Yesterday the New York Times came out with a top-of-the-front-page, several columns wide article titled, Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private.
The article details howTrump suggested one woman wear a bathing suit at a pool party. And he kissed another one full on the lips (when he was expected to kiss her on the cheek). To another, he said, "You like the candy," suggesting that she had put on too much weight.
The Times' hypocrisy never fails to amaze. Bill Clinton has a long history of rape and sexual assault. He never completed his degree at Oxford because he was asked to leave because he had sexually assaulted Eileen Wellstone. Juanita Broaddrick said he raped her. And there were many other women who accused him of unwanted groping. Yet somehow those accusations never made it to the front page of the Times.
But if Donald Trump made comments about a woman's appearance, that's worthy of a front page article.
Barack Obama appears to have had men on his staff who were hired in part to have sex with him. The Times doesn't consider this newsworthy.
But if Trump passed judgment on the "hotness" of contestants at the Miss Universe contest, that merits a front page article.
Hillary Clinton is pretty obviously a lesbian; Gennifer Flowers once said that Bill Clinton told her, "Hillary has eaten more pussy than I have." Hillary now has an employee, Huma Abedin, who appears to be her lover. Yet that is a story the Times doesn't consider worth investigating.
But if Donald Trump used "dismissive nicknames" like "hon" or "dear" to various women, that's cause to reconsider his Presidential potential.
How can anyone take this newspaper seriously?