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Bill Press: 'There's No Difference' Between Allegations Against Cain, Child-Abusing Penn State Coach

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In his salad days at CNN's Crossfire, liberal talker Bill Press might have seemed suave with a point. Lately, his ability to make fine distinctions seems entirely absent. Last October, he insisted “I call NPR National Pentagon Radio. They’re no more left wing than Fox News as far as I’m concerned."

On Monday morning, poor Bill was even more embarrassing. He compared the unsubstantiated allegations of sexual harassment between non-consenting adults against Herman Cain to...the child-sex-abuse allegations against Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. He said "What's the difference, really? There's no difference." Say what?

Press was raging against Rush Limbaugh for mocking Cain accuser Sharon Bialek with the pronunciation "buy a lick." Then he turned on conservatives as a whole:

I wonder what Rush Limbaugh and Herman Cain's detra -- uh, supporters say about what's happening at Penn State? Hmmm. Are they blaming that on the media? Is the media wrong by pointing out that Sandusky guy apparently was molesting all these young boys, including a ten year old in the shower, and Joe Paterno doesn't call the cops? You gonna blame the media for that? Are they gonna defend Sandusky? Or not defending him, just defending Herman Cain, because he happens to be a conservative politician running for president. So you can't touch him, but the media can go after Sandusky.

What's the difference, really? There's no difference. I mean, okay, we have maybe sexual assault in the case of Sandusky, but let me tell you something, assuming, and if what Sharon Bialek says is correct, that's a lot more than sexual harassment on Herman Cain's part. That's sexual assault on his part. I think any lawyer would tell you that. So I just get sick of these right-wingers trying to defend this guy when five different women come forward. Five different women come forward! Same story. You're just gonna believe him?

This, unsurprisingly, was not the Press view during the Clinton impeachment process in 1998. On CNN's Crossfire, Press asserted on Bill Clinton's behalf, "there's never been another case in the history of this nation where someone has been indicted for lying about sex in a civil case." David Tell of the Weekly Standard easily went and found one Barbara Battalino, prosecuted by Clinton's own Justice Department for lying about sex in a civil case.

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#1 Press spends a lot of time

Press spends a lot of time arguing with himself.

Non, je ne regrette rien. "You aren't angry because I might be a racist, you're angry because you know I'm right".

#2 Uh-huh.

And let me guess, Press thinks there is a huge difference, however, between a Hank Williams Hilter comment and a David Gregory Grand Wizard comment. Am I tracking his thinking correctly ;oD

#3 Good Point

Excellent point.

#4 Cain needs to start suing people is what.

It is just crazy! Homosexual deviant coach sodomizing children vs. Cain doing nothing. Yes I see the comparison! NOT!

-- Maximusbraveheart -- Is TRUTH knowable? Moral Relativism is the abandonment of Truth. Truth is knowable. Truth conforms to Reality. Reality is observable by evidence & witness in this day & from history. Relativism is Sesame Street play land.

#5 Cain needs to start by canning Mark Block who now has

embarrassed Cain and damaged his campaign by having to retract his second accusation within a week. One wonders what Block may really be smoking.

Jer

#6 As I recall, in the Battalino case the false statements were

critical, material and central to the core issue in the litigation, whereas Clinton's equivocations and denials were made in connection with a tangential matter. For example, if Clinton had testified under oath that he never had met or heard of Paula Jones and irrefutable evidence were presented proving otherwise, the Battalino analogue would be far more appropriate.

Jer

#7 I guess that depends on what

I guess that depends on what the meaning of IS is....

When asked if he went to war with Iraq  to derail the impeachment vote:  “I don’t think any serious person would believe that any President would do such a thing." - President Clinton (Dec 1998).

#8 Not as far as the distinction between the cases..

But it did in relation to Clinton's lame attempts to finesse his answers.

Jer

#9 I can only assume...

that he knows there is no difference from personal experience.

#10 My thoughts exactly, zenman, ...

... except I'm not sure that Bill has ever experienced sex, or anything else, with an adult woman, so he only has the "other matter" to go on.

On a brighter note, Happy Birthday, USMC and all you Jarheads out there!  Continue to help protect this country from the idiots within and without.

Comrade Bubba

#11 Bill Press

The Balph Eubanks of our time.

 

Facts are like kryptonite to the liberal.

#12 More double standard

You have to apply the accepted standards here: if it's a Republican accused of something, he/she must resign immediately, if it's a Democrat accused, tried, and convicted of something, he/she need only apologize to the extent someone may have been offended.

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#13 Right - and . . .

If it's a Democrat, you won't know which party he or she is from, for sure, because the Media will never report that.

#14 Mr Press equates accusations & actual homosexual crimes-

Mr Press you are an idiot.
Mr Cain has been accused
The queer at Penn State has committed horrific crimes.
as a parent you are a bigger idiot than i thought.

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#15 I put my hand on my wife's

I put my hand on my wife's leg last night. She said "No, I have a headache".
I'm so ashamed... I feel as if I have just butt raped a room full of 10 year old boys.

Just when you thing the MSM (D) can't be any more idiotic and biased, Bill Press opens his mouth again.

When asked if he went to war with Iraq  to derail the impeachment vote:  “I don’t think any serious person would believe that any President would do such a thing." - President Clinton (Dec 1998).

#16 Disgusting

Victims of pedophilia should call for this mans resignation. If he was a conservative they would be.

Proud member of the 53%!

#17 Bill Press and Joe Scarborough

Press and Scarborough have one thing in common: They both wear suits, but the suits don't have polka dots on them. There is no reason in the world to pay attention to either of them.

NotFondOfLibs

#18 Bill Press is sick

Bill Press is sick. Mentally ill. The alleged rape of a 10-year old child is comparable to murder, imho. Even if Cain made inappropriate advances, there is no comparison to child rape. Press' comments are very disturbing.

#19 Right, and . . .

There's also the small fact that several people have been indicted by a Grand Jury at Penn State.

#20 When any program features Bill Press or Bob Shrum as . . .

. . . subject matter experts, stand by for bombastic declarations and loads of laughs.

#21 No difference?

Sandusky was caught RAPING a ten year old boy in his rectum. Herman Cain is a black conservative that the MSM can't get their tiny little brains around. Mr Press should spend eternity being sexually "assaulted" as a ten year old boy by a hero he worshipped. I think our current CIC can meet him in Hell and oblige Satan. Then maybe he'll see the difference.

EvilCon555

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table" Ronald Reagan, Jan 21, 1981

#22 Barney Frank

There's only one public figure I can think of who just might want to do little boys.

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http://jonjayray.tripod.com/psycho.html

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