Bad Moonves falling

Ronan Farrow releases his expose on CBS CEO and alleged sex predator (((Les Moonves)))

For more than twenty years, Leslie Moonves has been one of the most powerful media executives in America. As the chairman and C.E.O. of CBS Corporation, he oversees shows ranging from “60 Minutes” to “The Big Bang Theory.” His portfolio includes the premium cable channel Showtime, the publishing house Simon & Schuster, and a streaming service, CBS All Access. Moonves, who is sixty-eight, has a reputation for canny hiring and project selection….

Six women who had professional dealings with him told me that, between the nineteen-eighties and the late aughts, Moonves sexually harassed them. Four described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, in what they said appeared to be a practiced routine. Two told me that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers. All said that he became cold or hostile after they rejected his advances, and that they believed their careers suffered as a result. “What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was fired for not participating,” the actress and writer Illeana Douglas told me. All the women said they still feared that speaking out would lead to retaliation from Moonves, who is known in the industry for his ability to make or break careers. “He has gotten away with it for decades,” the writer Janet Jones, who alleges that she had to shove Moonves off her after he forcibly kissed her at a work meeting, told me. “And it’s just not O.K.”

Thirty current and former employees of CBS told me that such behavior extended from Moonves to important parts of the corporation, including CBS News and “60 Minutes,” one of the network’s most esteemed programs. During Moonves’s tenure, men at CBS News who were accused of sexual misconduct were promoted, even as the company paid settlements to women with complaints. It isn’t clear whether Moonves himself knew of the allegations, but he has a reputation for being closely involved in management decisions across the network. Some of the allegations, such as those against the former anchor Charlie Rose, as reported by the Washington Post, have already become public. Other claims are being reported here for the first time. Nineteen current and former employees told me that Jeff Fager, the former chairman of CBS News and the current executive producer of “60 Minutes,” allowed harassment in the division. “It’s top down, this culture of older men who have all this power and you are nothing,” one veteran producer told me. “The company is shielding lots of bad behavior.”

It’s time for CBS to clean house, starting with the chairman and CEO.


Hollywood values at CBS

Ronan Farrow is exposing CBS Chairman and CEO (((Leslie Moonves))) as another (((Weinstein))):

The CBS CEO, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, is accused of unwanted kissing and touching in a New Yorker article set to be published Friday. The New Yorker is poised to publish an article by Ronan Farrow that includes allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of embattled CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

A spokesperson for The New Yorker says, “We don’t comment on pieces we haven’t published.” Sources with knowledge of the article say it delves into the broader culture at CBS and will publish later today on the magazine’s website.

CBS said in a statement that it is investigating the claims made against Moonves. “All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously,” the network stated. “The Independent Directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the Company’s clear policies in that regard. Upon the conclusion of that investigation, which involves recently reported allegations that go back several decades, the Board will promptly review the findings and take appropriate action.”

The allegations are said in part to involve instances of unwanted kissing and touching that occurred more than 20 years ago, as well as numerous claims that occurred more recently.

He’s not the first. He won’t be the last. These losers literally cannot control themselves around attractive women. It’s long past time to flush them all out of the entertainment system and the corpocracy.


No place for Sarah Silverman

CNN takes note of the Silverman controversy:

A tweet Sarah Silverman sent nine years ago, which she says was a joke, has some labeling her a pedophile.

In July 2009, the comedic actress tweeted, “Hey, is it considered molestation if the child makes the first move? I’m gonna need a quick answer on this.”

On Wednesday, the conservative publication Townhall posted a story about that tweet with the headline, “Disney Voice Actress and Comedian Sarah Silverman Also Joked About Molesting Children.” The article noted that a Twitter user asked Silverman about the 2009 tweet last year, “Was that supposed to be funny? Cause it wasn’t.”

Silverman responded to the controversy on Thursday.

Sarah Silverman@SarahKSilverman
 Some very odd people R saying I’m a pedo, re: a joke from a time not that long ago when hard absurd jokes by comedians were acknowledged for what they were — jokes — not a disengenuous national threat to people fake-clutching their pearls (whilst ranting the country’s too PC)

If it’s not okay to joke about Jews or Nazis or Africans, then it’s absolutely not okay to joke about molesting children. If jokes about Jews mean you’re an anti-Semite, and jokes about Africans mean you’re a racist, then jokes about molesting children obviously mean you’re a pedophile and you should be hunted down, disemployed, banned from social media and payment processing, and rejected by all right-thinking citizens.

Those are the rules. The logic is straightforward and impeccable. So deal with it.


On with Alex

An open thread for those who would like to live-comment my appearance on the Alex Jones show at 1 PM Central.

The stream is here.

NOW LIVE: Bestselling comic author, editor & video game designer joins todays broadcast to explain his pro-West work including an SJW-free alternative to Wikipedia and more.


Fight the real enemy

The God-Emperor names the real enemy of the people:

Amid widespread blowback this week over his comments relating to the summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump is declaring the meeting a success, and going on the warpath against the media — which he’s labeling “the real enemy of the people.”

In a Thursday morning tweet, the president suggested that another meeting is forthcoming.

“The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media,” Trump wrote. “I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more. There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems…but they can ALL be solved!”

The President is correct. The media is the enemy of the American people. That’s one of the reasons I don’t talk to them.


“Trump’s Darkest Day”

The media and the Deep State have been freaking out non-stop since the US-Russia summit in Helsinki began:

Arriving in the U.S. on Monday night, the president ignored questions from reporters. He let a Fox News interview he did with Sean Hannity just before his Helsinki departure be the final word that day on the controversial summit.

The president launched a late defense of his meeting with Putin as Democrats and the media panned as ‘treasonous,’ ‘disgusting,’ and ‘disgraceful.’ Not only was it great, he said on Twitter, it was ‘even better’ than one he had a few days prior with America’s security alliance.

As he weathered heavy criticism for fawning over the strongman who the U.S. intelligence community says was behind 2016 hacking, Trump declared victory in his Helsinki and NATO summits.

He settled on a regular target for characterizing his Putin presser as anything less than a success — the media.

‘While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia. Sadly, it is not being reported that way – the Fake News is going Crazy!’ he said.

But why? There has been literally nothing to justify any of this over-the-top behavior.

The unhinged rhetoric of American liberals and neocons over Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki is deeply repugnant and strangely disorienting. This is especially the case for someone my age, born less than a decade after the United States Air Force vaporized hundreds of thousands of civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a year after the US had killed almost a quarter of North Koreans, who watched as a teenager the US scald and incinerate millions of people in Indochina.

“The darkest hour in the history of the American presidency,” Garry Kasparov crystalizes the madness of US politics at this hour as the liberal classes collectively lose their minds. Darker therefore than Pearl Harbor, darker than 9/11?

Let it be imagined that Kasparov’s moves are but those of an embittered exile, let’s compare his words with those of Anderson Cooper of CNN who tweeted the words of Sen John McCain: “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.”

From the crazed neo-cons embedded in America’s deep state, all the way to the pussy-hat liberals of the left, a hysterical peal of rage has emerged in the wake of Helsinki with the hashtag #TreasonSummit trending all day in the Twitter-sphere.

So, what was the proximate cause of this collective shriek over Helsinki which emanated from the US, but had its echo in the halls of liberalism everywhere?

That Trump said that it is better that the US and Russia, the two predominant keepers of the world’s nuclear weapons, “should try to get along”? Or was it that he said that maintenance of such nuclear stockpiles “was a bad thing not a good thing”?

What sane human being could possibly disagree with these two statements, never mind a liberal, a progressive, a leftist?

Was it his evident disbelief in the righteousness of the CIA and the FBI? Again what kind of leftist elevates the deep-state agencies in America to sainthood? In decades gone by (as late as the George W Bush era, with his Patriot Act et al) it was an article of faith on the left side of politics that these very agencies were the enemies of democracy in America.

Well, this report, if true, would certainly explain it:

At the meeting in Helsinki, Finland, between Presidents Putin of Russia and Trump of the USA, the Russians gave to Trump at least 160 TERABYTES of Russian Intelligence Intercepts which expose horrifying activities of many, many, people to deliberately foment social, cultural, and political chaos, violent riots, demonstrations, media smears, phony scandals, and fake news.

Some of those intercepts reveal who has been financing weapons, supplies, travel, hotel, vehicle rentals and secure communications gear for Terrorist groups, inside Syria, Iraq, and terror attacks in Europe and the US. 

Among the intercepted communications are mostly international phone calls, faxes, emails by members of the US Congress, US Senate, federal Judges, state-level elected officials from California, Oregon, Washington, New York (City & State), New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia.  Once those communications left the United States, they became fair game for any country to spy on.

A great number of these communications were encrypted, but Russia has found a way to BREAK much of the encryption!  And as part of their effort to improve relations with Trump, they provided the original encrypted versions of the intercepts AND the key which decrypts them so the US can use US-obtained intercepts (which may still be encrypted) along with the Russian-provided decryption key to prove the info is accurate and unedited!!!

Numerous high-ranking officials and well known wealthy people have been caught red-handed scheming together and with foreign governments along with radical leftist billionaires both inside and outside the US, to foment — and finance — extraordinary acts of political, social, and cultural chaos including riots, violent attacks, political unrest and more.

Some high-level MANAGERS at gigantic social media companies have received literally millions of dollars in pay-offs to establish or use under-the-radar company policies to impose severe censorship on certain views and to silence certain people; often times without the knowledge or consent of the Highest Executives or Boards of Directors of those companies!  These pay-offs USURP actual executive power in some giant social media outlets.

High level mass-media Producers, Editors, and some Writers in the US, UK, and elsewhere in Europe, have been paid-off with VAST sums of money to launch phony media smears. Push scandals. Create and report FAKE news stories.

On the one hand, this sounds a little too good to be true. Q has been entirely silent of late. On the other, we know this sort of thing is exactly what the globalists and their servants have been doing for decades, and we also know that Putin is a capable man who surrounds himself with capable men. It would be a surprise if he didn’t have a considerable amount of data concerning the activities of the globalists who also oppose him. It’s worth noting too that the entire media narrative has been focused on pushing the idea that Putin is somehow fooling Trump, which tends to indicate that they feared something like this happening.

Anyhow, whether this is truth or just wishful thinking, we should find out fairly soon.


How SJWs take public figures down

All they need is that one kill-quote:

Earlier this week, John H. Schnatter resigned as the company’s chairman after he admitted to dropping the N-word during a conference call with a marketing agency. The 56-year-old billionaire now claims his words were taken out of context and that he was pressured to use the slur.

“The agency was promoting that vocabulary […] And I made it real clear: ‘Listen, we’re not gonna go there. We’re not gonna talk about this,’” Schnatter told Louisville radio station WHAS. “They pushed me and it upset me, and I just said, ‘Listen, other people have used that word. I don’t, and will not use that word and people at Papa John’s don’t use that.’ And that was the comment. But they actually wanted to get into that vocabulary, and I said absolutely not.”

It’s strange, is it not, that these people professing to be so offended by Schnatter have no problem with Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, or any number of people know to have used the exact same language far more extensively.

If this has anything to do with the NFL, it’s mildly amusing to contemplate the idea that this will accomplish anything but sink it faster.

Don’t talk to the media and don’t talk to anyone who has anything to do with the media.


That’s not funny!

Ethan van Sciver and Diversity & Comics fail to see the humor in the Duck Unchained’s response to the Rolling Stone Stalker.

Jack Posobiec@JackPosobiec
Far-Left Rolling Stone Writer Amanda Robb Trolled into Wearing a MAGA Hat by Pax Dickinson

Diversity & Comics‏ @DiversityAndCmx
I don’t like this. This crosses the line into cruelty. I don’t like people being demeaned.

ComicArtistPro Secrets@EthanVanSciver
This isn’t funny. I am furious. I was sandbagged by this reporter at an appearance, she’s very persistent, but she’s a nice woman, and I believe she asked me good and fair questions. This isn’t who we should be.

I thought it was pretty damned funny myself. Whether Ethan and Zack realize it or not, what Amanda Robb and Al Letson are seeking to accomplish with their investigative report into right-wing comics is to undermine everything that both of them are attempting to build. Of course, I also thought it was amusing that the crack investigative team was asking a retired gentleman farmer about comics in the first place.

Regardless, Ethan and Zack are not responsible for Pax and neither is anyone else. Pax has always been a chaos-loving trickster. That’s who he is, that’s what he is, and his performance art should be appreciated for itself. My view is that when reporters don’t respect a polite “no” in response to their requests for interviews, they deserve whatever disrespectful treatment their targets decide to mete out to them.

As for me, I will simply continue to ignore all the media requests I receive, with a few specific exceptions. I expect this is going to get increasingly painful for the mainstream media, as we move into the movie space and the audience for our books and comics and games continues to grow, but they were given multiple opportunities to cover us fairly. But they chose to pursue the “investigative” angle instead and thereby forfeited their future access to me and those around me.

I note that the former reporter offers the same advice that I do:

Ethan, the offer still stands to advise you on dealing with reporters from my professional experience being one for years. But here’s all you need to know in a sentence. “Do not E V E R trust them for an interview.”


#WALKAWAY

It’s really encouraging to see how even liberal reporters like Amanda Robb of Rolling Stone and National Public Radio have come around to endorsing the God-Emperor and making America great again. But what, no American flag bikini? Amanda, where is your patriotism?


Rules are made to be broken

You all know the rule: DO NOT TALK TO THE MEDIA. Of course, as we all know, the rules do not apply to Pax:

A fortnight ago I was contacted by a Ms. Amanda Robb, who identified herself as a journalist. Having had a personal history of difficulty with unsavory wretches of that sort, and being a well-known proponent of a harsh criminal punishment for their un-American collectivist scribblings, I of course immediately recommended that Ms. Robb engage in a vigorous act of self-procreation.

Ms. Robb, however, would not be deterred. She (I did not ask her pronoun, regrettably, so I must assume) was earnestly seeking my comment regarding traditionalist superhero comic books and the manners and methods of aggregating funds for the production of such. The aggressively persistent Ms. Robb told me she is a journalist  for the widely known (none would say ‘popular’, but it is widely known) Rolling Stone magazine; which magazine, I learned, is not actually solely published for manipulative character assassinations of washed-up entertainers and the dissemination of libelous false rape accusations against innocent frat boys, but purports to do Actual Journalism. I questioned this ambition, of course, but Ms. Robb assured me that the former incautious Rolling Stone editors responsible for the recent libelous rape fiction had been quite thoroughly sacked after the massive financial settlement and had been replaced by a new crop of editors who were assuredly much cleverer about not being found responsible for making things up in any legally actionable way.

Upon perusing Ms. Robb’s prior work at Marie Claire, The Guardian and with The Investigative Fund of The Nation Magazine, which focused on baby-killing tips, a convenient debunking of investigations of elite pedophile rings, and Ms. Robb’s personal experiences with extensive plastic surgery, I could only conclude Ms. Robb must be undoubtedly amongst the finest of politically axe-grinding journalists working in stale Boomer left-wing pop music magazines today.

I explained to Ms. Robb that I have retired to the quiet life of a simple gentleman farmer, knew and cared little about comic books, and did not seek further attention from the media-propaganda complex. I further explained that I considered her employers and her “profession” (such that it is) to be distasteful at best and criminal at worst, and that I expected she might not have the best of intentions toward me given my knowledge about how modern journalism is done and my past experiences being a subject of the yellow press.

Oh dear. Oh, sweet Saint Sulzberger… you really have to read the whole thing! I have to say, though, there is one small niggling detail about this that puzzles me. What on Earth does good ol’ Pax have to do with comics in general and Arkhaven Comics in particular?

It’s really rather remarkable to what lengths they will go for a quote when no one is talking.

UPDATE: No means no!

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