TOP OF FIRST HOUR NEWS: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 –
(Drudge) Two Nights, Five Moderators, 20 Candidates: Can NBC Pull Off? (Hollywood Reporter) NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo have had months of planning for 10 Democratic presidential candidates to take the stage Wednesday in Miami, followed by 10 more Thursday night. There will be five moderators — Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and Jose Diaz-Balart. The lineup for each night was determined by a random draw June 14. Wednesday's slate, which includes Elizabeth Warren and Beto O'Rourke, is thought to be weaker than Thursday night's, which includes top-tier candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg. (LA Times) It will also be streamed for free on NBC and Telemundo’s websites and apps, each night from 9 to 11 p.m. ET (6 to 8 p.m. Pacific time). (CNN goes next month for hosting Dem debates.)
(Drudge) MUELLER TO TESTIFY PUBLICLY to both houses of Congress, I believe — the HOUSE committee DATE will be JULY 17 (hey, my birthday!). The announcement came after the chairmen of the two panels issued a subpoena compelling Mueller's testimony. Judiciary Committee Chairmen Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. (Fat Jerry, as Trump used to call him), and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif. (another snake... not the good kind), said that Mueller had agreed to testify next month. Listen to this, part of their statement. Such lies: “Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel," the statement said, "so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates' obstruction of the investigation into that attack.”
The Mueller team may think they’re done. But the Dems have other ideas… This is a little confusing…these people sound like attention seekers: (Politico) The special counsel’s attorneys who spent nearly two years on the ridiculously media-hyped investigation now are resurfacing at major law firms touting their work on the Russia probe. Some are even giving interviews to journalists, a big change from the “no comment” mantra they practiced to almost comical extremes (Politico’s words), while another has a reported book deal. So the Democrats want to interview them. “We should hear from Bob Mueller as well as the senior members of his team to bring to life the findings in their report,” said New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a House Democratic so-called “leader” (he black), also a member of the powerful Judiciary Committee, which can launch impeachment proceedings. The “I-word”!
BTW, speaking of lies: Yesterday evening YouTube Insider tweeted: “We've had a lot of questions today...clarifying, we apply our policies fairly and without political bias. All creators are held to the same standard.” LOLOL.
Also BTW: PragerU pointed out in a tweet that “a Google employee claims” that two Jewish conservatives, Dennis Prager and Ben Shapiro, “are Nazis in order to justify suppressing conservative content?”
(Drudge) In a world first, FACEBOOK is to give French “hate speech” suspects’ info to French courts…! SMH, evil! (Reuters) This follows Emmanuel Macron-Mark Zuckerberg meetings. France seeks to take lead role in regulating tech groups in hate speech and the spread of false information online. Hate speech now at the "same level as terrorism" according to a lawyer. This is according to France's minister for digital affairs. Cedric O, on Tuesday. O’s father is South Korean, one of Macron’s earliest followers, and influential in shaping the French president’s thinking on Big Tech as an advisor in the first two years.
While Jesse’s received an inexplicable so-called “Hate Speech” YouTube “warning” for telling the truth in love on Monday’s live show, and while Twitch has suspended Jesse’s channel for 30 days in his second “Community Guidelines” strike in two weeks of streaming, we have started yet another channel — on Microsoft-owned Mixer, mixer.com/jlptalk
TOP OF SECOND HOUR NEWS: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 –
(Drudge) Stephanie Grisham named White House Press Sec & Comms Director… (Mediaite) First Lady Melania Trump announced via Twitter that Stephanie Grisham, who’s served as the First Lady’s press secretary, will replace outgoing Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary. She’ll be the third one after Sean Spicer and Sanders. For the second time, the Trump administration is combining the Press Secretary role and Communications Director role as Grisham will be filling both Sanders’ and Bill Shine‘s former position all at once — AND maintain her current role as the first lady's chief spokesman (I say spokesman, they say spokeswoman, SMH). She owned her own PR company in Arizona before serving on Trump’s transition team. Melania said she was with them since 2015. READY TO RUMBLE… (Wash. Post via Stamford Advocate) The New White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham brings a combative style to the job. Grisham developed a reputation as a pugnacious defender of Melania Trump and a critic of the press during her tenure as communications director for the first lady. She’s 42, and sometimes took a sharp tone in her statements, not usually associated with the East Wing (the First Lady’s side) but it is in tune with the Trump White House press operations.
(Drudge) CLINT EASTWOOD TO DEFY HOLLYWOOD BOYCOTT OF GEORGIA… Michael Chapman at CNS News (shoutout!) says: Despite the boycott of filming in Georgia launched by Hollywood liberals angry over the state's new pro-life "Heartbeat" law, legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood will be making his latest movie, "The Battle of Richard Jewell," in Atlanta this summer, tweeted NBC Charlotte June 25. The movie is about Richard Jewell, a police officer and security guard who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga., and saved countless lives. Jewell was initially hailed as a hero and then was viewed as a suspect. The liberal media criticized Jewell relentlessly and essentially practiced "trial by media." Eventually, however, Jewell was completely exonerated and the real bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured. Jewell sued NBC, CNN, and the New York Post for libel and won large settlements. His lawyer, L. Lin Wood, is the same lawyer now representing the Covington Catholic kid Nicholas Sandmann in defamation lawsuits against CNN and the Washington Post. The heartbeat bill in Georgia prohibits abortion once a baby's heartbeat starts, which is usually six weeks into pregnancy. The bill, signed into law in May, unfortunately allows exceptions in the cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life is at serious risk.
One of the lead Hollywood activists to protest the new law is Alyssa Milano, and she helped organize the boycott of the Peach State. In a letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Milano -- joined by 40-plus other actors and Hollywood activists -- wrote, "As actors, our work often brings us to Georgia. We've always found your state to be populated with friendly and caring people. We've found the hotels in which we stay and restaurants in which we dine while filming there to be comfortable and of a high quality. We've been glad to bring billions of dollars in revenue to support Georgia's schools, parks, and communities. "But we cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgia if H.B. 481 [heartbeat bill] becomes law.... [W]e will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law. You have a choice, gentlemen. We pray you make the right one." Laughable. Praying to Satan?
So we’re currently streaming live on YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, DLive (Super Chats there!), and Microsoft-owned MIXER! Mixer.com/JLPtalk – we’re currently suspended on Twitch, and on thin ice with a “warning” from Google-owned YouTube which thinks the truth is hate and that real tough love is hate. *shrug*
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TOP OF THIRD HOUR NEWS: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – You can find the show by going to JLPtalk.com and full show podcasts (broken down by hour) on iTunes, TuneIn, Spreaker, and Stitcher!
(Drudge) Dench Defends Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey’s Work... 'Are We Just Not Going to See All Those Films?' This is that old lady who’s in those James Bond films, right on! (Hollywood Reporter) Judi Dench, who has condemned Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey for alleged sexual harassment (oh, never mind, why condemn them over allegations with no proof?), but she told a British magazine that she worries their work may be forgotten. "What kind of agony is that?" Dench told the latest issue of Radio Times, The Guardian reported. "Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic [the London theater where Spacey served as artistic director] and everything that he did – how wonderful he’s been in all those films? Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced?" The 84-year-old lady said, "You cannot deny somebody a talent. You might as well never look at a Caravaggio painting [the painter was sentenced for murder after a brawl]. You might as well never have gone to see Noel Coward [who was accused of harassment]." She previously spoke out about people shunning Spacey after his scenes were removed from Ridley Scott’s 2017 film All the Money in the World. She has lauded the actor Kevin Spacey for supporting her after the death of her husband, Michael Williams, from lung cancer in 2001. The actress has also credited Weinstein as a key contributor to her Hollywood career. Weinstein's fall from grace led to the rise of the vicious, slanderous, and libelous #MeToo movement.
I mentioned this yesterday: (Drudge) RUSSIA WARSHIP DOCKS IN HAVANA… but update: MISSILES COULD REACH USA IN 6 SECS… SECONDS OR MINUTES, DRUDGE, YOU CONFUSED? (The Sun) Russia warns build-up of US weapons near its borders risks repeat of Cuban missile crisis as Moscow warship docks in Havana, as I reported. Express revealed: How Putin's missiles could reach US coast in 6 minutes from Cuba warship. VLADMIR PUTIN ordered the docking of one of Russia’s most advanced warships in Cuba the other night amid revelations that its primary missile could hit the US within six minutes of launching. The Admiral Gorshkov landed in Havana waters yesterday for a two-day visit. With an estimated range of up to 410 miles, it could easily target the south coast of Florida while stationed in Cuba, if the weapon is loaded on board the vessel. Specialist Brahmos missiles can travel at up to 3 Mach – or 2301 miles per hour – according to the manufacturer. Given the approximate 234-mile distance from Havana, estimates suggest it would take 6.1 minutes for the supersonic projectiles to reach the US coast from the harbour.
More worrying still for the Trump administration, the US-made Tomahawk missile can only handle a third of the speed. In February, the Russian Navy fitted the vessel with a weapon that can cause hallucinations and vomiting. The 5P-42 Filin fires a strobe-like beam that aims to visually impair its target, as a defence mechanism. It can also suppress infrared lasers, short-distance anti-tank missiles and night vision devices.
(Drudge) Supreme Court Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent… (Bloomberg via Yahoo News) The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority may be ready to overturn a longstanding precedent for the third time in recent weeks -- perhaps foreshadowing the vulnerability of its rulings on abortion rights. Great! The justices will rule as early as Wednesday on a business-backed bid to overturn decades-old decisions that give federal agencies broad power to say what their regulations mean. The court also plans to rule on gerrymandered voting maps and the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.