CNN and Other Media Outlets To Feature Bill Clinton Despite A History Of Sexual Misconduct

225px-Bill_ClintonWe have previously discussed how the media and many Democrats have struggled to address not only their largely muted response to the sexual assault allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden but also the support shown Bill Clinton who was accused by a long list of women for everything from sexual harassment to rape. Many have noted that the Clinton allegations were before the “MeToo” movement as if rape allegations were shrugged off in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Many insist that they would oppose him today based on the accounts of these women. The media however continues to contradict these claims by featuring Clinton prominently.  Today CNN will feature Clinton as role model for young people across the country as part of a graduation special.  A+E Networks Group President Paul Buccieri has announced that the company has given Clinton a series on how presidents show leadership in times of crisis. Clinton was also featured as part of the “Call to Unite” special with Oprah. Thus, despite the spin on the Biden allegations, it really does not matter how many women come forward or a proven case of an affair with a young intern in the White House.  Clinton remains someone that the media feels should be emulated by young and old alike.

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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.

A+E Networks has gone even further to pay Clinton to offer guidance on the ideals of a president in being a leader.  Buccieri gushed over the series and never felt that he had to mention the well-documented sexual misconduct of Clinton throughout his public service career. He will serve both as a producer and on-air personality.  Buccieri does not show a hint of irony in discussing a project described as Clinton showing how “Presidents lead[] through challenging times and the character that they have to put forth to come out of it.”

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.

210 thoughts on “CNN and Other Media Outlets To Feature Bill Clinton Despite A History Of Sexual Misconduct”

  1. Bill Clinton as enabled by Hillary Clinton
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    1. Eileen Wellstone (1969) Allegation: Sexual assault

    2. Anonymous female student at Yale University (1972) Allegation: Sexual assault

    3. Anonymous female student at the University of Arkansas (1974) Allegation: Sexual assault

    4. Anonymous female lawyer (1977) Allegation: Sexual assault

    5. Juanita Broaddrick (1978) Allegation: Rape

    6. Carolyn Moffet (1979) Allegation: Sexual assault

    7. Elizabeth Ward (1983) Allegation: Unclear

    8. Sally Perdue (1983) Allegation: Unclear

    9. Paula Jones (1991) Allegation: Sexual harassment

    10. Sandra Allen James (1991) Allegation: Sexual assault

    11. Christy Zercher (1992) Allegation: Sexual assault

    12. Kathleen Willey (1993) Allegation: Sexual assault

    1. “Whatta Man”

      Salt-N-Pepa, 1993

      What a man, what a man, what a man,
      What a mighty good man
      Gotta say it again now
      What a man, what a man, what a man,
      What a mighty good man
      He’s a mighty mighty good man
      What a man, what a man, what a man,
      What a mighty good man
      Yes he is
      What a man, what a man, what a man,
      What a mighty good man

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