Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blacks Accuse Washington Post of Racial Purge--Exclusive

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ed Schultz Court Hearing/Trial Date/Domestic Violence Restraining Order

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ed Schultz Begged Roger Ailes for Show




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Ed Shultz Once Begged To Be On Fox News
Posted By Betsy Rothstein On 9:57 PM 02/10/2015 In | No Comments
    By The Mirror guest writer Evan Gahr. 
     
    Ratings-addled MSNBC host Ed Schultz loves to trash Fox News and Roger Ailes.
    How courageous.
    But when Schultz was just an obscure radio guy seeking fame and fortune on TV he sang a different tune.
    His business partner asked Ailes, to please, pretty please, give Ed his own Fox News show.
    “Ed Schultz would like to bring his considerable talents to FOX News Channel preferably in Washington,” Michael Queen wrote Ailes on April 22, 2008. “He would be great in Washington and great on Fox News Channel.”
    The letter, obtained exclusively by this reporter, concluded, “Some network is sure to sign this former All American quarterback either as a commentator or show host, why not FOX?”
    MSNBC had no comment on the matter. When reached by email, Diana Rocco, director of media relations, wanted more details: “Thanks for reaching out.  Could you please let me know a little bit more about what you are writing and the angle for your piece?”
    After she received more information, she went silent.
    Here is the back story: In 2008, Queen and Schultz allegedly entered a partnership to get the behemoth broadcaster his own TV show. Queen claims Schultz emailed him that “Any TV deal will obviously involve you.”
    Besides Fox, Queen hawked Schultz to CNN, NBC and MSNBC president Phil Griffin.
    Griffin demurred but then approached Schultz directly and signed him. The “Ed Show” launched on April 1, 2009.
    All Queen got in return from the friend of the working man was the $11,500 he paid out of pocket to tape a pilot.
    In 2011, Queen filed a federal lawsuit against Schultz for reneging on his promise to pay him 25 percent of whatever he got for a TV show.
    The entreaty to Fox was mentioned in passing in by the Hollywood Reporter, but missed entirely by former HuffPost scribe Jack Mirkinson and the very self-impressed Politico.
    Schultz denied all the claims. In 2012, Washington, DC Federal District Court Judge Beryll Howell ruled for Schultz.
    But an appeals court last April reversed Howell and allowed the case to proceed.
    The Ailes epistle was discovered after this reporter trolled through hundreds of pages of filings.
    Queen wrote Ailes under a pseudonym because he is an engineer for the NBC News Washington bureau. The name Jeffrey Landa, identified as the “Agent for Ed Schultz,” appears at the bottom of the letter. Landa, who is defending Schultz against Queen, said neither man saw the letter until after the lawsuit was filed. He pleaded ignorance about whether Schultz had advance or contemporaneous knowledge of Queen’s pitch to Ailes.
    The lawsuit dates back almost four years but he never asked his client? “I don’t know means I don’t know,” Landa growled.
    Queen and his lawyer did not respond to requests for comment. An email sent to a 2008 address for Schultz contained in court filings was not returned.
    Just three years after the letter was written, Schultz, now safely ensconced at MSNBC, trashed Ailes on the air for running a “political machine” not “a news organization.”
    Gee, that is an original argument. Whoever heard that before?
    But left-wing troglodytes who also think FNC is a political machine should take note: when Schultz was vying for fame and fortune he was eager to be a cog in the Fox machinery.

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    Wednesday, January 07, 2015

    Sharpton Interview



     

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    EXCLUSIVE — Sharpton: The NY Post Shouldn’t Attack Me… They Give Me Money!
    Posted By Evan Gahr 
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    Al Sharpton says the New York Post should not have accused him of shaking down businesses because he also shakes down the paper’s corporate owner.
    “SHAKE DOWN AL” screamed the Post’s Sunday front page. “How Rev gets paid not to cry ‘racism!’”
    The story ripped Sharpton for going easy on companies who donate to his National Action Network.
    But in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Sharpton’s central defense was that News Corp — the company that owns the New York Post — also fills his coffers.
    “I am not going to let them get around the fact that their company has been involved, has donated money, had us on their board of diversity.”
    “Why are they doing it?” he asked. “Are they being shaken down?”
    The plucky tabloid’s story said that, “For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence.”
    According to the Post, “Companies have long gotten in line to pay Sharpton. Macy’s and Pfizer have forked over thousands to NAN, as has General Motors.”
    Now, the reverend is positioning for a new race hustle, the Post suggested.
    The New York Post reported that Al Sharpton gets paid to not attack companies. (Cover via NYPost.com)
    When Sharpton met last month with Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal to discuss her racially coarse comments about Barack Obama in leaked emails, he left the door wide open for a donation.
    “Sharpton notably did not publicly assert his support for Pascal after the meeting—what observers say seems like a typical Sharpton ‘shakedown’ in the making,” the Post noted. “Pay him in cash or power, critics say, and you buy his support or silence.”
    In fact, after his meeting with Pascal, Sharpton told reporters “the jury is still out on where we go” with her.
    The famously loquacious reverend hung up when TheDC asked if he would rule out hitting Pascal up for money.
    “I am not prepared to do anything but to say that Rupert Murdoch has given, through News Corp, money to us and that we’re on the board, on their, have been on their diversity board. I am going to force you to use the quote I give you because that is the only quote I am giving you.”
    Sharpton called back moments later with more quotes, albeit interspersed with his fixation on the alleged News Corp donations.
    But when pressed for detailed comment about other businesses that shower their largesse on the National Action Network, he threatened to hang up again.
    “Let’s end this because you playing games,” he thundered.
    Sharpton then requested , and received, permission to record the rest of the interview for use on his MSNBC show — before doubling down.
    “I said to you in response to the article in the New York Post that one, there is no company that has said in any way shape or form that they had given a donation to National Action Network to stop us from calling them racist.”
    The reverend seemed to find it exculpatory that a good chunk of the article alleged influence peddling, rather than explicit race hustles.
    The Post cited allegations in a New York State inspector general report that Sharpton worked to grease the wheels for a donor’s bid to open a race track casino in Queens.
    Sharpton lead the national “Justice For All” march in Washington, DC on December 13, 2014 (Getty)
    The Connecticut hedge fund Plainfield Asset Management donated $500,000 in 2008 to a group promoting education equity, which then “funneled” the money to the National Action Network.
    Plainfield was a $250 million investor in a group vying for a license for a new casino at the Aqueduct Raceway.
    The Post cited a 2009 email from a consortium “member” that “Sharpton lobbied [then-New York Governor David] Patterson hard over the weekend on our behalf.”
    “Tell me how that is a shakedown on race,” Sharpton demanded when asked about the arrangement. “That is their alleging someone said that I helped this guy cause he contributed to education.”
    “That shows you how contorted the story is,” he continued. “Is there any allegation in that report or in the inspector general’s finding that there was any charge of racism involved?”
    Sharpton then conceded he did discuss race with Patterson.
    “I talked to, uh, Governor Patterson several times about the casino bidding thing—that I hoped that whoever he gives it to that they will, uh, commit to doing business with some of the minority entrepreneurs that are going to be in the area.”
    “But I did not lobby him for anybody.”
    It can take some pretty unfriendly persuasion before companies donate to the National Action Network.
    According to the Post, General Motors rebuffed solicitations from the National Action Network from 2000 to 2006.
    But the car giant finally coughed up the dough after Sharpton “threatened a boycott of GM over the planned closing of an African-American-owned dealership in the Bronx. He picketed outside GM’s Fifth Avenue headquarters.”
    It is “absolutely not” true that the demonstration resulted in donations, Sharpton insisted. “GM, first of all, had given us money for many years [before that],” he claimed.
    The Post also reported that Sharpton “targeted” Honda in a 2003 letter about the company’s supposed under-representation of black employees and managers.
    “We cannot be silent while African-Americans spend hard-earned dollars with a company that does not hire, promote or do business with us in a statistically significantly manner,” he emailed.
    But the reverend halted the “protests” once the company started to “sponsor NAN events.”
    Sharpton insisted to TheDC that, “Honda had given us money before that [email] and since then and still does.”
    He also claimed that the letter to Honda was not a “protest” but merely a request for information. “There was a letter asking for information. I can write a letter to the Daily Caller and say I want to know your diversity. That is not protesting.”
    Upon conclusion of the interview, Sharpton warned ominously, “We will play what you write and play what you say.”
    Sharpton’s communications manager Jacky Johnson refused to provide any proof of News Corp’s donations.
    “We don’t release exact figures from any contributor, but News Corp has contributed for several years,” Johnson said. “They have been a sponsor at our annual dinner and awards program.”
    “In 2014 Newscorp supported our events financially,” she emailed later.
    Reached for comment, a representative for News Corp promised to look into the matter.

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    Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Exclusive: Washington Post Sued for Race Discrimination

    Black Ad Employee Sues WaPo for Discrimination

    So far mums the word around WaPo about a federal lawsuit being brought forth by a black advertising department employee for age and race discrimination. The news first surfaced in a story by Evan Gahr for The Daily Caller published Wednesday. It’s his first freelance story for the publication. He says there are more to come.
    Lawsuits can be complex so we’ll boil it down for you.
    The Plaintiff: a longtime employee, David DeJesus, 59, who claims he was abruptly fired only to be replaced by a younger, white man. DeJesus has an 18-year employment record at WaPo and has won awards for his sales performance. At the crux of the suit is the treatment of DeJesus by his Caucasian boss, Noelle Wainwright, who he alleges treated him in a demeaning manner that she did not extend to white employees. According to the story, “DeJesus was actually reinstated at the Washington Post early this year following binding arbitration required by the paper’s union contract.”
    WaPo‘s defense from court papers: “Some or all of Plaintiff’s purported claims are barred because, even if the Post were found to have considered any impermissible factors in any decisions or actions with respect to Plaintiff, which the Post denies, no such decisions were motivated by impermissible factors and the Post would have taken the same action regardless of any impermissible factors.”
    Noteworthy: The lawsuit states that between 2009 and 2011 WaPo fired at least 18 black employees over the age of 40.
    The status: Discovery reportedly begins later this month.
    Who spoke to Gahr from WaPo and who didn’t?
    Gahr says he reached out to black WaPo employees such as Kevin Merida, and columnists Eugene Robinson Jonathan Capehart. He left them repeated messages; Neither Robinson nor Capehart returned his calls. Merida picked up, heard the reporter out and said he’d look into it. Gahr said Merida told him he hadn’t heard about the case and wouldn’t comment on it. He phoned Donald Graham at his listed home phone number but got voice mail. He also phoned Wainwright who hung up on Gahr when he called her. Finally, he phoned the outside Post lawyer handling the case, Jackie Jones, who told him she was not allowed to talk to him.

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove Dubs Evan Gahr the Washington Gadfly

    Evan Gahr, a former press critic for the New York Post, has written for almost every major conservative publication. His scoops have been repeatedly picked up by the Huffington Post, Page Six, the Washington Post and lots of other places.  He also broke the story of a sexual harassment scandal at the Family Research Council
    @EvanGahr

    Thursday, December 04, 2014

    Dean Baquet

    was aghast that Washington Gadfly  would publish his home number, which was recently deleted from WhitePages.com--even though the New York Times published where Darren Wilson lives.

    Baquet claims the two are not comparable because the Times did not publish Darren Wilson's home number.

    Oh, gee. That's really exculpatory.  The Times saved Wilson from someone making threatening phone calls.  Instead, they made it possible for people to actually CARRY out their threats and off him.

    Anyway, after much consideration, his phone number was deleted from this non-blog.  It would not have advanced the story to have every conservative freak in the country--and there are quite a few!--calling him at home.  Instead, the phone number was used to bait him into a substantive response, for the first time, to questions that the publication of Wilson's information raised.

    Now, his rank hyporcisy is much in evidence.  I was determined not to let him hide between the Times spokesperson or the Public Editor.

    Other stuff about Dean Baquet--

    1.  He  stole this reporter's exclusive report about the dopey essay Obama wrote at Columbia--the only thing he wrote there that anyone ever obtained--for the front page of the New York Times.

    3. He refused  to report that the Washington Post is being sued for racial discrimination by longtime black employee David DeJesus.  Even though he reports on race discrimination lawsuits against far less prominent organizations and businesses. In an email to Evan Gahr last year, Baquet dismissed the Washington Post lawsuit as trivial.

    What is it going to take for the New York Times to cover DeJesus? Does he need to get shot by a white cop after robbing a convenience store? Then the New York Times can exploit him to cast aspersions on white people and  American society?

    4. He refused to report that the Bush White House got a journalist fired from the Hudson Institute because he embarrassed Karl Rove.  Notwithstanding the fact that the Bush White House acted after they saw an article IN the New York Times about the controversy. (See incriminating email below).


     
    Not to anyone following up on this. I am not a blogger. I am not a blogger. I am not a blogger. In other words, I am not a blogger. I have written for almost every major conservative publication. Most bloggers have not been paid for a single article. I was a press critic for the late New York Post editorial page editor Eric Breindel and a staff reporter for Insight magazine, sister publication of the Washington Times.

    I only represent myself here. But given my record that should count for quite a bit. 


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