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People Mag Editor explains to Wash Post what would have (not)happened if he had known about assault

I knew Natasha Stoynoff had asked People mag to be taken off coverage of Trump and told several people about the assault. But she did not tell her editor. In this interesting article, he explains why he thinks she did not tell him, admits he would not have wanted a story to be about the reporter rather than the subject and he would not have publicly exposed Trump, but would have contacted his publicist and made a mutual truce instead.


"For a second there, I imagined a scene of Ben Bradlee-esque outrage, calling out the swine for his behavior and striking a blow for reporters everywhere. But in reality, I would probably have simply killed the story that Stoynoff had gone to Palm Beach to report. I would have then called Trumpís public relations operatives, told them about their bossís bad behavior and agreed to a truce of mutual silence. In the end, few people would have learned of the event, weíd have had to fill a few more pages in the next issue, and Trump would have avoided any public embarrassment.

News organizations are devoted to the idea that unless something truly gruesome happens during the course of reporting, the subjects, not the reporters, are the real story. They instinctively feel pressure to absent themselves from the narrative. Itís the right instinct, but in the case of sexual assault, whose violations are not always visible, reporters face a terrible choice. No wonder Stoynoff didnít feel able to confide in me or her other editors in 2005. The ghastly truth is that had Trump punched her, our course of action would have been much clearer. Instead, he exploited power, privilege and media sclerosis to his own sweaty ends."

Feds believe Russians hacked Florida election-systems vendor

Source: CNN

Federal investigators believe Russian hackers were behind cyberattacks on a contractor for Florida's election system that may have exposed the personal data of Florida voters, according to US officials briefed on the probe.

The hack of the Florida contractor comes on the heels of hacks in Illinois, in which personal data of tens of thousands of voters may have been stolen, and one in Arizona, in which investigators now believe the data of voters was likely exposed.
Election cyber threats: More states request DHS assistance
Election cyber threats: More states request DHS help
The FBI, in the coming days, is preparing to provide updated guidance to state elections officials around the US aiming to help them spot suspicious activity on their computer networks. Several states have reported attempted scans of their computer systems, which often is a precursor to a breach.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/florida-election-hack/index.html

Monday Oct 10, Wikileaks new Clinton campaign hacked emails- NY Times article

This NY Times article details newly released hacked Clinton campaign emails (not speeches but internal emails)


Nancy O'Dell makes updated statement condemning Trump comments, refutes locker room excuse


Nancy O'Dell makes official response to Trump's comments about her

Nancy O'Dell Responds to Lewd Donald Trump Recording


A thoughtful statement from her
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