The media can’t be bothered to fact-check Trump’s accusers

The media can’t be bothered to fact-check Trump’s accusers

The rollout of women accusers against Donald Trump continues. On Saturday, accuser No. 11, Jessica Drake, an adult-film performer who also operates a website, Guide to Wicked Sex, came forward. Drake claims she met Trump 10 years ago at a golf outing and he invited her to his hotel room.

When she got there, he hugged her tightly and kissed her on the lips.

Attorney Gloria Allred, a two-time Hillary Clinton convention delegate and Democratic Party grenade-thrower, flanked Drake as she told her story to reporters.

Last Thursday, Allred staged another press conference to unveil Accuser No. 10, Karena Virginia. She says Trump took hold of her right arm in a crowd at the 1998 US Open. When he did, his hand also made contact with the side of her breast.

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Sexual assault is a serious issue. But these accusations raise another grave issue: Is it fair for the media to rush to publicize damaging claims against Trump — or anyone else — without witnesses or backup evidence?

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