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The Morning Briefing: Weinstein & Vegas Shooter Updates, ESPN Fiasco and Much, Much More

Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, USA - 12 Jul 2017

Good Tuesday morning.

Here is what’s on the President schedule today:

  • In the morning, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.
  • The President will then meet with Dr. Henry Kissinger.
  • In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
  • Later in the afternoon, the President will welcome the Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House.

The latest on Democrat Party patron and degenerate Harvey Weinstein

After initially ignoring the alleged sexual harassment scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the late-night court jesters “let loose.” Previously, the comedians were criticized for ignoring the scandal. The opinionated Saturday Night Live was mysteriously silent this last weekend. SNL reportedly cut the Weinstein jokes at the last minute, claiming “it’s a New York thing” when asked why the scandal went untouched. The president is a “New York thing,” but that doesn’t stop SNL.

Yesterday, we learned Weinsten sent a letter to his Hollywood CEO buddies, begging for their support before he was axed by his own company. Weinstein’s name will reportedly be removed from his projects. Rob Reiner chimed in to say that however bad Weinstein is, Donald Trump is worse.

Judy Dench, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close came forward to denounce Weinstein, while Rose McGowan called him a “monster” and called out other actresses for being $ilent.

A former New York Times reporter came forward to say the paper of record had”sanitized” a story on Weinstein’s behavior back in 2004. The Times pushed back on her claims. I believer her.

The latest on the Las Vegas Massacre

Las Vegas law enforcement held a press conference yesterday to update the public on the latest developments in the investigation. We learned that the gunman shot the security guard before he started firing on the concert crowd. The security guard went to the gunman’s room in response to an alarm that was triggered somewhere else. While investigating the alarm, he heard the gunman drilling into hallway wall from his room, probably so he could put a camera with a view into the hallway.

According to Sheriff Lombardo:

“That’s been a matter of discussion, whether what I said was accurate or not. And what I am comfortable with saying is what I believe. The suspect, we know that he attempted to shoot at the fuel tanks, we know that he had some personal protection equipment in the room, we know that the car that was found in the parking garage still, contained binary explosives. So I would be comfortable in saying, which I believe, dependent on the splash he made during the shooting would have enabled the first responders to be directing their attentions to other locations which would enable Mr. Paddock to just leave the hotel. We do not know whether he had planned to cause additional harm outside of what occurred at Mandalay Bay.”

According to court documents obtained by CNN, the gunman testified he was the “biggest video poker player in the world” and “I averaged 14 hours a day, 365 days a year…I’ll gamble all night … I sleep during the day.” Pretty chilling testimony. One of the Las Vegas gunman’s brothers has arrived in Vegas to assist with the investigation.

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill, the ESPN SC6 anchor, was suspended yesterday after encouraging viewers to boycott the Dallas Cowboys because their owner threatened to bench any player who refused to stand during the national anthem.

This was a stupid move on Hill’s part since ESPN pays billions of dollars for the rights to the NFL’s Monday Night Football. Why would she want to damage the NFL? Because she doesn’t care about collateral damage as long as progressive goals are being “achieved.”

The Daily Caller’s David Hookstead explained: “The NFL is the biggest crutch keeping ESPN alive. If the NFL cuts ties, which would be reasonable if the network’s employees start calling for a boycott, ESPN would be in massive trouble. Not sure how happy ESPN management will be with an employee telling NFL fans to boycott NFL related sponsors, given the fact that ESPN needs the NFL to stay alive.”

Hill was already in trouble for her remarks that President Trump is a white supremacist. We do not know if Hill was suspended without pay.

Race huckster Al Sharpton quickly inserted himself into the controversy.

“ESPN’s suspension of Jemele Hill is an outrage and should NOT go unanswered. ESPN and advertisers will hear from us!,” wrote Sharpton. “We consider it outrageous that Jemele Hill was suspended by ESPN. She has the right to tell people that they ought to let advertisers know how they feel, since they are the consumers. While she didn’t call for a direct boycott, it’s not off the table for us in the civil rights community.”

I’m not sure what planet the progressives live on, but in the real world, your boss has the authority to control your behavior on company time. Many workplaces have prohibitions on displaying political signs in the office, employees campaigning in the office or distributing pamphlets recruiting religious converts. If you don’t believe me, try logging on at work and watching some porn during your work day and let me know if your employer is cool with that. Would these same progressives be fighting for “free expression” if an employee was passing out pro-life literature at the office? If an NFL team owner doesn’t want his players kneeling, that’s his prerogative. The players can find a team where the owner doesn’t care.

Twitter forbids Blackburn political ad

It’s important for those of us who are not political progressives to realize that the internet tools we use on a regular basis are owned by companies that want their product to be used against us and for the progressive political agenda. Here’s your wakeup call:

GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker, launched her campaign last week with a video proclaiming herself “a hard core, card-carrying Tennessee conservative.” In her announcement video, she boasts: “I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts. Thank God.”

Twitter decided the line violated its ad policies, according to an email obtained by POLITICO. A Twitter spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a request for comment. The video is still on Twitter, but the campaign is barred from paying to promote it.

“It appears that the line in this video specific to ‘stopped the sale of baby body parts’ has been deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction,” a Twitter employee wrote to two employees of the digital GOP consulting firm working for Blackburn’s campaign. “If this is omitted from the video it will be permitted to serve.”

Choose the companies you patronize accordingly.

Historical picture of the day:

Soldiers form a mechanized infantry platoon that is part of the 24th Infantry Division based at Ft. Stewart, Ga., pose for a group picture on and around one of their Bradley Fighting Vehicles in the Saudi Desert, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1990. The soldiers hold a banner from elementary school students in the United States wishing them well. (AP Photo/Tannen Maury)

Other morsels:

BIASED HEADLINE OF THE DAY: After White House Issues Demands, Hopes for an Immigration Deal Dim

Officer killed, student in custody after Texas Tech shooting

Wildfire victims lose their homes to ‘Mother Nature at her worst’

FBI cites black extremists as new domestic terrorist threat

Amazon is buying up old shopping malls

GOP mega-donor mulls Wyoming Senate bid

Trump fundraising off Pence’s NFL walkout

High school quiz includes ‘shooting at Trump’ as multiple-choice answer

This college is taking drastic action against students who disrupt speakers

Group calls for NFL boycott on Veterans Day – and already has 120,000 supporters

Feinstein running for reelection in California

Israeli teens dressed up as clowns are a new menace

Florida moms overdosed on heroin while their newborns were in the backseat, police say

2 more dead from Florida nursing home that lost AC in Irma

Why Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher aren’t giving their kids Christmas gifts

Iran threatens Trump with ‘crushing’ response if Revolutionary Guards are designated as terrorists

Columbus Statue Vandalized with Red Paint, Obscenities

Dallas City Council Threatened With Violence Over Removal of Confederate Statues

Jason Aldean visits Las Vegas shooting survivors in hospital

3 black bears break into pizza shop, eat salami and dough

Donations roll in for Las Vegas victims

Jerry Jones reaffirms ‘very bright line’ on Cowboys’ national anthem policy

Google uncovers ads by Russian operatives: Report

Washington state sues over new Trump birth-control rules

And that’s all I’ve got, no go beat back the angry mob!