"What if . . . it doesn't matter?"

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Re: "What if . . . it doesn't matter?"

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:12 am

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A) Would you really forgive him for forty year old transgressions and move on? Is there a statute of limitations on bad behavior, or is it a life sentence?

B) What smells about this whole thing is that after forty years, the allegations came out just after the deadline had passed to field a different candidate in the election. The Washington Post is an unapologetic mouthpiece of the Democrat party, and they sat on the story until it was too late for the Republicans to get rid of him and field a different candidate. They knew virtually any Republican would win, so it had to be something extraordinary like this for their party to have a chance. Pure bare-knuckled politics, wrapped in self-righteous moralizing.

a) Yes, I would. I await the some time into the future opportunity to "forgive" Louis CK and others who at least showed an immediate remorse. Those who deny and attack their victims, however, strike me as too locked-up into their egoes, and I don't think I would believe any "apology" as being anything other than political calculus.

b) The allegations actually came out timed to a far more important reckoning going on in this country. From Bill Cosby to Harvey Weinstein to Anthony Weiner to Roger Ailes to Bill O'Reilley to Charlie Rose to Mark Halperin to Kevin Spacey, women are finding that this is the moment to share their stories, they might be believed this time. Yet, Roy Moore's defenders try to ignore all that and claim that it is a uniquely timed "conspiracy" against poor Roy Moore alone. Pathetic.

I think you can be a little more charitable towards the Washington Post than to claim that it is a "mouthpiece" for the Democratic Party. Really, Don. Compared to world news organizations, they are firmly in the middle as far as what they cover and what they editorialize about.
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Re: "What if . . . it doesn't matter?"

Post by hippiewannabe » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:22 pm

I suppose "the middle" looks different depending on your own position on the spectrum. I read the WaPo a lot, they seem to be favored by Google news. I have found them to follow the party line without exception.

Looks like the Democrats are going to throw Al Franken under the bus. They can claim the moral high ground without penalty, because he will be replaced by an appointed Democrat. It also allows them plenty of time for the memory to fade before the next election. The Republicans would love to kick Roy Moore to the curb, but they are boxed in by the timing of the allegations.
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Re: "What if . . . it doesn't matter?"

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:24 pm

Guess if you are keeping score, need to include Dem. John Conyers who stepped down b/c of sexual harassment. Michigan will be having a special election, including a primary to find his replacement.
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Re: "What if . . . it doesn't matter?"

Post by tommu » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:17 pm

hippiewannabe wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:22 pm
I suppose "the middle" looks different depending on your own position on the spectrum. I read the WaPo a lot, they seem to be favored by Google news. I have found them to follow the party line without exception.
To an outsider who consumes American Media - integrity and accuracy are important to the Washington Post. They are held in high esteem across other contents. Of course they, like all media, set their agenda and discuss the things they want to discus but I have not seen them attempt to bend reality.

Same cannot be said for some other sources of 'news'.

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