Not to be outdone, a sub-link within the article pointed to more commencement wisdom from the likes of Puff-Daddy, Tiger Woods' ex, and Joe Biden. They also liked astronaut Rick Mastracchio's speech, so much so they placed at the very end of page 2 in their report. Later in the morning their scrolling top page banner headline invited visitors to watch Maddy Albright's commencement speech, live. And a video on their page showed clips of ABC's (and former Clinton guy) George Stephanpoulis' address.
Not available for review: Condi Rice and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. These women of color were denied speaking engagements (and in Ali's case, an honorary degree) at prestigious universities due to hounding from the tolerant and diverse left on their campuses, including some professors.
Ali, an atheist, uses more than a hashtag to describe the embedded discrimination against women in some Islamic countries, having lived it herself, but apparently too graphically for some on the left. And Rice is, well, a Nazi or something. Neither woman will officially be called victims of the war on woman and neither can claim discrimination due to race. They are simply graduates of the unprotected class of the United States of America in 2014.
But perhaps the oddest duck of the season is former New York Times editor Jill Abramson. She was also to receive an honorary degree from Brandeis, but backed out after the brouhaha. All she did was claim pay discrimination at the Times--right up Obama's rhetorical alley--but wound up being fired and called a bitch and worse by the whisper campaigners. So a liberal Jewish woman may now find herself out of the protected class because she dared to speak out against the house organ of liberalism. If it had been Fox News she'd have received a ticker tape parade down Madison Avenue and bold coverage on ABC News.
BANNER DAY FOR ABC 5/18/14
Wow, ABC outdid themselves. Underneath a headline feature on Karl Rove calling for Hillary to 'cough up' her medical records--but without repeating Bill Clinton's admission that Hillary was on the shelf for 6 months recovering from a severe concussion that the State Dept made sound like a little bump on the head (in a story written by a person named "Dukakis"), they went for broke:
Although the scientists concede that there are exceptions, “the really well-to-do have lost a little of their moral character,” psychologist Dacher Keltner, coauthor of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said in a telephone interview.
Keltner, who led the research along with fellow psychologist Paul K. Piff, said his inbox has been jammed with feedback, mostly from working class citizens who say “it’s about time” someone paid attention to this problem. “People are just feeling there’s an imbalance in our culture,” he said.They actually pass this advocacy off as 'news'? That it happens to blend in nicely with the administration's mid-term political strategy is of course totally coincidental. But someone should ask ABC what we should do with those unethical scoundrels George Soros, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet. Wait what? They are the good rich? Never mind. Onward with pitchforks to the Koch Brothers' house!