CNN CLOSED CAPTIONING: Sunday’s Comic

So much happening and the crack CNN crew can’t stop talking about old news…. nearly every day last week provocateur Gloria Allred got a mention…

Tabloid Feminist
An antidiscrimination icon finds a new frontier in trash culture

ONE MONDAY AFTERNOON in the middle of a summer heat wave, the 68-year-old Los Angeles lawyer and feminist provocateur Gloria Allred arrived at the Friars Club in Midtown Manhattan for lunch. The club’s dining room—home of the roasts, thick for decades with comedians from Broadway and the Catskills—is a fussy, overly decorated place, with mincing waiters wafting through, but in Allred’s personal mythology it looms large. In the ’80s, she filed a gender-discrimination complaint and became the first woman permitted to lunch there.

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