Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Track Palin Is Still Beating Up Women But The Right-Wing Media Is Too Busy Smearing Linda Sansour To Notice

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Remember Track Palin? He's Sarah's oldest son. 28 now. He has a history of violence (while on meth)-- primarily towards women. Early in 2016 he beat up his girlfriend, punching her in the face and then kicking her while she was down on the floor. He brandished an AR-15 and eventually pleaded guilty to misconduct involving weapons and for possessing a weapon while "intoxicated" but was never charged with violence towards his girlfriend. But at least Al Franken has been forced out of public office. Palin (Track) was arrested and jailed Sunday.

This time it wasn't just for beating up a woman-- though that's part of it-- but also for burglary. Sarah is demanding her privacy be respected and right wing media is ignoring Track's penchant for beating up women and instead focusing on accusations that Linda Sarsour, one of the inspirations behind the Women’s March on Washington, has been accused of enabling the alleged sexual assault and harassment of a woman who worked for her.
Allegations of groping and unwanted touching were allegedly brought to Sarsour during her time as executive director of the Arab American Association. In response, Sarsour, a self-proclaimed champion of women, attacked the woman bringing the allegations, often threatening and body-shaming her, these sources alleged. The most serious allegations were dismissed, Asmi Fathelbab, the alleged victim told The Daily Caller, because the accused was a “good Muslim” who was “always at the Mosque.”

“She oversaw an environment unsafe and abusive to women,” said Fethelbab, a former employee at the Arab American Association. “Women who put [Sarsour] on a pedestal for women’s rights and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us.”

...Fathelbab claims the Arab American Association was an unsafe workplace where she was allegedly sexually assaulted, body-shamed and intimidated.

Oftentimes, Sarsour was directly involved, according to the ex-staffer’s account.
The same story is being gleefully spread by Fox, The Blaze, Trumpanzee Jr and the Washington Examiner, far right media outlets highly antithetical to women, minorities and Muslims. Breitbart was too busy resuscitating Juanita Broaddrick charges against Bill Clinton and reporting on the rise of feminist witchcraft but they are expected to jump in on the Sansour story soon.

As you might have guessed the smear attack by a crackpot who was fired from BuzzFeed for plagiarizing 41 articles. Sarsour provided "BuzzFeed News with witness statements and email correspondence that offer a markedly different version of what happened after then-staff member Asmi Fathelbab accused an office volunteer of harassing her in 2009."
Sarsour said her first instinct was to dismiss the report as a hit piece, but Trump Jr.’s role in amplifying the claims made her fearful for the personal safety of her and her family.

“Anti-Semitic, terrorist sympathizer, supporter of female genital mutilation-- every week they come up with some new stuff about me,” Sarsour said of her detractors. “But when the president’s son is tweeting about me, that’s serious stuff.”

...“She called me a liar because ‘Something like this didn’t happen to women who looked like me,’” Fathelbab was quoted as saying about Sarsour’s reaction. She added that fans who put Sarsour “on a pedestal for women’s right and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us.”

Sarsour said she’s “dumbfounded” by Fathelbab’s version of what happened. As referenced in the documents Sarsour provided, she gave ACCESS an affidavit dated Aug. 13, 2009. Sarsour defended Seif in the statement and wrote that it was Fathelbab who was creating a hostile environment by telling co-workers stories of alleged harassment.

Sarsour told ACCESS she’d looked into the claims and found “no substantial evidence or any testimonies from anyone about the alleged accusations.” Even so, Sarsour continued, she talked with Seif about the claims and asked him to stay “as far away as possible” from Fathelbab to avoid worsening the issue. Seif denied Fathelbab’s claims at the time, and he does to to this day. Sarsour said she’d considered the matter settled-- until hearing five months later that Fathelbab had told ACCESS about the claims.

Sarsour told BuzzFeed that none of Fathelbab’s claims to the Daily Caller matched the account she brought to Sarsour nearly nine years ago.

“The exact words were, ‘He makes me feel uncomfortable,’” Sarsour said. “There was nothing about touching or groping. There’s no evidence, no email, she can pull out where she ever gave those claims to us.”

As for the claims about body-shaming, Sarsour said, that “never, ever” happened.

“This is character assassination,” she said. “This is where we have to draw the line. I have two daughters. This is not the type of behavior I engage in.”

...“Linda did what she was supposed to do. She had a meeting, got our perspective, got our witness accounts. What else could she do?” he said. “I thought this was over and done with nine years ago.”
No mention on any of the right-wing media outlets of the letter Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Judy Chu (D-CA) have sent to the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Departmnent demanding increased accountability and transparency over claims of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment within immigrant detention facilities. Grijalva and Chu noted with alarm that "The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security received a total of 33,126 complaints of sexual and/or physical abuse against DHS component agencies between January 2010 and July 2016, according to CIVIC’s complaint. Of the 33,126 complaints of sexual and/or physical abuse, the DHS-OIG opened investigations into only 225 of them, or 0.07%."

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3 Comments:

At 11:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In The Beginning, GAWD Sed: "IOKIYAR!", and no Republican has ever worried about not spending eternity with 72 Billions because of their actions.

Woe betide everyone else no matter the goodness of their actions, for they know not Mammon and Its Power.

 
At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Hone said...

We cannot simply run with these accusations. Now accusations are being used as weapons. Fabrication is becoming far more likely given our insane political culture. Complaints must be investigated rather than immediately believed at face value. And proportionality must be taken into account - no blanket zero tolerance, with a kiss or a squeeze or a lewd comment equivalent to rape.

I still think Franken should not resign. The Dems were way too quick to get on that bandwagon with Kirsten Gellibrand leading the way. Even Pat Leahy jumped on the wagon, and is now having some regrets. Franken should insist on a fair and reasonable investigation. Ha! Ha! If only.

It seems the USA is spinning faster and faster and that our country will soon gravity will no longer hold and we will fly off into oblivion. We are in deep, deep trouble and only one year in with this absolutely abominable administration. Can we last to the midterms? What could possibly happen in the next year? I shudder to think.

Our government is going insane. The Republicans have lost all sight of decency and reason. Trump is a monster.

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tweaker Palin making the family proud again!

 

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