Posts Tagged ‘Keith Olbermann’

by Liberty Chick at BigGovernment

For months, the Big sites have reported that the conditions at various Occupy camps have become a magnet for predators, and that the movement’s collectivist method of dealing with the incidents by way of “consensus” decision making, rather than through law enforcement when appropriate, has created an environment that is unsafe for women.  Numerous accounts of rapes and various sex offenses were reported in news outlets, though we’ll likely never know the real number of incidents because of the policies of many Occupy locations which favor internal resolution.

The now viral video of Andrew Breitbart confronting Occupy protesters at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington DC with chants of his own, like “Behave Yourselves” and “Stop Raping People,” may be something of a joke to left-wing pundits like Keith Olbermann and Cenk Uygur.  But rape is no joke, and what that video has done is bring the reality of how sex crimes at Occupy are treated – within and outside of the movement – to the forefront as a national discussion.

Supporters of the Occupy movement have been on the defense ever since, some rushing to say that rapes and sex offenses have been minimal and don’t represent the whole of Occupy, others blindly and willfully claiming the incidents are non-existent entirely.  The truth is, whether it’s been 20 sex crimes or 2,000, one is too many.  And denying that rapes have occurred is as equally abhorrent as raping those victims all over again.

But don’t take an evil “Breitbart blogger’s” word for it, take it from some of the women from Occupy.

(more at BigGovernment…)

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I do most of my blogging over at BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, and I keep my LibertyChick blog active primarily as a resource for interested investigative writers and researchers.  I don’t always remember to cross-post here at my own blog, so I try to archive anything I missed from the Bigs over the last couple of months over here all in one post for the quarter (or more).

Big Government

‘Anonymous’ Threatens Crusade Against Israel: ‘The People of This World Will Rise Against You’ – 2/10/2012

The Occupy Chronicles 2012 – 2/9/2012

Anthony Weiner Paid $13K in Campaign Funds to Private Investigators to Chase Down Non-Existent Hacker – 2/1/2012

Former Obama Staffer Busted After Falsely Implicating Iowa Secretary of State in Illegal Activity – 1/22/2012

BREAKING: Anonymous Hits FBI, DOJ, Others After Feds Bust File Sharing Website – 1/19/2012

Longshoremen Union Member Explains Why the Occupy Movement Supports Closing Ports – 11/3/2011

October2011.org: Anti-War Globalists Organize Occupation Movement, Push Democrats Further Left – 10/14/2011

Hacktivist Group ‘Anonymous,’ #Occupy Activists on Collision Course? – 10/11/2011

BigJournalism

Prominent Democratic Lawmakers, Lobbyists and Fundraisers to Celebrate at Media Matters – 2/14/2012

‘Anonymous’ Leaks Assad Emails; ABC Interview Tips Exposed: “American Psyche Easily Manipulated; Prey On Liberal Guilt” – 2/13/2012

After Planned Parenthood PR Blitz, Susan G Komen Foundation Caves and Reverses Funding Decision – 2/3/2012

Twitter Filters Content to Accommodate Censorious Countries – 1/30/2012

Rift Between Current TV and Olbermann Heats Up; Exec: ‘Everybody Is Replaceable’ – 1/5/2012

‘Poverty Figures May Be Wrong, Journalists May Have Misunderstood Census Data’ – 12/16/2012

Occupy Wall Street: Grassroots or Astroturf? Ask Al Gore! – 10/5/2012

[original post 11/6/2010]

This morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, Lawrence O’Donnell proudly declared the obvious:  he’s a socialist.

After hearing the news today about the suspension of Keith Olbermann from the same network, I can’t say anyone’s all that surprised.

O’Donnell’s proclamation was made when “The Last Word” anchor got into a lively exchange with Salon.com contributor Glenn Greenwald.

“Unlike you, I am not a progressive.  I am not a liberal who’s so afraid of the word that I had to change my name to progressive.  Liberals amuse me.  I am a Socialist.  I live to the extreme left –  the extreme left – of you mere liberals.”

You have to give the guy credit for standing behind his views, and doing so openly.  You have to respect him for that, at least.

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