CNN's Camerota Boosts Allegations Against Trump: 'Legally It Was Rape'

NewsBusters | 6/24/2019 | Staff
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On Monday morning’s airing of CNN’s New Day, host Alisyn Camerota spoke with President Trump’s latest sexual assault accuser, author E. Jean Carroll. Carroll, who was on the show to promote her new book, detailed the account to Camerota.

Camerota pushed Carroll to implicate Trump many times, and repeatedly led Carroll down a narrative that she wanted told. She even went as far as to suggest Trump may have committed rape:

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Here's the situation. I understand that you don't want this to define you, of course. Who would? But I'm saying legally it was rape. It's unambiguous. What you describe in the book, it was rape. And that actually goes further than the 15 women who came forward during the campaign who say -- they described situations very similar to what you experienced. Him getting them into a room, him pinning them against a wall, him forcing a kiss on them. But yours actually goes further in terms of being legally raped. That's what it was. And so when you heard Donald Trump in the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape foreshadow this or at least explain himself to Billy Bush. Let me just remind people. Listen to this.

The interview was reminiscent of the firestorm Justice Brett Kavanaugh received when the media launched a barrage of unsubstantiated claims against him in his youth, or how the press treated Justice Clarence Thomas during the Anita Hill hearings. The left has a long history of using sexual assault claims as a club to beat conservatives with.

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Should sexual assaulters be robustly condemned? Of course, but they need to be proven guilty in a court of law before angry mobs form to declare them guilty in the court of public opinion. Camerota’s job is to portray a story to her audience objectively. When she actively tries to push...
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