Stormy Daniels puts a stake in the Hollywood #MeToo movement
The swooning liberals and frothing "mainstream media" are risible in their shameless hypocrisy. Quick, in the past, to support denials of then President Clinton's putative acts of rape, indecent exposure, and abuse of power while providing cover for Hillary Clinton's denigration of those accusers, they are now breathlessly inhaling and probing every nanosecond of Stormy Daniels's implausible account of a liaison with President Trump.
While this story is clearly devastating, if true, to Melania Trump, their son, and other family members, the rest of us are not married to the president. America voted for Donald Trump for the policies he espoused and is now fulfilling – not for faithfulness, or the lack thereof, to his wife. After Clinton's wanton peccadilloes and Barack Obama's seemingly chaste personal life but open hostility toward America, Trump is the warrior America has been waiting to embrace.
Anderson Cooper's interview of Stormy Daniels was odd. One could only conclude that Cooper's question relating to unprotected sex was the setup for the appearance of a soon to be produced DNA-laced item. Yet unprotected sex with a known porn star doesn't quite sync with Trump's "clean freak" reputation.
More revelatory, regardless, was Stormy's strong , though inconsistent, denial of victimhood. Emphatically, she declared that she was not a victim. (Thus, nothing, if anything occurred, was criminal.) According to her, she went to Trump's hotel room alone, willingly. Trump dangled the possibility of her appearance on his television show, The Apprentice. Stormy claimed she didn't want to have sex with Trump but did so because she thought of the liaison as a "business deal." Thereafter, no deal, no sex.
Hollywood has already scripted this scenario. Only in Hollywood do aspiring actresses (and perhaps actors) knowingly and willingly exchange sexual favors for fame, fortune, and brilliant careers and then, many decades later, describe themselves as victims. These people went alone to hotel rooms and transacted business. Yet many years later, they freely denounce the men with whom they made the bargain, willingly and knowingly.
That doesn't make the exchange right, but it doesn't make them victims, either. One meets in an office or a hotel lobby to discuss a role or negotiate a contract. Not in a hotel bedroom.
Naturally, the mainstream media feted the Hollywood stars of the #MeToo movement as heroines akin to military warriors. More accurately, they were immoral in a different way. They made a deal, received their bargain, and then reneged. They were not victims.