Why Isn’t Gloria Allred in Minnesota?

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Why Isn't Gloria Allred in Minnesota?

By the time you read this we should know if Keith Elli­son has won the pri­mary in Min­nesota to com­pete for the AG posi­tion in the fall but regard­less of the result I’d like to note an oddity.

Two days ago on twit­ter I expressed the opin­ion that if I was a sup­port of Keith Elli­son I would take the accu­sa­tions against him with a grain of salt because they came out within 48 hours of a pri­mary election.

Now this doesn’t of course mean that I think Ellison’s guilty (I’m not famil­iar enough with the evi­dence to make an intel­li­gent judge­ment although there are developments),

Nor does it mean that I think he would make a good AG for Min­nesota ( I want to see him lose big in the gen­eral if nom­i­nated) but it’s my opin­ion that hav­ing defended Judge Moore when such stuff was sud­denly dug up and thrown at him after decades of silence dur­ing an elec­tion I can’t fault Elli­son vot­ers if they greet this with nat­ural sus­pi­cion, par­tic­u­larly two days before an election.

But regard­less of the strength of the evi­dence against him it’s hard not to note the dou­ble stan­dard the media is employ­ing here.

Now the media dou­ble stan­dard is no unre­mark­able that it’s almost not worth men­tion­ing but there is one per­son whose absence really jumped out at me.

Glo­ria Allred.

While there has been at least one woman’s group that has called on Elli­son to resign there is no sign or trace of Glo­ria Allred in Minnesota.

No press con­fer­ences with vic­tims, no press releases, in fact as you can see from the graphic at the top of this post, no sign of Glo­ria and Keith at all.

This seems odd, after all isn’t all about pro­tect­ing women from pow­er­ful men of high author­ity who are oppress­ing them? Roy Moore was a judge run­ning for office, Her­man Cain was a radio talk host run­ning for Pres­i­dent but Keith Elli­son is co-​chair of one of the two major polit­i­cal par­ties in the nation and a sit­ting mem­ber of con­gress. Surely such a pow­er­ful man abus­ing women is right in Gloria’s wheel­house, after all she had time to tweet about the pres­i­dent of USC step­ping down last week

but oddly she hasn’t man­aged even a sin­gle tweet about the Elli­son case.

So my ques­tion is this: If Glo­ria Allred is really a cham­pion of women, par­tic­u­larly women who have been abused by pow­er­ful men, why is there no trace of even a com­ment by her on the Keith Elli­son case?

Might the answer be that rather that being a cham­pion of women that are vic­tim­ized by pow­er­ful men that she’s just an attack dog released by Democ­rats to suit their polit­i­cal needs?

Of course Glo­ria could prove me wrong by get­ting involved in the case or at least com­ment­ing on it, and as I’m writ­ing this before work and sched­ul­ing it for 1 AM on Wednes­day it’s entirely pos­si­ble that Glo­ria is even now in Min­nesota sched­ul­ing a press con­fer­ence stand­ing beside the women in question.

But I wouldn’t bet the house on it.

Clos­ing Thought: Some might argue of course that if Elli­son loses his pri­mary then it’s all moot, so of course Glo­ria would not get involved, but I’d say not after all he is a sit­ting mem­ber of con­gress and one of the heads of the Demo­c­rat party, surely a man with that much power oppress­ing women is worth Allred’s time isn’t it? Come to think of it, it’s funny how once Moore lost and Cain with­drew you never saw Ms. Allred in con­nec­tion to those cases again isn’t it?


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By the time you read this we should know if Keith Ellison has won the primary in Minnesota to compete for the AG position in the fall but regardless of the result I’d like to note an oddity.

Two days ago on twitter I expressed the opinion that if I was a support of Keith Ellison I would take the accusations against him with a grain of salt because they came out within 48 hours of a primary election.

Now this doesn’t of course mean that I think Ellison’s guilty (I’m not familiar enough with the evidence to make an intelligent judgement although there are developments),

Nor does it mean that I think he would make a good AG for Minnesota ( I want to see him lose big in the general if nominated) but it’s my opinion that having defended Judge Moore when such stuff was suddenly dug up and thrown at him after decades of silence during an election I can’t fault Ellison voters if they greet this with natural suspicion, particularly two days before an election.

But regardless of the strength of the evidence against him it’s hard not to note the double standard the media is employing here.

Now the media double standard is no unremarkable that it’s almost not worth mentioning but there is one person whose absence really jumped out at me.

Gloria Allred.

While there has been at least one woman’s group that has called on Ellison to resign there is no sign or trace of Gloria Allred in Minnesota.

No press conferences with victims, no press releases, in fact as you can see from the graphic at the top of this post, no sign of Gloria and Keith at all.

This seems odd, after all isn’t all about protecting women from powerful men of high authority who are oppressing them? Roy Moore was a judge running for office, Herman Cain was a radio talk host running for President but Keith Ellison is co-chair of one of the two major political parties in the nation and a sitting member of congress. Surely such a powerful man abusing women is right in Gloria’s wheelhouse, after all she had time to tweet about the president of USC stepping down last week

but oddly she hasn’t managed even a single tweet about the Ellison case.

So my question is this: If Gloria Allred is really a champion of women, particularly women who have been abused by powerful men, why is there no trace of even a comment by her on the Keith Ellison case?

Might the answer be that rather that being a champion of women that are victimized by powerful men that she’s just an attack dog released by Democrats to suit their political needs?

Of course Gloria could prove me wrong by getting involved in the case or at least commenting on it, and as I’m writing this before work and scheduling it for 1 AM on Wednesday it’s entirely possible that Gloria is even now in Minnesota scheduling a press conference standing beside the women in question.

But I wouldn’t bet the house on it.

Closing Thought: Some might argue of course that if Ellison loses his primary then it’s all moot, so of course Gloria would not get involved, but I’d say not after all he is a sitting member of congress and one of the heads of the Democrat party, surely a man with that much power oppressing women is worth Allred’s time isn’t it? Come to think of it, it’s funny how once Moore lost and Cain withdrew you never saw Ms. Allred in connection to those cases again isn’t it?


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