So Laura Ingraham came up with a novel defense of Roy Moore. It’s “Whataboutism” and Seinfeld! Sounds like a wacky mix.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 11, 2017
Now the sign of a very bad argument is when you don’t actually make an argument and leave it up to people who agree with you to assume you have a good one, and leave it up to people who disagree with you to show you have a bad one.
This is a bad argument.
Now, had she discovered when a famous person dated a 14-year-old and society looked the other way, then fine. But the allegations (not yet proven) against Roy Moore include young women because that corroborates that he dated young women while he was in his thirties, and that helps prove that he has that predilection.
Further, Seinfeld was mocked for dating a 17 year old. So much so, that he denied dating her until she was 18. IN fact, the very article she posted proves it!!
Real-life Jerry Seinfeld, comedian, TV star and life observer, was strolling through Central Park one day in May 1993 when he spotted a stranger he now calls “the most wonderful girl in the world.” Seinfeld, then 38, sallied over, made small talk and went away with the telephone number of Shoshanna Lonstein—then 17 and a senior at the private Nightingale-Bamford School in Manhattan.
Seinfeld says it was a simple case of acquaintance-making, with “the age issue,” as he calls it, immediately “forgotten.” Other people, however, didn’t forget it. Howard Stern homed in on the May-August aspect of the relationship when the radio host interviewed his old friend last spring. “So,” Stern said, feigning moral indignation, “you sit in Central Park and have a candy bar on a string and pull it when the girls come?”
Amazingly, Seinfeld, master of his comedy domain, was flustered. “She’s not 17, definitely not,” he initially insisted. Then, returning to the Stern show a month later for another attempt at spin control, he still seemed a bit defensive. “I didn’t realize she was so young,” he said. “This is the only girl I ever went out with who was that young. I wasn’t dating her. We just went to a restaurant, and that was it.”
Ingraham actually tried to make a similar argument on her show which was “what about Bill Clinton?!?!”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 11, 2017
Notice, in the clip she runs of Moore, he seems to confirm that he DID occasionally date very young women when he was in his thirties – and she admits that his answers were awkward. And this was with the friendliest questioner on the face of the Earth, Sean Hannity!! Moore only categorically denies it after Hannity asks about 4 times.
In any case, whatever you think of this case, and the evidence against Roy Moore, Ingraham shows she’s a pretty crappy water-carrier for the Trump tribe.