New York Times editorialist Michelle Goldberg is taking heat for publishing an essay in which she says she believes all women coming forward about sexual misconduct…except Paula Jones, who accused the Clintons.
Goldberg acts as if Bill and Hillary Clinton are the only political couple to have been dogged by unfair politics.
“Looking back at the smear campaign against the Clintons shows we can’t treat the feminist injunction to ‘believe women’ as absolute,” she writes.
The NYT piece also slams Paula Jones, ignoring that she was given almost a million dollars in hush-money by Bill Clinton…while he served in the office of the POTUS.
The response from Daily Caller:
Goldberg writes that “we should be wary of allegations that bubble up from the right-wing press,” ignoring that the virulently left-wing Washington Post was the outlet that sent reporters to dig up the story.
And a legitimate story it was, despite the Post’s editorial bent!
Their reporters convinced the women to come forward at a time that is devastating to Moore and Republicans politically. By Goldberg’s own logic, we shouldn’t take Moore’s accusers at face value.
The truth is, there are no absolutes in cases of sexual assault, other than the right to due process guaranteed by the Constitution.
Although Moore’s accusers came out with perfect timing, in a smear campaign unseen in a Senate run in recent memory, the evidence appears to show that Moore had an identifiable trend of moral turpitude. The evidence strongly suggests the same for Clinton. To suggest otherwise is either political opportunism or willful obliviousness.
We loved Louis CK and Bill Cosby. But there was a trend there. Harvey Weinstein was an open secret. Still, the trend persisted. In each instance, the truth depends less on context than the case itself. Our feelings about the person DO NOT matter.
It’s not liberals are always right. It’s not women are always right. The only thing close to an absolute in terms of sexual assault accusations is that they should be taken on a case-by-case basis.
In this country, we have due process. Not trial by (liberal) media.