Morning Briefing: Republicans Take a Stand Against Keurig for Taking a Stand Against Pedophilia
Good morning! Here’s how Ann Coulter defended Roy Moore this morning.
Hey Dems! JFK had an extra marital affair with 19-year old Mimi Alford when he was 45 years old. https://t.co/E5l3ncflDG— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 13, 2017
Keep that in mind, folks, when you’re deciding whether or not to vote for John F. Kennedy in the next election!
I wonder if JFK got permission from the 19-year-old’s mother? Because Roy Moore only dates teenagers AFTER he’s gotten their mothers’ permission. “I don’t remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother,’ Moore told Sean Hannity on Friday night.
Is that meant to be a defense? Speaking of which, Sean Hannity decided that defending a pedophile is the mountain he’s apparently willing to die on, and the coffee-maker manufacturer, Keurig (among other advertisers) decided over the weekend that it wouldn’t die on that hill with Hannity, pulling their ads from his program. The conservative right, naturally, mounted a boycott against Keurig.
I’m going to state that again, in case you didn’t get the full meaning of that: The conservative right — the most religious segment of our population — decided to boycott a company because it refused to sponsor a show that defended a pedophile. To put it in other terms: The enemy of my enemy is my friend, ergo, Hannity and Co., are now friends with pedophilia.
I feel slightly less awful this morning about filling landfills with my K-cups.
Meanwhile, Breitbart has decided to go on the defensive, and if you’re wondering why it sometimes takes victims 20 or 30 or 40 years to come forward, well, here’s your answer:
Breitbart has dispatched two reporters to Alabama with a mission: discredit the allegations against Roy Moorehttps://t.co/6PsOvNqHzJ— Axios (@axios) November 12, 2017
Breitbart is straight up stalking child sexual abuse survivors on behalf of the abuser. https://t.co/T3X9Ckbj4s— Michelle (@SoSofieFatale) November 13, 2017
I doubt Breitbart will succeed, but there might be another purpose. A scorched-earth attack against the accusers deters other women from speaking up. https://t.co/CBuE7d3PqX— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) November 12, 2017
Breitbart is in the victim-shaming business, not that there hasn’t already been plenty of that:
Purportedly Moore’s main accuser Leigh Corfman has had three divorces, filed for bankruptcy three times, and has been charged with multiple misdemeanors.— James Hirsen (@thejimjams) November 10, 2017
Posts on Moore's FB page indicate that Corfman, has claimed several pastors at various churches made sexual advances at her.
Turnabout, however, is fair play:
POTUS has been married three times, declared bankruptcy four times and settled scores of lawsuits, including one for Trump University shortly after election. By this standard, Leigh Corfman should be thinking about the White House. https://t.co/YbALC5tLm5— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) November 13, 2017
And if all else fails, threaten a lawsuit that you have no intention whatsoever of actually filing.
Roy Moore says he will file lawsuit against The Washington Post https://t.co/CM3E5GIH93— Paul Gattis (@paul_gattis) November 13, 2017
Has anyone in the history of the world ever thought, “Well, I thought he was guilty, but now he’s threatening to file a lawsuit. Hmmm. I may have to rethink my position.”
I would also just like to add, in terms of context, that in 1988, a popular Presidential candidate was forced to drop out of the race after it was revealed that he was having a consensual affair with a woman who was nearly 30 years old at the time. How far we have come!
Elsewhere, Trump is still in Asia. I kind of feel like we don’t need to rehash this weekend’s Twitter storm, do we? I mean, he stood up for Putin. He called the intelligence community political hacks, and then he sent this tweet:
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
Name calling, sure. That we expect. But it’s the “I try so hard to be his friend” line that confounded me. On Saturday night, when Trump delivered that Tweet, I had no idea what to think. I think it was CNN who suggested that Trump had tweeted that “sarcastically.”
He wasn’t being sarcastic, folks. He actually wants to be friends with the North Korean dictator, as he suggested in a news conference yesterday:
“That might be a strange thing to happen but it’s a possibility. If it did happen it could be a good thing I can tell you for North Korea, but it could also be good for a lot of other places and be good for the rest the world. It could be something that could happen. I don’t know if it will but it would be very, very nice.”
Uh, it would be “very, very nice” to be friends with the most evil dictator on the planet. Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised. Trump also cozied up to the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, and joked together about how the American media are spies (177 journalists have been killed in The Philippines since 1986).
Trump and Duterte having a laugh about how journalists are *spies" "Hah, hah, hah" pic.twitter.com/6DjpIZznRc— Gabriel Snyder (@gabrielsnyder) November 13, 2017
Anyway, I think we’re done here for now, but I leave you with this:
This is the first time I've seen someone self-own with a meme they don't understand is ironic https://t.co/c2M7Yxvihi— Matt Negrif true (@MattNegrin) November 11, 2017
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