He may be a lech but he’s our lech!
This is rich! The super-woke progressives at The Nation are decrying the rush to judgment every time a woman claims sexual harassment.
“We cannot flourish as a society if a single accusation out of the blue upends an election overnight and ruins a 30-year career in politics,” cries The Nation contributor Katha Pollitt, author of the book Reclaiming Abortion Rights.
If you are actually, factually not guilty of what you are accused of, how can you not appear defensive when you defend yourself? If you are innocent, you are the victim. … Accusations are a weapon anyone can use. The vast majority of #metoo perpetrators have been men, but women too stand to lose if a mere allegation sends allies running for the hills and mortally wounds a candidate.
“The stakes are too high, to jump to conclusions,” Ms. Pollitt bleats.
Ah, yes. The stakes! The ones that are too high to jump to conclusions. The accused just happens to be “leading progressive candidate” in the upcoming New York mayor’s race, one Howard Stringer. Had it been, say, Matt Gaetz— well, his stakes are not high at all. Not an ally. All those campus men presumed guilty under the Obama/Biden administration. Screw ’em!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Would Ms. Pollitt’s injunction v. rushing to judgment apply to the believers in Michael Brown’s “Hands up, don’t shoot” or other proven mythologies (like Madison’s own Althea Bernstein)?