Sept 26, 2018
Reacting to Tuesday’s sentencing of Bill Cosby for sexual assault, CNN and MSNBC guests were allowed without pushback by CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin and MSNBC Live’s Katy Tur to compare Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the sexually violent celebrity who’s had 60 women accuse him of sexual misconduct.
Of course, this was despite the fact that the allegations against Kavanaugh are flimsy at best with zero corroborating witnesses, never faced a criminal probe, and hasn’t been convicted of anything. But in Mazie Hirono’s America, people like Kavanaugh are guilty until proven guilty.
On CNN, legal analyst Areva Martin agreed with Brooke Baldwin about the monumental significance of Cosby’s fall from grace, but out of nowhere, she invoked Kavanaugh:
All of this happening in the same week that we’re looking at Brett Kavanaugh and the allegations of women against him for sexual assault and I can tell you as a civil rights lawyer that has been litigating sexual assault — sexual harassment cases for over two decades, this is an incredible moment that we are in to see someone as powerful as Bill Cosby to actually have been, you know, prosecuted in a state court and to be convicted, it is almost impossible for a celebrity of his stature to be convicted. Jurors just don’t like sending their celebrities to jail. So I don’t think we can overestimate the significance of this moment.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:36 am