When it comes to glaring examples of political hypocrisy, liberals, particularly those with a rabid feminist streak running through their middle, seem to own the corner market.
For the last several months, the news cycle has been dominated by stories of Hollywood actresses coming out and making accusations of sexual misconduct of varying natures against some of the most powerful men in the entertainment industry.
Folks like major movie producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, Ben Affleck, and the list just continues on and on, seemingly not leaving a single male soul in Hollywood not having some sort of finger pointed at them.
Ironically, many folks who have supported these women claim to be all about defending women from such awful attacks and claiming to stand for their rights, yet a huge swath of these same people knew about these incidents for years and said nothing.
Like TV host Oprah Winfrey for example. Oprah got up at the Golden Globes and gave a grand speech, assuring women who have been sexually abused or harassed how they had a “voice.”
However, former Bill Clinton accuser Juanita Broaddrick begs to differ, responding to Oprah’s speech by saying, “Funny, I’ve never heard you mention my name.”
The Daily Wire is reporting:
Triggered by remarks made by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes in which she pontificated to women who have been sexually harassed or abused, “You get a voice. You get a voice. Everybody gets a voice,” Juanita Broaddrick, who was allegedly raped by former president Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas, and is only now being believed by leftists who were doubtful before, fired back with a blistering pair of tweets.
Broaddrick was responding to this tweet, which noted Winfrey’s remarks:
Here are some more thoughts from folks on Twitter:
Isn’t it funny how sexual crimes and abuses can be so easily swept under the rug when the left has to choose between being principled and furthering their agenda?
Oprah was a huge fan of the former president and even invited him on her show where he bragged openly about using a therapist to help with his marriage.
She even interviewed Clinton, asking him about the impact the Monica Lewinsky scandal had on him, but never brought up the other accusations and women who claimed to be victimized by him.
At the end of the day, liberals aren’t willing to hold themselves accountable to their own standards, but they’ll go to great lengths to ensure everyone else is forced to stick to them.
If Oprah really cared about women’s rights, about women having a voice, she would’ve listened to the victims of our former president, allowing them to come on her show and share their stories from their own perspectives.
This little Golden Globes speech is simply too little, too late.