Hillary Gets Hoisted on Her Own Petard

The Setup:

Hillary Clinton has said that women who claim they’ve been raped should be believed.

Of course, all actual accusations of rape are to be taken seriously by the proper authorities: those in law enforcement trained, experienced, and equipped to conduct a fair, impartial, “just-the-facts-ma’am”, legally sound inquiry – certainly not college boards of inquiry or the like populated by tendentious ax-grinders who lack the proper training, experience, and legal authority to organize and carry out such an investigation.

When it comes to accusations of rape, the problem comes with those who have an agenda or narrative to peddle, re: ‘privileged, out of control white males’ or the like, who in their blinkered ideological zeal work to advance narratives of rape, heedless of, you know, actual facts, such as what was seen with the Duke Lacrosse team in 2006, or more recently in the November 2014 edition of Rolling Stone magazine, in a piece that accused several men at the University of Virginia of viciously raping a woman at a drunken frat house party.

Both cases received wall-to-wall sensationalized media coverage and became celebrated cases for certain varieties of feminists and like-minded fellow travelers keen on advancing their preferred agenda and narrative.

The only problem was that the accusations were false, and those who were prosecuting the accused, either in an actual court of law, as in the case of the Duke lacrosse team being prosecuted by prosecutor Michael B. Nifong (who later resigned in disgrace for his appalling and illegal conduct) or in the court of public opinion, as in the Rolling Stone piece (which led to Rolling Stone pulling the piece in disgrace and disrepute).

There’s the setup.

Today in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton was hoisted on her own petard when a questioner reminded her she said all rape victims should be believed, then proceeded to ask Hillary if that includes Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones, three woman who have accused Hillary’s husband and former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment.

Hillary stayed in campaign mode, maintaining a weirdly forced-looking Cheshire Cat grin, but there’s no doubt the blow landed and did damage.

Oof.

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