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Saturday, January 27, 2018

A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign who was accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a young subordinate was kept on the campaign at Clinton's request, according to four people familiar with what took place. Clinton's campaign manager at the time recommended that she fire the adviser, Burns Strider. But Clinton did not. Instead, Strider was docked several weeks of pay and ordered to undergo counseling, and the young woman was moved to a new job.




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Strider, who was Clinton's faith adviser, a co-founder of the American Values Network, and sent the candidate scripture readings every morning for months during the campaign, was hired five years later to lead an independent group that supported Clinton's 2016 candidacy, Correct the Record, which was created by a close Clinton ally, David Brock. He was fired after several months for workplace issues, including allegations that he harassed a young female aide, according to three people close to Correct the Record's management.


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I bet this article will get lots more attention than the one about Dutch intel literally photographing Russians hacking the DNC. I'm not saying this story isn't important, but Trump can pay off porn stars and get a mulligan from right-wingers. Hillary, not so much.

And so it goes.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-26 12:34 PM | Reply

Hillary did wrong here. We can agree on that much.

Should this be a big issue compared to all the other fires here? Maybe?

The President of the Salk Institute, Elizabeth Blackburn, recently stepped down for #MeToo too.

The question is how the movement will absorb the idea that women are not angels because of their gender. That women are part of the patriarchy. That's a bitter pill for them to swallow.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-26 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4


Elizabeth Blackburn, the Nobel Prize–winning molecular biologist who took over just 2 years ago as president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, today announced her intent to retire next summer. The unexpected news comes as Salk faces gender discrimination lawsuits from three veteran female scientists and Blackburn herself has been challenged for not moving quickly enough to change what one plaintiff's suit called an "old boys club" at the renowned research institute.

In a statement released by Salk, Blackburn said: "Being named to lead the Salk Institute unquestionably has been an honor of my life and this decision did not come without a great deal of thought. At this stage in my career and life, I've concluded that my energies will be best devoted to wider issues of science policy and ethics -- issues in which I have had a deep and longstanding interest -- and spent advocating for measures I feel are critical to supporting ongoing scientific research and discovery worldwide."

Carol Greider, a biologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Blackburn for their discovery of telomeres and telomerase, commented in an email to Science: "I am encouraged to hear Liz is stepping aside from her position as President of the Salk. Liz had long been a champion of women in science. However, in recent weeks with the lawsuit at the Salk, it has been hard to hear this voice from Liz. ... I welcome Liz's desire to turn her energies to policy in the future."

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-26 12:46 PM | Reply

"Mr. Strider, who was Mrs. Clinton's faith adviser, a co-founder of the American Values Network,"

Wait, what? He must be a creepy evangelical gay right wing spy in the Queen's midst! Off with his head!

-The Left

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-26 01:16 PM | Reply

I'll wait for Kirsten Gillibrand to make a statement and compare Al Franken to Mr. Strider. I suspect Sen. Gillibrand feels rather foolish lately, or at least she should. Hillary is history now so though this story is still important it isn't like it will affect any future candidacy. The fact that this guy was her faith advisor does make her look rather foolish though.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-26 01:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


All snark aside, at least he was finally fired, Clinton's alleged resistance notwithstanding. I agree with Bruce, sometimes people will look away from someone's malfeasance if they are useful to them in some way. That doesn't make it right, but is human nature, and has to change regardless of the gender of the superior.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-26 01:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Enough with excusing harassers who quote you Bible verses, and enough with Bible verse quoters excusing harassers.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-26 01:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4


#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-26 01:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

--Clinton Chose to Shield Adviser Accused of Harassment

This is news? She ran cover for her husband with a scurrilous campaign against his accusers.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-26 02:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hillary and coverup are sewn together at the hip.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-01-26 09:49 PM | Reply



yeah well somehow I am not surprised by this

#11 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-01-26 10:10 PM | Reply

Did he deny it?
Cause if he denied it he can run for Senate as a Republican and get Trumps endorsement.

#12 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-27 12:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

The use of the term "shielded" in the headline is curious. He was punished by losing several weeks of pay and being ordered to undergo counseling.

We can argue that punishment was insufficient, but punishing an employee is the opposite of protecting them.

Back in 2008 before the #MeToo movement, I think many people would've regarded his punishment as sufficient. Here's what he's accused of doing in the story -- he allegedly "rubbed her shoulders inappropriately, kissed her on the forehead and sent her a string of suggestive emails."

#13 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-27 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She was advised to fire him by her campaign manager and chose not to.

He was later fired from Correct The Record for more sexual harassment.

The only reason he was kept around was to wrangle whatever pro-life Dem voters were left.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-29 07:52 AM | Reply

Wild ...

People that accuse Trump of sexual harassment and should be impeached, are defending Hillary with "it was the times", incroiable...

They feel a serial sexual harasser should only have a couple weeks of R&R ... because well ... given the times, but Trump he's gotta go...

2006 - Reynolds fired by ESPN amid sexual harassment accusation

But to be clear Hillary, the feminist icon, when given the opportunity to show feminist leadership in multiple instances of sexual harassment of women, failed. Instead she chose the route to more power .....

She, has taken the #MeToo movement and subverted it into #SoWhat.

Heck, she didn't even apologize.

Clinton skips apology for shielding campaign advisor accused of sexual harassment

There's that word again ....
I seriously wonder why liberal media is using it?

I am guessing, they don't want to see her again, just a hunch ... but they are done with her ...

#15 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-29 09:13 AM | Reply

"Mr. Strider, who was Mrs. Clinton's faith adviser, a co-founder of the American Values Network,"
Wait, what? He must be a creepy evangelical gay right wing spy in the Queen's midst! Off with his head!
-The Left


That's a right wing thought pattern. Not left wing.

Which is why you don't see it on any liberal MSM.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-29 11:56 AM | Reply

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