Katie Hill Got Knocked Up By a Journo Who Defended Her During Her Sex Scandal
"Let's chase the f***ing rabbit"
Two years ago next week, deep in the mists of time before the Chinese virus, a California congresswoman named Katie Hill was forced to resign from the U.S. House of Representatives because she got caught banging her staffers. Ever since, Hill has tried to frame herself as a champion for women, claiming her resignation was a reaction to “revenge porn.” She says her ex-husband leaked nude pictures of her, including one where she’s brushing the hair of one of her female staffers. And she claims she resigned because she didn’t want the scandal to be a distraction from impeaching Trump, which makes even less sense in hindsight than it did at the time. No, she resigned because Nancy Pelosi quietly made her resign.
One of the journos who defended Hill was a guy named Alex Thomas, who worked for Playboy at the time. He claimed the whole scandal was a conspiracy by those dirty Republicans, and he seemed to think he was going to win awards for his work.
But Thomas retracted the story the next day and nothing ever came of it, for the simple reason that it never happened.
A few months later, it was reported that Hill and Thomas attended a book party together. Thomas claimed they were just pals, but a few days after that, it was revealed that they had been dating since before she got caught diddling the help. Thomas had vigorously defended Hill in print without revealing he was also having sex with her. That was a bit of a no-no, even by the woefully degraded standards of 21st Century journalism. (Alex Griswold at the Washington Free Beacon did a great write-up of the whole thing.)
Can you guess what happened next?
“Lying low.” Well, that’s just a stupid lie. Last year Hill published a memoir about “becoming a warrior in the battle for true equality,”1 and she’s turning it into a movie starring Elisabeth Moss, despite the protests of the staffers she abused. For the past two years, she’s been talking to any reporter who still buys her sob story. If she’s been lying low, so has Anthony Fauci.
But yeah, nothing helps a sexual predator move on with her life quite like a ridiculous puff piece in a crumbling fashion magazine.
To recap: An ex-congresswoman was forced to resign because of her sexual relationships with her staffers, and now she’s having a baby with one of the reporters who was assigned to cover the story.
“But for Hill’s opponents, it was further ammo.” Yeah, just because you’re sleeping with one of the reporters covering your sex scandal, what does that have to do with the sex scandal? Those Republicans and their sideshows!
And this quote from the hapless Alex Thomas is pure gold:
“You grow up thinking like the good guys win, like in every movie you ever see because good guys win. Like Rocky wins; Luke Skywalker wins…. When we’ve been talking a couple of times after the hard moments, it’s just like, that’s not how the world works… Things go like dynamically wrong; the universe frowns upon you… These battles, these long [darn] battles take a lot of time to win. And like people in everything, every time somebody tries to make society better, they lose a [lot] at the beginning of it.”
He actually thinks he’s one of the good guys. What a premise.
It’s good to know Thomas is working on a novel. Hey, I’ll bet I know what it’s about!
Meanwhile, nobody is writing any fawning profiles of the staffers Hill preyed upon. Nobody cares about them. Hill is painted as a victim because she’s a woman and a Democrat, and the women (and men) she exploited in the workplace don’t matter.
#MeToo and #TimesUp are dead, and Katie Hill killed them.
I used to wonder how Hill keeps getting all this bizarrely propagandistic news coverage. Then I realized she also got glowing notices from Alex Thomas. She knows how to work the press, as it were.
By the way, a few months ago Hill lost her lawsuit against the news outlets that published those nude photos of her with her staffer. She lost because she was a congresswoman and it was a news story. If you’re an elected official and you don’t want to get caught screwing your underlings, don’t screw your underlings. It’s nobody’s fault but your own.
But I’ll give Hill this much: I’m glad she’s keeping the baby, even if only as a prop to elicit sympathy. The kid is blameless in all this and deserves a chance at life.
They hate you. They sneer at you because they hate you.
Today it’s “the tragedy of the treadmill that’s delayed.” Soon it’ll be, “Why do you need bread and toilet paper and gasoline anyway?”
I don’t really care about statues of historical figures in general, but when they started tearing down statues of Confederate leaders, a lot of people wondered where it was going to stop. Their concerns were dismissed: “Don’t be ridiculous. It’s not like anybody’s tearing down statues of Thomas Jefferson!”
John Hinckley is on Twitter now. Yeah, that John Hinckley.
Three simple steps to success:
Try to assassinate the president to impress Jodie Foster
Spend a few decades in the loony bin
Get released and then pimp your Spotify and YouTube channels on Twitter
I’m not made of stone, so I checked out Hinckley’s Spotify. It’s just him singing and playing an acoustic guitar, sort of desultory country-rock, and it sucks ass. He writes hit songs like he kills presidents. Jodie ain’t gonna like this either.
And now you don’t have to listen for yourself. You’re welcome.
Have you ever noticed how many “male feminists” turn out to be complete scumbags? Joss Whedon became a feminist ally for doing a TV show about a girl who kills vampires while the boys stand around and swoon. But Whedon lost a lot of clout after his ex-wife Kai Cole accused him of having multiple affairs with his actresses. She didn’t name any of the women, but it’s notable that not a single woman who has ever worked with Whedon stepped forward to defend him.
“You’re dizzy because you can’t believe this was just said to you. And if he says it to me, then obviously he says it to many other people... Would he tell me what he told me had I been a man? I don’t know... But my sense of justice is very strong. I was shocked by the way that he spoke to me.”
I believe her, but I want to know what Whedon said to her. Leaving it to our imaginations doesn’t do him any favors. He once said he wanted a politician he hated to be raped to death with a rhino’s horn, so he doesn’t lack for imagination when it comes to fantasies of sexual violence.
She should’ve kicked his ass. But then again, that’s probably what he wants from a woman in a superhero costume.
Whedon just sounds like an abusive creep in general:
Remember when Whedon was going to do a Batgirl movie? Yeah, we’re all better off without something like that in the world. Supposedly he’s working on a Buffy reboot, but he must be having trouble luring anybody onto the casting couch.
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