Daily Archives: November 8, 2011

Newt takes media to task

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

Nov 7, 2011: Newt Gingrich appeared on NBC Today, but all co-host Ann Curry wanted to talk about was the allegations against Herman Cain.

Happily, Newt used the opportunity wisely. Here are the juicy bits –

CURRY: Good to be with you as well, sir. Can Herman Cain not answer these lingering questions about sexual harassment allegations and still win the Republican nomination, in your view?

GINGRICH: Well, that will be up to the American people. If they conclude that anonymous allegations from people who don’t want to be identified, involving purely civil activities, that the American people could well decide that they want a solution-oriented leader more than they want a scandal. …

CURRY: … If you are right, that it is possible that the American public could actually decide to overlook these allegations, what would it mean for the party to have a Republican nominee for president, with unanswered questions about sexual harassment, what would it do to your party’s chances of defeating Barack Obama?

GINGRICH: What does it mean to the elite news media that nobody in the country ever walks up to us and raises questions you all raise? … I just think there’s a huge gap between the gossip that fascinates political reporters and the average person’s concern about the price of housing, the availability of jobs, solving the budget deficit without crushing the middle class. A lot of things that, frankly, at a substance level are dramatically more important to most Americans. …

CURRY: … are you saying that questions about the character of a presidential candidate don’t matter?

GINGRICH: No. Questions matter a lot. I’m saying that when the news media goes and finds an anonymous report about an anonymous incident, about which you have remarkably limited information, and you decide that matters more than every other issue in the campaign, that may put your judgment in doubt.

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Read the whole transcript to see how Curry introduces Gingrich as a candidate and author, then refuses to talk about anything but the Cain allegations. http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2011/20111107104158.aspx

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Bialek is not a credible witness

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2629518650056011884fHJJwR

So why didn’t Sharon Bialek tell anybody this story before NOW?

Are we honestly supposed to believe that, having been let go from her job with the National Restaurant Association, she was groped by the PRESIDENT of that organization and then PASSED UP the chance to use this fact to get a financial settlement or her job back?

Cain’s campaign immediately denied Bialek’s accusation, saying: “All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false. Mr. Cain has never harassed anyone.”

Penny Nance, who leads the group Concerned Women For America, said, “In my dealings with Mr. Cain, he has always been a gentleman.”

So is Cain a creep or is Bialek lying? When faced with a classic “He said, She said” scenario, we have to look at the bigger picture. Here are a few things that jump out.

Bialek’s advocates claimed she’s “of the same political persuasion as Herman Cain.” (Google “Bialek Republican” and you’ll get LOTS of hits.)

She may be a registered Republican; I couldn’t say. Pistol Pete said her registration is lapsed, which I think means she hasn’t bothered to vote in a long time.

Whatever. To my way of thinking, Herman Cain’s “political persuasion” goes far beyond sticking an R by his name. For example, he believes in marriage, family and personal responsibility, all concepts which appear to be foreign territory to this Bialek creature.

Sharon Bialek also claims to have confronted Cain at Teacon 2011 (Sept 30 – Oct 1) and that he became uncomfortable after he recognized her.

Excuse me? We’re supposed to believe he recognized a woman he had one meeting with 14 years ago? Seriously?

John Nolte reports at Big Government that,

Part of Ms. Bialek’s statement included the description of a personal encounter she claimed to have had Mr. Cain at WIND’s Teacon in October of 2011. She claims to have confronted Mr. Cain and that he became uncomfortable after he recognized her.

Big Government has spoken with a source who helped organize Teacon 2011 and who confirmed that Sharon Bialek attended, as did Mr. Cain (who was a featured speaker).

Our source also remembers Ms. Bialek personally, and therefore can confirm that the woman who attended was not a different woman with the same name.

I read and loved Andrew Breitbart’s autobiography Righteous Indignation, so I’m extra disappointed in his Big Government for this careless reportage. I learned the following with a few keystrokes in Google:

  1. Cain was not a “featured speaker” at Teacon 2011. http://www.560wind.com/pages/TeaCon_Home
  2. The day after Teacon ended, Warner Todd Huston reported at Chicago Now (URL below) that he had overheard a heated argument between Cain and one of the event’s chief sponsors. If BG’s unnamed source is this same hostile sponsor, his credibility is suspect.

As for this alleged “confrontation” with Bialek that supposedly made Cain “uncomfortable”, let me count the ways it stinks like a restaurant dumpster.

For one, the timing is a whole lot too convenient. Teacon 2011 was held Sept 31 – Oct 1, 2011, just a few weeks before Bialek and her celebrity-pimp lawyer Allred held a press conference to accuse Cain.

For another, Bialek’s claim is self-contradictory. Supposedly, she’s coming out as Cain’s “fourth” victim.

(The others are all anonymous accusations of vague “inappropriate” behaviors, so I’ll take that with a pound of salt.)

The point is … the Left would like us to believe Cain is a serial lech, yet even Bialek makes no claim to having met with him more than that one time 14 years ago.

So which is it?

Did Cain so violate his own moral code that one time that Bialek’s face is burned into his guilty conscience?

Or is he a cold-hearted, habitual abuser who couldn’t possibly be expected to remember the face of someone he only met with and groped once a long time ago?

They can’t have it both ways.

Of course, there is a third option, which is that Sharon Bialek is a lazy, greedy, amoral, self-centered bimbo who is happy to slander a good man in exchange for 30 pieces of silver and 15 minutes in the spotlight.

Personally, I think if she went to Teacon 2011 at all, it was because Allred put her up to it specifically so that a few weeks later they could make her out to be a Tea Partier who was abused by the Tea Party’s favorite candidate. (Herman Cain won the straw poll at Teacon 2011.)

Furthermore, if Cain did see her, I doubt he remembered her. But bad behavior often makes good people uncomfortable. I can readily believe that if she confronted him in some hostile, “I’m going to tell everyone what you did” way, that would have been enough to make him seem “uncomfortable.”

One more stink in this smelly pile is the presence of celebrity lawyer slash media whore Gloria Allred.

Allred has a long list of high-profile cases that got her face on the news; she almost seems to specialize in targeting rich, famous men with sexual harassment, though she has branched out occasionally.

For example, she helped sue the Boy Scouts of America for excluding an eleven year old girl for what she referred to as “gender apartheid” and went after a drugstore chain for having separate toy aisles for boys’ and girls’ toys.

Erick Erickson, the influential editor of the website RedState, reported being skeptical of Bialek specifically BECAUSE of the presence of Allred.

“My general rule of thumb is that when Gloria Allred crawls out from under her rock, the 15 minutes of fame for the story is up.”

I’m not like those hypocritical Leftists who excuse any and all behavior in their own. But I find no reason whatsoever to believe one jot or tittle of these accusations against Herman Cain.

But as long as I’m kvetching … where are all the self-righteous liberal accusations about how white people (like Bialek and Allred) are WAY out of line accusing a black presidential candidate of misbehavior?

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SOURCES:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/iteam&id=8422203

http://biggovernment.com/tag/sharon-bialek/

http://biggovernment.com/jjmnolte/2011/11/07/exclusive-source-confirms-latest-accuser-attended-teacon-2011-where-herman-cain-was-featured-speaker/

http://www.560wind.com/pages/TeaCon_Home

http://www.chicagonow.com/2011/10/cain-rises-at-teacon-2011/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Allred

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/08/with-allreds-involvement-conservatives-greet-new-cain-allegations-with-skepticism/

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Objective Truth Exists

I highly recommend D’Souza’s book. His writing is such a joy … clear, concise, logical.

 

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THE TUESDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

(accept no imitations)

It was my misfortune to witness the sham ‘news conference’ staged by the queen of media whores and her latest “victim.”

My first thought was ‘Geez,they got a bottle-blonde bimbo straight out of central casting.’ She claimed he put one hand up her skirt and another to push her head down into his lap.As a veteran of car wars back in the day,I can tell you this is nearly impossible with just two arms.Thanks to the miracle of the internet,we found out all one needs to know about her credibility within minutes.All-red opened her remarks by saying she’s a registered republican.A search of the Illinois election site shows her registration is inactive.She has filed bankruptcy twice but says she’s not doing it for the money.You can bet somebody threw her some big money.There is much more on this in these articles:

WHO IS CAIN ACCUSER SHARON BIALEK?

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/iteam&id=8422203

WITH ALLRED’S INVOLVEMENT,CONSERVATIVES GREET NEW CAIN ALLEGATIONS WITH SKEPTICISM

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/08/with-allreds-involvement-conservatives-greet-new-cain-allegations-with-skepticism/

WHOEVER DOES HER EXTENSIONS SHOULD BE HORSE-WHIPPED

ENOUGH OF THIS

IF OBAMA LOSES

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/11/08/if-obama-loses

HOLDER TO FACE GUN-WALKING MUSIC AT SENATE HEARING

He will have a bevy of defense lawyers with a D after their name supporting his lies

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/08/holder-to-face-gun-walking-music-at-senate-hearing/

WHY OBAMA’S 2008 COALITION WON’T SAVE HIM THIS TIME

http://www.tnr.com/article/the-vital-center/97177/obama-reelection-strategy

WHAT ELECTION DAY 2011 COULD TELL US ABOUT 2012

http://www.wapt.com/politics/29709519/detail.html

IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE!

http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2011/11/08/it_cant_happen_here!

OBAMA FACES CHOICE ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE BETWEEN BIG GREEN AND BIG LABOR

http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2011/11/obama-faces-choice-keystone-pipeline-big-labor-or-big-green

PROBE DEMANDED ON $730M ENERGY LOAN TO RUSSIAN STEEL COMPANY

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/08/probe-demanded-on-730-million-energy-dept-loan-to-russian-owned-steel-company-in-mi/

DEM STRATEGIST:CAN CONSERVATIVES HANDLE THE FACT CAIN’S ACCUSER IS WHITE?

Can we handle the fact you’re bottom-feeding trash?

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/07/dem-strategist-can-conservatives-handle-the-fact-that-cains-accuser-is-white/

MITT ROMNEY AS THE NOMINEE:CONSERVATISM DIES AND OBAMA WINS

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/11/08/mitt-romney-as-the-nominee-conservatism-dies-and-barack-obama-wins/

POLITICS OF PERSONAL DESTRUCTION II

http://townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/2011/11/08/poltics_of_personal_destruction_ii/page/full/

GEEZ,SHARON,DO YOUR DEPRESSING HUSTLER LAYOUT AND GO AWAY,ALREADY

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=103503

NATURE PORN

A SUPERCOMMITTEE TAX HIKE SURRENDER WOULD MEAN REPUBICANS SNATCHING DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY

http://biggovernment.com/dmitchell/2011/11/07/a-supercommittee-tax-hike-surrender-means-republicans-would-snatch-defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory/

VIDEO:HERMAN CAIN DOES LATE NIGHT

http://www.therightscoop.com/the-herman-cain-does-late-night/

WITNESS:CAIN ACCUSER HUGGED HIM AT TEA PARTY MEETING LAST MONTH

‘Excuse me,ma’am,I believe this knife in my back belongs to you.’

http://www.suntimes.com/8592168-417/sneed-witness-says-cain-accuser-hugged-him-during-tea-party-meeting-a-month-ago.html

OWS:THE RAP SHEET:172 INCIDENTS SO FAR

Yup,just like the Tea Party

http://biggovernment.com/jjmnolte/2011/10/28/occupywallstreet-the-rap-sheet-so-far/

IF YOU’RE GOING TO INSULT ISRAEL,MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO OPEN MICS AROUND

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4145266,00.html

AUDIO:LEVIN SLAMS TOURE/TOURETTES

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-slams-msnbc-contributor-toure-as-a-sick-man/

THE DEATH OF REPUBLICAN OUTRAGE

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/11/08/cain-accusations-bennett-death-of-outrage/#more-773676

VIDEO:MOTHER USED CHILD TO BLOCK TRAFFIC

http://www.breitbart.tv/obamas-occupydc-new-video-shows-mother-used-children-to-block-cars-in-street/

MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS SELDOM OR NEVER GO TO CHURCH

They worship at the altar of liberalism and abortion is their sacrament

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/majority-democrats-seldom-or-never-go-church-says-gallup

ITS MEDIA LOVE,NOT BIAS

http://m.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/it_media_love_not_bias_epel5QIMA868mNKKggZQiP

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Richmond VA shuts down Occupy protest

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2000252630056011884rnzBGM

H/t to Ting for the heads up and link.

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