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#MeToo Leader Accused of Paying Off Her Own Accuser Points to Deceased Boyfriend to Defend Herself. It’s Bad.

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Asia Argento, one of the first accusers of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was hit with her own allegations this week, for allegedly paying off her former child co-star Jimmy Bennett, who claims they had a sexual encounter when he was 17 and she was 37.

Bennett, who once played her son in a movie, said the actress gave him over $300,000 to keep quiet about the encounter, for which he says there is photographic evidence.

The details were released in a New York Times expose which ran Monday.

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Argento came out with a statement in response to the allegations on Tuesday, which was shared via Twitter by journalist Yashar Ali:

While claiming she paid Bennett off to keep quiet about a threat of blackmail, she pointed to her late boyfriend Anthony Bourdain, who took his own life earlier this year, claiming it was his idea to pay Bennett off.

This was a claim that many felt to be in very poor taste, as Bourdain cannot tell us his side of the story.

Many also suggested that, if Argento and Bennett never engaged in sexual intercourse, why did Bourdain and Argento agree to pay him off? $300,000 is no small sum, even for wealthy celebrities like Bourdain and Argento.

At the end of the day, the creed of the #MeToo movement, as well as opponents of sexual abuse and assault for decades, has been to “believe all victims.”

Ought we to do that now, or do we suddenly realize that when accusations are made, it’s important to wait until all the facts are on the table?

I don’t know if Argento or Bennett is telling the truth, but perhaps it’s time we stop judging a matter before all the facts are known.

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Cable News Blasted for Conjuring Controversy in Columbus Police Shooting

This is just dirty.

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The sad truth of the matter, when it comes to the mainstream media, is that they are more successful when we are more emotional. It’s a dirty trick of human biology:  The chemicals in our brain that allow us to feel joy, sorrow, humor, and fury are just similar enough to one another that we become addicted to them, one and all.  Feeling something stimulates our self-awareness, and we learn to crave it. So, when you tune into CNN and what they are saying angers you, they’re planting small hooks in your noggin, reeling you in to watch the commercials that pay all of their salaries. If you watch Fox, however, and you find yourself enthusiastically cheering after a host or guest has a mic drop moment, your brain again finds what it’s looking for, and here you are seeing your 14th Progressive commercial of the day. All of the big networks know this and actively participate in this salacious shamanism, and sometimes they cross the line. Liberal outlets HuffPost and AJ+ omitted key details or pushed false narratives in their videos about the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. HuffPost failed to note the woman who was shot, Ma’Khia Bryant, pushed another female to the ground and lunged at another with a knife when police arrived at the scene. The misleading HuffPo video was accompanied by the following text, which appeared to paint the police as the villain. “Black girl killed by police,” the text read. “Police in Columbus, OH shot & killed a Black teen around the same time the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial. Body-camera footage showed an officer firing several times at Ma’Khia Bryant before she collapsed to the ground. The video also showed a knife falling next to the…

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Twitter Blacklists Investigative Journalist After CNN Exposé

Twitter truly isn’t even hiding it anymore, and that is incredibly unethical. 

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The mainstream media really doesn’t like to lose.  In fact, much of their thirst for power over their rivals is simply so that they can continue to bully us into watching. And with so many organizations completely aware of how this horrible system is set up, outlets with similar world views tend to look out for one another – particularly when it comes to attack from the other side of the media spectrum. Americans on Friday were beginning to accuse Twitter of doing just that. Critics accused Twitter Thursday of banning Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe from its platform over the right-wing guerrilla news outlet’s damning exposé of CNN. Project Veritas relaunched its #ExposeCNN campaign this week by sharing footage of CNN technical director Charles Chester revealing the liberal network’s dirty laundry. In the footage, Chester claimed that CNN’s “focus” during the 2020 election campaign was to “get rid of” President Trump, that the network hyped its coronavirus coverage for “gangbuster” ratings, and that it aims to “help” Black Lives Matter. On Thursday, O’Keefe’s Twitter account, which was sharing Project Veritas’ reporting, was permanently suspended over alleged use of “fake accounts.” “As outlined in our policy on platform manipulation and spam, ‘You can’t mislead others on Twitter by operating fake accounts,’ and ‘you can’t artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts,'” a Twitter spokesperson told Fox News. This would be akin to a publisher retweeting a post that one of their authors had written, advertising the book that they collaborated on. Twitter truly isn’t even hiding it anymore, and that is incredibly unethical.

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