“The best defense is a good offense” or so the saying goes.
I had an email from Deep Birther alerting me about an article that ties the Herman Cain sexual harassment story, being discussed on our open thread, to Obama Conspiracies beyond the crazy assertions repeated by Rush Limbaugh that David Axelrod was behind the business.
I have no opinion about whether Herman Cain is guilty of serial sexual harassment, or a victim of a political smear. Both seem equally plausible. What’s interesting is how the story is spun and how folks on both sides seem to align their opinion to broader political affiliations. I found a juicy bit of pro-Cain spin at the HillBuzz web site.
Last week, the agenda-driven, drive-by media trashed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain with unsubstantiated and poorly sourced sexual innuendo.
And in defense of Cain, the author, Kevin DuJan, goes on the offensive:
This week, let’s all talk about Democrat President Barack Obama being gay, him sexually harassing male actor Kal Penn, and his frequenting of Chicago gay bathhouse “Man’s Country” –” using the Left’s established precedent for journalistic integrity when it comes to rumor and gossip.
I think the article is more of an attack on the “liberal media” than it is against Barack Obama.
Sometimes these stories reach a consensus, such as in the case of Bill Clinton. Sometimes they just linger on as in the case of Clarence Thomas. The Obama story seems to have fizzled (except for birthers who just keep going and going and going). We’ll have wait and see about Herman Cain.