In Re O’Reilly, Part Four
Paul has written about the downfall of Bill O’Reilly in a series of three posts, the most alarming of which was Part Three. I want to add a cartoon coda.
I don’t usually come down hard on hypocrisy. It strikes me as a relatively mild failing. But when it comes to liberals and Bill O’Reilly (or Donald Trump), the contradiction is so stunning that one can hardly help remarking on it. Michael Ramirez makes the point well. Click to enlarge:
Bill Clinton was credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick. Kathleen Willey says that he grabbed her p**** in the oval office. He was disbarred from the practice of law and was taxed costs of over $90,000 for committing perjury in Paula Jones’s sexual harassment lawsuit against him, which he later settled for $850,000. No one has forgotten how he treated intern Monica Lewinsky. In later years, Clinton was a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express.
All the while Clinton remained the leader of, and most popular figure in, the Democratic Party. It is remarkable that any Democrat has the nerve to try to make an issue out of sexual conduct with regard to any Republican or conservative.