MURDOCH'S ANONYMOUS SOURCING UNDERGOES A NOT VERY SUBTLE SHIFT
I'm sure you already know about the many things authorities have learned, and reported to The New York Times, concerning Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser. One detail that would make this story satisfyingly tawdry for many observers doesn't show up in the accounts that appear in the Times -- but the New York Post goes where the Times won't, citing -- conveniently -- an anonymous source in its "EXCLUSIVE." And oh, hey -- the Post manages to take a shot at the right's Antichrist of the Year in the process:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser wasn't just a girl working at a hotel --- she was a working girl.
The Sofitel housekeeper who claims the former IMF boss sexually assaulted her in his room was doing double duty as a prostitute, collecting cash on the side from male guests, The Post has learned.
"There is information ... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f--king towels," a source close to the defense investigation said yesterday.
The woman was allegedly purposely assigned to the Midtown hotel by her union because it knew she would bring in big bucks.
"When you're a chambermaid at Local 6, when you first get to the US, you start at the motels at JFK [Airport]. You don't start at the Sofitel," the source said. "There's a whole squad of people who saw her as an earner." ...
One bullet, two targets -- nice work, Rupert. Not only is she a filthy whore, but she's a filthy whore assigned to filthy whoredom by union thugs.
So, Rupe, I take it that this previous anonymously sourced "EXCLUSIVE" from your news empire is, um, inoperative?
Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a New York City hotel maid, "Don't you know who I am! Don't you know who I am?" while pinning her down during the alleged sexual assault, law enforcement sources close to the investigation told FoxNews.com.
... Sources told FoxNews.com that the 32-year-old African immigrant repeatedly told her alleged attacker, "Please, please stop. No!"
... Strauss-Kahn allegedly responded: "No, baby. Don't worry, you're not going to lose your job. Please, baby, don't worry," Strauss-Kahn responded, according to investigators. "Don't you know who I am? Don’t you know who I am?" ...
That, as I said at the time, was an attempt by the Murdoch media to invoke images of elitist/liberal/French privilege that the right-wing base associates with John Kerry (a favorite Kerry legend on the right involves his frequent alleged use of the phrase "Do you know who I am?" to get his way). Now that a real news organization has spoiled that narrative, I guess we have to go for union sleaze instead.
Oh, well -- at least Murdoch isn't accusing the housekeeper of engaging in a sexual 9/11, like this pseudonymous blogger at Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch:
This is not the first time a Muslim has tried to run an extortion racket against an 'infidel', with the only difference now being that the target was a very high-profile one. Many Muslims have long been noted for their intimate involvement in the criminal underworld, exploiting Westerners, running welfare scams, and in general 'parasiting' non Muslims and western society at every opportunity. The case against DSK appears to be but a recent and high-profile instance of 'stealth' or 'legal' jihad, when Muslims attempt to exploit the infidels' own laws for maximum advantage.
Why would a Muslim, and a 'pious, devout' one at that, be so adept and experienced at lying? Surely Islam has nothing to do with this woman's pathological lying, and nothing to do with her criminal attempts to extort money from a powerful, rich Jew. Of course.
As jihad-minded and Islamic supremacist Muslims continue to pour into the US and other Western countries, permitted to do so by clueless or complicit authorities, the next attempted shakedown (high profile or otherwise) is but a matter of time. What happened to Dominique Strauss-Kahn will eventually happen again.
As a member of an ethnic group perhaps most famous in this country precisely for "intimate involvement in the criminal underworld" -- Herman Cain's old pizza company is named for the title bestowed on heads of our crime syndicates -- I'm struck, more than anything, by the way one ethnic group after another has taken on the role of America's criminal class much as we've been the low-level scut workers; it's what we do on the way up the ladder in this country, although we white ethnics got up the ladder faster than the newer groups ever will, as far as I can tell.
With crime as with cleaning hotel rooms, I feel non-European ethnics are just doing work we don't want to do anymore. From the Times story:
The boyfriend in the Arizona detention center was another issue. He had been arrested while bartering counterfeit designer clothing from Manhattan’s Chinatown for marijuana in the Southwest, the well-placed law enforcement official said. Her lawyer said she did not know the man was "a drug dealer."
In the early twentieth century, that could have been an Italian immigrant and her acquaintances. And she might have been seen as an associate of anarchists, whereas she and her associates would just have been trying to hustle a buck, by fair means or foul. And if she'd been raped, she might have reacted the same way. And a fair number of us may be descendants or near relatives of people just like that.