Wow. So, apparently Chelsea Clinton has a new book out for budding feminists that tells little girls that they can be empowered. So far, so good. But Chelsea is making the media rounds and is apparently using the #MeToo momentum to make books sales. Yes, Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill Clinton who has been credibly accused of rape and sexual assault at least eleven times, and probably more.
That’s, of course, not Chelsea’s fault. However, her family has never dealt with Bill’s rape and assault charges honestly. In fact, they haven’t even dealt with his Monica Lewinsky problem honestly either. Trey Sanchez over at Truth Revolt has the details of Chelsea’s book tour and the media double standard at play:
When Clinton visited the Good Morning America set at ABC on Tuesday, co-host Robin Roberts allowed her to advocate for the #MeToo movement but without ever asking how her family has dealt with the sexual misconduct of its patriarch. Instead, Roberts praised Hillary Clinton as a “great advocate for women and girls.”
“Your mother, great advocate for women and girls,” Roberts said. “You have been the same way, Chelsea. And seeing this #MeToo movement and Time’s Up, what does this past year mean to you?”
“Well, it means to me that the girls sitting in front of us that hopefully they’re never going to have to have that moment, because hopefully their voices are gonna be so valued and listened to,” Clinton responded to applause.
Nothing about her mother’s discrediting of President Clinton’s accusers or any question about if she believes her father’s accusers. That’s completely the opposite way the media treated Ivanka last month. NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander pressed the president’s daughter, “Do you believe your father’s accusers?”
The absolute gall is astounding.
A similar thing happened when Chelsea visited The View. They brought up Ivanka’s response and asked, “Do you think that was a fair question by the reporter?”
Chelsea responded, “I think that anyone who works for the White House should be expected to answer any question about the White House. About the president, about the White House’s policies, practices. So, yes, I do think it was a fair question.”
Of course, none of The View hosts posed that same question to Chelsea. In fact, co-host Whoopi Goldberg saved her from any embarrassing questions by getting back to promoting her children’s book.
Newsbusters notes that Chelsea was asked about the Monica Lewinsky scandal and how that related to Hillary’s credibility way back in 2008 but by an audience member, not a reporter. She responded, “I do not think that’s any of your business.”
And now, the media thinks it’s none of ours either. Unless your last name is Trump.
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Hat Tip: Trey Sanchez at Truth Revolt