The real crime in the Sony “hack” story is the hack itself, but some of the stuff revealed as a result is telling considering it’s coming from Hollywood bigwigs — the same crowd that preaches liberal “values” including racial sensitivity.
Case in point:
Sony Pictures Entertainment executives joked about US President Barack Obama’s race in a series of emails leaked following the recent hack on Sony, according to reports.
Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, reportedly asked top producer Scott Rudin what she should ask Mr Obama at a November 2013 fundraising breakfast.
Mr Rudin wrote: “Would he like to finance some movies.” Ms Pascal replied: “I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked Django?” Mr Rudin responded: “12 Years,” and the pair named other films starring black actors, according to a report on BuzzFeed.
The outrage brigade probably won’t be demanding any resignations for an obvious reason:
Pascal is a major Democratic donor; she gave $5,000 to Obama’s re-election campaign and cut a $30,800 check to the Democratic National Committee, according to OpenSecrets.
The Dems will be so pissed off at Pascal’s emails that they’ll refuse to take her money and issue a refund immediately (pause for laughter).
Thanks to President Obama’s pitiful attempt to link his executive amnesty to Christian principles, we once again play a game of “imagine if Sarah Palin said that”:
“I think the ‘Good Book’ says don’t throw stones in glass houses…”
That’s NOT in the Bible, but in fairness to Obama, he didn’t reference the “Bible,” but rather “the Good Book” — meaning he could have been talking about Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”
Jonathan Gruber and CMS Director Tavenner are testifying before the House Oversight Committee today.
It’s reported that Gruber was paid in the $400,000 range by the federal government and perhaps millions more by states to clue them in on the Obamacare sham.
Exactly how much was Gruber paid? He can’t recall:
By the way, I disagree with Rep. Jim Jordan — Gruber didn’t “deceive” or lie in those videos. He was telling the dirty truth about Obamacare when he was paid to gin up support among state governments. I wish some Republicans would stop saying Gruber was lying, because that isolates the problem to just Gruber instead of what the Gruber videos really expose, which is the systemic deception of the entire Affordable Care Act.
Melissa Harris-Perry left on her tampon earrings too long and now her brain has toxic shock syndrome:
Odds are she’d feel very differently if it were her property that got destroyed or stolen.
(h/t I Own The World)
Last month, Rolling Stone published a story titled “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity house; the university’s failure to respond to this alleged assault – and the school’s troubling history of indifference to many other instances of alleged sexual assaults. The story generated worldwide headlines and much soul-searching at UVA. University president Teresa Sullivan promised a full investigation and also to examine the way the school responds to sexual assault allegations.
In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced. We were trying to be sensitive to the unfair shame and humiliation many women feel after a sexual assault and now regret the decision to not contact the alleged assaulters to get their account. We are taking this seriously and apologize to anyone who was affected by the story.
“In the face of new information” — that “information” being “the other side of the story.”
The most pathetic aspect here is that there are feminists who are actually pissed about it. I mean, I can totally understand the anger directed at Rolling Stone for the shoddy report on such a serious allegation, but those who are only mad because they were using that particular story to slam “the patriarchy,” and now they can’t, are pathetic.
It’s come to this:
There’s a reason Charles Barkley wasn’t invited to yesterday’s White House round table discussion about “mistrust of police in communities of color,” and opinions like this ensures he won’t be invited to future meetings either:
Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters “scumbags,” praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting.
During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the day after the Ferguson decision was announced, host Mike Missanelli asked Barkley about it and why “black America” doesn’t trust the ruling.
His response surprised some listeners.
“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of “key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story…” He continued, “I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other.”
He also called those who rioted after the decision was announced “scumbags,” and said “There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”
“[W]e have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods,” he said. “We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad…. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?”
That’s precisely what responsible government leaders should be saying in public loud and often — but there’s no chance in hell of Obama or Holder saying any such things. Never let a crisis go to waste. This was typical of how Obama and Holder operate: Monitor an incident with racial elements, wait for the “facts” to evolve until they fit a desired narrative, and then step in and “solve” that manufactured crisis.
I only needed to hear two words to know that Obama’s Ferguson “panel” was rigged — those two words were “Al” and “Sharpton.”
Who wants a few millionaire dipshits pushing a manufactured meme about the Ferguson shooting in front of tens of thousands of people?
Nice. For the sake of accuracy, were the concession stands looted too?
Next week Al Sharpton should be the Rams’ “guest coach.” They might not win, but he could show team ownership how to save a fortune on taxes.
The Rams beat the Raiders 52-0, so the people who genuinely made the gesture for surrender before the game even started weren’t on the St. Louis side, but some of them are still losers.