SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Amy Jacobson’s changing story

Friday, Nov 11, 2011

* This is what Chicago-based WIND radio co-host Amy Jacobson told Michael Sneed about an encounter she witnessed between presidential candidate Herman Cain and one of his accusers, the Chicago-area’s Sharon Bialek

They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.

She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear.

She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.”

Huh?

“I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said the Sneed source. […]

“It looked sort of flirtatious,” said Jacobson. “I mean they were hugging. But she could have been giving him the kiss of death for all I know. I had no idea what they were talking about, but she was inches from his ear.”

* But then Jacobson switched her story and told the Daily Herald something different

“She was determined to talk to him and she got what she wanted,” Jacobson said, saying it “looked like a tense few minutes. She was talking and he was listening.”

Yet, Jacobson also said Bialek embraced Cain, briefly. “She hugged him. He did not hug her back.”

* And Jacobson told Glenn Beck something different

Jacobson said Bialek “bum rushed” her to get to Cain while backstage at the event. That led to what she described as an intense encounter that you could “cut with a knife.” She said Bialek had Cain’s ear for two to three minutes, and after it was over, Bialek “stormed” off. That has led Jacobsen to conclude that Bialek was, in fact, confronting Cain about the alleged encounter.

Watch

* And here’s what Jacobson told CNN about the “hug”

“It was more like she put her arms around him. She didn’t corner him, but I can use the basketball term, boxed him out,” Jacobson said of the encounter.

* Ms. Jacobson has her own, um, history, of course.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


26 Comments
  1. - walkinfool - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:22 am:

    So much for eyewitness testimony, and unbiased reporting.


  2. - pingu - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:25 am:

    I’m glad that she cleared all that up.


  3. - OneMan - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:26 am:

    If only someone had caught the moment with a camera, oh yeah Jacobson is not a huge fan of that.


  4. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:26 am:

    It coulda been one of those Mike Madigan-Rod Blagojevich kinda hugs. That certainly cleared things up.


  5. - jeff - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:29 am:

    So how does Sneed feel now that she called Cain a liar in her column based on what Amy told her? I don’t know the truth about what happened but neither does Sneed.


  6. - Still Stuck with Sen. CPA - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:37 am:

    Ah, Amy, good luck with that whole credibility thing.


  7. - wordslinger - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:45 am:

    Amy’s desperate to get back to The Show. In the worst way.

    Sneed will have to dust off her “dumber than a box of rocks award.”


  8. - Bill - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:47 am:

    Whatever Amy says and does is OK with me.


  9. - Anonymous - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 9:53 am:

    Was anyone in a swimsuit?


  10. - Coach - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:00 am:

    === Don’t know if this is germane …===

    You’re a fan of Ann Coulter?


  11. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:00 am:

    These are all very entertaining stories. Too bad they’re completely contradictory.

    Sorry - but anyone (ahem Sneed) who gives Amy Jacobsen credibility without some independent verification is asking for trouble. She’s not exactly the most credible source and her judgment, as we all know, if beyond suspect.


  12. - D.P. Gumby - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:01 am:

    And what will “they” try to paint the other three women w/?


  13. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:03 am:

    Unless Amy Jacobson was at a swim-date with the Accuser, Herman Cain, or both, it’s difficult for me to know which story is true.

    Bob Woodward did his best work in a parking garage, Amy is spot-on when invited to swim dates … so when the story begins, “I was invited for a swim date, on my day off …” then I know she has the story.


  14. - Robert - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:07 am:

    Wow, Rich, you just pwned Jacobson. You should ask her to comment on your post - see if she has a 5th version of events.


  15. - Cincinnatus - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:09 am:

    I use to tell my students that facts were malleable and subject to various influences over time. Truth, however, is timeless…


  16. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:12 am:

    Hug-Gate?

    Should we read anything into an alleged “hug” by Herman Cain and his accuser?

    To Wit: Cain was spotting hugging his accuser.

    Upshot: this is big news that the two were seen together.

    Downshot: the “witness” sees what her audience wants to hear.

    Buckshot: this one “witness” has more versions of this hug then there are versions of the Bible.

    Sneedless to say, we are all a bit confused.

    Me thinks a “dip in the pool” will cool this story off.


  17. - Rich Miller - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:13 am:

    ===see if she has a 5th version of events. ===

    I’d rather not.


  18. - Boone Logan Square - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:45 am:

    And this took place near whose swimming pool?

    Could be worse, I suppose. The witness could be Stuart Levine.


  19. - Northsider - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:58 am:

    Amy who?


  20. - amalia - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 10:58 am:

    distraction. yes, it could prove Cain wrong that he did not recognize her if Amy provides the information. but the bottom line on sexual harassment is that the perps with power regard the victims as small and meaningless. if it were just one accuser, this distraction might have weight.

    it’s not he said, she said. it’s he said, she said, she said, she said, she said.


  21. - Responsa - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 11:03 am:

    LOL. Sneed, Jacobson, and Allred all involved with the same story. What could possibly go wrong?

    At an event, I once had a brief personal verbal encounter with Ernie Banks whom I had long admired from afar but had never met before. We spoke briefly into each other’s ears because the room was so noisy. I had my picture taken with Ernie Banks. We were both smiling and he had his arm around my shoulder in the picture which I still have. I wonder how all that might have been interpreted by the eagle eyed Ms. Jacobson.


  22. - mokenavince - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 11:09 am:

    And we wonder why Jacobson, can’t be taken seriously.WIND should have hired Walter
    Jacobson instead of Amy.


  23. - Antimedia - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 11:39 am:

    There’s another problem with Amy’s version. She has consistently said that Bialek met with Cain BEFORE he spoke. Yet Bialek has consistently claimed that she met with Cain AFTER he spoke. They cannot both be right. Perhaps neither is.


  24. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 12:24 pm:

    She’s a panelist on Chicago Tonight, tonight. Perhaps Joel Weisman will get to the bottom of it.

    She could definitely use some media training.


  25. - Rich Miller - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 12:32 pm:

    ===Perhaps Joel Weisman will get to the bottom of it.===

    Not if she’s a client.


  26. - Jim - Friday, Nov 11, 11 @ 12:43 pm:

    I usually watch Chicago Tonight, I’ll take a pass tonight.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Unions file suit in St. Clair County
* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* AG Madigan files TRO
* In re James Dimas
* Question of the day
* Weirdest. Oppo Dump. Ever.
* Big bucks reported by Zopp, Raja
* LIVE Comptroller Munger press conference coverage
* Yet another clock starts ticking down
* Hey, Cardinal fans...
* Rauner makes cheery visit to Illinois State Museum
* The Tier 2 difference
* *** UPDATED x4 *** Attorney General goes to court
* Credit Unions – Protecting Financial Futures
* GOP legislator wants "temporary, balanced budget"
* Food for thought
* The blame game
* Meanwhile, in the real world...
* When Indiana invaded Illinois
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Samsung Pay enters final testing rounds, if anyone still cares
        * Elite Games bribing Castle Defense gamers in exchange for positive reviews
        * Sony starts pushing out update for the Xperia Z3+ in India to fix overheating issues
        * Up to 96 percent off JavaScript course, Layze phone holder, and custom Apple Watch bands
        * Video Review: Hands-On With Urban Armor Gear's iPad and iPhone 6 Plus Cases
        * No, Apple didn’t just accidentally confirm OS X is coming to the iPad
        * Be the best Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: Strike, now on Android devices

        * Is Android the New Windows?
        * Ask a Novel, Interesting Question to Remember Names and Introductions
        * VR and Venice — Coming to a Gondola Near You if the Tourism Industry Has Its Way
        * Streaks Is a Simple Habit Tracker and Daily Reminder for Android
        * Know Which Words to Use on Your Resume for Different Job Openings
        * Reddit’s Latest Controversy Perfectly Captures Reddit’s Biggest Problem
        * Make a Quick-Fix Camera Dolly with a Towel and a Book

        * White Sox sign first-round pick Fulmer
        * All-Star starters unveiled Sunday, full rosters Monday
        * Terrerobytes: White Sox trade rumor season off to quiet start
        * Danks draws O's Ubaldo in Chicago opener
        * All-Star starters unveiled Sunday, full rosters Monday
        * Tatis Jr. among White Sox finds on int'l market
        * Sale grabs AL's top pitcher honor for June

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing ho.....


        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes
        * Sandbagging effort keeps floodwater at bay in Meredosia
        * Illinois city condemns childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke
        * Woman known for trying to sneak on planes released from jail
        * Danville condemns childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke
        * Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows
        * 8 shot even as Chicago officers work long hours over holiday
        * Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer
        * Without a budget, providers prepare, officials go to court
        * Union lawsuit seek full pay despite no Illinois budget

        * State employee lawsuit seeks assurance of full pay despite no budget
        * U of I freezes administration hiring over budget
        * Attorney General Lisa Madigan seeks court ruling on state payments during budget impasse
        * Illinois EPA: State has landfill capacity for 21 more years
        * State lawmakers point fingers over budget impasse; temporary budget in limbo
        * Former Illinois treasurer employees under Dan Rutherford sue over firings
        * Lawmakers point fingers over budget impasse; temporary budget in limbo
        * Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600
        * Budget impasse shuts down Lincoln's Challenge program for troubled youths
        * Illinois House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming from Senate

        * Leo Burnett loses Special K
        * Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal
        * Illinois weathers second day without state budget
        * Yelp calls off sale talks—for now
        * How a Reddit rally generated huge turnout for Sanders in Madison


          * Teen charged with driving onto basketball court, hitting boy, 10
          * Follow our live coverage of the Fourth
          * Crowds flock to Wisconsin to stock up on July 4 fireworks
          * Nearly 2,000 pounds of illegal fireworks seized
          * Chicago priest protests same-sex marriage, won't sign civil marriage licenses
          * Woman known for trying to sneak on planes released from jail
          * 4 dead, 7 wounded in city shootings
          * Hot Doug's sausages featured at new Wrigley concession stand
          * 2 arrested in human trafficking investigation
          * Danville condemns childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke


          * Coping while black: A season of traumatic news takes a psychological toll
          * Rauner proposal would advance $450M to help Chicago schools
          * For same-sex marriage opponents, the fight is far from over
          * Emails show Emanuel, top officials aware of Clinton's private address
          * After pension payment, Chicago Public Schools to make $200M in cuts
          * CPS, Emanuel warn of deep cuts, layoffs to school district
          * After marriage equality, what's next for the LGBT movement?
          * The night Chicago politicians spent punching each other in the face
          * The legacy of Willie Dixon on his 100th birthday
          * Preckwinkle may reevaluate sales tax plan if Springfield acts on pensions


          * State employee lawsuit seeks assurance of full pay despite no budget
          * Our Opinion: Springfield's toilet paper caper exposes the worst and best in people
          * Esther Cepeda: Adding a woman to $10 bill an empty gesture
          * U of I freezes administration hiring over budget
          * Attorney General Lisa Madigan seeks court ruling on state payments during budget impasse
          * Illinois EPA: State has landfill capacity for 21 more years
          * Our Opinion: Winslow looks to heal divisions
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Gov. Rauner's tone has changed, Sen. Andy Manar says
          * George Will: Some GOP candidates becoming unhinged
          * Eugene Robinson: In Charleston, 'the power of God's grace'


          * Indian Acres Swim Club parade
          * Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club
          * Jim's Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club LX
          * Three burned when car hits Lil' Porgy's
          * Review: 'Mary's Wedding' a fascinating time-bend experiment
          * Tom's Mailbag July 3, 2015
          * Champaign man arrested shortly after Urbana bank robbery
          * East Peoria unveils new, paper city map
          * 07-03-15 Penny for Your Thoughts
          * Misconduct trial of BPD officer delayed again


          * 'Hugging saint' Amma greets followers in Elburn
          * O'Reilly signs $52.5 million, 7-year extension with Sabres
          * 8 ways to be safe during July, the deadliest month
          * Solo homers lift Marlins over Chicago Cubs
          * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

          * House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
          * Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
          * Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
          * CBD Oil, and politics
          * Simon considering state Senate bid
          * Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
          * Shutdown? State may not notice
          * Rep. Bob Dold

          * Cuba Embassy - RiverBender.com...

          * Mississippi River mayors focus on invasive......

          * Kirk disappointed Ex-Im Bank will expire at midnight
          * Where's Weyermuller? With Donald Trump in Chicago
          * NRA and Illinois State Rife Association endorse LaHood
          * Where's Weyermuller? With Donald Trump in Chicago
          * Kathy, Linda & Ron: A Love Story
          * Chris Christie joins 2016 presidential race
          * Starkehaus: Pastel patriotism’s rainbow connection
          * Black Out Pride "die-in" interrupts Chicago's Gay Pride Parade
          * Rep. Breen scolded to "Sit Down!" by Democrats during House floor debate
          * Friday photo: Greedy developers built your city


          * State, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement - Workers at IDOT, DHS, IDES, and CMS in Cook County to Vote on New Contract
          * Governor Rauner Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines for Businesses and Individuals Impacted by Recent Tornado - Deadlines Pushed to December 31, 2015
          * Illinois EPA Releases Annual Report on Landfill Capacity
          * IDNR Urges Public to Leave Fireworks Displays to Those Who Are Licensed and Trained - Fireworks Show Sponsors Reminded to Check Credentials of Fireworks Vendors
          * Governor Receives Initial Criminal Justice Commission Report




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller