90 Miles From Tyranny : The Media Finds Conservative Leaders Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Media Finds Conservative Leaders Guilty Until Proven Innocent

First it was Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. Now it’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

These men are considered guilty by association for being in proximity of wrongdoing that took place almost 30 years ago.

Allegedly, Jordan took no action as a young assistant wrestling coach regarding sexual misconduct of the team’s doctor. And Kavanaugh was a law clerk for a judge later accused of sexual harassment.

There will be questions to Kavanaugh during his confirmations hearings, which will relegate these absurd insinuations to the trash where they belong. But Jordan is an influential conservative congressman, and he is being hurt.

Why is it so easy for the media to inflict damage at what appears to be so little cost to them?

I’m reminded of the Duke University lacrosse team rape-case fiasco in 2006, where a corrupt prosecutor with an agenda and an all too willing left-wing press and university administration were ready to convict young men—with no facts.

It was just too beautiful a story for the left: young white athletes raping a black woman that they hired to strip at their team party house.

Except it didn’t happen. But the team coach was fired; the university suspended the team and cancelled the playing season. The players were tried and convicted in the press, and 88 members of the Duke University faculty signed a letter carried in the university newspaper essentially confirming the guilt of the players and the alleged crime.

How can we not be thinking about this case with these horrible and unsubstantiated allegations surrounding Jordan, who to all who know him is a man of impeccable character and standards?

Where’s the reporting on those who knew Jordan from this time and who substantiate his claim that he didn’t know what was going on?

James Freeman of The Wall Street Journal provides the sought-after responsible journalism on this issue. He reports that midway in Jordan’s coaching career, he recruited his cousin, a high school wrestling star, to Ohio State University. Freeman quotes Jordan’s cousin that the possibility that Jordan would recruit him to...Read More HERE

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