By Peggy Ryan September 24, 2018
The novel The Godfather tells the story of a Mafia don or boss, Vito Corleone, and how he runs "the business." One of the most famous lines from the movie is the Godfather explaining how he'll prevail, how he'll get what he asks for: "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."
One such offer is made to a big band leader who won't release Vito's godson from a contract: $10,000 to sign the release. When the offer's refused, Vito goes back to the band leader with his enforcer, Luca Brasi. Luca holds a gun to the man's head, and Vito explains that either his brains or his signature will be on the contract.
The media are the Democrats' Luca Brasi, the #MeToo movement the gun.
Democrats have repeatedly warned the GOP not to confirm Judge Kavanaugh, but Republicans aren't getting the message. Send in the muscle.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford steps forward to say she was attacked by Kavanaugh at a drunken episode somewhere, sometime, somehow. Dr. Ford claims that 36 years ago or thereabouts, she was assaulted by two boys, who, stumbling drunk, jumped on top of her and tried to undress her. One horrifying detail is that one boy (Judge Kavanaugh) covered her mouth so no one could hear her scream............Whether Judge Kavanaugh's confirmed or not, Senate leaders have allowed his reputation to be sullied, the only black mark on a great man's record.
They've let media broadcast this travesty for more than a week – wall-to-wall coverage of the smear............Read more