As Twitchy told you the other day when we wrote about this story, no one in the mainstream media would pick it up. And maybe for good reason; there’s about as much proof it’s real as there was the Trump dossier was real — but Buzzfeed News published that in full anyway.
In short, an anonymous man set up a Twitter account and linked it to a lengthy Google Doc in which he told of an incident in which Booker, a hero of his, allegedly forced him into a bathroom stall at work, clearly expecting oral sex. Again, we don’t know if it’s true, although the accuser did have a clear recollection of when and where it happened and said he contacted Ronan Farrow, who strung him along and eventually blew him off.
We’ll be honest: if someone wanted to get back at Booker for his histrionics at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, this would be the way to do it. But why provide so much detail? The best we can say is click the link above and read the man’s story.
One outlet that did pick it up was LGBTQ Nation, and they are clearly not in the #BelieveSurvivors camp. In fact, they even bring up Russian bots.
Senator Cory Booker accused of sexual assault by a gay man. But is it fake news? – More: https://t.co/JItLDZL3uz Cory Booker accused of sexual assault by a gay man. But is it fake news? https://t.co/JQ0Lsz0qYb
— LGBTQ Nation (@lgbtqnation) October 23, 2018
Is it just a right-wing hit job? Imagine the outrage if someone had suggested that Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation was a left-wing hit job …
Democratic Senator Cory Booker, a potential presidential candidate in 2020, has been accused of sexual assault by an anonymous gay man on Twitter. But is the allegation true or a right wing smear campaign targeting a single popular politician?
With Russian bots promoting fake news regularly about Democratic politicians and right wing activists deliberately making up stories in an attempt to take out Democrats, many are expressing skepticism about the source of the allegation against Booker.
So it looks like LGBTQ Nation is taking the “Republicans pounce” stance on this one.
It takes amazing courage for assault victims to come forward. I know. And the ordeal is made truly hellish.because those in power ALWAYS attack viciously…. @lgbtqnation cares more about politics than about victims. #shameful
— Burke's Little Platoon (@KWandstradt) October 23, 2018
We were told for two weeks that an accuser must always be believed and the person accused must step down and demand a FBI investigation.
— “I like beer” Wil (@BrewerWil) October 23, 2018
What happened to believing all survivors? I guess Spartacus gets a pass.
— Joel Brown 🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@JoelBro43866365) October 23, 2018
Stop attacking assault survivors. Srsly, wtf?
— 👻 Douglas Stewart 👻 (@GH05t0fStew) October 23, 2018
Thought an accusation was all that was needed
— goody (@bigslimgoody) October 23, 2018
I thought we had to believe all victims?
— Nate (@I_am_username35) October 23, 2018
Believe the accuser apparently depends on political affiliation.
— Carl Gottlieb (@c_cgottlieb) October 23, 2018
ALWAYS BELIEVE THE ACCUSER*
*So long as they're a liberal woman attempting to derail a Republican SCOTUS nominee
— BPM (@BPaulM) October 23, 2018
When Republicans suggested the claims about Kavanaugh might have been #FakeNews they were branded as rape apologists & sexists who didn't care about re-victimizing the women. But of course it's fine because @CoryBooker is in the right political party.
— Deadicated (@deathd0tcom) October 23, 2018
Wait wait wait….. that's not how this is supposed to work. I was told by everyone that it doesn't matter if there is proof.
— MC Ham (@Octotron) October 23, 2018
Does anybody in the mainstream media want to look into this? The accuser even gave the name of a lawyer he consulted: Harmeet Dhillon of the Dhillon Law Group. Why not have a reporter give him a call just for kicks?
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 21, 2018