Chris Matthews Just Called Julian Assange A Rapist
Edited on Mon Nov-29-10 07:37 PM by no limit
When talking about the wikileaks documents Matthews made the comment "what a guy this is, raping women, he's a rapist!". He didn't mention that the accusations against him "lacked substance" (Im quoting Swedish authorities) and that the warrent which was issued was quickly withdrawn because there was a lack of evidance and lack of credability in the accusations.
Our media really does a bang up job, you would think this type of shit would have some kind of consequences. But if such consequences existed Matthews would be out of the job for all the blow jobs that he performed for the Bush administration in the lead up to the Iraq war.
On edit: after he said it he did look at his producers and quickly added in "alleged rapist". Because alleged rapist is obviously much more flattering.
Folks on DU do that all the time. No need for investigations, presumption of innocence, trial, silly things like that, but only when the person is someone who is on the "Most Hated" list or is a member of a disfavored group.
unbelievable. Can you imagine what would happen if he or anyone else in the MSM said something like this about Sarah Palin? If they called Christine O'Donnell a thief? If they called Bush a war criminal?
22. But that's what happened, the warrant was thrown out, within a matter of hours.
Some authorities may be feeling the need to invesitage further and want to question him, that is fine, thats what they probably should do. But as far as I understand they are investigating sexual misconduct, not rape. Nor is he is not under arrest. The bottom line is that to call him a rapist is downright slander, and obviously Matthews knew that since he quickly walked it back in a the form of a denial nondenial.
And bring your accusation into a sovereign legal system. Then you can say that. I have no information on the accusations against Assange that isn't available to you or anyone else. Given the powerful enemies he's made, I'm pretty skeptical about them and I wouldn't be surprised that if the accusations are bogus, they were planted precisely so you can say 'alleged rapist' when mentioning his name. But I don't know that for sure, at least not yet.
There is at least one thread a week talking about some dumb-ass statement made by Matthews, all of us just need to stop watching the show. Its not that we disagree with him ideologically, its that hes really, really fucking stupid but thinks hes like this old-time professional journalist who asks really hard-hitting questions but just doesn't get that he is seen as a joke by almost everyone. Its really sad in a lot of ways which is why I try to just ignore him instead of getting pissed about it.
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