National Public Radio has rejected six figures’ worth of advertising revenue from John Sullivan, executive producer of the new film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (in theaters Oct. 12). Sullivan was trying to purchase a sponsorship for the Peabody Award-winning interview show Fresh Air for the following ad: “Support for this NPR
National Public Radio has rejected six figures’ worth of advertising revenue from John Sullivan, executive producer of the new film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (in theaters Oct. 12). Sullivan was trying to purchase a sponsorship for the Peabody Award-winning interview show Fresh Air for the following ad:
“Support for this NPR program comes from the film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. The film is the true story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, a story the mainstream media tried to cover up because it reveals the truth about abortion.” NPR took issue with the term “abortionist” as well as “abortion doctor,” which were deemed not neutral enough for its sponsorship requirements. The problem is that NPR itself has used these terms numerous times in stories about Gosnell and other abortionists. The bottom line is that NPR doesn’t want to offend its overwhelming liberal audience by supporting an obvious conservative film.
Here’s more from The Daily Beast…
Early last month, John Sullivan, executive producer of the new film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (in theaters Oct. 12), reached out to National Public Radio to purchase a sponsorship for the Peabody Award-winning interview show, Fresh Air.
Sullivan, who was prepared to spend as much as six figures, crafted his ad copy to answer the question you’re probably asking: Who is Gosnell? The proposed ad was as follows, “Support for this NPR program comes from the film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. The film is the true story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. A story the mainstream media tried to cover up because it reveals the truth about abortion.”
No dice. According to e-mails provided to The Daily Beast, NPR’s representative ran it up the legal flagpole and came back with a disappointing answer.In addition to other minor tweaks to the wording, their response stated, “The word ‘abortionist’ will also need to be changed to the neutral word ‘doctor.’”
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has just revealed yet another alarming video of an avowed socialist not only working at the State Department but also working to “resist everything” at “every level” . . . while on the clock. “I’m careful about it,” he says in the footage. Stuart Karaffa also boasted shamelessly about working for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) by monitoring Virginia campaign finance and election news: “Maybe someday I’ll go to board of elections jail, probably not,” Karaffa pooh-poohed. “I have nothing to lose. It’s impossible to fire federal employees.” Um, except when an employee admits fraud on camera.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released their first dose of undercover footage allegedly revealing the shadowy actors of the “deep state.” In Tuesday’s footage, an employee of the State Department and a member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) admits to working on DSA work while on the clock and makes it clear that his goal is to “resist everything” at “every level.”
State Department employee Stuart Karaffa tells undercover Project Veritas reporters that he drafts communication for his DSA activism on the taxpayers’ dime, though he’s careful not to leave a “paper trail.”
“I’m careful about it,” he says in the footage. “I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails, and like any press s*** that comes up I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my, like, draft messages ready to send out.”
Karaffa also boasts about assisting the DSA by monitoring Virginia campaign finance and election news while on the clock.
Thus far, SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh is holding his ground against Democrat activist and Palo Alto professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has come forward with “attempted rape” accusations from more than 35 years ago. Ford has since raised the stakes, saying she is willing to testify about the incident from high school. Kavanaugh, too, has said he is willing to testify under oath about the accusation, releasing the following statement: “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.” One might wonder if this is simply a warmed over version of the Anita Hill “scandal,” which threatened to derail the confirmation of Justice Clarence Thomas nearly 30 years ago. Despite “hope and change,” some things never change.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of having attempted to force himself on her at a party when they were both in high school says she is willing to testify about the alleged sexual assault. Kavanaugh has responded in a statement Monday by saying he is also willing to testify under oath.
On Monday, the lawyer representing California professor Christine Blasey Ford says she is willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the “attempted rape” she says happened over three decades ago that was brought to light by Democrats in the eleventh hour of the confirmation process:
BREAKING: Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser tells @TODAYshow Christine Ford is willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Cmte. Says Ford believes alleged attack was “attempted rape.”
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) September 17, 2018
Kavanaugh adamantly denies the allegation, as does the other man named by Ford, Mark Judge.
“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time,” Kavanaugh said when the allegation first came to light last week.
In what may well be a bluff, Bob Woodward, author of the controversial and largely fictional “Fear: Trump in the White House,” is now threatening to release the tapes of his interviews “if somebody really wants to challenge me.” Then, in the same breath, he notes, “But I, again, I’ve made agreements with people that these sources are going to remain confidential.” He may have just asked for someone to throw down the legal gauntlet to force him to show his hand and finally put his claims of a “nervous breakdown” in the Trump administration to rest. We expect nothing will materialize but smoke and mirrors.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Talk of Bob Woodward’s new tome, just like all the recently released political books, came and went quickly.
President Trump has deemed “Fear: Trump in the White House” “a total fraud,” a “work of fiction,” and “totally discredited.” Some of the book’s most salacious quotes have been roundly denied by the people who supposedly said them. And conservative websites, including The Daily Wire, have cast some doubts on Woodward’s methodology.
So with the waning publicity for the book, Woodward took to the airwaves to re-hype it. Appearing on CBS (his book was published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS) on Thursday, Woodward tried his best to hawk his book.
The Washington Post writer made famous during the Watergate scandal was asked if he would release the interview tapes he claims to have. “Well, if somebody really wants to challenge me, of course. Of course. But I — again, I’ve made agreements with people that these sources are going to remain confidential.”
Earlier this week, Breitbart broke the story of a meeting among Google powers-that-be held the day after the 2016 presidential election. In that video, the group conveyed, without reservation, their ‘dismay’ at the election of Donald Trump. Reports Breitbart: “[the] eye-brow raising footage shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin contrasting supporters of President Trump with fascists driven by ‘boredom.'” Other officials effused anti-Trump sentiments along those lines. It’s yet another hit to the Silicon Valley elitism which unequivocally sought to aid the election of Hillary Clinton. Things are not going well for Google, Twitter, Facebook, et al.
Journalists, media executives, and political figures reacted Wednesday afternoon to a Breitbart News report revealing leaked footage of Google’s first all-hands meeting following the 2016 presidential election in which executives of the Silicon Valley giant expressed disillusionment with President Donald Trump’s victory.
As reported earlier by Breitbart News’Allum Bokhari, the eye-brow raising footage shows Google co-founder Sergey Brin contrasting supporters of President Trump with fascists driven by “boredom.”
“The Google co-founder then asks his company to consider what it can do to ensure a “better quality of governance and decision-making.” VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker argues that supporters of populist causes like the Trump campaign are motivated by “fear, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there,” writes Bokhari.
Yelp’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy Luther Lowe was among the first Silicon Valley executives to share the story, tweeting: “[U]mm… WOW. Breitbart just dropped video of a full TGIF (Google’s confidential company-wide meeting) the day after the election. Might send a bottle of scotch to Google D.C. What a nightmare.”
A leaked email written by Google’s former head of multicultural marketing details a range of the company’s efforts to increase Latino turnout, including the support of a partner organization that helped drive voters to the polls in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “We worked very hard. Many people did. We pushed to get out the Latino vote with our features, our partners, and our voices. We kept our Google efforts non-partisan and followed our company’s protocols for the elections strategy” the email begins. “We emphasized our mission to give Latinos access to information so they can make an informed decision at the polls, and we feel very grateful for all the support to do this important work.” The short version of this story is that Google acted as an official Get Out The Vote (GOTV) arm of the DNC on behalf of Hillary’s campaign. But, is anyone surprised?
Here’s more from Fox News…
A Google executive’s leaked email reveals efforts to increase Latino turnout prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the executive’s “surprise” at Donald Trump’s performance among Latino voters.
The 675-word email, first obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was written by the tech giant’s former head of multicultural marketing and details a range of efforts to increase Latino turnout, including the support of a partner organization that helped to drive voters to the polls.
“We worked very hard. Many people did. We pushed to get out the Latino vote with our features, our partners, and our voices. We kept our Googley efforts non-partisan and followed our company’s protocols for the elections strategy,” the email begins. “We emphasized our mission to give Latinos access to information so they can make an informed decision at the polls, and we feel very grateful for all the support to do this important work.”
At the end of the email, the author wrote that Latino Googler’s are “probably hurting right now” and that the election results are “tough to handle now that we know not all of us were against this.”
High school students in Louisiana were ordered to scrub a logo from their school’s football field because it contained references to Christianity. The logo included a cross and a Bible verse reference as a part of a local company’s trademark which had legally contracted with the school for advertising on the field. It comes as precisely zero surprise that the school’s legal counsel advised officials to remove the logo after a suit was filed by Americans for Separation of Church and State. Though a local judge issued a stay to protect the logo (surprise!), it had already been removed. Insert huge legal battle over the right of a local school and students to display the name of Christ publicly.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Two Benton High School students were ordered to remove a logo from the football field end zones because it included Christian references.
The order came just hours before the Louisiana high school football team ran onto the field.
“You have to stand up for Christ no matter what (and we) just told the coaches we wouldn’t do it,” one of the students wrote on social media. “We ended up leaving the field and not helping them cover up the Scripture that was put on the field.”
The logo belonged to Christ Fit Gym, a faith-based gymnasium in nearby Bossier City, Louisiana. It included the words “Christ Fit Gym,” a cross and a Bible verse reference, 1 Timothy 4:8.
Owner Billy Weatherall tells me he paid the high school football booster club $3,500 to put his logo in the end zone for the 2018-19 football season.
“We have a signed contract,” he told the Todd Starnes Radio Show.
“I got a phone call from a school official Friday morning while I was having my quiet time and drinking coffee,” Weatherall said. “He said they were instructed to paint over the cross and he was devastated about it.”
In Kenner, Louisiana, there will be no more purchases of any Nike products for its recreational facilities in the wake of anthem-kneeling Colin Kaepernick becoming the face of the brand in its latest ad. “Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any Kenner Recreation Facility for wearing apparel, shoes, athletic equipment and/or any athletic product must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, or his designee,” Mayor Ben Zahn wrote in an official memo. Former interim DNC chair and CNN analyst/leaker Donna Brazile says she is disappointed in her hometown. Which is further confirmation that it’s the right decision. The fallout continues, and Nike may likely cede its dominion in the sports apparel world to a rival outfit. Good riddance.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Nike knew it was courting controversy by making the polarizing, anthem-protesting Colin Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, and indeed the pushback has been fast and furious: People have burned their Nike shoes, one college has trashed any gear with the Nike logo, and now one town in Louisiana has banned the purchase of any Nike products for its recreational facilities.
In response to Nike endorsing the man who triggered the anthem protest by declaring in 2016 that he was “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Republican Mayor Ben Zahn of Kenner, Louisiana issued a new rule for the city’s recreational facilities: No more Nike.
“Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any Kenner Recreation Facility for wearing apparel, shoes, athletic equipment and/or any athletic product must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, or his designee,” Kenner wrote in an official memo, the Times-Picayune reported Sunday.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) trolled Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)’s effort to portray himself as “Spartacus” – a gladiator slave who dared to challenge Rome in the Third Servile War – as he pulled a publicity stunt to release classified information that wasn’t classified at all in the hopes of drumming up the anti-Kavanaugh crowd, which appears to be fizzling or otherwise failing to gain traction. Hatch tweeted a picture of himself talking to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and captioned it “You know . . . I knew Spartacus.” Well played, Senator, well played.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Republican lawmakers this week openly mocked Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., for claiming to have an “I am Spartacus” moment when he claimed to violate Senate rules by releasing emails related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, even though the emails had already been approved for release.
Booker insisted Thursday he was a Senate rule violator, even though the email he discussed in the hearing was OK’d for public release the night before. And after Booker dramatically laid claim to an “I am Spartacus” moment, Republicans mocked him for it.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, tweeted out a picture of him talking to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, and captioned it, “You know … I knew Spartacus.”
“You know… I knew Spartacus.” pic.twitter.com/94eGPCkOp1
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 6, 2018
Friday morning, Rubio joked about how Booker’s stunt might have played out in ancient Rome.
“On this day in 71B.C. the Thracian gladiator Spartacus was put to death by Marcus Licinius Crassus for disclosing confidential scrolls,” Rubio tweeted.
The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri, is cutting Nike (and Colin Kaepernick) out of its athletic uniform branding. “In their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America,” College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis announced. “If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them. We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.” Three cheers for Davis and the Ozarks where red-blooded Americans still live.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
A college in Missouri has decided to “choose its country over company,” and do away with all athletic uniforms which display the Nike logo.
The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri, has chosen to part ways with Nike over the company’s decision to make anthem protester Colin Kaepernick, the face of their new ad campaign.
“In their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America,” College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis explained.
“If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them. We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.”
This is not the first time the small private Christian college has taken a stand on the anthem issue. In October of 2017, the school made it a policy that all coaches and players had to show respect for the anthem.