HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » About Northam . . . » Reply #23
In the discussion thread: About Northam . . . [View all]

Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:08 PM

23. It's POSSIBLE it's a set-up by "Big League Politics"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211770822

*********QUOTE*****

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/02/northam-yearbook-photo-was-unearthed-by-outlet-associated-with-white-nationalists/
Northam Yearbook Photo Was Unearthed by Outlet Associated With White Nationalists
Big League Politics was founded by ex-Breitbart staffers who thought the site was too mainstream.

Big League Politics was founded in 2017 by a group of former Breitbart Newsstaffers, who decided that the nationalist media outlet previously run by Steve Bannon had gotten too mainstream. BLP started as the media arm of a pro-Trump, “populist nationalist” political action committee, which bills itself as the “attack dogs” for the American First Agenda. The site is now owned by North Carolina political consultant Reilly O’Neal, who worked for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate whose run was derailed by child molestation charges, and Corey Stewart, a Republican from Virginia popular with white supremacists for his support of Confederate monuments. Last year, Stewart unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and the site covered his race extensively.

The man who first posted the Northam yearbook photo is BLP editor-in-chief Patrick Howley, a former reporter and provocateur for Breitbart and Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller. Howley has made news in the past, but for more (sic) ignoble reasons. In 2014, he and Carlson were forced to apologize to reporter Rosie Gray, then at BuzzFeed, after Howley tweeted a pair of gross, sexist comments about her. Breitbart also suspended Howley in 2016 after he publicly questioned whether one of his co-workers had lied when she said she’d been manhandled by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at a press event.



https://www.foxnews.com/politics/virginia-lt-gov-fairfax-denies-sexual-assault-allegation-amid-political-storm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20foxnews%2Fpolitics%20%28Internal%20-%20Politics%20-%20Text%29
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax denies sexual assault claim, amid political storm

The allegation was first posted by Big League Politics, the same political blog that published the now-infamous yearbook photo showing someone in blackface and someone in a KKK costume, from Northam's 1984 yearbook page. ,,,,

The blog, in the post that prompted Fairfax's denial, claimed that a fellow at Stanford University said a man sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Mass.

“Imagine you were sexually assaulted during the DNC Convention in Boston in 2004 by a campaign staffer. You spend the next 13 years trying to forget it ever happened. Until one day you find out he’s the Democratic candidate for statewide office in a state some 3000 miles away, and he wins that election in November 2017,” a post from the reported accuser said, according to the blog. “Then, by strange, horrible luck, it seems increasingly likely that he’ll get a VERY BIG promotion.” ….

“The (Washington) Post carefully investigated the claim for several months,” Fairfax’s office said in a statement. “After being presented with facts consistent with the Lt. Governor’s denial of the allegation, the absence of any evidence corroborating the allegation, and significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegation, the Post made the considered decision not to publish the story.” ....

*********UNQUOTE********

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 31 replies Author Time Post
MichMary Feb 2019 OP
Empowerer Feb 2019 #1
pintobean Feb 2019 #2
MichMary Feb 2019 #3
pintobean Feb 2019 #4
democratisphere Feb 2019 #5
MichMary Feb 2019 #6
democratisphere Feb 2019 #9
MichMary Feb 2019 #11
regnaD kciN Feb 2019 #26
Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #12
democratisphere Feb 2019 #13
Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #14
democratisphere Feb 2019 #15
Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #16
democratisphere Feb 2019 #17
Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #18
EffieBlack Feb 2019 #20
democratisphere Feb 2019 #25
Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #29
democratisphere Feb 2019 #30
Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #31
regnaD kciN Feb 2019 #27
Drunken Irishman Feb 2019 #28
EffieBlack Feb 2019 #19
Hortensis Feb 2019 #7
democratisphere Feb 2019 #8
Hortensis Feb 2019 #10
EffieBlack Feb 2019 #21
democratisphere Feb 2019 #24
Demsrule86 Feb 2019 #22
LineLineNew Reply It's POSSIBLE it's a set-up by "Big League Politics"
UTUSN Feb 2019 #23
Please login to view edit histories.