Lunchtime Links: John Conyers Bows Out, Trump Endores Moore, and More

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Congressman John Conyers (D) announced his retirement today. Plus, President Trump calls and officially endorses embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, sexual harassment allegations continue to pile up, mainstream media in chaos, and more in today’s Lunchtime Links…

REP. JOHN CONYERS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – WANTS SON TO REPLACE

Detroit FreeP: John Conyers retires after 53 years in office amid sexual harassment claims
Hot Air: Running thread on Conyers updates
Detroit News: Supporters of John Conyers call for due process during Detroit rally
AP: Woman says Rep. Conyers groped her while they were in church
NBC News: Conyers allegations: Ex-staffer says congressman ‘inappropriately touched’ her

PRESIDENT TRUMP ENDORSES ROY MOORE, RNC REVERSES COURSE AND FOLLOWS SUIT

USA Today: Trump endorses Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat
The Hill: RNC reinstates support for Moore after Trump endorsement
Weekly Standard: Why Did the RNC Flip Back to Roy Moore?
Mediaite: Roy Moore Accuser Debbie Gibson Produces Graduation Card He Allegedly Wrote Her
Bloomberg: Senior GOP Senator Says Moore Allegations Are From ‘Decades Ago’

ACCUSATION AVALANCHE CONTINUES AS MORE ACCUSERS WEIGH IN

LA Times: CA Assemblyman Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) accused of forcing lobbyist into bathroom and masturbating
Daily Caller: House Settled Lawsuit After Rep. Meeks (D-NY) Fired Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault Related To Donor
Politico: A congressman’s (Farenthold-R-TX) accuser: Blackballed and babysitting for cash
HuffPo: Netflix Ousts Actor Danny Masterson Amid Rape Allegations
Raleigh N&O: Duke revokes Charlie Rose’s journalism award

MAINSTREAM MEDIA IN MAJOR TURMOIL

The Wrap: MSNBC to Cut Ties With Sam Seder After Roman Polanski Rape Joke (Exclusive)
Fox News: Will MSNBC punish Joy Reid after homophobic past was revealed?
CNN: ABC News president excoriates staff over Brian Ross’ Michael Flynn error
TV Newser: Christiane Amanpour Replaces Charlie Rose on PBS
Reason: Calling Men ‘Scum’ or ‘Trash’ Is Now Hate Speech (on Facebook)

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