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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Defender of Polanski attacks Roy Moore

When the Washington Post broke the story -- and that is all it is, a story -- about Judge Roy Moore, I reacted with a piece, "People who cannot condemn Roy Moore." They had defended Roman Polanski who was convicted of crimes related to his drugging, raping, and sodomizing Samantha Geimer when she was 13.

I forgot to include Richard Cohen of the Washington Post.


Samantha Geimer at 13.

Let me correct that. The Washington Examiner pointed out that columnist Cohen wrote a defense of Polanski on July 13, 2010.
The Swiss got it right. Their refusal to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the United States on a 33-year-old sex charge is the proper dénouement for this mess of a case. There is no doubt that Polanski did what he did, which is have sex with a 13-year-old after plying her with booze. There is no doubt also that after all these years there is something stale about the case, not to mention a “victim,” Samantha Geimer, who has long ago forgiven her assailant and dearly wishes the whole thing would go away. So do I.
It was not a charge.

It was a conviction.

It was not just booze, but drugs as well.

Polanski did it. He skipped the country before he could properly be sentenced to prison.

Now then, a woman has claimed without collaboration that Judge Moore fondled her when she was 14.

He has never been charged.

He has never been convicted.

He had never been accused of anything of the sorts in eight previous elections.

Cohen attacked Moore as a pedophile, wrongly saying several women accused him of hitting on them when they were underage. Only this one woman has. The rest were of age. He denies all of them.

But his real target was as always President Trump. Cohen still refuses to accept the election result.

From Cohen:
Trump has made us a meaner, smaller people. He tweets the language of the schoolyard. It is full of resentment and bravado. He asks nothing of us. Instead, he validates meanness, opportunism and prejudice. At the moment, for instance, he asks us to disbelieve the many women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual harassment or what amounts to pedophilia. It is a squalid effort — just plain dirty.
Wrong.

Hugh Hefner did when he made porn mainstream.

Ted Kennedy did when he killed a woman and stayed in the Senate.

Bill Clinton did when he sexually harassed Paula Jones and allowed his wife and James Carville trash her.

Richard Cohen did when he defended Roman Polanski.

In that first post, I said if guilty, I condemn Moore. So far, the evidence is not there.

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13 comments:

  1. He's right about one thing. This is mostly about Trump. Having someone in the senate who is likely to support the president rather than the Uniparty establishment is unthinkable.

    The problem for these hypocrites is that it is more unthinkablethan the actual crime alleged.

    If the crime itself were bad he would have condemned the crime itself. His defense of Polanski proves that he doesn't actually give a damn about the crime itself.

    The crime is merely a pretext for condemning people he dislikes for other reasons.

    What I want to know are the real reasons, Mr. Cohen.

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  2. This election has laid bare the truth for motivation in the political commentariot of the left as has no other. It is certainly not a desire for civil comity, quality of discourse, freedom and love for their fellow man, fighting the good fight for fairness tolerance and respect one human should have for another, that recognition of lighting in the eye we all have when we see love in another, a trait even of dogs. No I'm afraid not. It is just that old will to power, to command without consequence, that wish for omnipotence we sometimes all have when daydreaming. But for them there is a sinsiter wish too, the destruction of those who say no, the demolition of opposing will, the opposition in chains begging for mercy, then mercy denied.
    Trump has stripped these gentlemen of their fine sentiment and flowing philosopers robes, revealed their truncheon mentality, removed any reason to respect them. They hate him and wish him dead.

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  3. Cohen better get used to Senator Judge Moore (R-Al).

    Moore voters don't believe their media "betters".

    Like the now former Today show presenter.

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  4. Democrats: "Look, we are purging our party of perverts, why aren't YOU?"
    Conservatives: "We did that a long time ago."

    OK, I know, a number of republicans have been exposed this go around as well, like George H W Cop-a-feel Bush.

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    1. George H W Cop-a-feel Bush became a democrat the last election when he voted for hillary. As a democrat he is permitted to grope without retribution

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  5. If liberals are intent on hanging people, ask them if they'd rather hang a man on facts (Polanski, Kennedy, Clinton) or accusations (Moore). At the very least they might shut up.

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    1. They won’t shut up. They are pure emotion. Facts matter not to a lib.

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  6. "Trump has made us a meaner, smaller people."
    No, Mr. Cohen, you and the Left have always been so. And likely, almost certainly, always will be.

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  7. To the insane among us, Whatever the gripe, it will almost always come back to President Trump.

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  8. I don't know if Moore did anything wrong. I do know Polanski vaginally and anally raped a 13 year old child. Polanski needs killing.

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  9. Trump has made the left smaller, meaner people. I agree 100%, and I didn't even think achieving that benchmark was possible.

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  10. That picture of her is just devastating.

    Its one thing to know that it was "rape-rape", as Whoopi put it when falsely claiming it was not, but - to put that image of how young she really was at the time.

    Wow!

    How many of our "allies" have gone to bat for that monster, for decades, preventing his extradition??

    Trump should light a fire under each and every one of them, and particularly the one that is currently shielding him. Hit them with the raft of penalties that we use against countries that refuse to let us deport their citizens back to them. If that doesn't work, step up the penalties - on travel to the US for their citizens, on trade, etc.

    They'd hand him over within weeks.

    That monster needs to be in prison. What an gross injustice if he were allowed to die, peacefully, in his own bed.

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    1. Hey, speaking of which - anyone know how to start one of those petitions on the WH site?

      Trump have the same policy that Obama did where his administration will give a reply if it reaches enough signatures?

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