Curt Schilling Is Running for Elizabeth Warren’s Seat So He Asked Jake Tapper Why Jews Vote for Democrats
Fired From ESPN After His Transphobic and Anti-Muslim Social Media Posts
Curt SchillingÂ sat down with CNN’s Jake Tapper Friday afternoon, and before the seven minute and 24 second interview was over, he had insistedÂ “there is a very long-standing connection between Islam and the Nazi Party,” and asked the host ofÂ “The Lead”Â why Jews in America usually vote for Democrats.
You do remember Curt Schilling, right?Â
Back in April ESPN fired Schilling, aÂ former Major League Baseball pitcher who played with theÂ Philadelphia Phillies when they won the 1993 World Series.
Schilling posted the vile, transphobic meme to Facebook. He defended himself by sayingÂ he “only” commented on the meme, and didn’t post it, but Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler, whoÂ originally reported the news, has a screenshot from Schilling’s Facebook page that shows otherwise, as doesÂ USA Today.
“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” Schilling wrote. “I donâ€™t care what they are, who they sleep with, menâ€™s room was designed for the penis, womenâ€™s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
The year before ESPN had suspended Shilling after he posted to Twitter a comment suggesting IslamicÂ extremists are comparable to Nazis.
SchillingÂ is now running in the 2018 election to unseat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
We are proud to announce that Curt Schilling will be running for US Senate in 2018! @gehrig38 lets get @elizabethforma out! #CurtForMA pic.twitter.com/2inkAab0Ca
â€” Schilling For Senate (@CurtForMA) October 18, 2016
Here’s Schilling mischaracterizing his controversial and offensive comments to Jake Tapper Friday:
Curt Schilling: “There is a very long-standing connection between Islam and the Nazi Party”Â https://t.co/6OZtrfIwimÂ https://t.co/uJyf0PbzIO
â€” CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics)Â October 21, 2016
Schilling then asked Tapper, who happens to be Jewish, why American Jews tend to vote for Democrats.
Perhaps Schilling thought it made sense to ask the award-winningÂ Chief Washington CorrespondentÂ the question. Perhaps SchillingÂ thought Tapper was a representative of all Jewish people in America. Perhps it was this tweet:
We aren’t the only ones who think our President is weak, pro-Muslim and Anti-Israel. Yet the Jewish vote will still go Democrat. Stunning https://t.co/QuwMNLDWxH
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 17, 2016
Or perhaps Schilling is just off his rocker.
“I would like to ask you something as a person who is practicing the Jewish faith and has since you were young,” said Schilling, whom CNN says is “a vocalÂ Donald Trump supporter.”
No surprise there, right?
Curt Schilling: You’re Jewish. Why are Jews Democrats? Dems hate Israel.
Jake Tapper: Well, I don’t speak for Jews, but social welfare pic.twitter.com/4CejNNskDO
â€” Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 21, 2016
“I don’t understand â€“Â and this is, maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me â€“Â I don’t understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party, which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel, so clearly anti-Jewish Israel,” Schilling charged.
“I don’t know what else would need to be done, said or happen for people to understand that they don’t â€“Â the Democratic Party is alive for Israel only because we have agreements in place to make them have to be.”
After a back-and-forth with an extremely polite Tapper over his question, Schilling then called Hillary Clinton a “criminal.”
Oh, here are some of Schilling’s recent tweets:
Start fact checking, gonna be eye opening when you do. https://t.co/WNlIWiRNzS
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 20, 2016
The part of women! The party of minority voters! https://t.co/Ptkbgo0NT6 bunch of crap. Party of elitest
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 19, 2016
If intimating a young lady will grow up to be stunningly beautiful = child molestation you’re liberal and voting for a scumbag
â€” Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 13, 2016
Image: Screenshot via CNN
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Dominion Wins ‘Blockbuster Victories’ Against Fox News – Last Legal Issue Will Be Decided by a Jury: Report
Dominion Voting Systems won what are being called “blockbuster victories” Friday afternoon when a judge ruled the company suing Fox News for $1.6 billion in a major defamation lawsuit had met its burden of proof that Rupert Murdoch‘s far-right wing cable channel had repeatedly made false statements.
The final, and likely greatest legal issue Dominion will have to prove will be actual malice. That issue will be decided in a jury trial, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis ruled Friday, according to Law & Crime.
Unlike previous cases, Fox News will reportedly not be able to argue the on-air statements its personalities made were opinion.
CNN legal analyst and Brookings senior fellow Norm Eisen calls Friday’s decision a “huge win for Dominion on their summary judgment motion against Fox News.”
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“Dominion won partial summary judgement that what Fox said about them was false! Now they just have to prove actual malice and damages,” Eisen says. “Meanwhile Fox’s motion was totally denied.”
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, an MSNBC contributor adds: “Dominion’s evidence Fox made false statements with reckless disregard is as strong as any I’ve seen.”
The judge was very clear in his ruling.
“While the Court must view the record in the light most favorable to Fox, the record does not show a genuine issue of material fact as to falsity,” Judge Davis wrote. “Through its extensive proof, Dominion has met its burden of showing there is no genuine issue of material fact as to falsity. Fox therefore had the burden to show an issue of material fact existed in turn. Fox failed to meet its burden.”
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Attorney and MSNBC host and legal analyst Katie Phang points to this key passage in Judge Davis’ ruling.
Dominion has won the argument on the issue of falsity, meaning that as the Court funds below, “it is CRYSTAL clear that none of the Statements relating to Dominion about the 2020 election are true.” pic.twitter.com/7lKEspN0WI
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) March 31, 2023
Court watchers and news junkies are familiar at this point with the massive legal filings Dominion has made in which it exposed how Fox News knowingly made false statements regarding the 2020 presidential election. Those filings, each hundreds of pages, also detail internal Fox News communications and bombshell conversations between the company’s top personalities, executives, and even Chairman Rupert Murdoch.
Image of Rupert Murdoch via Shutterstock
RIGHT WING EXTREMISM
Capitol Police Issue Warning Over Possible Trump Protests ‘Across the Country’
The U.S. Capitol Police and the Senate Sergeant at Arms on Friday jointly issued a statement warning they “anticipate” Trump protests across the country. The statement is not time-specific, and it states it has no information on “credible threats,” but some Democratic offices are allowing staffers to work from home Friday and Tuesday.
“The Sergeant at Arms and United States Capitol Police (USCP) anticipate demonstration activity across the country related to the indictment of former President Trump. While law enforcement is not tracking any specific, credible threats against the Capitol or state offices, there is potential for demonstration activity. USCP is working with law enforcement partners, so you may observe a greater law enforcement presence on Capitol Hill,” the statement reads.
“The SAA and USCP are monitoring the potential nationwide impacts to Senate state offices,” it adds.
The House Sergeant at Arms was conspicuously absent from the statement. Speaker Kevin McCarthy has control over that office.
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Additionally, Axios is reporting, “several House Democrats are allowing staffers to work from home as a safety precaution,” noting that “the memory of Trump supporters ransacking the Capitol on Jan. 6 is still fresh on the mind.”
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is allowing staff to work from home for safety reasons. She told Axios, “I don’t ever want to see a Jan. 6 again.”
“I’ve been in the Trump hate tunnel, Donald Trump has gone after me, and quite frankly I don’t have security. I don’t have entourages.”
She’s not the only Democrat to raise concerns.
“Much of the language from the former President and his devotees is similar to what inspired Jan. 6th,” U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips said. “I’m concerned about safety for my colleagues and my staff.”
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Meanwhile, House Republicans are issuing full-throated support for Trump and calling for protests.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was called out by name in a six-page letter Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sent to Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan Friday morning, announced she will be in New York on Tuesday to support Trump when he is arraigned. She has posted several tweets since Trump was indicted.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy issued a statement Thursday seemingly designed to gin up rage and action in the MAGA base.
“Alvin Bragg has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election. As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump. The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power to account.”
Image by Elvert Barnes via Flickr and a CC license
Trump Trial Could Go Well Into the 2024 Election – Or Possibly Even Past It: Former Prosecutor
Donald Trump, and all of America, could spend the next 18 months – or longer – engrossed in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s trial of the ex-president, and that could bring the trial close to Election Day.
That’s according to a former prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, Charles Coleman, who is now a civil rights attorney and MSNBC legal analyst.
Asked by MSNBC’s Chris Jansing, “How long typically might a case like this take?” Coleman offered a two-tiered answer.
“A case like this is usually going to take a year or a year and a half,” Coleman said.
That could be through September of 2024.
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“Wow,” a surprised Jansing replied. “So it’s going right up into the campaign.”
“Absolutely,” agreed Coleman. “But it’s important to understand I said a case ‘like this.’ This particular case, I expect may take longer because I am anticipating a number of different legal maneuvers by Donald Trump’s defense team.”
That theoretically means into October of 2024, or longer.
“I do see motions to dismiss at a number of different terms, more likely than not to the point that the judge probably will ultimately end up admonishing them and telling them stop filing motions to dismiss. I think that that’s going to happen,” Coleman explained.
“I’ve said before, and I’ll say again, I do believe that we are going to see an attempt to try to change the venue, in this case outside of somewhere in the five boroughs. All of that is going to extend the time deeper and deeper into election season.”
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Reuters agrees, reporting Friday morning, “any potential trial is still at minimum more than a year away, legal experts said, raising the possibility that the former U.S. president could face a jury in a Manhattan courtroom during or even after the 2024 presidential campaign, as he seeks a return to the White House.”
And because “Trump’s case is far from typical,” Reuters notes, his trial could extend “past Election Day in November 2024.”
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