Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees!! – 04/07/15

The Watcher’s Council


It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

Here are this weeks’ nominees…

Alix Bryan, TV  ‘Journalist’ And Member Of The Thought Police!

The Noisy Room: I nominate Alix Bryan, “1/3 of a kick-ass web and social media team @CBS6” in Richmond, VA for being an epic weasel and announcing on Twitter that she had reported the wildly successful GoFundMe campaign for Memories Pizza for fraud — “just in case.” I join Twitchy in asking, just in case what? That they were successful? Which they were and we can’t have that, now can we? Last time I looked, people had donated almost $1 million to Memories Pizzeria in Indiana, who felt they had to close their doors after receiving death threats when they declined to supply pizza to a gay wedding because of their Christian beliefs. Donations, I might add, that came in from gay and straight alike and from both sides of the political aisle.

Hmmm… who to believe… a Progressive Marxist working for lying scum at CBS OR a Christian family? Think I’ll go with the Christians.

In an “apology” tweeted Friday night, Bryan claims that she “searched for the name of the person associated with the GoFundMe account and reached out via social media,” but received no response. Now that’s odd, since that account was set up by Dana Loesch’s contributor Lawrence B. Jones. They made no secret of their support for the pizzeria or that they were raising money to help this family out. Bryan owes Dana Loesch, Lawrence B. Jones and Memories Pizzeria an apology. Man up, Alix… that should be easy for you.

Sounds like you’ve got this weaselly lying thing down pat, Alix. Actually, apologizing won’t cut it. The damage has been done. You put out a blatant lie that went everywhere and you just let it wreak havoc. That’s so very Alinsky of you. Then you gave a meh apology that means nothing. Maybe you should work for Barack Obama.

Male Bashing Leftist Cadre and U of VA President Teresa Sullivan!!

Don Surber: This Mustela academia arbitrarily suspended every fraternity and sorority at the University based solely on a music magazine’s ludicrous, unsourced story about a gang  rape. She did so without a hearing or even any modicum of a nod to jurisprudence, even though her husband is listed as a “legal scholar” by Wikipedia. She did so despite Duke University’s witch hunt against its lacrosse team in 2006. But Teresa Sullivan has a lengthy career in the Mustela family, beginning as a student at the University of Michigan when she sucked up to its then-president, Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., as an intern. She climbed the ladder of college presidenting basically because she is a woman at a time when universities need women presidents because, hey, 60% of their students are. In 2012, the University of Virginia board tried to dump her, but then-Governor Bob McDonnell threatened to dump all the board members. He is now in prison for political corruption. Jann Wenner — our Mustela trustfund-hippietis  — deserves an honorable mention, of course, but give her the Golden Weasel.

Rolling Stone’s Investigative Reporter Fiction Writer And Rape Fantasist Sabrina Erderly!

Nice Deb: I’m gonna nominate the Rolling Stone’s hack reporter Sabrina Erdely who has issued an apology to an extensive list of people, but somehow managed to leave out the injured parties.

Via Twitchy:

“The past few months, since my Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was first called into question, have been among the most painful of my life. Reading the Columbia account of the mistakes and misjudgments in my reporting was a brutal and humbling experience. I want to offer my deepest apologies: to Rolling Stone’s readers, to my Rolling Stone editors and colleagues, to the U.V.A. community, and to any victims of sexual assault who may feel fearful as a result of my article.

“Over my 20 years of working as an investigative journalist — including at Rolling Stone, a magazine I grew up loving and am honored to work for — I have often dealt with sensitive topics and sources. In writing each of these stories I must weigh my compassion against my journalistic duty to find the truth. However, in the case of Jackie and her account of her traumatic rape, I did not go far enough to verify her story. I allowed my concern for Jackie’s well-being, my fear of re-traumatizing her, and my confidence in her credibility to take the place of more questioning and more facts. These are mistakes I will not make again.

“Reporting on rape has unique challenges, but the journalist still has the responsibility to get it right. I hope that my mistakes in reporting this story do not silence the voices of victims that need to be heard.”

Erdely neglected to include Phi Kappa Psi – the fraternity she defamed in her apology.

The Right Planet: Rolling Stone magazine’s leading whole cloth weaver (a.k.a. “reporter”), Sabrina Rubin Erdely, decided she needed to write an article (see “narrative”) detailing the alleged rape of a University of Virginia (UVA) student, allegedly named “Jackie,” that highlighted the alleged “rape culture” so allegedly prevalent on today’s alleged college campuses. Erdely’s article titled ‘A Rape on Campus’ alleges Jackie somehow was lured into a dark room at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity where she was allegedly gang-raped by the mysterious bad boy lifeguard “Drew.”

There’s just one problem … it was all fabricated. Yep. It was all just one big Harlequin rape fetish fantasy. We’ll just overlook that little pesky fact that “Jackie” smeared an entire fraternity and wasted four months of police time and effort. Unsurprisingly, lefty rags like WashPo are claiming it is “Jackie” who’s the true victim.

Apparently Rolling Stone is just fine with Erdely’s style of “confirmation bias journalism.” Sabrina Rubin Erdely is still employed at Rolling Stone magazine; and her editor reportedly has no plans of making any policy changes. According to Rolling Stone’s publisher, Jann Wenner, no one’s really at fault here. Besides, like George Costanza of the Seinfeld show once counseled, “It is not a lie if you believe it is true.” They were just trying to “raise awareness,” don’t ya know. Yep, folks, you just can’t make this stuff up. D’oh! My bad … yes you can! Back out quiet (allegedly).

Rolling Stone Publisher Jann Wenner!!

The Independent Sentinel: Jann Wenner is an exceptionally fine candidate for weasel of the week.

Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner finally took the fabricated UVA rape story off the Internet, long after everyone knew it was false. He has decided not to take any disciplinary action against the editors or fact-checkers because they simply made a mistake. It wasn’t intentional. This is a man who has had no problem firing anyone in the past.

The University was discredited, the three friends were humiliated and insulted in the article, and the fraternity members were ostracized, but it’s not worth firing anyone over that according to Wenner.

Wenner blamed the victim who he described as “a really expert fabulist storyteller” who manipulated the magazine’s journalistic process (which obviously doesn’t exist). He blamed the author who was “willing to go too far in her effort to try and protect a victim of apparently a horrible crime. She dropped her journalistic training, scruples,and rules, and convinced Sean (editor Sean Woods) to do the same.”

In the end, Wenner feels they should have been “tougher”.

Maybe he should take some personal responsibility for having absolutely no journalistic standards.

Fortunately, most people know not to go to Rolling Stone for their news though there is no question they cause harm.

On Twitter, the left is blaming the right, saying that where Rolling Stone went wrong was they used right-wing standards to tell a left-wing story. The left is still painting the liar ‘Jackie’ as a victim and claiming that this unsubstantiated story was beneficial because it brought a real story to light. Men raping women on campuses is a favorite of the left-wing.

The fraternity is going to sue Rolling Stone and I don’t mind if they put them out of business. It would be a service to the country.

Well, there it is. What a despicable group of  Weasels… ANY OF THEM COULD WIN! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

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Leading Conservatives Call on Apple to Pull Out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran Until They Stop Torturing Their Gay Citizens

By: John Hawkins
Right Wing News

Last week, I got together with Bruce Carroll from Gay Patriot to write a letter calling on Apple to live up to their publicly stated principles by pulling out of countries that murder their citizens for being gay. After the letter was written, we asked some other conservatives to sign on with us. A full list of signatories follows.


Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said,

“Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination.

…This is about how we treat each other as human beings…  Opposing discrimination takes courage. With the lives and dignity of so many people at stake, it’s time for all of us to be courageous.”

Tim Cook’s message seems rather ironic in light of the fact that Apple willingly does business with some of the most virulently anti-gay nations on the planet.

According to their Islamic-based governments, homosexuality is punishable by death in Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran.  So not only is it willing to “tolerate discrimination” in those countries, Apple is also happy to sell an iPod to the people who are murdering gays so they can listen to some cheery music when they’re done. What these nations are doing to their gay communities is despicable and should be condemned by every decent person. We hope Tim Cook believes that as well.

Tim Cook says that, “Opposing discrimination takes courage,” and we agree.  We call on Mr. Cook to live up to our shared principles by pulling Apple out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran until they stop their official government policies of jailing and murdering gays and lesbians.


Bruce Carroll, Gay Patriot
John Hawkins, Right Wing News
Mike Adams, columnist and professor
Ali A. Akbar, Black Conservatives Fund
Morgan Brittany, Politichicks
Jay Caruso, Pocket Full of Liberty
Ben Chapman, Chapman GOP
Steven Crowder, Comedian, FOX News
Brandon Darby, Breitbart
Ed Dean, radio host
Jeff Dunetz, Yid with Lid
JR Elliott, Redflagnews
Kristin Fecteau, The Campaign to Free America
Jack Furnari, Bizpac Review
Debra Heine, Nice Deb & PJ Media
Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit
Quin Hillyer, conservative columnist
John Hinderaker, PowerLine
Ben Howe, founder of Mister Smith Media
Tony Katz, talk radio host
Dana Loesch, Radio Host and The Blaze TV
Dr. Gina Loudon, Politichicks
Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine
Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, Noisy Room
Ann-Marie Murrell, Politichicks
Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation
Joshua Riddle, Young Conservatives
Tiffiny Ruegner, Right Wing News
Evan Sayet, comedian
Ben Shapiro, Truth Revolt
Kurt Schlichter, columnist.
Jason Weingartner, Young Republican National Federation
Rusty Weiss, Mental Recession


READY FOR RINO RAND? Mitch McConnell-backing Rand Paul’s Top 12 Embarrassing Flip-Flops

Doug Ross @ Journal

Do we really need a candidate who is so flippant (or so poorly advised) that he is forced to reverse field on a regular basis? And, more importantly, what do his constant backflips say about his principles?

Oh. And don’t even get me started on his support for Mitch McConnell over a true conservative (Matt Bevin) in Kentucky.

Rand Paul Backtracks on Vaccinations

While a measles outbreak was spurring new calls for vaccinations, Paul said in a Feb. 2 TV interview: “I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.” … Pediatric groups called the remarks irresponsible, saying the benefits of child vaccines greatly outweigh the risk.

Rand Paul Backtracks on Aid to Israel

Campaigning for a Nebraska Republican in August, Paul sparred with reporters who asked about his earlier calls to end foreign aid to all countries, including Israel… in 2011, Paul proposed a budget that would end all foreign aid, including that for Israel. He defended the position in an ABC News interview at the time.

Rand Paul Backtracks On National Sales Tax Plan

Kentucky’s Republican nominee for Senate, Rand Paul, is running away from his past support for abolishing the federal income tax in favor of a national sales tax… As the [Lexington] Herald-Leader wrote, Paul was on shaky ground when he said he has “never said anything like” support for the fair tax.

Rand Paul backtracks on comments about Cheney and Halliburton

Rand Paul is backtracking after video surfaced last week from 2009 showing him suggesting that former Vice President Dick Cheney wanted to send Americans to war in Iraq to help his former employer, military contractor Halliburton, make money… After his comments were repeatedly condemned by conservatives, the Kentucky GOP senator says now that he “wasn’t intending really to impugn [Cheney’s] personal motives.”

Rand Paul Backtracks on Voter ID

Rand Paul wants to clarify recent criticism about the Republican focus on voter ID laws. Last week the senator said it was “wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it’s offending people.” But speaking to Sean Hannity on Tuesday, Paul said his comments got wrongly overblown.

Rand Paul Backtracks on Government Shutdown

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Sunday that he doesn’t think it’s a good idea to shut down the government over the funding of Obamacare, but that he is hoping his party does it anyway… He was one of the fifteen senators to sign onto a letter vowing to block funding the health care law. But on Sunday, Paul told Fox News Sunday that, “I don’t think shutting down the government is a good idea.”

Rand Paul backtracks on Clinton criticism: Iraq war actually worst tragedy since 9/11

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) toned down his criticism of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday afternoon, admitting on CNN that the Iraq war was a greater tragedy than the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Rand Paul Backtracks on Ferguson Comments

Just before departing for the rural town here where he performed charity eye surgeries over several days, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) caused a stir with an op-ed in Time about the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, calling for the police to be “demilitarized” and saying race skews the application of criminal justice … In an interview, he elaborated on his article and responded to critics on the right whom he said had misconstrued what he wrote.

Rand Paul backtracks on one-year deficit elimination pledge

Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul backtracked last week on his pledge to erase the federal budget deficit in a year, instead offering several options that he said could get it done within five… Conway’s campaign pounced on Paul’s comments. Conway spokeswoman Allison Haley said Paul refuses to offer “a straight answer on his secret plans to balance the budget in a year,” and now is “waffling on the amount of time it will take.”

Rand Paul Backtracks on His College Degree

Speaking at a conference last Thursday, Paul twice said he had a college degree in biology… Paul attended Baylor University in the 1980s, but left without a degree. Nonetheless, he was accepted at Duke University’s highly regarded medical school, where he earned a degree.

On Marriage Equality, Rand Paul Raises Bestiality, Then Backtracks

Sen. Rand Paul made a remark yesterday about same-sex marriage paving the path for marriage between humans and nonhumans, but he quickly backtracked on it, with an aide characterizing it as “sarcasm.”

Rand Paul Reverses Course on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

… tonight on The Rachel Maddow Show, newly minted Kentucky Rebublican senatorial candidate Rand Paul refused to say whether or not he would have voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964… [a day later] I guess his campaign has enough sense to realize that his view on defending the ‘rights’ of private businesses to discriminate wasn’t an electoral winner [and issued a statement backing the law.]

Look, I’d be perfectly backing Paul — as Trevor Loudon suggests — as a Secretary of the Treasury under Ted Cruz.

But Paul’s mouth is a loose cannon and bound to get another Democrat President elected in 2016 during the heat of a campaign. Sorry, that’s just reality.