FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her husband former President Bill Clinton, greet supporters after voting in Chappaqua, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Yesterday, my colleague Nick Arama posted on the recent photos that revealed Bill Clinton not only on Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express” private jet, but also showed the former president posing with a sex slave that Epstein was then currently abusing.
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton poses with Epstein’s ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell and a sex slave on board private jet the ‘Lolita Express’ https://t.co/dxIyqDy953
— The Sun US (@TheSunUS) January 8, 2020
While this particular woman (now 40) says that Clinton himself didn’t abuse her, it sure seems newsworthy that he’d be on the same plane with Epstein while these girls were present. Why else would a group of young, underaged girls (in some cases) be flying around with them? Bill Clinton is a lot of things. Dumb is not one of them and the idea that he was just oblivious to what was going on doesn’t begin to pass the smell test.
But if you had the legacy media doing a complete blackout of this story, despite the obvious implications, collect your winnings at the window.
I did a quick perusal of Google and found that not a single major legacy outlet covered this story. Not CNN, not any of the broadcast networks, not MSNBC, not the Times, not the Post, not the LA Times, not USA Today, and I could keep going. Fox News did cover it.
A former president with credible allegations of rape against him, who had an affair with an intern while in office, is shown pictured with a literal sex slave and it doesn’t even warrant a quick write-up. But the media isn’t biased, right?
As I wrote some months back, the way the media have treated the Epstein case is not only garbage, but harmful to the victims. By only seeing the story as newsworthy when they could somehow tie it to Trump, they reduced real victims and real perpetrators to just another partisan tool against the President. When it became clear that Trump wasn’t implicated (aside from simply knowing Epstein like all high rollers in New York knew Epstein), they moved on completely.
Bill Clinton being photographed on an airplane known for catering to the abuse of girls, while also being shown pictured with one, should be front-page news. If this were any Republican, no matter how long out of office, it’d be eliciting wall to wall coverage, and that’d be warranted. This isn’t a joke. These are real people who were abused and Clinton needs to be made to answer a lot of questions.
But the media are so invested in Democrat politics and so dishonest in their pursuit of their own partisan gains, that they’ll black out this big story and pretend it never happened. It’s disgusting.