Nick Confessore

Nick Confessore


Reporter for @NYTimes, staff writer at @NYTmag, @MSNBC political analyst.

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NYC transit: 4.5 billion rides in 2017-2018, 1,125 reported sexual assaults. Uber: 2.3 billion rides in 2017-2018, 5,981 reported sexual assaults. Uber says their study includes a much greater proportion of actual sex crimes then those which are reported to police. But still.

Go ahead, buy me a Peloton for Christmas. I won't be offended.

Sign of the times: Woody Johnson — a classic old-money establishment guy who got on the Trump train late, but early enough to snag an ambassadorship — is now a “deep state” conspiracy guy, reports @juliaioffe .

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UPDATE: @PsychToday  writes about the husband actor, who is an elementary-school teacher in Vancouver.

Uber says 3,045 sexual assaults took place in its vehicles in 2018, per @kateconger  That’s a number equivalent to around one out of every 100 sexual assaults reported in the entire country, per DOJ stats.

Uber seems to want our gratitude for releasing this data at all. They are seeking to frame this as a tragic but unsurprising number.

Here’s the DOJ release from September reporting 347,000 victims of rape or sexual assault in 2018.

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N.B. If Trump campaign can pay for Donald Jr.'s legal fees, it means the meeting was campaign related.

I never met any Russians. The meeting was about adoptions. Okay, about Clinton oppo. It was just one Russian. Well, two. Hillary did it.

Obama’s campaign, not Obama personally, paid a fine for what was essentially late or accidentally erroneous paperwork on a large number of small contributions. Cohen and the president personally engaged in a deliberate scheme to hide a payoff and lie about it.

Here’s a pic I was sent of boxes of “Triggered” sitting in the offices of Turning Point USA, a student group with close Trumpworld ties.

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NBC reports Trump's state department won't grant embassies permission to fly the Pride flag. Not even in Berlin, where the U.S. ambassador, who is gay, is spearheading an admin initiative to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.

Folks: The New York Times needs your help. We’re looking for false information being spread deliberately to confuse, mislead, or influence voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Tipline here; please share!

If my signature had to match every time, I would not only not ever be allowed to vote, I'd never be allowed to use a credit card ever again.

Raise your hand if you're a late Cold War kid continually re-surprised by some American conservatives' new affinity for an ex-KGB strongman.

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