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Chaz Bono Shows Fox Who’s Boss: “We Are Boycotting Fox”

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With the transgender-bashing Dr. Keith Ablow unrepentant about the malicious quackery he published on the Fox News site – hysterically urging parents not to let their children watch Chaz Bono on “Dancing With The Stars” for fear they might decide they want to change gender — Chaz is showing Ablow exactly which man is going to lead this dance.

At last week’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Fox came begging for an interview with Chaz. Bono’s agent Howard Bragman told them where to stick it. “When Chaz was on the red carpet at the Emmys last Saturday,” Bragman says, “Fox asked for an interview. I said that since a Fox person [Dr. Ablow] recommended boycotting Chaz, we are boycotting Fox.”

WATCH: Fox’s Keith Ablow On Chaz Bono: Transgenderism Not A Civil Right (Video)

Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether the Tufts University School of Medicine and the Tufts Medical Center support the anti-transgender quack Ablow in his transbashing. Tufts University Public Relations tried to blow this reporter off by saying that Ablow has a “voluntary, unpaid appointment” at the School of Medicine. Tufts’s website, however, describes the quack as an “Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry.” As for the association with Tufts Medical Center that Ablow alleges on his website, Tufts claimed Ablow isn’t associated with the hospital and would have him remove that claim from his site. The claim, however, as of this writing remains on the professional trans-basher’s site. See below for our information request to Tufts, unanswered as of publication.

Tufts University needs to come clean about whether it supports or rejects Ablow’s trans-bashing quackery. A psychiatrist superior to Ablow at the Tuft’s School of Medicine must make a public statement as to whether they agree or disagree with Ablow’s published column. How is the public to know where Tufts stands on this, if it keeps Ablow on its professional roster after he published shameful, anti-scientific, transgender-bashing hate speech on the Fox News website? We mustn’t forget, either, that Ablow is in practice as a forensic psychiatrist and quite possibly does not treat LGBTers with due impartiality when they are involved in his investigations.

READ: Dr. Keith Ablow’s Fox News Piece On Chaz Bono? Don’t Let Your Kids Read It!

We’re rooting for Chaz Bono to show up the quack Dr. Ablow as a total and utter jerk. Ablow’s peers have already gone some distance towards that goal. The American Psychiatric Association’s Dr. Jack Drescher published a rebuttal, “The Doctor is Out (of Touch).” Refuting Ablow’s hateful drivel, APA President Dr. John Oldham said, “There is no evidence that viewing a television game show with a transgender contestant would induce Gender Identity Disorder in young people.”  And PsychCentral’s Dr. John M. Grohol published an Ablow smackdown “Don’t Let Your Kids Watch Dr. Keith Ablow.”

And, we’re just absolutely thrilled about powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred’s efforts in organizing viewing and dancing parties nationwide in support of our man Chaz!

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To Kim Thurler, Tufts University Public Relations Director:

Dear Kim:

While I thank you for your efforts in getting a reply to me, the reply is non-specific and wishy-washy.

In his voluntary, unpaid appointment at the Tufts University School of Medicine, what does Dr. Keith Ablow do?

Give lectures implying that praying to God will cure gender dysphoric patients of gender dysphoria, and make them heteronormative?

That is what his article implied, and from Tufts’ response to me I must conclude that the School of Medicine would permit him to present his emotional and commercially-driven, anti-scientific opinions in a lecture.

Can you supply me with a documented record of his activity at Tufts since the time of his appointment there?

I am an investigative journalist, trying to learn exactly what is going on between Dr. Ablow and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Take the social bigotry against transgendered person out of this equation, and see what you get.  Supposing Ablow were instead a practicing dentist, and instead had published an article on the Fox news site saying that when teenagers have impacted wisdom teeth, the right thing to do is to remove their front teeth and then pray to God that the impacted molars heal.

Would Tufts continue to keep such a quack on its roster?

I’m going to give it to you straight; the current appearance is that Ablow is exploiting his association with Tufts in order to give an unjustified imprimatur of scientific respectability to his transphobic bigotry and quackery, and that Tufts is continuing its association with him, despite his quackery, because of his media successes.

You claim that Tufts does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity and expression, yet to employ a certified psychiatrist who publicly expresses non-scientific anti-trans bigotry ipso facto creates an unsafe environment for transgendered persons at your institution. The impression frankly is, that because of Ablow’s high profile on Fox, et cetera, if Tufts had to choose between throwing a transgendered student, faculty member et cetera under the bus, and dismissing Ablow, it would throw the trans person under the bus.

You didn’t even provide me with a statement from one of Tufts’ psychiatric professionals superior to Ablow, agreeing or disagreeing with his statements about the science on gender dysphoria.

How am I supposed to know whether they agree or disagree with him?

The results of societal bigotry against trans persons are seen in such crimes as the savage, merciless beating of Chrissy Lee Polis in a Maryland McDonald’s.  The society has politicians, and as we see, even medical professionals who encourage that bigotry.

You have a public relations red hot emergency on your hands, but you are treating it as though somebody had invited you to afternoon tea.

Scott Rose

PS – Last week, your office told me it would contact Ablow to have him remove from the bio page on his website the allegedly false claim that he is “on faculty at the Tufts New England Medical Center.” Nonetheless, that claim continues to appear on Ablow’s site. I know your office pointed out, that is no longer the name of your hospital, but Ablow is still giving the public to believe that he is associated with the Tufts hospital, by whatever name you want to give it.  How am I to know what is going on?  Did you tell me he doesn’t have the association with the hospital, just to put me off?

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Democrats Rake in a Quarter-Billion Dollars in 24 Hours After Biden Exits Race

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The floodgates have opened after President Joe Biden’s selfless and historic decision to end his re-election campaign and endorse Vice President Kamala Harris for President on Sunday. Democrats across the country are opening their wallets and sending a mountain of money to Democratic groups, especially the Harris for President campaign. In total, nearly $250 million to Democrats in the first 24 hours, including a historic $81 million directly to Harris for President, the campaign has announced.

ActBlue, which acts as the fundraising platform for Harris for President, and many other Democrats, on Sunday alone took in almost $67 million, according to a third-party ActBlue tracking program. President Biden’s announcement was made around 2:00 PM ET that day.

On Monday, as of 3:30 PM ET, ActBlue has taken in another $35 million – for a 25-hour total of over $100 million.

By comparison, on Saturday, the platform took in just under seven million dollars. Sunday is listed as ActBlue’s highest single day ever.

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(The ActBlue tracker cautions: “ActBlue is a fundraising vehicle for Democratic candidates and campaigns, state-level committees and progressive nonprofit organizations who are also using this moment to ask for support,” and adds, “the picture will become clearer once ActBlue and the recipients file their own campaign finance reports.”)

In addition to the $100 million infusion Democrats just received, Politico reports, “Future Forward, the flagship super PAC blessed by President Joe Biden, received $150 million in new commitments from major Democratic donors in the 24 hours since the president announced he would step aside from the race.”

“Future Forward already had $122 million on hand as of the end of June, according to Federal Election Commission filings.”

That means approximately $250 million – about a quarter of a billion dollars – was just added to the coffers of Democratic campaigns, including Kamala Harris’s, and PACs.

The Harris for President Campaign announced Monday afternoon it had taken in $81 million in its first 24 hours.

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“Team Harris raised $81 million in its first 24 hours, adding to the existing near quarter-of-a-billion dollar war chest already amassed this election cycle,” the campaign said in a press release. “This haul reflects money raised across the campaign, Democratic National Committee, and joint fundraising committees. This surge of support is also accompanied by numerous endorsements from federal and state elected officials as well as major Democratic and advocacy groups united in the effort to defeat Donald Trump this November.”

Inside those numbers, the campaign notes, are more than “888,000 grassroots donors” who “made donations in the past 24 hours, 60% of whom made their first contribution of the 2024 cycle.”

“Team Harris’ 24-hour raise is the highest 24-hour raise of any candidate in history,” according to the campaign. “In the last 24 hours, Team Harris has added 43,000 new recurring donors, with over half of these recurring donors signing up for weekly donations.”

“A call on Sunday evening hosted by Win with Black Women raised approximately $1.6 million in grassroots contributions alone,” the campaign also noted.

The Daily Beast’s Roger Sollenberger, pointing to the campaign’s press release, observes, “If these numbers are accurate, more than 532,000 people just made their first Biden/Harris donation of this election cycle.”

On top of all that, The Daily Beast reported late Sunday night a small Super PAC tied to former Trump UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Haley Voters for Biden, has now become Haley Voters for Harris.

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RFK Jr. and Trump Explored Endorsement Deal in Exchange for Administration Post: Report

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Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., seen by some as a spoiler whose candidacy could help Donald Trump, held talks with the ex-president after the assassination attempt, reportedly discussing an endorsement in exchange for a position in a second Trump administration.

Late Saturday evening on July 13, hours after a 20-year old man shot at Trump, apparently causing a bloody ear while killing a Trump supporter and wounding two others at a Pennsylvania rally, Trump and Kennedy spoke by phone. During that call, The Washington Post reports, the two presidential candidates agreed to meet the following week in Milwaukee, on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

Audio and video of that Saturday night call was “leaked” by Kennedy’s own son, prompting the anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theorist to publicly apologize to Trump, as NCRM reported last week.

In that video, Donald Trump could be heard telling Kennedy, “I would love you to do stuff and I think it’d be so good for your and so big for you. And we’re gonna win. We’re way ahead of the guy.” It was not clear in what context Trump meant “do stuff,” although he could have possibly meant endorse Trump, or hand Kennedy a post in his administration.

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The two candidates’ discussions on Monday, “included possible jobs that Kennedy could be given in a second Trump administration, either at the Cabinet level or posts that do not require Senate confirmation. The discussion also included the prospect of Kennedy leaving the race and endorsing Trump, the people said,” The Post reported.

“The discussions surprised Trump and his aides. But there were concerns among some Trump advisers that Kennedy — a fervent critic of vaccines — would not be appropriate in such a job and that such an agreement could be problematic, the people said. Two of these people did not rule out the campaign eventually wanting Kennedy in the fold or potentially giving him a job in the administration if Trump wins.”

They also “did not result in an agreement amid concerns in Trump’s orbit about the complications of promising a job in exchange for a political endorsement, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.”

“Whoa,” remarked Democratic strategist Lis Smith, responding to The Post’s reporting. Kennedy “offered to endorse Trump in exchange for a job…the Trump people declined b/c RFK Jr was pushing too explicitly for a quid pro quo.”

Kennedy, who is an environmental law attorney, has focused on his anti-vaxx activism in recent years. The Post reports the discussion between Kennedy and Trump included him possibly “overseeing a portfolio of health and medical issues.”

“All I will say to you is I am willing to talk to anybody from either political party who wants to talk about children’s health and how to end the chronic disease epidemic,” Kennedy also told The Post in an interview. “I have a lot of respect for President Trump for reaching out to me. Nobody from the DNC, high or low, has ever reached out to me in 18 months. Instead they have allocated millions to try to disrupt my campaign.”

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Where Kamala Harris Stands on Securing Dem Endorsements and Cash After Biden Announcement

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Vice President Kamala Harris, now the Democratic Party’s leading presidential candidate, said Sunday she will work to “earn and win” the nomination after President Joe Biden’s historic decision to pull out of his re-election race. In under twenty-four hours she has managed to secure the almost unanimous endorsement of House and Senate Democrats, Democratic governors, and a cash haul reportedly of over $75 million.

In the weeks after Biden’s damaging debate performance, critics demanded he prove he had the mental and physical capacity at 81 to continue the race and win the election. But even after numerous speeches and interviews, the goalposts changed, and critics pointed to his poll numbers. On Sunday afternoon in a letter he announced he would not continue his campaign. Shortly thereafter, he endorsed Vice President Harris.

Some Democrats had pushed for an open convention, with many rank and file members engaging in a kind of “fantasy football,” matchups promoting their favorite candidates for the top of the ticket and their running mates.

Fox News late Monday morning reported, “Democrats thrown into chaos as they face tight deadline to replace Biden,” but there has been little chaos.

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All of the major potential candidates who might have opposed Harris have now declared they would not run against her, making her path to the nomination, while not certain, extremely likely. Delegates will still have to choose.

Most of those major top-of-the-ticket potential candidates who have now endorsed Harris are believed to be under consideration to be her vice presidential running mate (links to endorsements): Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, U.S. Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Governor Wes Moore of Maryland, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Late Monday morning Gov. Whitmer declined to be considered for the vice presidential slot, according to Crain’s Detroit reporter David Eggert.

California Governor Gavin Newsom, considered one of the top potential contenders for the nomination but not a potential running mate, quickly announced he would not oppose Harris and endorsed her: “Tough. Fearless. Tenacious. With our democracy at stake and our future on the line, no one is better to prosecute the case against Donald Trump’s dark vision and guide our country in a healthier direction than America’s Vice President.”

Harris also earned the endorsement of Governor JB Pritzker of Illinois, also considered one of the top candidates who might want the nomination.

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis appeared to endorse Harris in a self-deprecating social media post.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), 76, endorsed Harris on Monday, after reports suggested he had called former acting DNC chair Donna Brazile to learn the process for entering the nomination race. ABC News reported Brazile told Manchin, “I had to remind him that to put his name in nomination he has to sign a form that he’s a Democrat.”

Writer and former Human Rights Campaign spokesperson Charlotte Clymer has been tracking the Harris endorsements since Sunday. Late Monday morning she writes they include: President Joe Biden, Former Secretary of State and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, and former U.S. Secretary of State and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, along with current Cabinet Secretaries Pete Buttigieg, Miguel Cardona, Jennifer Granholm, and Gina Raimondo.

And, “at least 33 of 47 Democratic senators,” “at least 159 of 212 House Democratic members,” “at least 18 of the 26 Democratic state and territorial governors,” “all 57 state and territory party chairs,” “all DNC delegates for Louisiana, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and South Carolina,” “SEIU, American Federation of Teachers, and too many other organizations to list here.”

“I don’t think folks appreciate what we’re seeing from the Ds right now,” observes political scientist and strategist Rachel Bitcofer. “Newsom, Whitmer, Shapiro- every top tier Democrat- has put personal ambitions aside to come out and help the party coalesce around Kamala Harris.”

Political commentator Bob Cesca adds, “And they’re putting their ambitions aside for what could end up being 8 more years.”

CNN’s Haley Talbot, known for her spreadsheets, early Monday afternoon reports former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama have yet to endorse Harris. She adds the “holdout” list includes seven Democratic and one independent U.S. Senators, just 18 Democratic U.S. Representatives, and four Democratic governors.

But key among the Democratic holdouts are Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Political commentator and writer Keith Boykin at 10:05 AM Monday, citing data from ActBlue says, “Democrats have now raised $75 million since Vice President Kamala Harris announced her campaign for president yesterday.” Clymer commented, “Vice President Kamala Harris may very well raise $100M in a 24-hour period. Flat-out bonkers sum.”

ActBlue declared Sunday, “the biggest fundraising day of the 2024 cycle.”

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