NBC’s Today covered Sunday night’s Grammy Awards — the music industry’s shindig that I mark my calendar each year to be sure to miss — under the labels “The Grammys Get Political” and “Music & #MeToo Movement Take Center Stage.”
Reuters declared that “the surprise star of the night was former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reading from Michael Wolff’s controversial book Fire and Fury.”
That the music industry wraps their product in partisan politics? Their business. And to be fair, Hillary’s part of the skit was actually kinda funny.
What’s not so funny? Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Wolff lionized as exemplary #MeTooers . . . while being the opposite.
First, were Grammy organizers oblivious to the breaking story that Hillary Clinton overruled her 2008 campaign manager to keep, rather than fire, a male employee accused of sexual harassment, ultimately reassigning the female victim, instead? To make matters worse, in tweets Mrs. Clinton seemed to take great credit for the young woman being “heard.”
Liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus called Hillary’s response “head-exploding stuff.”
Second, CNN reports that the author of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff, “has been spreading a rumor that the President of the United States is having an affair, and in a coyly worded exchange on Real Time With Bill Maher implied that it was with [U.N. Ambassador Nikki] Haley.” Wolff told Maher that he was “absolutely sure” of it . . . but not quite certain enough to put it in the book.
Haley, the former South Carolina Governor, called the rumor “false” and “disgusting,” noting it is an age-old, sexist slap against women.
So, why were Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Wolff celebrated on this stage?
And not Nikki Haley?
Makes no sense. I’m Paul Jacob.