Why is the big-shot media ignoring the latest rape allegation against Trump?

You don't need Trump's permission to run blaring headlines on his crimes

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On Friday last week, the writer E. Jean Carroll published a harrowing story in New York magazine in which she alleged that Donald Trump raped her 23 years ago. On the way out of a Bergdorf Goodman store, she wrote, Trump recognized her from TV, tricked her into going into a dressing room, pinned her against the wall, and raped her. Since that time, she says, "I have never had sex with anybody ever again."

While Trump has now been accused of sexual abuse by at least 22 women, this is only the second actual rape allegation. But in the big-time press, Carroll's story got about as much coverage as the average Trump tweet. It's an astounding dereliction of duty and a demoralizing indicator of how the media still has no idea how to cover an unprecedentedly amoral president.

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