It’s kind of like following O.J. slow-mo escape, but more interminable, and lot more ominous...
I. No, Matt Damon is not a hypocrite because he mocked Brett Kavanaugh on SNL.
Why is this so hard to grasp for those not in show-biz? Actors act. They don’t have to believe in or live by what their roles stand for? Damon said earlier last December, speaking of the situation where he was falsely accused of harassment or sexual abuse…
“If you make the same claim to me today. it would be scorched-earth. I don’t care if it would cost me $10 million in court for 10 years, you are not taking my name from me, you are not taking my name and reputation from me, I’ve worked too hard for it, I’ve earned it, you can’t just blow me up like that.”
Now conservative pundits are writing that Damon is a sell-out and a hypocrite for helping a TV satire show attack Kavanaugh for standing up for his name and reputation. Morons. Damon didn’t write that script, and very few actors, especially fading, aging leading men like Damon, can afford to demand that they personally agree with the vehicles they appear in or the characters they play. Even actors who have the money and clout to do that usually kill their careers. [See: Foster, Jody; Clooney, George; et al.]
II. Ethics Hero Senator Grassley calls out Ethics Dunce Bernie Sanders on his manifest dishonesty and hypocrisy.
Bernie Sanders, who has no decency, had the gall to demand extensive FBI investigations to justify a position he already too long ago. Grassley, nicely ripped him a new one, to use vulgar parlance, and was completely justified in doing so. Here’s the letter:
III. If there was an ethical and objective mainstream news media, this would be widely publicized.
Rachel Mitchell, the outside counsel hired by Republicans to question Christine Blasey Ford last week reported that Ford’s allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is “weak.” .”A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove,” wrote in a memo to the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained by The Hill on Sunday night. “But this case is even weaker than that.” Among the points that led to her conclusion, based on Ford’s own testimony:
1. Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of when the alleged assault happen.
2. Dr. Ford has struggled to identify Judge Kavanaugh as the assailant by name.
3. When speaking with her husband, Dr. Ford changed her description of the incident to become less specific.
4. Dr. Ford has no memory of key details of the night in question–details that could help corroborate her account.
5. Dr. Ford’s account of the alleged assault has not been corroborated by anyone she identified as having attended–including her lifelong friend.
6. Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of the alleged assault.
7. Dr. Ford has struggled to recall important recent events relating to her allegations, and her testimony regarding recent events raises further questions about her memory.
8. Dr. Ford’s description of the psychological impact of the event raises questions.
9. The activities of congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account.
But her testimony is still “credible,” say the ACLU and Terry Moran, and she’s a woman who must be believed, so Kavanaugh is obviously guilty.
Honestly, I don’t know how progressives and Democrats can look at themselves in the mirror.