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Texas Attorney ‘Resigns’ from Firm After Rape Comment About Betsy DeVos

Posted on | September 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Texas Attorney ‘Resigns’ from Firm After Rape Comment About Betsy DeVos


The Eternal Genius of the Liberal Mind:

A Round Rock attorney resigned after posting a controversial tweet Friday that caused a firestorm on Twitter.
The tweet, which was posted by Robert Ranco, a partner with the Carlson Law Firm, read, “I’m not wishing for it…but I’d be ok if #BetsyDevos was sexually assaulted. #SexualAssault #TitleIX.”
The tweet caught the eyes of national news outlets like the Washington Times and Breitbart, as well as Twitter users who snapped screenshots before the account was locked and then deleted.
Law firm managing partner Craig Carlson announced in a statement Monday that Ranco resigned.
“I considered the health of everyone in our organization, promised my partners and my employees that we would act according to the values of our firm, and sat down to speak with Mr. Ranco,” Carlson said.
Carlson stated that with over 75 percent of employees of whom are women, anyone in the company “advocating or even expressing apathy towards sexual assault” would not be accepted. Carlson said Ranco took full responsibility of the tweet.
“As a man of faith, believer in forgiveness, and longtime friend, it is my sincere hope that Rob with learn from this experience and go on to have a very successful career,” Carlson ends the statement.

What would inspire Ranco to post such a disgusting thing? It’s the echo-chamber effect produced by liberal media. If all you knew about politics is what you absorbed through CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post, the New York Times and other left-wing sources, you would hate DeVos, too. The way such sources presented DeVos’s proposal to roll back the Obama-era Title IX policy, it would be easy for someone inside the liberal echo chamber to believe that DeVos is a bad person promoting bad policies that will expose college students to a greater danger of sexual assault.

Robert Ranco probably never read The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities by K.C. Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr. Nor is it likely that Ranco was familiar with the issues raised by Emily Yoffe in her recent three-part series at The Atlantic:

Each of these articles raises serious questions about the Obama administration decision to require universities to implement policies that amounted to a campus kangaroo-court system that abrogated due-process rights. In many cases, these policies appeared to inspire false accusations of rape while depriving the accused of adequate means of defending themselves. The University of Virginia gang-rape hoax promoted by Rolling Stone‘s 2014 article exemplified the witch-hunt hysteria that the infamous 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter incited, and more than 100 students have sued their universities over the mishandling of what the students claim were false sexual assault accusations.

None of this seems to have penetrated the minds of liberals who bought into the campus “rape culture” narrative — the “1-in-5” myth, etc. — and this is why Ranco would imagine that it was acceptable to say vile things about Betsy DeVos. The #StopBetsy hashtag promoted by feminists last week was full of deranged and irresponsible claims.

To put it bluntly, Democrats have turned rape into a partisan issue, and the liberal media are deliberately promoting propaganda that demonizes Betsy DeVos for contradicting their narrative. It is unfortunate that Robert Ranco had to lose his job as a result of his buying into this propaganda narrative, but perhaps now he will have some sense of what evils a climate of witch-hunt hysteria can unleash.




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