Franklin Pierce University was near boundless with praise for its Women’s Track and Field champion, reporting this on its website:
Senior CeCe Telfer (Lebanon, N.H.) won three Northeast-10 Conference titles to lead the Franklin Pierce University women’s track & field team and earn Most Outstanding Track Athlete honors at the NE10 Championships, hosted by American International College, on the campus of Smith College…
The Ravens posted a 49.5-point day on Sunday, and Telfer took care of 31.5 of those herself. She claimed 10 points apiece for the crimson and grey by winning the NE10 titles in the 60-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the 60-meter hurdles.
Telfer met the NCAA Championships provisional qualifying standard in all three events, with a time of 7.63 seconds in the 60-meter dash, 24.45 seconds in the 200-meter dash, and 8.49 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles. The hurdles time broke her own NE10 Championships record, which had been set in Saturday’s preliminary heats.
Telfer added another 1.5 points in the high jump, where she cleared 1.56 meters to finish in a tie for seventh. She became the first student-athlete in the history of Franklin Pierce track & field, men’s or women’s, to earn Most Outstanding Athlete honors at an NE10 Championship.
While Pierce’s athletic department is glowing with praise, what they have omitted from their report is why CeCe is beating women.
Last year, “CeCe” was “Craig”, and competed in men’s division, where he wasn’t such a star.
What a difference a year makes for this biological male, who now identifies as a female and runs faster than most of the girls, most of the time.
Not everyone is happy with CeCe’s “victories.” While CeCe is not a very attractive “female” – gaunt, too tall by far – NCAA rules allow a biological male to compete as a woman if he suppresses his testosterone levels for only one year.
Telfer was competing as a male just last year, so it is unclear if the athlete was asked to prove compliance with the one-year requirement.
But why worry about details. He’s fast. She’s fast. He wins races. She wins races. What else really matters?
“She is ranked third in the country in the hurdles and seventh in the 200-meter dash,” the university boasted.
Actually, his/her 24.45 seconds in the 200-meter dash might sound impressive, but doesn’t compare to the men’s NCAA record of 19.69, and not even close to the women’s mark of 22.02. (That 2.3 second difference is about average between men and women in track, because of their different physical structures.)
Showing no shame at her sin of omission, Rachel Burleson, the schools Athletic director, tweeted out a photo of the athlete and congratulated Telfer on receiving the honor.
Congratulations to all our athletes for a successful day @TheNortheast10 championships! Special shoutout to CeCe Telfer for being named the Women’s Most Outstanding Track Performer! — Rachel Burleson (@FPURavensAD)
If you are interested in more information on this assault on fair competition for the fair sex, visit the following Twitter account, which sadly has only 1207 followers, despite its mission:
Some three million persons visit the Drudge Report every day. After all, this is the site that broke the Monica Lewinsky intern sexual harassment story of how President Bill Clinton used a closet in the White House to climax his reputation as creepy sex maniac.
But you are a bad boy or girl if you visit Drudge. Just ask the Poynter Institute -not the kind of institute for mental patients, but a censorship site that tried to masquerade as a pro-objective journalism source.
Poynter produced a list of some 513 media sites, including Drudge, Breitbart News, and Daily Kos – all sites that it wanted blacklisted and shut down. And woe be to any advertiser who supported the infamous 513.
Their blacklist lasted two days. Poynter apologized because it wasn’t “up to standards”, and said a new list was on its way.
Poynter called for advertisers to stop sponsoring these sites, to pull their sponsorship, to put these sites out of business in the following description:
Advertisers don’t want to support publishers that might tar their brand with hate speech, falsehoods or some kinds of political messaging — but too often, they have little choice in the matter, Poynter explains.
Most ad-tech dashboards make it hard for businesses to prevent their ads from appearing on (and funding) disreputable sites. Marketers can create blacklists, but many of those lists have been out-of-date or incomplete.
Aside from journalists, researchers and news consumers, we hope that the UnNews index will be useful for advertisers that want to stop funding misinformation.
No surprise, not included in the evil doers list was: CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, ABC, CBS, PBS, NBC, MSNBC, Politico, and BuzzFeed,
Senator Joe McCarthy was heard mumbling in his grave at St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin:
I have risen from the grave in the Poynter spirit – censor the truth, divide the pure of heart, crush Communism that lives in left, right and center – let it be condemned and all must agree to stop advertising or else be blacklisted themselves.
However, when it was explained that the Poynter Institute is revising its list, the senator was quiet and returned to ruminating on how Edward R. Murrow destroyed him.
Most of the entries on the no-advertise list cited a single source — OpenSource founder Melissa Zimdars, a young, assistant professor from Merrimack College, .
She has authored academic papers such as “Watching Our Weights: The Consequences and Contradictions of Televising Fatness in the Obesity Epidemic” and “Having It Both Ways: ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Entourage’ and the Televising of Juvenile Postfeminist Masculinity.”
Thought it would be nice to visit OpenSource, and this is what I landed upon:
Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead
Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to http://www.opensources.co. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information
It’ seems to be about money, once again. The battle for dollars decides which websites exist or fold.
What else explains blacklisting outlets like Media Research Center, Pajamas Media, Washington Examiner, The Daily Wire, The Blaze, Red State, Project Veritas, Newsmax, Zero Hedge, Breitbart News, LifeSite, Judicial Watch, Frontpage, The Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Caller, and the Drudge Report.
Just as in the McCarthy era, self-identified “masters of the universe” are trying to silence us, this time by targeting advertising sponsors.
Poynter’s managing editor, Barbara Allen, tried to walk back from the list, which was already available via the web to every ad agency and corporation in America:
Poynter posted a list of 513 ‘unreliable’ news websites, built from pre-existing databases compiled by journalists, fact-checkers and researchers around the country. Our aim was to provide a useful tool for readers to gauge the legitimacy of the information they were consuming.
Soon after we published, we received complaints from those on the list and readers who objected to the inclusion of certain sites, and the exclusion of others. We began an audit to test the accuracy and veracity of the list, and while we feel that many of the sites did have a track record of publishing unreliable information, our review found weaknesses in the methodology.
…Therefore, we are removing this unreliable sites list until we are able to provide our audience a more consistent and rigorous set of criteria. The list was intended to be a starting place for readers and journalists to learn more about the veracity of websites that purported to offer news; it was not intended to be definitive or all encompassing.
Poynter doesn’t plan to stop blacklisting, it just wants to provide a better list, and this is only phase one:
The next phase of the project will be to automatically remove inactive sites, add sites by following URL redirects (which often lead to new fake news schemes) and harvest related domains, a Poynter official said.
Rehiring of one-time Slither director James Gunn by Disney Studio’s chairman Alan Horn is a decision that has placed dollars above decency.
Welcome to Hollywood, Inc., and perhaps goodbye to Disney family values.
Let’s examine a tale of two twitters.
It was the best of times for Roseanne Barr last year until she plunged into very hot water for this tweet:
Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj
After Barr admitted that “vj” referred to Valarie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, a series of her apologies followed, including one comment that she thought Jarrett was White. On the television series Finding Your Roots, DNA testing indicated that Jarrett is 49% European, 46% African, and 5% Native American descent.
Putting aside arguments about percentages of White, Black, and American Indian DNA, Barr knew she had crossed the line of good taste and had offended not just Jarrett (who is renowned as a tough political operative), but tens of millions of other Americans by calling them children of “apes.”
Barr lost her tv show and deserved her punishment for that offensive tweet, and the pro-trump actress will probably never be rehired or hired by Hollywood again.
On the other hand…
It was the worst of times last year for James Gunn, a Toma veteran writer, who was fired for tweets like this:
Here’s another one, on another subject:
What does one make of this tweet?
The above are tame, compared to other posts he wrote about committing child rape and jokes about the Holocaust, Mexicans, and AIDS, such as the following:
The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!”
I like it when little boys touch me in my silly place.
Roseanne Barr criticizing Senior Presidential Advisor Jarrett led to Barr’s downfall, but here’s what Gunn said about Donald Trump last year:
…Trump wakes up every morning hoping more kids are murdered by immigrants so it will help him in the polls
After the firing, Horn said he met with Gunn many times to discuss the offensive tweets.
Horn said he was persuaded by Gunn’s attitude and public apology, and reinstated him to direct the third installment of the Marvel superhero franchise film Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3. The resulting cheer by the film’s crew and investors could be heard as far away as Wall Street.
This was the apology Gunn delivered last July:
My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time.
Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then.
All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.
Gunn’s use of the term “Love to all” did make me shudder, as I also recalled those other “renowned” directors – Roman Polanski and Woody Allen.
Two years ago in April 2017, we published the full text of the Steele Russian Dossier – financed by Hillary Clinton supporters from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in an effort to thwart Donald Trump’s trade, tariff, reduced military intervention, tariff and limited immigration policies.
The dossier was described in this blog as something from a spy novel. That opinion of subversion came from examining the Buzzfeed documents first released to the public and promoted later by CNN.
Thanks to recently released reports, the rest of the story is revealed, and it does sound very much like an amateur spy novel.
Documents show that David Kramer, long-time advisor to late Senator John McCain (R-AZ), revealed that he met with two Obama administration officials to inquire about whether the anti-Trump dossier authored by former British spy, Christopher Steele, was being taken seriously. Kramer received his M.A. in Soviet Studies in 1988 at Harvard University.
To make that case, Kramer said that he personally provided a copy of the dossier to President Barack Obama’s National Security Council official Celeste Wallander.
In a deposition recently posted online, Kramer said that Senator McCain told him in early December 2016 to meet about the dossier with Wallander and Victoria_Nuland, a senior official in John Kerry’s State Department. Nuland’s husband is Robert Kagan, and she served as theprincipal deputy foreign policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney and then as the U.S. ambassador to NATO.
Kramer said this was “his kind of due diligence before he went to (FBI) Director (James) Comey,” but he then testified that in his conversations with Nuland and Wallander he was told by both of them that each were aware of the dossier and that Nuland “thought Steele was a serious person.
“I had a subsequent conversation with Ms. Wallander in which I gave her a copy of the document. That was probably around New Year’s,” Kramer recalled..
“She had not seen it herself until I had shown it to her,” Kramer added. “She had heard about it. And she didn’t know the status of it.
In the same testimony, the McCain associate revealed that he held a meeting about the dossier with a reporter from BuzzFeed News, who he said snapped photos of the controversial document without Kramer’s permission when he left the room to go to the bathroom.
That meeting was held at the McCain Institute office in Washington, Kramer said.
Prior to his death, McCain recalled personally handing the dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey, but didn’t comment if he had a role in providing the dossier to BuzzFeed.
In his book, McCain said he had an “obligation” to pass the dossier charges against Trump to Comey and he would even do it again.
Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell, McCain said.
In a show of collusion Kramer also said that he briefed other reporters on the dossier contents, including CNN’s Carl Bernstein.
The same day BuzzFeed released the full dossier, CNN first reported the leaked information that the controversial contents of the dossier were shown during classified briefings. Those meetings included a session one week earlier for then-President Obama and President-elect Trump.
I think they felt a senior Republican was better to be the recipient of this rather than a Democrat because if it were a Democrat, I think that the view was that it would have been dismissed as a political attack, Kramer explained.
Kramer’s admissions reveal the role of the two Obama appointees, and McCain, in disseminating the dossier that was used in the FBI’s initial investigation into the Trump campaign, claiming Russian collusion.