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"jane mayer" Discussed on KCRW
"The New Yorker Radio hour. I'm David Remnick. It should come as no surprise at all that Donald Trump, having lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden is going to do the transition his way chaotically. Vengeful e and in state of utter denial. And we all get to come along for the ride. But the president's fantasies about so called illegal ballots are being indulged by a great number of prominent Republicans. The possibility of electoral chaos to come. Where we go from here remains a hugely open question. Called up Jane Mayer to ask her about some of the reports that are coming out of the White House. Jane's written extensively for The New Yorker about today's GOP And the forces that drive it. Jane, How are you? Good. Glad to be with you. So, Jane, as we talk on a Wednesday morning. What's the mood in Washington? Is there a sense that a peaceful transition of power? It's still possible so one week out from the election, I think what we're seeing is a mood of sort of elation among Biden supporters. Kind of souring towards a mood of some nervousness that there still has not been a concession from Trump. In a sense that the Republican establishment not just trump alone is now digging in for a fight. So what is the implications of that? What can that mean? It is worst. Oh, I mean, I think it's incredibly dangerous. That's what we're all you know, worrying about is that there's a possibility that somehow this could really disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. So where could this lead? Well, it seems like the law is quite clear the legal cases so far I've gotten nowhere. But the problem is that the politics itself. Seems like it's getting rougher and nastier at this point, something like 75% off. Republicans are saying that they don't think the election was fair. And what are the implications of that one of the practical implications? Because if these lawsuits fail And the law is clear. Is what is Donald Trump trying to arouse support for himself for 2024? Maybe it has implications in Georgia and the Senate race. What is theme motivation here? Well, I mean, when it comes to Trump, I think you've got him, You know, not just running for re election. During this last campaign. He was running from the law. He's gonna have to face potential prosecution from the Manhattan district attorney. He's got something like $300 million in It's that he has to pay off in the next four years. He's got a case with the I. R s where he may wind up going $100 million in back taxes, so he's got a lot of his own personal difficulties. That make him want to try toe hold on to power in any way that he can. Well, I I understand his motivations and what I don't understand is Mitch McConnell. Who is an institutionalist, no matter what you think of his politics. Has said that the president has every right to look into allegations. But to be clear there is zero evidence anywhere for any of these allegations of fraud. So what does Mitch McConnell up to? What does he want? Well, first of all, I would maybe take issue with the idea that he isn't an institutionalist. That is how he likes to be seen, but he's actually shattered so many norms. During the period that he's been majority leader that I think maybe it's worth reconsidering that position. But in in in this particular case, there's one thing that Mitch McConnell has always cared about more than anything else. Almost since he was in high school, he has wanted to be the majority later of the U. S. Senate. And what he wants to do is hold on to that majority. Keep the Republican majority and as we know that comes down to one state at this 10.2 senators to Senate races in Georgia. So I think the smart way to understand what's going on with Mitch McConnell is he is making a play to try to win Georgia for those two Republican senators to help them out by riling up the base. So what is the likelihood they play out this psycho drama until the Elections in Georgia and then stand down. I think at least until then, I could imagine that even after I assume he will have to leave the White House and move back down, probably to mar a Lago that Trump will keep litigating treat. Keep trying to Keep this thing alive and talk as he has started in the last few days about running again in 2024, it was reported at the White House instructed government agencies to block cooperation with the Biden transition team. What are the implications here for the transition for Joe Biden and even for national security in the coming months? Well, I mean, I think there are a lot of concerns. It's probably lucky that Joe Biden has been in the White House before he knows his way around. But The concerns are that this is a dangerous period anyway. When a hugely powerful country shifts its whole power apparatus, they need to turn over very important information about national security. They've blocked Biden from being able to have access to the president's daily briefings, which usually your shared After an election. Thies air the intelligence briefings. Um there's also concerned that because President Trump just fired The secretary of defense, and it seems to be putting loyalists in right around him that the that they may be trying to, you know, sort of try some riskier final policies before in the final days before the transfer of power. What does Donald Trump want to sneak in under the wire? If that's if that's the motivation of their policies that he wants to get past are there are there personnel moves that he wants to get accomplished? Or is this about reputation and the future of Trumpism? Well, they're related. One of the things people think he may be trying to do is there's been a push in his camp to get rid of Gina Hospital, the director of the CIA. And there's also a push to get rid of Christopher Wray, the head of the FBI. And why would they want to do that? Because Trump has been frustrated. He wants the FBI and the CIA to put out information that makes it look like he was the target of a witch hunt. He's trying to put out information that supports various conspiracy theories that make him look good. No, I don't use this term. Really? I hope not in advisedly, but this has the makings or at least it sketches off. I'm not saying it's gonna happen, but some kind of code data. Is that alarmist? I hope so. It Z. I think it Z You know, it's not completely out of the question, and that's why it's so worrisome. I mean, the Bible camp seems to be quite confident things will go smoothly. They're moving ahead with the transition there expressing very little doubt or worry, Andre, they, you know, they seem to know what they're doing. I'm sorry, but this is craziness. This is craziness that the president of the United States we have to monitor his emotional tantrums..
Is Mitch McConnell Rigging The Game?
"Other news, there's the other branch of Congress or the other house. Of Congress. The Senate and everyone knows their Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is unshakable and ruthless, and he's going to maximize his power however cam, but it is also the case the death of Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG has taken us to uncharted territory. There are very real political pressures that are going to affect how the next several months play out. Mitch McConnell does not care about being charged with the Crisi but the raw politics of this moment themselves are not uncomplicated. As it was with the affordable care act remember Mitch McConnell had a lot of bravado about that and he failed famously and humiliatingly to replace the law. Here's mayor discuss across pressures. He faces longtime McConnell Allah Gist Jane Mayer Chief of Washington correspondent New Yorker wrote an incredibly insightful profile McConnell back in April this weekend row quote from Mitch McConnell keeping a Senate. Majority matters more than the Supreme Court. Jamie. It's great to have. Let's start with that because it seems to me there's two imperatives here. Everyone says about McConnell the two things he cares about is keeping the Senate majority and being Senate majority leader. Judges the Federal Bench, and there is a way to interpret the politics of the moment that there's a little bit attention between those two imperatives. How do you see it? Well, I mean there is I mean he wants to get obvious wants to hold the majority wants to stay being majority leader. And, this is going to be the crowning moment of his career to have yet one more justice on Supreme Court here we can get him through and he's promised trump of course that he's going to have a vote on this, and so how do you do this the problem? The problem for McConnell is it's unclear if he can keep the majority in the Senate. It's a dicey election year for him. There are a number of racist. They're very close and he doesn't want to do anything that's going to hurt the endangered members of his caucus. So he's got to try to juggle the schedule in some way that doesn't put those members on the spot in a way that will hurt them. So he's the first thing he's going to do an, and surely his done is canvas. Those members find out exactly how they feel about how this this process would affect their races. And then, and then way that in terms of whether it be better have a vote before or after the election. So. It's it's. It's. It's it's tricky but he is nothing if not clever about things like this this is he he? Very early on in his career, he ran for office from a district where he hadn't been resident in residence long enough and he vowed after that, he would never again ignore the rules, and since then he's become kind of a master of the rules, the more arcane the better. And he just he loves talking to the parliamentarian in the Senate and figuring out sort of the the most devious ways to get what he wants. The most sort of obvious pressure here. Just talking about this and I think it's pretty interesting. There's a bunch of folks who are up. In who are imperilled where it's not clear That going ahead with this would be helpful them. We have a bunch of pulling out today showing majority of people oppose it. Those numbers will probably change as they converge towards the polarization and everything else. But like Cory Gardner is down in all the polls and Colorado, he's in a state that Democrats have carried. Now a bunch and plan to carry again Martha. mcsally sally is down a to mark Kelly. You know they're on the sort of aggressor side here in terms of public opinion. It does seem like they've kind of don't care. It doesn't seem like there's a jump together mentality here in terms of getting them to come out whether it was him or not a publicly for those. Well I think. He's GonNa. Be Looking at McConnell will look at each of these races and I think you can almost imagine that he's written off. Gardner in. Colorado, and makes out the in Arizona. So he's not going to change his plan just for them unless he thinks it's going to save them and you'd probably thinks it won't save them and he's already given collins kind of buy in Maine. So it gets you down to the racist that are really going to matter in this are probably it's it's probably Tillis in North Carolina, Joni Ernst in Iowa, and Danes in in Montana, and if McConnell feels that those three or not endangered by going head, he may just gun it. You know and and try try to get I think though that in addition to just thinking about each of these races and how it affects each of the races, there's something else. He's probably got to think about, which is the overall look of this thing if if it appears to the American public that he is one set of rules for Democrats and there's another set of rules he's got for Republicans here, one Senate rules for America and another set of rules for whoever trump nominates at this point, it looks like he's reading the game it looks corrupt. It looks like a naked power, grab an and it's ugly and that could actually create a backlash I think that both he and trump have to think about. It it might really bother a lot of people in this country to think that that it's it's just too corrupt game in Washington. Yeah, I. think that's a correct reading of both where the polls are and the political risks they run and I think it's notable that McConnell has committed to vote but not win and I thought. This was also notable. He wrote this dear colleague later re basically says I don't say anything don't lock yourself into position. Let it give it give us time to work over the coming days. We're GONNA come under tremendous pressure from the press to announce how he will handle the coming nomination for those who are unsure how to answer for those inclined to oppose giving nominee a vote I urge you all to keep your powder dry Dombrowski and collins. Have not heeded that but Mitt Romney said declined today saying anything I know Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania I fully expect will support moving forward. But that that to me, it was interesting because the timing here and the sort of needle to thread is not nothing I think we'll try to do it and the odds are in their favor they will. But because of exactly what you and unseeded from the political standpoint, it's not clear that this is help for them politically in the short term. I think it may not be I. Mean I think also it's going to energize the base on both sides here for and the thing is that when it comes to the energizing the base, the base that needs more energizing really is probably on the Democratic side and you've already seen it happen I, mean look at the amount of money that act Lou raise you know practically overnight a hundred, million dollars two, hundred and sixty. Now it's one hundred and sixty million dollars. Shipping shocking about money. Shocking money an and I think the other thing that it might do is from was doing some reporting two days. I think it may really energize kids younger voters because. You know they were kind of holding their nose, a lot of them about Joe Biden it wasn't an exciting. It didn't seem you now like there was that much reason to do it. Now there's a reason that a lot of young people are GONNA see they're gonNA look they're gonNa see Roe v Wade is in the balance they're going to see a four Bul healthcare act and possibly anything to do with insurance for preexisting conditions and they're looking at the future this is going to. Their. Lives for the this is a this is a decision that has tremendous implications for everybody in the country and it's GonNa be clear and so I, you know it may turn you know help turn out. The Democrats who were young. Six three Roberts court climate. Regulation jurisprudence. A. Favorable to the kinds of solutions. That are necessary. Do you think? Ultimately McConnell himself is up and I don't think he's. He's personally a lot of trouble against say, McGrath at least the pulling now but there are also just a bunch of seats that weren't supposed to be in play that really do seem like they are. There's A Texas poll that has cornyn barely up. There's a Mississippi poll out today that has. Chrissy Hyde Smith a just a few points on Mike espey. There's the Iwa Joni Ernst race I mean it's wild how wide the sort of battlefield has gotten for him to try to hold this thing together. It's it's really volatile and and and the thing is it. What it does is it puts the Republicans on the spot about they've been doing kind of a split that's broader and broader that gotta keep the trump face and and but that's not enough for in many places to get reelected, and so they've got to do is add in. The moderates the you know suburban women particularly and got a candidate here who for a nominee for the supreme court that is truly the choice of the evangelical part of the trump ace it by very much alienate moderate women in the suburbs and in other places especially over things like abortion where sixty two percent of the people in this country saver. Abortion. As keeping it legal and don't WanNa go backwards. So it's it's. It's I think it's a it's it's a it's a it's a risky thing for some ways. You people think it's all into such a gift. Not, necessarily think that's right. Read on the situation Jane Mayer thanks as always great reporting and inside appreciate it. Great to be with you.
"jane mayer" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"And there's the honorable mayor of the city of Tampa Jane Mayer cancer what's up it I'm just wondering if I'm gonna be that compelling conversation or the entertainment I mean if we play our cards right here I think you can you can touch both of those today that's tell me what you guys are doing right now oh my gosh we are having more fun than the law allows out delivering bicycles two kids at dimpled different parts from table barked and recreation we've been down dispelled Campo we've been to central damp but now we're we're the damper delivering barge to kids and it is nothing short of amazing a Julius and Serra from on by have put all these bicycles together and were giving about two kids in it is joy what a great feeling that is merit caster we had our toy drive last Friday in Pinellas park where we do a ten hour broadcast and with toys for tots we we collect bikes and toys all day and to get hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of bikes that you know we're gonna go to kids would get nothing for Christmas it's such a wonderful feeling to know that you don't do you remember when we grew up near caster the bicycle was your first taste of freedom it was that first like I get farther than up the street so you're not just providing these kids with a fun Christmas gift you're giving them a little bit of liberation and I dare say a glimmer of hope all right there you go in some freedom as well it is yeah it's a wonderful we all remember our first bicycle and could see the young kids I don that Santa Claus is sent me a list and I said now how many of you have been good to hear and man the arm shoot up in the air like lightning it here and they were all smiles is just wonderful that's so cool that you guys are doing that tell me a little bit about this on bikes organization I don't know much about them on March is a non profit started here by a couple of individuals and it really has gone nationwide they've got a lot of corporate sponsorship now and they're going out and making presentations to companies like Google and many many others and they've got a lot of partners here in the Tampa Bay area and so they had a bike build I believe that's the fourth year they had a fight though the other day and I am only arena lightning are a huge part there and citizens came out in bill nine hundred bicycles to give out to kids so think about that nine hundred Christmas tree there's gonna be a bicycle underneath it it's just so much fun that is a lot of fun and a I think I've been looking at your Twitter timeline the last couple of days and even weeks and you're doing a lot to get out there and really make the holidays a lot better and brighter for for families in need and isn't that are both our duty and is it it's such a pleasure to be a in a position where you can provide something like that it sure is it sure is interesting you know you think about those things we were just talking about that in the car about the things that some of us who grew up taking for granted and and now to be able to provide that experience for kids I was over at the general today as well with.
"jane mayer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Jane Mayer and others about the impeachment inquiry and its impact on America and all this with the writer Elizabeth Strout was publishing a sequel to the best seller olive Kitteridge that's all next time on the New York radio hour tomorrow morning at ten on ninety three point nine FM W. NYC. this is morning edition from NPR news I'm David green in Culver city California and I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington DC good morning what we make of president trump's involvement in Ukraine now that we know what US diplomats thought about it at the time house investigators have released to six pages of text messages from earlier this year they detailed discussions between diplomats facing demands from president trump the president and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani we're pushing Ukraine to investigate one of the president's political rivals Joe Biden in these text messages we learn more of what was at stake for Ukraine it's already known that the United States was withholding military aid at the same time the president trump was requesting this investigation one diplomat says it was quote crazy to link security assistance to help with a political campaign although another diplomat insisted there was no quid pro quo now we know that a White House meeting was also at stake on the very day that president trump called Ukraine's president in July a diplomat said that once president celebrities agreement to an investigation quote what were was made to quote we will nail down a date for a visit to Washington those reading the messages this morning include Neil cut y'all who was acting Solicitor General in the Obama administration good morning Sir good morning what do these text messages tell you well I think there's two big points in the text messages one is some text messages from the state department showing that effectively that trump was seeking campaign help from the Ukrainian sent ambassador bill Taylor saying quote I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with the political campaign and only some hours later is there some sort of very highly scripted response and a desire to get off of text messages and get on the phone so that's the first thing the second is some revelations that two state department officials were drafting a new statement a statement for the new Ukrainian president committing the come. review crane to investigate by then and most importantly that that statement wasn't distracted by two ambassadors to it that a two state department officials but also by Rudy guiliani politicos reporting that he's the one who supplied the key language this is just Steve the first couple of days of the investigation I mean this investigation is is very very fresh and already there's a lot of very very damaging information and president trump's whole defense last week this is hearsay the whistle blowers not true all this it's fall it's already fallen apart it's it's you know everything was a blur said has been corroborated by these messages so far does and does it in some way add to or change the impression we already had the from the rough notes the rough transcript of the president's phone call with Ukraine's president on July twenty five right I think it adds a lot of color to it because they're you know they're I think you know the bottom of page two of the top he reached three of that rough transcript really does outline something pretty horrible the president's seeking effectively campaign help from the cranium president but now we see that this wasn't just like you know that something that you have to read into the White House memo it wasn't even a transcript we're still waiting on the transcript but now we are learning that senior state department officials had exactly these concerns that the whistleblower hat and that's why I think you see the president moving from I didn't do it and stuff like that to basically saying well okay I did it it's not illegal and even going so far yesterday at the White House to say overtly Hey I'm gonna now ask for help from China to investigate let's listen actually to a little bit of the president speaking yesterday because this is in fact something that he said in front of the television cameras let's listen to that China just started investigation into the by. because what happened in China. is just about as bad as what happened with. with you pray he also in public repeated his demand for an investigation of the bidens in Ukraine is the president in any way on more stable legal ground because he's now doing this overtly in public on television rather than secretly in a phone call no not at all I mean if and much less I mean if you commit a burger overtly in the street you're just as guilty as if you do it behind closed doors so there's absolutely no legal piece to this that will help him and I think we really Steve there's kind of four matrices to think about theirs that was a crime committed and now it looks like yeah it looks like it may have been actually a formal crime trying to solicit things of value for your campaign the second is is an impeachable offense and I think this is the quintessential definition to our founders of what is impeachable but the third is politically you know what the Republicans have the courage to actually you know defend the constitution and and do what's right here and required by our founders the fourth is historical I mean even if the president skates by somehow because of his political muscle I think his fate as a president is sealed by the release of these the the White House memo last week and now this time these text messages and revelations yesterday this is a guy who went and sought aid now overtly from one of our chief enemies of the China in order to advance his campaign and his political ends I was the definition of I think a field presidents I want to mention two things very quickly one you said the president was seeking things of value the justice department looked into that and concluded otherwise but I see you have a different conclusion one other thing I do want to ask about though and that is the quid pro quo one of the text messages says there was no quid pro quo can the president get out of that accusation simply because he did not literally used the phrase quid pro quo nobody uses the phrase literally but actually the text messages show effective that other folks thought there was a quid pro quo in the administration including. trump's own state department so it's not going to help them and as far as a thing of value as I said in the New York times just because you can't quantify it doesn't mean it's not a thing of value it at Monday out early as Neil cut y'all was acting Solicitor General in the Obama administration thank you so much thank you award winning actor James Franco has been named in a lawsuit alleging he and two other men ran an acting school that sexually exploited female students the complaint was filed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court the plaintiffs are two former students of the now shuttered school called studio for in a statement Franco's lawyer calls it a scurrilous publicity seeking lawsuit and here's a list with Blair reports James Franco was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in one hundred twenty seven hours he won the golden globe for that film as well as for the disaster artist when he opened studio for in twenty fourteen Sarah to their Kaplan was one of its first students she says Franco taught a class called sex scenes she says you have to audition for the class and pay an extra seven hundred and fifty dollars for it but she was thrilled to be selected I really respected him as an actor and the fact that I was selected base of off of an audition meant to me that I was valued for my talent she assumed she would learn how to maneuver sex scenes professionally as an actor but the class did not do that at all in fact I didn't know anything about nudity riders the detail required in them the right to counsel with the director about nude scenes the custom to choreograph nude scenes ahead of time to negotiate them with the cast and the director I knew none of that throughout that class in twenty sixteen Franco made videos of his sex scenes class that he posted on his Facebook page the videos have since been taken down but there is one on video it's described as the first class session in which students. talk about the scenarios they came up with when they auditioned Franco give them feedback that's crossing lines you know what I mean and then see how you deal with either you you like it or you don ask the class progressed Serra to their Kaplan says students were encouraged to take risks with their bodies she said she wanted to be a team player so she went along I wanted to do my best and I wanted to make friends there and I wanted to you know have it really means something for me so I did what would seem to be the thing that they wanted in this class and that was. get naked and do sex scenes and not complain and you know push the envelope and I felt encouraged when I. just went for it and she says that she was rewarded for it after I did the sex scenes master class ended the nude scene and the sex scene in my short film I started working with them very regularly and not a lot of other students got that chance the complaint alleges that studio for promise students who were paying tuition they would get to audition for Franco and this company's film projects former student Tony gall is the other plaintiffs who filed the suit most of the work that was offered for us had nudity requirements the complaint also contends the school was designed to circumvent California's a pay for play regulations which prohibits making actors pay for auditions Tony gall says that wasn't the only problem and we were consistently auditioning for projects that he had the nudity and we had to upload are some of the tapes at home so there's there consistently getting footage of you know the sensitive nature of work some of the allegations against James Franco were reported in January twenty eighteen by the Los Angeles Times Serra to their Kaplan and for other women all former students of Franco's made allegations that similar to those pleaded in the complaint but the times also noted that more than a dozen of Franco's former students at studio for said they had positive experiences there the complaint alleges that the acting school purposefully sought out quote young naive women between the ages of seventeen and twenty four because they would not understand how the film industry functioned plaintiffs era to their Kaplan says she hopes her lawsuit will shine a light on what she describes as an abuse of power they knew who they were asking to do the improvised X. in nude scenes they knew who was in their classes and I think that's by design because it sort of protects them from any kind of real repercussions because they can just write us off as you know. nobody's the women are seeking unspecified damages they also want an apology and the destruction of any videos Franco and his partners still have from their time in the class in response to the lawsuit James Franco's lawyer issued a statement that reads this is not the first time that these claims have been made and they have already been debunked the statement continues James will not only fully defend himself but will also seek damages from the plaintiffs and their attorneys for filing this is scurrilous publicity.
"jane mayer" Discussed on KTRH
"Now ladies and gentlemen you probably heard about this but there's no movement to rehabilitate al Franken a true reprobate you member that photo where he had his hands on was pretty close to having his hands on the breasts of a woman who is sleeping on their plan member her name was tweeting number let Mr reducer and there are other women some of whom were thinking about coming forward but the pressure was on for him to resign he resigned well there's a woman by the name of Jane Mayer she writes for The New Yorker complete sleaze bar she's a woman but not of color may I say Jane Mayer is a complete sleaze ball the way she tried the sleaze of Clarence Thomas and defense we need to fill she goes way back the way she won after Kavanaugh now the way she tries to rehabilitate Franken when I spend a few minutes on this hi my friends the free beacon Jane Mayer during the Cavanaugh confirmation fight wrote arguably the thinnest ME two story published by an outlet that didn't have Babe in the U. R. L. Marinko author Ronan Farrow for the they argued for the first time the Deborah Ramirez was accusing the Supreme Court nominee of taking out his male genital and putting it in front of her face when they were both yell undergrads complicating the story was the candid admission that in Ramirez's initial conversation with The New Yorker she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty and she only accuse Cavanaugh six days later no other witnesses at the party corroborated your story well quite if you gave on the record statements insisting it never happened there was the small matter that Ramirez attended Kavanaugh's wedding and smiled in a photo with the evidence of Jane Mayer's Cavanaugh story was rather weak compared to your average ME two story which is why it's puzzling that mers newest pieces that lengthy diatribe arguing all eight of the women who accused former democratic senator al Franken of impropriety Democrats and Republicans alike were mistaken or line it's difficult to summarize a twelve thousand word piece but at its heart the argument is Franken is innocent of groping and forced kissing because a lot of people who like Franken insist he is also he has a family cries a lot see this me too movement is fake ladies and gentleman it's again it's of the left it's the ends justify the means so here you have a leftist a hack a propagandist by the name of Jane Mayer well known in what she does which is the opposite of journalism coming to defense of al Franken with no evidence whatsoever where for example produces three pieces of so called evidence all say that Franken didn't slip modeling inch Whedon the tongue without our consent while rehearsing a kissing scene for a two thousand six US social the first is al Franken denies it the second is Frank its longtime fundraiser denies he would do something like that the third is a former SNL writer who says I've known him for forty seven years and he's the very last person who would be a sexual harasser this so called evidence is laughable when there would dismiss it as irrelevant in any other case Matt Lauer les Moonves as mark Halperin Roy Moore virtually all powerful man accused of sexual harassment and assault I've tried it out male and female colleagues alike will state their professional reputation on the notion that he isn't the kind of guy are well he never harassed me in fact one of the colleagues Merrick quotes extensively defending Franken comedian Sarah Silverman is also a shameless supporter of Louis C. K. not here let's continue believe this is written by Alex grizzle when it's blocked out here it goes on Maher the evidence is laughable matter does find some evidence the calls on the question certain elements between the story the usually quite trivial country to tweet instatement mer writes the photo Frank and pantomime in grabbing her breasts while she was sleeping was taken out on Christmas Eve two thousand six says as a final taunt but on December twenty first what well and what I really got or didn't day what actually interesting better reporting is Walch Whedon said Franken I told her he wrote a part for her with the sole intention of kissing her that's actually a line of dialogue in the sketch they appeared in this skit Franken played an officer who has written a role specifically for a beautiful woman so he could kiss her a role he performed with two other women in two previous stores they were okay with the kissing and other sketches he played a doctor trying to give tween a breast examination and Riggs a contest so he can have sex which we near treats this is evidence tween is mistaken or lying about about her backstage encounter with Frank and the whole thing was borrowed from his skit quote unquote but that ignores what strikes me as an obvious possibility namely that Frank and skits about being a creep when metta and self referential it's really hard to believe a professional comedian who was thinking up excuses the case has attracted co stars would write a skit about how he wrote a skit the case a beautiful woman and he would then approached the woman and demand rehearsals I even mayor can't erase the incontrovertible fact that Frank was photographed groping a just about groping a sleeping woman who could not consent mers defense years once again together quotes from sympathetic sources say the US so the US SO tour was a raunchy vaudeville throwback Frank was just goofing around and people were taking funny pictures and it was campy and that makes it better how exactly the former SNL star's friends insist the mayor that the photo was a mockery of someone acting a bad taste that Frank was adopting the persona of a well I won't say the drug was about him he was doing he was doing okay whatever again there again seems to be zero interest in exploring the possibility Franken adopted the persona of a sexist who was it who wants to grow up and kissed women because he wanted to act like a sexist who gropes in case one elsewhere merit entertains defenses of Frank and that are downright offensive one you SO officers sat tweens accusations were socking shocking their notes because she participated in other rye bald you SO skits including a show with Robin Williams which we can jump into his arms wrapped a leg around his way and so.
"jane mayer" Discussed on KTOK
"Now ladies and gentlemen you probably heard about this but there's no movement to rehabilitate al Franken a true reprobate you member that photo where he had his hands owner was pretty close to having his hands on the breasts of a woman who is sleeping on their plan member her name was tweeting I'm Rowland missed reduce and there are other women some of whom were thinking about coming forward but the pressure was on for him to resign he resigned well there's a woman by the name of Jane Mayer she writes for The New Yorker complete sleaze ball she's a woman but not of color may I say Jane Mayer is a complete sleaze ball the way she tried the sleeves up Clarence Thomas and defense we need a hill she goes way back the way she won after Kavanaugh now the way she tries to rehabilitate Franken when I spend a few minutes on this hi my friends the free beacon Jane Mayer during the Cavanaugh confirmation fight wrote arguably the thinnest ME two story published by an outlet that didn't have Babe in the U. R. L. Marinko author Ronan Farrow for the they argued for the first time the Deborah Ramirez was accusing the Supreme Court nominee of taking out his male genital and putting it in front of her face when they were both yell undergrads complicating the story was the candid admission that in Ramirez's initial conversation with The New Yorker she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty and she only accuse Cavanaugh six days later no other witnesses at the party corroborated your story well quite if you gave on the record statements insisting it never happened there was the small matter that Ramirez attended Kavanaugh's wedding and smiled in a photo with the evidence of Jane Mayer's Cavanaugh story was rather weak compared to your average ME two story which is why it's puzzling that mers newest pieces that lengthy diatribe arguing all eight of the women who accused former democratic senator al Franken of impropriety Democrats and Republicans alike were mistaken or lying it's difficult to summarize a twelve thousand word piece but at its heart the argument is Franken is innocent of groping and forced kissing because a lot of people who like Franken insist he is also he has a family cries a lot see this need to movement is fake ladies and gentleman it's again it's of the left it's the ends justify the means so here you have a left us a hack a propagandist by the name of Jane Mayer well known in what she does which is the opposite of journalism coming to defense of al Franken with no evidence whatsoever for example produces three pieces of so called evidence all say that Franken didn't slip modeling inch Whedon the tongue without our consent while rehearsing a kissing scene for a two thousand six US social the first is al Franken denies it the second is Frank its longtime fundraiser denies he would do something like that the third is a former SNL writer who says I've known him for forty seven years and he's the very last person who would be a sexual harasser this so called evidence is laughable when Meir would dismiss it as irrelevant in any other case Matt Lauer les Moonves as mark Halperin Roy Moore virtually all powerful man accused of sexual harassment and assault I've tried it out male and female colleagues alike will state their professional reputation on the notion that he isn't the kind of guy are well he never harassed me in fact one of the colleagues Merrick quotes extensively defending Franken comedian Sarah Silverman is also a shameless supporter of Louis C. K. not here let's continue I believe this is written by Alex Griswold minutes blocked out here any goes on Maher the evidence is laughable matter does find some evidence the calls in the question certain elements between the story the usually quite trivial country to tweet instatement mer writes the photo Franken pantomime in grabbing her breasts while she was sleeping was taken out on Christmas Eve two thousand six says as a final taunt but on December twenty first what well and what I really Goddard didn't day what actually interesting better reporting is March Whedon said Franken I told her he wrote a part for her with the sole intention of kissing her that's actually a line of dialogue in the sketch they appeared in this skit Franken played an officer who has written a role specifically for a beautiful woman so he could kiss her a role he performed with two other women in two previous stores they were okay with the kissing and other sketches he played a doctor trying to give tween a breast examination and Riggs a contest so he can have sex between near treats this is evidence tween is mistaken or lying about about her backstage encounter with Frank and the whole thing was borrowed from his skit quote unquote but that ignores what strikes me as an obvious possibility namely that Frank and skits about being a creep when metta and self referential it's really hard to believe a professional comedian who was thinking up excuses the case has attracted co stars would write a skit about how he wrote a skeptic is a beautiful woman and he would then approached the woman and demand rehearsals I even mayor can a race the incontrovertible fact that Frank was photographed groping a just about groping a sleeping woman who could not consent mers defense years once again together quotes from sympathetic sources say the US so at the U. S. tour was a raunchy vaudeville throwback Frank was just goofing around and people were taking funny pictures and it was campy and that makes it better how exactly the former SNL star's friends insist the mayor that the photo was a mockery of someone acting a bad taste that Frank was adopting the persona of a well I won't say the drug was about him he was doing he was doing okay whatever again there again seems to be zero interest in exploring the possibility Franken adopted the persona of a sexist who was it who wants to grow up and kissed women because he wanted to act like a sexist who gropes in case one elsewhere merit entertains defenses of Frank and that are downright offensive one you SO officers sat tweens accusations were socking shocking mer notes because she participated in other rye bald you SO skits including a show with Robin Williams which we can jump into his arms wrapped a leg around his way and so.
"jane mayer" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"She spent a lot of time and effort trashing conservatives and Republicans trashing Clarence Thomas among others. And she's bounced around from here to there. Her father worked at the New York Times. Her husband worked at the Washington Post. The grandfather was editor and publisher the Augusta Georgia chronicle and a member of the Democrat National Committee. So you get the drift. So she's dressed up as a reporter. She was a guest on the Charlie rose show. Is that ironic? She was against in two thousand eight on the Bill moyers program. Bill moyers. Mentioned in my upcoming book. I will leave it for now. She used to go on the tavist smiley show who's been accused. He he rejects it completely of sexual or has. I mean, I go on and on and on. So she's creepy. She sleazy and she's a leftist. Very much, Brian Stelter? So he has Jane Mayer on his show. And this is what Jeff Zucker has done to CNN. And I hope you saw my FOX show last night. Would Lynnwood and his take on CNN among other media outlets. You can't trust them. They went after a sixteen year old boy. What glee they hadn't even done the research? Don't even look at the full video tape. They didn't care. They didn't care at all. So stelter. Does this show that has no ratings called reliable sources? And he brings this. Jane, Mary, Jane Mayer who had eleven thousand word peace trashing, FOX ninety eight hundred words of which give or take was regurgitation. I dare say FOX has been the most investigated media outlet. By other media outlets. CNN MSNBC New York Times Washington Post. They really hate FOX. They come around. They attacked talk radio. They attack FOX how many attacks have you seen on CNN and the Washington Post and the New York Times or on MSNBC? You don't see any do you? Yet, the desire to destroy FOX to destroy various house to turn the so-called news operation against the so-called opinion side is relentless and you have some suckers, unfortunately on FOX who fought for this stuff. But most of them don't most. I think know what's going on. So here's Brian Stelter? Would Jane Mayer. This author on CNN yesterday. Cut one go your story suggests the network has moved from partisanship to propaganda that word kept coming up in European keep coming up in your interviews with source. It did it did. And and the interesting thing was this is not just with liberal sources. I mean, liberals have been on FOX's case for you know, from the start. But what I was hearing was a number of conservatives who were fine. Who who are they who are they? And we're number conservatives finding that CNN was propaganda. This is just so bizarre. The amount of time. CNN spends on trashing FOX. Go ahead. Is doing alarming. We're talking about conservatives who maybe have differences with Trump. Oh, I say so she talks to never-trumpers. Isn't this precious isn't this bizarre? So you have a left wing hack, and that's what she is our whole family's a bunch of left wing kooks and hacks throughout their careers in my humble opinion. Sources tell me and here she is talking to never Trumpers you see. We're very troubled by FOX mother very troubled by talk radio the very troubled by Trump the very troubled by all of us 'cause they're nuts. And they've tried their own journalistic quests like the weekly standard. It's gone. Go ahead that increasingly there's no dissent allowed on FOX's primetime. Show. Dissent allowed on FOX's primetime show. If you watch Tucker Carlson, doesn't he often bring one or two people on for the purpose of debating, the Mr. producer? Every damn show. Sean has people on repeatedly to debate him in my case. I can't get them on my shows. The debate me. Go ahead. There was reporting last year by CNN's Oliver Darcy that you followed up on about the stormy Daniels. Saga and Fox News reporter die NFL zone knew about it in two thousand sixteen. Now, they are obsessed with this point actress and her lawyer, and they had the lawyer on like one hundred fifty times or so, and they don't bring the porn actress back who keeps losing these legal cases. Why don't they bring the actress back who keeps losing these legal cases? She keeps losing. And CNN is invested in her and invested in her Lord. But now all of a sudden they back off except to trash FOX. Go ahead. To report on it and was stopped by her bosses. Tell us what you learned. Well, so what she has said she's under a nondisclosure agreement with FOX, she's she's kind of got a gag order. But what she has said to others who I've interviewed once on the record and another was on background in the story was that her story was spiked for political reasons that she had the story about stormy Daniels being paid off with a very very fascinating to me. I remember them spiking Juanita Broderick story and spiking all these other stories they still spiking stories over there at CNN about their own reporters who cheat on their wives and do other sleazy things who true. But that's interesting because one of the people at FOX who was involved in this decision also explained the problem was they couldn't substantiate. So they didn't go with it. It's as simple as that. You see CNN? This is why you're about to get sued as I understand in my interview because that's what reporters used to do. They don't just take the word of a a porn actress centerpoint porn, actress lawyer, and then you have Jane Mayer slime on her way in and she kinda gag order. It's called a nondisclosure agreement. Jane, maybe you're familiar with that thrill years of investigative reporting CNN has nondisclosure agreements to for people who departed, you know, that Jane. Cut to Mr. producer. Go ahead. Do you think the president ever worries about these optics? You know, have you ever gone through puberty Stelter? May I ask them that question Richard's at offensive? Hey, sounds like Mickey Mouse or better yet Minnie mouse. Hey, Jane, do you think the president every worries about these optics? So now, it's time to trash Trump question. They would never ask about Obama. Go ahead. Do you think the president never worries about these optics? Did Obama worry about the optics of jerks like you and the other conga line of jerks? You have over there at CNN slobbering all over him. Obama didn't seem to worry about it. You still slobber all over him. And Michelle they don't seem to worry about their optics. You about your optics. Have you looked at Zucker? Now, that's an optic. Illusion. I hope and the have you looked at yourself. Let me ask this had to be stupid and ugly to work at CNN. I think so. Does three big all you young people who want to work at CNN. I would encourage you or discourage you from doing three qualifications stupid. Liberal. And ugly. Yes, I said it I'm sorry. They're on TV. I get to look at the look we get to draw our own conclusions. We get the draw our own conclusions. Galahad this incredibly cozy inappropriate relationship with Fox News. Yes. Yes. It's incredibly. By the way, I soon remember Donna Brazile leaking stuff to Hillary Clinton during that debate. You remember that Mr. producer? Oh, yeah. This guy, Jim Shudo? I seem to recall he worked for Obama must. We go down the list. Of the Democrats had CNN we've got Chris Cuomo. I used to say the dumbest of the Cuomo's, but they're so dumb. I could be any other does talk about the optics of that one. I don't subscribe to Cuomo the absolutes really paints. Optical. Go ahead. Well, I mean, if he does I mean immediately after my story came out as if to sort of illustrated tweeted yet again. About FOX and wait a minute. Wait a minute notice. They both say exactly the same thing. Do you know why they hate FOX and friends 'cause you love it. It's a fun show. Got some news, some entertainment, and it just destroys CNN and MSNBC. He got bubbly personalities intelligent people on that program. They have great guests on that the president loves the program. So you must hate it. You've got to hate it. I insist that you look at the optics that day optics bear smiling all the time. There jokesters there's substantive. They have faith let got Tech's Mike God, by the way. Look at the optics at CNN makes your stomach turn. Go ahead. You know, if he's worried he's not showing it he needs FOX as much as FOX needs. Okay. Thanks coming in from Jane Mayer. An objective. I'm waiting for them to bring John dean into doing analysis. John dean can do an analysis now Donald Trump. Fabulously wealthy and popular and known before he decided to run for president. Before he ever did anything with FOX FOX was number one destroying CNN and MSNBC with its lineup long before Donald Trump decided to run for president. Both have been incredibly successful in their areas. Donald Trump multi-billionaire, FOX number one cable. They don't need each other. But let me say this to you. What would we do without FOX? We get the same lapdog propaganda from CNN and MSNBC from NBC ABC CBS, the Washington slimes, the New York slimes, the Washington compost getting the same thing over and over and over we wouldn't even know about Hillary Clinton fusion GPS, they're still does we wouldn't know anything about McCabe are stroke or page or Baker commies leaks. We wouldn't know anything we would know any of that. What Brian Stelter doesn't understand the purpose of a newsroom and the purpose of news. What is Brian Stelter? Is he journalist? Or is he opinion guy? I mean, I know he's he's he's stupid. But I'm asking. He can't answer. He's both in his neither. I'll be right back. Mm-hmm. It's time to check the roads.
"jane mayer" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"That's w I l d three three eight five eight five zero. A little bit later on. We're going to get back into the Justice smaller story, which continues to unfold in real time. This Cory Booker. And Kamala Harris, both presidential candidates for the Democrats declare that they have to wait for more information until they can decide whether jussie smollet is in fact, a hoaxer which is real weird. Because when this thing first happened, they both jump to the conclusion that he was in fact, not hoping that it was all true. Then it comes out that he's a hoax. Hold up. Hold up. We gotta wait. For more information. We'll bring you more information on various democratic President Trump's twenty twenty campaign. Senior adviser China said in a statement serving President Trump, and this country has been the most rewarding experience of my entire life to be a small part of all this president has done for the American people has truly been an honor. I'm looking forward to working on President Trump's reelection campaign and spending more time with my family. Well, the spending more time with my family is always giveaway sports. Coach resigns is like, you know, what I'm resigning need to spend more time with my family. And it was like, well, you haven't seen them in like three years brothels. But they'll shine. Apparently, Trump was not super happy with him because he wasn't getting positive media coverage now to be fair to Bill shine. I mean, there are certain things that are just not possible. Okay. And being the communications director of the White House there a couple of things that are not possible. One massively increasing President Trump's media coverage on the positive side and number two ever surpassing Anthony Scaramucci in that job. There's just no way you cannot surpass them as White House communications director. So shine offered his resignation to the president yesterday evening. The president has accepted Bill continues to support President Trump and his agenda will serve as senior adviser to the twenty twenty reelection campaign, basically when you leave the White House, and they don't want you there anymore. They shuffle you over to the reelection campaign. It's sort of like the rabbit farm for Lenny now, Bill shine a super talented guy. Right. He was he was one of the heads of Fox News before he moved over to the White House. And there are some talk that perhaps the relationship between Fox News in the White House was too close. There's a big story from Jane Mayer in the New Yorker, we talked about it a couple of days ago suggesting that Fox News. News had become the official outlive. Trump is one of the elements of that story that now appears to have been wildly exaggerated was a part of the story in which Jane Mayer at the New Yorker claimed that Fox News had in advance of the two thousand sixteen election. The story of President Trump in stormy Daniels and then buried it in order to protect President Trump. It turns out now that that is simply not true Ken Lacorte who was over at Fox News. When all of this happened. He has a piece over at media today. Talking about how this is untrue. He says two weeks before the two thousand sixteen presidential election as the editorial head of Fox News online Uday draft news story that said porn. Actress stormy Daniels had confirmed having an affair with Donald Trump a decade earlier. The only problem was stormy hadn't said that Daniels. In her associates. We're playing a bizarre and mouse game with Fox News and other outlets trying to get their story out without fingerprints. And ultimately without enough proof to publish and others. Practice solid journalism. Now that's being spun in an effort to prove the opposite the backstory, according to chemical former digital director over at Fox News. He says in twenty eleven a gossip website called the dirty published in an anonymous tip alleging that Donald Trump had an affair with stormy Daniels in two thousand five Malania was pregnant with baron the next day January since a cease and desist to the site's operators posted your move. What about the dirty it's user submitted site, which posts sorted rumors usually about former girlfriends. And I told her eighteenth two thousand sixteen says, look I look at these stormy Daniels story written by FOX reporters NFL zone who primarily covers celebrity news for Princeton video. It wasn't a detailed investigative piece as the media has portrayed this week. But a nine paragraphs story that sorely needed backup. It included a toured confirmation. It's true. From an unnamed Daniel spokesperson an anonymous, quote from a friend who said, she dropped off Daniels to meet trumpet hotel and quotes from the dirty owner who said that he had spoken to Danielson two thousand eleven and she'd confirmed the affair it lacked any mention of payments a hush money contract or any corroborating evidence beyond the two seconds. Hand counts on top of that stormy Daniels herself had publicly denied the whole thing a denial. She would maintain for another year. The story wasn't close to being publishable medicine to hold. It was no brainer. I didn't do it to help Trump and never said nor implied. Otherwise, it was such an easy call I never even floor, my direct, boss or anyone in management about it. Still. Our editors told fell zones keep digging until week before the election. Stormy and her friends what radio silence. In the recent national coverage of this incident writes, the FOX digital director based on an article in the New Yorker, no one has questioned why stormy would try to leak an anti-trump story exclusively to Fox News seen by virtually everyone is a pro-trump alad in reality. She was actually talking to a handful of others as well. The Daily Beast later reported that it had protracted talks with her three sources confirming the affair. She is reportedly in talks with good Morning America as well. Why didn't those outlets publish anything the best account? I found was written by Jason Jacob Weisberg. Slates then editor in chief. Who's also chasing the story. He also chose not to publish because he didn't have a lockout. So in other words, Jane Mayer again doing garbage job of journalism. You'll remember Jane Mayer from such hits as Brad Kavanagh, maybe a gang rape. Well, Jane Mayer of the New Yorker apparently asked Ken Lacorte to talk about his experiences at Fox News in an attempt to dig up this this non story, and then she ran with the story anyway. So well done Jane Mayer, well done the New Yorker and meanwhile in other news, the jobs numbers are unfortunately, low this month, according to NBC news job growth came to a near halt in February after a blistering start to the year with nonfarm payrolls, increasing by just twenty thousand even the employment rate fell to three point eight percent, which is essentially full employment. The Labor Department reported on Friday that was the worst month for job creation since September two thousand seventeen that month. Oh, well short of the relatively modest expectations of one hundred and eighty thousand from a communist survey by Jones. The unemployment rate had been projected at three point nine percent from January's four percents. Larry cudlow said he thought it was a fluky number is. Of course, the head of President Trump's National Economic Council. The jobless rate fell in part because of the vagaries Labor Department uses to calculate the headline rate. There was an increase of one hundred ninety eight thousand in those considered not in the labor force while those classified as unemployed fell by three hundred thousand and the ranks of the employees decreased by forty five thousand according to the household survey, the more encompassing unemployment rate that counts discouraged workers as well. As those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons, which is called the real unemployment rate plunged to seven point three percent in February from eight point one percent in January. So in other words, the job market is still pretty strong at this point. Don't be fooled by that top line number the jobless rate among Hispanics. It's down to four point three percent. The jobless rate for blacks rose two tenths of a point seven percents the level for whites declined to three point three percent from three point five percent. But average hourly earnings increased by three point four percent year over year, which is easily the economic recovery with that means basically is that we have full employment. The earns a lot of good employees were waiting on the outside trying to get in. And so employers are being forced to raise wages this compares with the one point five percents increase in the consumer price index that means that finally wages are outpacing inflation. Certainly the headline is somewhat shocking given how big January's number was said Marvin logo macro strategist at State Street. It certainly shows weakening trend given where we were six or nine months ago. But it also shows that wage growth and expectations that this low unemployment rate is going to drive higher wages is still there. Charlie Ripley, who's the senior investment strategist at alliance investment management says if anything the wage number could raise some eyebrows for the fed, I don't think the slowdown in the pace of payrolls. Does anything to change the outlook? They're pretty comfortable sitting back and waiting for the data to come in. So what exactly is weighing down the job growth? Apparently. It was construction construction lost thirty one thousand jobs, leisure and hospitality was flat government jobs fell by five thousand. So is by the way, previous months gains were actually revised up December move from two hundred twenty two thousand to two hundred twenty seven thousand January two three hundred eleven thousand. So it doesn't seem like there are a lot of indicators that we are in the middle of a serious economic slowdown. Maybe we should be a little bit trepidation. But it'd be over the top of this point to be deeply worried about the state of President Trump's economy. Meanwhile, we gotta get into the the latest on the Paul Manafort trial because it is kind of fascinating. We'll get to that. In just a second. First. Let's talk about those.
"jane mayer" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is it FOX is is an arm of the White House. It's it's part. It's a mouthpiece for Trump. Let's take a short break here. And then we'll talk some more. If you're just joining us. My guest is Jane Mayer staff writer for the New Yorker, her new piece is called the making of the Fox News White House. We'll be right back. This is fresh air. Yeah. This is fresh air. And if you're just joining us, my guest is New Yorker staff writer, Jane Mayer, and her new piece is called the making of the Fox News White House, and like the like the title says it's about the connections between President Trump has White House and Fox News. So getting back to Bill shine who became director of communications and deputy chief of staff in July of two thousand eighteen he had been the co president of Fox News after Roger Ailes was forced out. And I think well Ailes was president shine had been as number two. He was named in several lawsuits that has shine was named in several lawsuits by women who alleged that Roger Ailes had sexually harassed them. They described China's being complicit in the culture of cover-ups, payoffs and victim intimidation, he had also formerly been Sean Hannity's producer. So how has White House communications with the press changed under Bill shine. Well, people would argue that it's become increasingly difficult to get information from daily briefings, Sarah, Huckabee Sanders, has pretty much shut down most of the daily briefings for the press and that instead she started appearing quite frequently on Fox News where she gets softball questions. So a number of Trump administration officials, including Sanders have started popping up on Fox News rather than being available to the press corps at large. Yeah. You have some numbers. You remember them comparing the number of times and Trump has appeared on Fox News compared to other. New shows and news network. Yeah. And the other thing that you can see easily is that Fox News has become very much the the favored Goto network for the Trump administration officials, including Trump himself. So you've got Sean Hannity has now had something like forty four interviews with President Trump himself that's in comparison with just ten combined for all the other television networks and CNN which President Trump doesn't like has been given. No interviews. I mean, this is very unusual. I go back to covering the White House in the Reagan days, and they they always tried to sort of play fair and distribute the interviews evenly, but you've really got one network that is almost inside the White House. Bill shine has also taken a punitive approach to members of the press who are seen as being too critical of President Trump like Jim Costa's. That's right. I mean when and I think this goes back to Jim Cosco CNN, I should say CNN's White House. Correspondent sure this in a way goes back to what Bill shine was like when he was at FOX. He was known as the enforcer and the enabler for a very tough boss who was Roger Ailes at FOX and over at the White House. Now, he is known as the enforcer in the enabler for another very tough boss, and that is Donald Trump. And when Trump is mad at the press which happens quite frequently. He has shine crackdown on reporters and so- shine took the step of trying to strip the credentials away from Jim Acosta, the aggressive White House reporter that CNN has over there shine. Also, he claimed disinvited is the word that he wanted to. Use Kaitlan Collins who was a CNN reporter is a CNN reporter covering the White House barred her from covering a rose garden statement that the president was making even though she was the pool reporter that day. And he's he's also tried to crack down on the New York Times. He was quite threatening to Peter Baker. Who is a veteran reporter for the times covering the White House and someone reported to shine that Peter Baker head laughed at a an amusing moment in a summit where the president of Japan had complimented President Trump on his historic victory in the midterm elections. And as we all know, it was actually quite a terrible defeat for Trump in the midterm elections. And so Peter Baker evidently smiled, but was reported to have left. This was reported to Bill shine. Gene, the director of White House communications who berated Peter Baker. And said did you laugh have you left? Now, did you laugh earlier in the day and poked a finger in his face and Baker had to I think it was quite threatening had to come up with a tape that an audiotape that he shared with Bill shine to show that actually there was no sign or sound of laughter. It ended amicably I should say on on on behalf of all their parts and Baker declined to comment about it. But, you know, this is again, it's it's a it's a kind of intimidating thing. It's a it's it's treating the press as the president often describes them as enemies of the people. Let's get back to the relationship between Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox News, and and President Trump their relationship goes back to nine hundred seventy five one Murdoch bought the New York Post, the tabloid in New York and Murdoch and Trump were brought together boy by ROY Cohn who had been something of a mentor to Trump and his most famous for having been Senator McCarthy's chief counsel during the witch hunt, for communists, and communist sympathizers. So what what did county is the potential synergy by bringing Murdoch and Trump together he thought that there was a great kind of deal that these two could strike where Trump would grow famous get celebrity from the New York Post his exploits could run on page six the gossip section of the New York Post and Trump was kind of a famous playboy. And it would it would. You know, raise public image, and and Rupert Murdoch who was just really launching page six at the New York Post would have great copy could sell copies of his paper and make money off thing. So that was the origin of the relationship between these two men, and as you say it goes way back to the seventies. You also write that in private at that time Murdoch regarded Trump with disdain seeing him as a real estate huckster and a shady casino operator. As I read that line us trying to imagine Trump reading this article and reading that line if he didn't know that in private Murdoch had regarded him that way, I think their relationship is better now, but still I you don't know the answer to that. I'm sure, but it sure made me wonder, well, you know, the thing is that Trump from what I understand. And I did, you know tons of reporting for this piece, but Trump knows that. Rupert Murdoch has often disparaged him behind his back. And and and that he that Rupert Murdoch loves to dine out on stories about inane things that Trump has said, and Rupert Murdoch shares it with his friends at dinner parties, and and and and Michael Wolff in his book on on the Trump White House, actually quoted of Murdoch as describing Trump as a expeditive deleted idiot. And so certainly President Trump knows that Rupert Murdoch is not always worship full of him. But what I was told was that that the Trump is okay with it. He you know, and and that he he his made his peace with that. And I think in part it's also because Trump really needs Murdoch Trump really needs FOX. And and he Murdoch is an incredibly powerful figure in the media world at this point. And and he has his his audience is the Trump base. My guest is investigative reporter. Jane Mayer, a staff writer for the New Yorker her latest piece in the New Yorker is titled the making of the Fox News White House. We'll talk more about the relationship between President Trump has White House and Fox News after we take a short break. I'm Terry gross. And this is fresh air. Neubauer family foundation supports WHYY's, fresh.
"jane mayer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Let's get back to my interview with Jane Mayer a staff writer for the New Yorker, her new pieces called the making of the Fox News White House. You report the Donald Trump was tipped off about a couple of key questions in the debates. What were those questions and how was he tipped off? So this this is a report that's based on several FOX insiders to to who suggest that they have the information from an eyewitness who saw Roger Ailes. Tip off Trump prior to the big Republican presidential debate in twenty fifteen August, two thousand fifteen where where Trump was you know, all eyes were on Trump to see whether he could sort of hold his own, and he was given a famously tough question by FOX host Megan Kelly who asked him about his the the way he had disparaged women, and and and supposedly mistreated women, and and it was a very tough question, and and Trump handled it quite well, he broke the audience up in laughter with a quick one line rejoinder where he said the only women that he spoke poorly of was just Rosie O'Donnell and the hall just blew up in laughter. Everybody thought that was an example of how how Trump could think quickly on his feet and occasionally flash some charm and survive almost any kind of salt from the. Press. But according to a couple of people I interviewed who were insiders at FOX. And in addition somebody in the Trump campaign, they've they can they say that Trump had gotten advance notice of this question is the implication that maybe somebody helped him come up with the Rosie O'Donnell rejoinder or that maybe he'd he'd rehearsed it, I mean, it's it's hard to know. I don't have that from anyone saying that they specifically know that but several people say that Roger Ailes was overheard telling Trump himself that he should get ready for that question. You know in talking about leaking debate questions to to Donald Trump when Donna Brazile who'd been a democratic operative was also working with CNN and was I think working as a commentator, then she leaked questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign that we're going to be asked on the debate. What did candidate Trump have to say when he learned that? Oh, I mean, he he is used it as a reason to sort of flog CNN as fake news and unfair and all of that sort of thing. So I mean, they're certainly an irony. If it really does turn out that he was given the answers himself in advance excuse me. It's really an irony. If it does turn out heat too was given questions in advance. And you you say that starts us up told you it wasn't CNN who leaked us questions. It was not CNN supposedly, Donna Brazile got the questions from a different source, and she was actually put through a very tough interview with with Megan Kelly afterwards, the the FOX host and kind of raked over the coals for it. So the whole thing looks quite ironic, and in retrospect. So what does that say about Fox News? I mean, what if what you're reporting is true. What ethics did the Fox News people break by leaking list of Trump? Well, I mean, if it's it's a form of cheating, basically, it's a pudding a thumb on the scale for one candidate in particular, and it's engaging in politics not journalism. I mean, they're supposed to be a line between being the press and being part of somebody's campaign, and and and in the past actually, it's interesting to me that FOX has laid down that line in two as as recently as twenty ten me, FOX has always been a partisan network. It was it was founded to be a kind of a conservative alternative to the mainstream media. But but a journalistic operation it, you know, it had its own motto which was fair and balanced, and but it's changed according to a number of people, and and what I was saying. Was as recently as twenty ten it laid down the line and reprimanded. Sean Hannity for crossing. It. Sean Hannity was going to appear on the stage doing a fundraiser for the tea party. And he got in a lot of trouble for doing that. And Roger Ailes said, we're not schilling for the tea party or any other party, and Rupert Murdoch himself said I don't think we should be supporting any party, including the tea party, and and and they kind of hung Hannity out there for doing it. But when he crossed that line again in two thousand sixteen FOX just. Issued a very kind of limp statement, and it it it seems like there were served. No repercussions. Well, what was the line that he crossed well, so in the very end of the midterm campaign. Right. But the night before the election. There was a grand final rally, and Sean Hannity was called onto the stage by Donald Trump, and he hopped up there and join Trump and was praising him as if he was a a member of the Trump campaign himself and not only did he prays Trump standing up there with him. But then he castigated the other members of the press calling them fake media, and that actually even included reporters from Fox News. So there was a, you know, huge hullabaloo within the press where reporters felt like that line had been crossed. But FOX really didn't seem to it issued a very sort of milk toast. Reprimand, and and and moved on to the end of the the piece you write about how Fox News has been preparing for the release of the Miller report and a guest on Laura Ingraham's show Joseph Degen Uva who's a lawyer who's been a frequent guest over the years on Fox News. He said it's going to be total war. And as I say to my friends, I do two things I vote and I buy guns. That's that's right. And and I think that it's potentially very dangerous the way that FOX has talked up anger in the base to try to suggest that if if law enforcement were ever to close in on President Trump that that. That they should do something like take to the streets, and maybe even turn to violence. I I mean, I it's an extraordinary situation to have the single largest cable news operation in the country, airing those kinds of sentiments so in new reporting for your New Yorker story on Fox News in the Trump administration. You spoke to several people who had been a part of Fox News in various capacities. Whether it's working behind the scenes as a producer Booker or somebody who, you know, people who've been commentators on there. What are some of the things you learned from from people who were really, you know, insiders and who are conservative. Well, I what was interesting was a number of them are unhappy with the direction that FOX has taken. I mean, they feel that FOX's become too much mouthpiece for President Trump that it's no longer conservative. And they worry that it's giving a platform for. Kind of authoritarianism. And and so, you know, you have people in the story that we're on the record people like Bill Kristol who is conservative. But he is a critic of President Trump's and he used to be a contributor to Fox News. But he is no longer. He no longer has a contract with them, and or an-, and he says, it's changed a lot. And and he feels that it's it's it's really becoming propaganda. So I have to ask you a question about Laura Ingram. This is this is this is a departure from your piece as a piece about you a profile of you and L magazine and ended up profile. It says that when you went off on a reporting trip your boyfriend at that time took up with Laura Ingram. The fact that you, you know, that you're reporting on her now your reporting on Fox News. I just makes my head spin mine too. It was. It was I think something like thirty years ago, and I've been happily married for I think twenty six ever since. Somebody else but to somebody else. So, you know. Yeah. That was it was ancient history. And I mean, I have to say it was a situation where I got my dog, and she got the guy. And I kind of think I got the better ended the deal because she had taken she and the guy had taken the dog. And you got the dog back. I I did actually. Yeah. Wishy political at the time. Did you have any clue who she would become? I think she was pretty political at the time. I mean, she was a summer associate in in my boyfriend's law firm that was what was going on. But I think she'd already I think she'd clerk maybe for Clarence Thomas, but given that back history. I was pretty careful to stay away from writing about her in in this piece there I think it's a piece it's about eleven thousand words, and I think she gets to mentions along the way let me reintroduce you here. If you're just joining us. My guest is Jane Mayer. She's a staff writer for the New Yorker her new piece. Is called the making of the Fox News White House. This is fresh air..
"jane mayer" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Now. Are the Democratic National Committee? Has picked its debate lineup. And they've also picked who won't be hosting a debate. And that's Fox News. The Fox News channel has been barred from hosting a democratic presidential primary debate. Tom Perez said in a statement to the Washington Post the following. I believe that a key pathway to victories to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters, then he referenced a an article critical of FOX in the New Yorker that came out this week by Jane Mayer is the writer, and he goes, this that is why I have made it a priority to refer Peres talking to expanding the electorate that is why I've made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including Fox News. Recent reporting in the New Yorker on inappropriate relationship between President Trump his administration. And Fox News has led me to conclude network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates, therefore, Fox News will not serve as a media partner for the twenty twenty democratic primary debates now this New Yorker article upon which he's resting his rationale for rejecting FOX is how shall I say poppycock because the New Yorker article written by Jane Mayer. If it relies on a couple of key figures, and I'm going to name them and see if you can figure out what they all have in common. Jennifer rubin. These are people who prominently quoted in the piece, Jennifer Rubin. Bill, crystal and media matters prominently sited throughout this. Now, what that basically means is let me pick. Let me take them. One. By one Jennifer Rubin is a phony conservative who keeps wearing the label conservative. So that way people can keep citing her as conservative attacks Trump. Okay. I mean, she's and by the way, I don't hold it against her other than to say that she's a total fraud. Her whole her whole stick is so long as I can wear that label. I can I can make money off of it. So good for Navarro. Does the same thing on CNN? Which is I'm a conservative. Okay. Sure. Then there's Bill Kristol who has become a flailing crazy man in in the face of watching the country side with Donald Trump over him, whatever he stands for. And he's completely everything that Trump's believes in he's against it. Whatever it is. He's against it. And he's watched as his constituency and readership has disappeared in two zero. And now he's now he spends all his days on Twitter being sad. So so there's that and then media matters, which is openly declared war on the Fox News channel prominently sited in this piece. It's basically a giant hit piece that relies on the most comical caricatures of FOX opponents in order to try to attack the network is that CI you an authentic FOX takedown piece that includes a real attempt at getting inside of FOX and saying they need to fix something. No. Of course, not these are these are looney tunes. So then one of the few really splashy allegations in this New Yorker piece that matter is that wall Trump was sent debate questions ahead of that debate. Remember, the Meghan Kelly questions about women, and then Trump's is only Rosie O'Donnell remember, well, the New Yorker piece suggests that somebody a FOX maybe Roger Ailes sent him the question ahead of time. And let him know. This was coming the peace sites. People who quote believe this happened. Not people who know firsthand not this. This is this is the least connected reporting I've ever seen. It's anonymous reporting citing people who quote believe it happened in yet. She's putting this allegation in public. She didn't land the plane. She didn't put the ball on it. She doesn't have anything. But a rumor, but she put it in a piece and it everybody to lose their minds. Now, Tom Perez is saying FOX, you don't get a debate. No debate for you. And if is that really the standard, but here's the thing the whole hypocrisy of this because they they cite that a Bill shine in his piece is now in the White House. Former former FOX executive yes, former FOX executive he's now in the White House as the communications director, right? They also alleged that four former Fox News chief Roger Ailes had given Trump a heads up about potential questions potential questions that he would face in a two thousand sixteen primary debate. Now, do we have any proof of that? No. Then that's what I was just talking. That's right. But my point about it is what about Donna Brazile. Who at the time was a CNN contributor who gave the actual questions to Hillary Clinton in a primary debate. They're alleging that this happened potential questions. We know Donna Brazile gave her the actual question. Yes. So there's zero sense of irony any of this. There's no apocryphal at all. They have no detector for it. Yeah. Unreal. By the way, you know, who's going to host one of the first to two thousand twenty primary debates Rosie O'Donnell Cossio Cortez. Please. Tell me is okay. No. I don't mean the actual like person who's hosting the network who's hosting. Oh CNN. I mean, look at what you just said. I mean, we know for fact that a debate question was leaked. Yes. By CNN to the democrat to Hillary. Yes. But they're not too closely. But they're rejecting FOX Bret Baier response to this in a moment. We'll play that audio free six twenty two on wwl. Thank you for being so strong where.
"jane mayer" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"I guess it's Ash Wednesday. I Mr. producer. Very perceptive. This is why so many of you like this president if not adore this president, here's what he just tweeted out after the DNC said, no, we're not gonna do FOX their buys to Trump. Listen to what Trump just tweeted out Democrats just blocked Fox News from holding a debate. Good. And I think I'll do the same with the fake news networks and the radical left Democrats in the general election debates, absolutely brilliant. There's not another Republican who could be president or would be president who would think of doing that. So the president just said fine. Well, guess what? And the general election debates. I'm not gone on any of you left wing democrat networks, what do you think of that? Absolutely brilliant. And of course, Jane Mayer, the fraud that she is very creepy. Tooted? I mentioned that. She's not for freedom of the press or freedom of speech of speech. He's for destroying people and destroying entities. Did she write a book or a column? Well, long essay in the New Yorker about hell MSL and the constipated news network. And the rest of them how they slobber all over Obama how they were in his back pocket. We've been at the deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes confess that he had the media tied around his finger. He fed them information. They regurgitated on the Iran deal. He confessed. Where was Jane Mayer Miramar Mars book nowhere? No, Jane Mayer Meyer, Myanmar buck. None. That her books all the rage inside the bell. Oh. Article. It's all the rage in the New York. Of course, really what a swell magazine and all the rage. So FOX's partisan. But Bill salmon assures us that his news Kaiser not partisan. Come on Bill. You know, Shep is kind of partisan, but I agree with them when it comes to Bret Baier and Chris Wallace and several of you don't like Chris Wallace. I kind of do. He's hard on everybody. I'm just being honest. I don't always agree with them. And he's hard on anybody. Bear is your quintessential news anchor. Exactly what a news anchor supposed to be. That's Bret Baier. I mean, I don't socialize with the bears. I'll see them accidents from time to time. I like him a great deal personally that family's been through. Hell they had a terrible car accident a couple of months ago. And one of his sons had multiple open heart surgeries when you go through that kind of stuff. That causes you to think. Right. It really does. So Donald Trump has said, okay. Democrats just block Fox News from holding a debate good than I think I'll do the same with the fake news networks radical left Democrats in the general election debate. I'm so anxious. You folks, you're gonna love my new book I'm almost done, but I have to handle some family business here in Florida almost done. You're gonna love the title of the book. You can I believe. I believe you're gonna love the look of the book and more than that. I believe you're gonna love what's in the book, you liberals might not. There's no pictures. So I don't know if you'll be able to follow along. I'm telling you. It's not like rediscovering Americanism or the tyranny of progressivism or merit opium. Those were heavy duty books. This is a heavy duty book, but it's written differently because I decided you know what? This really doesn't lend itself to Aristotle or Plato or. Berkshire Adam Smith of the founding fathers and so forth. Well, there's some of that. But. Let's keep it. You know, what are they on the down and low on the low end down. I'm let down low. Hi, no. I'm just messing around. Just messing around. We have two great guests next hour, by the way. And I don't do that normally have two guests in one hour. But here we actually have two great guests Victor Davis Hanson. My man he'll be in the house. I mean, not literally. And that great more Klein to comment on Omar. And the democrat party. He is the president of.
"jane mayer" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"And so my job I felt was to try to explain to people who's behind this whose money is it. What do they want? How do they hide it? And how do they buy power and influence, and and how do you make that interesting to people? I thought part of it was to explain who these characters were. And they all have these unbelievable stories. I mean, mostly pantomime wtn's. They. It's like a soap for I couldn't believe some of the stuff. I was learning about them. And these are families it's a handful of families. It's not that many people who have this much kind of power and influence in American politics, and they tend to be kind of dynasties. So I wanted to tell the family stories of them too. And it turned out. Oh, you know, they'd have four sons in the coke family. And would they split in teams of two and they've fought each other bitterly for twenty years in the courts, and they hired private is to dig into the dirt against each other. I mean, it was like such a soap opera. So I wanted to get all of that across to people. And so it was a challenge, but it was also kind of fun. But as you say some of it wasn't fun. There backlash against me was scary as I've been anything since then os just that sort of one incident one moment. So what happened was it took me a long time to understand it and put. It together. But I finally got enough sources and information to be able to know for sure what happened was that? The cokes hired a private eye who then Doug for dirt in my own life. And I thought when I first heard sort of rumors of this that I was invulnerable because the really wasn't much that I thought I had done that would be disgraceful beyond the usual sort of overdue library book here and there, but turned out that they were able to fabricate some stuff, and they tried to frame me for being a plagiarist, and it turned out not to hold up. So thank goodness. It wasn't true. And I was able to sort of prove that and they kind of curled up in went away. And I think they really they've had to back off since the book is very carefully documented in lawyer. So it's it's stood up to an awful lot of pressure. But obviously a lot of the protagonist didn't help you with the book too that make too much. Yes. I certainly tried to get interviews with all the important people in it. And a number of them didn't want to talk to me. But but in a way, it's then inspires you to be more creative with how you're going to get the story, then and I found the sort of the renegade members of the family and the household help. And even people who've never been revealed to have been sources who are in the universe and quite close into these people became some of them became incredible sources and kept texting me updates. When they you know, it was great. But it was a challenge I'm interested to talk about the relationship between Donald Trump, and the cokes Trump has had his billionaire back is like the masses, but he's often in a way disparage the cokes he said things about them very publicly and yet at the same time he seems to be implementing a lot of the policies that cokes and those other billionaires. On the right might be happy about for example, Mike Pompeo sector state in you'll book you referred to him as being cooled the congressman from coke in the parson. He's now in a position of extreme power. Betsy DeVos from the Amway clan is education secretary, the PA is been hunting restricted, the US is left Paris, or these things seem to be the fulfillment of many of the things detailed in your book. So is this in a way a coke presidency? I mean, one of the major players from the coke world is our vice President Mike Pence whose entire career was nurtured and funded by the cokes from an early stage and so much. So that even Steve Bannon and said to me an quoted him in peace. I did about Pence he said he'd be afraid to have pets be president because he'd be worried that he's a be president owned by the cokes. So I think what you see in Trump is that when he took power. He had no experience. Right in government or politics. Really?.
"jane mayer" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Big Interview
"The business of money in politics is deadly dull to most people and almost purposely. So it's an area that sort of governed by lawyers accountants, and these obstruse laws and all of that means that the public can't really follow it. And so my job I felt was to try to explain to people who's behind this whose money is it what do they want? How do they hide it? And how did they buy power and influence from the recent US midterm elections to the sexual misconduct allegations against supreme court. Judge Brack Cavanaugh veteran Washington-based journalist Jane man has been especially busy of recent off writer at the New Yorker since nineteen ninety-five mad was previously a foreign correspondent at the Wall Street Journal subsequently becoming the paper's first female Washington correspondent in nineteen. Eighty four at the New Yorker, she has investigated Russian meddling in the presidential election and co penned a sexual impropriety expose against former new York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that led to his resignation may has also published numerous investigative books two thousand and sixteen bestseller dark money looks at the billionaire right wing family clan. Such as the cokes and Orleans that she argues convert vertically financing takeover of American politics. She has also co authored strange Justice, but we're Abramson covering the sexualization HS made against Justice Clarence Thomas by Nita hill. She's also the recipient of numerous accolades, including the George Polk prize and Frances Perkins prize for courage. I'm Stocker and I spoke to Jane Mayer in her hometown of Washington. DC? Jane Mayer, an absolute pleasure to have you in front of me in the Sudan, Washington DC. Thank you very much. I.
"jane mayer" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"And even then when we published strange Justice, which came out in nineteen ninety four, we said, the preponderance of evidence appears to make it seem that Clarence Thomas lied, but you couldn't say one hundred percent. It was the preponderance of the evidence. And so, you know, in this case, we're talking about. That's happening in real time unfolding really fast in a matter of days. And so it's much harder at this point to know how this is going to come out. But there are a lot of parallels for one thing, both Anita hill and Christine Blasi. Ford were reluctant witnesses. They didn't want to come out in public. Their names were leaked and they had to make a decision about whether to step forward into the limelight in what was sure to be a thankless forum. In the case, though, of Nita hill, the FBI played actually a bigger role. They really did go and interview a number of people here they had to be dragged in. You know in a last minute compromise when the Democrats were up in arms over it and Senator flake was confronted by two women in an elevator screaming at him at took all of that to get the f. b. i. n. but is there anything different today in the culture and in people's understanding of sexual misconduct and harassment and assault. From your perspective, you know, both as a woman, Anna, somebody who has written incredibly important pieces about me to allegations. Is there something different about the public mind now and awareness of these issues that you think will cause people to react differently than they did twenty seven years ago, there's so much more social awareness of sexual harassment and sexual assault as issues and women are so much more emboldened to come forward that one of the things that's been interesting to me covering this is that I, you had Christine Blasi Ford, and she was kind of pushed out there. But then I had people who saw that and are coming forward saying, I too want to speak about this. So for instance, there was a former girlfriend of Mark judge who was the other man in the room, supposedly high school student in the room. When Christine Blasi. Ford says she was assaulted by Brad Kavanagh. He was there and he had. Had a girlfriend in college who reached out to me and she said, I can't stand by and watch him lie. I wanna come forward. Other women feel amok gonna let Christine Blasi for just hang out there on supported the way. Anita hill hung out there on supported. I think that was part of Ramirez's feeling about why she wanted to go on the record, which she felt there's more to this. It's not just Christine. Blasi Ford's allegation. Other women felt. I'm going to speak up also. Who do you think's more angry that people who support cavenaugh or the people who oppose cavenaugh? Because we saw a lot of anger from Lindsey, Graham, and you know, just seeing reports about what the fallout may be in the election. What's your view having covered these things for a long time and by the way, also noting in your book, what happened after the hill hearings? It is true that Clarence Thomas got confirmed to the supreme court, and I think I may have this wrong, but something like eleven, democratic senators voted for him in a bunch of those folks got voted out of office the phone, your including a democratic Senator from Illinois. It's an Allen Dixon Dixie, right? Who who thought they would avoid more fallout at home buys her begrudgingly voting for Clarence Thomas and he got defeated by Carol Moseley Braun the first black woman to serve on the judiciary committee. That's absolutely right. Many of the senators at the time of Anita hill thought it was the easy vote. The safe vote to just go ahead and confirm. I'm him and the voters just took it out on them afterwards. There was just a wave of women who went to the polls and a number of women who were elected that you're including Dianne Feinstein who's now the ranking democrat on the judiciary committee. So one of the things that's also changed in this particular court fight now is that it's women's votes in many ways in the Senate that are up in the air that both sides are fighting for..
"jane mayer" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"The reaction to the story because the push back from people supporting Cavanaugh has all been about whether we met journalistic standards, but I have yet to see any pushback that says that Deborah Ramirez is a liar. She's gone to the FBI now she's given her account the former boulder district attorney, who was her first lawyer in this said, she was the most credible client he'd seen in thirty five years. People who are classmates who know her classmates who are friends of bread Kavanagh's who know her. Nobody is saying this woman is a liar, so we're not getting the pushback that you get. If you've made a big mistake, we're nothing. Like it. We're just getting people who are unhappy. We wrote the story of, oh, just to push back enough for moment. In fairness. They don't have to call her a liar because there's enough in the story. If you want to argue this, given that she took six days to refresher re recollection review. Her recollection consult with a lawyer. It's been a long time, so it may be the best way to refute. It is not to cast aspersions in her as a liar, but to say which I think they've been doing like, she's just wrong. She's mistaken. The biggest issue really that's been raised is if this party took place and this behavior took place there, why are there? No, I witnesses willing to speak out about it. And I will say as somebody who did a lot of reporting on the people who were at the party, Deborah Ramirez is given us names of people. She thinks we're there and we have gone to the ends of the earth to get a hold of them. And I will say that I think that the likelihood that his friends who were implicated in the same situation, the likelihood that they're gonna. To come forward and say, sure, I was there and he did. This is always going to be very, very low. You're not going to get people who were involved in some kind of scandalous behavior to come forward and say, I was a participant in it. Let me tell you about it. So it doesn't strike me as surprising that basically what most of these people who have been named to be at the party did when we reached out to them was duck. Some of them have never returned phone calls and others have said she, I just don't remember that. And what I think is really important to know now, since we know a number of their names is, are they speaking to the FBI is the FBI speaking to them? Some of these people might say to a reporter, gee, I don't remember, but when the FBI knocks on the door, the question is, do they give them a statement or do they say, I just don't wanna talk. How many people did the yorker speak to who may have had knowledge about the party or we're at the party somewhere about a half dozen. I would think it was a group of about a half dozen people. That could have been there that we believe were there and we've probably spoken to between fifty and one hundred people who were in position to know something about this swimming. Ask you this question. If you spoke to that many folks as journalists to decide whether or not it was up to snuff to put in the New Yorker, and now the f. b. i. has been given presumably authority to investigate this allegation. Do you believe that they should do the same amount of work that you guys did before publishing an article. I think it would be good if they did. I really do. I mean, I think this is an incredibly important allegation as Christine Blasi Ford's allegation. This is a lifetime appointment. We're talking about on the most important court in our country. So I think the importance of getting it right is absolutely paramount to everything else. I don't understand why any artificial time limits would be put on this. The consequences could scarcely be bigger..
"jane mayer" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Slash HBO live and hopefully we'll see there. Maybe we'll go to the x. steakhouse. It's Glendale right after the show. Wouldn't you like to go? Yeah, that's why I wanna see John love it. I don't. I. It's not. It will not help. I don't want people to see what happens when I eat, they stadium people can't see that. Okay. Reputation. Let's talk about bardo Kavanagh's nomination to the supreme court. Over the weekend just as an agreement to hear testimony from Dr Christine blazey. Ford was coming together. A separate set of allegations surfaced in a New Yorker article by Ronan Farrow Jane Mayer on Sunday. This time from college classmate of Kavanagh's who says that he wants exposed himself to her at a party while they were students at Yale and caused her to touch his penis without her consent. When he thrust it into her face, Democrats have called for a delay in the confirmation process to investigate the new allegations. Republicans have said, basically, fuck off Mitch McConnell today called the whole thing. A quote, shameful smear campaign by the Democrats and vowed to hold an upper down, vote on cavenaugh in the near future, no matter what. Let's start with the New Yorker story love it. Why do you think that Ronin Jane Mayer in the New Yorker thought the story was solid enough to run more the most salient important facts in the story too. So what's in the story? First of all, there's a woman on the record. Debra Ramiro Deborah Ramirez on the record photo saying, this is what Brad Kavanagh did when I was a student at Yale. Now the New Yorkers incredibly cautious in so references. The fact that she took several days before she felt certain in declaring Brad Kavanagh because she was careful and they also referenced the fact that she had been drinking and at the gaps in her memory. Nevertheless, she makes this claim it is backed up by the fact that there was someone who had new at the time that Brett cavenaugh had been involved in this incident that Deb Ramirez remembered that brick Kavanagh's name was shouted in the hallway, describing what he had done. It's also reporting the story that people at Yale when Brett Cavanaugh was nominated. We're talking about these incidents and talking about his behavior at Yale. Brett Kavanagh's freshman year roommate finds a straight credible finds Deborah Ramirez believable and finds the behavior consistent with the kind of. Behavior. He saw from Brett Kavanagh the kind of drinking and fucking around. He saw from Brad Kavanagh. And on top of that bread Kavanagh's lawyers gave a statement to the New Yorker extensively to back up Bret Kavanagh's claims. However, two of the people in that statement, our people that Deborah Ramirez alleges were involved in egging, Brookhaven on one of them is the wife of somebody who was alleged by Deborah Muros to as Ed Cavanaugh on and two of the other people in that statement, after the piece came out, reach out to the New Yorker to say they didn't want their names associated with that statement because they could not back up the claims in their rebuttal that this didn't happen. So there's a lot in here to backup Deb Ramirez claim. Now, a lot of Republicans have said, but wait, there's no witnesses. There's no eyewitnesses. There have been so many incredibly important stories over the past year where women come forward and say, this is what happened to me. That is corroborated by by prompt outcry at the time in which of course there are no other witnesses either because people involved, there was no one else. Their willingness important. You said people are involved the people in the room at the time of this alleged incident, where's Bret Cavanaugh in a couple of friends who were all egging him on them, had you know it's a toy penis that they were shoving that in her face and then apparently break having pulled his pants he'd, but it's like Cavanaugh and his buddies, and they were all egging him on. So of course those people aren't going to testify to the story. Right, tiny. What did you? What was your reaction? The key for me is that Dr Blasi Ford's position is that she wants a more rigorous investigation. She wants the FBI to step in. She wants Mark judge who I'm talking about the first story..
New York AG Eric Schneiderman accused of physically abusing 4 women
"Welcome back harf i'm marie harf i'm here with guy benson we're starting off right now with a little bit of breaking news out of new york the new yorker ronan farrow and jane mayer are reporting that new york's attorney general eric schneiderman a democrat who's been an outspoken champion of women's rights he's actually currently suing harvey weinstein has now been accused by four women of nonconsensual physical violence all have been reluctant to speak out fearing reprisal but two of the women have now gone on the record with the new yorker there's a lot in this story we're not going to dive into it today but in this conversation we're having in our country about how we treat each other and these issues particularly involving sexual harassment and assault this is another story we're all going to be talking about by just a few things this is being reported as you said in the new yorker ronan farrow is the guy who blew the whistle and did that heavy lifting in terms of his journalism against harvey weinstein you've got pulitzer prize for it so he's been on top of this metoo movement and some of these stories schneiderman is a left wing democratic crusader who is a hard core partisan he's very much part of the resistance movement against republicans and trump and all of this up on a high horse on this very issue and now he's got four women saying that there were there were distress and physical locations involved with these women with whom he had romantic relationships or encounters they accuse him of subjecting them to quote nonconsensual nonconsensual physical violence all have been reluctant to speak out fearing reprisal reprisals now as you say two of them are going on the record and they alleged quote than he repeatedly hit them often after drinking frequently in bed and never would their consent several say they eventually sought medical attention after being hit by the democratic attorney general this is all allegations right now but it's on the record.
What does Russia think about Rex Tillerson?
"Them and said what about the second part did you have any communications with russia about who trump would pick for secretary of state and they have an answered and rex tillerson who became secretary of state did russia consider him more friendly to their interests very much so of tips rex tillerson had been the ceo of exxon mobil and at at exxon noble he had engineered a huge deal with the russian oil company rosneft and worked very closely with russia and was very familiar with top people in the kremlin and um you know it's hard to know what what tillerson's views really are independent of of trump's but you can say that neither of them have so far imposed the new sanctions that congress demanded as retaliation for russia's interference in the election so let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more my guest is new yorker staff writer jane mayer we're talking about her new investigative article called the man behind the dossier how christopher steal compiled his secret report on trump's ties with russia we'll be right back this is fresh air wnyc is supported by the vital projects fond enemies he him of modern art where the critically acclaimed exhibition to our cylinder amaral inventing modern art in brazil is now on view more info and tickets at malmo dot org mom.
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