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GLENN: There is a new call for an end to hate speech in talk radio and cable news. It will also then go a step further and ask that you look into some of the websites on the Internet.

PAT: Going to surprise you who's involved.

GLENN: Who's involved in this. 20 different organizations or is it 30 different organizations.

PAT: A bunch, but the front and center one is really going to — it's going to shock you to your core.

GLENN: Well, I would be, I would be shocked if I heard Free Press was involved.

PAT: You would be shocked?

GLENN: I would be.

PAT: First name mentioned.

GLENN: Free Press?

PAT: Prepare to be shocked.

GLENN: That is shocking!

PAT: I know, I know.

GLENN: Shocking. Free Press, in case you don't know, that is a socialist/Marxist organization. They claim to be a socialist/Marxist organization that has now the, I believe the assistant to Genachowski, the guy at the FCC is from Free Press. You now have a new member of the State Department appointed this weekend at Free Press, from Free Press. You have —

PAT: They have no pull in the administration, no pull in the administration.

GLENN: Oh, no, zero pull in the administration at all. These are the people that want net neutrality. This is a dangerous organization.

PAT: Yeah, it's really bad.

GLENN: A dangerous organization.

PAT: And somebody called the Center for Media Justice.

GLENN: Center for Media Justice, media justice.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So like social justice.

PAT: We have environmental.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: We have

GLENN: Economic.

PAT: Economic

GLENN: We have social.

PAT: Social, and now media justice.

GLENN: Media justice.

PAT: We got justice coming out the Ying Yang here.

GLENN: No justice, no peace. You know, that phrase has never sounded more ominous, no justice, no peace. Okay. Who else?

PAT: Let's see. The Benton Foundation. I don't know anything about them. And Media Alliance.

GLENN: Oh, Media Alliance. So now you have, you have an investigation for the end of hate speech in talk radio and cable television and some Internet.

PAT: Yeah, and they are arguing about anonymity on the web, giving ammunition to those who would spread hate and so they want to stomach anonymity on the Internet as well.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. You want to make sure that —

PAT: Everybody's named.

GLENN: Everybody's named.

PAT: Want their addresses, phone number.

STU: By the way, guys, you were totally wrong if you were trying to insinuate that the Benton Foundation had any problems. Listen to this. The Benton Foundation works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy.

GLENN: Oh.

PAT: Oh.

STU: They pursue this mission by seeking policy solutions that support the values of access, diversity and equity.

GLENN: Oh.

PAT: Oh, diversity and equity.

GLENN: Is there any justice?

STU: They don't — let's see.

PAT: Please tell me they want justice, too, media justice especially.

GLENN: Social justice, media justice?

STU: They just want to demonstrate the value of media and telecommunications for improving the quality of life for all.

PAT: Of course they do.

GLENN: That is so great. That is — no, I love that. Now, this is a — this is one attack. Then you have the government's attack on Friday, released Friday. When does the government dump stories that they don't want anybody to report on?

PAT: Tuesdays, Tuesday afternoon.

GLENN: No, no, uh uh. Because you could read about it

PAT: Monday morning at, like, 10:00.

GLENN: No, because then you could see it all week and you would see it in the newspapers and then the newspapers chew on it all week.

PAT: So they wait until Wednesday?

GLENN: No. Uh uh. Friday. You know what was special about last Friday? It was before a three day weekend.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah, that's what usually — for instance, Van Jones. Van Jones, him leaving the White House and the whole story? Because it was released on Saturday night, it missed the Sunday paper and only got just a little story in Monday's because it was already an old story by Monday, of course. And that was a holiday. Strange. Now the FTC, the Federal Trade Commission, is looking into bringing in AmeriCorps and training AmeriCorps as journalists.

PAT: That's such a good idea.

GLENN: It is. It is.

PAT: Oh, man, that's a good idea.

GLENN: You know who had that idea?

PAT: Yes!

GLENN: Who had that idea?

PAT: Free Press!

GLENN: Free Press had that idea?

PAT: If I'm not mistaken.

GLENN: That is crazy! I mean, we were just talking about — hmmm?

PAT: When they said this?

VOICE: We need policies to support media, and I hate to break it to some of you, but the government is going to have to be involved.

PAT: Huh.

VOICE: So what if instead we took a few AmeriCorps jobs and gave them to news gathering organizations.

GLENN: That is so strange.

PAT: How weird.

GLENN: That guy who said that, he is the guy now working at the State Department appointed this weekend.

PAT: Stop it.

GLENN: No, I won't. It's true.

PAT: This is a small world. What a small, small, small world.

GLENN: What a strange coincidence. It's a small world, after all.

PAT: The Obama administration seems to know everybody action don't they?

GLENN: They do.

PAT: And just kind of circle them into their little inner circle.

GLENN: Well, there's only so many people you can pick from.

PAT: I guess so.

GLENN: It is so weird. So you've got the hate speech investigation, you have, of course, the FTC saying that they just think AmeriCorps should be involved now.

PAT: Good idea.

Avenatti arrested: The lawyer now needs a lawyer

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At this point, I think there are about - oh - four thousand potential Democrats that may try and run for president in 2020. But we can probably take one off the list. "The creepy porn lawyer", also known by some as Michael Avenatti, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles. And the reason why he was arrested kind of makes you think there's some kind of invisible force out there that's making sure either irony or maybe even karma is receiving it's daily offering. Michael Avenatti was just arrested for… Domestic Violence.

The alleged victim filed the complaint on Wednesday, but the incidents began on Tuesday. The woman involved is said to have bruising and swelling on her face and was kicked out of Avenatti's Los Angeles area apartment. Avenatti could be heard screaming, "This is BS, this is effing BS! She hit me first!"

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Yeah, I don't think the whole "she hit me first" line is going to be a good strategy to use in court. He might want to revise that… I'm just saying.

You know, I wonder if the media - specifically CNN and MSNBC - are going to be doing any mea culpa's over the next 12 to 24 hours? They basically became Avenatti's PR wing over the past 8 months. From March to May, the two networks had Avenatti on the air over 100 times. He gave 147 interviews on both cable and network TV. MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell actually said quote, "Michael Avenatti is becoming my co-host. I've got to say."

And this was actually before he dragged Julie Swetnick into the limelight to attack Kavanaugh. You know I wonder, will this teach networks like CNN and MSNBC to maybe take a step back on over hyping and exposing every crazy, and even salacious, person or claim that comes out simply because it may be anti-Trump or GOP? Could this be a learning moment? Yeah… probably not, but one can dream.

And speaking of Kavanaugh, I've got to read this twitter exchange between one user and Avenatti on October 5th that said:

Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed, and it's Michael Avenatti's fault. Seriously.

And then Avenatti replied:

You are right. I should have turned my back on my client. Told her to "shut up" and stay quiet because people like you apparently believe assault victims are to blame. This line of thinking is disgusting and offensive to all survivors.

Well that was then and this is today. Here is Avenatti's statement last night.


Michael Avenatti: 'I Have Never Struck A Woman' | NBC News youtu.be

Umm, in the court of Avenatti, #metoo and public opinion now a days - by the standard that he helped create - is this statement not "disgusting and offensive to all survivors" as he tweeted back in October? Is he not immediately guilty as accused? I wonder if all the men and women screaming at Kavanaugh and GOP Senators in elevators can now see the pandora's box that they wanted opened.

The answer is no… he's NOT guilty as accused. Avenatti is innocent of this crime… UNTIL he's found guilty. We have to presume he's innocent until all evidence comes out proving he's not. That's how this works. Let's lead by example and do something radical here… let's actually wait for all the information and evidence to come out before we convict someone of a crime.

And that right there is the real irony here. Avenatti will get the due process that he deserves, but I doubt neither he - nor anyone screaming for Kavanaugh's head - will realize what happened.

It's been a busy week for former First Ladies, and for current First Lady Melania Trump. It has also been busy for one woman who, twenty-odd years ago, while working at the White House for then-President at the age of 21, shot to fame in the most embarrassing way possible.

Monica Lewinsky has released "The Clinton Affair," a docuseries that premieres this weekend on A&E;, a six-part series examining those cringe-inducing days and months surrounding her affair with Bill Clinton.

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In an article for Vanity Fair early this year, she wrote:

Some closest to me asked why would I want to revisit the most painful and traumatic parts of my life — again. Publicly. On-camera. With no control of how it would be used. A bit of a head-scratcher, as my brother is fond of saying. Do I wish I could erase my years in D.C. from memory, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' style? Well, is the sky blue? But I can't. And in order to move forward in the life I have, I must take risks — both professional and emotional…. An important part of moving forward is excavating, often painfully, what has gone before. When politicians are asked uncomfortable questions, they often duck and dodge by saying, 'That's old news. It's from the past.' Yes. That's exactly where we need to start to heal — with the past. But it's not easy.

She added:

Filming the documentary forced me to acknowledge to myself past behavior that I still regret and feel ashamed of," she explained. "There were many, many moments when I questioned not just the decision to participate, but my sanity itself. Despite all the ways I tried to protect my mental health, it was still challenging. During one therapy session, I told my therapist I was feeling especially depressed. She suggested that sometimes what we experience as depression is actually grief… Yes, it was grief. The process of this docuseries led me to new rooms of shame that I still needed to explore.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton—a man who has been accused of all sorts of terrible things, a close friend of Harvey Weinstein—recently admitted that he didn't feel the need to apologize to Lewinsky. Lewinsky disagrees.

I'm less disappointed by him, and more disappointed for him. He would be a better man for it… and we, in turn, a better society.

The #MeToo movement has been a wrecking ball to so many men, yet Bill Clinton, perhaps the most prolific of them all, has escaped unscathed.

One man undoes shocking climate change study because... math

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The left cries "science" about anything they want to consider a settled matter. Those who disagree with the left's climate change narrative question this "science." So, the climate change crowd are branded hysterical tree-huggers, and the anti-climate change crowd are naïve hicks.

The truth about climate change, like the truth when it comes to many issues, probably falls somewhere between the two extremes. But when it comes to climate change, it's hard to have a conversation about the "science" when the scientists running the show are already convinced they're absolutely correct and they have the unquestioning major media to back them up.

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Just two weeks ago, a study published in the scientific journal Nature claimed that the oceans are warming much faster than anyone previously thought. Cue the panic and blame the President! It was a high-profile story splashed across major media outlets who were eager to promote more science that confirms one of the left's fundamental doctrines.

The study claimed ocean temperatures have risen around 60% higher than the estimate by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But Nicholas Lewis, a British mathematician and climate-change critic quickly found a "major problem" with the study's conclusion.

Then yesterday, the two scientists who wrote the study admitted Lewis is right about the mistakes they made in their calculations. Now they say oceans aren't actually warming as fast as they reported. Climate scientist Ralph Keeling, who co-authored the report, says they miscalculated their margin of error – which is 10 to 70% – much larger than they originally thought.

Now they say oceans aren't actually warming as fast as they reported.

A 10 to 70 percent margin of error? I thought this climate change science was absolute. Imagine if your job had a margin of error that generous.

Keeling said:

Our error margins are too big now to really weigh in on the precise amount of warming that's going on in the ocean. We really muffed the error margins.

The whole incident is being laughed off as a minor error. But if it wasn't for some British dude poring over this research in his basement and willing to cry foul, this latest climate change "science" would continue to be broadcast as absolute truth. Just like it always is.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


Ocean Warming Research “Mistake" youtu.be


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, from California, is doing everything she can to make sure she is re-elected in January to her spot as House Speaker.

Reasons Nancy Pelosi could give: Because she led the Democratic caucus for 16 years, and under her the House shifted hands. In fact, she was House Speaker for four years under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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Reason she actually gave: Because she's a woman.

During an interview on CBS Sunday, Pelosi said:

You cannot have the four leaders of Congress [and] the president of the United States, these five people, and not have the voice of women. Especially since women were the majority of the voters, the workers in campaigns, and now part of this glorious victory.

The pink wave, they're calling it. A rise in women politicians, supposedly in reaction to Donald Trump.

Here's the general argument, as described by Politico:

Push her out, and men may take over the party at a time when more than 100 women are heading to Capitol Hill and after female voters have been thoroughly alienated by President Donald Trump. Embrace her, and she'll prioritize legislation empowering women on issues ranging from equal pay to anti-harassment legislation.

Of course, she has a reason to use identity politics instead of merit: There's a concerted effort to have her un-seated.

At least nine representatives have come out and said that Pelosi will be out.

At least nine representatives have come out and said that Pelosi will be out. Filemon Vela said:

I am 100% confident we can forge new leadership.

Led by, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), these are the representatives who have openly called for Pelosi's outing: Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL), Seth Moulton (DMA), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Conor Lamb (D-PA), and Filemon Vela (D-TX). Campaign staff for incoming Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Jason Crow (D-CO) have said they won't vote for Pelosi.

If they have a single ounce of dignity left, they won't, at least not just because she is a woman.