Fox News Bimbo: Weiner’s Perversion No Big Deal

tamaraholder Fox News Bimbo: Weiner’s Perversion No Big Deal

Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr., doesn’t think Anthony Weiner’s sex scandal is a big deal. She said that “Public service has nothing to do with bedroom service. 98.4367% of men cheat. I do know a few good men who don’t. Leave Weiner alone.”

Holder, a Fox News contributor who frequently appears on the Sean Hannity show, has not commented on the allegations against her and Jackson.

The charges surfaced in a discrimination case against Jackson filed by former Jackson employee Tommy Bennett. Described as “lurid” by Courthouse News Service, the lawsuit alleges that “It was well known that Ms. Holder was a mistress of Rev. Jackson,” adding that the Jackson family was informed of this because of a letter from another Jackson mistress.

Bennett says he was instructed by Jackson to escort Holder to Jackson’s hotel room at the Hilton at Chicago O’Hare airport for their alleged affairs.

The charges have not been aired by Fox News, which employs Holder as a paid commentator and featured her comments during the George Zimmerman trial.

As Accuracy in Media recently reported, a new book notes a strong personal relationship between “brother” Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief, and Jesse Jackson, who gave the keynote address in 2012 during a ceremony for a Fox News project known as the Ailes Apprentice Program, which promotes “diversity” in journalism. The program sends non-white students to cover groups such as the Unity conference of minorities and homosexuals in the media.

It was the relationship between the two men, according to the new book, Roger Ailes: Off Camera, that led to Ailes hiring Jackson’s daughter, Santita, as a Fox news commentator.

Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition says it “unequivocally denies Tommy Bennett’s false claims of harassment, retaliation, and discrimination,” and insists that the “inflammatory allegations are an attempt to malign Rev. Jackson and the organization, and are hurtful and harmful to the progressive community.”

But Jesse Jackson has also covered up other serious sexual allegations.

In 2001, he finally confessed that in 1998, when he was counseling Bill Clinton about his adulterous affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, he had been carrying on an extramarital affair of his own with an employee of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition in Washington, D.C. That relationship produced a child out of wedlock.

The mother later accused Jackson of being a deadbeat dad and failing to pay child support.

Rush Limbaugh has covered the controversial case involving Jackson and his alleged mistress Tamara Holder, but Fox News has not done so.

“So much racism out there, where does he find the time to bed these babes?” Limbaugh joked. “Of course we’re assuming there’s a bed involved…”

Bennett attorney Thomas V. Leverso informs Accuracy in Media that there has been a new development in the lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the Jackson-Holder relationship.

“Today [Tuesday] was the fact-finding conference in the Illinois Department of Human Rights,” he told Accuracy in Media. “Although no determinations of fact were made as of this evening, Rainbow PUSH withheld two fact witnesses from the conference: Reverend Jackson and Marjorie McKinner-Price, director of human resources for Operation Push. In other words, Rev. Jackson did not show and has not offered any contra-evidence to any part of the salve-on-the-inner-thigh incident or any of the other sexual harassment allegations of Mr. Bennett.”

This is a reference to the fact that, in addition to the alleged relationship with Holder, Jackson is accused of demanding sexual favors from Bennett, such as being told to apply a cream on Jackson’s inner thigh to treat a rash. Bennett says he refused, Jackson became angry, and called Bennett a “little mother —.”

Back in March, Bennett released a statement welcoming the decision by the Illinois Department of Human Rights to proceed with a proper investigation into the complaint, and that he was placing his Cook County lawsuit on the same matter on hold.

The Illinois Department of Human Rights says it “administers the Illinois Human Rights Act. The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in Illinois with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations and real estate transactions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, ancestry, military status, age (40 and over), order of protection status, marital status, sexual orientation (which includes gender-related identity), unfavorable military discharge and physical and mental disability.”

The next step, Leverso told AIM, is that the Illinois Department of Human Rights either finds substantial evidence, or does not at this point. If it does so find, then the case proceeds to the Commission. If it does not, then Bennett would request a legal review by the Commission before proceeding.

 

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission. 

A Dose Of History For Race-Baiting Poverty Pimps

sharpton jackson A Dose of History For Race Baiting Poverty Pimps

The President stopped by the White House Press Briefing room last Friday to make some remarks about the Zimmerman verdict.

Let’s not kid each other.  He’s in a very difficult political position.  Right between his ultra liberal base and reality. Were it not for the fact that he has absolutely no spine, this would be a very simple thing.

He could and should tell his base that they are, quite simply, wrong.  That the fact that he is standing there as PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA should tell you that the folks in the 50s and 60s who fought for equal rights for black people WON.

Instead, he dissembled and tried to be all things to all people and became  nothing to anybody.

The truth is that we learned something back when I was growing up in the 50s and 60s.

We learned that you could legislate equality and rights, but you couldn’t pass laws to change attitudes.  That takes the passing of time and generations.

If the President was correct, it was in one area.

His kids and my only slightly older stepdaughter don’t even seem to think in terms of color or race. (They all seem to like the same crappy music.)  And that is the future of race relations in this country. Old habits and prejudices die hard.  But in a democratic republic such as ours with a strong culture of assimilation, they do die. It takes time and experience.

Now, with all that said, let’s look at history and why we should nip this nonsense about the Zimmerman verdict right in the bud.

When our forefathers wrote the Constitution, it is a fact that they wrote slavery into the document in two places.  The first was in determining population for the purposes of setting Congressional districts, where they excluded Indians but gave slaves credit for being 3/5 of a person.  The second was a paragraph which said that slaves could not escape to a different state but would be delivered, as a matter of law, back to their owners.

It was not our founding fathers’ finest moment.

From a historical perspective, it was that or the nation would not have been founded—a compromise between the plantation owners and the city folks.

It took a bloody civil war less than a century later to change it.

And then it took about another century to legislate what we said in 1776, which was “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Not the finest part of our history, but the facts nonetheless.

The final push to change the laws was a period from about the end of World War Two until the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Those laws were the most important blows struck. The subsequent enforcement of those laws was the second most important blow against the stain that compromise left on our Constitution in 1789.

But as difficult as changing the laws and the subsequent enforcement of the new laws was, it was a walk in the park compared to changing the deep-seated attitudes of perhaps 40% of the United States’ citizens.

Fortunately, we have a culture that encourages generational changes in attitudes.  And the President was absolutely correct in pointing out that his daughters were different—and not because they are his daughters, but because of a generational change.

Unfortunately, a whole lot of people made a very good living off the civil rights battle.  And they don’t want it to end.

So, it doesn’t matter that we have a black President. That no matter how loud they yell, they are equal in a land of great opportunity.  They have a living to make.

They are race-baiting poverty pimps.

They need to get a real life and a real job.  The battle is over.

The truth is that the Zimmerman trial was manna from heaven for these clowns.  It got so bad that when they found out that George Zimmerman was actually Hispanic, CNN took to calling him a “white Hispanic” (as if that would make a difference.)

But facts are a pesky buzzkill for people like this.

And the facts are that a jury of George Zimmerman’s peers (Trayvon Martin’s too) said it was self-defense, not murder.

The jury system WAS one of our founding fathers’ finest moments.  And the polling (Rasmussen said 48% agree with the verdict while 34% do not) appears to show that real citizens no longer take the race-baiting poverty pimps seriously.

They accepted the verdict and are moving on with their lives.

Harry Reid, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson should, too.

Zimmerman Trial Aftermath- A Race-Baiting Circus

Jesse Jackson SC Zimmerman Trial Aftermath  A Race Baiting Circus

As reactions to George Zimmerman being found not guilty continue to make headlines, the tragedy of a lost life continues to play second fiddle to racial accusations. As originally noted in CutToThe-Chase.com, the responses to the verdict by left-leaning journalist and bloggers, and the liberal hypocrites they serve, have done nothing but continue the three-ring media circus that was launched in response to news of the shooting. The primary performers under the “big top” are the typical clowns, led by the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and every other “racial activist” who has used civil rights issues to turn a buck.

Rather than earnestly working to ease racial tensions, these self-proclaimed fighters for racial equality use any means available to hype race as the primary cause of tragedy and injustice. For them, tragedy is first and foremost a tool that’s to be used for self-promotion and its attendant financial rewards.

That explains the absence of these circus performers when the spotlight shines on black-on-black or black-on-white crime. If reducing crime and improving the social conditions that instigate it were the true interests of the crusaders for racial justice, they would rise in protest without regard to the race of either perpetrator or victim. But there’s no money to be made from campaigning against the epidemic of black-on-black crime; so the activists, pundits, and “leaders” remain silent on that subject. Journalist Juan Williams captured the essence of liberal racial hypocrisy some time ago in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece when he asked, “Where’s the outrage over the daily scourge of black-on-black crime?”

Williams posed another pointed question. Citing US Justice Department statistics he asked, “But what about all the other young black murder victims? Nationally, nearly half of all murder victims are black. And the overwhelming majority of those black people are killed by other black people. Where is the march for them?” That question was undoubtedly rhetorical; Williams knows there will be no march because the race card just doesn’t play very well when both perpetrator and victim are of the same race, or when an assailant is black and a victim is white. In railing against racial injustice, Jackson, Sharpton, and others of their ilk are very selective in their choice of causes to support. While there is money to be made by pointing fingers and shouting “racist”, there is none to be collected after telling members of an audience that the root causes of so many violent activities lay within their own communities.

The media circus that has surrounded the Trayvon Martin shooting and subsequent trial of George Zimmerman is a perfect case in point. So is the Shawn Tyson case, although you probably never heard of Shawn Tyson. Like Martin, he was a 17 year old black person living in Florida when he was involved in a shooting. Yet this incident never achieved anything more than minimal news coverage. There were no protests. No marches. No expression of outrage. No media circus. No crusaders for racial justice. The fact that Tyson shot and killed two innocent people was of virtually no interest to the racial justice crusaders; the victims, two British tourists, were white.

And so the carnage will continue. The likes of Jackson and Sharpton will speak out only when doing so has the potential to be financially rewarding. So they will ignore the inconvenient statistics documenting that nearly 50% of the nation’s murder victims will be black, and 93% of those victims will be killed by other blacks. They will ignore the fact that only 13% of the U.S. population is black and that this 13% commits almost as many murders as the remaining 87%. They will ignore the socio-economic conditions that breed violent criminals (of all races).

The statistics in the Justice Department crime studies constitute a compelling call to action, but neither the media nor the race-baiting crusaders for justice are listening. They don’t care about saving lives. They care about making money.

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“Brother Roger” And The Racial Agitators

Roger Ailes Fox News “Brother Roger” and the Racial Agitators

When conservatives complain about Al Sharpton, they usually note his relationship to NBC news or his hosting a show on MSNBC. But a new book says the racial agitator and Democratic Party politician has considerable clout with Fox News, and in fact played a role in getting conservative Glenn Beck fired from the channel.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson says “people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do not deserve to be called civil rights leaders. They are not. They are hustlers and pimps who make a living off inflaming racial tensions.”

However, The Zev Chafets book, Roger Ailes: Off Camera, has some revealing passages about the clout that Sharpton and Jackson have with the chairman and CEO of Fox News. It says Ailes took a phone call from Sharpton after Beck, then a Fox News host, staged a rally at the Lincoln Memorial 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech at the same location. Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, designed to pay tribute to America’s military personnel and restore traditional values, was strongly attacked by figures such as Sharpton and George Soros-funded groups like Media Matters, then campaigning to have Beck fired from Fox News.

Chafets says Reverend Alveda King, a national pro-life leader, delivered a conservative “I have a dream” message of her own at the Beck-sponsored rally that was “infuriating to many viewers” and Ailes as well. “Ailes didn’t like it much, either,” he reports. However, the book doesn’t explain why Ailes took issue with the rally or the speech.

The book adds, “When Al Sharpton called him [Ailes] to complain, Sharpton was surprised to hear Ailes say he would ‘take care’ of it.” The passage is included in the context of Ailes making a decision that “he would have to get rid of Glenn Beck” and telling Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter with The Daily Beast, that “he was turning down the partisan heat at the network” and was pursuing “a more moderate tone” in programming.

Kurtz, who was recently hired by Fox News, is described by Michael Clemente, Fox’s executive vice president of news, as “the most accomplished media reporter in the country,” despite a series of embarrassments over erroneous and controversial columns and media appearances that resulted in his firing from The Daily Beast.

While the Chafets book is considered sympathetic to the chief of the Fox News Channel, it notes that Beck’s firing followed his strong criticism of billionaire George Soros and a vigorous campaign by various left-wing groups against him.

Chafets also points out that then-Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), another liberal recently hired as a Fox News commentator, is a member of the “roster of Friends of Roger” and an old “buddy” of Ailes.

Accuracy in Media chairman Don Irvine noted that Kucinich was “one of the most liberal members of Congress until he lost his seat after redistricting in 2012,” and that he was “the latest in a string of liberals at Fox, including former Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Bob Beckel, Sally Kohn, Jehmu Greene and Santita Jackson who have joined the network in recent years.”

Ailes declared, “I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues. His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”

Chafets notes that Ailes is also personal friends with Jehmu Greene and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, for whom he wrote an endorsement for her book critical of the use of U.S. military power.

However, the pandering to Sharpton is not new on the part of Fox News. Back in 2007, as AIM reported at the time, popular Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly paid homage to Sharpton at the civil rights agitator’s national convention. Indeed, O’Reilly himself was an honored guest at the event.

But Sharpton isn’t alone among civil rights agitators in having clout at Fox News. The Chafets book has a photo of Ailes posing with Jesse Jackson after Jackson delivered a keynote address at a 2012 graduation ceremony of the Ailes Apprentice Program, a venture designed to support and promote “diversity in broadcast & cable journalism.” It is open to “top diversity candidates,” presumably meaning non-whites, and sends young people to events featuring such groups as the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.

“Few people realized that Jesse Jackson, of all people, is a friend of ‘Brother Roger,’” says Chafets. “Fewer know that Santita Jackson [another liberal hired by Ailes as a Fox commentator] is one of Michelle Obama’s closest friends: Jackson is a godmother to Malia Obama.”

The book says Jesse Jackson “happened to mention” to Ailes that his daughter Santita had lost her job as a Chicago radio talk-show host and was “looking for a new gig” when Ailes decided to hire her.

We noted at the time that Santita Jackson listed the notorious Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. as being among her personal “activities and interests” on her Facebook page. She was also a supporter of New York University law professor Derrick Bell, who supports race-based hiring policies.

Such liberal hires, the book notes, “makes Fox more difficult to assault as a bastion of racism.” Chafets adds, “It means that one of the nation’s premier civil rights leaders owes him [Ailes]. And, as an extra bonus, it is sure to cause a little heartburn for Jackson’s chief rival, Al Sharpton. After all, Sharpton has daughters, too.”

The implication is that Sharpton might hold back on his criticism of Fox because of favors Ailes could do for him.

Nevertheless, some Fox News personalities continue speaking the truth. “They don’t represent anybody, they’re not elected to anything, they don’t have constituencies,” Tucker Carlson said of Sharpton and Jackson. “The only reason they’re allowed to do this is because we in the press enable them by calling them civil rights leaders. Why do we do that?”

Perhaps it’s because the head of Fox News fears and respects their political power.

 

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission. 

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