Accuracy in Media

Just like Hillary Clinton who on Tuesday glossed over a question about sexual assault by Democrats—including her husband Bill, the liberal media ignored a press conference in Washington on Wednesday morning held by the Media Equality Project featuring three women who have accused the former president of sexual assault.

The women-Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Leslie Milwee have been receiving increased interest in their claims after the rash of sexual assault allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Joe Barton (R-TX) as well as the revelation that Congress has paid out over $17 million dollars in the past ten years to settle claims made against current and former members.

Broaddrick has been receiving the most support lately with the New York Times columnist Michele Goldberg writing a couple of weeks ago that she feels a lot of guilt for not believing her story when she went public in 1999.

All of the women spoke in some detail about their assaults and called on Franken and Conyers to resign immediately as well as for Bill Clinton to be stripped of his presidential pension.

Conservative Florida activist Terry Beatley spoke about the taxpayer-funded payouts and urged Rep. Barbara Comstock who has overseen over $2 million of the settlements to provide a list of the names of the sexual abusers that she has kept secret since she has been in charge.

When asked what she thought of the turnout, Media Equalizer co-founder Melanie Morgan who organized Wednesday’s press conference asked the press in attendance if any of them were from NBC, ABC, CNN, CBS or PBS—which none of them were.

Morgan was also disappointed that Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), and Reps. Jackie Speier, (D-CA) Kathleen Rice (D-NY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Melanie Sloan, head of the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility who have spoken out against sexual abuse never responded to the group’s invitation to attend the press conference and show their support for these victims.

After the press conference, the group went to Sen. Franken’s office to demand his resignation.

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