One day after Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart, a 1998 video has emerged of Bill Maher defending 35-year-old Mary Kay Letourneau for having sex with a 12-year-old boy
Yesterday, I made this blog post, where I wrote:
The recent sad, tragic, and shameful Milo Yiannopoulos situation shows that the right is far better than the left at policing its own
As soon as it was revealed that Milo Yiannopoulos had spoken in defense of adults having sex with underage children, the political right was universal in condemning his statements.
The American Conservative Union canceled his scheduled keynote address at its upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference.
Simon & Schuster canceled its planned publication of Milo’s upcoming book, which had previously shot to #1 at amazon just one day after it was first announced, and had later returned to #1 at amazon after the anti-Milo riots at UC Berkely.
And, perhaps most importantly of all, Yiannopoulos himself ended his employment relationship with Breitbart News.
So, as we can see, the political right did an excellent job of policing its own.
On the other hand, the political left often fails to police its own, and in fact, often does the exact opposite by honoring its own after their abhorrent behavior has been exposed, instead of condemning them.
I will now cite four specific examples of this: Roman Polanski, Hillary Clinton, Linda Sarsour, and Donna Hylton.
I then gave specific details of the horrible things that those four people on the political left had done. After that, I concluded with the following:
So in all four of these cases, instead of condemning the horrible things that these liberals had done, the political left honored them.
So yes, very much indeed, the right is far better than the left at policing its own.
So now, here we are, one day later, and this 1998 video has emerged of Bill Maher defending 35-year-old Mary Kay Letourneau for having sex with a 12-year-old boy:
So now, just one day after I wrote “the right is far better than the left at policing its own,” we have a chance to see if the left will react to Maher’s statements the same way that the right reacted to Yiannopoulos’s statements.
I won’t be holding my breath.
For the record, I have always enjoyed listening to both Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos, and I look forward to listening to what both of them have to say in the future. I wish that everyone supported free speech and intellectual diversity as much as Maher and Yiannopoulos do.