Let’s put this in the clearest possible terms: For years, as Hollywood positioned itself as America’s conscience and as the media lauded its commitment to “social justice,” it was harboring, protecting, and indeed promoting truly dreadful human beings as leaders and taste-makers.
Progressive politicians who proclaimed support for women’s rights on Twitter were groping women on airplanes or punching them in the bedroom.
Can’t we be a bit more self-aware when we dismiss conservatives as so cocky and narrow-minded that they should be excluded from large swaths of higher education? Cocky? Narrow-minded? I suggest that we look in the mirror. -Nicholas Kristof, The Liberal Blind Spot
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Incompetence, Oops, Healthcare, Jobs
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 congressional campaign was fined by the state of New York for failing to provide the proper workers’ compensation coverage to campaign staffers.
“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018 to April 30, 2018,” Melissa Stewart, the spokeswoman for New York’s Workers Compensation Board, told The New York Daily News. “[It] was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid.”
“This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries,” Stewart continued.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Violence, Sex, Oops, Academia, Assault
A racial equality officer, gay rights, and anti-rape activist at Oxford University is resigning her positions after admitting she engaged in “not consensual” sex while at a student conference...
“At this year’s NUS black students’ conference, I had sex with someone,” Teriba said, according to The Guardian. “The other party later informed me that the sex was not consensual. I failed to properly establish consent before every act. I apologise sincerely and profoundly for my actions.”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Incitement, Violence, Racism, Academia, Sexism, Murder
The Goldsmiths diversity officer embroiled in a racism row could lose her job after allegedly tweeting with the hashtag "kill all white men". Bahar Mustafa, the university union's welfare and diversity officer, caught the media's attention after telling white people and men not to come to an event about diversifying the curriculum.
"The current welfare and diversity officer has used hate speech based on race and gender," the union petition, which closes on May 26, reads. "For example, the consistent use of hashtags such as #killallwhitemen and #misandry, and publicly calling someone 'white trash' under the official GSU Welfare and Diversity Officer Twitter account."
"We can’t hide behind a wall." -Barack Obama
President Obama is no fan of President-elect Trump’s plan to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, but he is reportedly building a wall around his new digs in an upscale Washington, D.C., neighborhood..."
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Racism, Oops, Sexism
Rainier Beach Yoga in Seattle has a class called "yoga for people of color." It started last week and runs once a month. Teresa Wang, co-founder of the specialized class, said it was started by five queer people of color who came together to create a safe space for people of color who might otherwise be uncomfortable.
An email blast about the class says it's aimed at people of color and of all sexualities, ages, body sizes, abilities, genders, and experience with yoga. It specifically identifies "lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer and trans-friendly/affirming," plus people who self-identify as "African American/black/of the African Diaspora, Asian, South Asian, West Asian/Arab/Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, First Nations/Alaskan Native/Native American/Indigenous, Chican/Latin, or Multiracial/Mixed-Race." The email adds that "white friends, allies and partners are respectfully asked not to attend."
Environmental Crusader Flies To Work
Sept. 2014: NBC is so determined to keep “Today” host Matt Lauer happy after its rocky patch with the show, it’s agreed to foot the bill for helicopters to fly him to the Hamptons and back.
"So you can look me in the eye and say that you are a president committed to cleaning up the environment?" -Matt Lauer to President George W. Bush
"Our assault on nature is killing off the very things we depend on for our own lives....The stark reality is that there are simply too many of us, and we consume way too much, especially here at home....It will take a massive global effort to make things right, but the solutions are not a secret: control population, recycle, reduce consumption, develop green technologies." -Matt Lauer
Charter schools are bad, and troubled public schools are noble, but the coastal elites, whether at Sidwell Friends or the Menlo School, assume that they should not sacrifice their children on the altar of their own ideology. -Victor Davis Hanson
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Adult, Sexism
Gabryszak, a Buffalo-area legislator who’s been married for 37 years and has two adult children, started harassing Freling within days of hiring her, according to the court documents obtained by the Albany Times Union. In late 2011, Gabryszak told Freling he was sending her a recorded message to play to his constituents — but instead sent her a video “of him in a bathroom, either receiving or pretending to be receiving fellatio,” the papers allege. Freling said she quit in May after complaining to Gabryszak’s chief of staff to no avail. ... Last year, Gabryszak championed an anti-workplace-harassment bill.
I'm reminded of an enduring image from the Occupy Wall Street movement.
That movement was a pestilence, egged on by President Obama and others who view other people's wealth as a crime against the common good.
This attitude was on vivid display as the protesters held up their iPhones to demand the end of capitalism.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Socialism, Healthcare
In order to ensure Americans understand how to access the benefits available to them when many provisions of the Affordable Care Act go online October 1, the Obama administration announced last month that it is setting up a call center... 7,000 people applied for the 204 jobs. According to the Contra Costa Times, however, “about half the jobs are part-time, with no health benefits — a stinging disappointment to workers and local politicians who believed the positions would be full-time.”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Funny, Oops
2005: Common Cause strongly opposes any effort by Senate leaders to outlaw filibusters of judicial nominees to silence a vigorous debate about the qualifications of these nominees, short-circuiting the Senate’s historic role in the nomination approval process. 2011: The filibuster was clearly not an original part of the Founding Fathers’ vision of our government. If they had intended a 60-vote supermajority requirement to pass bills, they would have included it in the Constitution, just like they explicitly required a supermajority to override a presidential veto.
"An Elitist One Percenter"
There are valid reasons to be concerned by a president's earnings, including after their tenure in the Oval Office. Where a former commander-in-chief earns his or her income-and the company they choose to keep after serving as the leader of the free world-could speak to their basic values in a way policies and legislation cannot.
So when some Americans, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, saw former President Barack Obama accepting $400,000 speeches from Wall Street, signing book deals worth $65 million and vacationing with billionaires off the coast of Tahiti in a $300 million yacht, you can bet they were perplexed.
-Chris Riotta, Newsweek 4/28/17
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Oops
Eric Holder gave a talk today at the annual NAACP conference in Houston. The far left Attorney General slammed the recent state voter ID laws. In order to cover the event as a journalist you had to show a photo ID.
“This is exactly what they said they weren’t going to do,” he said. “Just, you know, be nosy and look into the lives of private people. … And I just want to say, if this were happening under Bush, liberals would be apoplectic. I’m sorry, but liberals are just sometimes useless Obama hacks without a shred of intellectual honesty.” -Bill Maher
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Academia
'Don't ask, don't tell' has been repealed. ROTC still shouldn't be on campus.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Obama, Character, Racism, Demagoguery
June 5, 2007: Departing from his prepared remarks, he mentioned the Stafford Act, which requires communities receiving federal disaster relief to contribute 10 percent as much as the federal government does. Senator Obama, as he was then, pointed out that this requirement was waived in the case of New York and Florida because the people there were considered to be "part of the American family." But the people in New Orleans -- predominantly black -- "they don't care about as much," according to Barack Obama... The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that waived the Stafford Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14 Senators who voted against -- repeat, AGAINST -- the legislation which included the waiver.
Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Character
I know the objections to what I have said here. It amounts to an apology for identity politics. It elevates tribal obligations over the universal obligations we owe to each other as citizens. It licenses differential and discriminatory treatment on the basis of contested points of view. It substitutes for the rule “don’t do it to them if you don’t want it done to you” the rule “be sure to do it to them first and more effectively.” It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that. -Stanley Fish
Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Character, Financial, Greed
This holiday season is a time to examine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but I’m unhappy with my findings.
The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad.
Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates. -Nicholas Kristof
He fires a third shot, and finally the woman slumps backwards. But the man fires another shot. And another. And another. Nine shots in all. Around him, dozens of men on a hillside cheer: "God is great!"
Bill Clinton’s conduct toward women is far worse than any of the offensive things that Trump has said. -Ruth Marcus, Washington Post
Part of the problem with sexual harassment – and harassment in general – is that it is often not limited to the actions of one specific individual, but it involves enablers who turned a blind eye to inappropriate and abhorrent behavior. -Dr. Bernice Ledbetter
"Sneering at religion is juvenile, symptomatic of a stunted imagination." -Camille Paglia
But now, of course, he and his partners have sold Current for $500 million to Al-Jazeera, the state media company of Qatar, which has the largest per-capita carbon footprint of any country in the world, and is financed by the dirty fossil fuel business Gore so abhors.
"There is one entity working hard every day, spending millions of dollars every year, to make sure you never get the opportunity to get your child out of a failing school and into a different school, and that is the teachers union" -Bobby Jindal
The question in Geithner’s case was not whether he had avoided taxes, but whether there was any category of taxes that he had not avoided. -Victor Davis Hanson
U2 and its frontman Bono, known for their global poverty-fighting efforts, were accused of dodging taxes in Ireland by activists who crashed their performance at England's Glastonbury festival.
Jackson Lee is routinely chauffeured the one short block to work--in a government car, by a member of her staff, at the taxpayers' expense.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills." -Barack Obama
When Obama was just a senator, he ran against almost all of President Bush’s national security policies including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), warrantless assassinations, and renditions. Now as president, Obama has embraced all of those policies. -Conn Carroll
"We're less on testosterone," Feinstein said. "We don't have that need to always be confrontational."
A Western Kentucky University art professor and her student are defending what pro-life students are calling an act of desecration and vandalism after the student draped hundreds of condoms on top of crosses displayed in a pro-life exhibit.
Six people were arrested and one officer used Pepper Spray as Irvington Police tried to break up a peace rally that authorities say turned into a melee.
According to one source with knowledge of what happened next, Brock was "terrified" that news of the gun would leak. "George Soros and a lot of groups connected to gun control are funding this group, and they wouldn’t be too happy that an employee of Media Matters was carrying a gun, especially when it was illegal in D.C."
In a move of stunning hypocrisy, the United Federation of Teachers axed one of its longtime employees -- for trying to unionize the powerful labor organization's own workers, it was charged yesterday.
In an Oval Office meeting on Dec. 29, 10 of President Obama’s top economic advisers stood before him discussing the heated fiscal negotiations. Every one was a man.
Murray, who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a “war a women,” is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent.
Forcing teachers to join your organization and pay dues is criminal. What happened to free will and the right to choose? I am trying to get out of the union because you don’t stand for kids.
The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates. -NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
A wealthy venture capitalist and major Obama donor is fighting tooth-and-nail to prevent others from accessing his private Northern California beach, according to Bloomberg News.