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NEW: WaPo Spiked Story on CBS Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A long form story of WaPo’s dealings with Jeff Fager, the former “60 Minutes” boss.

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According to a report published by New York Magazine’s The Cut, the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post spiked a months-long investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against a former “60 Minutes” executive producer and chairman of CBS News.

Irin Carmon was a freelance investigative reporter in March of 2018, when she and Amy Brittain were set to publish a follow-up story after they had exposed longtime CBS and PBS reporter Charlie Rose for sexual harassment, leading to his termination. They were investigating whether there was a culture of maltreatment of female employees as CBS, which led them to Jeff Fager, the former “60 Minutes” boss. At least one source, who would not go on record, told the pair that she had been groped by Fager.

According to Carmon, after months of investigation, Martin Baron, Washington Post’s executive editor, along with other members of the paper’s editorial board, refused to run the story. Carmon’s tale involves details about The Post’s alleged moving of editorial goalposts, stern warnings from CBS attorneys, and ultimately, the buckling of the paper’s editorial team, which chose to gut the story of the allegations against Fager, and only run new allegations against the already-terminated Rose.

Ultimately, Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker would run a story about sexual misconduct allegations against Fager. Several women accused the powerful news executive of touching them inappropriately at company parties. One of the women, Sarah Johansen, went on record accusing Fager of groping her at a party when she was an intern.

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Johansen said that she had contact with Fager on only two occasions. The first, she said, was at a work party at a bar near the CBS News offices in Manhattan. She was in a group of co-workers when, “all of a sudden, I felt a hand on my ass,” she said. “The hand belonged to an arm which belonged to Jeff Fager.” Another producer told her it was colloquially referred to by women on the team as “the Fager arm,” which several said they were mindful to avoid at parties. “I was shocked,” Johansen said. “His hand should not be anywhere near his intern’s ass.” She said the contact was “more like a stroke. It wasn’t just a ‘Hey, what’s up?’ ” She didn’t think Fager was propositioning her, and interpreted the move as “a power trip.” She told me, “When he grabbed my ass, it was just, like, ‘Welcome to “60 Minutes.” You’re one of us now.’ ” She recalled making eye contact with Fager, laughing and walking away quickly. But she was troubled enough by the incident that, shortly afterward, she told a male producer, who corroborated her story.

Throughout Carmon and Brittain’s investigation, the pair was not able to convince any of their sources to go on record, which became a contingency of publishing the report, per Baron himself. Carmon said that throughout most of the investigation, the anonymity of the sources had not been questioned by lawyers or editors.

The Washington Post told Big League Politics that the story was spiked because it did not meet the paper’s editorial standards. VP of Communications Kris Corratti blasted The Cut’s story, calling it “imcomplete,” claiming it “sidesteps essential truth,” and that the decision to spike the Fager portion of the story was made by “five senior editors” in part because it “did not meet our standards for publication.”

Corratti also claimed Ronan Farrow “did not publish what was left out of our story.”

But The Washington Post is beginning to face questions about a burying stories of sexual misconduct in relation to high-profile Democratic Party politicians.

Earlier today, Big League Politics reported that the paper downplayed former Vice President Joe Biden’s creepy interactions with several women and girls, which have become a topic of national conversation after a former Democratic Party nominee for lieutenant governor of Nevada accused Biden of grabbing her shoulders from behind, kissing the back of her head, and smelling her hair before a campaign rally. WaPo described Biden’s well-documented history of such behavior as his “affectionate” style.

Two months ago, after Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, was accused of sexual assault, the public learned that his accuser, Vanessa Tyson, had brought her claims to The Washington Post. The paper dismissed them, alleging that they did not meet editorial standards, despite the fact that Tyson offered Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) as a corroborating witness, at least according to The New York Times. 

“She said she had told no one what happened,” said part of statement from Baron explaining why The Post ran the the sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but not the allegations made by Tyson against Fairfax.

Big League Politics has reached out for further comment. This story is developing.


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HYPOCRISY: Liberal COVID-19 Alarmists Who Denounced Lockdown Protests are Silent about National Riots

They have shown how coronavirus panic was manufactured.

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Far-left hypocrites regularly admonished anti-lockdown protesters for peacefully demonstrating for their livelihoods as spreading COVID-19, only to cheer on violent race riots throughout the country days later and ignore any negative public health implications.

The Resurgence writer Drew Holden created a compilation of the greatest hits of lying liberals engaging in blatant double-standards regarding the coronavirus:

He started by calling out former Clinton operative and CNN hack Joe Lockhart for his despicable comments:

Holden moved onto obsessive Never Trumpers, Tony Posnanski and Kurt Eichenwald for completely changing their tune:

He moved on to profiling some of the most disgraced public officials across the country, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer:

He profiled New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who has been one of most belligerent leaders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and Washington Post neoconservative Jennifer Rubin for their partisan flip-flopping.

Holden hammered transgender cretin Charlotte Clymer and Julia Ioffe, who writes for GQ Magazine now that nobody reads it:

CNN Political Analyst April Ryan and Russia-gate truther Scott Dworkin were exposed as well:

The co-hosts of Pod Save America, an anti-Trump podcast, made fools of themselves too:

Holden closed his thread by exposing CNN host Soledad O’Brien for her colossal levels of hypocrisy:

The anti-quarantine protests have been vilified constantly despite the fact that they happened throughout the nation without any violence, and have served as golden examples of effective peaceful protest.

Big League Politics reported on protests like “Operation Gridlock” that have emerged across the country:

On Monday, individuals convened in the downtown area for an “Operation Gridlock” protest, based off of last week’s wildly successful demonstration in Michigan against anti-Trump Governor Gretchen Whitmer, whose lockdown policies are among the most strict in the nation.

California Governor Gavin Newsom might be giving Whitmer some competition, as his state bureaucrats have arbitrarily banned a certain type of rally. It is unknown whether they plan to lock up protesters if they disobey the new edict.

“In the interest of public safety and the health of all Californians during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective immediately the California Highway Patrol will deny any permit requests for events or activities at all state facilities, to include the State Capitol, until public health officials have determined it is safe to gather again,” the CHP said.

Because protesters did not comply with arbitrary social distancing mandates and protested as they wished, California is punishing them as a consequence.

The protest was put on by the Freedom Angels, a group that organizes to prevent mandatory vaccinations. They are urging people to stand up to prevent their rights from being taken away during these troubling times.

“This is the time for people to take notice and really evaluate the freedoms they’re giving up, all in the name of perceived safety,” said Freedom Angels co-founder Heidi Munoz Gleisner in a Facebook video.

“People need to get back to work, get back to life, get back into contact with their loved ones who they’re isolated from, they need to be able to have a paycheck,” group co-founder Tara Thornton said to The Sacramento Bee, which interviewed her during the demonstration. “This is the grounds they will enslave us upon.”

The leftists have proven with their brazen hypocrisy that destroyed the economy and shut down society with ginned up coronavirus hysteria just to hurt President Trump’s re-election chances. These enemies of civilization need to be brought to justice for the damage they have caused.

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