Friday on “Deadline: White House,” host Nicolle Wallace blasted Fox News and other conservative media outlets for their “depravity” in defending Alabama ex-Chief Justice Roy Moore against accusations of child molestation.
Many conservative media figures have gone on the attack, accusing the women of lying and claiming that the story is an attack by Democrats or establishment Republicans against Moore’s campaign for U.S. Senate.
“Two things,” said former Obama administration official Ron Klain. “This is not a ‘he-said, she said.’ There are 30 separate sources in that Washington Post story. The woman in question — the 14-year-old, at the time — told her mother at the time, told two friends around the time. There are plenty of people in jail on less evidence than is in the Washington Post story.”
Wallace said that she was appalled to see Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollack trying to parse the ages of the girls, saying that only the 14-year-old was below the age of consent.
Pollack, she said, was acting “as though a 32-year-old man kissing and dating 16-year-old and 18-year-olds was fine simply because it wasn’t illegal at the time.”
“I want to ask you about the depravity of conservative media in defending their man Donald Trump,” she went on, “and defending Roy Moore who is now, again, not an ‘if true’ but four women have given their accounts. You either believe them or they don’t. I believe them. He’s now a known pedophile.”
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Watch: Hong Kong protesters gather for mass rally — in test of pro-democracy movement’s support
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong democracy activists gathered Sunday for a major rally to show the city's leaders their protest movement still attracts wide public support, despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing.
Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the financial hub into crisis with images of masked black-clad protesters engulfed by tear gas during street battles with riot police stunning a city once renowned for its stability.
Communist-ruled mainland China has taken an increasingly hardline tone towards the protesters, decrying the “terrorist-like” actions of a violent hardcore minority among the demonstrators.
Workers were ordered not to protest or show any ‘resistance’ at Trump rally in Pennsylvania
Workers in attendance at President Donald Trump's rally at a Shell plant in Pennsylvania on Tuesday were ordered not to protest or do "anything viewed as resistance" during the event.
That's according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which reported late Friday on the strict instructions employees were given by their bosses ahead of the event.
"No yelling, shouting, protesting, or anything viewed as resistance will be tolerated at the event," read orders from one contractor. "An underlying theme of the event is to promote good will from the unions. Your building trades leaders and jobs stewards have agreed to this."
Donald Trump and the Republican Party hate America: It’s time to say it out loud
For most of modern political history, the Republican Party has used patriotism — an odd and obfuscating sentimentality — as a weapon to shame critics of American foreign policy, and turn the general public against dissidents who reject the folly of Empire maintenance through violence. Samuel Johnson’s excoriation — made famous by Bob Dylan — that “patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels” always seemed accurate in both its denunciation of the manipulative emotion itself, and also of those who take advantage of it for political expediency.
America has collapsed into a prone position, however, where the scoundrels are so brazen in their inhumanity, so bold in their indifference to suffering, and so barbaric in their refusal to compromise for the sake of their own country that only their own language can aptly describe them.