Roy Moore follows a long line of political figures who have been accused of sexual misconduct. From Bill Clinton to Donald Trump, politicians are often given a free pass for which the media doesn’t press nearly as hard as they probably should when women make accusations against them. They’re not giving Moore that same free pass and CNN’s Jake Tapper laments the media’s responses.
It’s all about consistency. Those who belittled, defamed, and often harassed those who accused politicians like Clinton are the same people demanding we believe the accusers of Roy Moore. When ideology gets in the way of how the media discerns and disseminates these reports, the truth is lost. Kudos to Tapper for understanding this and boldly speaking about it.