Accusations are a tiring game

To the editor:

As I write this, Internet liberals are afire with outraged sympathy for 75-year-old E. Jean Carroll, the latest in President Trump’s apparently endless slew of victims.

According to Carroll, Trump raped her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in 1996.

Typically, the incident is years, and in this case decades, old, and this is the first we’re hearing of it. Clearly the woman, a successful magazine advice columnist and author, was devastated.

Why, it’s almost like she doesn’t have a book coming out, soon.

And now, not unlike SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey-Ford, this typically, and casually, deceitful liberal activist returns decades later, making grave accusations — like Blasey-Ford — with no tangible evidence.

She returns wielding not just a doubtless political, but a personal agenda-seeking publicity for her forthcoming book-and a weaponized, 23-year-old encounter.

She insists that she still has the outfit she was wearing at the time, yet, at this writing, for some reason has refused to submit it to police. And here we are.

Excerpts from her social media do betray a certain, somewhat peculiar preoccupation with rape. She also has accused at least six others, including CBS head Les Moonves, of the crime.

People being the complex and strange creatures they are, I wouldn’t doubt that the two perhaps had consensual relations in that long-ago dressing room. However, I seriously doubt the “rape” — which supposedly involved a somewhat noisy struggle — would’ve gone unnoticed in a crowded department store.

Carroll caused CNN interviewer Anderson Cooper to have a minor stroke, when she casually opined that “people find rape sexy; think of the fantasies.” A stammering Cooper interrupted her there, clearly trying to salvage her credibility. She then proceeded to mildly “hit on” him, on camera, just before the flustered pundit went to commercial.

That’s what happens, though, when biased, willfully credulous media gives credence and exposure to any old wild accusation from any old anybody, so long as it’s leveled against Trump.

Unsurprisingly, the serial fake news purveyors and shameless gossipmongers at CNN edited-out that portion of her interview that went south, proceeding, nonetheless, to post the rest of it online. You know, right up to the part where she references her bizarre rape fetish. The tidbit that only served to undermine her otherwise relatively lucid allegations.

Of rape.

E. Jean Carroll is an unscrupulous flake. She will disappear quickly.

In one of the Internet’s true benefits, though, the delightfully awkward, “cringe-y” complete, unedited interview is still viewable.

“Rape” and “sexual assault” have become dangerously subjective concepts. A woman can have an utterly consensual encounter, then later experience regret, anger, etc., and at literally any point in time, return and destroy some poor guy’s life. Because she can; only accusations are required, now. The “Believe Victims” and “Me Too” movements, though noble ideas, haven’t helped.

The actions of Carroll, of Blasey-Ford and their like-opportunistic, agenda-driven and deceitful-damage and weaken the credibility of actual rape victims.

Are we tired of this game, yet?

Rob Denham

Weirton

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