Media investigate Trump’s Women, but Not Bill Clinton’s. A short story on media bias, and what appears to be an epic backfire.
Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private, by Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey in the New York Times on May 14.
The New York Times interviewed dozens of women who had worked with or for Mr. Trump over the past four decades, in the worlds of real estate, modeling and pageants; women who had dated him or interacted with him socially; and women and men who had closely observed his conduct since his adolescence. In all, more than 50 interviews were conducted over the course of six weeks.
They obviously didn’t find much, or you’d have heard all about it and the story would have led with it. They found the usual disappointments and misunderstandings that come with romance, particularly with a guy who is so loaded and such a good catch, and somewhat arrogant and self-assured to boot.
This is an attempted hit piece from the biggest hitter in US political correctness, the New York Times. Clearly it was designed to hurt Trump, and perhaps to neutralize him when it comes to attacks on Clinton’s problematic relationship with women. Instead, by finding so little, it backfires.
Woman in NYT piece about Trump’s mistreatment of women fires back, by Eliza Collins in USA Today, on May 16.
One of the women quoted in a New York Times article headlined “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private” is pushing back Monday and saying that she was taken out of context and Trump never made her feel uncomfortable.
The piece … begins with the line “Donald J. Trump had barely met Rowanne Brewer Lane when he asked her to change out of her clothes.” …
But Brewer Lane disputed the way she is portrayed Monday in an interview with Fox & Friends. “The New York Times told us several times that they would make sure my story that I was telling came across, they promised several times that they would do it accurately, they told me several times and my manager several times that it would not be a hit piece and that my story would come across the way that I was telling it and honestly and it absolutely was not,” Brewer Lane said.
“They did take quotes from what I said and they put a negative connotation on it. They spun it to where it appeared negative. I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump.”
Brewer Lane dated Trump and said that the presumptive Republican nominee “never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way, he never offended me in any way.” “Obviously they feel like they need to do something to make him look bad or go along with their article,” Brewer Lane said. … Brewer Lane finished the show by saying that she would be supporting Trump in a general election.
Yep, even the star witness in the NY Times article said she was misrepresented in the article. It gets worse.
Clinton Rape Accuser Broaddrick: NY Times Interviewed 50 Women About Trump… No Calls to Me!, by Aaron Klein in Breitbart, on May 18.
During an interview today, Bill Clinton’s rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick suggested the New York Times spend the same amount of energy investigating claims of sexual assault against Bill Clinton that the newspaper put into probing Donald Trump’s alleged past treatment of women.
Broaddrick continued: “I wish that they would use the same amount of energy to interview the hundreds of women that Bill Clinton has probably spoken bad words about and the many women that he has assaulted. I think a person’s own actions and what they do to women speaks much louder than a person’s hearsay and words.” …
Broaddrick says Clinton raped her at a hotel when she was a nursing home administrator volunteering for then-Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton’s 1978 gubernatorial bid.
The NY Times has never investigated the many rape accusations against Bill Clinton AFAIK — or at least, never published anything, so if they did investigate they decided to keep quiet (hint: Clinton is of the left).
All in the past for the Clintons? No, look at what happened to Bill Cosby.
Trump’s Problem with Women, by Ann Coulter on Breitbart on May 18.
The New York Times’ front-page article last Saturday on Donald J. Trump’s dealings with women forced me into a weekend of self-examination. As much as I support Trump, this isn’t a cult of personality. He’s not Mao, Kim Jong-un or L. Ron Hubbard. We can like our candidates, but still acknowledge their flaws. No one’s perfect.
I admit there are some things about Trump that give me pause. I’m sure these will come out eventually, so I’m just going to list them.
First — and this is corroborated by five contemporaneous witnesses — in 1978, Trump violently raped Juanita Broaddrick in a Little Rock, Arkansas, hotel room, then, as he was leaving, looked at her bloody lip and said, “Better put some ice on that” — oh wait, I’m terribly sorry. Did I say Trump? I didn’t mean Trump, I meant Bill Clinton.
Hang on — here we go! Knowing full well about Bill Clinton’s proclivity to sexually assault women, about three weeks after that rape, Trump cornered Broaddrick at a party and said, pointedly, “I just want you to know how much Bill and I appreciate the things you do for him. Do you understand? Everything you do.”
No! My mistake! That wasn’t Trump either. That was Hillary Clinton… But this next one I’m sure was Trump.
In the early 1990s, Trump invited a young female staffer to his hotel room at the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock, dropped his pants and said, “Kiss it” — WAIT A SECOND!
I don’t know how this keeps happening. That was Bill Clinton. Please bear with me — it’s late at night and my notes are jumbled.
As CEO of an organization, Trump had a female employee, just months out of her teens, perform oral sex on him while he made business calls. That girl’s name was Monica Lewin– No! Wrong again! That was Bill Clinton, too! Please don’t stop reading. Let me find my Trump notes…
The double standard is clear enough. The NY Times has inadvertently cleared Trump on the women front, and Trump is now good to go. According to Drudge on the night of May 18 (9 pm NY time),
Trump turns up the heat on the Clintons tonight when he raises the specter of ‘RAPE’ when describing Bill Clinton’s past history with women. The bombshell is dropped on FOXNEWS ‘HANNITY’ during an hour-long interview, set to air at 10 PM ET… MORE
The hidden agenda of advocacy journalism has rarely been caught so red-handed.