Breitbart editor Joel Pollak tried and failed to cite the lyrics from a Ringo Starr song from five decades ago in a feeble attempt to defend disgraced Alabama Republican Senate candidate and accused child predator Roy Moore.
“You know, in 1973, Ringo Starr hit number one on the billboard charts with a song ‘You’re 16 and You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine,’” Pollak told CNN host Chris Cuomo in an interview Monday. “He was 30-something at the time, singing about a 16-year-old. Do we want to take away Ringo Starr’s…”
“You can’t be serious,” Cuomo interrupted. “You can’t be serious.”
“You can’t be serious,” Pollak snapped back like a child on a schoolyard. “You’re talking about…”
“You can’t be serious,” Cuomo interjected again. “You think that Ringo Starr’s song is supposed to be a nod toward allowing 30-year-old men to prey on teenagers? You don’t believe that, Joel. You’re a parent, you don’t believe that.”
Pollak said that Cuomo is a parent too and should know that people’s sons may be accused of things that “may or may not be true” and complained the media was “lumping in” Moore’s legal attempts to have sex with teenage girls who were over the Alabama age of consent of 16 and his accusations of illegally molesting a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulting another teenage girl.
“Well when you talk about volume, you started this segment by saying allegations of child molestation, right? No, there’s only one single allegation of a woman who was under legal age,” Pollak said, as if one needs to publicly molest more than one child to be a child molester.
“Arguably two, right?” Cuomo questioned. “Because you had that other lady, 16, 17, she wasn’t a minor, but she was very young to have somebody who’s that age come on her, let alone if it was an unwanted touching known as an assault.”
Breitbart senior editor defends Roy Moore by citing Ringo Starr's hit cover of the song "You're Sixteen You're Beautiful (And You're Mine)." (via CNN) https://t.co/dCEx3eu8sM
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Pollak has repeatedly complained that the media has covered Moore’s unwanted sexual advances toward teen girls who were over the age of consent.
In an interview earlier this month with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, Pollak went so far as to suggest that teenagers over the age of consent aren’t “teenagers.”
Pollak complained to Velshi that The Washington Post “wrapped” the story about the alleged child molestation with “all kinds of perfectly legitimate relationships.”
“You said yourself at the start of the segment he’s being accused of relationships with teenagers,” Pollak told Velshi. “To me that’s not accurate. In fact, it’s following in a narrative that the Post tried to set up…”
“But, it is. It is teenagers,” Velshi interrupted. “It’s a 14-year old, a 16-year old, and I think two 18-year olds. They’re teenagers.”
“The 16-year old and the 18-year old have no business in that story, because those are women of legal age of consent at the time,” Pollak insisted.
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