The 2016 election is rife with scumbags. Bernie Sanders is a welfare moocher-turned-senator, Hillary Clinton is a corrupt bureaucrat who should be in jail for her numerous criminal violations and Donald Trump is a faux-conservative bully with an ego bigger than Obama’s.
However, for the liberal media, only Trump’s faults are open for discussion. Attacking Hillary for any one of the many acts of scumbaggery she has perpetrated will get one cut-off mid-sentence.
During a recent segment on CNN, host Carol Costello abruptly cut-off the segment as Trump enthusiast Steve Malzberg defended Trump and then questioned why Hillary would brag about defending an accused child rapist.
Discussing the election that could take place between Clinton and Trump, Malzberg asserted that Trump would emerge victorious.
“When you get one-on-one, especially if it’s Hillary, Donald Trump will go places nobody is willing to go — where the media at this point isn’t willing to go: Bringing up Clinton’s women who say they were intimidated by Hillary. Having them come forward and speak. A litany of issues that you can’t even imagine.”
“I’m thinking that might not be a winning argument for Donald Trump right at this moment,” Costello interrupted.
Fellow guest and Ted Cruz supporter Judson Phillips weighed-in, saying, “That isn’t going to be a winning argument for Donald Trump.”
Malzberg contended that it would be a winning argument.
“How many derogatory things has he said about women? His negatives among women are 75 percent right now,” Phillips noted. Trump is “not going to make that up. There is no way that he can win,” Phillips noted.
“Do you know how many young women in this country don’t even know that Bill Clinton was impeached? No, maybe they’ve heard of Monica Lewinsky. They don’t know the women that have accused Bill Clinton of sexual improprieties and that say they have been threatened and intimidated by Hillary Clinton.”
“A girl who was raped by a pedophile that Hillary Clinton bragged about getting off,” Malzberg began.
Costello interrupted, “Oh, come on!”
“Wait, let me finish,” Malzberg said. “No, no, no,” Costello replied.
“What do you mean? You don’t want to hear it? That Hillary Clinton is on tape bragging about, as a lawyer getting off on a technicality. That woman now says, ‘Hillary ruined my life.’ That’s not fair,” Malzberg pointed out.
Rather than continuing to discuss the issue, Costello cut-off both guests and quit. “I’m going to leave it there, Goodbye. Thanks for joining me.”
In 1975, Hillary Clinton defended Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old accused of luring a 12-year-old girl into his car and raping her. Clinton bragged about her legal defense of Taylor in tapes recorded between 1983 and 1987 and the former attorney noted that she knew Taylor was guilty but was able to use legal maneuverings to get the charges significantly reduced.
The recordings, unearthed in 2014, show a different side to Hillary Clinton than she has long offered to the American public. Clinton has long touted her early legal career as an effort to help the poor, the disenfranchised and young women and children.
That Hillary was able to use legal maneuvers to help a predatory pervert is outrageous, but it is an indictment of the flawed nature of our legal system.
Her involvement with Taylor is fair-game for the 2016 election. However, it may not be the best card to play. While all should agree that Taylor’s alleged misconduct is atrocious, Clinton’s willingness to defend him is an affirmation of our legal system. It’s not pleasant, but even the most-heinous murderer deserves a competent legal defense under our system and while there are many, many, many things that should disqualify Clinton from ever obtaining higher office, her willingness to defend her client just simply isn’t one of them.
While Clinton’s defense of an accused child rapist is fair game, he and his supporters should stick to more politically-relevant issues that did not occur 40 years ago. Clinton is a fraud and has no accomplishments of note. Her tenure as Secretary of State is marred by the deaths of Americans and an ensuing cover-up and now she is facing federal investigation for her role in repeatedly violating national security protocols.
There is plenty to hammer Hillary Clinton on; dragging-up a 40 year old case where Clinton fulfilled her legal obligations is weak.
With that having been said, however, it’s despicable that a “journalist” would cut-off a segment simply because she does not like the point being made.
In reality, the only real adult in the room seemed to be Phillips who tried to interject but got caught in a crossfire of crazy.