OK, so this seems a bit revealing.
ABC affiliate WBMA hit the streets on Friday in search of voters in Columbiana, Alabama, wanting to get a feel for what they thought of all the controversy now surrounding the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in that state, Roy Moore. Moore, as you surely know by now, is alleged to have engaged in inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls several decades ago, when the candidate was in his 30s…and the girls were, well, not. The accusations were originally reported last week by the Washington Post.
As it turns out, according to Infowars.com, the reporter for WBMA, Lauren Walsh, couldn’t find anyone who said they believed what the Post story had to say about Moore.
One person interviewed by Walsh, Gordon Fluker of Wilsonville, Ala., said about the article that “it’s hard to believe the events that transpired yesterday.” According to Walsh, Fluker’s comments were typical of those she heard.
The reported noted that “out of all the voters we spoke with Friday in Columbiana, we didn’t find one voter who believed the Washington Post report about Moore.”
Locals’ suspicions of the legitimacy of the accusations may be well-founded. Certain pieces of information have come to light, since the allegations were first made by way of the Post article, that call into question some aspects of the claims. For example, it has since been learned that one accuser, Deborah Wesson Gibson, appears to harbor an exceptionally strong ideological allegiance to the Democratic Party, and reportedly worked previously on behalf of both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large