Isn’t It Ironic?

March 2017

Will the ironies of the political Left ever be scrutinized honestly by the mainstream media? At this point, it seems not. In fact, most of the time, the media is powering the engines of leftist irony.

Last year, for example, we had Hillary Clinton supporters waxing apoplectic about her white, male, Republican presidential contender. The accusations and accompanying rhetoric were brutal. Among other things, Donald Trump was deemed sexist and misogynist. With mouthfuls of hyperbolic invective, talking heads have been fulminating for more than a year now against Trump’s mistreatment of women, primarily citing his lewd locker-room babble, his use of derogatory terms for women he presumably finds fat or unattractive, and the fact that he’s been married three times. Although Trump’s misogynistic trash-talking is indefensible and his multiple marriages indisputable, it is certainly ironic that those who lambasted the future President Trump not only supported Hillary but cast her in the role of defender of women’s dignity and rights.

One wonders how difficult it was for them to disregard the mountain of evidence to the contrary. For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the former Democratic presidential nominee is no friend to women. In fact, she has been a brazen bully and an enabler of sexual assault. By 2016 it had long been part of the public record that Hillary had been credibly accused by a number of women, including Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, of threatening women who lodged verifiable complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault against her husband when he was governor of Arkansas and president of the U.S. Hillary, referring to Trump, suggested publicly on a number of occasions that anyone who resorts to lewd comments or says terrible things about women is not suited to serve as our country’s president. That’s ironic. Considering that she called Bill Clinton’s mistress Gennifer Flowers “trailer trash,” dismissed Bill’s nineteen-year-old intern mistress Monica Lewinsky as a “narcissistic loony toon,” and referred to the numerous other women her husband was allegedly involved with as “bimbos,” couldn’t one say that, by her own standard, she too was unsuitable for the presidency? The media never seemed to think so.

True, Hillary has been clear and consistent in her condemnation of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and other various forms of sexual impropriety when it involves her Republican rivals. Why then, as an attorney, did she defend a forty-two-year-old rapist of a twelve-year-old girl? Why did she smear the rape victim as having a “tendency to seek out older men”? Why did she later laugh about the incident (caught on audiotape and made public) and brag about getting her rapist client off, leaving the twelve-year-old girl without justice? Some women’s advocate she is!


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Wonderful article. Too bad it won't be read outside of the "choir". A link to Facebook, etc, would give it an opportunity for a much wider, needed reception. Posted by: billford
March 08, 2017 12:14 PM EST
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