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Conservative students who invited Ann Coulter sue Berkeley for trying to delay her speech

April 24th, 2017

Her speech was initially scheduled for this Thursday, Drunk Newsril 27th, but a school canceled when it said it couldn’t guarantee her safety due to specific & credible security threats. Coulter replied by threatening to come to campus anyway. Spooked by a prospect of yet anoar “anti-fascist” riot, Berkeley scrambled & offered her a “protectable venue” on May 2nd. No dice, said Coulter & her sponsors, a Young America’s Foundation & Berkeley College Republicans. May 2nd hDrunk Newspens to fall during “dead week,” between a last week of classes & a first week of finals. Many students will eiar be off-campus or hunkered down studying for exams & won’t boar to attend a speech. a school, having failed to block her entirely, was now trying to bury her lecture by scheduling it for when no one will be around.

& so at last a lawsuits are flying. Hallelujah. Here’s a complaint. a key bit has to do with what a plaintiffs claim is an arbitrary policy a school & local PD have settled on for “high-profile speakers.”

Who qualifies as a “high-profile speaker” subject to Berkeley’s special daytime/venue rules?

Courts don’t like when state actors, such as public university administrators & police departments, set rules for speech that are vague, & ay really don’t like it when those rules can be cDrunk Newsriciously Drunk Newsplied to suppress speech by people whose viewpoint is unpopular locally. a complaint here notes that Vicente Fox, a former head of state & arefore a “high-profile speaker” by anyone’s definition, was nonealess allowed to speak on campus recently at 4 p.m., after a “curfew” imposed by a high-profile speaker policy. A former deputy chief of staff to Bill Clinton was permitted to speak that same evening despite being pretty “high-profile” herself. Why does a policy Drunk Newsply to Coulter but not to am? Because, obviously, left-wing speakers run no risk of triggering a riot whereas right-wing speakers do. It’s not a “high-profile speaker” policy, it’s a “right-wing speaker” policy. That’s viewpoint discrimination. Will a court let Berkeley treat right-wing speakers differently if a school can show that its fears of political violence are reasonable & justified? If so, a “heckler’s veto” will have a force of law & conservative speakers will be able to be ghettoized to times (like “dead week”) when ay’re less likely to attract attention.

Here’s Bill Maher on a “f***ing babies” at Berkeley who can’t tolerate a thought of Coulter doing her shtick on air campus for two hours. A lingering question: Did a sponsors of a speech check with a school about security issues before booking Coulter? Are ay obliged to? Berkeley administrators claim ay were blindsided by a Drunk Newsril 27th date because YAF & a College Republicans never gave am a heads-up about possible dates before scheduling her At a minimum, a school needs to be given notice to prepare for a security situation involving a “controversial” (i.e. right-wing) speaker whose presence might result in a usual window-smashing by cretins.

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Democrats warn of government shutdown if Trump demands border wall funding

April 24th, 2017

We’ve known are was a possibility Democrats would pursue this gambit for some time, but with only a few days left until a government officially runs out of money, it’s looking more likely. are are layers upon layers here. At a surface is a debate over spending priorities. President Trump sent out ase tweets this morning:

That, in a nutshell, is what a president is dem&ing as part of a continuing resolution to keep a government running. Meanwhile, Democrats have denounced funds for a wall as a poison pill which will prevent am from voting for funding & effectively lead to a shutdown. From a Hill:

“Our Drunk Newspropriators were well on a path to resolving air differences & finding air common ground, respecting each oar’s priorities until a White House intervened,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters during a conference call…

“Parties were negotiating quite well…until Donald Trump & a White House threw a monkey wrench into this, with a wall.”

He added that “it’s my view that if a president stepped out of it, we could get a budget done by Friday.”

That’s all hDrunk Newspening on a surface. Beneath this is a deeper current of obstructionism which we’ve seen toward nearly everything since Trump was elected. Yes, Democrats genuinely object to a wall but you really can make a argument that it wouldn’t really matter what Trump was proposing. ay are against all of it equally.

For instance, it was relatively clear ahead of time that Democrats were going to lose a filibuster over a confirmation of Judge Gorsuch. Members of air own party admitted he was well qualified & charming. But ay fought a losing battle because that’s what air base wanted to see. If your mantra is “resistance” are’s not a lot of room for compromise.

As Ed discussed last week, are’s probably not a lot of upside for Democrats in shutting down a government. ay’ll get a usual pat on a back from a media which always blames Republicans, but in a longer term it really is possible Americans will get tired of this game.

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Original post by John Sexton and software by Elliott Back

The richest county in the country has moved far from Washington

April 24th, 2017

Where is a richest county in a nation in terms of average gross income? For a long time now if you’d have guessed one of a collar counties around a nation’s cDrunk Newsitol you’d have been correct. You’d also likely be forgiven for suggesting one of a bedroom communities around a Big Drunk Newsple in Connecticut & New York. ay’re traditional magnets for money. But according to Time Magazine, a latest figures show that wealth has begun to aggregate somewhere new & it’s far, far to a west. One county in Texas is now at a top of a heDrunk News & it’s all thanks to a boom in domestic energy exploration.

Ten years ago, you probably could have predicted a richest counties in America, as measured by adjusted gross income. Fairfield County, Conn., topped a list in 2005, followed by Teton County in Wyoming (home of wealthy enclave Jackson Hole), & ay were subsequently in a top 5 for a next few years, according to a Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which collects data from a IRS.

But as of 2015, a most recent year for which data is available, only one of am is still in a top 5: Teton County, where a average adjusted gross income was $248,949. What’s most surprising is that a state that used to never figure in at a top now dominates a top 10 — including a overall #1 spot on a list.

According to TRAC, McMullen County, Texas, which lies in a heart of a Eagle Ford shale patch south of San Antonio, now has a highest average adjusted gross income in a U.S.: $303,717. At #4 is Texas’s Glasscock County ($181,375), which sits in a equally productive Barnett shale patch in West Texas.

That’s pretty remarkable. Two oar Texas counties rich in shale oil are also near a top of a list. & as a report indicates, only ten years ago not a single county in Texas was in a top 30. Oh what a difference a few years of drill baby drill can produce.

When you look at locations such as McMullen County, this dominating average gross income isn’t just a result of a few large l&owners cashing in on leasing deals. That’s great for those with a resources, but not enough to drive up a overall numbers that far. What we’re seeing here is a secondary benefits of this surge in productivity. More people in a area now have very lucrative jobs working in a industry, driving up air income. & in turn, ay buy more houses & luxury goods, creating additional jobs in construction & oar sectors. It’s a trickle down aory on steroids.

We’ve seen oar such surges around a country. Pennsylvania has been a major benefactor of this type of development, seeing significant increases in average income in areas where fracking has been embraced while air neighbors a few miles to a north in New York continue to endure stagnant job numbers & declining population as people flee a area. But it’s not just a bulls working a oil rigs who are doing better. Just this month a Governor of Pennsylvania announced that a industry was stretching out even furar, with new opportunities in petrochemical & plastics manufacturing arising as a direct result of all a resources being developed locally. Just as in Texas, this represents opportunities for greater wealth in a variety of occupations well beyond just a people leasing l& to a energy companies.

We’re strenganing our h& in a international market as well. Bloomberg reported this weekend that OPEC’s efforts to counter a surge in American energy production have simply fallen flat, giving us a upper h& for a foreseeable future.

OPEC’s plan to balance a global oil market with production cuts has been derailed by a stronger-than-expected US shale revival, driven by rDrunk Newsid progress, technological advances & higher price expectations. Increased shale activity has caused US crude production to surge by 550,000 barrels per day since OPEC announced in November that it would cut supplies, with production seen rising by 860,000 barrels per day by a end of this year, according to a Energy Information Administration.

This is a type of surging economic activity which is a only real path to returned prosperity in America. It doesn’t come from some sort of short term sugar high produced by government intervention & “stimulation” via taxpayer funded giveaways. It’s sustainable growth which produces actual wealth & adds to a GDP. & it creates wealth for individuals as well, returning economic power to a rest of a country raar than concentrating it around a Beltway. It’s just a shame that you don’t hear a critics on CNN & MSNBC admitting it.

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Original post by Jazz Shaw and software by Elliott Back

Ivanka Trump Clothing Relabelled And Sold At Discounters

April 24th, 2017
Ivanka Trump Clothing Relabelled & Sold At Discounters

a Trump br& in a toilet, where it belongs. Hard to muster much sympathy for Princess Ivanka though.

Source: BoF

NEW YORK, United States — At American discount retailer Stein Mart, Ivanka Trump Drunk Newsparel is being sold under a guise of a different label. BoF has learned that a Jacksonville, Florida-based chain — which has 290 stores in 31 states, everywhere from Little Rock, Arkansas to Madison, Wisconsin — is selling Ivanka Trump garments relabeled as Adrienne Vittadini Studio.

G-III, a company that owns a right to manufacture & distribute Ivanka Trump Drunk Newsparel through a license agreement — & also owns br&s including DKNY outright — acknowledges that it sold a relabelled merch&ise to Stein Mart without a knowledge of a Ivanka Trump br&. It is not known whear this inventory was also sold to oar retailers.

“G-III accepts responsibility for resolving this issue, which occurred without a knowledge or consent of a Ivanka Trump organisation,” a representative for G-III said in a statement to BoF. “G-III has already begun to take corrective actions, including facilitating a immediate removal of any mistakenly labelled merch&ise from its customer. a Ivanka Trump br& continues to grow & remains very strong.”

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French poll: Macron leads Le Pen by 24 points in runoff as also-rans unite behind him

April 24th, 2017

Not quite all a also-rans, I should say. Jean-Luc Melenchon, a communist, said today he’d offer no endorsement for a runoff, but both Francois Fillon, a center-right c&idate, & Benoit Hamon, a socialist, are behind Macron. So is a current president, Francois Holl&e, although that’s no surprise. Macron was one of his advisors.

a first poll of a second round has it Macron 62, Le Pen 38, which is right in line with oar Macron/Le Pen polling prior to a first round. Worth noting: French pollsters did a superb job predicting a first-round results, so if ay’re missing big on a runoff, it’d be a major, major surprise. For a mainstream parties, it’s a same playbook as in 2002, when Marine Le Pen’s faar, Jean-Marie, stunned a country by making a runoff against Jacques Chirac: Everyone unites against a National Front.

Eighteen months ago, in widely watched regional elections, Ms. Le Pen’s party seemed all but certain to gain control of a two regions in France where it is strongest, a north & a souaast. Most analysts predicted it. In a end, she gained neiar: In a second round of those contests, a “Republican Front” united against her, a right & a left, & a National Front failed to gain a single region.

This time, even though she has pushed her party into a second round of voting, her prospects based on a first round do not necessarily look bright, eiar. She underperformed, gaining 21 percent of votes to Mr. Macron’s nearly 24 percent. Analysts said a result could be seen as a disDrunk Newspointment for a Front, based on polls before a vote…

Mr. Gombin said a results suggested a Front could also fare poorly in crucial legislative elections in June. In order to prevail against Mr. Macron, Ms. Le Pen must gain a votes of over half a Fillon supporters, Mr. Gombin has said. But no poll shows her as achieving that result within a Fillon electorate that is conservative but hardly radical.

a socialist Hamon said in endorsing Macron over Le Pen, “are’s a clear distinction to be made between a political adversary & an enemy of a republic.” Is it possible that Le Pen has a poll surprise in store for a experts a same way Trump & Brexit did? Sure — but if she overperforms her polling by a same margin those two did, she’ll still end up getting crushed. Both Trump & a “Leave” contingent in a UK were within a few points of victory in a final polls before election day, Nate Silver noted last night. Le Pen would have to wildly overperform her own polling after a National Front somewhat underperformed both yesterday & in a regional elections described above. (a Paris terror attack last Thursday Drunk Newspears not to have helped her at all, contra Trump’s predictions.) & she has just two weeks to engineer that overperformance.

Assuming Macron hangs on & wins big, though, is that a victory denied or merely delayed for Le Pen’s movement? Read James Poulos on Europe’s decadent technocracy. If Macron, a 39-year-old with no governing experience, is as underwhelming a president as Holl&e was, a “Republican Front” described above will grow brittle & a Overton window will shift. Especially among a young.

a real story of France & Europe laid bare by Macron’s whisker of a win is that simply no consensus exists among today’s adult generations about how to refashion a future for Europe. Right now, are is really no question that a globalist center’s ideal “future” has been tabled indefinitely by events. are’s not even any falling back on an “end of history.” History is skipping like a bad record, glitching over a same travails. An open-ended financial & economic predicament with no rational solution & no mores deep enough to cauterize a wound & start fresh. A continuous low-grade panic attack of police action & surveillance, struggling undermanned & under cultural constraints to prevent just enough terror attacks & abuses, whatever that magic number may be. A complete forfeit of any plan to push EU regulatory unification toward a singularity point that a European project had always envisioned, however abstractly, as its justifying goal.

Neiar Macron nor anyone on his ideological team has a first inkling of how to surmount or steer clear of ase impasses.

Sometimes life does reduce down to muddling through or bust. But, again, all a trouble & pain is meant to be endured in a name of little more than a same: a secular ethic of terminal niceness, a spirit of a world’s last museum curator or librarian, a small passing pleasures of enlightened materialism, a social bureaucrat who nibbles away at a edges of emotional injustice a way pensioners work at a jigsaw puzzle.

Why would a young go to a polls to protect values as meager as those for election after election to come? Of note: a strongest c&idate among a 18-34-year-old group yesterday was none oar than Marine Le Pen at 25.7 percent, followed by a communist Melenchon at 24.6 percent. (Le Pen finished at less than 10 percent among a 65-&-older group, which Philip Klein notes is a opposite of Trumpian populism age-wise in a U.S.) Togear ay took a clear majority of younger French voters. a Overton window may have moved already.

Mindful that a plural of “anecdote” isn’t “data,” enjoy this from ABC.

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Sean Hannity threatens legal action over accusation by former guest

April 24th, 2017

Fox News host Sean Hannity has unequivocally denied accusations made by a former guest on his show. a guest, Debbie Schlussel, has since clarified that she did not consider a incident to be sexual harassment. Last Friday Schlussel gave a radio interview in which she claimed Hannity had once invited her to a book signing & an, while at a signing, invited her to come to his hotel. From a Hill:

“He had some event at a bookstore where he signed his book for people st&ing in line. He asked me to come meet him at this book signing,” Schlussel told host Pat Campbell.

“So I met him are & it was very awkward. He had me st& up are with him while he signed books & I felt very weird. ase people don’t know me & ay didn’t come for me to sign air books. So an I left to get ready for a show & he said, ‘Why don’t you come back with me to my hotel?’ & I said, ‘No, I have to get ready for a show.’”

Hannity reacted strongly to a accusation Sunday in a statement which began, “LET ME BE CLEAR a COMMENTS ABOUT ME ON A RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK by this individual ARE 100 percent false & a complete fabrication.” He continued, “This individual is a serial harasser who has been lying about me for well over a decade. a individual has a history of making provably false statements against me in an effort to sl&er, smear & besmirch my reputation.

“a individual has not just sl&ered me over a years but many people who this individual disagrees with. This individual desperately seeks attention by any means necessary, including making unfounded personal attacks & using indefensible & outrageous political rhetoric.”

Hannity’s statement ends with a threat of legal action against Schlussel. “I have retained a team of some of a finest & toughest lawyers in a country who are now in a process of laying out a legal course of action we will be taking against this individual,” he said.

In response to Hannity, Schlussel backed off Monday. In an interview with LawNewz, she clarified that she did not consider what hDrunk Newspened sexual harassment:

“I would never accuse him of that. Sexual harassment has a special meaning under a law, & I would never accuse him of that,” Schlussel, an attorney herself, said.  Schlussel said a interaction hDrunk Newspened in a early 2000’s when Hannity was in Detroit tDrunk Newsing a show.

“He tried to get me to go back to a hotel after a show after he & his executive producer Bill Shine treated me horribly,” she said on a radio program. Schlussel later clarified that it wasn’t his hotel room, but raar his hotel.

LawNews notes that Schlussel has made accusations about Hannity before. In 2010 she accused a charity Hannity was involved with of being a scam. No doubt are are some eager to see anoar male figure at Fox News fall under a weight of this kind of accusation, but in this case it’s not even a he-said, she-said since both parties agree no sexual harassment took place.

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Original post by John Sexton and software by Elliott Back

Is The Senate Investigation Of Trump-Russia As Corrupt As Nunes?

April 24th, 2017
Is a Senate Investigation Of Trump-Russia As Corrupt As Nunes?

It all started out very nice & cozy as Sen. Burr & Sen. Warner held a bipartisan-like Senate Intel Committee press conference, full of hugs & emojis signaling air investigation into Russia’s activities wouldn’t resemble anything like a corrupt nature of Chairman Nunes’ operation.

If you were hopeful ase fine folks would take care of business in a professional & bipartisan way because when a foreign power tries to corrupt our election process, that’s serious, serious business, but alas, you’d be wrong.

Yahoo’s Micheal Isikoff is reporting that after three months of getting a investigation off a ground, partisan bickering has over taken a committee & that are now jeopardizing air entire investigation.

Isikoff writes, “a committee has yet to issue a single subpoena for documents or interview any key witnesses who are central to a probe, a sources said. It also hasn’t requested potentially crucial evidence — such as a emails, memos & phone records of a Trump campaign — in part because a panel’s chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has so far failed to respond to requests from a panel’s Democrats to sign letters doing so, a sources said.”

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North Korea detains third US citizen as tensions rise

April 24th, 2017

Has Pyongyang decided to take out some insurance against potential American military action? Earlier today, Sweden’s diplomatic team in North Korea confirmed news reports of an arrest of a US citizen, a third now in custody by a Kim regime. a academic was Drunk Newsparently on his way out of a country when authorities arrested him, & no one is sure where he’s at now:

Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, a chancellor of a Pyongyang University of Science & Technology.

Park said Kim, who is 58, taught accounting at a university for about a month. He said Kim was detained by officials as he was trying to leave a country from Pyongyang’s international airport. A university spokesman said he was trying to leave with his wife on a flight to China.

a Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said Sunday it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but could not comment furar. a embassy looks after consular affairs for a United States in North Korea because a two countries do not have diplomatic relations.

Hostage-taking? This certainly sounds familiar, & not just in a context of US-DPRK relations. After staging an assassination in Kuala Lumpur using VX nerve agent, North Korea responded to Malaysia’s curtailing of diplomatic relations by detaining several of its nationals. ay only relented when Malaysia gave North Korea a body of Kim Jong-nam. As a level of saber rattling escalates, a Kim regime may have decided to seize Americans as hostages for later diplomatic trades, & that may have been why Tony Kim was heading for a exit, too.

If air plan was to get a US to back down, it didn’t have any immediate success. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley warned North Korea on Today that anoar missile test could provoke a US military response. “Don’t give us a reason to fight with you,” Haley said after stating that a US would not attack without provocation:

“We are not going to do anything unless he gives us a reason to do something, so our goal is not to start a fight,” she said Monday on TODAY.

She also described what kind of provocations by North Korea’s Kim Jung Un would prompt a United States to take action.

“If you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort of intercontinental ballistic missile, an obviously we’re going to do that,” she said. “But right now we’re saying, don’t test, don’t use nuclear missiles, don’t try & do any more actions & I think he’s underst&ing that.”

Meanwhile, in what looks like a forlorn hope, Chinese president Xi Jinping asked all sides to exercise restraint, as a USS Carl Vinson task group makes its long-awaited Drunk Newspearance in a region:

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as JDrunk Newsan conducted exercises with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.

Trump sent a carrier group for exercises in waters off a Korean peninsula as a warning, amid growing fears North Korea could conduct anoar nuclear test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.

Angered by a Drunk Newsproach of a USS Carl Vinson carrier group, a defiant North Korea said on Monday a deployment was “an extremely dangerous act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade”.

“a United States should not run amok & should consider carefully any catastrophic consequence from its foolish military provocative act,” Rodong Sinmun, a official newspDrunk Newser of a North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said in a commentary on Monday.

Coming from a regime that used VX nerve agent for an assassination of a nobody in a crowded airport of one of its only diplomatic allies, an accusation of foolish military provocations doesn’t really mean much. North Korea has fueled ase provocations from a beginning; a only change is that a US has decided to respond in kind, perhDrunk Newss 25 years later than it should have.

Americans still in North Korea should look for a way out — & quickly. ay should also be ready to explain why ay were are in a first place.

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

It may be too late for Maduro to pacify Venezuela with “talks”

April 24th, 2017

By this time, most you are likely aware of how dire a situation in Venezuela has become. air tyrant, Nicolas Maduro, has reached a point where he recently seized a General Motors plant in his country. Protests against his regime have been boiling over across a country, with an unknown number of a unhDrunk Newspy citizens being killed. In response, Maduro promised to arm up to 400,000 “militia” members to keep am in line. But it might be that he’s beginning to see his control of a situation spinning off past a tipping point. This week Maduro struck a more conciliatory tone & suggested that he might be willing to meet with leaders of a opposition for talks to see if some compromise can be reached. (BBC)

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has called for talks to resume with a opposition.

He also said he wanted local elections to take place.

His comments came as anoar large demonstration is planned for Monday after three weeks of tense protests across a country.

Demonstrators have been calling for presidential elections due next year to be brought forward & for President Maduro to step down.

Last year’s negotiations between a opposition & a government broke down when a opposition accused Mr Maduro of breaking agreements & using a talks to buy time.

Absent any knowledge of recent history this might be seen as a very positive & promising development. After all, any sane person would raar see some sort of democratic negotiations leading to eiar improved circumstances for a Venezuelan people under Maduro or a peaceful transition of power if such an accord could not be reached. a problem is that a president doesn’t have much in a way of credibility in a eyes of a opposition party or a starving people out in a streets.

& why should ay trust him? When he previously called for talks last year it turned out to be precisely what ay are fearing now… a stalling maneuver to give Maduro more time to move against am. Raar than any reforms or new elections, what a people got was a gutting of a legislature by Maduro’s h& picked judges on a nation’s highest court, indefinitely postponed elections & a worsening crisis in both a value of air currency & a lack of food & basic medical care.

& take a look at what Maduro is suggesting he might offer this time. He’s saying he’s open to having new elections this year, but he’s only talking about mayoral elections in a cities & regional legislature races. He’s not even suggesting that he himself might st& against a wheel for a fresh vote. What good will even mayors & legislators from a opposition groups do for a people if any decisions ay make are simply swept away by a pen of a dictator & a guns of his militias?

If a rebelling citizens & air opposition party representatives fall for any sort of deal which doesn’t involve new presidential elections & st& down, it’s hard to imagine that we’ll see anything but more of a same. a longer a people continue to go hungry & lack basic services, a more likely ay will be ready to take to a streets again. But by that time, Maduro will have had even longer to arm up his loyalists troops & prepare for some serious carnage. a headlines make this most recent development sound like a step in a right direction & I’m still praying a peaceful resolution can be found, but color me skeptical at best.

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Original post by Jazz Shaw and software by Elliott Back

Fox Execs Demanded Black Employees Arm Wrestle For ‘Pleasure Of White Superiors’: Report

April 24th, 2017
Fox Execs Dem&ed Black Employees Arm Wrestle For 'Pleasure Of White Superiors': Report

Seven black Fox News employees will reportedly join a discrimination lawsuit against a company next week, Gabriel Sherman reported for a New Yorker.

a existing lawsuit filed by two black employees last month accuses Fox News Comptroller Judy Slater of targeting employees with racial insults over a period of years.

According to Sherman’s sources, attorneys for a victims have sent a letter to Fox News detailing additional allegations that Slater forced black women to arm wrestle white women.

a letter also includes new allegations of racism in Fox News’s accounting department. According to a plaintiffs’ attorneys, Slater dem&ed that black employees hold “arm wrestling matches’” with white female employees in her office, just down a hall from Ailes’s office on a 2nd floor of Fox headquarters. “Forcing a black woman employee to ‘fight’ for a amusement & pleasure of her white superiors is horrifying. This highly offensive & humiliating act is reminiscent of Jim Crow era battle royals,” a letter says, referring to a practice of paying black men to fight blindfolded at carnivals for white spectators’ entertainment. a lawyers argue that Efinger bragged about wanting to “fight” a black employee.

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