It seems that the only greater force in American politics than celebrity is hypocrisy. Thousands still flock to hear Clinton speak, including many who have supported the “MeToo” movement and the call to “just believe women.” Many in these audiences no doubt still denounce the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. Appearing on the 7 p.m. program are figures like Amy Schumer who was arrested in protests against Kavanaugh. At the time, Schumer declared “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault.” She will now appear with a man accused by more women and has a documented history of an affair with a young White House intern and then lying under oath about it (while refuting the statements of “that woman.”).
CNN will air a two-hour, primetime special honoring the class of 2020 and featuring former President Bill Clinton with others. This is the same network that regularly hammered Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his supporters as insulting all victims of assault. When Clinton was raised, CNN hosts and commentators would just say that it was a different time and that, yes, he should have been condemned. Many segments raised why women are not being simply believed in such cases. Now that the Kavanaugh confirmation fight is over, CNN is back to featuring Clinton as a role model.
That is right. Clinton will be doing a series on the importance of character and his effort to preserve “the perfect union.”
For full disclosure, I testified at the Clinton impeachment and maintained that lying under oath is an impeachable offense regardless of the subject matter (here and here). Recently, it was disclosed that Clinton may have also suborned perjury and committed obstruction of justice. None of that matters however.