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An Arkansas child predator had help avoiding consequences from a local prosecutor, his niece

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2023/05/13/an-arkansas-child-predator-had-help-avoiding-consequences-from-a-local-prosecutor-his-niece-n550571

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It’s the worst story you’ll read today or maybe this month. A pedophile predator named Barry Walker abused at least 30 children over more than two decades. His niece Jana Bradford was a local prosecutor who allegedly used her legal skills to protect him from consequences. Bradford denies knowing anything about Walker’s ongoing crime spree against children and hasn’t been charged with any crimes, but there’s no doubt that she stood up to defend her uncle on several occasions after he’d been convicted of abuse.

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In February 1999, Walker was a married Army veteran and ex-Air Force flight surgeon practicing medicine in Fort Smith, Arkansas, when an 8-year-old girl told her mother that “Dr. Walker had touched her in ways that made her feel uncomfortable,” according to charging papers…

A few months after he was charged with two felony counts of child sexual abuse, Walker’s wife divorced him. In March 2000, he pleaded no contest and was sentenced to five years in prison. Following his conviction, the state required Walker to register as sex offender and his medical license was revoked.

Walker served just under a year of his five year sentence and moved into a house near some neighbors who, according to a civil lawsuit, discussed the fact that he often seemed to be surrounded by young girls. Not surprisingly, there were many more allegations over the years that followed. But Bradford, his niece, made an effort to get clemency for her uncle on the 2000 conviction.

Just. Evil.

Does she have a DU name?
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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Reporter 'visibly shaken' after CNN boss scolds him for being 'too emotional' in Trump town hall coverage

https://www.foxnews.com/media/reporter-visibly-shaken-cnn-boss-scolds-emotional-trump-town-hall-coverage

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CNN's left-wing media reporter Oliver Darcy was scolded by his boss Chris Licht over his "emotional" coverage of the network's Wednesday town hall with former President Trump.

Fox News Digital confirmed that Darcy was summoned for a meeting with Licht and other top CNN executives, who took exception to the overzealous framing of the fallout the network has received, particularly from liberals.

Darcy appeared to join the choir of CNN criticism in his "Reliable Sources" newsletter Wednesday night after the town hall.

Does this mean CNN is asking its hyper-partisans to pretend on-air that they are not hyper-partisan?
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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Mail delivery halted for many in South Seattle

https://mynorthwest.com/3888368/mail-delivery-halted-entire-zip-code-south-seattle/

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Some south Seattle residents are claiming a significant ‘mail fail’ is occurring as the United States Postal Service (USPS) has halted mail delivery due to a rise in recent vandalism and theft.

A sign at a nearby U.S. Postal Service office in Columbia City is telling residents in the “98118” zip code to pick up their mail in person at an annex office, located at 5920 Martin Luther King Jr Way South. The zip code covers around 49,000 people — but it’s unclear how many of them are not getting their mail delivered.

Yet more consequences from electing DAs who refuse to do their jobs and city council members who attack police officers who do. Sadly, not all of those afflicted/affected voted for the crap they're getting.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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"Does the mere fact of his large following in an increasingly radicalized and extremist Republican Party require that news organizations broadcast his views to millions?"

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2023/05/does-mere-fact-of-his-large-following.html

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Asks Susan B. Glasser in "Don’t Say You Haven’t Been Warned About Trump and 2024/CNN’s awful town hall with the former President heralds a disastrous election year to come" (The New Yorker).

Here's my radical idea: Give up on attacking Trump, the person, and engage with the substance of his policy arguments. Act as if he's a completely ordinary politician — pose as if you felt neutrality toward him personally — and engage with the ideas.

You really do need to take him seriously. He's presumptively the Republican nominee, and he's got an even chance of getting re-elected to the presidency. You can freak out about that, but you've been freaking about about him for 8 years, and it hasn't fazed him. His supporters tune you out.

Reset. Be normal, and treat him as if he were normal. Give up on trying not to "normalize" him. Forefront the substantive issues, treat all the candidates equally, and let us see how each of them holds up to a thorough grilling. If you're neutral, you can be cruel. We'll watch.

Ann Althouse, IIRC, is a non-crazy liberal who rejects the extremes into which modern Libs and Proves have dived. This common sense has been what the MSM should have been doing since at least 1979, when they were dumping partisan scare-BS on Ronald Reagan. The MSM have been doing the opposite for almost 45 years. Trump simply brought them to a fever pitch of shrillness.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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Reporter 'visibly shaken' after CNN boss scolds him for being 'too emotional' in Trump town hall coverage

https://www.foxnews.com/media/reporter-visibly-shaken-cnn-boss-scolds-emotional-trump-town-hall-coverage

Does this mean CNN is asking its hyper-partisans to pretend on-air that they are not hyper-partisan?

In a nutshell, yes. Licht is trying very hard to pretend that CNN itself isn't a leftist refuge from reality.

IOW, he's trying to make CNN relevant. Ain't gonna happen.
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Hypothetically, CNN could recover. It’d be a race between demonstrating to potential viewers that they are non-partisan and the loss and regain of $$. With their current staff of hyper-partisans, it’ll be like running a marathon with 10# of weights on each ankle.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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Sadly, not all of those afflicted/affected voted for the crap they're getting.

And maybe those who didn’t vote for this didn’t vote against it either.
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