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Megyn Kelly Is Still No Journalist

Megyn Kelly left Fox (ahem) “News” in April for a reported $15 to $20 million contract at NBC. Seriously, NBC? For a partisan hack?

Anyway, Kelly scored an interview with Vladimir Putin for the debut of her new NBC show “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly”. By some accounts, she blew the opportunity by soft-balling the interview.

You might think she’d follow up with another big score, being a brand new show; but you would be wrong. She followed up with Alex Jones, one of the right wing’s biggest lunatics, and THAT’S SAYING SOMETHING.

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According to the Associated Press, Kelly thinks “…it’s her job to “shine a light” on newsmakers”. Gee, what “newsmaker” could she “shine a light on” next, maybe Charles Manson?

On a positive note, the switch in stations has caused her to dress like an actual professional; but NBC doesn’t do T&A, so she’ll actually have to be good to keep this job.

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For his part, the AP reports Jones wasn’t happy with the interview, or Kelly:

He said he expected a “rigged” report because a day’s worth of interviews will be boiled down to an 11-minute report. “They’re scared of what we’re covering,” he said. “They’re scared of what we’re doing.” Jones also described Kelly as not feminine, cold and robotic. “I felt zero attraction to Megyn Kelly,” he said.

I’m sure she’s boo-hooing over that! Just a suggestion here Alex but, maybe YOU should buy a mirror.

Megyn Kelly might prove people wrong; but considering she agreed to lower the neckline and hike the skirt up for 13 years for a job, I’m not sure she considers herself a real journalist either.

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How the Trump Saved Christmas, Or Not

cyscv8puoaeepfsCNN’s Trump-Paid-Shill, Corey Lewandowski, has announced that finally, THANK GOD, everyone can say Merry Christmas again because Donald Trump is President!  No more burning Christians at the stake… sorry, that was witches; no more waterboarding… nope, that’s terrorists… well, I can’t recall exactly what the punishment was for saying Merry Christmas… but it won’t happen anymore, thanks to Donald Trump.

You no longer need to worry about respecting your friends, neighbors, or relatives that celebrate Hanukkah, Mawlid un Nabi, Kwanzaa, or Winter Solstice, because we FINALLY have a President that says, “Enough of that co-exist bullshit!” Our thrice-married, serial-adultering, little-cracker-eating, religious-pandering, devoutly-phony-Christian-President Elect is putting the Christmas back in Christmas… for you, anyway. Trump himself prefers Holiday cards,

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Holiday Poker Chips

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and Holiday Twitter greetings

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Is Trump just pandering to the poor, oppressed, phony-Christian right wing? I mean, let’s be honest, he doesn’t really need them anymore. Or is he helping his personal media/marketing company, Fox “News”; they love that “War on Christmas” story line. Especially Bill O’Reilly-

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He’s made it an annual “thing”. Bubba’s sitting there pumping his fist, yelling “Yeah, that’s right, Christmas Goddamn it!” Then the channel goes to break across the country:

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Crickets. Next up, Fox folks share photos from the company Christmas Holiday party:

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The ladies attending the party found great stuff to wear in Fox Magazine’s article on Christmas Holiday dresses:

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AND News Corpse, bless their hearts, found some great Fox swag for those die-hard O’Reilly fans:

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That’s right, it’s the O’Reilly Factor Christmas Holiday Ornament! (Update: “The Fox Shop managers have edited their store and changed Holiday to Christmas.”)

Fox has LOTS of advice for the holidays (by which I assume they mean Christmas):

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

Top 10 holiday gifts for moms

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

30 Homemade Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

You get the drift. Fox wouldn’t be Fox without something to be outraged about, phony or not. While we’re on the “War on Christmas” bullshit train, maybe O’Reilly or some other big-time Right Wing Christmas Crusader could tell me if guns and shameless self-promotion fall under “the reason for the season”:

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Another thing I’ve long wondered about, from prayer in school, to saying Happy Holidays: Is Christian faith so untenable that their children not praying in school, or being respectful of others’ religious holidays can destroy it? A TRUE Christian finally answers that question for me:

Christians neither need a holiday to celebrate the birth of their Savior (we live daily in celebration of Him, don’t we?) nor are they forbidden to celebrate, to have fun and to give gifts, just because.

Just as I thought.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Laurie Luhn Cashing In On Others’ Sexual Harassment

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luhn-ailesLaurie Luhn, a self-proclaimed Fox News “victim” is making the TV talk show rounds to bemoan her treatment at the hands of Pig Extraordinaire, Roger Ailes. It was really just a matter of time after Gretchen Carlson’s big settlement. Ignore her tears however, until you read her story; compare the one she’s telling now to the one she told New York Magazine, in a piece titled: “Former Fox News Booker Says She Was Sexually Harassed and ‘Psychologically Tortured’ by Roger Ailes for More Than 20 Years“. Contrary to the post’s title, or Ms. Luhn’s portrayal of herself as a victim, you’ll find she willingly jumped into the sewer with Roger Ailes, because he could get her what she wanted. The New York article begins:

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“Professionally adrift (a flowery term for unemployed) and emotionally unmoored”, hmm, those darned female “emotions”. Trust me, Laurie Luhn was more calculating than “unmoored”. She says she “worked for” Roger Ailes for 20 years; if by “worked for” she means prostituted herself and pimped for, then yes, she did “work for” Ailes.

Luhn’s story is an “account” of her deplorable complicity in Ailes’ predatory behavior; from accepting money and employment from him for sex, to setting up unknowing young women in one on ones with him. Not only did Ms. Luhn willingly put herself in the situation she describes now, she chose to stay in it. Do not confuse consent with coercion; she and Ailes both got what they wanted out of their arrangement.

In her very first meeting with Ailes, which was supposed to be a job interview, Ms.Luhn just happened to mention that she had “nothing but bills”.  After the meeting, she gave him a ride to the airport where she told New York Mag, “He leans over and slips me the tongue and kisses me, and hands me a wad of cash.”

Now at this point, a few scenarios are possible:

  • She screams and he jumps out of the car, never to be heard from again
  • She slaps him, and tells him to get out (among other things), throws his money at him and drives off
  • Says bye-bye, drives off with the money thinking sucker (among other things), and he never hears from her again

Ms. Luhn however, accepted his money and advances, and came back for more, essentially striking a deal for her employment. Despite having no background or education in the field, Luhn decided she wanted to work in political communications, and found herself a shortcut to get there. She sought Ailes’ assistance, then agreed to a “quid pro quo” for that position.

Ailes put her on a “retainer that, “…paid for Luhn to be available to meet Ailes when he was in Washington” – at his hotel. Her new “employer” immediately asked her to purchase a “black garter and stockings” to wear when they met, which she did. She was now prostituting herself for a job; far different from going into your boss’ office for a meeting and being surprised by sexual advances, something Luhn set other women up to face:

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 Only after being relegated to a bogus job with no responsibility years later, did Luhn suddenly find her emotional “mooring”. Enough in fact, to contact the Fox legal department about sexual harassment, for which she received a hefty settlement.  Even so, she was still trying to use “Daddy Roger”(ugh) to get ahead this past summer when she wrote this in a letter to him (my emphasis):

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“Generous financial compensation” to the tune of more than 3 million dollars for this “good soldier”, or is it victim? Either way, despite her 20 year “ordeal”, she’s contacting him again for help getting a job This is the definition of sexual harassment according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:

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In Ms. Luhn’s case, she agreed to his conduct willingly, in order to obtain her job. She also conspired to set women up for Ailes, which should make her a party to other women’s harassment claims as well. Now, as she does the talk show circuit, she seems to be downplaying her responsibility in their arrangement, and embellishing the poor victim parts of the story. According to the Daily Mail:

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He “had her strip”? What power did Ailes have over her at the time; she didn’t work for him, she had supposedly just recently met him. The room had a door, and any self-respecting woman would have slammed it shut behind her. And where’s the part about the airport trip, where she took his money? The part where she could have driven away, never to be heard from again?

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She followed this pig and took another job with him, but she thought it would end? She talks like she had no control over the situation. “It continued” because she allowed it. The Daily Mail does report on her initial New York Magazine story in their article, and several discrepancies are evident; they close the piece with this:

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luhn-nowToo bad the truth didn’t “set her free” a couple of decades and 3 million dollars ago; HUNDREDS of women might have been spared the indignities she willingly accepted. Laurie Luhn is the worst kind of woman; she used sex to get what she wanted, yet now she wants you to believe she was a helpless toy for Roger Ailes, with no control over what happened to her. Now that there’s money to be made on the talk show circuit, and probably a book deal, her story will continue to evolve, or devolve, depending on which way you look at it. I have no sympathy for this woman; she makes a mockery of all the women who have battled real sexual harassment over decades.

Don’t get me wrong, there are far too many bosses like Ailes, who abuse their positions and harass, even assault their female employees. Unfortunately, there are also women like Luhn, who know exactly what they’re doing when they use slobs like him to get ahead. This woman used sex to get and keep a job, while knowingly and willingly putting other women at risk.

Laurie Luhn is no better than Roger Aisles.

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