In fact, assholes of the week goes to Ray McGovern, Coleen Rowley, Dennis Bernstein, Robert Knight and assorted others who attacked women, encouraged that they be attacked, disrespected them and, most important, in doing so reinforced every fear any woman who is ever raped has about coming forward: Knowing she will be attacked, that her name will be dragged through the mud, etc.
Coleen Rowley thought she was funny on KPFA's Flashpoints attacking the women.
Coleen, what's really funny was your run for Congress.
They've written letter, the sh** holes, and they have their friend Larry Wilkerson sign it. Larry Wilkerson: Colin Powell's manservant.
Larry Willkerson has lied repeatedly and non-stop since coming over to our 'side.' He's nothing but a trashy neocon whore. And that they would associate with him tells you all you need to know about them.
Ray McGovern is just disgusting. The man's an idiot for one thing. For another he's creepy. But that'll be taken care of elsewhere on Sunday so I'll move on over to Dennis Bernstein.
If you've cost KPFA a lot of money in sexual harassment lawsuits, you probably shouldn't remind people of that -- when KPFA is in the midst of a budget crisis -- by attacking two women. By laughing at their claims. By insulting them.
Dennis Bernstein doesn't know what the hell happened.
I don't either. That's why I haven't insulted Julian Assange and why I haven't insulted the two women.
But Dennis, Naomi Klein, Naomi Wolf, Laura Flanders, etc. all think it's okay to send a message to rape victims everywhere: YOU WILL NOT BE BELIEVED, YOU WILL BE ATTACKED.
They should be ashamed of themselves but they are incapble of shame.
And it's the same people, do you notice, the same ones who used sexism to attack Hillary are back attacking rape victims -- all rape victims. That's how they 'play.' They're trash.
It was a stand-alone.
There was a one-episode villain. Olivia figured out that he had to be in love with a dead woman. Why?
The woman died at 17 and she was an organ donor. He went around removing all her donated organs.
He was putting her back together.
The two best scenes referred to the ongoing story. Actually, three best scenes.
Olivia and Broyles had a really good and understated scene about the alternate Broyles (who died so Olivia could return home). Then Peter and Olivia were talking when Peter explained to her that he thought fake Olivia was her (she knew that already) so he slept with her (she had no clue). Then Astrid had probably the best scene of all.
Olivia asked her about Peter and fake Olivia and if he seemed happier with fake Olivia? Astrid just offered some common sense and did so in that heartfelt way that Astrid has.
(By the way, I thought -- during the episodes where Olivia was trapped on alternate earth -- that the actress who plays Astrid did an outstanding job playing a version of Astrid so different than who we're used to. This one lacked all of Astrid warmth and compassion and was just cold and a number cruncher. And kind of violent. Hold on.
Jasika Nicole. That's her name. The actress. I looked it up because if I'm going to praise her (and I am) then I need to include her name. I like her better as Astrid on our earth because that's sweet and smart Astrid but Jaskia Nicole did a great job playing the other Astrid as well.
I'm not trying to say that the episode that aired last night was bad. It's just now that we have Olivia back, I think a lot of us wanted the continuing elements really dealt with. That didn't happen.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"