drive in some schools. The idea is that boys will be taught from the book during class, while girls won’t take the course, reports the South China Morning Post.

Anthropologist Tiantian Zheng tells NBC the concern about masculinity is seen as a priority among government officials, and she suggests that all-male middle schools could result.

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Dog with no legs leaves South Korea for new life in Arizona

Grab a hanky…

In this Saturday, March 12, 2016 photo, Chi Chi, a golden retriever mix, lays down in the yard of her new home in Phoenix. The 2-year-old dog has spent two months in a veterinary clinic in Seoul learning how to live with prosthetic paws. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)

In this Saturday, March 12, 2016 photo, Chi Chi, a golden retriever mix, lays down in the yard of her new home in Phoenix. The 2-year-old dog has spent two months in a veterinary clinic in Seoul learning how to live with prosthetic paws. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)

Via AP: A dog that was left in a garbage bag behind a meat market in South Korea has a new life — and new limbs — on the other side of the world in Arizona.

Chi Chi, a golden retriever mix, hit the ground walking but not quite running Saturday at her new home in Phoenix. The 2-year-old dog spent two months in a veterinary clinic in Seoul learning how to live with prosthetic paws. Now she will be living with Richard and Elizabeth Howell and their 12-year-old daughter Megan. “She can run. She can walk,” Megan Howell said. “She can pretty much do anything a real dog can do except go up the stairs.”

Chi Chi was shepherded over by Los Angeles-based Animal Rescue, Media & Education, or ARME. Chi Chi, which means “loving” in Korean, was likely intended to be slaughtered for food, president Shannon Keith said.

Ju Yu, who heads an animal rescue group in South Korea, said the dog was found among the garbage outside a meat market in the countryside. In Korea, dogs are considered a traditional delicacy and have only recently become popular as pets. Chi Chi’s legs were bound with wire. Her tendons and bone were visible.

The rescuers whisked the dog away to the veterinary clinic where it was determined that for any chance of survival, all four legs would need to be amputated. Afterward, the dog was fitted with prosthetics.

ARME has been showcasing Chi Chi’s recovery on YouTube and Facebook, which is how the Howells learned about her. Ardent supporters of rescuing dogs, they were initially just going to give money.

In this Saturday, March 12, 2016 photo, Richard Howell carries Chi Chi, a golden retriever mix, at his home in Phoenix. The 2-year-old dog has spent two months in a veterinary clinic in Seoul learning how to live with prosthetic paws. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)

In this Saturday, March 12, 2016 photo, Richard Howell carries Chi Chi, a golden retriever mix, at his home in Phoenix. The 2-year-old dog has spent two months in a veterinary clinic in Seoul learning how to live with prosthetic paws. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)

“When it came down to it, the biggest need was that she needed a place to live,” Richard Howell said. “I think ultimately as we progressed with her story, we just felt a connection with her. Chi Chi is different. She might actually change the world.” The family has three other dogs.

The Howells know Chi Chi will require a team for the rehab she has ahead of her, Elizabeth Howell said. “We are still in the process of figuring out what she needs,” she said. “She’s already got some appointments this week.”

Chi Chi’s apparent triumph over adversity, however, could make her the perfect therapy dog. “Maybe she can encourage people who have to have amputations themselves like soldiers and kids,” Richard Howell said. “We want to use her story to make the lives of humans better. I think if we do that, we’re doing something positive in the world.”

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Anger can kill you

Korean falls down elevator shaft

This happened in August 2010, but I only just found out about it.

As described by the UK paper Metro, the scene was a shopping center in Daejon, South Korea.

Mr. Lee, a man in a motorized scooter let his anger get the better of him when he missed an elevator by a split-second because a woman inside had pressed the “close” button. Lee slammed the scooter into the elevator doors, but the elevator had left. Enraged, he then reversed his vehicle slightly and drove into the doors again, making a dent. Then he reversed back for one more attempt.

This time the doors gave way and he plunged 19 ft. to his death.

Here’s the video from the shopping center’s security camera:

Police said the accident was caused by Lee’s anger at the woman not holding the door for him.

Shopping center officials vowed to strengthen the elevator doors to ensure the accident is never repeated.

~Eowyn