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Monday, May 16, 2016

All the propaganda that's fit to print

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?


Unknown said...

I refer to women (at least the ones I like) often as "Hunny Bunny." No complaints so far, but then I don't use it on hostile overweight divorced middle-aged women

John Craig said...

Bob --
I find it's the friendly middle-aged women, not the hostile ones, who've called me "hon" or "dear," and honestly, it always makes me feel mildly good, even though I know they may be using those because they can't remember my name. It would take an awfully sensitive type to object to those kinds of nondescript, somewhat impersonal, but vaguely positive addresses.

Anonymous said...

This NY Times article is lame. I can think of some corrupt individuals who should have had articles written about them, exposing their dirty deeds to the public, but their crimes are hidden, covered up by the media. If the liberal media doesn't approve of Trump, then I am for Trump. He must be doing something right.

- Susan

John Craig said...

Susan --
I feel the same way, that you can judge someone by his enemies. Just knowing that the NY Times doesn't like someone predisposes me toward liking him more than I might otherwise.