By now everyone has seen that video of Jussie Smollett insisting on wearing his noose long after the supposed attack. The whole idea of MAGA types wandering around Chicago with a noose never made much sense.
Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll has her own version of the noose. And I don’t just mean the dress.
It’s a retrospective history.
Carroll’s stories make perfect sense from the perspective of 2019. But they make no sense within their time frame.
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 .
Okay, let’s pretend that the frame for this one is 2019. Then there’s this story.
Roger Ailes was her boss at the time of that alleged rape at America’s Talking, the network which aired her show Ask E Jean and was a predecessor to MSNBC. …
‘Oh, I did it. Every day I had a chance. I call him the pearl of his sex. Right on the air,’ says Carroll.
‘I roll up my trouser legs. I would wait for the camera to come over. Then I would slowly pull up the right and then the left trouser leg.’
She continued: ‘I would say of Roger Ailes, “He’s my future husband.” … I’d ask him to twirl for me. I adored him.’ …
This story makes perfect retrospective sense in 2019 after stuff like this has been in the wind for a while.
A Fox 5 reporter claims in a new lawsuit against the company that Ailes harassed her and asked her during a job interview to stand and turn around so he could “see her from behind.”
“I like what I see,” Ailes told Lidia Curanaj, according to the lawsuit. But when he learned from a mutual contact that Curanaj was a “very nice girl” who would not “put out” sexually, she did not get the job, the court papers say.
Just like the tax returns crack, Carroll’s stories are about the past from the perspective of the present. That’s what makes them so dubious.
They’re the equivalent of telling a story about 2006 and referencing the ObamaCare website.