'New Day' Sweeps Trump Accuser's Claim of Rape Being Sexy Under the Rug

NewsBusters | 6/25/2019 | Staff
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On Tuesday morning, CNN's New Day slammed President Trump for the unsubstantiated claim that he sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll in the late 1990s. On Monday night, AC360 host Anderson Cooper interviewed Carroll to try to get her side of the story.

The interview contained a series of oddities, including an instance in which Cooper decided that he had to cut to commercial:

CARROLL - People - Rape - Sexy

CARROLL: I think most people think of rape as being sexy.

COOPER: Let's take a short break.

Fantasies

CARROLL: They think of the fantasies.

COOPER: We’re going to take a quick break if you can stick around on the other side.

CARROLL

CARROLL: You’re fascinating to talk to.

The hosts of New Day were sure to run the snippets of the Cooper interview in which Carroll hammered Trump for his claims about her not being “his type,” but they refrained from airing the portions that may not portray the President’s accuser in the most appealing light.

Incident - Casts - Media - Willingness - Situation

Ignoring that this incident happened casts into light the media’s willingness to obscure any situation in order to level an attack at Trump. Rather than air a clip that may cast doubt on Carroll’s credibility, they swept it under the rug.

Hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota took this further when they made repeated, some fair, comments on Trump’s “not my type” defense: “I have to say something curious about the President's defense suggesting she is not his type. Is he staying had she been her type, the claim would not have been outrageous? Think about that for a second.

Type - Response - Assault - Accusation - Step

Is “she’s not my type” an appropriate response to a sexual assault accusation? Not in the least, but they took it a step further. To question whether or not someone would commit sexual assault all without evidence can’t even begin to be veiled as objective.

If Trump committed an act of sexual assault he...
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