As Twitchy told you earlier, in a recent interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, Bill Clinton stuck a giant, smelly foot in his mouth when he weighed in on Al Franken and sexual harassment:
And this is quite the turn of phrase pic.twitter.com/JZjl4t9WKs
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) June 11, 2018
The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman was among those taken aback by Clinton’s, um, phrasing:
"Norms have changed about what you can do to someone against their will" is a hell of a sentiment https://t.co/wjOwGsxiTo
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 11, 2018
And Haberman couldn’t help but think of someone Bill Clinton allegedly forced to do something against her will:
Among the allegations from decades ago against Bill Clinton was rape, made by Juanita Broaddrick, whose allegations were not treated seriously at the time she made them. https://t.co/dLyV3aQB60
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 11, 2018
They're not even treated seriously now… And i wonder why https://t.co/mf7dXYySo3
— Mujahed (@kebejay) June 11, 2018
That is because of the media was busy dragging dollar bills through trailer parks. https://t.co/1xM41TwQL4
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) June 11, 2018
Maybe if the media had treated her allegations seriously at the time, we’d be past the point where the media are still asking Bill Clinton for his thoughts on sexual harassment and sexual predation.
If anyone doesn't believe Juanita Broaddrick at this point, I'd like to hear why. I'd also like to hear why journalists are asking Bill about MeToo but none of them (to my knowledge) have asked him about Broaddrick. https://t.co/aalpTsVfAV
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) June 11, 2018
Spoiler alert: It’s because they’re hacks. They didn’t care about women like Broaddrick at the time because she made their precious Bill Clinton look bad, and they don’t care about women like Broaddrick now because they’re too busy trying to make everything about Trump. Not that the Resistance minds:
WE DON'T CARE ABOUT A 20 YEAR OLD SCANDAL. WHAT' THE POINT. WHO DOES IT HELP??? JUST STOP MAGGIE. IT'S DEFLECTION AND IT'S NOT WORKING.
— Illinois (@zipillinois) June 11, 2018
Once again I ask, didn't a Clinton kick your dog at some point?? I am not excusing anything President Clinton did or did not do but it would be nice if you put this much effort into covering our democracy being picked apart thread by thread.
— Dani (@DICBoone) June 11, 2018
Yes, because Bill Clinton and his clenis is the most pressing problem today.
— truth hurts ??? (@drolkradeno) June 11, 2018
Why are you talking about Bill Clinton? Is he destroying democracy like the dotard? Focus, please. This tangent makes you look bad.
— Elizabeth (@emcconnell96) June 11, 2018
Focus on Trump, nothing else matters..
— wasup254 (@wasup254) June 11, 2018
Any chance you can get focus on the many crimes of the guy actually in office?
— David Cunningham (@rudesan) June 11, 2018
Bill Clinton was impeached and his wife lost ina large part of the baggage from 90’s. When are you going to get past Bill Clinton and focus on the current Clear & Present Danger??
— Sachin (@sachin_a18) June 11, 2018
It's not new or news, Maggie, that decades ago the norms inherent in the discussion about violence against women were different from the norms today.
Stick to what you do best, i.e. wrapping the deplorable actions of today's POTUS all up in ribbons and bows and doublespeak.
— Susan Jeffery (@SusanSewing) June 11, 2018
Good job, Maggie. Distract and/or keep flogging that dead horse. IDK what the Clintons did to you, but get some therapy. It would be nice if you focused on the now and used that platform you have to shine a light on the darkest days of our republic.
— Tim Kassen (@tkassen) June 11, 2018
When people take charges against Trump seriously then we can talk. No more of this “but the Clintons..,”
— Jane Beard (@JaneBIVL) June 11, 2018
I don't know if you noticed but we had a president after him that lied to the American people and sent 1000s of our troops off to slaughter, but hey let's talk about Juanita Broderick's sex life in the 70's
— ?MattyMcMattface? (@theMattyKakes) June 11, 2018
Please remind us of how seriously you took the dozens of allegations made by women against Trump. These allegations surfaced over 12 months ago, not 20 years ago!
— Rosalind Rogers (@Rrogerian) June 11, 2018
Oh FFS, we're in the throws of an authoritarian take over of our country and you want to talk about the past?
— Michele Delgado (@MoreThanTango) June 11, 2018
God let it go !
— Phil Gorden (@phipho) June 11, 2018
Because of course.
Responses to this are overwhelming from lefties complaining that it doesn't matter because Trump: https://t.co/IogPJ80iv6
— John Sexton (@verumserum) June 11, 2018
..And Trump's didn't matter because Bill Clinton and around and around we go. https://t.co/k5NAQInYgc
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 11, 2018
God forbid people acknowledge that sexual predation is always bad, no matter what letter you’ve got after your name.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.