Monday, October 31, 2011

Shades of Clarence Thomas in the Herman Cain “Sex Scandal?”

It looks like the media is stepping up its game on Herman Cain, ditching – for now – attempts to paint him as a fool and instead trying to make him look like a hound dog, rather like they did with the Clarence Thomas sex scandal two decades before.

Back in 1991, when President George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, the left called on Anita Hill to step forward with allegations of sexual harassment against the black conservative.

Nothing was ever proven and Thomas was confirmed regardless. But the left isn’t terribly imaginative (or intelligent) and so they’ve apparently decided to try, try again like the old school nursery maxim instructs all good little kindergarteners.

So that’s exactly what they’re doing, though instead of producing one woman to brand the enemy this time, they’re calling on two this time. Sort-of.

Once again, nothing has been proven in a court of law, so it’s mere allegations at play. And apparently, neither woman involved can come forward and say anything since they signed confidentiality agreements.

But Politico is still all too happy to publish a four page report about Cain’s time as head of the National Restaurant Association in 1990s, when two “women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable.”

Because sexual harassment usually feels so good?

Not really sure what Politico is trying to say there, so I’m just going to dismiss the two adjectives as mere melodramatic journalistic spin, the kind the mainstream media is very well known for.

Knowing how they are, it’s quite tempting to dismiss the whole story as mere propaganda for the left. So tempting in fact, that’s it’s very nearly impossible to resist.

And who am I to defy such odds?

At this point, I have far better things to do than start believing the mainstream media when they cry wolf… even if it is Halloween.

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