By James Mullin
This Thursday (January 10), in prime time, the unthinkable happened: ABC ran a two-hour special describing what a screw-up, perv, and narcissist William Jefferson Clinton was. A parade of ABC reporters and news folks chimed in, clucking how awful he really was at heart.
But isn’t this the network of George Stephanopoulos (the unbiased news anchor), Martha Raddatz (crying on live TV at the loss of Hillary Clinton in 2016), and Chris (the lesser) Cuomo? How can this be? Has the North Pole shifted? Has the sun darkened? It was truly hilarious to watch the parade of objective ABC notables solemnly intoning what a reprobate Bill was throughout the Lewinsky fiasco. It raises the question: where were they in the 1990s, when he was apparently molesting and raping his way from Arkansas north to D.C., and jeopardizing U.S. national security along the way (blackmail, anyone?)? And it raises the yet more tantalizing question of what has changed. Why now?
Despite the left’s inevitable ability to shoot itself in the foot (hats off to Mr. Maduro and the Chuck and Nancy “American Gothic” tableau), I’m still of the belief that there is some semi-intelligent if not beneficent being (Soros, Bloomberg, Gates, Buffett, Zuckerberg, Kim Jong-il, Pee-wee Herman) that holds the strings behind the political-educational-media-cultural shift that has been ongoing in the U.S. and the West at large since the 1930s. Take a few steps back, and it’s hard to miss it. If that’s the case, then someone has decided that the Clintons are (finally) out. But who is in?
Clearly, a sea change is coming. Last night did everything but announce it with trumpets. The question is, why, and why now?