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Bob Woodward Enrages Audience at Times Reporters’ Book Event

Bob Woodward Enrages Audience at Times Reporters’ Book EventDominik Bindl/GettyVeteran reporter Bob Woodward was accused of derailing an event on Wednesday night with the two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse story that ushered in the MeToo movement. At the Sixth & I synagogue in Washington, D.C., to discuss their new book, She Said, about the consequences of the Weinstein scandal and what his accusers went through, New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey attempted to have a meaningful discussion about rape culture and how the MeToo movement has changed society. But they were reportedly repeatedly interrupted by Woodward—with questions that left the audience at once outraged and baffled. “Tomorrow there will be stories about how horribly Bob Woodward bombed this discussion. Repeatedly asked why Harvey Weinstein did what he did. The authors responded, multiple times: power. He accused them of dodging the question,” ProPublica reporter J. David McShane tweeted. Reporter Kara Swisher, the co-founder of Recode, described Woodward’s behavior during the discussion as “interruptive, not focused on the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein and weirdly obsessed with that creep, it’s a exercise in how not to interview.”Robyn Swirling, the founder of Works in Progress, an organization that aims to confront sexual harassment in progressive spaces, wrote a tweet thread detailing the audience’s frustration with Woodward, who she said repeatedly failed to let Kantor and Twohey speak. On the topic of Weinstein, the Woodward reportedly preferred to focus on the disgraced movie mogul’s motives rather what his alleged victims endured. “Showing exactly why he was the wrong person to have any sort of public (or private) discussion about metoo,” Swirling wrote, Woodward repeatedly asked Kantor and Twohey why Weinstein allegedly preyed on so many young women. When they answered that they believed it was about power, Woodward reportedly said, “It’s about sex also though, isn’t it?’”The audience repeatedly booed him, though Woodward, apparently undaunted, went on to claim Weinstein’s behavior constituted a “weird foreplay,” Swirling tweeted. Later in the discussion, he reportedly asked Kantor and Twohey, “Did you find any women who made up allegations? That’s very important” before asking them if they believed Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations were credible enough to be published. Kantor and Twohey exposed decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein in a bombshell New York Times report in late 2017, sparking a reckoning of sorts in Hollywood, Weinstein’s downfall, and the rise of the MeToo movement. Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct by dozens of women, faces a sexual assault trial in New York in January. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Ford Celebrates 25th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise With Mustang Alley

Ford Celebrates 25th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise With Mustang AlleyAmerica’s largest annual celebration of automotive culture is currently underway.If you’re anywhere close to the vicinity of Detroit on the third Saturday in August (tomorrow, August 17, 2019), you’ll get the chance to experience the Woodward Dream Cruise. This is the largest single-day gathering of gearheads in the world, according to event organizers. Classics, hot rods, muscle cars, custom builds, and more invade Woodward Avenue for a day of cruising and hanging out. In addition to a large number of cars that will be present, roughly 1.5 million spectators will join in on the fun.This year, Ford will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Woodward Dream Cruise with Mustang Alley, in addition to a wide range of special activities. On Thursday, August 15, Ford hosted the “Playing to Win Breakfast – How Ford Icons Continues to Be a Competitive Strength” and the “Track Talk – How Ford Racing Benefits the Rest of the Company Plus Reveal of a New NASCAR Mustang.” There were also live engine builds and discussions on the durability testing behind the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500.Today, Ford and JDRF announced a custom 2020 Mustang Shelby in a one-of-one paint color that will be raffled off as part of JDRF’s annual push to raise funds for Type 1 diabetes research. The build is deemed the “Venom Mustang.” There will also be a Power Lunch today with Ford performance team members, including Carl Widmann, Ford Performance chief engineer, and Tom Barnes, Mustang engineering manager. Last, but not least, watch as the Ford Performance lineup of vehicles takes Woodward in a V formation known as the “Flying V.”If you haven’t been able to make the last two days of events, do not fret; tomorrow is the biggest day of this occasion. Be sure to come out on Saturday, August 17 to join the “Mustang Alley – 21 Years of a Mile of Mustangs.” Ford expects as many as 1,000 Mustangs lined up for nearly a mile (9 Mile and Woodward Avenue, all day). Also held tomorrow is the “Woodward Watching – Hang Out and Get to Know Top Ford Executives.” Join some of Ford’s top-ranking executives to talk cars (Ford Media Clubhouse, all day).Additional Activities and Opportunities at the Ford Media Clubhouse:(1) Ford designers live sketches their favorite automotive concepts and ideas (Thursday through Saturday with sessions starting each day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT)(2) Media-only driving opportunities in 2019 Mustang Bullitt, 2019 Mustang GT, 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, F-150 Police Responder, right-hand drive Mustang GT, and a vintage Mustang(3) Video and photo opportunities with static display vehicles including current and heritage Ford GTs, 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500s, 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350R, Ford F-150 Raptor, 10 millionth Mustang in Wimbledon White, Mustang NASCARs and more(4) Scissor lift for media to grab bird’s-eye view and capture Woodward Dream Cruise videos and images(5) Ford Mustang remote control racing on a custom-built miniature all-seasons trackFord Consumer Display Locations (Saturday only, Aug. 17)Mustang Alley: 9 Mile between Woodward Avenue and Bermuda Street, FerndaleFord family fun zone: Pioneer Park, 4232 Parkway Drive, Royal OakFull Ford Performance lineup display: Duggan’s Irish Pub, 31501 Woodward Ave., Royal OakFord trucks display: CVS, 30900 Woodward Ave., Royal OakBronco Club parking: Memorial Park, 23925 Woodward Ave., Pleasant RidgeFord Fund’s Driving Skills for Life display: Westborn Market, 27659 Woodward Ave., BerkleySource: Ford Media Read More: * Motorious Digital Car Show At Woodward Dream Cruise * 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS Takes Emotional Cruise To Woodward



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Bob Woodward: The Media Has Become 'Emotionally Unhinged' About Trump

Bob Woodward: The Media Has Become 'Emotionally Unhinged' About TrumpBob Woodward is no fan of Donald Trump, but he's not exactly supporting CNN's



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Bob Woodward Fires Back At Eric Trump Over 'Anti-Semitic' 'Shekels' Slur

Bob Woodward Fires Back At Eric Trump Over 'Anti-Semitic' 'Shekels' SlurVeteran journalist Bob Woodward said Eric Trump's rhetoric in response to his



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Eric Trump Accused Of Anti-Semitism For Bob Woodward 'Shekels' Criticism

Eric Trump Accused Of Anti-Semitism For Bob Woodward 'Shekels' CriticismPresident Donald Trump's son, Eric, is accused of making anti-Semitic comments



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Woodward defends book sourcing amid new Trump attacks: 'These people are not anonymous to me'

Woodward defends book sourcing amid new Trump attacks: 'These people are not anonymous to me'Bob Woodward is defending the use of anonymous sources in his new book about President Trump.



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Bob Woodward: Nixed Trump Tweet 'Scared The Daylights' Out Of The Pentagon

Bob Woodward: Nixed Trump Tweet 'Scared The Daylights' Out Of The PentagonA tweet drafted by Trump ― but never posted ― had the potential to lead to war with North Korea, Bob Woodward said.



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Donald Trump's Old Tweets About Bob Woodward Have Aged Very, Very Badly

Donald Trump's Old Tweets About Bob Woodward Have Aged Very, Very BadlyPresident Donald Trump may currently have a bee in his bonnet about Bob



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Eight-second 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet Debuts on Woodward, Must Be Trailered There

Eight-second 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet Debuts on Woodward, Must Be Trailered ThereFord's turn-key drag-racing special pulls at the heart strings with a name from Mustang's past.



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Bob Woodward says Comey’s testimony ‘enhanced’ his credibility

Bob Woodward says Comey’s testimony ‘enhanced’ his credibilityThe former Watergate reporter said part of Comey’s testimony was “very damaging” but observed that many questions remain unanswered.



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