If you're on the Right, by now you ought to be used to October Surprises orchestrated by the Democract/MSM Complex
(remember Bruce Herschensohn?
) But the unprecedented thing about the Roy Moore October Surprise
(which, for the record, I think is absurd for reasons outlined by Joy Overbeck here
): the unexpected blowback is suddenly consuming extraordinary numbers of Leftist/ MSM types (Political media engulfed by sexual harassment crisis
, by Jonathan Easley, The Hill
, November 22, 2017).
Why? And who changed the rules? For example, VDARE.com has been scathingly critical
of the New York Times
' immigration enthusiast reporter Glenn Thrush. But what Thrush is accused of
is making passes (allegedly boorishly) at young women–not rape. Newsrooms, like political campaigns, are sexually-charged places. (And these passes can be well-received, even invited, but that's another story). When did this become a crime?
My suggested answer: when America's notoriously rapacious (to coin a phrase) plaintiff bar spotted another honey pot
. Remember, Bill O'Reilly reportedly settled a sex harassment case for $32 million
—somewhere between a third and a half of which would have gone to the accuser's lawyer.
I think this is the answer, not only because of the obviously shyster-like unscrupulous blurring of standards, but because of the clearly-orchestrated nature of the multiple-accuser news leaks i.e. EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton is facing NEW accusations of sexual assault by four women
, by Ed Klein, Daily Mail
, November 20, 2017. This use of public pressure is typical trial lawyer tactics, a reason the MSM-canonized Ralph Nader
has been so useful to them.
In other words, we're not looking at sudden moral enlightenment, but financial muggings. It will not end soon, or well.