We’ve seen liberals engage in partisan hypocrisy before, but this has to take the cake.
So outraged and vocal was actress Alyssa Milano when the Kavanaugh hearings were going on that she actually had to attend them in person. She was so angry and loud during that whole debacle that she actually made herself relevant again – achieving a level of fame she hadn’t experienced since her days on “Who’s the Boss?” She was pretty much the poster child for “Accuse first, ask questions never,” and she was one of the most vocal proponents for the “Believe all women” line of BS that turned the #MeToo movement from a cultural touchstone into a dangerous joke.
Never ONCE did Milano suggest that there was even the slightest possibility that Kavanaugh might be innocent of the allegations brought by Christine Blasey Ford. Judging by her own tweets at that time, you would have thought that Milano had videotaped footage of that mysterious party that Ford and Kavanaugh supposedly attended together in the early 1980s.
“At the heart of the Kavanaugh accusations there’s a woman who has had to carry this for decades. She’s trying to do a service for her country by bringing this private story to the public & deserves the same respect, empathy, and kindness that all victims of sexual abuse deserve,” Milano tweeted in September 2018.
A few days later, she wrote: “The words #MeToo connected us through our pain. But they also connected us to our power. Today, once again, we must connect to that power. We are all Anita Hill. We are all Christine Blasey Ford. We have the power to stop Kavanaugh. Let’s get to work.”
We never heard Milano cautioning Americans to give Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt. We never heard her mention the words “due process.” No, no. Kavanaugh was guilty because he’d been accused. Period. End of story.
So how interesting it has been to see Milano’s story change in April 2020, when the accused man is Joe Biden.
In a podcast interview with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Milano explained that if there were any veracity to Tara Reade’s accusations against Biden, surely the mainstream media would be all over the story. Furthermore, she explain to both Cohen and her Twitter audience, that phrase “believe women” didn’t really mean what people took it to mean.
“#BelieveWomen does not mean everyone gets to accuse anyone of anything and that’s that. It means that our societal mindset and default reaction shouldn’t be that women are lying,” she tweeted on Monday. “I believe, along with many others in this space, that accusations need to be investigated with due process for the accused. This is the only way for the movement to work & create the change we are fighting for. Anything less puts the entire movement and women’s equality at risk.”
Wouldn’t it have been quicker to just write: “Yeah, I just used #MeToo as an excuse to try and stop an anti-abortion Supreme Court nominee from getting confirmed. I don’t actually believe in any of this crap. Come on, guys, you knew that, right?”
Because whether or not that’s what she said, that’s certainly what we took from it.