It's getting pretty treacherous out there in the land of news, fake news, hypocrisy, accusations, and double standards. Recently, self-described libertarian Milo Yiannopoulos lost a lucrative book deal, his gig at Brietbart, and his speaking slot at CPAC after a video emerged of him talking about receiving sexual attention and abuse from a Catholic priest.
However, yesterday TruthRevolt's Trey Sanchez reported that famous Progressive Bill Maher also had a pedophile-defending segment on his ABC show, Politically Incorrect. Sanchez transcribed the video:
“Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher from Seattle, who is in jail because she is in love. That’s how I view it. I admit that it’s unorthodox — she is 35, the boy is 14, he was younger when they started [having sex]… But she is pregnant again, that was the story this week, with the second child by this boy. So, basically they’re having a family and they’re keeping the mother in jail because she won’t conform to what society feels should be the perfect American family.”
When one of Maher's guests used the "r word" to describe the encounter, Maher said, “Rape? Come on!” He then claimed it's not possible for a woman to rape a boy.
Now, another big celebrity, this time anti-Trump actor George Takei is found to be somehow defending what seems like pedophilic activity. On Howard Stern's show, the actor talks about going to summer camp when his counselor (who is "18 or 19") stays behind to sexually abuse twelve year old Takei. When Stern asks Takei about the molestation, Takei insists it wasn't inappropriate since he found the perpetrator “attractive.”
(Interestingly, Takei says this was before he was certain of his sexuality - no doubt an event like this could help shape it.)
Though CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted that Takei's video was "horrifying," will the mainstream media excoriate Maher and Takei as they have Yiannopoulos?
Will Takei lose his sponsorship with Pizza Hut and Taco Bell? We're not holding our breath.