As the breaking story of Al Franken‘s lewd behavior toward Leeann Tweeden during a USO tour in 2006 was developing Thursday, MSNBC’s Capitol Hill Correspondent Kasie Hunt reported to viewers that Franken was “not actually groping” Tweeden in the famous photo that shook the political and media landscape. (Snip) Not only is this “reporting” inaccurate, Hunt seems to present a political argument that even Franken is not making in his own defense. “Potentially — not actually groping, but mock-groping” is how Hunt, the reporter delivered the news. How does she know this? What facts have been presented to support this? I
Comments: Her behavior is so shocking and disgusting that I can´t even believe she had the nerve to say what she said. You know without any doubt that if there was a photo of Trump doing this, or any other Republican, she would NEVER have made such shocking, appalling excuses. It is so terribly disturbing what the media in this country has become. The clip doesn´t show the reaction of those in the studio. They most likely didn´t utter a word about her commentary.
Tell ya what Kasie you come to my house and wear a flack vest for protection. Then take a nap while I have someone take picture of you sleeping while I grope your breasts. Now answer me this, what happened both before and after the picture was taken if I acted like that while someone was taking a picture? You are one transparent hound dog.
Next thing you know they will be "reporting" that Tweeden was actually choking and that Franken was trying to do the Heimlich maneuver. It probably all has something to do with what the meaning of the word "is", is. They should get BJ Clintoon´s opinion.
The Left is going completely off the rails as they try to protect their "people".
Common, that’s the proper way to greet a lady in Papua New Guinea, he’s simply a man of the world and not constrained by a myopic view of culture. You wouldn´t dare disparage their culture now would you? We just can’t keep up with our superiors.
Hunt is seriously pathetic. Even if Franken wasn´t actually groping Leeann Tweeden (which is questionable) I guess Hunt thinks the picture of Franken degrading her with the pose is just fine. Hunt´s position of defending Franken because he is a Dem, just shows that the Left. Liberals and Dems cries of sexism, racism, homophobia etc etc have zero meaning and are simply political ploys to invigorate their base and attack conservatives.
iow, Franken´s thrill came from the humiliating joke, not from sensual pleasure, and this dope thinks that is less guilty? Answer: You are wrong, idiot. Sensual pleasure is a good in itself even when off limits, while pleasure in humiliating someone is not a good thing at all in any way.
Horndog Republican Senator Bob Packwood was forced to resign in 1995 and at that time our good buddy, "Chins" McConnell said this:
Four years later, during debate on Clinton´s impeachment, McConnell said that the Republicans knew that it was very likely Packwood´s seat would fall to the Democrats if Packwood were forced out. However, McConnell said, he and his fellow Republicans felt that it came down to a choice of "retain the Senate seat or retain our honor."
RINOS are always anxious to give up their majority even with a corrupt Kennedy in their midst.
If it seems like Seahawk defender Michael Bennett has a habit of finding himself in situations which do not become a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winner, that’s because he does. As the captioned tweet says, here’s Seattle’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee, delivering a decidedly unsportsmanlike knee to the mid-section of a Jacksonville offensive lineman: (Snip) In this sequence, Bennett clearly tackles the player to the ground for no reason and then gives him a knee. That move resulted in Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette coming up and retaliating against Bennett, which led to
EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election. Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked
Thousands of people will visit the White House for the holidays and take self-guided tour through executive mansion. Some will be visiting the White House as invited guests, others because their member of Congress booked them on a tour, and others will be there for an official function. However, they will all have something in common: The first thing they see when they enter the White House. Virtually all white house tours begin in the East wing. As visitors walk through security and up to the colonnade, the historic features of the White House are in full view. After entering the White
A man in Washington created a genius device to catch pesky thieves who steal packages from front porches. Jaireme Barrow, from Tacoma, Washington, was tired of people stealing his expensive Jeep parts and decided he ´wanted to even the playing field´ He created one of the earliest models trap - using 12-gauge shotgun blanks, fishing line, bricks, a wooden box-like, a small box, aluminum carrying vessel for the blanks, a small plate, and a cardbox box - and has filmed numerous wannabe thieves. (Snip) But the original model was not fool proof, and Barrow had to make a sign that
Donald Trump, according to his many critics, is the single most divisive, stupid, bigoted and unpopular president in American history. To say Trump is ‘polarizing’ is to massively understate the sheer enormity of hatred that exists toward the billionaire tycoon who won the White House just over a year ago. (Snip) Yet, there’s one thing even his most vociferous enemies – and that is a historically high volume of human beings – cannot continue to deny, and it’s this: Donald Trump delivers on his promises. Of course, in the main, they’re not promises his opponents actually wanted him to keep,
Fusion GPS bills itself as a corporate research firm, but in many ways it operates with the secrecy of a spy agency. No sign marks its headquarters above a coffee shop in Northwest Washington. Its website consists of two sentences and an email address. Its client list is closely held. The small firm has been under intense public scrutiny for producing the 35-page document known as the Trump dossier. Senior executives summoned to testify before Congress in October invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and the firm is resisting a congressional subpoena for bank records that would reveal who
The Supreme Court announced Monday that it was refusing to take up a case that could have expanded the prohibition on discrimination to include sexual orientation, declining to hear a case brought by a woman against her employer and leaving a legal jumble in place. Federal law doesn’t mention sexual orientation, but some appeals courts have read that language into the law anyway, while others have refused to take that step. That’s created a split where discriminating against gay or lesbian workers is illegal under federal law in some states, but not in others. The justices, without comment, declined to
One of Facebook’s earliest executives has said the social network is “destroying how society works" and that he feels “tremendous guilt” about his work. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007, accused it of “programming” its users and said he no longer uses the website or allows his children to access it. “It literally is at a point now where I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford University. “We are in a really bad state of affairs right now in my opinion, it is
Autoplay: On | Off White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparred with reporters during her Monday briefing over errors made by media outlets in reports on President Trump. Sanders disputed the notion that mistakes made by news outlets were “honest mistakes” during a heated exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta. "You cannot say it´s an honest mistake when you´re purposely putting out information you know is false," Sanders said. Sanders and Acosta talked over one another during the exchange. “I’m not finished,” she responded when reporter Brian Karem tried to cut in. The exchange with Acosta comes amid escalating tensions
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President Trump has been willing to accept almost anything to close the deal on his giant tax cut bill before Christmas, including staying mum about a measure that would allow illegal immigrants to pocket the more generous child tax credit included in the package. Illegal immigrants have been collecting the payoff from the “refundable” tax credit for years because of an IRS interpretation of how the rule was drafted. The Republican-controlled Congress this fall had a chance to correct that in the tax code overhaul that in the Senate version doubled the child tax credit to $2,000 and expanded eligibility.
The Defense Department plans to allow transgender people to enlist in the military starting Jan. 1, Pentagon officials confirmed to Fox News on Monday, after a federal court ordered the military to do so despite opposition from President Trump. The president over the summer announced, via Twitter, a ban on transgender servicemembers. But the directive has since been challenged in the courts, and a federal judge last month said the U.S. military must accept them starting Jan. 1. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump´s Source corrected by Staff
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California´s governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be ´the new normal´, as fire crews rushed to contain the fires, with dry desert winds expected to intensify over the weekend. Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings. At a news conference, the Democrat said drought and climate change mean California faces a ´new reality´ where lives and property are continually threatened by fire, at a cost of billions of dollars. He added that gusty winds and
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Loose dentures? More like loose screws. Donald Trump was slurring his words pretty good last week for a guy who fancied himself an expert when it came to Hillary Clinton’s alleged brain damage. What would he make of his own slurred speech and bizarre behavior? brain tumor from the weight of that massive combover sitting on top of his head like a live farm animal? Simply slurred speech because his thoughts are so fantastic that his mouth can’t keep up?