Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Court of Bad Editorials

The author of an editorial in The Jewish Forward declares that Mr. Herman Cain is both arrogant and playing the victim with his efforts to clear his name and reputation as a result of the allegations brought forth in recent days by several different women, all but one choosing to remain annonymous.

What the author of the TJF piece fails to respect is the fact that if Herman Cain is innocent of the allegations then he IS the victim here. One cannot automatically assume, as the author appears to do, that just because a person is adamant in their defense of innocence that makes them arrogant or someone playing the victim card. To take that kind of position would assume that every woman making such a charge against a man is telling the truth. I think we know that certainly isn't true. So, if you don't mind, unlike the person writing TJF editorial, I will wait until all the evidence is out in the open and, like our founding principals proclaim, a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, not the court of public opinion or the court of biased journalism.

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