Posts Tagged ‘scandal’

TALK SHOW HOST ADMITS TO DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

May 10, 2008

CHILD PORN DISTRIBUTOR/RADIO TALK SHOW HOST BERNIE WARD

I am a radio talk show host by profession. In my career I’ve worked with and met people in the industry that have done some pretty reprehensible things. Today however marks a new low.

Former San Francisco talk show host Bernie Ward has admitted to charges of distributing child pornography in a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Ward’s admission came in the form of an e-mailed plea bargain arrangement sent to prosecutors that will send him to prison for at least five years. Prosecutors are arguing for a nine year sentence.

The San Francisco Chronicle described Ward as “the most prominent liberal voice on Bay Area talk radio for more than two decades.” Ward is also a former Catholic priest (go ahead make the cheap joke.)

Here’s more from today’s San Francisco Chronicle:

Ward, 57, a former Roman Catholic priest, was a fixture on KGO-AM 810 for three hours every weeknight, known in recent years for his fervent denunciations of President Bush and the war in Iraq during his news talk show. He also hosted “God Talk,” a Sunday morning program on religion, and was a prolific fundraiser for the station’s charity drives.

But his career disintegrated Dec. 6 with the unsealing of a federal grand jury indictment, issued three months earlier, that charged him with two counts of distributing and one count of receiving Internet images of child pornography. KGO fired him Dec. 31.

At a 30-minute hearing in federal court in San Francisco, Ward admitted he was guilty of a single charge of distributing child pornography, saying it involved “exchanging an image of a minor engaged in sexually explicit activity” in December 2004. The plea agreement he signed, quoted in court, contained an admission that he had sent between 15 and 150 pornographic images via e-mail.

BERNIE WARD WHEN HE WAS “REVEREND BERNIE WARD” THE CATHOLIC PRIEST

 Bernie Ward is obviously a sick, demented human being. But he is not going to prison just yet. As part of the plea deal Ward won’t be sentenced until August. He is under home confinement and allowed only to travel to and from church services and charity functions. He is also allowed to take his children to and from school. That’s right, Bernie Ward is married and has four children.

The story on how Ward was caught with kiddie porn is interesting. The host of “God Talk” was caught because of his online chat conversations with a dominatrix. Ward originally plead not guilty and was going to go with the Pete Townsend “I-had-the-pictures-on-my-computer-for-research-on-a-book” defense but he was busted by the dominatrix. According to the Chronicle:

The transcripts quote Ward as fantasizing about naked children with no apparent reference to any subject he was researching. Police said he had sent photos to the woman that showed children engaged in sexual activity.

MISS KENTUCKY IN TROUBLE FOR DANCING WITH A BLACK MAN

May 9, 2008

THE BIG WINNER AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY WAS RANDY MOSS

By now everyone has seen the pictures of Miss Kentucky freak dancing with New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss at last weekend’s Kentucky Derby. Today Las Vegas gossip columnist Norm! had the item that the girl (Alysha Harris) may be thrown out of the Miss USA beauty contest because of the photos:

Donald Trump has another Miss USA scandal on his hands. Miss Kentucky USA 2008, Alysha Harris, whose Facebook says she’s only 20, was photographed partying and bumping and grinding with New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss at the Kentucky Derby. Harris competed here last month. Trump gave former Miss USA Tara Conner a second chance more than a year ago after her underage partying and other inappropriate behavior. Las Vegan Katie Rees had her Miss Nevada USA title taken away in December 2006 after scandalous photographs surfaced. …

MISS KENTUCKY ALYSHA HARRIS

NEVADA HAS THE NATION’S WORST GOVERNOR

May 8, 2008

NEVADA GOV. JIM GIBBONS. GOOD THING HE’S A MORMON.

Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis knows I hate all politicians. That goes for both parties.

As a resident of the great state of Nevada we can make ONE claim politically. We have the nation’s worst governor, Jim Gibbons.

Our governor is so bad there’s a Ron-Zook-like website entitled www.votegibbonsout.com .

Gibbons is now making national news because he is getting divorced. In fact, he has served his wife with divorce papers, moved out of the Governor’s Mansion and set up his own bachelor pad. Meanwhile Mrs. Gibbons is pining away in the mansion saying she doesn’t know why her hubby skipped out and she can’t get ahold of him. I can only assume it’s because she misses all the bribe money she made from Gibbons getting her contracts with lobbyists. Those allegations were detailed in Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. For his part, Gibbons is trying to have his wife and her staff evicted. 

NEVADA GOVERNOR JIM GIBBONS

It probably wasn’t a good omen for their marriage when the Governor was drinking and hitting on/assaulting cocktail waitresses during the election. It’s never a good sign in a marriage when one of the parties is DATING. Nevertheless, because it’s Nevada, Gibbons won election anyway. As a “conservative.” This despite the fact that a cocktail waitress accused Gibbons of trying to sexually assault her in a parking lot just weeks before the election.

WWW.wonkette.com is one of the top political websites in the country. I assume it’s impossible to slander a politician because the website and writer Ken Layne absolutely DESTROY Gibbons today. Layne titles his article:

“NEVADA’S DRUNKEN IDIOT GOVERNOR DIVORCING HIS WIFE FOR SOME REASON”

Layne’s piece could be the funniest political article I’ve ever read in my life. Please do yourself a favor and check it out. Not only does it refer to Gibbons as a “drunken idiot” but the subheading is “America’s Worst Governor.” Layne also refers to Gibbons as a “moronic alcoholic waitress-assaulting sex criminal” and a “bribe taker.” He describes Gibbons as:

“a GOP congressman and bribe-taker in Washington for many years, where he otherwise went totally unnoticed.”

In previous writings, Ken Layne had referred to Gov. Gibbons as a “cretin” and a “paranoid schizophrenic.” That was after an article in The Wall Street Journal accused Gibbons of taking a $100,000 bribe from a lobbyist. Gibbons’ reaction was to allege a “conspiracy” between the liberal media and the “liberal” Wall Street Journal. The man who accused Gibbons of taking the bribe is the guy he is shown drinking with in the ABOVE PICTURE. The famous picture was taken on a cruise ship. The guy next to Gibbons is contractor and lobbyist, Warren Trepp.

Since this IS NOT a political blog, I’m not going to go into huge detail about the Trepp incident. He basically accuses Gibbons (then a Congressman) of shoveling bribe money in the form of cash and poker chips into a briefcase. The entire incident is detailed in the Feb. 15, 2007 Wall Street Journal and again on Nov. 1, 2006. The FBI is currently investigating the case.

Naturally, all of Nevada’s top political writers and columnists are also having a field day with the Gibbons divorce. Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun points out that the spat over the Governor’s Mansion is ironic since Mr.-Family-Values-Candidate and his wife haven’t co-habitated as a couple for nearly a decade. John L. Smith took his shot at Gibbons in the Las Vegas Review Journal as well.

Lastly, there is one NEW detail I learned from Ken Layne’s article. Since they’re on a cruise ship, I always assumed the picture at the top of this page was some type of drunken pirate deal. NOT TRUE.

According to Layne the picture was an attempt by Gibbons and his lobbyist buddy TO MOCK ON AFRICAN AMERICANS AND “RAP MUSIC.” According to Ken Layne that’s the purpose of the bandanas and the medallion around Gibbons’ neck.

Great! So as well as being an “alcoholic,” an adulterer, and a “bribe taker” it turns out our governor is also a RACIST too.