Cokie Roberts is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, but it seems even she has had all she can take:
NPR’s Cokie Roberts: Press Corps Covered Up Congressional Sexual Misconduct ‘For Years’
by John Nolte, 28 Nov 2017
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, National Public Radio’s Cokie Roberts admitted that “for years” the female press corps has covered up sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill.
While speaking about John Conyers and Al Franken, two Democrats facing numerous sexual misconduct allegations, Roberts let this bomb matter-of-factly drop on the left-wing Sunday show,
“I mean, we all talked about for years: ‘Don’t get in the elevator with him,’ you know, and the whole every-female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him.”
Which “him” is Roberts referring to? Conyers? Franken? Are there others?
But back up just a moment– According to Roberts, “every” woman in the press corps knew that there was sexual misconduct going on in congress, knew that it was so brazen and so permissive that not even a female reporter was safe on an elevator, and NO ONE REPORTED IT?
No one bothered to inform the public?
How do things get so brazen that a Conyers or a Franken or a whomever feels perfectly safe groping a journalist on an elevator? I will tell you how — when said groper knows there will be no accountability for his behavior.
I am 51-years-old, and I have seen a bit of the world; I have seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion and I have watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. But something I have never seen is a man grope a woman without her consent.
Yet, according to Roberts, our wonderful, glorious, utterly useless press corps knew for years this was going on in congress and covered it up, said nothing, let it slide, ENABLED IT, and through their silence, encouraged it.
What else are they covering up? What else are they allowing to happen in order to protect scumbags?
Other than the fact that our elites suck, this is my theory…
As we all know, Cokie Roberts is a lefty, as is 99% of the female press corps. Does anyone doubt, then, that the primary elevator gropers are/were Democrats, are/wereTed Kennedy/Franken/Conyers-types who voted the way in which the females press corps wanted them to vote, so a little snatch of media-bootie in an elevator was considered a small price to pay for abortion-on-demand?
And this is why, in my opinion, congress has gotten away with covering up these taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements for two decades. The media has known about this. Of course they have. Nothing was reported, though, because the names on that list are primarily Democrat “icons” like Conyers.
Even now, even when we know about this secret fund, the media’s interest in the story, in exposing the wrongdoers, is practically non-existent. This should be the biggest story in the world, the narrative dominating everything else. It is all there — a $17 million slush fund, cover ups, corruption, sex — but the media does not really care. Just last week, the left-wing Politico was downplaying this outrage, hoping to wrist-flick it all away. And I think we all know why…
Democrats sure got it good.
So good, in fact, Cokie is still not being asked to name names."
After all, he was 'so good on women's issues.'
Says a lot about Dems.
My wife couldn't care less if it's a left or right hand doing the groping. The groper would get a swift kick to the balls, then a visit from law enforcement.
I will be so glad when this nonsense goes away.
I swear, you can't make this stuff up!
What's more, seeing that was the first time Franken ever made me laugh.
I will be so glad when this nonsense goes away."
Interesting thought Matt. My wife and I had this very discussion last night while watching the Matt Lauer coverage.
She has spent 25 years working at an automotive OEM, and the last 10 at a Govt. contractor. She told me that she has had MULTIPLE situations that would be considered sexual harassment, but never once did she feel trapped, or unable to say no. She simply made it obvious that it wasn't acceptable and that it would never happen again...and it didn't.
She also told me that she witnessed just as many women trying to sleep their way up the ladder as being forced to.
You should be banned from your own forum for that grotesque thought. :)
No one here wants to see a picture of "Mistress Diane!"
Please, God, NO!
"Just because you have a dick it doesn't mean you have to act like one."