rape accusation

The Media's Speeding Ticket on Tagging Trump With Rape

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

We should all agree we want to have a president who is not a rapist. The liberals and the Trump haters turned the page back to when Juanita Broaddrick accused Bill Clinton 20 years ago, insisting that conservatives made her a cause celebre. Yes, that's true. But there's at least one important difference: the speed of the journalism.vNew York Magazine released the story on Friday, June 21, shortly after noon. It was launched on "NBC Nightly News" ... after about six hours. Who needs time for vetting the evidence? But when NBC News reporter Lisa Myers interviewed Broaddrick back in 1999, NBC sat on the story for more than a month, insisting it was undercooked, not ready for broadcast. The timing was transparently political.

E. Jean Carroll, Donald Trump, and a rape accusation from an earlier era

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The alleged incident took place more than 20 years ago. Carroll remained silent as Trump, already famous at the time of the alleged incident, became a TV star in the 2000s, flirted with politics, and then ran for president beginning in 2015. Carroll remained silent as the #MeToo movement, spurred by allegations of rape and sexual assault against some of the very men she features in "The Most Hideous Men in NYC Walking Tour," got its start. She spoke out only when she had a book to promote. So in the end, the E. Jean Carroll story will likely join a long list of contentious issues that Trump supporters and adversaries fight over and never, ever settle.