Grounds for insanity

November 13, 2017

Judge Roy Moore went on Sean Hannity’s radio show, where he adamantly denied ever knowing the woman who made the charge against him and denounced it as a false partisan hit job.

However, some of Moore’s defenders felt he made a mistake in agreeing to the interview because his lawyerly claim that he “generally” didn’t date teenagers in his 30s damaged his credibility. Hannity got praise even from his usual critics for his tough line of questioning.

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However this eventually shakes out, it’s always a bad idea for commercial enterprises to take political stands. The coffee maker company Keurig pulled its ads from Sean Hannity’s show because he interviewed Roy Moore. Keurig’s actions inspired Moore supporters to post videos of them smashing their Keurig coffee makers.

What’s the upshot? Keurig lost a lot of customers for seemingly attacking due process and the practice of journalism, while thousands of Republicans now need to buy new coffeemakers. This is why mixing politics with business is generally considered grounds for insanity.

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  • William Rohman

    11/15/2017 12:16 PM

    I watched the entire interview and his comments of asking a girls mother for permission to date her daughter bothered me as ladies his age were pretty independent and didn't need parental permission to date. So, how old were these girls and why would a 32 year old man want to date teeny boppers??? Also, his lapses of memory bothered me. At 83, I have a pretty clear memory of what happened forty years ago and before. However, right now,the media and Republican establishment are busy violating his Constitutional rights by treating him as already guilty prior to a proper trial which would prove whether he is guilty or not. Without a proper trial, right now he is to be presumed innocent.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    11/14/2017 08:47 PM

    Although I didn't watch the Hannity inteview, it seems Judge Moore could have been more judicious in his responses. But the left has already indicted and convicted the Judge. Why does jurisprudence disappear when the accused is a Conservative? As for Keurig, they will learn not to take sides in a culture war. Just ask Target.

  • Julia Everett

    11/14/2017 05:09 PM

    Would be nice if he offered to take a lie detector test...just saying

  • Daniel T Winfield

    11/14/2017 10:59 AM

    Herman Cain all over again: The sex allegations against Moore sound just like the sex allegations against the black GOP candidate for president in primaries, Herman Cain. Several women were dredged up, until he withdrew from the race. At that point, the women disappeared. The episode was meant to destroy Cain, and it did, though he was never proven guilty. When he withdrew, it stopped. Now comes allegations which Republican Establishment Senators are using to call for Moore to withdraw, because they hate Constitutional Conservative Christians who're on the Right. They hate Trump, too. They oppose his agenda. They stopped repeal of Obamacare. They may stop Trump's rax revision. But here, unamerican Senators are calling for Moore to withdraw from the race for the Senate, not based on him being guilty, or proven guilty, but based on their hate for the Right and Christians and fear of the power of sexual allegations. Moore is the Alabama judge who refused to take down the 10 Commandments, so he is hated for that, by those who want him out. I do hope he is innocent, but the liberal, left-wing Washington Post, which created this mess, will not rest until they destroy the man.

  • Barbara Fine

    11/14/2017 09:02 AM

    I believe that Judge Roy Moore is completely innocent of these FALSE accusations. I have red hkis book "So Help Me God", and I am convinced that a man could not write this book, taking the stand he took and then lie about his innocense involving this woman/women who, I believe are lying themselves. I pray that the voters in Alabama can see through this scheme to defeat him. We need him in our U.S. Senate desperately.