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Mika Brzezinski Is Wondering If We Need To Believe All Women

MSNBC's Morning Joe anchor has concern with the #MeToo movement going forward.

The Howie Carr Show
December 08, 2017 - 5:50 pm

     Today MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski was speaking about the Al Franken resignation when she described her concerns with the #MeToo movement. Mika described how she was concerned about the movement going too far. She began with the reading of a Washington Post article, and then went on to reflect on the writing in her own words.

"All this time ... we've never really talked about the woman who first came out against Al Franken. ... I'm surprised that you think a comedian's picture of a performer, Playboy model who goes on Hannity, who voted for Trump, you know, I see some politics there. But I haven't brought that up every step of the way because, of course, in this #metoo environment, you must always just believe the women. And I think that there's a lot of reasons why we need to look at the women seriously and believe them, and in many cases — like for example, I spoke to accusers [of] Mark Halperin, which he admits to a lot of what he's accused of doing. I spoke to them; I believe them. I'm just wondering if all women need to be believed, and I'm concerned that we are being the judge, the jury, and the cops here, and so did Senate Democrats getting ahead of their skis, and trust me, Kirsten Gillibrand, I want you to run for president, but you've gotta keep it real."

"I would appreciate if senators, Democratic senators, would say "the photo is too dangerous, we recognize the work that he’s done for women" — I have a list of legislation he sponsored for victims of domestic violence and rape survivors — "We appreciate his work. At this time, right now, that picture is too politically damaging, and we'd prefer if he step aside." That would have been a more honest way of asking him to step down. In my opinion, just my opinion, I feel like we are ... we've got a machine gun [out] and we're just going around the room with every man that perhaps we don't like politically. I don't know." - Mika Brzezinski this morning on Morning Joe

     It's unknown whether or not there are ulterior motives behind certain accusers, and there may be no way to be sure. The trouble with the society we've created is the rise of the practice of "trial by internet." A world in which we can ruin lives and careers by just pointing a finger and accusing is a scary thing. If sexual assault allegations are found to be true then, by all means, punish in the appropriate way. With that being said, not allowing a process of innocent until someone is proven guilty sets a dangerous precedent that one day we all may be swallowed up in. 

Here is the Morning Joe segment mentioned.

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