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Cain: Who's Abusing Who?

Updated on November 8, 2011
Herman Cain
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The press are finding more and more instances of so called abuse by Herman Cain.

The ones where action was taken, a settlement was reached and those that weren’t reported at the time, why not? Was he not famous enough then?

These days there is so much that, if taken wrongly, could constitute abuse. Many of us do not fully understand all the possible scenarios for abuse charges. Certainly though, the wealthy seem to find out the hard way, whilst the poor never seem to be accused of it, coincidence?

If the accusers pride had been hurt and they agree a settlement that would heal their pride, then that is it, over.

All these so called abuse charges prove is that Cain was rich and therefore a good target and also that he was arrogant, which is obvious but not a crime.

The Media

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The press, who must be short of any intelligent news are making too much out of all of this.

The press are the ones who refuse to leave it alone. From the beginning the general public clearly showed that they were not really interested. The press though did not agree and so keep it going until we get so depressed with the situation we say something.

The press has a lot of power when it comes to manipulating the public, this power should be tempered with common sense and impartiality, not abused.

The press is supposed to report the news and follow up on items the people show interest in, not report news then if the people don’t seem interested, keep hammering it in to get attention.

The trouble is, the people will eventually agree with the press, not because they are right but just to shut them up.


Who first brought these incidents to public attention?

Was it a news investigator or was he manipulated by Cain opposition?

The truth is it could have been Cain himself considering all the attention he is getting.

The real question here is: is the press being abusive of its power or are the press being abused and manipulated?

The only thing that Cain seems to be guilty of, remembering nothing has gone to a court of law, is that of being human, arrogant perhaps but still human.

Once a settlement had been agreed, it became purely a personal matter and the only time that the public should show interest and demand action or imprisonment, is if the settlement was paid by tax payer’s money.

So, who really is guilty of abuse here Cain, those manipulating the press or the press themselves?


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      Cape Wind Girl 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      From an article at Mother Jones:

      It's not about sex, it's about power.

      Russsshhhhhhh says if woman don't want to be harrassed, they should don a burka.

      "If you're a woman, getting sexually harassed at work can ruin your life. When someone in a position like Cain's suggests to a woman looking for a job that the price of his help is a Lewinski, he’s coercing her in a way no drunk bar fly could ever hope to. And she has no good exit. Report the guy and she will forever be branded as a complainer, a career killer if there ever was one. Refuse the sex, the implication goes, and there’s no telling what the guy will do to her career out of spite. And the Lewinski itself, of course, is out of the question (unless the woman is truly desperate, which happens). It's a humiliating and demoralizing situation to be in. Most women who've been there just try to muddle through with as little damage as possible. The few who don’t pay a high price for their bravery."

      In case you just can't "see it" this way, watch the movie 'Disclosure', where it happens to a man!

      Now Cains campaign has said any other women who come forward will be smeared like the one brave one....and guess what? Silenced.

      He's a POS in my view....and I won't hesitate to keep bringing it up.

      (oh Russsshhhhhhhh....philanderer in chief? My how his smear-mongering shifts with the political winds.)

      Can he be run off commercial radio, like Stern? Please?

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      LMC is right, it is not the press, it is a fellow GOP candidate that wields the dagger that is plunging in Cain's back. Where did all this dredge up from? I am no fan of Herman Cain, but even he deserves a fair hearing. Woman that come out of woodwork from 15 years ago, who probably received a settlement and should have kept their agreement and stayed out of it. So who is behind the skullduggery, Perry, maybe even the Koch's (Brothers from another mother). The press is by nature sensationalist, but whose fault is it that the GOP could not keep its dirty laundry in the hamper and not hang it for all to see. Interesting take on these events, Cred2

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      I would like to see just one election where no one abused another. But I guess not...

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      gogogo 6 years ago

      I think it is all political, and if we started digging into everyone of the candidates past I am sure there is something there that can be used for political gain. I only care about what they have to say - in the present - and how they hope to fix our mounting problems. So far no one has got my attention

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      Cape Wind Girl 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "The Daily, owned by Murdoch's News Corp, outs one of Herman Cain's previously anonymous accusers for no apparent reason."

      Here is an example of the abusing press.....Murdoch, Fox, Cain....all on the same side. Big money. Big business. NO victims, they!

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      Cape Wind Girl 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Cains opposition appears to be in his own party. Don't you remember what Bush did to John McCain?

      And the press just reported it, as if it were true.

      I also believe John Kerry sabotaged Howard Dean.

      But surely you remember White-water, Gennifer Flowers, all those other accusers???

      Difference then is it WAS the opposition party. And that party took it all the way to impeachment.

      Does press egg it on? Oh sells newspapers. But who buys the newspapers?

      I knew a LOT of slap-happy Republicans when they took Clinton down. I would venture to say they LOVED the press then.

      Then again, I knew a lot of Saddened Republicans, for the shame it brought to our country.

      Press these days is entertainment. And they do pick and choose what we will know about.You have to find REAL press in aternative sources. Rolling Stone and Playboy ....Things like that.IMO