Last month, a woman found herself out of gas on the side of I-95 in Philadelphia. As she got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station, Kate McClure was approached by a 34-year old man named Johnny who told her to get back in her car and lock her doors as he would take care of the situation. Johnny, who is homeless, came back with a can filled with gas. Turns out that he had spent his last $20 to make sure that McClure could get back on the road. At that moment, McClure didn’t have any cash to repay him back. But she promised she would come back later, and in the weeks since, she and her boyfriend have brought Johnny clothes, cash, water, and food. The couple also started a GoFundMe campaign to pay it forward and help Johnny get a brand new start. Continue reading "GoFundMe Campaign Raises Over $200K For Homeless Man Who Spent His Last $20 to Help Woman"
Another woman who worked as a staffer for Congressman John Conyers has come forward about behavior she witnessed. Melanie Sloan went on the record with The Washington Post and, while she was not sexually
During that time, Sloan said, she witnessed and experienced behavior by Conyers similar to episodes described in claims against him that on Tuesday prompted the House Ethics Committee to open an investigation. In addition to accusations of sexual misconduct, the claims against Conyers included “mistreatment of staff.” Sloan said she did not believe she was sexually harassed by the congressman, but she said his behavior toward her was inappropriate and abusive. She said she was speaking publicly after seeing Conyers dismiss former staff members’ accounts of misconduct.And, Sloan continues, “there was nothing I could do to stop it… Not going to leadership, not going to my boss, not going to a women’s group, not Continue reading "Fmr. Conyers Staffer Alleges He Harassed and Verbally Abused Her"
After two BuzzFeed News pieces exposed numerous sexual harassment claims made against Congressman John Conyers of Michigan, the biggest newspaper in his state is demanding that he resign. The editorial board of the Detroit Free Press — a Gannett-owned paper with a circulation of nearly 250,000 — published a scorching piece today titled, “U.S Rep. John Conyers must resign.” “It is the kind of behavior that can never be tolerated in a public official, much less an elected representative of the people. And it means that whatever Conyers’ legacy will eventually be, his tenure as a member of Congress must end — now,” stated the editorial. The writers continued: “He should resign his position and allow the investigation into his behavior to unfold without the threat that it would render him, and the people he now represents, effectively voiceless.” The newspaper noted the allegations against the congressman Continue reading "Michigan’s Largest Paper Demands Rep. Conyers Step Down After Allegations: ‘Must Go’"
The morning after President Donald Trump quasi-endorsed Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore — who is an accused child molester — two of New York’s biggest papers ran nearly the exact same cover, accusing the president of throwing his weight behind a “perv.” Tabloid rivals New York Daily News and the New York Post, both known for their catchy, over-the-top covers, ran the headlines, “I’M WITH PERV” and “I’M WITH THE PERV!” respectively. As Trump’s hometown papers, the two outlets have covered the president’s misadventures going back years — and they certainly never turn down the chance for a good slam. As for Moore, at least nine women have accused the Republican candidate of sexual misconduct, making physical advances on teenager girls, and predatory behavior. These incidents allegedly took place while Moore was in his 30s and the women were teenagers — one being as young as 14-years-old Continue reading "NY Post and NY Daily News Covers Match on Trump’s Moore Backing: ‘I’m With Perv’"
The New York Times is apparently “torn” over what to do with their White House reporter Glenn Thrush over his recent allegations of sexual misconduct. On Monday, Vox reported Thrush’s history of alleged harassment while working at Politico. He was accused of unwanted advances, kissing, and groping on young female journalists. Thrush issued an apology to “any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately.” The Times immediately suspended the reporter upon further investigation. But according to a new report from Vanity Fair, there’s an internal struggle over Thrush’s future at the paper. Vanity Fair‘s Joe Pompeo spoke with numerous current and former employees at The Times, some who didn’t see Thrush’s “misdeeds” as a fireable offense like the actions of CBS News’ Charlie Rose or NBC News’ Mark Halperin. Also being considered is the fact that these allegations were Continue reading "NYT Reportedly Struggling Whether To Fire Glenn Thrush Over Harassment Allegations"
Hours after cult leader Charles Manson — the mastermind behind numerous gruesome murder sprees — died of natural causes at the age of 83, the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed discussing the man’s “human side.” “Manson, though, was no devil but a human being, as his death makes clear. I don’t say that to soften or absolve him. But I don’t believe in demons; people are frightening enough. Indeed, to accept Manson as a person, to see him through the filter of his humanity, is to acknowledge what we resist: that he was perhaps not so utterly different from the rest of us,” wrote LA Times contributing writer David Ulin. Essentially, the op-ed writer was attempting to make the point that all evil people aren’t demons or supernatural creatures, but rather are human like the rest of us — which suggests we are capable of carrying out
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Another day, another Washington power player embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal. The New York Times, on Monday, announced the suspension of one of their star White House Correspondents, Glenn Thrush, following the publication of a report by Vox which chronicled multiple allegations of unwanted advances, kissing, and groping. The report’s author, Laura McGann, claims to have been a victim herself. The full report features damning text messages and email exchanges. It also details an incident which occurred on June 15, in which Thrush allegedly kissed a female journalist in her 20s against her will while they were walking to Georgetown. In a statement to Vox, Thrush did not own up to any specific indiscretions, but did offer an apology.
The June incident [described above] was a life-changing event [for me]. The woman involved was upset by my actions and for that I am deeply sorry. Over Continue reading "NY Times’s Glenn Thrush Suspended For Numerous Sexual Misconduct Allegations"