Attorney General William Barr is an evil, evil man. Do you know that he once wrote a letter questioning the validity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment? Are you aware that he unfairly twisted Mueller’s words to make it sound as though the special counsel said…exactly what he actually said? Do you know that he refused to come testify before a bunch of rabid Democrats in Congress, because he knew it would be an absolute political circus?
Oh, you already knew all of that?
Hmm. Well did you know he is in favor of women getting raped with impunity on our nation’s college campuses?
Ah! Now we have your attention.
More specifically, NBC News’ Heidi Przybyla has your attention. She reported breathlessly on Thursday that Barr once offered a positive endorsement for a 2017 book entitled, “Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities.”
Przybyla warns: “Barr praised a 2017 book that claims colleges unfairly went after male student accused of sexual assault.”
Of course, the writers of the book were integral to the process of unraveling the Duke lacrosse rape hoax, so yeah, we’d say that was a prime example of how our campus rape hysteria has been chipping away at the concept of due process under the law, sure. And the climate has only gotten more extreme since then.
“Barr’s blurb has also raised concerns among some Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who said it should have been raised during his confirmation hearings last January,” the NBC article notes.
Okay, so let’s see this horrifying endorsement.
“In this masterful account, Johnson and Taylor examine in detail how President Obama’s Education Department — promulgating regulations beyond its statutory authority, invoking erroneous data, and fanning the false narrative of a ‘rape culture’ on college campuses — has created a regime of kangaroo justice,” Barr wrote at the time. “Male students accused of sexual misconduct are found guilty, and their lives destroyed, by campus panels operating without any semblance of due process and all too frequently on the basis of grossly inadequate information. Your blood will boil as the authors meticulously examine scores of cases where, in the name of political correctness, male students are sacrificed to the mob, with academic leaders happily serving as the hangmen.”
Przybyla speaks to Emily Martin of the National Women’s Law Center, who dutifully called Barr’s remarks “incredibly disturbing.”
No, we’d say a culture where we simply “believe women” at the expense of truth, justice, and facts is what’s “incredibly disturbing.” Rape is a sick, reprehensible crime, which is all the more reason that we must follow the letter of the law when prosecuting individuals accused of committing it. If that is what Barr is endorsing (and it is), then it is a vast comfort that he is in charge of the Justice Department.
God only knows what it would look like if Heidi Przybyla held that position.