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.
I also agree with @EdMorrissey that these accusation could be true but If they had come against a candidate I supported two days before an election I’d ignore them so I can’t fault #p2 if they do the same
— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) August 13, 2018
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),
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) August 14, 2018
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.
It’s great to be the DNC. If Ellison were a Republican, the press would have knocked over the doors of the RNC demanding a statement. But the DNC’s co-chairman? No comment from the DNC. No feeding frenzy from the press. https://t.co/hqDDA7yLZz
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) August 13, 2018
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.
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
Today Max Nikias formally stepped down as President of USC but he will be inducted as President Emeritus and Life Trustee of the University. Given his failure to protect USC women from Dr. Tyndall, it is a slap in the face to hundreds of female students who have alleged abuse.
— Gloria Allred (@GloriaAllred) August 8, 2018
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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