CNN’s Brian Stelter says that people who are slamming the media in response to the bombshell allegations against Roy Moore are doing so because its much easier than addressing the misconduct he has been accused of.
In the hours after Washington Post released their extensively-sourced report on Moore, several conservative figures ran to Moore’s defense by attacking the media, questioning the timing of the allegations, or else shrugging off the implication that Moore had a sexual interest in teenagers. Stelter appeared on New Day to discuss this, and he wondered how Moore’s defenders will look back on themselves if the allegations turn out to be true.
“These commentators…they’d rather talk about the media than the alleged molestation. That’s a much more convenient topic for them but I think everybody sees through it,” said Stelter. “The Washington Post‘s reporters were not out looking for this. They were actually profiling Roy Moore, talking to voters when they started to hearing about the rumors. These rumors had existed in Alabama circles for years. The Washington Post stumbled upon it, they didn’t seek it out.”
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