When it first came out that Lena Dunham had accused a then-prominent Oberlin College campus Republican of raping her during her time there, I was admittedly skeptical.
I mean, here’s a woman who makes a point of being in our faces about how wonderful liberals are and how horrible conservatives are. She leaves no question about her political affiliations, so it seemed a little convenient for her to have one more horrible thing to say about Republicans.
I don’t like Lena Dunham. I think she’s downright pathetic. But that doesn’t mean she – or anyone else – deserves to be raped. So I kept my mouth shut on the subject since, let’s face it:
· Women do get raped.
· Bill Clinton-style liberals aren’t the only ones who’ve ever raped women.
· Rape is a serious accusation that shouldn’t be treated dismissively.
Then again, rape is a serious accusation that shouldn’t be made lightly either.
Liberals, of course, didn’t want to fact-check their embarrassingly illogical poster girl. (Admittedly, Republicans don’t always want to vet their own sources either. It drives me up the wall either way.) This left conservative powerhouse Breitbart to handle that job.
The resulting article that the site’s John Nolte wrote is way too long to share in such a short blog. If you want to read the whole thing, click here. If not, here’s an interesting part toward the end:
“In her memoir Dunham informs readers that her rapist ‘hosted a radio show called Real Talk with Jimbo.’ Even if Barry is a pseudonym and all the other details are, for whatever reason, incorrect, the name of a radio show is the kind of hard fact that should lead to whoever really is.
“According to our search, there are nearly 25 radio stations available in the Oberlin area. Only three of those are talk/news stations. We were able to confirm with the program directors at two of these stations that their particular station never broadcasted a show titled Real Talk with Jimbo. The third, WOBC, is the campus radio station and the most likely broadcaster.”
So Nolte got in contact with WOBC, where student staffer Sophia Hess was all obliging until she found out who he was: a Republican. Then she changed her tune, denying him access to anything that might prove or discredit Dunham’s account.
Hess’ reasoning was: “What you’re looking for could create a conflict of interest on campus regarding sexual assault” and “People here are less interested in justice for this kind of crime and more interested in helping the victim. I’m not psyched to help you do this” and “Asking whether or not a victim is telling the truth is irrelevant. It’s just not important if they are telling the truth.”
And that right there, my friends, is Lena Dunham’s style of liberalism.
Can’t imagine why I was skeptical to begin with.