Justice requires that we be impartial, that we don’t favor some people over others, that we are fair to all. Unfortunately, we rarely see such justice. We often don’t seem capable of being just to each other.
Is Judge Roy Moore guilty of sexually harassing girls or just the victim of a rabidly partisan press? Well, for all I know Moore has done something he should not have done, but it is horribly difficult to prove or disprove forty-year old charges, something the accusers well know. Therefore, proving guilt is not the purpose. The point must be simply to raise suspicions, to undermine confidence in the man.
Are we not easily made suspicious of politicians — made to believe one is dirty — especially when an unrelentingly partisan press keeps throwing mud at a man?
Consider how the news media has reacted to the CHARGES against Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat. Our government has put Menendez on trial. The jury is deadlocked (Jury says it’s deadlocked in Sen. Bob Menendez corruption trial). Nevertheless, in spite of the juiciness of the story, the news media has barely covered it. Google returns less than 90,000 news hits (Senator Bob Menendez). On the other hand, Google returns over 800,000 hits for judge roy moore. So even though Menendez is accused of having sex with underaged prostitutes, at least one of his colleagues is perfectly happy to defend him (Lindsey Graham Calls for Roy Moore to Step Aside but Defends Bob Menendez).
Hilariously, with respect to Judge Roy Moore, we even have stories like this one, Hannity Calls for End of Keurig ‘Smashing’: They Were ‘Preyed Upon’ By Left-Wing ‘Media Matters’. People know about Moore, but mum is the word on Senator Bob Menendez.
Brietbart has a report on the bias, Study: Networks Loud on Roy Moore Allegations, Quiet on Bob Menendez Trial. Make certain you click on the link to Newsbusters.
What do I suggest to my fellow Americans in Alabama? Give Roy Moore a fair hearing. The Establishment does not want the man to serve. If you cannot find any good, solid, reason to believe Moore harmed his accusers, then give him the benefit of the doubt. Judge him instead based upon something more substantial, his very public record of service to your state.
ADDED NOTE: Google surprises me sometimes. When I searched for Senator Bob Menendez on Google without narrowing the search to new, I got plenty of hits. However, when I then clicked on news, I only got four hits. That link is what I pasted into this post. However, clicking on the link in the post returned almost 90,000 hits. I found a similarly odd anomaly when I searched on judge roy moore. Instead of the over 850,000 hits I had gotten when I narrowed the search to news, I got only 830,000. What is going on? Don’t know, but I suspect it is always a good idea to double check what we get from Google with another search engine.
What does bing.com produce on a news search?
What about yahoo.com?