CNN has become the laughing stock of the media even among some in the left. Now they've released yet another narcissistic ad attempting to claim that they put facts first, despite being known as the most unreliable new source and all of mainstream media.
As the "Me Too" movement gained steam across the nation last fall, Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez went public with her own harrowing tale: that a political ally, Rafael Velasquez, had pulled out his penis and tried to force her to touch it while the two sat alone in a car.
But according to a newly released memo from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, prosecutors have declined to charge Velasquez, saying there was not enough evidence to prove a crime took place.
If anything, investigators found evidence that conflicted with the commissioner's account — although they also declined to pursue Velasquez's counter-claim that the commissioner made the whole thing up and filed a false police report in order to promote her congressional campaign.
"This commissioner used these false allegations for political purposes, and the power of her office, to basically destroy my name and reputation in our community,” said Velasquez, who at the time was locked in a close race for the Miami Beach commission. “The only taxpayer-funded seat this criminal commissioner should occupy is a bench in state prison.”
Cuomo: I’m an Italian-American, I came from poor Italian-Americans who came here. You know what they called Italian-Americans back in the day? They called them wops. You know what wop stood for? Without papers. I’m undocumented.
On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper shut down a conspiracy theory from a Democratic lawmaker who suggested that one of Donald Trump’s associates was connected to WikiLeaks.
Appearing on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) brought up the messages that were discovered between Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone and WikiLeaks as he suggested that the American public was not being told the truth about what happened.
“The larger issue here is, I do not believe that the Trump team, the family, the candidate, and associates like Stone are not coming clean,” Swalwell said. “I am here in Muscatine, Iowa, Anderson, talking to voters and what they are saying to me is, ‘just come clean, just tell us the truth so we can better protect the ballot box when we go to vote this November.’”
Not only were no votes changed due to “hacking” in the 2016 election, but, as Cooper pointed out, Swalwell’s suggestion that there is more to the story than Americans are being told regarding connections between Stone and WikiLeaks, has no factual basis in reality.
“Just for the record, the text exchanges over Twitter and direct message between Stone and WikiLeaks, the ones that have at least been released, and I assume those are the only ones, they don’t really show anything,” Cooper responded.
“It doesn’t seem like there’s any smoking gun there,” Cooper concluded.
Baltimore’s police commissioner addressed a crowd at a hip-hop concert alongside the mayor, but the audience didn’t seem interested in what he had to say.
“I want to take about 20 seconds to apologize for all the things that the police have done dating back 200 years,” Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said at Wednesday’s Eric B. & Rakim concert at Baltimore Soundstage.
A video posted by Baltimore Fishbowl shows De Sousa being met with a few applause but mostly boo’s — as well as several profanities.
“Two hundred years ago, all the way to civil rights. All the way to the ’80s where crack was prevalent in the cities and it affected disproportionately African-American men. All the way to the ’90s. All the way to the 2000’s when we had zero tolerance,” De Sousa added.
Students protesting for expanded gun control measures were arrested outside Paul Ryan’s office after a brief sit-in.
After being given three warnings by Capitol police, four of the dozen students remained lying on the ground and were handcuffed and brought outside to a police van where they were searched and taken to a juvenile facility.
When asked why they did this, one girl simply replied “for gun control.” Another replied "we need to send a message," but was pulled away by police before she could finish answering
The irony of this girl complaining about running out of her food stamps in just a week, while smoking a cigarette and using a cell phone is the epitome of exactly why we need to get people off of food stamps ASAP and get them to work.