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What Do Russell Brand, Joe Biden, and Bill Clinton Have in Common?
They've all been accused of rape. But only one got demonetized by YouTube.
YouTube just demonetized Russell Brand over old rape allegations suddenly surfacing, coincidentally a few weeks after he appeared from Tucker. From Zero Hedge:
According to YouTube, it stopped monetizing Brand's channel because he violated their "creator responsibility policy."
"If a creator’s off-platform behaviour harms our users, employees or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community," a YouTube spokesperson told Deadline.
His content will remain on YouTube, but he will no longer be able to make money from the videos, which lean heavily into internet conspiracies about politics, Covid, and UFOs.
Sara McCorquodale, chief executive of social media analysis agency CORQ, told The Guardian that Brand makes an estimated £2,000 ($2,500) to £4,000 per video, which would equate to up to £1M a year if he published five a week. -Deadline
Brand's channel has 6.6M subscribers. According to tech journalist Chris Stokel-Walker, Brand could make up to $1M per year from his YouTube videos.
BTW, when YouTube “demonetizes” you - they will often still run ads on your videos, they then just keep the money for themselves…which I frankly think is a form of fraud…and they should be sued for this. This is apparently something YouTube does sometimes after a person builds up their audience…you work your ass off to build up the audience and then YouTube claims a TOS violation without evidence, demonetizes your channel(s), and then still runs pre-roll ads on your videos…but that’s for another story.
So why is the media and Big Tech convicting Brand without a trial? Shouldn’t he be treated like some of our very own progressive US presidents accused of rape? Here’s a list with help from GPT:
Joe Biden’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States, has faced several allegations of sexual misconduct. This list includes individuals who have made public accusations about Biden’s conduct.
Tara Reade: She worked in Biden’s Senate office in the early 1990s. In March 2020, she claimed that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. Her credibility stems from her detailed account of the incident and the fact that she reportedly told multiple people about the incident shortly after it occurred. Oh, Tara Reade “defected” to Russia, you say? Where would you go if the “leader of the free world” had raped YOU and you were a threat to him?
Lucy Flores: The former Nevada Assemblywoman accused Biden of inappropriately kissing the back of her head and smelling her hair during a 2014 campaign event. She said she felt uncomfortable and violated. Her allegation is notable because she was a public figure with a political career who had nothing to gain from making such a claim.
Amy Lappos: A former congressional aide who alleged that Biden touched her inappropriately at a 2009 political fundraiser in Connecticut. She claims Biden rubbed noses with her, which made her feel uncomfortable. She came forward after Lucy Flores’ allegation, bolstering the credibility of Flores’ claim. Here’s what Lappos said:
“It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head. He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.”
Many of Biden’s accusers are not talking about full-blown assault, just creepy boundary violations. But is this a case of “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”?
Caitlyn Caruso: A survivor of sexual assault, she shared her story at an event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She claims Biden rested his hand on her thigh and hugged her “just a little bit too long.”
D.J. Hill: During a 2012 fundraising event in Minneapolis, D. J. Hill alleges that Biden placed his hand on her shoulder then started dropping it down her back, which made her feel uncomfortable.
Sofie Karasek: In 2016, during the Oscars, she was part of a group of sexual assault survivors and advocates on stage. After the ceremony, she alleges that Biden took her hands and put his forehead against hers, a moment that was captured on camera. Karasek felt it was inappropriate.
Vail Kohnert-Yount: She alleges that when she was a White House intern in 2013, Biden introduced himself, held her hand, and came close to her to “put his forehead against mine.”
Oh, Biden’s just “touchy feely” is the lame excuse. Biden is repeatedly seen on video acting like a creepy groomer with multiple young girls and people just laugh of off. ABC won’t allow their video complication to embed here, by the way, so here’s another one:
Imagine now if Russell Brand or Bret Kavanaugh or Donald Trump had acted in this manner on video.
Next up…Bill Clinton:
Bill Clinton’s Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
The infamous Bill Clinton has been the subject of multiple allegations of full-blown rape:
Juanita Broaddrick - Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her in 1978. She did not come forward until 1999, but friends corroborated her story and said she told them about the incident shortly after it allegedly happened.
Kathleen Willey - Willey has claimed that Clinton sexually assaulted her in a private study in the White House in 1993. She testified under oath about the incident during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Paula Jones - Jones filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton in 1994, claiming that he exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1991. Clinton settled the lawsuit with Jones for $850,000, but he did not admit any wrongdoing.
Leslie Millwee - Millwee accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her three times in 1980 when he was Governor of Arkansas and she was a TV reporter. She didn’t come forward until 2016, but she said she had told several people about the alleged incidents at the time they occurred.
And there’s this stuff that got swept under the rug:
Gennifer Flowers - In 1992, Flowers claimed to have had a 12-year affair with Clinton. Clinton initially denied the allegations but later, during his deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit, he admitted to a single sexual encounter with Flowers.
Elizabeth Ward Gracen - A former Miss America, Gracen initially denied any affair with Clinton but later changed her story in 1998, claiming she had a one-night stand with him in 1982.
Sally Perdue - Perdue, a former Miss Arkansas, claimed she had an affair with Clinton in 1983. She alleged that she had been warned not to go public with her story.
Dolly Kyle Browning - Browning, a high school friend of Clinton, alleged a long-term affair with him from the mid-1970s until 1992. She filed a lawsuit in 1998 claiming that Clinton and his associates had smeared her reputation.
Last but not least…this is what feminists used to call sexual harassment, under the idea that a woman who was an underling could not “consent” to sex with her boss:
Monica Lewinsky - The most well-known allegation, Lewinsky was an intern at the White House when she and Clinton had an affair from 1995-1997. While this was a consensual relationship, it led to charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for Clinton, who initially denied the affair. He was impeached by the House but acquitted by the Senate.
#MeToo is #MeTooWhenItsConvenient. The reason why people aren’t taking the Russell Brand allegations seriously is because the media lets off people like Biden and Clinton and seems to only take rape seriously when it’s targeted at someone who is bucking the establishment.
I had a long Facebook argument a few years ago with some of the members of the old improv troupe I used to be a part of in Los Angeles, people I used to hang out with a lot. They were in complete denial that Joe Biden could be a rapist but were convinced Trump was. One of my points was that Trump was good looking and rich back in the day and would have had women throwing themselves at him - he had no need to rape. Biden, on the other hand, was a losing-his-looks balding guy who looked like a sleazeball and was just a Senator of the armpit of New Jersey (Delaware).
“Rape isn’t about sex, but about power!” they told me. And that’s why they thought Trump would be more inclined to rape than Biden. OK, maybe they are both rapists but you really think Biden doesn’t have it in him? Really? See what a bully Biden is in this old video (he was caught lying, BTW)?
So why were all my progressive Facebook friends so hellbent on defending Joe Biden? If you claim to believe all women, you can’t only believe Trump victims and not Biden or Clinton victims.
I’ll tell you what’s going on here - progressives only believe women who accuse men they don’t like, men who are their perceived political enemies.
This is why leftist women got super emotional and upset over Bret Kavanaugh’s specious allegations - remember, the story is that he (as an underage teenager) and his friends brought Ford into a room, where he allegedly groped her with her bathing suit on, but then stopped when she freaked out - but the same women foaming at the mouth over Kavanaugh as a “serial rapist” completely ignore and outright deny Biden/Clinton full-blown rape allegations.
It’s monstrously hypocritical. Either be critical of all rape allegations or none. Do not take sides.
The politicization of rape is a serious matter and needs to stop. It is weaponizing rape against men and making it harder for real rape victims to be taken seriously.
You know who else gets ignored now? Girls who get raped in high school locker rooms by male classmates in dresses who may not actually be genuinely transgender.
So the message from progressives is: rape is OK, if you are a Democratic politician or male identifying as trans.
As a former card-carrying member of NOW, I am disgusted and appalled that today’s “feminist” leaders will make excuses for Bill Clinton and Joe Biden while going after their political enemies. OK, I get that you want abortion rights, but why are you willing to throw real rape victims under the bus to secure those rights?
Chalk up another reason why I am no longer a progressive and politically homeless.
I have more to say on this matter but I’ll leave it at that for now. Sufficed to say, I watched Russell’s video and he seems sincere to me, and the timing on all this is way too suspicious.
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