“Newspapers don’t print the truth. They print what people say”
--Frank Galvin (played by Paul Newman) in the 1982 feature film, “The Verdict”
In our upside-down civilization, some crimes are considered so serious that innocence is no longer a valid defense!
Provable guilt has become all but irrelevant!
It is only necessary that a person be “accused” of one of these “designer crimes,” not by a credible witness, under pain of perjury during sworn testimony, but during offhand, unverifiable comments on social media!
Once so accused of “inappropriate contacts,” “sexual misconduct (which includes extemporaneous comments)” that allegedly took place thirty years ago, you’re toast!
Solemn denials, and credible professions of innocence are all in vain, even when no charges were ever filed, no arrests ever made, no investigation, no “case,” no complaints that ever saw the light of day. Even when both accusers and accusations lack credibility.
None of that matters!
Proving guilt or innocence is, of course, impossible, but that never stops a predictable media orgy of personal destruction.
When such an unhappy fate befalls a Republican candidate running for public office, the liberal media is always at the head of a merciless lynch-mob!
His supposed “sins” are always so unforgivable.
But curiously, when a sitting president, like WJC, actually does sexually abuse young girls (in real time), first piously denying it, then sheepishly admitting it, all is instantly, magically forgiven by the same media! In fact, the media, far from expressing indignance and disgust, actually makes excuses and endlessly apologizes for him, while heaping blame on his victims!
Smug media elitists are lacking in character, honor, and decency.
But, they never lack agenda!
Leftists never do!