[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Sign-in]  [Mail]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

JUST NOW: Bongino Notices Something About Trump Shooting No One Noticed

GOP sen demands Biden admin be ‘held accountable’ for secret service misstep

Dubai Princess calls out infidelity in public split, uses Triple Talaq to end marriage

The EU Is Facing A Looming Gas Supply Crisis

Los Angeles Filming Bust Deepens With Sharp Decline In Reality TV

Ultra-Processed Foods Linked To Increased Risks For 32 Health Conditions

Biden Nomination Odds Collapse On Reports Of Imminent Withdrawal, Harris Reportedly Vetting Running Mates

Survivors tell of al-Mawasi massacre horror

Republican Hawks Want Mike Pompeo and Tom Cotton in Trumps Cabinet

Cops Radioed "Blanket Tactical Channel" About Shooter After Rooftop Confrontation, Yet Nothing Was Done

New 'Proof' Against U.S. Secret Service; Sniper 'Saw' Trump Shooter But 'Did Nothing'

Jewish Mercenaries Commit Majority of War Crimes in Gaza [New Report]

'Top Jewish Republican' Says His Goal is to Keep the GOP's 'Tucker Carlson-Wing' Out of Power

Russian TV Station Interview with Victoria Nuland, says "Trump Will Not Be President" - Days before Assassination Attempt!

Tucker RIPS LINDSEY GRAHAM: Why the Swamp HATES J.D. Vance!

Trump cover-up escalates as photo editor at popular publication 'wants to ban iconic raised fist photo for making GOP nominee look too good'

Local Rhode Island Officials Criticize Biden's Wind Farm Initiatives

Scandal Erupts: Newsom's $24 Billion Homeless Spending Unaccounted For, Vetoes Crucial Audit Bill

Pepe Escobar: Iwo Jima 2.0 - What Story Is This Picture Telling?

US Intels Attempt to Scapegoat Iran With Trump Murder Plot Claim Smells Like Iraqi WMDs 2.0

JUST IN: Adam Schiff Gets DEVASTATING News In His Campaign For Senate

Butler, PA Township Commissioner Says Their Officers Were For Handling Traffic Only, Not Provide Security For The Roof

WATCH: Trumps Oldest Granddaughter Gets Standing Ovation After Moving Speech At RNC

Its A Bitcoin Play: Mark Cuban On Why Silicon Valley Is Supporting Trump

Would-Be Assassin Was Caught Bringing Laser Rangefinder Into Trump Rally Three Hours Before Shooting: Report

Two Illegal Immigrants Arrested In Relation To Hit-And-Run Death Of Beloved Nashville Restaurant Owner

Biden Forgets His Secretary Of Defenses Name, Calls Him The Black Man

California teachers were right to severely punish girl, 7, for writing these words under Black Lives Matter drawing

Secret Service tells senators they identified shooter roughly 50 mins before Trump took rally stage, sources say

Trump assassination plot unraveled: Shepard Ambellas reveals exact multiple shooter positions, trajectories

Pious Perverts
See other Pious Perverts Articles

Title: E. Jean Carroll’s behavior is proof that mainstream media has gone mad
Source: [None]
URL Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/new ... ior-is-proof-that-mainstream-/
Published: Jul 2, 2019
Author: R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
Post Date: 2024-01-24 07:21:49 by Ada
Keywords: None
Views: 59

There are a lot of odd stories making the rounds these days. How about the odd stories that E. Jean Carroll has accumulated around her? Unlike any of the other commentators esteeming her of late, I have known her since the early 1960s, when I went to Indiana University with Jean, as she was then called.

She was a cheerleader and hung around the swim team. At some point, apparently in the 1990s, she became a writer and acquired the “E” before her name. Writers from Indiana have been doing that since at least 1967. Now she has come out with a book, and part of the rollout is to claim that Donald Trump raped her. He denied it and in fact said he had never known her. Well, I have, both in the early 1960s and in the 1990s.

Of course, the mainstream media has again gone mad, though Anderson Cooper may have sobered the media up a bit when he interviewed E. Jean Carroll on his CNN show and questioned her pedestrian reference to being raped. He attempted to clarify her experience by insisting rape is a “violent assault.” To which the alleged victim of a rape in Bergdorf Goodman’s department store, over 24 years ago, in the busy store’s lingerie section, made the following statement. With a weird expressionless face she replied, “I think most people think of rape as being sexy.” Mr. Cooper began a hasty retreat. E. Jean went on oblivious as to the discomfort she was causing, “They think of the fantasies.” Mr. Cooper collapsed into incoherence. Then she added, “You’re fascinating to talk to.” I thought I heard him say, tsk tsk.

Who put Anderson Cooper in this mess?

Incidentally, E. Jean is 75 years old. Her advice column appearing in a women’s magazine was heavily absorbed with sex, and one look at her today would tell most Americans to keep their distance. As I say, there are a lot of odd stories going the rounds.

How about the emergence of electric scooters on the streets of most American cities today? If you have a credit card you can ride one on the street with cars and trucks all around you. You can also ride your scooter on the sidewalks — it is against the law in some municipalities, but how is a police officer to stop you? The police have more serious infractions to pursue.

Moreover, of a sudden electric scooters are waiting for their riders on street corners all over the country and after a rider is finished with his ride he just leaves the vehicle wherever he might be. Possibly he is stopped in the middle of a street. Possibly he is stopped on a busy corner. Scooter drivers just leave scooters wherever they care to discard them. Pedestrians beware.

Few cities have taken the time to regulate where these public nuisances might be left. An increasing number of pedestrians are taking umbrage at their presence on sidewalks, on street corners, in doorways. Now the indignados are knocking them over, throwing them in nearby rivers, burning them. I have even heard of them being thrown off buildings. I can sympathize with the anger they arouse.

The casualty list is mounting. Scooters are the most dangerous vehicles on the streets today. They are even more dangerous than bicycles. On sidewalks they are a menace to pedestrians. On the street they are a menace to pedestrians and to themselves. Suffice to say they are a traffic hazard.

City governments all over the country have been caught off guard by the sudden onslaught of people whizzing down streets often two or three abreast. Most cities have been blindsided by this technological prodigy. Laws need to be devised. Laws need to be enforced. And the time for doing this is now, before any more people get killed.

To begin with, some age standards should be established. Licensing is in order for both the drivers and the vehicles. Safety equipment should be required. Headgear should be required. One should not be allowed to breeze down a sidewalk, and when driving a scooter down a street the driver of a scooter should stay within his lane and abide by the speed limit. Where there are bike lanes a scooter should do as bicyclists do to stay within the lanes.

Now what does E. Jean Carroll have to do with electric scooters? They both need headgear.

• R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. He is the author most recently of “The Death of Liberalism,” published by Thomas Nelson Inc.

Copyright © 2024 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Sign-in]  [Mail]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register]