Politico: O’Reilly’s Lawyers Sent Us Their Internal Email

Before Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News, his attorney claimed O’Reilly was the target of a left-wing “smear campaign” and that they possessed “irrefutable proof.”

Part of that proof (potentially) was an email O’Reilly’s team had obtained from Mary Pat Bonner, a Democratic fundraiser, about an “advertiser education campaign” targeting O’Reilly, and announcing conference calls with Media Matters President Angelo Carusone on April 20 and 21. As of Tuesday night, O’Reilly was discussing whether to show the email to Fox with his attorneys.

“If we show to Fox tomorrow, word will get out and the Thursday call may be cancelled,” O’Reilly wrote in an April 18 email exchange that was forwarded to POLITICO on Wednesday night by a member of O’Reilly’s legal team at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, but which a representative for O’Reilly subsequently said had been sent by mistake.

“So no formal sending to Rupert until after the call,” O’Reilly continued, before venting: “You all should know that I will not put up with much more from FNC.”

Whoops. If that’s the only email that was inadvertently (?) shared with Politico by O’Reilly’s legal team, he’s got to be breathing a sigh of relief.

The “campaign” against O’Reilly was hardly secret, though. Carusone spoke about it earlier this month in a separate Politico feature.

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UPDATE: 1 Suspect Dead, 1 in Custody After Shootout With Seattle Police

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said two officers were shot while responding to a robbery near the waterfront Thursday afternoon.

The officers were taken to Harboview Medical Center with what O’Toole initially said appeared to be minor injuries. Hospital officials have now stated that is not the case.

Harborview Medical Center identified the shooting victims as a 42-year-old female officer who was listed in satisfactory condition and a 30-year-old male in critical condition.

The male officer’s injuries are considered life-threatening.

Two suspects have been taken into custody, one with “significant injuries,” and authorities are searching for a third suspect.

UPDATE 4:30 p.m. PDT

One of the suspects, a 19-year-old male, has died, according to KOMO.

Additional information regarding the circumstances has become available. Officers responding to a robbery call around 1 p.m. and were in a physical altercation with two male suspects when a female hit an officer on the head with a bottle.

The robbery suspects fled, and as officers chased him he opened fire and hit three officers. Two officers were taken to Harborview Medical Center, where one officer was reported to be in critical condition. His condition has since been upgraded to serious and stable.

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Ann Coulter Won’t Let a Few AntiFa Scare Her Away From Berkeley

Claiming they could not find a suitable venue and that they were unable to guarantee her safety, administrators at UC Berkeley today canceled a speech by Ann Coulter scheduled for April 27. Coulter, not surprisingly, essentially said, “Screw you!” to the administration and that she’s coming anyway.

In an email to sponsors Berkeley College Republicans and Bridge USA, administrators said:

“We have been unable to find a safe and suitable venue for your planned April 27 event featuring Ann Coulter. In the wake of events surrounding the planned appearance by (right-wing speaker) Milo Yiannopoulos in February, as well as several riots which have occurred in recent weeks in the city of Berkeley, we have increased our scrutiny regarding the time and location of high-profile speakers so that these events can go forward unimpeded.”

The student groups were upset because there had been ongoing discussions with administrators about conditions for Coulter’s appearance, including that the speech be limited to students only and that the speech take place during the day. The groups and Coulter agreed to each demand, only to have the administration still cancel the event.

Coulter planned to speak on immigration, the same topic former Mexican president Vicente Fox spoke on during an appearance at the school in February  – a fact Coulter brought up to The Hollywood Reporter:

“If that’s banned, then no conservative can speak,” Coulter told THR on Wednesday. “Meanwhile, corrupt banana republic leaders like Vicente Fox have the red carpet rolled out for them on the taxpayer’s dime.”

The Young America’s Foundation, which was paying for the bulk of Coulter’s speaking fee, released a statement saying, in part:

Against our advice, Coulter agreed to all these requirements. In return, she requested two measures, which actually had something to do with safety:

1) That the University of California chancellor request that the Oakland chief of police refrain from telling his men to stand down and ignore law-breaking by rioters attempting to shut down conservative speakers, as he has done in the past; and

2) That UC-Berkeley announce in advance that any students engaging in violence, mayhem or heckling to prevent an invited speaker from speaking would be expelled.

As Coulter explained, “If Berkeley wants to have free speech, it can have it.”

The university’s response was to ban her speech.

Images of last weekend’s violence are fresh in everyone’s minds, and concern is warranted. Much of the problem lies at the feet of local authorities, who have done nothing to ensure that harsh, immediate consequences – whether through the UC system or the criminal justice system – fell upon those who would use violence and intimidation to silence political enemies.

So, of course they’re (AntiFa) going to keep doing this. They are getting what they wanted! They shut down Milo’s speech. Just the thought of what they’ll do got Berkeley administrators to cancel Coulter’s speech. The supposed adults in the room don’t have the backbone to do what it takes to truly ensure safety.

And now, you have the Berkeley AntiFa tweeting out a week ahead of time that they’re going to riot for the Coulter speech:

… and… good luck to you, Ann. You’re going to need it.

(P.S. Kudos to the Berkeley College Republicans for having more cajones than any other GOP group in the state.)

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CONFIRMED: Bill O’Reilly Has Entered the No Job Zone

 

It’s been hinted at for days, and now reports are piling up that Bill O’Reilly is definitely out at Fox News, and that execs are hoping to announce a replacement by Monday, when O’Reilly returns from vacation.

NY Mag reports:

Late last week, the feeling inside the company was that Rupert Murdoch would prevail over his son James, who lobbied to jettison the embattled host. It’s still unclear exactly how the tide turned. According to one source, Lachlan Murdoch’s wife helped convince her husband that O’Reilly needed to go, which moved Lachlan into James’s corner. The source added that senior executives at other divisions within the Murdoch empire have complained that if O’Reilly’s allegations had happened to anyone else at their companies, that person would be gone already.

Additionally, advertisers are bailing on the show. One Fox executive said, “It’s worse than Glenn Beck.” Fox is also facing a federal investigation into whether they made sufficient disclosures to investors about sexual harassment settlements.

Sources told NY Mag there are two main issues in negotiations between O’Reilly and the network – his $20 million contract, and whether or not “he would be allowed to say good-bye to his audience.” Fox paid out Roger Ailes’ contract when he left the network last year.

O’Reilly’s lawyer put out a statement Tuesday that O’Reilly is the target of a “smear campaign orchestrated by far-left organizations” and that the “irrefutable” evidence will be provided shortly.

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Who would replace O’Reilly?

Names that have been discussed include Eric Bolling, Dana Perino, and Tucker Carlson, who would move from his successful 9 p.m. slot and create a need for a new host at that time. One source said Sean Hannity is happy at 10 p.m. and would not want to move.

Perino has been filling in for O’Reilly and is a Twitter fan favorite. If we may be so presumptuous, the staff at RedState has a suggestion:

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Our esteemed editor stands ready to bring his unique insights to a wider audience. Get ready for “Howe You Doin’?” Or… “And Now for Howe!”

UPDATE: 21st Century Fox has issued a statement.

“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.”

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Elizabeth Warren’s Week: She’s Now a Subservient Wife and Wall Street Shill

A picture says a thousand words – and the message Elizabeth Warren sent when she tweeted a picture of her standing with the “Fearless Girl” statue in NYC’s Financial District Tuesday is probably not the one she intended.

Let’s pick this apart, shall we?

First, the “Fight like a girl” slogan. It’s patronizing – and not because doing anything like a girl is bad. It shows that she thinks she can throw a few slogans out there and her fan base will salivate like Pavlov’s dogs and buy her book.

What’s especially humorous is that Sarah Palin is butthurt about Warren’s use of the slogan, claiming ownership of it. Well, there are also multiple songs and books titled “Fight Like a Girl,” and the phrase is plastered all over products raising awareness/funds for breast cancer research.

Next, just like most of the rallies that Warren supporters take part in, the statue is a corporate-sponsored PR piece, funded by an eeevil Wall Street company. Senator, I thought you told us how Wall Street and its greedy brokers and firms are harming the country?

Regulators all meet with Goldman Sachs executives and employees day after day after day. They don’t see the people who get tricked, the people who get cheated, the people who get fooled by the products that Goldman turns out.

And how they need to be held accountable?

We need to hold Wall Street accountable for issuing the kinds of deceptive loans that nearly brought our economy to its knees in 2008.

So why are you grinning next to this statue instead of slamming its placement by State Street Global Advisors? Oooh, yes. They’re a Massachusetts-based firm. As a total coincidence, Warren was “a top recipient of employee political donations in 2012.”

Also, it was reported Friday Warren, in her new book (the one where the cover photo shows her standing in the same pose as the Fearless Girl statue), admitted that a big reason she didn’t run for POTUS in 2016 was… because her husband advised her not to.

She let a man stand in the way of her becoming the first female “Native American” President? She let a man put her in her place? Stunning.

There’s nothing wrong at all with consulting with one’s spouse before deciding to undertake such a massive career move. But for an “I’m With Her” feminist such as Warren, it’s quite a subservient position to take.

#ShePersisted. Until a man said no. Score one for the Patriarchy!

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Cleveland Radio Host’s Must-Read Rant in the Wake of the Facebook Live Murder

When a “sick, narcissistic bastard” executed a man on Facebook Live on Easter Sunday, Darvio “The Kingpin” Morrow, a Cleveland-based radio host, was horrified to realize he was only minutes away from the location of the shooting and worried about family who live in the immediate vicinity.

Monday night, when the killer was still on the loose but some of the adrenaline of Sunday had subsided, Morrow penned a “stream of consciousness” post about the killing, Cleveland, his family, society, and culture on his personal Facebook page that deserves to be heard on a wider scale – and with his permission I’m posting it here.

Might be some rambles, cursing…and overall frustration ‘cause I’m trying to make sense out of all of this.

1.Sunday was an extremely disturbing day. I was literally 15 minutes away from where the shooting occurred at the time that it happened. I have family that live RIGHT OVER THERE. Getting phone calls and text messages and Facebook messages from people in and out of town wanting to make sure that my family and I were alive and ok is a feeling that I’ll probably never get over.

2.I love my city. I really do. Cleveland is in my heart, it’s in my soul, it is in the blood that runs through my veins. It hurt my soul that this bastard has put us in the news for yet another horrific tragedy. If you’re not from here, you can’t really understand the impact of constant negative publicity can have on the collective psyche of a city. Especially a place that has been tortured with years and years and years of (unfair, in many cases) media coverage from an arrogant, entitled, elitist national media with a built in bias towards New York and LA and looks down upon everybody else.

But local media, you’re not off the hook.

3….I rarely openly complain about the media. A, because I know how difficult it is to do this job and B, it always seems whiny to me….But the fact that it was over an hour (nearly two) before a single station broke into regular programming to cover the fact that there was a mad man running around our city who had just murdered someone randomly in cold blood is disgraceful. It is absolutely disgraceful. I get that networks have processes and so on, but there is no excuse. CNN broke the news about what was going on in Cleveland before the Cleveland media did. That is a disgrace.

Mental health is a huge issue regarding gun violence, and also, Morrow believes, in the urban community and in the church.

4.Yes, there is a conversation about mental health that needs to be had in the urban community, particularly the black community. There is still a stigma in our culture about reaching out for help. I believe part of that is a result of a (justifiable, in some cases) general distrust of outsiders and also because of our cultural view that it makes you weak or unfaithful to God if you admit that you can’t handle everything on your own. But God put many of these people and processes…in our lives to help us….You’re not going to hell if you need to see a counselor.

But the victimhood mentality is not welcome.

5. On the other hand, that is NOT an excuse. The man he killed was not the source of his problems. And regardless of what his mother may have done to him or what his girlfriend may have put him through, NEITHER ONE OF THEM PULLED THE TRIGGER. At some point there has to be accountability for your actions.

Forgive, Morrow says, but actions still have consequences.

6.I understand people who say that he needs help and he needs prayer. I get that. And I respect that the family of the victim forgave him for his actions. As they should. But forgiveness does not necessarily mean that there are no consequences for your actions. In the Bible, King David went after another man’s wife, took that man’s wife and impregnated her, AND set up that man to be killed. (That’s adultery and murder for those keeping count at home). King David was remorseful and God forgave him, BUT he still suffered the consequences of his actions. Forgiveness is to cleanse the heart moving forward; it’s not a “Get out of Jail Free” card.

7…I also think that there is a segment of our population who are soft….I mean soft as in “I lose my sh– if everything in my life isn’t the way that I planned it out to be.” The truth is, life sucks sometimes. My grandmother was born in the depression, [was a single mom of two and never made more than $13,000 a year]. And she fought for everything. Everything. Day in and day out. Week in and week out. My mother has told me stories of my grandmother being so debilitated by migraines that she could barely move, but she went to work and took care of two kids. Sometimes you don’t get the cards dealt to you that you should’ve. Sometimes you get a raw deal. Sometimes life sucks. Not everything is going to go your way. And a part of me feels that this generation’s warped understanding of what “self esteem” is has a lot of people trippin out here.

Enough with the First World Problems!

8.I refused to watch the murder video, but I did watch the dude’s manifesto. And every single thing that came out of his mouth was the epitome of “First World Problems.” Stop. Being. A. Bitch. And I don’t mean bitch as how some use it….I mean bitch as in blaming everybody else for your problems, absolving yourself from any piece of responsibility at all. This soft a**, weak ** man took one of our patriarchs out because he’s a bitch….I feel sympathy for someone whose entire support system collapsed around them, but that sympathy goes away when you take another person’s life. ESPECIALLY one of our seniors….who went through so much hell for you to even have the ability to sit your a** on Facebook live and bitch about what’s wrong with your life on your smartphone, in your new car. Forgive me if you don’t think I’m being sensitive enough but I am so so so so so sick of this attitude that everything in life is supposed to go your way. The world has created a bunch of narcissists.

This didn’t happen because of “masculinity”!

9.I see people who also want to use this as a way to attack “traditional” views on masculinity. I’m sorry, that’s bulls***. He didn’t kill people because he had a traditional view of masculinity; he killed people because he’s a sick, narcissistic bastard.

Stop politicizing EVERYTHING.

10. Finally, anybody who is using this tragedy to make a political point or say it’s a conspiracy, I really really….strongly dislike you right now. Saying that it was a false flag is disrespectful to the family of the man that lost his life. Stop it, you idiots. And on the political front, Tariq Nasheed (who decided that it was a perfect time to say that white people were going to use the tragedy as an excuse to start shooting random black people) and (fake a**) “Sheriff” David Clarke (who decided that it was a perfect time to blame Black Lives Matter for some strange reason), BOTH of y’all can kick rocks. Please. Go kick rocks. Kick rocks until your toes fall off. Miss me with that idiocy. Sick of it. Dooooooone! 😡😡😡
/End Rant

More like, mic drop.

 

(Darvio’s original post has been edited for length. Emphasis added.)

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Twitter Users Urge Cleveland Shooter to Kill Trump and His Supporters. Does @Support Care?

Steve Stephens, the Cleveland shooter, is the subject of an intense manhunt after he executed Robert Godwin on Facebook Live on Easter Sunday. Instead of showing empathy or any kind of humane reaction, some Twitter users are urging Stephens to shoot President Trump or his supporters.

And Twitter’s reaction?

Crickets.

Essentially, @support is saying “idc” (“I don’t care,” if you don’t follow acronyms) to complaints about these death wishes aimed at conservatives and, uh, the President of the United States!

Conservatives are regularly suspended for days without explanation, yet at least three accounts that tweeted hate speech are still live – and the content is still there. One user is even laughing at the reaction.

Here he retweets the reactions:

This user was okay with Stephens just targeting Trump supporters – and his tweet and account are still active 18 hours later:

… and he’s seemingly unbothered by the horrific murder of a grandfather:

Another user deleted his tweet, yet his account is still live:

If you’re at all conservative, don’t try tweeting anything at all negative about liberal icons and their followers – heck, don’t even get in a Twitter debate with a liberal. They’ll report you for “threatening speech” in a heartbeat and your Twitter account will be gone.

Just stick with wishing death on elected officials, and you’re good.

Let’s remember, though, the victim, Robert Godwin, and hope that the monster who killed him is brought to justice soon:

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BREAKING: 4 Shot, 2 Killed at Elementary School in San Bernardino

Four people were shot at Northpark Elementary in San Bernardino, California this morning. Police believe it was a domestic violence situation.

Maria Garcia, a spokeswoman for San Bernardino City Unified, said:

“We have a shooter down and three victims. One of them is a teacher, the other two are unknown, and their condition is unknown. We believe the situation is contained.”

San Bernardino was the site of a terrorist attack in December, 2015. Most likely because of that, local officials were quick to release information regarding this shooting and contain the situation.

Students have been evacuated to a nearby elementary school.

Fox 11 Los Angeles reports that the two victims who were transported to the hospital are in critical condition.

This story is developing. More details will be added as they become available.

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Mr. Kushner’s Weekend Trip… to Iraq

It looks like Jared Kushner will win the “What did you do this weekend?” story contest at the White House this week. President Trump’s senior adviser (and son-in-law) visited Iraq with Gen. Joseph Dunford.

It was unclear what Mr. Kushner, who has been expanding his reach in his father-in-law’s administration, planned to gain from the trip. A senior administration official confirmed the visit, saying that Mr. Kushner, 36, who serves as a senior adviser to Mr. Trump, was invited by Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

An administration official said Kushner was there to show support for the Iraqi government and to assess the situation himself.

It’s clear that Kushner is a smart guy, but is it really a great idea to make a 36-year-old with no military, government, or diplomatic experience a senior adviser focusing on foreign policy – and then task him with brokering peace between Israel and Palestine, advising on a 15-year-long conflict, and prepping for a state visit with China? Oh, and don’t forget his “Office of American Innovation” – which is something he might be better prepared for.

When Trump said he’d be advised by “the best people,” who knew he’d find one who filled so many roles?

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Former NFL Babe Jillian Barberie’s Tweetstorm Against Gender Neutral Bathrooms

North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” deal (?) is all over the news, but former Fox NFL Sunday weather girl (and current LA radio talk show host) Jillian Barberie went on a Twitter rant AGAINST gender-neutral bathrooms Wednesday night.

Inspired by the story of a mom’s recent experience with a man in the women’s restroom at Disneyland, Barberie started with this tweet:

Jillian, a mother of two, encountered a little resistance from her audience but stuck to her guns… and it will become clear why.

The admonishments continued:

Apparently they haven’t been following Jillian for long, because …

Telling her to “be careful” about her message is like waving a red flag in front of a bull.  (And let me be clear, that is a high compliment.)

What happened to Jillian is abominable, and we should not enable it in the name of political correctness.

And again, the wimps attempting to tell her to weaken her mama bear voice:

Oh, no, a logical solution.

If a private company is so concerned about equality, why not provide a completely private restroom experience? Why must government be involved at all?

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