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Hollywood Commission finds women twice as likely to report bullying in workplace than men
"The latest in a Syriza's studies about the workplace in Hollywood find it is full of bullies and filled with power imbalances. NPR's Mandalay del Barco has more The Hollywood Commission, chaired by Anita Hill, surveyed nearly 10,000 people working in the entertainment industry about intimidating or humiliating workplace behaviors such as insults. Sarcasm is gestures, yelling, swearing, harsh criticism and physical aggression. One person reported. Quote bullies run rampant and go unchecked and don't get treatment. Women in the survey were twice as likely as men to report abusive conduct workers younger than 40, disabled workers and non union workers. So they have it bad. So do assistance to writers, rooms and executives. A Hollywood commission says it's now training directors, producers, showrunners, casting directors and others to manage bullying mandolin del Barco NPR NEWS, The
"anita hill" Discussed on The View
"I think part of it, let's you're seeing areas is the emergence of what I call the New South, new? South? That is Bo that is inclusive that is diverse. The seat that I'm find for was a seat of Johnson count home it was a senior Strom Thurmond. It was a seat of a man called Ben Pitch for Tillman talked about the joys of lynching or black folks and so on. November. Third with voters goal and cast their. Ballots final are you on November floor when you get when we see the results South Carolina the very first two see him that you will be the very first to have two African American senators serving her at the very same time and so I'm Palette, a transformation of the South Lindsay's relic Abed old sal I'm about building a bridge to the new South and that's what you're seeing not only here in South Carolina. But in Georgia North Carolina. Office out emergence of a new. A new awakening where people know that all voices should be value and her. Okay. Jamie. We're not letting you go yet. Because we have more with you. So please stay tuned for more with Jamie Harrison when we come back. was approaching my car with his hand already over his gun and my life was a threat we. You say we are stared lumpy American. Love this country. and. This country. Back the stop. Sunday. At Five PM Eastern and Pacific on ESPN. and. So we just. Lost our guest Jamie Harrison I. Mean we didn't lose them. The technology is so crazy right now in this particular period in history. So we we're GONNA get him back. I. Think Pretty Quickly I. Say behind his back. Yeah I. Think the Russians hack his lovely. I hope he beats Lindsey. It's all I have to say. Look very interesting race. I I've been very skeptical of whether this. He could win in South Carolina South Carolina is very much of a a solid red state. But as you said in the beginning, it's now a toss up and when we just interviewed him when we saw him in the debate, I thank you can see why. And Jamie. Harrison's a man with a with a lot of experience. He worked for a man for Jim. Clyburn, who was The, whip. The Democratic Whip in The House and a legend in. South. Carolina. Somebody that knows how to work across the aisle and and like Jamie I you know I've I've known Lindsey Graham for many years I supported him I hosted fundraisers for him and frankly the man I see today is a recognizable to me. and. and. He says to me during the break that that's why he was running because. He's look I would never have run against the other Lindsey Graham but this is a at least. That's you know it's like he's been through a episode of the body snatchers. Listen He. When? He. When he was here a few years ago he had like another four years to go before he was up for reelection. He had a whole different rap. Now we have Jamie. Beck. But Lindsay Lindsay Justice all about politics anyway would back with Jamie Jamie how? High we lost you for a second. It was your. You see what I'm talking about the Rock Band here in South Carolina Internet. Yeah Okay let me ask you this question because it's an online mind because this week South Carolina Republican election officials were granted permission by the Supreme Court to reinstate this requirement that absentee ballots include witness signatures. Now, that has got to be a ridiculous thing in the middle of a pandemic when people are alone in their house who's supposed to come and witness their signatures. There's this just another way for them to obstruct justice and obstruct the vote in your opinion what are you going to do about it? While, joy it's the saddest thing in Lenzi is in agreement with us you know in the midst of a pandemic when anxiety in our house an all time high where people are just trying to keep. The Lights on, impede their ran in and try to stay safe and healthy. You've got Republican officials here including Lindsey Graham who are going all the way to the Supreme Court to prevent people from voting and that's that's fundamentally wrong. I mean we send our sons daughters overseas to fight for democracy to fight for the right to vote for other folks in other countries and we do everything we can hear to prohibit people from voting in our country. That's just fundamentally wrong. Yeah. On the United States Senate kind of. Jim Crab. It's so yeah it's like right? Yeah. Sunny go ahead well up very quickly. We don't have much time, but we have very similar stories I've learned and with how we grew up and you've said that regardless of what happens in November you feel like you've already one tell us what you mean by that. Wall. Sunny you know when I go out and I talked to young folks. And they just tell me they said you know missing I. Never Thought I. Would See. An ADIGA American man from Orangeburg south. Carolina. Run. For the Senate and you're almost there and you inspire and that's what this is all about. It's about inspiration and giving people. Hope you know our model here in South Carolina Sunny while I breathe I, hope hope is what got me from a mobile home to now on the verge of being a next United States senator. From South Carolina, it's hoping hard work and I hope young people see that in this country, what makes this country great is that you can do anything you possibly dream and you just have to have hope and you just have to work hard to in order to do with I hope that this campaign is demonstrating that for young people across this country Indians out caroline. We can we only hope Jamie that people will do the right thing and vote? So I wanNA, thank you very much for coming here today, and we hope you'll come back again and we will be right back. Thank you. Why does Anita Hill say she still voting for Joe Biden despite their confrontation over.
NPR News Interviews Professor Anita Hill
"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly has enough changed in the three years since the Harvey Weinstein story broke and the me to movement took off. A new report finds that for Hollywood and the entertainment business, the answer is no. The Hollywood Commission, a nonprofit that works to eradicate harassment and discrimination in the industry. Surveyed entertainment workers nationwide and found many are staying silent because they fear retaliation. Or they don't believe people in positions of power will be held to account. The chair of the commission is Anita Hill, who, of course, has fought her own battles over getting allegations of sexual harassment taken seriously. She accused now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of harassment and testified. Under oath back in 1991. Professor Hill joins us now welcome back to all things considered. I'm glad to speak with you again. I'm happy to be here. Tell me what surprised you in the survey results Well, the standout data was the data on accountability. We ask people Do you think that a person of higher rank Who was found to have our asked a person of lower rank would be held accountable and what we found is that 64% of the people we surveyed said that in fact, that person would not be held accountable. I suppose that's the thing that surprised me. I mean, on the one hand, it's not surprising that we're dealing with such deeply entrenched culture and history here. On the other hand, it's been three years of me, too, in the spotlight, and many powerful men have been held to account. You're you're absolutely right. We've seen some very high profile cases. And what we want to make sure is that it doesn't stop with just a few high profile cases. We know that they are problems throughout. Workplaces, and we want to make sure that everybody, whatever their position is Can count on being heard. So that's one piece of this. The other is persuading people who believe they're being harassed, have been harassed that they have a safe path to come forward and report it. I remember interviewing you, Professor Hill. Always. Almost exactly. Two years ago, September 2018 on we were talking because it was in the middle of the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. And we talked about the the personal cost of choosing to come forward. What do you say to someone who's weighing whether to do so or not? Well, you're absolutely right. There are personal cost. But even when people are willing to take the risk, there are other things that they're considering. People don't come forward because they think they won't be taken seriously. Unfortunately, the Cavanagh hearing really gave the impression that the Senate Judiciary Committee Did not take Christine Bozzi. Ford's claim seriously, and people see that example and becomes, you know what they think will happen to them.
US Supreme Court: The possible nominees to fill vacancy
"Of you paid attention to who the possible nominees are. People are talking about Amy Kuney Barrett and Barbara Lago do you know but these judges and can you tell us anything about them? Sure I mean there. It's almost certain to be Amy Coney Barrett. Just because trump has generally deferred to actually others throughout his four years especially when it comes to the higher court, the Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, and there's really a pretty big consensus around amy. Barrett, there some talk that like trump would be helped in Florida if he went the other way. But I'll be I'll be very shocked if it's not her now she is you know a a more or less. Predictable right wing jurist. I think her her confirmation. We'll have enormous effects just because I think it's clear. She's a reliable vote to overturn Roe v Wade where. Probably, in her absence, they would just continue cutting the meaning of that precedent down. You know because even as of today it's it's been made so hard to get an abortion in the south that weather would wanNA speak of. A meaningful federal right to abortion is already open to question in in many other areas. She'll just confirm that drift to the supreme, court in this liberal direction, which actually some of the Democrats on on the panel have have kind of colluded and in taking it toward in recent decades. So the addition of one person is rarely like catalytic or transformative. Maybe on this one issue of abortion, it would actually lead five of the justices without chief justice, Roberts to overturn Roe v Wade, which might not happen otherwise and I'm not suggesting that's not a big deal. It is, but probably in most other areas of law, it would just be like the same more of the same except more. So so so what are the different ways that you see this playing out Let's say this happened than Biden is elected He then gets to replace I assume the next soon to retire Justice Briar I believe, right? I mean. We. Assume that Clarence Thomas would try to outlast Joe Biden in the same way that Ruth Ginsburg tried to outlast Donald. Anything could happen right and you happen and of course, we should probably talk about interesting relationship between Biden and Clarence Thomas. How much of a? Let's go there. How much did Biden in neighb- ball Clarence Thomas is Supreme Court. Or empower him as a sitting Supreme Court justice while he was instrumental as as the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I mean you know we can get personal. But in we've all seen, you know whatever the you know the Netflix's reenactment of this level. But you know the truth is that Biden you know maybe like all of us only more so again has been a prisoner of his time all the way along and at that moment The He he responded you know as part of the like con, the comedy of the Senate required. You know he hung out with these other white men and they decided that this wasn't a big enough deal and there was deference even in a democratically controlled Senate to the you know right of the president to nominate a supreme. Court justice when a seat is vacant we've totally given up those those norm sense really as a country, but you know within the Senate to. You know I definitely think he sh- his treatment of Anita Hill is part of the record that we ought to think seriously about it's mainly testament to changing norms in the country about gender and about sexual violence and so I but I. so but I would kind of broaden out to less about his own limitations which may be substantial and more about you know. Where we've come why really starting with Robert bork before through the Clarence Thomas Nomination, and through our time we've we've really converted national politics into like these psycho dramas around filling supreme court seats, and again, the reason is not having to do with any of these individuals Biden Thomas. it's more with what's at stake, which is policy making authority over all Americans and it it is. It's. It's hard to argue that this particular institution auto habit
Ex-F.B.I. Agent in Russia Inquiry Says Trump Is a National Security Threat
"Former FBI agent Peter Struck. He's the agent from the Russia probe, who was eviscerated by Republicans for sending anti trump messages to his lover on a government phone. Reviewers say he does not reveal any new evidence of collusion with Russia. But the book does say that agents were stunned to learn the campaign seemed to find unlimited time to meet with Russians, He writes that practically invited exploitation by a foreign adversary. Anita Hill
Crinkle, Crinkle, Little Star
"We're covering the things that we haven't gotten to really mean to get to man that feeling that you know that that feeling that it needs scratched of wanting to get around to stuff. You know my desk and I really thought for sure since I'm not traveling that I would. I would get it taken care of. And I started I was down like a couple of inches of paper bilge that builds up on my desk. I was down a couple inches. Yes, I'm going to see the surface of this desk before before. This virus releases us from its grip, and now it's super building back up again. Yeah Yeah. Yeah, it's frustrating. I! Do want to point out. Somebody has gotten something done. which is that Tony Anita? Hull took the initiative and went and ask our listeners before we recorded this show what they haven't gotten to or have been meaning to get to in their lives. And so with that in mind, I wanNA, bring Tony Anita Hill up to the Mike Tony on double duty this week. We have another thing for you later. What's on, but this one? You don't have to wear a pep blows for what's on the hot sheet. What our listeners saying? They haven't done to okay so Stephanie. Lundgren wrote I moved right before the stay at home order and I thought for sure I'd be completely unpacked and organized by now. I've been working from home, so it's not at all free time, but still. I See Oh Yeah. Oh that's the worst feeling as a person who struggles with OCD not being unpacked. I, have to tell you Stephanie. I think I was in one house for twelve years before I unpacked the last box. There's always a one box. That just has stuff that you probably never should have brought with you from the last place. Just. Couldn't you just couldn't think it and say goodbye, and so you still have it? And just sits around in a box for Twelve Years Until the cats pee in that box. That's usually that's usually what motivates we. We have a similar problem in this household and in some ways. It's worse because we bought this house. I'm going to say eight or nine years ago. and. We were living in an apartment before then and literally three weeks before we were supposed to leave the apartment and moved into. This house a pipe behind. Washing machine in our apartment burst, the whole place flooded dip fire department had to come and because of the water remediation. Process we weren't able to pack up our old apartment to move here. That had to be done by professionals. Wow! I didn't know there was such a thing. And some of those boxes were some. are still in our garage. Things wet, so you have boxes of wet belongings in your. Oh, you got to get those out you can. Boxes of wet belonging like a growth of mold. Bax Airs what you got. No, no, it's not the belongings. Themselves weren't wet. I want to point out that the flooding apartment wasn't like knee deep or anything, but it was A. Damaged the floor and stuff like that. No, that was a big flood I. Remember that I. Remember finding you and Jeannie. In the middle of the apartment in a tiny ship. And the Terni should talk to. Our tour! Wow So. There were professional packers. What does that have to do with the fact that you didn't open the boxes and take the stuff out I mean? Did it matter who put it in the box? Did you guys say to each other? It's not touched that professional packers put it in. No movers, the movers were allowed into put everything into boxes. My point is that because we didn't have time to pack up our own apartment all the crap that we were going to get rid of ended up being transferred to our new house. And you just haven't got around to. Condie, what was what was it? Marie CONDIE ING it. I didn't Murray Condo. It yet Maury Condo. What is it Tony is it? It's Murray Condo.
Black Women and Hip Hop
"Hbo Max, documentary on the record betrays how sexual abuse against Black Women in hip hop has gone largely unchecked, the New York Times and said there were other women. That they will go on the record unless I go on the record, but I'm terrified of the backlash. Due to rampant misogyny, careers and dreams have been destroyed. That's the case according to drew. Dixon and Cherry share to women who say their bright futures and music were disrupted by the actions of record executive. Russell Simmons Dixon alleges that Simmons use the promise of tape to learn her into his apartment where he allegedly raped her. Cher Cher was a young aspiring artist and member of the first. All female rap group the Mercedes Ladies One day in nineteen, eighty three. She says Simmons invited her up to his office to talk business, but instead he proceeded to assault her. Both women eventually left the industry after these alleged incidents and remained silent for decades. Drew Sherri thank you so much for joining us today. Thanks for having US drew I'm going to start with you the early days of your career in hip hop. We're really impactful. You made one of my favorite songs of all time. You're all need with Mary J. What were your hopes when you entered the hip hop industry before I even got to New York I had a vision board conjuring in my mind I wanted my life to be like that I had a picture of Russell in the center of it all the idea of working for him, making records and influencing this art form was the dream I felt like it was the opportunity of a lifetime in. In the film you said that there were plenty occasions on which Russell was exhibiting behavior that would be called I think in any employee handbook sexual harassment, exposing himself to you propositioning you. How are you able to navigate your career? While also dealing with that type of behavior, I sort of felt like it's like there's another Russell. Simmons I can't duplicate level of an opportunity, so if I could just. Manage around his bad behavior long enough to make a hit record with my name on the back. I can get out of here with like my next golden ticket for the next job. I was twenty three and twenty four. And I now realize my compass was getting moves just a little bit every single time I understand that's how it worked. I didn't think anybody cared about sexual harassment. As far as black women were concerned, because nobody cared about Anita Hill, and that was like maybe two years earlier I didn't understand I was dealing with a Predator in my mind wasn't dangerous. He was just inappropriate. You stay because you hope that perhaps you can provide enough value to the company and move ahead. It's something that you have to go along with. Because the alternative is, you'll be unemployed. Something that I noticed drought. The film is like this desire to keep what you were dealing with to yourself so that. You could make it to the next stage especially as a woman. How did that? Affect like how much leeway powerful men in the industry had to behave in a way that was inappropriate and sometimes violent fees. Men understood that they were the gatekeepers. If Russell decided I was a problem. Then I wasn't just dead in the water at jam dead in the water in the whole black music game when I tell you I love hip hop, I love hip hop. It's like a death I? mean it was a kind of suicide leaving the industry? It was like A. It was kind of suicide.
Black Americans are twice as likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19
"In the midst of historic pandemic in America, is entering its eleventh night of protests, following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, these two storms as mercy. Oh Ken. Frazier put it earlier this week. Share a common thread. They revealed the deep inequities that run through our society. Tonight. We'll bring you an inside look at efforts to develop treatments to make a dent in this pandemic, but we start with another look into our health care system the fact that these protests are happening around the issue of racial injustice during a pandemic that. That disproportionately affects African Americans in just one example, take a look at this CDC data show that a New York City the death rate from covid nineteen is more than double for patients who are black and African American. Compared with those who are white, and these are trends that we see across the country Dr, Arnn Powell is the executive director of times up healthcare, and previously led the Office of Health Equity for the State of Virginia Department of Health Dr Powell. Thank you for being here tonight. I want to ask you about a really remarkable op ED. Stat news this week. Where you said this situation, this coming together of events was your worst nightmare. You saw this coming. Tell us about that. Yes definitely I did see this coming as a public health professional, and also as a black woman, my biggest fear, essentially that these two moments live would converge together. understanding very early on the impacts that covid nineteen. What have on the African American community? My biggest nightmare was that there would be another shooting of an unarmed black person, and that could lead to massive protests in the midst of a pandemic, and while I understand the anguish and the need, and and the the desire protests and the underlying root for protesting This is still a pandemic, and so that is the crust of my worst nightmares how we still keep people safe in public health emergency. But one of the things you also point out and one of the things you have worked on in your career is the fact that these? Inequities exist in the healthcare system. Have, you seen any evidence that this moment is a moment for progress there. We talked with Dr. she earlier today. WHO said there are both short-term and long-term efforts that need to be made. Do See any progress that is starting as a result of this. What are think you know? We can look sort of state level, and we have to live by state to actually see what interventions are being implemented. I am encouraged by some of the work of the Commonwealth of Virginia. that has a health equity leadership task force in a health equity work group that is focused specifically on mitigating. The health equity impact of Covid, nineteen and essentially very focused on ensuring that populations that are under under-resourced, getting the resources that they actually need in order to come out of this public health emergency a little bit better. We'll stick with US I want to bring in also Dr Paula Johnson, who is a former professor of medicine and Public Health at Harvard? She's also a cardiologist and she's currently the president of Wellesley College Doctor Johnson thanks for joining us on the phone. You wrote a piece recently this week a Wellesley, Alumna. who graduated from Wellesley just five years after I, did actually? She died at the end of April from covid nineteen. You said that her death tells us volumes. Tell us about Rhona Zoe. Negative it's great to be. We can do as well as a you. Dr Powell You know I'm. Very much was a brilliant young writer and a teacher in Brooklyn and had underlying asthma. and. She began to have symptoms of typical symptoms of Cova. went to the hospital. Actually twice, and it's treated for. Asthma was quite ill actually with told that she might have. Anxiety was sent home until the third time you had to call an ambulance and get to the hospital when she was intimated, and we know that this disease quickly turn from a reasonable oxygen level and the. One that is quite low and she never recovered. you know the there was a tremendous attempt to get her to transferred to a tertiary care hospital and and Haton so that she could again on one of the new trials, and with a lot of invention, actually by a lot of Wellesley alumnae. She was finally transferred, so but so sadly, she passed away. and it's it's really a story that is heartbreaking but not unfortunately unusual in terms of women of color, people of Color, but I think the mix of sex of gender and races is particularly toxic. and the lack of taking people. Consume seriously. and even care is accessible. It nearly not the adequate. And I. Know that you both have done work. Also around gender issues in healthcare is well and one of the things you wrote Dr. Johnson is that it wasn't until the nineteen nineties that women's started being included in clinical trials, and that came about after women were elected in in larger numbers to Congress after the Anita Hill Clarence Thomas hearings. Do you see this as kind of similar moment a pivotal point in history that could actually stir some change. This is such an important moment in time when we have seen both issues of sexism, racism, and the combination the great inequities in our society, really laid bare by this epidemic, both from a health and health care perspective from inequity in in in what's happening in terms of. Income. And the unemployment rate. And and on top of that to experience. the additional tragedies of killing that the seen recently on top of so many others. It's really are coming to their their of so many insult that it is a moment I think the wake up moment, and we're seeing that seeing their you know across the country and as we think about. And and women of Color, and there are health status, and their treatment It is a moment where I think there will be a greater call for more active engagement at the tables that make the decisions and I think that's where we're missing. if we are not at the table making decisions about the trials about the analysis Alpha,
Sarah Abitbol: French ice skating head refuses to resign
"Prosecutors. Prosecutors in France are investigating a prominent figure skating coach after allegations that he raped a French skater when she was a teenager Sarah. Ib Bowl who won a world championship. Bronze Medal says the abuse. I began when she was fifteen French. Authorities say they will try to determine if any other athletes were abused as well. Aw Anita has our report from Paris Sarah. Abbott Ball made the allegations in her new autobiography published last week. She said her figure skating skating. Coach Sheila Bair raped her repeatedly back in the early nineteen nineties. When she was between the ages of fifteen and seventeen speaking to a French news channel? Abby Bowl said that nearly thirty years later she's still on antidepressants pupil dearly. dickers- don't sweat wrong plus Russell. She says she decided to tell her story because she could no longer stand the idea. That bear was still training children. She said she felt guilty about her silence and and couldn't stand it any more Bayer. The skating coach admitted he had with he described as intimate and inappropriate relations with Abby Bl. He he told the French news agency. AFP that he's sincerely sorry. The allegations have shocked the sports world and the public in France. The head head of the French Ice Skating Federation did he guy has also expressed shock but there are allegations that he may have covered up for Bayer and the National Channel Sports Minister Roxana. Massieu says he should take responsibility for the scandal and resigned because he don't let your horses. This ball Douglas Digi Gygi. The president of the French Skating Federation cannot clear himself from his moral and personal responsibilities beyond its president. The nature and number of facts causes me to think that this grave dysfunction is at the least the result of an institutionalized breach silence seems to have been the rule for a number of elected leaders so far guy. A gate has refused to step down as president of the Skating Federation at a press conference today. He said he was disgusted to learn about the allegations. From Abbey Bull up theory this at least two goals dot com. I am dismayed the sad fact that these women's lives have been shattered forever shaken by the weakness of disreputable men who took advantage of their innocence. There are no words to describe my disgust guy. Gay went on to defend his decision not to step down but they are not. I was also skater. A trainer I manage some of these people but you will never find my name in cases of violence or child abuse or the abuse of adolescence. I am an imperfect perfect man but I am clean to other skating coaches. In France face similar accusations of sexual assault one of them has denied the allegations. The other are has refused to comment publicly. Prosecutors say the truth will come out in the coming weeks as they tried to establish if any other athletes were abused for the World Anita Hill Lash
The case for and against Joe Biden's 2020 chances
"But you main message of the ad I agree with all of that. You probably agree with all that. That's why say Biden is running in the moderate lane. Even though his historic record is not particularly moderate his running in that lane. Perfect example. So Joe Biden when he talks about America as an idea and all the great things we've done in the past the stock footage that he uses is stock footage of marines landing on the beaches during Normandy or Guadalcanal, and then he juxtaposed that with MLK and civil rights marchers. Now, there's a thing that all the other democratic candidates have done in their video that Joe Biden did not do in this video all the other democratic candidates then flash to some sort of gay pride parade or something. Right. Then they flash to the rainbow flag on the wall of the White House or something Joe Biden. Specifically does not do that. That's choice. I promise you somebody in his campaign said to him Joe. We don't want that in their why because you used to oppose gay marriage. We don't want that in their why because you're trying to appeal to blue collar voters in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan not to upper east side, liberals in New York and Washington DC MOS Angeles. I promise you that something that happened. So Joe Biden is running that campaign. Now, how is that campaign going to play with the with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party Biden is hoping that the progressive savage each other that there are ten people in that lane. He's the only person in the moderate lane. And he walks the nomination. That's not a terrible strategy. It really is not. But all guns are now going to train themselves on Joe Biden, Joe Biden is everything that the that the radical base of the Democratic Party despises, not just as likes despises. So for example, the Justice Democrats came out, and they put out a tweet saying they're not going to endorse Joe Biden, they said, quote, Joe Biden is out of touch with the center of energy in that. Critic party today now notice that language center of energy? And I think that's correct the sensor of energy is not with Joe Biden, and his sort of moderate view of America as eight fundamentally great place that we have not always lived up to that's a conservative view, most people and left do not believe in this. So they say Democrats future Medicare for all green new deal free college rejecting corporate money ending ending mass incarceration deportation. Right. That is what they say. The future is Joe Biden voted in favor of the Iraq war. He voted for bankruptcy reform act. He voted for mass incarceration. In fact, he helped author at nine hundred ninety four he voted against school desegregation and against marriage equality, according to them. Now, he didn't actually vote against school desegregation. He voted against forced busing. That's not the same thing as desegragation forced integration. And desegregation are not the same thing legally speaking, but when he says that they voted against marriage. That's true. He voted in favor of additional marriage. He voted in favor of of the I believe in the nineteen nineties that offensive. Marriage act. So in any case, the Joe Biden, Joe Biden record will be up for debate here among Democrats now, here's the thing in a if we just went straight to the general election, you'd have to favor Joe Biden, he'd be the odds on favourite against Donald Trump in a primary. However, Joe Biden occupies the space that Donald Trump occupied. So in a primary space, Joe Biden, basically is Trump Trump in the general is this larger than life figure who is the incumbent and the referendum is going to be on him. That's at least the democratic theory in the democrat primaries, Biden is the larger than life figure and all of the focus is going to be on him. And the problem for Joe Biden is that he has never withstood focus. Well, Joe Biden has always failed to withstand the scars of battle. This is why he failed in one thousand nine hundred eight and had to drop out of replay drizzle scandal. So Bernie Sanders is going to be the first person to go after Joe Biden, obviously. And Bernie's allies are preparing the fight. According to the hill Sanders has been more of a liberal liberal policy. Visionary championing policies that were initially regarded by colleges fringe ideas, these concepts related embraced by leading members of the democratic caucus such as raising the minimum wage to fifteen bucks an hour and providing free college education. Former colleagues described Biden Sanders is polar opposites in terms of personalities and interacting with fellow senators Biden Seventy-six is gregarious and sociable. He was always eager to work a room strike up a friendly conversation or reassure a colleague who's feeling down a retail politician to his core Biden always wanted to know what was on his fellow senators, mind Sanders by contrast was focused on policy often. So wrapped up in his thoughts. He seemed oblivious to his colleagues he was seen consumed by Embiid plans to fight wealth inequality and push the national debates left, but uninterested in the personal lives of fellow senators who do you think the base is going to resonate to? If you hate Trump like despise from from Peter who do you think are gonna go for? Joe Biden a guy who's amiable, but not necessarily as hard edged or Bernie Sanders who's going to yell and scream and ransom rave about Donald Trump or Kamala Harris, who's a prosecutor Democrats have a lot of choices in these primaries. I'm not sure that Joe Biden stands up to scrutiny. That's a very conservative campaign launch video and Franklin sort of astonished that's the direction that he went especially because he's now going to have to defend his record Senator Dianne Feinstein has already come out and said that Biden would have handled the Clarence Thomas Anita hill hearings differently. If you could do it all over again, he's going to spend the first month of his campaign apologizing for his entire record. That's what you'll Biden is going to do is that a solid launch strategy. Basically, the only reason he's famous is the reason he's going to be apologizing. I don't see this as working well for for Biden. I think he's gonna launch he'll be strong at launch. And then it's all downhill
Joe Biden, Donald Trump And Sherry Preston discussed on Noon Report with Rick Van Cise
"With Joe Biden's announcement that he's running for president comes very big questions about how his campaign will run. And how much the end a hill. Testimony will come back to bite him Biden was the Senate Judiciary chairman in nineteen Ninety-one. When Anita hill testified against Justice. Clarence Thomas supreme court nomination. ABC's political director reclined spoke about it with Sherry Preston. Taking a look at that. Now, it is. So disturbing to watch that to watch what happened during that? I mean, it really really was. It is uncomfortable questions that are asked or just completely inappropriate. You know, he might have tried to call an apologized, but one thing she said is until there's real progress and women can see there's real progress. Then we're not going to get anything done to me. It's a it's a lesson to the younger colleagues that this was a signal moment. This this shape degeneration of conversations the concept of sexual harassment really wasn't in the national conversation before the Nita hill hearings. And it is so long ago. Seeing Joe Biden there is the chairman of the judiciary committee next to Strom Thurmond next Ted Kennedy. This was the the reminds you that Joe Biden is old. He'd be the oldest man ever elected president. And he was a senior statesman then back in nineteen Ninety-one and his handling of that had repercussions. And it's real for people. Not just the need. But whole generation of women who came up after that. And and I think for for the vice president part of his calling card is going to be the the fact that he has his record of service, but it is going to be an obstacle as well, and he is going to have to look backward. Even as he tries look forward. And when you talk about that gender aside when you talk about the issue of Joe Biden and his age and younger Americans who say we are ready to move on. And there's others in the Democratic Party say look, our number one issue has to be defeating Donald Trump, and that's what Joe Biden made clear in that opening video that he had he was saying this is a seminal moment in our country. We need to make this decision. So it's like you have these questions. Do you? You know, push forward with things like Medicare for all the green new deal or do you go? We just got a win here. Democrat his focus on Charlottesville reminds a lot of Democrats even some independence and Republicans of what they don't like about President Trump. He didn't mention his rivals. He didn't really mention his own biography in his campaign launch. He's trying to make it about Trump about the general election to reform. Focus where the campaign conversation will be and look he enters is a front runner. He's particularly weak as a front runner may be weaker than anyone we've seen is a front runner in generations. But he's going to be a formidable presence. And I think he's going to start to shape a racist. So far has been
"anita hill" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Now, I did during the Trump out there. I found it's audio some number ten judge hersher, we only have one by the here. But this woman kept vague me. During the Anita hill Clarence Thomas hearings. She she was about at the time fifty five or sixty and had a Mary Hartman hitter. She had bangs and was part of like in the middle en- straight down to the shoulders. She was wearing a twenty four year old woman's haircut. Fifth and pale as casper the ghost. She didn't move when she spoke. She sat ramrod-straight the owning moved was her mouth. And she was one of these she's in some kind of an administrative law judge disputing whether or not feces piles were they're not in San Francisco, and she was married to another Uber left wing judge or liberal liberal activists kind of ACLU, and she was a character witness for Nita hill. She was somebody who currently new NET hill from all these days gone by and she was up there testifying to the to the character in the decency and the honor ability and all that of Nita hill in her speech pattern. I could not get over it. And combined with what she said I couldn't help. But mimicry as it will as she was. She was testifying. She says five for all day. And maybe even more than one way to show we only have twenty seconds of her here. And she is in this. I don't even know who's questioning her here, but testifying in support of Anita hill. And I think she's she's trying to convey that. Yes, Thomas did say some really inappropriate things to a neat that I need. That how you pronounce anyway, let's see what this bite.
How will the white working class respond to Joe Biden?
"Tell me about the white working class in generally speaking, non college educated voters, if Joe Biden is the kind of candidate who might appeal to to them is also the kind of candidate who needs to appeal to those people who to his left who are angry with the way things were before Donald Trump got there and our angrier now. Actually, if you look at polls within the Democratic Party. Barack Obama himself is extremely popular music like eighty five ninety percent popularity. So there are there. There is a contingent of voters were unhappy with the Obama presidency, but it is pretty small within the party. And so, you know, I my my own view is that whoever the nominee is actually has to make a case about how they're going to improve wages ensure that their jobs economic did dignity. The center firmer can progress and as us holding a presidential forum with many of the presidential candidates this weekend in Las Vegas vice-president won't be able to make it because he just launched. But a lot of the candidates will be there. And I think the vice president Joe Biden's argument is that he has a claim to those voters. He campaigned in the midterms and a lot of swing districts. He's contained in places like Alabama and reached out to the voters. And I think, but I do think whoever the nominee is going to have to make an. Argument about how they are. They have the ability to bring back some of those voters who were lost in two thousand sixteen but who did come back in two thousand eighteen and a lot of these swing districts. There are a lot of people lot of Democrats who say they would like to see a woman candidate. They'd like see a woman on the ticket for sure how do you think that the two issues that that Joe Biden's had to contend within the last couple of months the resurgence of criticism about how he handled the Clarence Thomas nomination and Anita hill, and these these allegations from women who said they did things that made me feel uncomfortable. How do you feel he's handled that and will that be enough for him? I think it's going to break oddly enough, not so much along gender lines. But a long of age lines. I think you're gonna find younger millennial voters between eighteen and twenty five or thirty are going to apply today's standards to a process at a period that's thirty thirty five years old and say well. Why didn't you answer it this way? Or why didn't you address the issue a certain way the way we would do it today for older voters? This is not going to be so much of a barn burner for them. I don't think I think there's polling that kind of shows that split, by the way that older voters tend to look more little bit more substantively at what what are you going to do for me now because I've got a business on running.
Moving past the jokes: Lorena Bobbitt hopes documentary will shed light on domestic violence
"Horn. Thanks for joining us, a word of warning to listeners with young children in the audience and this segment where we talk about the documentary series lorraina and our conversation includes discussions of violent adult material a little more than twenty five years ago. Lorena Bobbitt was accused of malicious wounding the conquer around the world comes to Atlanta sensational trial is attracting quite a bit of media. Attention fifteen. Twenty satellite trucks about two hundred reporters this time court TV's bringing the proceedings to millions of homes lorraina Bob at goes on trial today on charges of malicious warnings. She's facing a twenty year sentence in prison the maximum if she is convicted Bob it had cut off her husband's penis in nineteen Ninety-three with a kitchen knife. And throwing it out the car window. The authorities found that attached penis and doctors were able to reattach it and the whole story went viral as possible in the pre internet era. There was a circus atmosphere during her trial and the reign of became the butt of many cruel jokes the Amazon documentary series lorraina produced by Jordan Peele and directed by my guest, Joshua Rowe Fe, examines, what was lost in the media's reporting. There's ample use of archival footage in this series as well as modern interviews both with the rain up and her now ex husband, John, Wayne Bobbitt, we'll start with the fact that Lorena Bobbitt was an. Immigrant from Ecuador and totally dependent on her husband when they got married lorraina came here at age eighteen in search of the American dream thought, she found it when she met this handsome charming marine, named John Wayne, John Wayne Bobbitt, and they dated for about ten months. She was virgin they had a chaperone on every date. It was this very pure, according period that was beyond old-fashioned, then the married, and according to the arena a few weeks into the marriage. They were driving home one night. He was drunk driving radically, and she was screaming and begging for him to to stop and slow down. And then he punched her in the chest. And according to lorraina this thing essentially began the next four years of beatings rape on a regular basis. And it's not just according to lorraina because what you do in your series. Is you step back Nunnelee from her marriage to John Wayne Bobbitt, but other women who encountered John Wayne Bobbitt over the years and many of them, including a couple of his former wives. Tell almost idea. Stories. That's very true. When we were making this. We just we kept finding more victims. And in episode four one of those victims who's never spoken publicly will speak until a story that is harrowing his anything you'll ever hear. It was really terrifying to find that all the stories that we've found all the people that we spoke to they essentially had experienced the same specific details that Lorena had in terms of the the abuse. Whether it was the way the hands were held the way they would be sexually assaulted and so on and so forth the threats he would make if they said anything or tried to do anything. Absolutely. You know, letting them know that they can never escape him. This is a person who according to multiple courts of law is a serial abuser. A lot of people know what happened between Lorena Bobbitt, and John Wayne Bobbitt, and that is that she cut off his penis, and it was surgically reattached, but what your jockey series is about is something different. So when you start work on this documentary, what were your assumptions, how do they mirror? What maybe the public's assumptions were. And how did you decide that? There was a much bigger story that you wanted to tell and how that story start to fall into place. I mean. And I guess everybody remembers the cutoff penis, they don't remember the fact that she was horrifically abused. So that that was sort of ground zero for us. But as we got deeper into making it and all of a sudden all these pieces were so obviously in place, and those pieces would essentially set her up for disaster, Anita hill, William Kennedy Smith rape trial, the Tailhook scandal, these massive landmark moments in, you know, very recent American history where women were violated, and they either weren't believed or they were vilified or they even went through some sort of judicial process and came up short that was in the years leading up till arenas story hitting. And so when nineteen Ninety-three came around she was up against something that was that was insurmountable. Her husband actually knows that. That he has multiple cards to play against her and one of them is the threat of deportation which he holds against her. Let's hear what she has to say about her own life and coming to the United States because this guy here this abusive has been was shattering my American dream hour. Not let. I wouldn't let that happen. So just try to fight it. So when this incident happens Lorena Bobbitt quickly, I think realizes that. She is in way over her head. What does she up against in terms of the institutions in terms of the way that people in law enforcement are talking about our case, you know, econo- comes down to just the way domestic violence was dealt with in the late eighties early nineties, and we start to go into that. Especially in episode four where one of the cops who was part of the search for the penis that night. He tells us viewer essentially what it was like for a police officer to show up to a domestic violence nine one one call and there was no real protocol in place. Tell someone to go for a walk walk. The husband around the block, let them cool off. Right. And then the cops would leave. And then whoever was the victim in this case is locked right back in that house with the person who's been abusing them. And so for lorraina, no matter where she looked there really was no help. I think one of the things that is
Trump rallies in Iowa as crowd chants, "Lock her up!" about Sen. Feinstein
"That the cavenaugh confirmation procedure should be all about. Due process should be all about the presumption of innocence in the accused, and here is the president going up there out there leading the lock her up chant that he invented. He and his crowd invented, which of course is exactly the opposite of what the Republican party pretended to stand for. Lawrence, you know, one of the things I want to say to everybody who's listening tonight and has friends and relatives and co-workers is that change doesn't come easily. And these numbers are very encouraging for turnover at least of the house come the election for weeks from tonight, but I ran Barbara Makovsky's campaign in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. She was the first democratic woman ever elected in her own right? She and Nancy Kassebaum were the only two women. Senators. We now have more, but I also helped Anita hill in nineteen ninety one. And I came across an old cartoon of specter, Simpson and hatch, all sort of in thug outfits with, you know, battering Rams and whatnot with Nita hill, lying on the floor was a Baltimore Sun, cartoon and the caption was I don't understand why she didn't come forward sooner. My point here is that this is a story that has repeated itself in many ways. As in many times. And so my message to all the viewers tonight who want to see change, who believe there needs to be changed. All the voters that Jen just talked about. If you have early voting, your state go vote. If you can apps and t- ballot vote vote now and if not get out there and vote, if your registration isn't finished yet get ten young people to go out and vote millennials and the pew data are shown to vote less now than any of a similar cohort previously. And so we really need to get out this vote or these numbers will not matter in four weeks and you can rest assured whether it's a summit with the North Korean leader to prove how good a Donald Trump is on foreign policy or jenning up more locker up messages to try to keep his base in rage. He will pull every trick out of the bag. And
Melania Trump says Kavanaugh is "highly qualified" for Supreme Court
"You. Dave, melania? Trump is offering some supportive words rim court nominee. Brad Kavanagh telling reporters, traveling with her in Egypt think he's highly qualified highly qualified for the supreme court in quote and Republicans have the votes to confirm him, but still. Still Democrats to the Senate floor early this morning with speeches Senator Kirsten gillibrand of New York says it after the way Anita hill restricted by the Senate during the Clarence Thomas hearings in nineteen Ninety-one. She says we said it
'I believe': Christine Blasey Ford supporters gather in DC for hearing rally
"Of the organizers of Seattle's women's March says she traveled to DC be part of a group from all over the nation who wanted to show their support for Christine Blasi Ford. Joy Gerhardt says she knows after multiple sexual assaults. How hard it is to tell her story. A let alone do it in the Senate Judiciary committee after seeing Anita Hill's experience patriot really going through this horrible process involuntarily, knowing that you're gonna get absolutely destroyed during your heart says the group she was with outside the hearing shared tears as they listen to forge testimony now that the cavenaugh hearings are over. Komo's Charlie Harger is getting some insight from attorneys about what happens spoke with Eliza Brian. She's a defense attorney who works on sex crimes. What of the prosecutor? Flown in by Republicans, not bad at partying it in a sensitive way. But he wasn't really able to break any all in the testimony. What about Kavanagh's emotional opening statement? Well, honestly, I have a fast and with every one of my clients before they go to trial telling them not to do things like Judge Kevin is dead at least some jurors don't like defensiveness from the accused, but that is in a criminal trial where you want the jurors to be unanimous. Brian expects Democrats will believe Ford and Republicans will stand behind cabin on
"anita hill" Discussed on The Daily
"So Kate here we are again, very similar circumstances, twenty seven years later. And I think now the question is how much has actually changed, and if we get the same and result as last time, which was a confirmation of supreme court Justice, accused of sexual misconduct, does that mean that not much has changed at all or not? Right. So let's start by talking about what's similar. So the most striking thing that similar is who's on the committee now on the Republican side. We have two of the same men who were there in nineteen Ninety-one with the hill, and it's all white guys. It's all still all men all white. That's a very visual reminder of how much has not changed and as a nineteen Ninety-one, it's come down to a. He said, she said situation. Once again, we have a credible woman making a credible charge and we have respected jurist who saying really outraged, this is not something I would do. This is not something I have ever done in my life. So it's basically the same central dynamic. She says it happened. She is one hundred percent positive at did the accused. The nominee is saying categorically it did not. Absolutely. And she has been doubted a lot, but the same Republicans who doubted Anita hill. So for instance, you have Senator hatch who is also Senator hatch other Senator. He's in his mid eighties and he saying, well, she seems to be mixed up. She seems to be mistaken. How much of what's diff. About this hearing, do you think is because of an effort to make sure that this moment the Cavanaugh Blasi Ford confrontation appears different or actually is different than the hill. Thomas confrontation in ninety one in thousand ninety one. The senators on that panel had no idea this political wave that was gonna move over them in next year's congressional elections, the year of the woman. Now everyone is aware of those consequences. They are very aware. The American public is watching this and that if they do it wrong, there will be an electoral and political and a social response to it. Absolutely. And it will be very quick and it will be very angry because women are already angry women burned after Nita hill right now they're already burning. So again to look at what's different just look at that room. The Republicans have said, they're not gonna ask questions. They're going to have an outside person, a woman come in and ask questions Dr. Blasi Ford has. Said, she doesn't want outside question. She wants the senators and Republican said, well, you just want to do it. So you'll have those same senators. You know, that's just political posturing. Well, in some ways, the Republicans could also be accused of political posturing because they to do not want it seeing that they had the same guys still sitting there. Fascinating. So senators may say that this is a positive sign of this being different and that these times being different that they're using an outsider, right? We aren't going to try to handle a sensitive interrogation like this on our own. We're bringing in an expert and a woman. But of course, the cynical interpretation of doing that is that they have eliminated the optics, which they know look bad, they've insured, the visual appearance of things is different, but perhaps not the more meaningful elements, the perspectives of the senators involved and perhaps not the end result of it, right. What they're saying is we are doing this to be sensitive. We understand so much how difficult it is to come forward. We want to ensure that we are sensitive in our questioning. But of course, the response is, well, if any. Has really changed. You would know how to be sensitive in your own question without having to outsource this. So let's talk about how this might end in the next couple of days or weeks and the significance of that. Obviously, it goes one of two ways either Cavanaugh becomes a supreme court Justice or he doesn't. And it reminds me actually of the twenty sixteen election and intense symbolism of those outcomes for a lot of Americans, Hillary Clinton wins, and we are one version of this country. Donald Trump wins and were very different version of this country that it fell like a referendum on who we are and it feels to me like that is happening all over again with Cavanaugh and Dr Ozzy Ford..
"anita hill" Discussed on The Daily
"Hugh so angry. It's like he's sweating anger today as a travesty. I think that it is disgusting. Any lays in the Senate panel and how many members of this committee would like to have the same scurrilous uncorroborated allegations made about him if up until now, this whole hearing has been about sex. And from my standpoint, as a black American, as far as I'm concerned, it is a high tech lynching for uppity blacks who, in any way deign to think for themselves. Now Clarence Thomas is making this about race. You will be lynched. Destroyed caricatured by a committee of the US Senate rather than hung from a tree. If it was uncomfortable in the room for Nita hill, it is incredibly tense and uncomfortable. Now, maybe Clarence Thomas, but definitely for this again, this panel of all white senators. Shrinking in their seats, cringing they are so shamed there. So chastised about this. And if they were inclined to push back on him, he's just de-legitimize that whole thing. I look forward to to questioning again tomorrow, and we wish you good night's rest, and we look forward to. So the first day of hearings wraps up come back the next day and the Senate Judiciary committee is set to begin questioning, Clarence Thomas. And as the questions began, it's pretty clear that the senators are going to defer to Clarence Thomas. And again, I go back to the point that you've made time and again, admirably that you had not second-guessed the professors, credibility until now came as a shock to you. As you stated at one point Senator Orrin Hatch, who's a Republican from Utah holds up a copy of the exorcist. This book? No, the exorcist, no Senator and says, isn't possible that Anita hill got the story of the pubic care from the exorcist in the exorcist pubic hair in a gym glass. It's not an a cocaine alien pubic hair floating around in my gym. But of course the implication is that she's piped this whole thing and that for whatever reason and we don't get to that reason. She's just making. This up and she's come forward to tear down this tremendously honorable man who's now speaking before the senators. And she would have us believe you saying these things because you wanted to date her. It's pretty clear that this has become a. He said she said situation, and that the senators at least believe that Clarence Thomas has the stronger story isn't the woman alive that would take the questions you've had take beep just repelled by. That's where the watershed is here. It is a good thing that this awareness goes up. It is a terrible tragic thing that it should bruise you judge Thomas. I went through that and some detail because it is my legal judgment that the testimony professor hill in the morning was flat out perjury, and then we will reconvene tomorrow. There's a third day of hearings. They call some other witnesses. One of them talks about Anita. Hill has a condition. This is rod mania on her part. My instant reaction was that just unbelievable preposterous and I said, must be a product of fantasy ago. Just knew these people and new players. Thomas, you know, that couldn't possibly have been true hills. Lers introduced that she's taken a polygraph test. She's passed it. Meanwhile, it comes out of their other women who can make similar allegations against Clarence Thomas about sexual harassment in the workplace. These women are waiting in the wings. Rented Heller stories. But Joe Biden, the chairman basically says, we've run out of time this entire proceeding is ended. Any gal took close..
"anita hill" Discussed on The Daily
"Microphone goes back to the senators and they begin grilling her. What was that incident again, the incident with regard to the coke can. It's statement once again for me, please. They. Incident involved his going to this, getting up from a work table going to this looking at this can and saying who put pubic hair on my coke. Was anyone else in his office at the time? No, it's almost like the more composed need hill remains the more the senators come after her. You. Testify this morning in response to Senator Biden. That the most embarrassing question. Involved. That's not too bad, women's large breasts. That's a word we use all the time. No, they most embarrassing aspect was his description of the acts of these individuals, and they want her to go over these graphic details again and again, in your statement to the FBI. You did refer to the films. But there's no reference to the physical characteristic you describe and I don't wanna tach too much way too, but I had thought you said that the aspect of. Large breasts was the aspect that concern you and that was missing from the statement of the FBI. I have been misunderstood. It's clear is this hearing goes on that the senators see, Clarence Thomas is man of rectitude whose reputation is being ruined. They're not really sure about Anita hill. In fact, they probably don't believe her. In trying to determine. You telling faulted on not. Got to determine what you'll motivation might be. Finally, the centers are done with Nita hill. Thank you. Thank you. She gets up. She leaves followed by this swarm of cameras. It's been trained on her all day. But the room is still in chaos really will come to order and into that chaos walks. Clarence Thomas judge tough day night for you. I know and Biden asks Thomas if he'd like to say anything you have anything you'd like to say, camera swing back to Thomas and you can just see he is receding.
"anita hill" Discussed on The Daily
"Contrary to some press reports. I categorically denied all the allegations and denied that I ever attempted to date Anita hill. He talks about how he can't sleep. He just wants to clear his name yesterday. I call my mother. She was confined to her bed unable to work and unable to stop crying his wife Genia sitting behind him, her China's quivering and the picture that everyone at home watching television and the picture that the Senator see is these allegations have undone, Clarence Thomas and there's this initial sense at least that this is unfair to Clarence Thomas at this good man is being taken down off is enough. Senate recess the hearing is recess for five minutes. An Clarence Thomas gets up and leaves the room, toll security is clearing the hall. She's in the hall so that she can. She can come down then need a hill comes in the room, welcome professor hill. She's wearing this electric blue suit. She looks very much a professional woman of that era. And I think that image of her really sticks with people particular with working women who might have experienced something like what she's talking about in their own workplaces. Please make whatever statement you'd wish to make to the committee. So here she is seated this table a black professional woman, and she looks up in what she sees is an all male, all white panel of Senate Judiciary committee members. Mr Chairman, Senator Thurman. Members of the committee. My name is Anita f hill, and I'm a professor of law at the university of Oklahoma. She gives a brief opening statement. She's very careful. She sticks to what she's reading in front of her. After a brief discussion of work, he would turn the conversation to discussion of sexual matters. She details. The allegations is conversations were very vivid. He spoke about acts that he had seen and pornographic films involving such matters as women having sex with animals and films, showing group sex or rape scenes. Thank you very much. The.
"anita hill" Discussed on The Daily
"So right before the hearing start, the Democrats call to hell and Email is willing to tell her story, but she's not sure that she wants to use her name or come forward publicly. The Democrats tell her she has to give her name at least to the Senate Judiciary committee members and the nominee Clarence Thomas has to know her name. Nita hill agrees that her name can be passed on to the judiciary committee and the nominee Clarence Thomas. She writes a sworn affidavit about her allegations, and the White House was willing to investigate as the White House willing to say, okay, we'll look into this. I think they understood that they could not just brush this woman away. The White House looks at over decides pretty quickly. There's nothing here. This is unfounded. They pass it along Thomas Thomas rates statement saying this completely false, but keep in mind. This is all happening behind the scenes. This is the White House. The Senate Judiciary committee need a hill. Clarence Thomas public has no idea. This is happening. Thank you all very, very much. I appreciate it. So this point Clarence Thomas hearings are over and it looks like the nominations going gonna sail through. I hope I get to see you next August, but I hope it's not a one of these hearings, but the full Senate has yet to take a vote on nomination. This is weekend edition. I'm we Ann Hanson then the story leaks, a woman who served as personal assistant to Clarence Thomas for over two years has accused him of sexually harassing her Tober sixth NPR and Newsday break the story according to hills, affidavit, Thomas after a brief work discussion would quote, turn conversation to discussions about his sexual interests. So suddenly need a hills. Name is public. There's much demand to hear more from Anita hill. I point that I want to address with you is the idea that this is somehow a political ploy that I am involved in after the story breaks. She gives a press conference. Nothing could be further from the truth. Senate Judiciary committee realizes it's got a problem. We ought to take an other day or two to look at this thing and make sure we're doing the right thing. It hardly. Is asking too much that we delay a brief time to more thorough investigate this to lay out the full Senate. They reopened hearings and Anita hill going to tell her story under oath before the Senate Judiciary committee. The next week, majority of Americans in poll released today say that they are not inclined to believe the charges against Clarence Thomas. The first reaction is that there's a lot of doubt about Anita hill story, professor hills, allegations, and credibility are the topic of much debate throughout wondered why she hadn't come forward sooner. They wanted why she'd followed him from one job to another. He was really sexually harassing her and the whole concept of sexual harassment in the workplace. The country hadn't struggled with us. We hadn't figured out what it looked like. And I think a lot of people thought it was kind of a bogus thing. It didn't really happen a ten year old allegation. Commit here known tried to blow him out of the water on the weekend before the final vote in an October last-ditch last-second political surprise. I think is reprehensible. He should be confined, and he should be confined tomorrow afternoon. From CBS news headquarters in New York here is Dan rather. Good morning, drama and history on Capitol Hill. The United States Senate judiciary committee is about to begin an unprecedented hearing the hearing comes back Tober, eleven, and it is a Washington spectacle, national spectacle, credit with television cameras, their lights nominee, the panel of senators all take their place. Joe Biden who's the committee's chairman democrat will come to order gals open the hearing, achieving fairness. In the atmosphere in which these hearings are being held and makes a statement talking about what a difficult day it is maybe the most difficult task, at least I have ever undertaken in my close to nineteen years in the United States Senate, and then they turn the microphone over to the nominee to Clarence Thomas. Do you have an opening statement, please proceed. Mr chairman. Senator Thurman members of the committee. Clarence Thomas makes a very brief opening statement as excruciatingly difficult. As the last two weeks of been. I welcome the opportunity to clear my name today. And in that statement, he all but denies knowing any hill..
Senator Chris Coons to question Kavanaugh
"Story the confirmation now in question of President Trump's supreme court pick Senator Chris coons, a democrat from Delaware is a member of the judiciary committee and is set to question judge Brett cavenaugh and his accuser Christine Blasi Ford. This Thursday Senator what do you expect to happen on Thursday? Well, what I hope happens. Judy is that the Senate Judiciary committee will show that we've learned some lessons sense. The hearing with professor Anita hill and Justice Thomas twenty seven years ago, I hope that there will be respectful and open and appropriate questions asked if Dr Ford and of judge cavenaugh, and that we will conduct this not as a trial. But as a job interview where we're trying to get to the truth of the allegations brought forward by Dr for Senator as you know, the Republicans are saying they brought in going to bring in an outside counsel lawyer who who's experienced in prosecuting sex crimes to do the questioning what are Democrats going to do? Judy. I expected all the Senate Democratic judiciary committee members. We'll do our job that we will question a judge cavenaugh, and Dr Ford and try and provide the sort of open and level or fair environment. That will help us get to the truth. I'm concerned by press reports that Republicans are higher. During a prosecutor specialized in prosecuting sex crimes and instead of doing their job in questioning the witnesses will hide behind this prosecutor that also implies that they may be going for a tone that is more prosecutorial, Dr Ford, which I think will simply discourage other victims of sexual abuse from coming forward with their allegations in other contexts,
Sen. Patty Murray: How Senate handles Kavanaugh accusation a 'test' for GOP
"Senator Patty Murray cautions Senate Republicans to be careful in their handling of Dr Ford's testimony Thursday concerning sexual assault allegations against supreme court nominee, Brad Kavanagh. She was on meet the press today. Look, if someone says, my car got stolen, you don't presume they're line. But if someone says I was sexually abused people today sometimes presume that they're making it upset there. Whatever that it should be a presumption of innocent. And then have a fair process to go through to determine the truth. Senator Murray says Thursday's testimony is very reminiscent of the needed hill. Clarence Thomas hearings in nineteen Ninety-one. She says one big difference is the current metoo movement. She says even back in nineteen Ninety-one during the testimony between Anita hill and Clarence Thomas and FBI investigation was conducted before those
NYT: Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump
"This just in President Trump responding to that shocking New York Times story about deputy attorney. General rod Rosenstein FOX's Geraldo Rivera says he just taped a radio interview with Trump. And in that interview Trump calls the controversy surrounding Rosenstein a sad situation. Kind of immune response by the president, at least so far. Hopefully we'll hear more from that interview coming up. The controversy of course is about that New York Times story that said Rosenstein a back in may two thousand seventeen talked about secretly recording Trump and discussed the twenty fifth amendment option. The idea of Rosenstein maybe thinking about wearing a wire, an extraordinary revelation, and the reactions were all over the map, but people all we have been asking me is this story true? Should we believe it? There's a lot of speculation about the times as sources and what the motivation of the sources was where they try to provoke Trump into fire in Rosenstein or they trying some other maneuver all this leading to conspiratorial thinking on the right on the left all over the place. Look at the ways. Some of the hosts on Fox News reacted Laura Ingram, tweeted right away and said, Trump needs to fire Rosenstein today. But then she deleted the tweet. Maybe she changed her mind. There's been a divide. Least there was a divide right away among some on FOX, but by the end of the day, when the story broke, Tucker, Carlson and Sean Hannity were cautioning the president saying, maybe this was a trap
"anita hill" Discussed on Lovett or Leave It
"Where are you from Los Angeles. Thanks. Thanks for being here, Megan. Thank you. Are you familiar with Anita hill? Yes. You're doing. Great. Question number one. Clarence Thomas hired needed hill to work for him at the Equal Employment Opportunity commission in nineteen Eighty-one during that time. How did Clarence Thomas conduct himself with hill professionally? Is it a Clarence Thomas off insent Anita, engaging and humorous memes, but they were never too risque because he always remembered it was a professional slack conversation singe don't burn. He said of his name's or is it be? He asked her out many times during the years they worked together and used work situations to discuss sex. He would call her into his office to discuss reports on education, but what show her videos of group sex or rape scenes. He would comment on her physical appearance and what she was wearing in terms of whether it made her more or less sexually attractive or was it see? Hello. Read the name, the equal opportunity employment commission. There's no way he was a shitty boss. It would be far too. Ironic, and honestly, not believable. What's next? Almost every person who impeach Bill Clinton was also lying about their sex lives. I'm going to say, can you do with like a little bit more kind of, I don't know. Gusto. I'm gonna say, sadly be right. Oh, good. He's doing it like a guest. All right. Question number two. During the Nita hill hearings who made up the Senate Judiciary committee? Is it a it was the first ever all female Senate committee called the w judiciary. It looks a lot like the male judiciary committee, but the hearings were rarely televised in some committee members had to take second jobs because of low pay, or is it be the committee was a rag tag, gang, misfits, who were brought together for one last job that was the ringleader, the munitions expert, the muscle, the hacker, and a slew of other colorful characters. In the end, they overcame their differences and even came to see themselves as kind of family before they got down to business and installed this sexual predator on the bench of the highest court in the land, or is it c fourteen white men? And after the committee vote to recommend Thomas failed in a tie seven to seven, Joe Biden who chaired the committee allowed Thomas's nomination to go to the floor without a recommendation. Unfortunately, I'm gonna say, see, you got it mega. There's a withering withering. Yes question. There was no muscle. Question number three. It was the muzzle Orrin Hatch. In the ninety, s journalists and pundits were unrelenting with their criticism of Anita. Hill journalists, David Bronx is one of the worst. He published in-depth attacks on a Nieta hill for American spectator magazine, and even wrote a book called the real Anita hill, which was praised by the Washington Post as a serious work investigative journalism and the New York Times as carefully reason and powerful and its logic. What is David Brock said about his work sense is that a Brock now describes the book as a quote character assassination and has since disavowed its premise? He says, he lied specifically to protect Clarence Thomas and said, he did everything. He could to quote ruin Nita hills, credibility using quote, virtually every derogatory and often contradictory allegation I had collected on hill or is it? He says, the book is good, but not great if he could do it all over. Again. He loved to include a chapter that blames Anita hill for gamer gate wasn't see Brockett midst to slandering Anita hill. But in his defense, he said it. He did it to benefit himself. What do you think, man, you got it, Meghan. And finally, question number four on Tuesday, Anita hill wrote a New York Times up Ed titled how to get the cavenaugh hearings. Right. How did she describe her own experience in nineteen Ninety-one? Is it a Nita hill wrote? If I could give it zero stars, I would or is it be in nineteen Ninety-one? The Senate Judiciary committee had an opportunity to demonstrate its appreciation for both the seriousness of sexual harassment claims and the need for public confidence and the character of a nominee to the supreme court. It failed on both counts today. The public expects better than what we got. Nine hundred ninety one..
"anita hill" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Just as Anita hill and other survivors of assault have to every time they come forward to speak their truth to power, first and foremost, we are calling on federal marshalls telling them they must investigate these death threats against her. This is the most important thing to happen. Secondly know that women don't approve of Brett Cavanaugh women already knew that Brett Kavanagh's path to the supreme court was Wally created by the most extremist antiabortion donors in groups in Washington New questions about his character and history of sexual assault. Make up position to his nomination, even more urgent. This is a reactor. She's been radio programming from Thursday. Only Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch still remain on the Senate Judiciary committee than unfairly interrogated Anita hill with malice and fight spiteful nece today all eleven white men on the Republican side of the dice seems intent on creating their own Anita hill moment with Dr blazed. Their new target. Now calls on the judiciary committee to delay these earrings and to open them to witnesses who may want to come forward to confirm Dr blaze lease account following the FBI investigation, which we demand these circumstances demand. The Senate should hear her, and it should also here from any other woman who finds herself today on the brink of a historic decision. Dr blame made a brave decision to come forward. The disrespect Andy. Meaning a women must end. Now enough is enough. Thank you. Thank everybody here. And as you can tell there is a much knowledge to share. And this is a very serious moment. In the fight to end violence against women were now open it up for questions, and and we have just a little more time left. But we would like to to entertain any questions that you may have Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. There's.
"anita hill" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The committee had had that information and the f. b. i. had even questioned people about those allegations at the White House's request. And so the White House knew about it too. When Nina totenberg broke the story, that's when the story truly broke for the country. That's when Anita Hill's allegations came to light in the press. And before the week was up, the committee had decided, okay, I guess we better reopen the confirmation process for Clarence Thomas. We'd better take pub. Sworn testimony from both Anita hill and Clarence Thomas. And that hearing, of course, is still seen today as one of the worst examples of how not to treat a person who is coming forward with serious sexual harassment allegations. For all of the controversy all the drama, all of the cultural significance and pain and precedent of that unbelievably controversial supreme court nomination. And that process the idea that the f. b. I would take a look, the FBI would interview the principles, maybe talk to some other witnesses. Once that new allegations came to light, that was an absolutely mundane part of the process. Of course, the FBI had to look into that. They had done a background check on this nominee. Again, a background check is not a criminal investigation. Background check is to find out everything you can write about a nominate. See if there's any allegations outstanding out there about a nominee that the White House ought to know about when putting this person forward that the Senate maybe ought to know about when considering this person as a potential supreme court Justice, right. When there's a new allegation to add to the universe of information about this nominee the background checks should clearly cover that new allegations too. That was not a controversial part of the Clarence Thomas Anita hill drama. Again, any controversy over the FBI investigation there was that it was too quick to cursory to Monday and a part of the process. But for some reason with this nomination of Brett Cavanaugh to fill Anthony Kennedy's now vacated seat on the court Republicans in the Senate, and apparently the White House says, well, they have decided they're going to fight tooth and nail to stop that very mundane part of the process from happening this time. I mean, of course, this allegation against Brett Kavanagh it's going to be controversial. This supreme court nomination was controversial even before we got to this allegation against him. So you know, of course, with an allegation like this, he's being accused of attempted rape when he was seventeen years old and with an allegation of this nature at a time like this with stakes, this high, of course, you expect there to be drama and chest pounding, and self-serving arguments and theatrics, and all the rest of it, but fighting to make sure the FBI doesn't look into this as part of his background check. It's a strange thing to fight for. Orrin Hatch was on the judiciary committee back at the time of the Clarence Thomas Anita hill controversy. He has now gone so far as to say, quote, the FBI does not do investigations like this. That is exactly wrong. That is one hundred percent completely wrong. I mean, here is Senator hatch himself in nineteen Ninety-one in the Clarence Thomas Anita hill hearings expressing his delight in status faction that the FBI was investigating those claims as part of their background check on Clarence Thomas. They immediately ordered this FBI investigation, which was a very right thing to do. It's the appropriate thing to do. Not just right, very right. Which is why was done then. So when Orrin Hatch today says the FBI doesn't do investigations like this. Let's what was he praising back in one thousand nine hundred one. What was he so excited about then if the FBI doesn't actually do this. Being a hypocrite. Having a partisan double standard. I understand that is like breathing in politics. These days I get it, but flat out asserting this is not done. It would be crazy. It would be a departure from precedent of the FBI investigate something like this when these guys themselves have been through this process before, it's just it strikes me as odd..
"anita hill" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Hello, everybody. Mark Levin here. Our number eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one. It was the New York Times in which Anita hill. Had an op-ed on the eighteenth of September yesterday, very fast. And there is. Cheesy professional at Brandeis university. And she writes, there's no way to redo nineteen Ninety-one. But there are ways to do better. Oh, I see. I see. Clarence Thomas is a legitimate Clarence Thomas is guilty. Who said that? Well, she did. And the Democrats also what? That doesn't make a true. The facts underlying, she writes Christine blazingly Ford's claim of being sexually assaulted by a young break Cavanaugh will continue to be revealed as confirmation proceedings unfold now, maybe not. It's impossible to miss the parallels between the cabinet confirmation hearing of two thousand eighteen in the nineteen Ninety-one confirmation hearing for Justice Clarence Thomas in nineteen Ninety-one. The Senate Judiciary committee at an opportunity to demonstrate its appreciation for both the seriousness of sexual harassment claims and the need for public confidence in the character of a nominee to the supreme permanent failed on both counts. Actually, didn't she was grilled by Arlen Specter and others. Anita hill. And a majority of the country did not believe her. Of course, they've been working over the decades. Working over the decades with their propaganda. But Clarence Thomas wasn't found. Done anything period. As that same committee which had some of the same members as nearly three decades ago. Now moves forward with the cabinet confirmation proceedings. The integrity of the court the country's commitment to addressing sexual violence has a matter of public interest. The lives of the two principal. Witnesses who will testify hanging about this is not about. Sexual harassment or sexual assault because that hasn't been demonstrated yet. In any conceivable way? Now, she's a professor I assume of law at Brandeis, but I don't know. Today. The public expects better from our government. Then we got nine hundred ninety one first of all she has no idea what the public expects wanna representatives performed in waves that gave employer's permission to mishandle workplace harassment complaints throughout the following decade notice notice how she and the left they. May claim. To the issue of defending against sexual harassment. Through the allegations of Anita hill, which I found absolutely not credible. Incredible. And the allegation of MS four now MS fort comes four with some actual tangible substance evidence, which she doesn't appear to be doing in the least then show it to us. And then you get well, you don't understand. No, I understand plenty. You know, the left acts like none of us have lived lives or none of us are living. Our all of us grow up in a bubbler test tube. Like, none of our family members have gone through hell, or none of you have gone through how they act as if only they know people who have perhaps only they have. It's a lie. We all live lives to the good the bad and the ugly. And we have family members who live lives to the good the bad and the ugly. But near the end, she writes as judge cavenaugh stands to gain the lifetime privilege of serving in the country's highest court. He has the burden of persuasion. And that is only fair. Now think about that. She turns the entire notion of Justice our entire system civil and criminal on its head. The accused is guilty unless they prove otherwise, ladies and gentlemen, that is a complete rejection of our heritage a complete rejection of our heritage. We would never say that to a terrorist. We would never say that to a mass murder. We would never say it's up to you to prove your innocence. You take that into a court of law and you're done..
"anita hill" Discussed on Skullduggery
"I think going to be an important part of his legacy and also worth remembering that the fiercest liberal on the on the committee was. Ted Kennedy who is essentially neuter a little bit compromise through those hearings business. Everybody remembered the William Kennedy Smith rape allegations and trial that had just taken place. And Kennedy, of course, was there on the scene when his nephew was credibly was charged with raping somebody who was brought back to the Kennedy compound. It was an awkward moment for Senator Kennedy and he barely spoke when the when Anita hill and Clarence Thomas appeared before the committee. Indeed, indeed. Well, we, we are fortunate to have Terry Moran who was a senior national correspondent for ABC news, former chief forest foreign correspondent for ABC news and my former colleague at a newspaper. Offer of blessed memory in Washington DC called legal times where the two of us covered the Clarence Thomas Anita hill hearings all those many years ago in nineteen ninety one. So Terry, welcome to skulduggery, buried, treasure, and and Issakov you covered. You cover to Dida hill are Clarence Thomas as well did indeed a bit on the periphery, but I did. I did cover it. So Terry, does this seem like deja vu all over again? You know, I could not believe when these charges against judge cavenaugh emerged that we were going to go see this again. In fact, it was. It was in part because of the CIO that the Senate made of the Anita hill hearings that I had to get out of Washington was after the after those hearings. The guy who is running the newspaper, The Danny and I were were were working for. Founded court TV and said, do you wanna go travel around the country and cover trousers, said anything gets out of Washington action. I felt terrible about how they had trashed, really both of them, but obviously Anita hill game in for the worst of it did. And I think I thought the same thing I here, which is that whatever one thinks of the charges of judge Cavanaugh and of Christine Ford. This is no way of getting at the truth. This hyper media circus this partisan battle masquerading as an investigation. Well, Terry, let me let me let me. Let me cut you off here for a second is is, is that what this is all about getting to the truth? Or is it just going to be just a partisan brawl? And it's at the end of the day it's about winning. This is this is about power is about winning the. This is the crown jewel of the Republican party's efforts for decades to turn that court towards a permanent conservative majority and. And and the the Democrats having lost the twenty sixteen election where they could have secured that court now are desperate to find any way possible to to try to save it. Perhaps past midterms, if if big if they, they can turn the Senate, it's it's raw power politics with two people involved who one of the may well be lying, but who also, you know, are human beings and think one of the things having covered Anita hill sitting in that here until two in the morning, whatever it was. It was a totally different experience in watching it on TV on TV like so many things, it it. It was a game show, and I in this era of Twitter and social media, it's going to be even worse on these people and their children and their families and that kind of dress whole thing. There. You talked about what a fiasco, the hill Thomas hearings were, but for those of our listeners who didn't live through it, explain what you mean by that. And and how it came about? Well, it was he released similar rights. Clarence Thomas nominated to take the place of Justice. Thurgood Marshall went through the regular hearings days of hearings in which he actually dodged all the question so much. He said he'd never even had a personal opinion on Roe versus Wade and hearings closed. And then there had been these rumors just like just like in this case for weeks that there was something in his background and it, it turned out. I think Nina totenberg NPR broke the story that there was a woman who is alleging as she had received a very coarse and unpleasant attention from a Clarence Thomas who was her boss at the time that was neither hill. And she eventually described it as sexual harassment, which is kind of a new concept for many, many people back in nineteen ninety one..
"anita hill" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"It does seem as if I mean, I'm just seeing here that Anita hill has written an op Ed in the wash in the New York Times today saying that the Senate needs to get for the judiciary committee needs to to make some significant changes in order to get this set of hearings. Right. You know, she wants an impartial third party to do the investigation of the allegations. I mean, talk to me a little bit about the fact that we have I, it was twenty seven years ago that the hill Thomas hearings happened and it's casting a long shadow right now. Right? And that's something that I was hearing from democratic age this morning that the judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley when Hugh Hewitt this morning. And he said that there were just be the two witnesses. So Kevin and at Dr Ford and I mean, and that is a break from even what happened in any. Anita, Hill's hearings. Obviously, she had multiple witnesses that testified to her account Clarence Thomas had as well. And so there are a lot of questions being raised of what kind of investigation should be done and and how impartial Ken this, this panel of of senators be as we speak this morning in the in the Senate. Sorry trick Schumer and and Mitch McConnell are expected to lay out what they would like to see in the investigations will. Torah golsen is a congressional reporter at vox joining us today from Washington Torres. Thank you so much. Thank you. All right. Well, let's move on and get a couple of other views here on this really complex and interesting moment we are once again in as a country joining us now from New York is Iran Carmen. She senior correspondent at New York magazine. We have a linked to her story. It's titled will Brett cavenaugh face any cons. Sequential women will that link is on point radio dot org,.
"anita hill" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"The facts and it turned into a circus. And I think that was to the detriment of Anita hill to the detriment of Clarence Thomas and to the detriment of the supreme court and the Senate of the United States. And if there's one thing they ought to have learned, it is to let the FBI doozy immediate investigation to reopen it at the request of the White House and do the heavy FBI do the immediate investigation do what they do interview witnesses. See if there's corroboration then the staff gets a second crack for a short time and then be prepared for hearings. Now that shouldn't take forever. Well, let's pause raising. You're saying I, as I understand you, you're saying amidst this incredible intense passion and concern on all sides. You're saying if there is one clear fair lesson, it would be that it would be better for both the judge who stands accused at this moment and miss Ford. The accuser, we'd better for both of them in the process to not rush to Monday, but to have is the congresswoman mentions a fuller fact-finding to set up a better here. I think that's probably right. I don't know whether you could do this. This in a week or not. I I certainly think you probably could do it in two. There is no reason on God's good earth that that this there has to be a vote on this nominee before the first Monday and Tober when the court reconvenes because he is not going to be able to participate fully in the courts work instantly. That'll take a few weeks before he gets his feet on the grand and evening Senator Grassley admitted that to me in an interview that I did with him about a week ago. So there is no reason except that Republicans want to get this done while they think they can and they're worried about the election. I think it's a long shot that the Republicans would lose control of the Senate, but they're worried what might else come up if we prolong this, if we let this go onto long. But if you don't, you'll, there's there's a price to be paid. And the price is sometimes also at the election, the price was. With the elections after Anita hill, Anita hill. When when Clarence Thomas was up, he had positives. By the way, Kevin, I has maybe four percent of people saying he should be confirmed, but Clarence Thomas who was who was after all to replace another African American had even African Americans of for him. So he went in with that head start. There was an immediate turnaround and an immediate regret, and we saw it in the year of the woman and the year of the woman produced bore women that had ever come to the house or the Senate. We already have the year of the woman coming in a us. You put this out there and I think you'll Gallup it into the next election and to your point looking at what's coming down the pike. I wanna play from nineteen Ninety-one. Multiple senators who were, of course, as I mentioned, and I think it's relevant who were all male in the way, used their position to impugn attack MS hill who spoken out today and says she ho. We don't have a replay of that at this point in our history and this new point, take a look at these senators from nineteen ninety one. She will be injured and destroyed and belittled, and hounded and harassed real harassment different than the sexual kind. Good name of a good man had been tarnished. I do not believe Jay. Thomas is capable of the kind of it professor hill described to this committee, and I do not believe that professor hill is telling the truth. It just doesn't make sense that she's simply told her friends or acquaintances they, she was being harassed at work and and that's it. That's it Nina. That's, of course, a younger Senator Grassley who now chairs the committee, will it be different this time if they go forward Monday, do you think?.
"anita hill" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"This is also, however, what some of MS Ford's allies have said, should happen a public reckoning under oath for the accuser and the accused anything that does happen this coming Monday or later we'll of course, have parallels to Anita hill. And that brings us to a question we wanna probe tonight should one allegation of sexual misconduct prevented promotion to the supreme court. That was part of the issue facing judge Clarence Thomas in nineteen Ninety-one, Anita hill facing off against the Senate Judiciary committee that we should note. It was made exclusively of male senators, and we're about to hear from congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton who helped ensure that testimony and Nina totenberg who broke the story a little more background. In both cases, the female accuser was worried about the tremendous risk of stepping forward today. We are seeing that risk played out in all kinds of tax. There's also the questions about whether the alleged underlying conduct or the alleged lies in denying it cast doubt on whether that person Thomas or Cavanaugh should be held basically to a position where they decide on the life and death of other individuals. Now tonight Kavanagh's defenders insist, there are also contrast hill was accusing Thomas of conduct that allegedly occurred when he was a thirty three year old government attorney Cavanaugh faces allegations regarding conduct that if true would have occurred when he was about seventeen heels allegations involved, repeat instances whereas at this hour and the story is moving quickly. Kavanagh's. Defenders are saying that he has. Gone through a vetting and this is a single acusations regarding a single incident. Now, those are the comparisons of the two cases. There's also no doubt the environment we have today is changed. You're looking at footage from nine hundred ninety. One when Eleanor Holmes Norton and other women led the push to that Anita hill could even be heard. He's seven congresswomen were so outraged by the senate's handling of the charges against Clarence Thomas that they tried to storm the Senate. They didn't get in. Had there been a woman, at least a woman on the judiciary committee. I think this whole thing would have been heated completely differently. We should note those women in congress were storming, the Senate Judiciary committee that at the time was made as I mentioned of all men today, there are women on the committee, at least on the democratic side, the Republican members of this committee that's going to face off on Monday remained today. All men. I'm now joined by as mentioned, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Nina totenberg congresswoman. What do you believe is the right process for users to testify and what will be important if this hearing goes forward? Monday, our our our, I had no doubt that that that would be a hearing because the lessons of Anita hill and Clarence Thomas are not that far removed, and because it is pretty clear that if the Senate has learned nothing, it is the refusal to hear an accusation, particularly a credible accusation. This one even more credible because there is a lot detector tests involved. They are there. Label evidence that the trauma lasted for years. There was no way that they were going to deny this hearing why objection Ari is this. If we have this hearing on Monday, it will be a snap hearing when no preparation. And I tell you as as a member of congress, we have. We could not have a hearing on the simplest subjects with as little notice as we now are asked or the Senate and need to be given congresswoman, we're getting into the procedural baseball. You're saying the rush from the Republicans is fishy. As you know, there are people who say as Thurgood Marshall wants to Justice, delayed is Justice denied, and they would say, let's get on with it and get them both under oath. Well, getting on with it is is is the only question everybody agrees now nobody dared do not have the right to be hearing to be heard. The real question is, can the Senate for pair for hearing with every member prepared to ask the appropriate questions in just a few days. They have a five, four majority of the court. Now Ari what is the majeure? What? What is the rush the the? The thing here is that the lesson I think of the Clarence Thomas Anita hill hearings was that they had hearings within three days of canceling a vote because they didn't have the certain votes, and they went into a hearing without facts without having Asir chained.
"anita hill" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"He couldn't stop talking about him or tweeting about him. He did it twice the day after his guilty verdict in Virginia. But now since flipping on Friday, this normal voluble president hasn't said a word or tweeted. Anything about Paul Manafort his lawyers though are talking Rudy Giuliani, still talking about a pardon saying it's not disqualified, and there's no reason to preclude it in the future. It would be unusual if not potentially improper, though to intercede in this open cooperation between Manafort and Muller with a pardon. Meanwhile, one top democrat says, even leaving this door open, which Rudy is doing shows that he's scared. Well, clearly the Trump team is terrified about what Manafort may have to say, and that's not all tonight. We are learning the White House wants Donald Trump to declassify key documents and the open Russia probe and his intelligence chiefs have been disagreeing with that move. Let's get into all of it with former federal prosecutor alley Hoenig Elliott. Is there any way that Donald Trump's lawyers can spin this forward? Why are they talking about a pardon? And what is your reaction to the latest on the declassification? So the desperation showing Ari to pardon Paul Manafort at this point would be wildly precipitous move even for this president, and it would be really a flashing red light of obstruction. Look at what Rudy said. Look at that that we saw before he says in one breath, he says, we're not ruling out. He's not disqualified from pardon, and then he says, you know, we don't have any problem with Manafort just so long as it goes in there and tells the truth and says that he didn't do anything with Trump. I mean, talk about signaling command for what he's telling them is, hey, keep my name out of your mouth and there could be a pardon for you. You in the future? I don't think Manafort would be reckless enough to try to go into Muller and lie. I think he would have to know he'd get caught and that would completely destroy his cooperation hers chance of getting any benefit. And you're saying you think the motivation on the Trump legal side you said is to keep Trump's name out of manafort's mouth. Absolutely. It's almost which is sort of about a quid pro quo or what's known in legal circles is the three, six mafia defense. I also want to ask you while I have you sir about this real big news that we got laid Friday that I think some people have missed with everything else going on. Let me read from Andrew Weisman, who is a famed and feared deputy of Muller saying, what's not in Manafort statement of offense when they got him to please, it doesn't rely on the information obtained for Manafort in the course of his proffer sessions and cooperation that led us to today you have educated us before and how this works. Why would proffer sessions plural be so significant from Manafort to the case Muller's building, it shows that Muller has a good sense of what manafort's going to say and that he's interested enough to sign them up as a cooperator a proper session. Is when the prosecutor essentially downloads everything that the cooperate or knows clearly Muller has done that. It's been multiple sessions and he's interested enough to extend this potential benefit of the cooperation. Right. And that's fascinating. Given what Paul Manafort had his hands on the campaign, the convention the money. Sure it, whatever else he was doing freelance. I gotta fit in a break because we have a big Anita hill special report l. e. Hoenig. Thank you as always thanks coming up. We turn to what we can learn from the history and why things might be better. This time. The allegations of sexual misconduct have rocked another supreme court. Nominations, Anita hill and Clarence Thomas. I am happy to tell you congresswoman. Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us live. She fought for Hill's testimony as well as Nina totenberg who broke that story. That's next. Breaking news in our our, the Senate Judiciary committee, chairman, Republican, Chuck Grassley has now formally released his statement, inviting both judge Cavanaugh and his accuser MS Ford to a public hearing, and you leave that. If you look on the screen, it says public herring, it seems in their haste to get this out. They did not spell check or catch that in the headline. Now it's not clear what Democrats think of this. We heard from Senator on the democratic side of the who said, this is too fast..
"anita hill" Discussed on Minority Korner
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