The E. Jean Carroll Rape Accusation is a New Low for the Media
There have been a lot of dumb Trump hit pieces in the media. But the E. Jean Carroll story takes several cakes.
Just hours after accusing President Donald Trump and former CBS CEO Les Moonves of sexual assault in a book excerpt published as New York Magazine's upcoming cover story, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll spoke about her experience with Trump on MSNBC's The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell.
Key words there, "book excerpt".
We're supposed to believe this media savvy figure stayed quiet during the election, when she could have taken Trump out, but now has a rape accusation packaged as a book excerpt.
The MSNBC interview was a train wreck.
In the lengthy sit-down, Carroll recounted her visit to Bergdorf Goodman with the then-real-estate mogul, again claiming that he sexually assaulted her in the department store dressing room. But when asked if she would pursue charges against Trump for his alleged behavior, Carroll said "No."
"I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection," Carroll said. "The women have very little protection there. It would just be disrespectful."
This is gibberish. Here's the video clip.
MSNBC HOST : Would you consider bringing a rape charge against Donald Trump?"— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) June 22, 2019
E. JEAN CARROLL: : NO
MSNBC HOST : Why ?
E. JEAN CARROLL: I find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock ...
EVERYONE WATCHING: Huh? pic.twitter.com/nagsoBzwMW
And here's another clip of the shark being jumped.
E. Jean Carroll says she wishes she would have asked @realDonaldTrump for his TAX RETURNS when she allegedly met him at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in the mid 90's .— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) June 22, 2019
Carroll makes the Kavanaugh accusers seem credible by comparison. This is a ridiculous new low. But the media doesn't care about credibility. Or the tattered shreds of its own rep.