Breitbart: We only defended a pedophile to protect Trump from his accusers
Among the biggest losers in the Alabama Senate race were the alt-right Trump loyalists at Breitbart, who stuck with GOP nominee Roy Moore even after the allegations that he stalked and molested teenage girls surfaced. But to hear it from Breitbart now, it had no choice in the matter, for one key reason: if Moore […]
But to hear it from Breitbart now, it had no choice in the matter, for one key reason: if Moore was rejected for being a sexual predator, it would have to reject Trump too.
Alex Marlow, host of Breitbart’s satellite radio show, expounded on this, insisting there was “no option to throw Judge Moore under the bus.”
Because if it did so, “the left is going to use it to take out President Trump.”
“There was never any reason to cave unless you have a — unless you would like President Trump to get removed from office, and if not even removed from office, at least have massive distractions from his agenda so that we never accomplish anything for the remainder of the president’s term,” Marlow continued.
Though he did admit that Moore was “a terrible candidate” with “all the baggage,” Marlow also offered a patently false claim that one of Moore’s accusers had forged his message to her in her yearbook.
But even putting that aside, this is an absolutely ridiculous reason to accept sexual misconduct. The argument essentially amounts to “because someone else we like does it, too.”
And the folks at Breitbart certainly did not think it was so obvious that Moore was a terrible candidate when they were backing him in the primary against sitting appointee Luther Strange. Or when they took credit for getting him the nomination. Or when one of their senior editors said it was okay for Moore pursue children if he was single. Or when that same editor compared Moore’s fixation with teenage girls to Ringo Starr. Or when Breitbart chief Steve Bannon took the stage in Midland City and attacked Ivanka Trump for criticizing Moore.
Breitbart can spin the situation as they wish, but the fact is that it is one of the biggest reasons Alabama now has a Democratic senator. And its support for an accused pedophile, and its pathetic attempts at excusing it, will follow the brand forever.
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