What You Should Know About Roy Moore and The Washington Post’s History of Yellow Journalism

Elder Patriot – I will not get drawn into defending Roy Moore for a very simple reason: I have no idea whether the allegations that have been leveled against the Alabama senate candidate are true or not.  And, neither do you.

Here’s what we do know.

First let’s dispense with the nonsense that any “respected” member of the mainstream media would print lies for political purposes. 

In 2008, The New York Times ran a hit piece, “For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk.” It was an innuendo-filled and fact-deprived 3,000-word hit piece alleging presidential candidate John McCain had an affair with lobbyist Vicki Iseman.

It was a nine-year old story that had been proved false in 1999 when the Times first peddled it.  Nevertheless, the Times dedicated four authors (and two additional contributing researchers) in the effort to deliver what they hoped would be a deathblow to McCain’s candidacy. 

In February 2009, with the election in the rearview mirror, the Times and Iseman agreed to settle her defamation lawsuit against the “vaunted” newspaper.

The Times had endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 election just as the Washington Post has endorsed Roy Moore’s opponent in the upcoming Alabama senate election.  We know that the Post’s owner, Jeff Bezos, has ties to the CIA that should be openly investigated.  It’s at least worth shedding light on whether his newspaper is a propaganda tool of the Deep State.

This doesn’t prove that the Post fabricated the defamatory story about Moore but it should raise questions about their motives.  The objectivity of the Post deserves questioning after the paper assiduously avoided any accounting of then-candidate Hillary Clinton’s war room that defamed the victims of Bill’s bimbo erections.

Moore’s personal history also raises questions about the authenticity of the Post’s reporting.

The suggestion by the Post is that Moore was a pedophile 38 years ago but never again since.  That is highly suspicious.  Pedophiles rarely can reform themselves and never without professional counseling.  Where are his victims from the past 38 years?

Moore previously ran in four statewide elections and yet there wasn’t even a rumor hinting of these allegations.  Roy Moore is a devout Evangelical.  Why wasn’t this used against him during one of those campaigns?

Compounding suspicions that this was a manufactured hit piece is Moore’s anti-establishment stance that aligns with President Trump and that threatens the establishment elites grasp on power. 

Not so shockingly the Washington Post also accused Trump of sexual impropriety.  Trump’s accusers disappeared from sight once the hit piece had been delivered.

Not surprisingly the staunchly anti-Trump Post launched their specious attack one month prior to the November 8, 2016 election.  On October 12th the Post ran a story on four women who accused Trump of forcibly groping them and the Post continued running similar stories to discredit Trump until the women refused to testify under oath.

The speed at which the Republican establishment seized this opportunity to disavow Roy Moore is akin to their distancing themselves from Donald Trump just prior to the 2016 election.

Admittedly, it’s a difficult position to put Moore’s accusers in by asking them to testify under oath and under questioning from an attorney of Moore’s choosing.  But, they chose to come forward with charges in a very public way and in America there is still a presumption of innocence given to the worst criminals.  Moore’s impeccable four decades of public service deserves no less.

If these now grown women are willing to sit for depositions under threat of perjury that would put some meat on the bones of these allegations.  Until then they should be considered participants in a political dirty trick.