The Corner

My Boy Bill

Yep, just been reading the woman’s deposition in the Bill O’Reilly case.

There is all sorts of fishy stuff here. Her lawyer, Benedict Morelli, is

said to be a big Dem donor — but then, what trial lawyer isn’t?

Result-wise, I suppose the whole thing rests on whether she has tapes. If

she has, it’s bad for Bill. If she hasn’t, I think a fair assumption –

given what a hate figure O’Reilly is to the foam-flecked Left–is that

it’s all a shakedown.

The thing that strikes me most forcefully, though, is what a silly racket

this whole “sexual harassment” business is. The deposition claims that:

“Plaintiff sustained conscious pain and suffering, physical injury, great

mental distress, shock, fright, and humiliation.” “Physical

injury”? For goodness’ sake! Even if everything in this deposition were true, I can’t see why it would rise to the level of a tort. It would just — and I

repeat, this is EVEN IF it were all true — be a guy behaving obnoxiously.

When did women cease to be able to deal with that? The very few times I’ve

been obnoxious to women, they gave as good as they got, and then some. But

then, my pockets are barely an inch deep.

I must say, though, after reading this deposition, I shall never feel quite

the same way about falafel…

Most Popular

U.S.

G-File Mailbag: The Results of a Bad Idea

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Including those of you just standing there eating Zarg nuts), I had a bad idea. It wasn’t a terrible idea, like asking a meth addict ... Read More
Politics & Policy

How Democrats Can Blow It in 2020

Donald Trump probably can’t win the 2020 presidential election, but the Democrats can lose it. What I mean is that in a contest between Trump and a generic Democrat, Trump would almost surely lose if the current political climate holds through 2020. According to a Fox News poll this week, 38 percent of ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Collusion Scenario

It has become an article of faith in some quarters on the right -- well, most -- that the Mueller investigation has found no evidence of collusion with Russia and has accordingly shifted gears to process crimes like lying to the FBI or obstruction of justice. Having decided that this must be true, many have ... Read More
Immigration

Democrats’ Border-Barrier Flip-Flop

Is steel more moral than concrete? House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said last week that she and other Democrats consider a border wall “immoral.” But some of the same Democrats who decry President Donald J. Trump’s proposed concrete wall as a 30-foot-tall human-rights violation actually ... Read More