Samantha Bee unloads on the #MeToo backlash and explains where Aziz Ansari fits in

“Yes, the inevitable backlash to the #MeToo movement has arrived — or as I look to call it, the #YouTooLoud movement,” Samantha Bee said on Wednesday’s Full Frontal. Her examples were heavy on the Fox News but broader than that, and she focused on the reaction to the “Shitty Media Men” list for a bit. “Here’s the number of people who were putting rape and sexual harassment and bad dates into one bucket,” she said. “Liberally nobody is saying they’re the same. What many fail to understand is that it doesn’t have to be rape to ruin your life, and it doesn’t have to ruin your life to be worth speaking out about. Any type of sexual harassment or coercion is unacceptable.”

“What men literally cannot understand is this isn’t about them,” Bee said. “Unfortunately, though, not all the backlash is from willfully blind men; some of it is from women who have seen way too much, especially in the wake of an article about Aziz Ansari and the horrible night an anonymous woman said she had with him. The conversation about this article has been tentative and difficult, largely because a lot of women disagree about it,” including Ashleigh Banfield. “It’s not just Ashleigh,” she added. “A lot of people are worried about Aziz’s career — which no one is trying to end, because again, we know the difference between a rapist, a workplace harasser, and an Aziz Ansari. That doesn’t mean we have to be happy about any of them.”

The last part is pretty NSFW, with Bee explaining her views on a higher standard for sex and advising men to find other outlets if they can’t be bothered to respect their partners — especially men who call themselves feminist and …read more

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Stephen Colbert read the Stormy Daniels account of her alleged tryst with Trump, so you don’t have to

After The Wall Street Journal reported last week that a few weeks before the 2016 election, President Trump’s personal lawyer paid adult film actress Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford $130,000 to stay quiet about an alleged 2006 extramarital affair with Trump — which Clifford now denies — In Touch magazine published a 2011 interview with her Wednesday evening in which she detailed her sexual encounter with the man who is now president of the United States.

“Trump can’t stop this story because the interview was from 2011, before she signed her nondisclosure, and the magazine also verified Daniels’ account with two sources at the time and had the actress take a polygraph,” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday’s Late Show. “Wow, maybe In Touch magazine should lead the Russia investigation.” The alleged affair took place four months after Trump’s wife, Melania, gave birth to Barron. “That’s a classic pickup line,” Colbert said: “Hey baby — is what my wife just gave birth to. You want to go to dinner?” Dinner was reportedly in Trump’s hotel room, and the dress was casual, he recounted. “Sweatpants, eating in the bedroom — even back then he was preparing for the presidency.”

Colbert walked through other details of Clifford’s account, some of them kind of disturbing. “Brace yourself, folks, because Stormy also says Trump paid her his highest compliment for a lover: ‘He told me … I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful and smart just like his daughter,'” Colbert said, breathing and heaving into a paper bag. “Quick question: Can child protective services take custody of an adult woman?” You can watch more below.

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Paul Ryan spokesman picks a Twitter fight with Jimmy Kimmel on CHIP, government shutdown

Congress is two days away from a government shutdown, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) doesn’t have enough Republican votes for a fourth straight short-term spending package, facing discontent from GOP defense hawks and the far-right Freedom Caucus. Democrats say they will vote against it, despite a tacked-on 6-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), because Republicans won’t agree to a deal to protect DREAMers. The White House and House GOP leaders are leaning on GOP holdouts while preemptively blaming Democrats if the government shuts down, arguing that Democrats are voting against CHIP.

When a Politico writer said it would be interesting to see how many Democrats “vote against a 6-yr CHIP extension,” Ryan press secretary Doug Andres retweeted, roping in late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel, a vocal proponent of funding children’s health care. Kimmel wrote back.

Shame on you for making CHIP a bargaining chip, shame on you for tying our children’s lives to immigration and shame on you and @SpeakerRyan for doing ANYTHING other than funding CHIP cleanly and IMMEDIATELY.

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 17, 2018

The argument continued:

Republicans are the ones funding CHIP completely and immediately. Democrats are the ones voting no. https://t.co/vLBOncsdIE

— Doug Andres (@DougAndres) January 17, 2018

As you know, tying CHIP to spending bill is not a clean CHIP vote. It’s a transparent bid to lure Dems away from DACA. The majority, including Republicans, support a path to citizenship and full CHIP funding. Using kids’ lives as bargaining chips is disgusting. So stop it. https://t.co/aAXorJZZS6

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 18, 2018

It was actually a pretty good summation of the political fight. Andres appeared to have a hard time believing this was …read more

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Grandson surprises grandfather by secretly restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air

If he wasn’t before, Cam Dedman is now definitely his grandfather’s favorite.

Last year, Dedman decided that for his grandfather Fred Lamar’s next birthday, he would surprise him by completely restoring his 1957 Chevy Bel Air. “My grandpa is like my best friend,” Dedman told WDRB. “He does everything with me.” The car had been sitting in his grandparents’ garage since 1976, and was in terrible shape. Throughout the entire restoration process, Dedman posted updates on social media, and family and friends who watched from start to finish flew to Kentucky last weekend to watch as he surprised Lamar with the car on his 81st birthday. When he saw the Bel Air, Lamar was stunned, and overcome with emotion, began to cry.

Lamar bought the car when he was 28, and never thought he’d see it look brand new again. “I love it,” he said. The pair have always been close, and both love traveling together and classic cars, so for their next adventure, they plan on traveling across Kentucky in the Bel Air, visiting different car shows.

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