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Unease mounts over Cain accusations (AP Bias piling on alert)
AP/yahoo ^ | November 8, 2011 | SHANNON McCAFFREY

Posted on 11/08/2011 3:25:46 AM PST by lowbridge

Herman Cain sought to ride out the sexual harassment scandal engulfing his embattled presidential campaign by projecting a business-as-usual façade.

But there were growing signs of unease in conservative circles as a fourth accuser — Sharon Bialek — provided a name and a face to what had been anonymous harassment allegations against the GOP front-runner. Bialek's detailed and lurid accusations — that Cain groped her in a car after she asked for his help finding a job — spun his already embattled campaign into an uncertain new territory.

"He deserves a fair chance. But that doesn't mean he gets a pass. These are not anonymous allegations anymore unfortunately," said New Hampshire conservative activist Jennifer Hor, who last week had condemned media coverage of the allegations against Cain.

"I think he does need to take another step and answer a few more questions."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ap; cain; cainscandals; hermancain; mediabias; sexualharassment; sharonbialek; woman4
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1 posted on 11/08/2011 3:25:47 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

it sure does...they’re “uneasy” We the People no longer buy their BS!!!!!


2 posted on 11/08/2011 3:26:58 AM PST by mo
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To: lowbridge

The MSM loves to take down conservative candidates. Its not like they’re being objective about what’s happening.


3 posted on 11/08/2011 3:29:55 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lowbridge
"He deserves a fair chance. But that doesn't mean he gets a pass."

But Bill Clinton did, because he was a Leftist. Violent rape? Blatant sexual assault? [shrug] It's just about sex.

4 posted on 11/08/2011 3:30:09 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: lowbridge

Trying desparatley to breathe life into a lie. What they thought we would buy didn’t work so now they have a 2 ton elephant in a room thier trying to move. funny.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 3:34:46 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ClearCase_guy

As liberals are fond of telling us, its a private matter. Nothing to see here and its time to move on.

Not that’s its any of their damn business anyway. Cain should wag the finger at the media and say: “I never once had sex with that woman. Never!”

That should shut them up fast!


6 posted on 11/08/2011 3:34:53 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Time for lie detector tests for everyone whose name is included in these stories.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 3:35:05 AM PST by tdscpa
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To: lowbridge
The whole story that woman told is so unbelievable I can't believe the Lame Stream Media is running with this one.

If everything these women say is true, there is still NO “sexual harassment”. He stopped when they said stop and besides this last one wasn't even employed.

8 posted on 11/08/2011 3:35:45 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

He never told them to put some ice on it and he never hired goons to destroy them.

Cain compares quite favorably with Der Slickmeister.

I’m waiting for liberals to produce that semen-stained dress.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 3:42:16 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lowbridge

Unease mounts that liberal liars posing as “journalists” hate America.


10 posted on 11/08/2011 3:45:34 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: lowbridge

CBS Newsman Bill Kurtis defends Herman Cain against new sex allegations
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2804051/posts

CBS Newsman Bill Kurtis defends Herman Cain against new sex allegations

Says Sharon Bialek has a history in Chicago

Bill Curtis has huge credibility. He says he thought “Cain is dead” until he got on the elevator and talked to some people who worked with her. He says a lot more will come out about her. I have a hunch this woman craves publicity. She has mental problems. And Allred got duped because she wanted this to be true so bad. 11

Kurtis says that he wouldn’t be surprised if it comes out that Bialek came on to Cain, not the other way around, given her history and the tales people in the corridors of CBS Chicago are telling about her (she worked for CBS).

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A Bialek FReeper investigation thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2803981/posts

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Will these employees will be at the press conference today?:

http://macsmind.com/wordpress/2011/11/07/sharon-bailek-remembered-by-a-co-worker-as-a-time-waster-and-rabble-rouser-if-she-didnt-get-her-way-she-cried-sexual-harassment/

bttt


11 posted on 11/08/2011 3:47:24 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: lowbridge

There’s unease alright-some folks are saying “couldn’t we find a better liar than this?”


12 posted on 11/08/2011 3:47:56 AM PST by almcbean
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Its funny hearing people who could care less about moral absolutes now suddenly concerned for the moral health of the Republican Party.

They don’t have a frickin’ clue what they’re talking about!


13 posted on 11/08/2011 3:48:01 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: lowbridge
The best thing Herman can do is shut up.

Logic is beginning to circle the net and radio.

The bimbo's will self destruct (and hopefully take Gloria with them)

14 posted on 11/08/2011 4:03:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Cain is doing fine.

He’s right to push back. He’s showing how it’s done.


15 posted on 11/08/2011 4:05:20 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Going through the story that was laid out in the press conference today by Sharon Bialek, Levin has found a few ‘problems’ that necessitate more information. He said earlier in the show that he was unable to get Gloria Allred to book her client on his show, so he’s basically left with just questions that need answers. One such question is why, after Cain had already ‘upgraded’ Bialek’s hotel room and then took her out to eat at an Italian restaurant would Cain then ask Bialek why she was meeting with him. Another question would be why he took her to the NRA to show her around if she had already worked there before? And there’s more...

http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-pokes-holes-in-cain-accusers-story/


16 posted on 11/08/2011 4:10:03 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: lowbridge

Part of their plan to make sure we continue on our road to hell.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 4:10:39 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Matchett-PI

This woman has the symptoms and the history of being bipolar or borderline personality disorder.


18 posted on 11/08/2011 4:11:48 AM PST by not2worry
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To: not2worry

Sure looks like it!


19 posted on 11/08/2011 4:16:42 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: knarf

“The best thing Herman can do is shut up. Logic is beginning to circle the net and radio. The bimbo’s will self destruct (and hopefully take Gloria with them).”

I wouldn’t quite put it that strongly, but you are right that he should reference what the MSM is now saying about her. The Chicago Tribune (not exactly a right-wing journal) pretty much told the whole story on this mental case.

But overall, I agree that he should tend to let others carry the water this time.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 4:19:13 AM PST by BobL (Unitl it's a felony conviction, Cain gets my vote, and my money)
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To: lowbridge

Unease is rising amongst Cain’s accusers as we are not buying into this trash. We see right through it. The backlash is going to come fiercely at those who have perpetrated this fraud. Get a rope!!


21 posted on 11/08/2011 4:19:34 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: lowbridge

“unease” by who? The media because the communist doctrine is not working?


22 posted on 11/08/2011 4:22:45 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Cain has a news conference later today.

I’d be interested in hearing what Bill Kurtis has uncovered...


23 posted on 11/08/2011 4:27:38 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: lowbridge

“Unease mounts over Cain accusations”

I wouldn’t call it “unease”. I call it “outrage”.

Outrage that the MSM and Dems are once again pursuing the politics of personal destruction.

Even if Cain did these things, he broke no law. Nor have accusers come forward from this century. I expect if he had problems in this area, he learned his lesson and is probably stronger for it. No one is perfect, and everyone deserves forgiveness at times.

Ask yourself, who has deeper personal flaws? Herman Cain, who may have had some peccadilloes? Or Mitt Romney, who has supported both sides of so many issues it’ll make your head spin? Who should be more trusted? Certainly Herman Cain is stronger on almost all issues important to conservatives.

Then there’s 0bama...someone who is deeply flawed but NEVER called out on it by the MSM or his own party... Why are his records sealed? What about his acknowledged drug use? Why is there absolutely no record of any women in his life before Michelle? What’s the real story with his social security number(s)? The complete lack of coverage of these issues by the media is deeply disturbing. It’s way beyond “unease”.


24 posted on 11/08/2011 4:31:36 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Cain '12 - Take Back America!!!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

anyone hear on Fox and Friends a Fifth coming out today? Another Freeper said that the MSM can bring out one everyday until he just gives up. Who will stop them. Im sick


25 posted on 11/08/2011 4:35:44 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: lowbridge

Perry Operative Chris Wilson Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment…To Politico, Of Course
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2804047/posts


26 posted on 11/08/2011 4:36:50 AM PST by truthfreedom
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To: lowbridge
"He deserves a fair chance. But that doesn't mean he gets a pass. These are not anonymous allegations anymore unfortunately," said New Hampshire conservative activist Jennifer Hor, who last week had condemned media coverage of the allegations against Cain.

Who? Jennifer Hor? You mean Jennifer HORN? Geez...

27 posted on 11/08/2011 4:38:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lowbridge

You oughta hear NPR. It’s laughable. I know because I do. Laugh.


28 posted on 11/08/2011 4:41:07 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: lowbridge

Either these claims against him are going to be discovered to be true (which I strongly doubt), or this is going to propel him to the nomination and the presidency.

It is a VERY good thing.


29 posted on 11/08/2011 4:42:10 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Their misspelling, not mine. :)


30 posted on 11/08/2011 4:43:09 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: who knows what evil?

Their misspelling, not mine. :)


31 posted on 11/08/2011 4:44:10 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: lowbridge

I figured as much...if AP can’t get Horn’s name right; I have to question the credibility of everything else... :-)


32 posted on 11/08/2011 4:46:09 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Matchett-PI

...her attorney was David Axelrod....Documents listing him...

https://w3.courtlink.lexisnexis.com/cookcounty/Finddock.asp?DocketKey=CAAJ0MB0BFIICG0MD


33 posted on 11/08/2011 4:47:57 AM PST by caww
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To: lowbridge

SHEER SAUL ALINSKY. Character assassination. An attack against all of us.


34 posted on 11/08/2011 4:48:15 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (CONSERVATIVE! If Cain is defeated by libDem/RINO smears, be assured *YOUR GUY IS NEXT*. Fight w/us!)
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To: Matchett-PI
As I stated ON THIS THREAD yesterday, Bialek has a long, sordid history of this type of behavior trying to "trap" high ranking members of the Chicago Media market into sexual harassment lawsuits. She's had 11 jobs in the past 17 years. It doesn't take much to figure out why the woman is job-hopping all the time.

She has ZERO credibility on this topic. The fact that Bill Curtis, one of Chicago's most respected (due to his honesty) News Anchors for years has spoken out against her lends much weight in favor of Cain.

If you want more dirt on Bialek, go read my post from yesterday. It's not terribly hard to figure out who the "high level media" executive that she initially tried blackmailing back in 1999 is, before she figured out she was pregnant by him.

Just saying. T Minus 3 days and counting. She'll be toast by Friday. Pretty much all the senior management and senior talent in Chicago's media market know each other. You can bet your last dollar there are going to be a few coming out telling their tale of how she tried blackmailing them. She just has that reputation in media circles.

35 posted on 11/08/2011 4:48:16 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: caww

bttt


36 posted on 11/08/2011 4:49:29 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: usconservative

Correction: 9 jobs in 17 years.


37 posted on 11/08/2011 4:49:42 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

I agree! Thanks for the link. bttt


38 posted on 11/08/2011 4:51:59 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: truthfreedom

Perry’s supporters best watch what they wish for at this point in time!

There are enough rumors floating out there on the net that Perry could experience the same type of treatment by the MSM, only the sexual harassment won’t becoming from women.


39 posted on 11/08/2011 4:52:28 AM PST by not2worry
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To: lowbridge

I think a more accurate headline would be, “Temperatures continue to rise over media’s character assassination of Herman Cain.”


40 posted on 11/08/2011 4:52:38 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: PreciousLiberty; All
The complete lack of coverage of these issues by the media is deeply disturbing.

I am always shocked when someone is shocked by the "media's" lack of coverage of Obama.

The "media" is no longer the "media"...it has (with a few exceptions) been overthrown/co-opted/bought off by the far Left and is now nothing more than a propaganda organ.

This country is in the midst of a civil war (albeit a cold one, so far) in which the Left is trying to seize permanent control of power by any means possible. Anyone who believes otherwise either hasn't been paying attention or is still in denial.

41 posted on 11/08/2011 4:56:03 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Politics ain't beanbag!)
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To: not2worry

A wide variety of Perry sex rumors are out there, from gay to whoremonger for Perry.

The media will want to give Perry plenty of time to prepare for a special 60 minutes right after the super bowl to address these charges. Just like they did with Clinton.


42 posted on 11/08/2011 5:00:44 AM PST by truthfreedom
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To: not2worry

Does not matter. In America, the woman will always get the benefit of the doubt in ‘he said, she said’ situations. The man will always have to prove his innocence.

And the media is never going to let this die. They LOVE sex scandals...especially Republican sex scandals.


43 posted on 11/08/2011 5:05:34 AM PST by floridarunner01
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To: lowbridge
growing unease?

lol

I was too busy laughing at how ridiculous the charges were to feel uneasy :)

GO CAIN!

44 posted on 11/08/2011 5:21:00 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: tobyhill

The whole story that woman told is so unbelievable I can’t believe the Lame Stream Media is running with this one.

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Take the names from the story.

You really find the notion of a man making a move on a woman unbelievable?

I, like everyone else (except for the accused and the accusers) have absolutely zero idea what actually happened. But to suggest that it is unbelievable is pretty unbelievable, given that it happens every day.

Any of you ever worked in the restaurant biz or been around those who do? My experience with that was blissfully short (restaurant workers as room mates back in the day), but pretty wild.

Alcohol fueled late nights.

And again, we all have no idea what went on, but if what the woman says is true (I said if), then it did rise to the level of harrassment with the words ‘you want a job, right?’.

Now, will the messenger be shot for speculation?


45 posted on 11/08/2011 5:31:55 AM PST by dmz
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To: knarf
Cain needs to start rounding up lawyers and suing these accusers and confronting journalists who are jumping on the band wagon (yes Fox News, you too) with unethetical behavior.
46 posted on 11/08/2011 5:35:23 AM PST by auto power
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To: knarf
Cain needs to start rounding up lawyers and suing these accusers and confronting journalists who are jumping on the band wagon (yes Fox News, you too) with unethetical behavior.
47 posted on 11/08/2011 5:35:31 AM PST by auto power
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To: lowbridge

If all of the accusations amounted to any thing the liberals would love him, its all just a bunch of garbage.

I have not listened to the news for some time but it looks like Mitt Romney is the favorite of the liberals, what ever Cain has done or not done is nobodys business as long as he keeps it out of the oval office, like Bill Clinton should have done.

And i might add that Clinton was proved to have done what he was accused of and he was a two term president so we need not worry about what Cain has done, we just need to vote for him.


48 posted on 11/08/2011 5:35:51 AM PST by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: lowbridge

To quote the butler in “Arthur”, one would normally have to go into a bowling alley to meet the likes of this woman.


49 posted on 11/08/2011 5:57:33 AM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Since when did the Repubs and Conservs decide Bubba was the standard we would use for our candidates.

Why do we have people trying to see how close they can get to the Dum type candidates. Expect the dums to keep diging for all of the candidates for “sex” charges. If Conservs. don’t stand by their principles who will?


50 posted on 11/08/2011 6:06:15 AM PST by marty60
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