Monday, December 18, 2017

Guilt by Accusation is the New Norm

Prior to the presidential election last year, candidate Hillary Clinton declared that all women who claim to have been sexually assaulted “have the right to be believed.”

This year, a #MeToo movement of sexual harassment victims has swept the nation, and a tsunami of such accusations has swept the halls of power from Washington D.C. to Hollywood – with no sign of it abating. In its wake are disgraced men from Matt Lauer to Harvey Weinstein to Al Franken, their careers all justly destroyed by women who finally found the courage to speak out.

But is the search for justice becoming a witch – or rather, warlock – hunt? Is the line between sexual assault and simple flirtation becoming dangerously blurred, ruining the lives of innocent victims?

Daniel Greenfield, Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, says that guilt by association is becoming the new norm, and that we shouldn’t believe all women or all men. “Believe All Women is a terrible idea,” he states in his latest article for FrontPage Magazine. [more...

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