Over at Catholic and Enjoying It. Like many, Mark jumped on the Roy Moore accusations, not just to demand Moore's head, but to use the scandal to attack Trump, Trump supporters, conservatives and American conservative Christians. Like many, Mark said it was time to put aside the need for evidence, proof or due process. When those icky types are accused, it's enough that they're icky types, and it's time to hie to the gallows.
Like the overwhelming majority of modern punditry, both right and left, Mark has also been stunningly silent about the myriad accusations against liberal pundits, politicians, activists, entertainers, and high profile personnel. Like so many who were quick to link Moore to entire swaths of American conservative culture, Mark has said nothing about these accusations against liberals and what it means about American liberalism. The most Mark did was link to a rather nondescript article that talked of the rock era tendency to sex after teenage girls. But nothing about rock and liberalism, liberal culture or the ideological similarities in the laundry list of recent accusations.
And that's fine. I'm OK with this. I think this says something about our culture as a whole. Both the accusations, and the fact that we have no clear understanding of what is right or wrong behavior on any given day, or a desire to even sort it out before we destroy lives. All of those, to me, are symptomatic of a nation that long ago put punditry over principle. So I have no problem if people aren't saying the list of liberals accused proves X about liberalism.
My problem is that they did just that against conservatives and evangelicals. Conservatives and liberals alike, never-Trumpers and left wing activists, all were happy to draw a straight line from Roy Moore to anyone and everything Right of center, guilty as accused.
Mark demonstrates this partisanship and, quite frankly, lunacy in spades. Not only has he avoided anything at all about the multiple accusations post-Moore, including his own folk hero Garrison Keillor, but he has continued to funnel all wrath and hatred at Moore, Trump, Trump supporters, conservatives and American conservative Christians, as if nobody else has been accused.
Pre-posting update: Jonah Goldberg, hardly sympathetic to Trump and the gang, nonetheless noticed the same trend.