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Michael Goodwin:
Michelle Obama’s emotional speech denouncingDonald Trump for alleged sexual misconduct last week got rave reviews from the left. She called Trump’s words and reported actions “shocking” and “demeaning,” and below “basic standards of human decency.”

Well said, and she gave a moving performance — but it would have been more powerful if the first lady had dared to say the same things about the proven sexual misconduct of fellow Democrats Bill Clinton or the late Ted Kennedy. Or if she had denounced the crude rappers she invites to the White House for their “demeaning” lyrics about women.

But she didn’t, which spotlights the Achilles’ heel of her argument. To wit, selective outrage in the service of partisan politics is neither moral nor persuasive.

Politics, someone once said, ain’t beanbag, and there is nothing more hardball than the stretch run of this year’s presidential campaign. The only rule is that there are no rules.

Because sex sells, and because she is seriously hobbled by her own past, Hillary Clinton is now running almost exclusively on charges that her opponent is a pig and a predator. The charges are spilling nonstop from the front pages and airwaves in a coordinated effort to deliver a kill shot to the Republican nominee.

The barrage represents selective outrage on an industrial scale, and is conveniently timed. Coming simultaneously with the WikiLeaks release of Clinton-camp e-mails and continuing disclosures about the flawed FBI investigation of her private server, many voters know far more about the allegations against Trump than about the latest proof of Clinton’s deceptions, not to mention her aides’ attacks on Christians, Latinos and Bernie Sanders.

The e-mail revelations, including numerous examples of biased media helping Clinton,deserve more attention. Instead, the lopsided focus on Trump is, temporarily at least, tilting the table toward a Clinton victory. Unless Trump gets back to matters of national substance and reverses the slide, he’s toast.
There is more.

Will the media's frenzy of sexual assault charges of the "she said, he said" variety end before election day?  Will they ever return to talking about the issues including the charges against Clinton?  There is gold in the Wikileaks material if they are willing to mine it.  The fact that it may have been obtained illegally did not stop the media when it came to disclosing what was in the Pentagon Papers.  They should give this material the same scrutiny.


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