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Liberal Hypocrisy at Its Most Shameless
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It is clear that much of the news media is minimizing any bad news for the Clinton campaign (WikiLeaks scandal) and attacking the Trump campaign at every opportunity. According to the Media Research Center (MRC), from Friday October 7 to Thursday October 13, the morning and evening news shows from ABC, CBS, and NBC dedicated a combined four hours and thirteen minutes of coverage to Trump’s sex scandals.

In the same period, the same shows dedicated 36 minutes to coverage of the WikiLeaks leaks. That means that their idea of fair and balanced negative coverage is 7 to 1 in favor Donald Trump’s scandals over Hillary’s scandals.

Do journalists have to be reminded that they have an obligation to cover every scandal? That they should not favor one candidate over the other and provide an equal amount of time to adequately cover both Clinton and Trump? No scandal should be ignored, and people must present evidence to prove their allegations.

Politicians should not use their staff to destroy the reputation of their accusers, as when Bill Clinton used Sidney Blumenthal to malign Monica Lewinsky.

Media figures should never defend rapists or people who committed sexual assault, but sadly they do. In 2009, for instance, Anne Applebaum of the Washington Post defended Roman Polanski.

On March 11, 1977, Polanski raped and drugged a 13-year-old girl, Samantha Gailey, in Jack Nicholson’s hot tub. He actually used his position as a famous Hollywood director to get this girl alone with him.

Republicans are making the wrong case when they say that the media was too soft on Bill Clinton and is too hard on Donald Trump. It wasn’t just soft on Clinton, but many other Democrats even after they were proven liars. In their mind, a Republican is guilty even if he is innocent. No evidence is required.

I don’t want both parties to argue that sexual assault doesn’t matter. I think character should be important among politicians and journalists. My problem is that the liberal media doesn’t really care about this scandal. They are attacking Trump only because they don’t like his politics.

This is why the Washington Post can and will attack Trump without evidence, but not Polanski. To be fair, Eugene Robinson wrote a good piece attacking Polanski, but Applebaum and many others were defending Polanski even after he admitted his crime. Beyond the numerous Hollywood celebrities defending Polanski, Whoopi Goldberg on ABC’s The View said, “I know it wasn’t ‘rape’ rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was ‘rape’ rape.”

As much as I loved Whoopi Goldberg in Star Trek: The Next Generation, it was painful to watch her say that. When the ladies of The View attack Trump, understand they wouldn’t do so if he were a liberal.

For example, when Mimi Alford decided to tell her story about how she lost her virginity to John F. Kennedy, when she was a 19-year-old White House intern, Whoopi asked her, “Why now?” When that 2005 tape of Trump was released, Whoopi didn’t ask Billy Bush, “Why now?”

Barbara Walters was incredibly insensitive to Mimi Alford. She told Mimi that, “You could have let it go!” I lost all respect for Barbara Walters that day because she proved herself to be such a hypocrite.

In the 1970s, Walters had an affair with Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA) when he was a married man. She couldn’t let it go when she wrote about this affair in her memoirs. We wouldn’t have known about this affair any other way.

Barbara asked Mimi how she could write this book since Caroline Kennedy was still alive. Barbara didn’t care that Edward Brooke was alive (and had children of his own) when she published her book.

I couldn’t believe Barbara could say that. John F. Kennedy had an affair with a 19-year-old intern. He even used his position to encourage her to give his aide, Dave Powers, oral sex while President Kennedy watched. When President Kennedy asked her to perform oral sex on his younger brother, Teddy Kennedy, she finally refused.

I personally think President Kennedy did a great job in the Cuban Missile Crisis, and gave some great speeches against communism, but there was a “dark side” to Camelot, in the words of Seymour Hersh.

Trump has said horrible things about women, but the Clintons, and other presidents, have done horrible things to women. Anyone who suggests Trump is unfit to be president should look at some of the other presidents who have come before him.

As Lenin once said, “Весь вопрос—кто кого опередит?” (The whole question is—who will overtake whom?”). What Lenin meant was that politics is a contest of groups. As we saw in Orlando this year, every question in politics among leftists always begins with кто кого? The idea is that certain groups among the left take precedence among others regardless of the facts.

We learned in Orlando that the lives of gays are not as important as fighting Islamophobia. In the 1990s, protecting Bill Clinton, and abortion rights in general, was more important than protecting the women he abused. It didn’t matter if the women were telling the truth, it only mattered that Clinton was pro-choice.

When Clarence Thomas was accused by Anita Hill, liberals went up in arms to protest his nomination. Liberals had no proof, but the truth didn’t matter to them. With Clinton, liberals defended him even after the stained dress proved that Lewinsky was telling the truth.

Some liberals were voting for Ted Kennedy even after Mary Jo Kopechne was left to die at Chappaquiddick. Eleven years later, Teddy was running for president. In 1980, 7,381,693 Democrats voted for him in the primaries. He lost the primary, but he later became an iconic figure in the Democratic Party.

Politics has always been a contest for power. Elections have never been a search for the truth. Journalism exists to hold the powerful accountable. When the vast majority of journalists choose one side over the other, we all suffer.

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