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Author: BobR    Date: 03/13/2019 12:55:35

The DA in MA charged 50 people yesterday in federal court as part of a long-running, nationwide $25 million conspiracy to illicitly gain admission for their children to top colleges and universities (see note 1). It's the type of story that is all too familiar - rich people trying to buy their way to the head of the line when they don't deserve it. What made this notable is the inclusion of 2 celebrities who were charged: Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin.

You can read about it here, here, here, and here. What's interesting in all of these news reports is that these two actresses are highlighted. There is very little mention of husbands or fathers. Laughlin's husband was also charged, but his picture was not prominently displayed like Laughlin's was, despite being a well-known fashion designer. Huffman's husband - actor William H. Macy, and quite a celebrity in his own right - was not charged at all, which seems odd.

Four days after International Women's Day, there is deluge of news reports about 50 people charged in a scandal, yet only two are highlighted, and they are both women. That also seems... odd.

While I agree that rich people who illegally try to buy an advantage for their children should be charged, it is aggravating that the news media seems to think that we news consumers prefer salacious mud-digging reporting that targets female celebrities. We're smarter than that. This is painful for me to say, the FOX "News" link I posted above was the only one that simply lists all of those charged (the video is another story - it's what you'd expect from FOX "News". I expected better from WaPo).

As this story develops, I hope the media focuses more on Rick Singer and the others at the college end of the money pipeline, as well as the other male indictees. Their guilt deserves equal scrutiny.

(note 1: The first sentence of the blog was lightly edited, but otherwise verbatim from the Forbes link)
 

41 comments (Latest Comment: 03/13/2019 23:03:44 by livingonli)
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Comment by wickedpam on 03/13/2019 13:02:45
Morning

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 13:12:26
Good Morning!

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 13:19:49
AMEN to what you wrote this morning, Bobber!

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 13:40:14
but wait!

There's more....






Comment by Scoopster on 03/13/2019 13:49:59
Mornin' all!

I've had enough of Jacob fuckin' Wohl.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 13:51:15
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

I've had enough of Jacob fuckin' Wohl.

will he be charged like Jesse Smolliet?



Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 13:53:19
Wait...





Comment by wickedpam on 03/13/2019 13:56:01
Do we know why Manafort is actually in a wheelchair?

Comment by Scoopster on 03/13/2019 13:57:58
Quote by Raine:
Wait...



What the hell is he even talking about now?

Why the fuck is something this stupid an official press release from the White House?

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 14:02:32
Quote by wickedpam:
Do we know why Manafort is actually in a wheelchair?

Sympathy, IMO.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/13/2019 14:29:01
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Do we know why Manafort is actually in a wheelchair?

Sympathy, IMO.



Same here imo. All I see is it being reported the its "significant health issues", I'd like to know what that is the puts someone in a wheel chair in months.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 15:01:39
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Do we know why Manafort is actually in a wheelchair?

Sympathy, IMO.



Same here imo. All I see is it being reported the its "significant health issues", I'd like to know what that is the puts someone in a wheel chair in months.

I think Cosby tried to pull that same BS.

Giult can certainly be harmful to the body is what his significant health issue is.

This is phuq'n damn white privledge here:





Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 15:16:36
IOW, if it weren't for those damn meddling Kids I would have gotten away with it!

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 15:17:13
Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 15:28:28




Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 15:39:26
I REALLY do not like Marianne Williamson as a POTUS candidate, at all. She just Both-siderd the left and the Right on the SMSHow.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/13/2019 15:46:30
Quote by Raine:
I REALLY do not like Marianne Williamson as a POTUS candidate, at all. She just Both-siderd the left and the Right on the SMSHow.



Only been slightly listening - didn't even know who she was until Steph mentioned she was running yesterday.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/13/2019 16:05:20




Darn it, was hoping for more.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/13/2019 16:29:47
Yeah, Jackson is a hardass they said. Fuck that. Roger Stone must be opening the champagne and throwing a party.

Manafucked will be pardoned by the end of the week. We can only hope someone Whitey Bulger’s him before then.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/13/2019 16:50:18
Un-flipping-believeable.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 16:52:04
NYS just indicted MAnafort.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 16:52:37
Quote by Raine:
NYS just indicted Manafort.

For the things he plead guilty to in the Federal court cases....

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 16:53:20




Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/13/2019 16:56:33
16 State Counts for Mortgage Fraud.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/13/2019 16:57:22
Quote by Raine:





#PlotTwist

Wow did not see that coming. Nice.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/13/2019 17:15:59
Looks like Donnie is going to throw a presser within the hour. Wonder if he scheduled it after Manafort’s sentencing but before state charges dropped.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 17:16:42
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Looks like Donnie is going to throw a presser within the hour. Wonder if he scheduled it after Manafort’s sentencing but before state charges dropped.

I bet that's the case. NYS is pretty tight lipped about that kinda stuff.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/13/2019 17:18:03
Given Manafort’s lawyer screeching NO COLLUSION, I figure that’s gonna be the first thing out of Donnie’s mouth.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 17:26:51
this was glorious to watch and hear:





Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/13/2019 17:30:17
The Mrs was all upset about the Boeing crash yesterday, because she’s flying to NOLA in late May.

I said “don’t worry, I don’t think JetBlue uses that aircraft, you’ll be on a Scarebus”
(an A320 to be specific)
I suck sometimes.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 17:33:10
Quote by trojanrabbit:
The Mrs was all upset about the Boeing crash yesterday, because she’s flying to NOLA in late May.

I said “don’t worry, I don’t think JetBlue uses that aircraft, you’ll be on a Scarebus”
(an A320 to be specific)
I suck sometimes.
BAD RABBIT!


Comment by livingonli on 03/13/2019 18:02:48
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Given Manafort’s lawyer screeching NO COLLUSION, I figure that’s gonna be the first thing out of Donnie’s mouth.

Their lines are so stale that you can see the crud from the germs.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 03/13/2019 18:35:32
737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 grounded per Donnie

Comment by BobR on 03/13/2019 18:37:57
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Do we know why Manafort is actually in a wheelchair?

Sympathy, IMO.



Same here imo. All I see is it being reported the its "significant health issues", I'd like to know what that is the puts someone in a wheel chair in months.

I think the medical reason given was "gout"

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 18:38:28
Quote by trojanrabbit:
737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 grounded per Donnie

Until we get the Black box information and the patch, I am really happy about this.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 18:39:27
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Do we know why Manafort is actually in a wheelchair?

Sympathy, IMO.



Same here imo. All I see is it being reported the its "significant health issues", I'd like to know what that is the puts someone in a wheel chair in months.

I think the medical reason given was "gout"
Heard that a little while ago. I also heard that the lawyers never gave medical information/records from the Doctor to show proof.





Comment by BobR on 03/13/2019 18:40:31
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
NYS just indicted Manafort.

For the things he plead guilty to in the Federal court cases....

if that's the case - isn't that double-jeopady?

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 18:49:43
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
NYS just indicted Manafort.

For the things he plead guilty to in the Federal court cases....

if that's the case - isn't that double-jeopady?

The charges are not quite the same.

here's a good primer.

Comment by Raine on 03/13/2019 20:14:48
So I love so mamny of our freshwomen congress women and men....


that said, let's take a look at someone other than AOC.





(thread watch)




Comment by TriSec on 03/13/2019 22:32:36
Random notes from skimming the blog.

Grounding the Max8 is probably a smart idea. So like a broken clock, the Occupant is actually right once in a while.

I've had gout. It ain't fun, but I dug out my walking stick, sucked it up and kept going. I didn't need no friggin' wheelchair. (although I probably could have used one.)



Comment by livingonli on 03/13/2019 23:03:44
Face bugs on the app is temperamental right now and down on the computer. Supposedly it's down across the US.