*LBN-WHERE THE ELITE AND UNDERDOGS MEET:
*Putin to Megyn Kelly: A ‘3-Year-Old Girl’ Could’ve Hacked the U.S. Election
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday continued denying Kremlin involvement in the anti-Hillary Clinton hacking campaign during the 2016 election, telling Megyn Kelly that a child could commit such an attack. When the famed journalist, making her debut for NBC News, told Putin during a forum event in St. Petersburg that all evidence “points to Russia,” the Kremlin leader replied with a deflective denial. “What are you talking about? IP addresses, they can be invented… A kid of yours can send it, your girl that is 3-year-old can perpetrate such an attack, they present it like this, they can pass it off like this, and the specialists can invent anything and then they will blame someone else. These are not proofs. These are trying to shirk responsibility.” He went on to say that the problem lies in American policy, saying Hillary Clinton and the Democrats “don’t want to recognize their mistake right now” in losing toDonald Trump, and so they blame the Russians. Putin also said that connecting the Kremlin to the hackings “reminds me of anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews. This is disinformation.”
*LBN-NOTICED: ***David Arquette, UTA managing directorJay Sures and former Playboy Playmate Kelly Carrington in the crowd at LA hotspot the Peppermint Club to see the Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra led by “Jingle Jared” Gutstadt. ***Drew Barrymore hit the streets of New York, again, to pass out her new print publication. Barrymore handed out free copies of Flower Press at New Stand NYC in the Columbus Circle subway station on Friday. The actress looked chipper in a fedora and rainbow muumuu, greeting potential readers on an escalator.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions. Koalas, however, are the longest-sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bret Stephens: In 1967 Israel was forced into a war against enemies who then begrudged it the peace. Egypt, at least, found its Sadat. The drama of the Six-Day War will close when Palestinians find theirs.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bill Maher: UC Berkeley used to be the cradle of free speech, and now it’s just the cradle for f***ing babies.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Robert Reich (Former U.S. Labor Secretary): If unpopular views can’t be expressed at a university, university education is severely compromised, and the First Amendment is reduced to a popularity contest. Speech should not be blocked because it’s offensive, provocative, or even hateful.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “History is a vast early warning system.” –Norman Cousins —– www.TheExcelCommunity.com .
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***John Mellencamp may be best recognized as a singer/songwriter, but he may also be a love guru. “Girls, never trust a man under 40, because he’s still a boy,” the 65-year-old said. “I’ve met thousands of tough guys, thousands of nice guys; they’re all the same.”
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