By Jon Keller

BOSTON (CBS) – Normally I don’t like to talk about the same topic two days in a row. But after Tuesday’s commentary about Donald Trump Jr’s comment that he’s more worried about his sons being hit with false accusations in the #MeToo era than he is about his daughters being sexually harassed, his father did him one better.

“It’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of. This is a very difficult time. What’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice. It really does. You could be somebody that was perfect your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something. Doesn’t necessarily have to be a woman, but somebody could accuse you of something and you’re automatically guilty,” the president said Tuesday.

trump Keller @ Large: A Scary Time For Young Men In America?

President Donald Trump speaks to the media on October 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The most recent study I could find about rape allegations based on FBI data found that on average over a four-year period, less than six-percent of those claims were deemed false after an investigation.

By that standard, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s claims have a better than nine in ten chance of being true. But only the most extreme voices out there are claiming Judge Kavanaugh is automatically guilty, as the president put it, based on her charges. What I hear is calls for investigation, and justifiable skepticism over his spin-laden, credibility-challenged denials.

The truth is, young men who don’t assault or harass women have little to be afraid of. And the elevation of that concern over the real issues facing women tells you all you need to know about the people doing it.

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Comments (4)
  1. Theodore Oule says:

    When the “call for an investigation” is done after the key caller for the investigation sat on the allegation for more than a month while the Senate discussed the the person accused tells you all you need to know about the senator that did the sandbagging.

    It is not complimentary.

    And if you are willing to excuse that sort of political game, Jon, you are part of the problem

    And since your are desperately avoiding saying anything about Senator Feinstein’s underhanded, unethical, and possibly rule breaking actions, it is becoming increasingly clear that you are just fine with that sort of gotcha game…

    I’ll admit that is gives the press a lot of column inches and sold papers, but it is still emblematic of how thoroughly corrupted our political processes have become.

    And the argument, Jon, is not about whether or not the accuser’s statements should be accorded a certain amount of credence. It is about automatically declaring the accused guilty for political reasons that is particularly offensive without corroborating the evidence that is being used to paint the accused as a monster.

    In Kavanaugh’s case, he has been previously investigated by the FBI six times. SIX TIMES. And this one makes the seventh.

    Did the FBI flub the first six? Were they politically motivated during the times of the previous six to overlook such meaningful allegations? Or were the allegations never surfaced?

    The FBI either does a good job at the vetting, or they don’t. If they do do a good job with the vetting, isn’t it safe to conclude that the current allegations are less-than-credible? If the FBI screwed up six investigations, why are people crying to have them do a seventh?

    You can’t have it seven different ways and expect to be credible.

    And with what has been leaking out of the latest investigation, it would appear that Bret Kavanaugh is, indeed, passing his seventh FBI probe.

    So what is going to be your next objection to his being seated? That doesn’t watch your commentaries?

  2. R Couch says:

    wonder what the guys in the Duke rape scam and the Rolling Stone rape scam think about what President Trump said and what the democrats are trying to pull on the judge

    1. Theodore Oule says:

      So, Jon…Where did my comment to Mr. Couch go?

      Did your staff not like the comment about TV producers trying to throw their weight around when they get caught doing something bad and threatening to put the cops on the news?

      My, my, getting a little sensitive, are we?

  3. Gerry Ayotte says:

    Jon Keller, You are wrong, as usual. All you MSM nitwits will try to slant your story to make it look more appealing to the low IQ masses to try to keep those ratings up. The truth is that if just one man’s life is destroyed or even just damaged by a false accusation, that is one too many. False allegations do two things. First, they accuse an innocent of a crime that didn’t happen. Second, they damage the credibility of REAL victims. You Demoncrats claim to be the party that cares about the “little guy”. In reality, you clearly don’t give a damn about anybody or anything except ratings. Stop cowering to the crazies and be a man.

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