ABC’s Raddatz Disgusted By Skeptics of Allegations Against Roy Moore

Last week, The Washington Post reported that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly pursued relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s and that he allegedly molested a 14-year-old girl. It was the latest in the avalanche of recent sexual misconduct allegations sweeping the nation. And while many believed the claims, others took them with a grain of salt citing the timing as suspicious. On Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Martha Raddatz used her analysis to express her frustration and contempt for such people. “I don't really know what those voters are waiting for,” she huffed.

ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent was teed up by her colleague Dan Harris, who prefaced his question saying: “So you have been out on the road and you spoke with the Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, as well as voters in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. Are they following this Moore story and what do they have to say about it?”

Well, they seem to be definitely following this story. And frankly, they kind of follow what Roy Moore says in some cases,” Raddatz whined. The Trump voters will say: ‘Look, if he did this, it’s bad. But we don't know whether he did this.’

Raddatz was dumbfounded that there were people who didn’t believe the allegations. And her contempt was visible as she talked down to them and about their way of thinking:

But I think, generally, you hear, you know, we don't know and it was 40 years ago. Sort of the things that Roy Moore was saying. That “if,” “if” he did that. And I don't know really how you take this further. You've got four women on the record who The Washington Post sought out. They didn't come to The Washington Post. And 30 others who they talked to. So, I don't really know what those voters are waiting for.

 

 

The hypocrisy was almost unbelievable. Voters couldn’t be skeptical about the allegations against Moore, but her network and the rest of the media could be skeptical, omit, and deny the allegations against their precious Bill Clinton. As the Media Research Center’s Tim Graham wrote back on October 21, the networks had completely ignored the allegations of sexual misconduct and rape that belong to the former President as they recalled past allegations against powerful people.

“It seems like wherever Anita Hill came up in this week’s conversations about Harvey Weinstein, the liberal media kept up that annoying tactic of skipping from Hill’s 1991 allegations directly to Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood remarks,” Graham noted. And during the election, Graham recalled how in 1999 ABC had a blackout of Juanita Broaddrick’s allegation that Clinton had raped her in a Little Rock hotel room. And Raddatz’s ABC colleague Joy Behar decried Clinton’s accusers and nothing more than “tramps.”

And it’s obviously not just ABC that has this problem of telling the truth about Clinton’s sexual misconduct violations, it includes the entire liberal media. For example: In the wake of the Access Hollywood tape in 2016, CBS wanted to draw attention to sexual assault in politics, so instead of reporting on the plethora of allegations against Clinton from multiple women, they dredged up the debunked allegations against Justice Clarence Thomas. And on CNN you get shouted down for daring to even mention the allegations against Clinton on air.

It’s clear that for Raddatz and the rest of the liberal media, they’re the only ones who have a right to be skeptical of claims made against their favored politicians. As for actually calling a spade a spade and lumping Clinton in with the sexual abusers, I don't really know what those journalists are waiting for.

Raddatz's contempt for Alabama voters was sponsored by Bush's Best baked beans, Disney, Eliquis, Blue dog food, and Colgate Total.

Transcript below:

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ABC
Good Morning America
November 12, 2017
8:08:44AM Eastern

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DAN HARRIS: So you have been out on the road and you spoke with the Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, as well as voters in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. Are they following this Moore story and what do they have to say about it?

MARTHA RADDATZ: Well, they seem to be definitely following this story. And frankly, they kind of follow what Roy Moore says in some cases. The Trump voters will say: “Look, if he did this, it’s bad. But we don't know whether he did this.” I mean, there were some who were more definitive about it, saying he should go. But I think, generally, you hear, you know, we don't know and it was 40 years ago. Sort of the things that Roy Moore was saying. That “if,” “if” he did that. And I don't know really how you take this further. You've got four women on the record who The Washington Post sought out. They didn't come to The Washington Post. And 30 others who they talked to. So, I don't really know what those voters are waiting for.

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