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MSNBC reporter downplays accusation against Franken … MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt downplayed the allegations against Franken not once but twice on air yesterday. She called the incident, of which there is photographic proof, “mock groping.” We have a credible accusation by Leeann Tweeden against a sitting United States senator, with photographic evidence of the incident, and Hunt calls it “mock.” Unbelievable. You have to see it to believe it.

Um ... what happened to “believing women”? Here’s how Tweeden described it: “He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep. I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?” If this was a liberal accuser and a GOP senator, would this have been classified as “mock groping?” No, it would be a 24/7 news cycle for days.

That didn’t last long … Huffington Post contributor David Fagin said that the accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against Sen. Al Franken shouldn’t be believed. Why? Because, he says, the accusations came from Trump supporters. The piece — since deleted — lives on at Come for the conspiracy theory, and stay for the blatant victim-shaming.

Open disdain for common sense … As we learn more about the sexual harassment scandals rocking Capitol Hill, Mike Pence’s long-standing rule of never being alone with a woman not his wife looks more and more like a good idea — a point that Fox News’ Brit Hume made on Twitter. The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau chief, Amanda Terkel, vehemently disagrees. Common sense isn’t exactly the Huffington Post’s strong suit.

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