Remember back when Brett Kavanaugh was being accused by every shady woman who ever went to school in the Georgetown area of every shady sexual assault a Democrat lawyer could dream up? Remember when the House Judiciary Committee put this poor guy on trial for crimes that – at best – were lacking any evidence at all to support them? Remember when legendary songstress Barbra Streisand came to Kavanaugh’s defense, telling the country to withhold judgement and urging us not to ruin a man’s career based on unproven allegations?
You probably don’t remember that last part because it didn’t happen. Instead, you probably remember Streisand being among Kavanaugh’s most vocal critics, saying at one point: “Trump said Kavanaugh and his family were tortured – what about the torture Dr. Ford has felt for all of these years after her attack?”
What a moving display of sympathy for the victim.
So it puzzled us to see Streisand take a much different tone when speaking to British newspaper The Times this week. Asked about the shocking child molestation allegations against Michael Jackson that were outlined in the HBO movie “Finding Neverland,” Streisand allowed for the fact that she believed the two victims – Wade Robson and James Safechuk – while also making sure we understood that, well, what happened wasn’t really all that bad!
“I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him?” Streisand said. “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has. You can say ‘molested’, but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”
As far as we know, romping on a bed with a kid who may or may not have been Brett Kavanaugh did not “kill” Dr. Ford, either. Furthermore, given that we know for a fact that Robson and Safechuk actually knew and hung out with Michael Jackson behind closed doors for years, their stories are about 1,000 times more credible than Ford’s. And we may not want to go too far down the path of comparing one sexual assault to another, but we’d be hard pressed to not say that years of child molestation is quantifiably worse than a little bit of forceful hugging as teenagers. Maybe it’s just us.
Asked if she harbored any anger towards Jackson, Streisand said: “It’s a combination of feelings. I feel bad for the children. I feel bad for him.”
Awesome. Apparently nuance and sympathy-for-the-attacker only come into play when the perp was a buddy of yours. If it’s a Republican, throw ‘em to the wolves.