Jake Tapper asks whether even sexual predators must be viewed through a partisan lens

Jake Tapper asks whether even sexual predators must be viewed through a partisan lens
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[Ed. – Everything is political.]

“You don’t get to pick and choose which ones you find valid and outrageous based on political party,” he scolds. Uh, it’s 2017. Of course you do. The allegations against our guy are all false, the allegations against their guy are all real. That’s how tribalism works.

Although in fairness to Democrats, it’s only the professional politicians like Obama and Hillary who have been holding back on Weinstein as far as I’ve seen. The rank and file have been open about their disgust at him on social media. Maybe they used up all of their partisan get-out-of-jail-free cards on Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Or maybe Weinstein, as a major donor to liberal causes but not a party official himself, just isn’t worth wasting a card on.

I think there’s something to this too in explaining the explosion of interest and outrage in Weinstein’s case. …

The Weinstein story is horrendous *if* it’s “just” a story about Weinstein and his reign of terror. But literally no one believes that. At a minimum there was a conspiracy of silence surrounding his behavior that likely began within Miramax and the Weinstein Company. …

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