While I have a few backlogged posts I've been working on for a few months -- even in my head -- it's been an eventful few days. Donald Trump's unearthed comments, whether an unserious "joke" or not, were horrid. Simply put, I cringe at a man's comment that he grabs a woman "by the p---y." For the record, I also cringe at any woman's comment about grabbing a man "by the b---s," although we all know that too many people don't bat an eyelash upon hearing that.
While I don't know if Hillary Clinton has ever made such a comment, it appears she's said plenty of things, usually in a rage, that Trump or any other man would be castigated for. The Intercept has just such a list of quotations attributed to HRC, taken from books written about the (first?) Clinton White House. Even with words slightly censored, I apologize for the implied profanity, anti-male slurs, and anti-semitism:
"F**k off! It's enough that I have to see you ****-kickers every day, I'm not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut." -- (American Evita by Christopher Anderson, page 90. Hillary yells at State Troopers after one allegedly told her "Good Morning.")
"Where's the miserable c*ck sucker?" -- (The Truth About Hillary by Edward Klein, page 5. Hillary Clinton screams this at a Secret Service agent.)
"Stupid k**e." -- (Hillary Clinton: The Other Woman by Dolly Kyle. Hillary used the epithet about Jewish people.)
If she's still (allegedly) making such comments, we don't know, but her campaign has been busy constructing a rather extensive naughty-and-nice list of members of the MSM. Glenn Greenwald's piece also explains that the campaign is also giving marching orders to their media allies:
At times, Clinton’s campaign staff not only internally drafted the stories they wanted published but even specified what should be quoted “on background” and what should be described as “on the record.”
Yes, Trump makes many of us ill. But one of the many problems with him is that he is allowing the mainstream media to ignore Clinton's many indiscretions. They would be attempting to do so regardless of who her opponent was, but another opponent wouldn't be making it this damn easy for them.