Monday, April 03, 2017

Disgusting : The Bill O'Reilly Sexual Harassment Case Fox News Wants You To Forget About

Relevant as this case further exposes O'Reilly - a truly disgusting read from the court documents on his aberrant sexual proclivities; this comes back into the light just as O'Reilly calls journalists that criticise him "mentally disturbed"    

By Lou Colagiovanni

Bill O’Reilly prides his program, The O’Reilly Factor, on being a ‘no spin zone’ despite his perpetual spinning of stories. Recently there was a segment on the program deriding Cop Block. O’Reilly went so low as to bring up the irrelevant arrest history of one of Cop Block’s founders. Since O’Reilly saw fit to dredge up ancient history it is only fair to remind the gentle reader about O’Reilly’s past; specifically the sexual scandal of 2004. Shall we count the ways?

How long will it take Fox executives to determine
that O'Reilly is a boil that needs to be lanced?
On October 13, 2004 O’Reilly was sued in a sexual harassment lawsuit for $60,000,000 by his former producer Andrea Mackris. Mackris was an employee of Fox from 2000, with lawsuit documents showing O’Reilly’s rabid sexual harassment began in May 2002 and continued until September 2004. Mackris filed a wild document full of O’Reilly’s exploits. The fallout was immense, with O’Reilly counter-suing Mackris for extortion before finally settling the lawsuit for an untold amount of money that is generally believed to have been in the millions of dollars. I suppose that I could stop there with the story, but what fun would that be?

Before the case was settled a salacious 22-page document was presented to the court where Mackris was said to have various audio recordings of O’Reilly calling her numerous times to enact his sexual fetish of phone sex. 

The sordid scenario began innocuously enough. Mackris was informed on May of 2002 that she would no longer employed by FOX for $56,000 a year. O’Reilly heard of this and invited Mackris to dinner where he informed her that she was re-hired and with a raise to $65,000! What a guy, right? Always looking out for his employees, but all was not what it seemed. After giving Mackris the good news O’Reilly made his move. From the original court documents:

Bill’s quite a classy fella, but his first sexual pass at Mackris was not yet over:

For around a year O’Reilly apparently moved on, but shamelessly continued his sexual harassment in May 2003 by inviting Mackris and her friend from college to dinner where he propositioned both of them for phone sex, and sex in his hotel room:

After being rejected again O’Reilly waited five months to invite Mackris to dinner in September 2003 to discuss ‘business’ and this time he was more determined than ever:

Another swing and another miss for O’Reilly, but he kept accruing sexual harassment points. Mackris and O’Reilly wouldn’t socialize outside of the office again until December 2003, when Mackris informed O’Reilly that she was leaving FOX for a job at CNN. This may have been O’Reilly’s last chance to use his position as Mackris’ boss to sexually manipulate her and he took another shot:

After leaving O’Reilly’s clutches, partly to escape his constant harassment and partly to advance her career, there was little contact between the two until April 2004. Mackris wasn’t happy at CNN for a variety of reasons. Her boss was recently fired for sexual harassment, and she was looking for a way to rejoin the team at Fox. O’Reilly was happy to oblige, and even promised to make no further advancements towards Mackris.

After Mackris warned O’Reilly that he should be careful about who he propositioned he unleashed a furious rant describing what would happen to any female who spoke up about his behaviour:

It wasn’t until July 2004 and Mackris returned to work for FOX, with O’Reilly repeatedly hounding Mackris that she ‘owed’ him dinner for helping get her job back. They had little contact until O’Reilly called Mackris, unprompted, and apparently masturbated while talking to her. O’Reilly was going to have phone sex whether she consented or not:

O’Reilly then proceeded to stalk Mackris, calling her on four separate occasions throughout the month of August. Mackris agreed to meet with O’Reilly for dinner on August 24 to discuss her future at Fox. O’Reilly began by praising Mackris, saying she had a bright future. He then started in with sexual banter:

When Mackris deflected O’Reilly’s advances his tune changed immediately. Mere minutes earlier he was praising Mackris, and he now said that she wouldn’t advance further at FOX:

Note how O’Reilly’s exchanges have turned more aggressive and hostile. Rather than attempt to charm Mackris, and we all know how charming of a fella he is, he now was using intimidation as his aphrodisiac of choice.

O’Reilly did not follow through with his threats and on Sept. 1 gave Mackris the network’s hottest story; access to the Republican National Convention. O’Reilly called Mackris while she was on assignment. He was watching pornography and masturbating. Mackris alleges to have an audio recording of this conversation, with the court document showing in graphic detail exactly what O’Reilly said that night:

O’Reilly’s fantasy became public fodder, and his rant was referenced repeatedly on comedy news shows.

The way O’Reilly tells it, he was doing Mackris a favor by sexually harassing her! That is how completely deluded and infatuated O’Reilly is with himself, but his years of harassment were all going to come tumbling down upon him. O’Reilly had one final sexually harassing telephone interaction with Mackris on Sept 24, 2004, where he once again masturbated:

After enduring years of sexual harassment and threats Andrea Mackris filed a lawsuit against her employer. O’Reilly claimed slander and extortion, but eventually paid Mackris millions of dollars. Mackris filed in court on Oct 13 and O’Reilly paid her a cash settlement a mere 16 days later on Oct 29, click here to read the archive. Clearly this was not because of the goodness of his heart, but because he knew that Mackris did indeed possess tapes of his despicable sexual ramblings. Therefore he used his vast fortune to buy her silence, but the court document is a matter of record. O’Reilly in his own words:

“On a personal note, this matter has caused enormous pain, but I had to protect my family and I did. Some of the media hammered me relentlessly because, as you know, I am a huge target, as is Fox News. The good news is that Factor viewers and listeners seem to have given me the benefit of any doubt when some in the media did not. You guys looked out for me and I will never forget it. This brutal ordeal is now officially over, and I will never speak of it again.”

Mr. O’Reilly may never speak of this incident again, and would certainly like the public to forget about his own past. Until he rescinds bringing up the irrelevant histories of individuals that he disagrees with, we will make certain that they do not forget.

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Mainstream Media: Fake News Through Lying By Omission

CNN, BBC, MSNBC frauds and propagandists reside in the same fantasyland as their elitist/globalist/military-industrial complex masters, believing they will somehow escape the certain retribution roaring down the tracks at them  

By Gideon Polya

Lying by omission is far, far worse than lying by commission because the latter can at least admit refutation and public debate.

Western Mainstream media impose a huge burden of fake news on Western societies through entrenched and pervasive lying by omission. Indeed the most egregious and pervasive Mainstream media lie of omission is suppression of reportage of such lying by omission. The unimpeded, remorseless, corporate-dominated Mainstream media, politicians and pliant intellectuals are now going further, and variously threatening residual effective free speech and Alternative media on the basis of asserted fake news.

Numerous outstanding writers and journalists have commented cogently on Mainstream media lying and censorship and for alphabetically-organized compendia of such views see the websites “Mainstream media lying” [1] and “Mainstream media censorship” [2]. In particular, Eric Zuesse (a historian and the author, most recently, of “They’re Not Even Close: the Democratic vs Republican Records 1910-2010” and of “Christ’s ventriloquists: The event that created Christianity”) has commented incisively on “the most suppressed news of all – news about the news-suppression by the ‘news’-media” (2014):

“Recognize how extremely far from being a democracy today’s United States has, in fact, become. This is the most shocking realization of all, because it’s the most suppressed news of all – news about the news-suppression by the ‘news’-media…. That’s how dire the condition of what used to be American democracy has now become. 

The biggest news-story of all is thus the one that is, and that will inevitably be, the most suppressed news-story of all: the news-suppression itself. It extends from the major ‘news’-media to the alternative and even to the specialized ‘news’-media… He [Edward Snowden] raised the extremely serious question as to whether, and the extent to which, a government can lie to its public and still be a democracy. 

That’s the question. How can the public have a government representing informed consent, if the ‘news’ media are constantly, and systematically, lying about the most important things, and covering up that government’s worst, most heinous, crimes? Yet, this is what Americans have today. The United States is thus no longer a model for any country except for a dictatorship. How likely is it that America’s press will let the American public know this now-established fact? Something’s wrong — and it’s not people such as Edward Snowden” [3].

Barbara Kingsolver (American novelist, essayist, poet and author of “The Poisonwood Bible” and other powerful works) explores Mainstream, media lying by omission in her great novel “The Lacuna” (lacuna meaning hiatus, blank, missing part, gap, cavity, or empty space) which has Russian Communist revolutionary and theorist Leon Trotsky (Lev) and his secretary Van having the following discussion about media (2009):

“But newspapers have a duty to truth”, Van said. Lev [Trotsky] clicked his tongue. “They tell the truth only as the exception. Zola [French novelist of “J’accuse” fame] wrote that the mendacity of the press could be divided into two groups: the yellow press lies every day without hesitating. But others, like the Times, speak the truth on all inconsequential occasions, so they can deceive the public with the requisite authority when it becomes necessary.” Van got up from his chair to gather the cast-off newspapers. Lev took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes. “I don’t mean to offend the journalists; they aren’t any different from other people. They’re merely the megaphones of other people” … [Trotsky observes to his assistant Shepherd] “Soli, let me tell you. The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don’t know” [4].

The lying journalists of corporate-owned Mainstream media can attempt to justify their lying by omission in terms of responsibility to the shareholders over-riding the responsibility they have for their readers and the public in general. A very good example of this neoliberal perversion is provided by John Perkins in his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” in which he describes how he spent most of his corporate life deliberately deceiving Developing Country governments in the interests of US corporate clients. Eventually his conscience outweighed the generous rewards from his employers and clients, but he sadly observes at the end of the book that while he knew what he would be doing was wrong when he was recruited straight out of university in the early 1970s, today business studies students in our universities are taught that their prime moral obligation is to the shareholders and not to truth.

However “fake news” via lying by omission is most shocking when it is shamelessly purveyed by non-corporate, taxpayer-funded, national media such as Australia’s taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that is Australia’s equivalent of the taxpayer-supported UK BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). Now lying by commission and massive lying by omission are entrenched both the ABC [6] and the BBC [7] but it is of particular interest here to get hard evidence that the ABC and the BBC lie by omission about their lying by omission. Fortunately, the ABC and the BBC have Search functions that enable one to quantitate relative reportage and non-reportage of particular matters by these lying organizations, as detailed below.

A Search of the UK BBC (on April Fool’s Day, 1 April 2017) for the term “lying by omission” yields only 6 items, with the 2 most recent (2014) about an actress “coming out” as a lesbian: “I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission”. In stark contrast, a search of the BBC for “fake news” yields about 360 items that are overwhelmingly in 2017. The lying BBC hides the horrendous reality of its fake news as lying by omission behind a barrage of “fake news” as inconsequential concoctions dreamed up by the “yellow press” and on the Web.

Alarmingly, this Search of the BBC for ”fake news” throws up repeated calls for legislated and other censorship of Alternative media and the Web in addition to that already applied by authoritarian governments, Facebook and Google. One notes that a Google Search for “lying by omission” yields 139,000 results whereas a Google Search for “fake news” yields 32 million.

A Search of the Australian ABC (on 1 April 2017) for the term “lying by omission” yields 26 items, with none more recent than 2014, and 10 out of these 26 items being uncensored comments about ABC programs by one Dr. Gideon Polya (me) – there would have been more comments by me but remorseless censorship by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-perverted and subverted ABC has effectively cut off this avenue for opposing ABC “fake news” and lying by omission [6]. In marked contrast, a Search of the ABC for “fake news” yielded 277 items of which 162 were from 2017.

What a disgrace. The taxpayer-funded ABC and BBC not only lie by omission, they also lie by omission about their lying by omission. Indeed, in an endless iteration of falsehood, the ABC and BBC are lying by omission about their lying by omission about their lying by omission.

The lying by omission by the ABC, the BBC and by Mainstream journalist, politician and intellectual presstitutes in general has deadly consequences in the sense that history ignored yields history repeated, genocide ignored yields genocide repeated, and holocaust ignored yields holocaust repeated.

Outstanding expatriate Australian journalist John Pilger has written cogently about lying by omission and” historical amnesia” (2012): “Writing in his personal blog, ever so quietly, Jon Williams, the BBC world news editor, effectively dishes his own ‘coverage’, citing Western officials who describe the ‘psy-ops’ operation against Syria as ‘brilliant’.

As brilliant as the destruction of Libya, and Iraq, and Afghanistan. And as brilliant as the psy-ops of the Guardian’s latest promotion of Alastair Campbell, the chief collaborator of Tony Blair in the criminal invasion of Iraq. In his “diaries”, Campbell tries to splash Iraqi blood on the demon Murdoch. There is plenty to drench them all. But recognition that the respectable, liberal, Blair-fawning media was a vital accessory to such an epic crime is omitted and remains a singular test of intellectual and moral honesty in Britain. How much longer must we subject ourselves to such an “invisible government”?

This term for insidious propaganda, first used by Edward Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud and inventor of modern public relations, has never been more apt. “False reality” requires historical amnesia, lying by omission and the transfer of significance to the insignificant. In this way, political systems promising security and social justice have been replaced by piracy, “austerity”, and “perpetual war”: an extremism dedicated to the overthrow of democracy. Applied to an individual, this would identify a psychopath. Why do we accept it?” [8].

In the 2003-2011 Iraq War about 1.5 million Iraqis died from violence, and 1.2 million died from war-imposed deprivation [9]. However BBC estimates of Iraqi deaths in the Iraq War range from 90,000 to about 600,000, while the Australian ABC’s estimate on the occasion of US withdrawal in 2011 was a genocide-ignoring “tens of thousands”. The UK and Australia have invaded 193 and 85 countries, respectively, are both now into their 8th Iraq War since 1914, and are intimately involved in the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (aka the US War on Terror) which has been associated, so far, with 32 million Muslim deaths from violence, 5 million, or from imposed deprivation, 27 million, in 20 impoverished countries invaded by the US Alliance since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity [9].

CNN, BBC frauds and warmongering shills will find themselves in the dock at The Hague War Crimes Tribunal alongside Bush, Blair, Obama et al

What can decent people do in the face of burgeoning and deadly Mainstream imposition of “false reality” by lying by omission “fake news”? All that decent, informed people can do is to (a) inform everyone they can, and (b) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Mainstream media, politicians and pliant intellectuals involved in deadly “fake news” lying by omission. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity.

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China Reports Six New H7N9 Cases, One Death

As with weaponised H5N1 and H5N6, this "novel" virus did not miraculously appear out of nowhere in 2013, as it takes HUNDREDS of years for them to mutate into a deadly human pathogen - if at all - and once again, the outbreak is in China      


The mainland reported six new cases of H7N9 bird flu including one death in Hunan province after live poultry markets in the province were closed last month.

The infections were reported in the last week of March by the provincial centre for disease control and prevention, Xinhua reported on Sunday. A total ban on live poultry trading in Changsha had been in effect since March 17 and would continue for another five days, the agency said.

In March, the authorities reported an outbreak of the virus in the province originating from a farm with about 29,760 infected birds. 

More than 170,000 birds were culled as a result.

The number of human infections this season has surged to the highest level since 2009, with at least 162 deaths reported since October. Health authorities said that cold and wet weather in Hunan played a role in the recent spread of the virus.

Medical specialists have said attempts by mainland authorities to curb the H7N9 bird flu virus in live poultry markets came too late, with officials failing to take ­preventative steps before the peak flu season started.

The H7N9 virus shows little or no clinical symptoms in poultry, complicating detection. But authorities should have stepped up their surveillance going into the peak season, the specialists said.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

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By Robert S. Finnegan

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