As Twitchy has reported, ever since MSNBC’s Chris Hayes suggested in a tweet that Democrats “are overdue for a real reckoning with the allegations” against Bill Clinton, there has been an explosion of think pieces written about the former president. Articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Vox, and other liberal outlets keep asking if it’s time for Democrats to take an unvarnished look at Clinton and the accusations of sexual assault against him.
On Wednesday, it was The New York Times’s Peter Baker’s turn to ask, “What about Bill?”
"What about Bill?" Sexual misconduct debate revives questions about Clinton. https://t.co/Kwj9sv60AP
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) November 16, 2017
What about him?
Questions Republicans have asked for years while the YOLO media mocked us relentlessly. https://t.co/PcU9JgvuS6
— Carl Gustav plus lots of unnecessary characters (@CaptYonah) November 17, 2017
Sorry. The statute of limitations on meaningful objectivity has been exceeded. https://t.co/z8mWG2vaE5
— ☠Problematic AF™☠ (@EF517_V2) November 17, 2017
The cultural conversation about women, power and sexual misconduct that has consumed the United States in recent weeks has now raised a question that is eagerly promoted by those on the political right just as it discomfits those on the political left: What about Bill? While Fox News and other conservative outlets revive years-old charges against Mr. Clinton to accuse Mr. Moore’s critics of hypocrisy, some liberals say it may be time to rethink their defense of the 42nd president.
A lot of people don’t think it’s time to rethink the Bill Clinton era.
Yep, #BillClinton is a pervert & it’s an established fact that he used his power to harass and assault women. But we already knew that, like forever ago (he was impeached over it, remember?), so what’s the news story here? https://t.co/SEunAUKiob
— Stacy McDermott (@StacyPhD) November 17, 2017
Monica was more than willing. She was an eager participant. Please. It was merely a naughty indiscretion. https://t.co/eNeio48det
— Susan Lewis ❄️🗽🇺🇸🏒 (@kitty62862) November 17, 2017
Not woke, y’all.
Leave Bill out of it. Not a Little Girl-Not Rape-No attack..Consensual affairs are not a concern to MY safety, they are NOT illegal. Attacks by predatory men on little girls ARE illegal. Sexual attacks on women are ILLEGAL. Please let's keep the focus on illegal attacks on women https://t.co/BQWmae6eNF
— Nasty in California (@CarlsbadDreamin) November 17, 2017
Sexual encounters between CONSULTING ADULTS, is no comparison. Oh and PRESIDENT CLINTON was IMPEACHED by Republicans, who claimed to be MORALLY SUPERIOR. LOL https://t.co/vbrY8FM7mQ
— Rosemaryp Cilenti (@RosemarypCilen1) November 16, 2017
Pathetic… Conservatives 'what-about' anything as a distraction when one of their own is caught.
It's as if they think they can keep re-trying Bill for his lie about sex,
until they get the verdict they wanted.
Ironic they elect a guy who lies 9 times per breath to them. https://t.co/jerJcsmkzb
— 4030Lisa (@4030lisa) November 17, 2017
OMG, No-one can change the past! There have been men on both sides do horrible things to women since the beginning of TIME! Society should have done something then! & it might be happening now! but we DIDN’T &it IS! So what say we DO something NOW & 🛑 enforcing their behavior! https://t.co/8OXLpGfMJG
— Fed UP✊🏾✊🏻✊🏼✊🏿✊️ (@endthemaddnesss) November 17, 2017
So timely! (After two decades.) https://t.co/tKFfJxWgoN
— Wyatt (@DarthWyatt) November 17, 2017
I assume this is half NYT needing its Clinton fix and half the need to find a bad Democrat to balance out Roy Moore coverage because republicans work the refs. https://t.co/n5lIJOOdPC
— David A. Benner (@davidabenner) November 16, 2017
There are more NYT articles on Bill Clinton in the 1990s than Roy Moore RIGHT NOW https://t.co/30uDBCk1QO
— Alex ❤️ EC (@ac_phila) November 16, 2017
If bill were running for office, these would be things to consider. Moore is running for office and is a confirmed pedophile. https://t.co/3Ks0yb2TXL
— zach statler (@zachstatler3) November 16, 2017
— 🇺🇸 Resistance🇺🇸 (@bobover52) November 16, 2017
You’ve got to be kidding me.
It’s not 1998. Anything Bill Clinton “sexual assault” related no longer is relevant because he’s not POTUS.
Let’s stop using Bill as a direct target to Hillary, like we all know you’re doing. It’s pathetic and not going to work. https://t.co/EvqCm9PcbH
— Kristin Susan (@KristinSusanL) November 17, 2017
— wesee (@awarness2020) November 16, 2017
Not everyone hated the piece:
Well said…and long overdue. You might have dedicated your story to James Carville, Sidney Blumenthal, David Brock, Betsey Wright, Hillary Clinton and all those who trashed, derided and ruined those "trailer park" women who were not to be believed so long ago. https://t.co/5Tgl6Iz02n
— John Goodman (@JohnLGoodman) November 16, 2017
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