Sheldon Adelson, the eighth wealthiest American, is too stupid to hire security personnel to isolate him from "pesky" reporters. And his daughter certainly won't be winning any Ms. Congeniality contests any time soon.
A confrontation between a television producer and Sheldon Adelson’s daughter, captured on video, illustrates escalating tensions as the news media tries to scrutinize the mega-donors who are pouring millions into the presidential race.
A producer and cameraman for the left-leaning news program “Democracy Now” were wandering the halls of the corporate suites at the Tampa Bay Times Forum when they came across Mr. Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, being pushed in a wheelchair. Mr. Adelson, who has given tens of millions of dollars to Republicans and the “super PACs” that support them, replied “no comment” when the producer, Mike Burke, asked what he thought of the Romney-Ryan ticket. (The segment begins at the 10-minute mark in this video.)
Now here is an accurate headline.
Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now! Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC
To quote Cenk Uygur's famous phrase: Of courrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrse -- Note the last sentence:
Janssen issued a statement admitting no wrongdoing
Crime, schime -- Just pay to make it go away.
J&J to pay $181 million to 36 states, District of Columbia over Risperdal
Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia will share in $181 million that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay to resolve allegations of inappropriate marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware are among the states that filed similar complaints in their own courts Thursday and will get $8.4 million, $5.3 million, and $4.2 million, respectively. New York will get $9 million.
Johnson & Johnson has headquarters in New Brunswick, N.J.; its Janssen Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, which makes Risperdal, is based in Titusville.
New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa’s complaint, filed in Superior Court in Mercer County, alleged Janssen used “unconscionable business practices and deception,” in violation of that state’s Consumer Fraud Act.
Janssen issued a statement admitting no wrongdoing in reaching the settlement, but it agreed to abide by rules limiting how it can promote its products.
But, oops, an Arkansas judge wants J & J to pay 1.2 billion in another case on the same issue.
Excuse me, I think I'm going to be sick.
And I still believe that that’s what the American people are looking for: solving problems. What I’ve tried to do is to take ideas from everyone — Democrats and Republicans — that I thought would make a difference in the lives of working families. That’s why the Recovery Act — a third of it was tax cuts, traditionally an idea Republicans supported. That’s why our health care bill relies on private insurance and why it looks so much like Governor Romney’s health care bill [...]
And I will continue to insist to my Democratic colleagues that not all good ideas just come from Democrats and that if we’re going to reduce our deficit in a serious way, we are going to have to cut some spending even on some programs that I like. If we’re going to be serious about energy independence, then we can’t just have a knee-jerk opposition to the incredible resources that we have in our country. We’ve got to have an all-of-the-above strategy that develops oil and gas and clean coal along with wind and solar.