Breitbart’s Disingenuous Attack on Moore’s Accusers

Breitbart is furiously defending Roy Moore against the teen sex allegations, sending three reporters down to Alabama to dig up dirt on his accusers. One argument they’re making is extremely disingenuous and hypocritical because they’d be making the opposite argument with just as much vehemence if they could support it.

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Corfman’s mother, Wells, told Breitbart News that reporters for the Washington Post convinced her daughter to give them an interview.

“She did not go to them,” said Wells. “They called her.”

“They tried to convince her to do it?” this reporter asked.

“Yes,” replied Wells, matter-of-factly.

Wells was asked about Corfman’s motivations for going public. “It wasn’t done for politics, you know,” Wells replied. “It was done for personal reasons. And it wouldn’t have been done if the reporters hadn’t contacted my daughter.”

Asked about the timing of The Post interview and why 38 years after the alleged incident her daughter decided to speak out weeks before the election, Wells replied: “She was contacted by the reporter. That’s why.”

Wells comments seem to indicate activist behavior on the part of the Washington Post reporters.

In other words, they were being reporters. If the opposite were true, if the alleged victims here had gone public with it without being tracked down by reporters, they’d be making the exact opposite argument. That would then be claimed to prove that they had an ulterior motive, that they’re looking for attention or are laying the groundwork for a big lawsuit that would make them money. Either way, they’d be using it to undermine the credibility of the women who are accusing Moore.

They don’t care in the least whether the allegations are true, of course, they only care that it hurts the electoral chances of someone they want to win. So they’re now Moore’s attack dog, making any argument, no matter how dishonest or disingenuous, that they feel is necessary to protect their buddy. And if a few young women were harmed, that’s a small price to pay in their minds.

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