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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 22, 2014, 12:04 PM

22. at this point though

how can we possibly know the truth. We have a whole bunch of he said - she said. And none of the "she said" people said anything in real time - which would have allowed the collection of actual physical evidence. Can we KNOW the truth based on the idea that "these women are willing to testify in court, so they must be telling the truth"?

So nobody ever lies under oath?

Or can we KNOW the truth based on the idea that "there is more than one, (or two, or five) accusers, so they must be telling the truth"?

So there is NOT more than one dishonest person in this country?

Consider another "serial rapist" - Bill Clinton.

Well, there was Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Gennifer Flowers, and at least one other woman whose name escapes me (and is not being mentioned in wiki). The widow on the elevator. She was all over the media, was on Hardball for half an hour trashing Clinton. Heck, even years later in 2004 when Clinton's biography "My Life" came out the local CBS news affiliate in KC quoted her as saying "It should have been called 'My lies'"

I credit Somerby for pointing out - even the special prosecutor, who was doing his best to get Clinton's scalp - did NOT think that her story was credible.

Which doesn't, of course, stop the media from, even in 2004, giving her airtime to slime the former President.

Then, of course, there was Clinton, who solemnly stood before the nation and said "I did not have sex with that woman ..." I remember thinking at the time "I sure hope he is telling the truth, but he is probably lying."

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