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October 23, 2019


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There should be a "no sense of decency" directed toward the Democrats.


Does accusing one current Democratic candidate for president and one past independent candidate for president of being Russian agents, without any public evidence to prove these allegations presented, seem to you more akin to the "sense of decency" to which you allude, or McCarthyism?


You claim that Roy Cohn was "Trump's mentor."

According to Wiki, Cohn also represented New York Yankees baseball club and New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, Aristotle Onassis, Mafia figures Tony Salerno, Carmine Galante, and John Gotti; Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

Were all these other persons also "mentored" by Cohn because he represented them?

What is the basis for the claim that Cohn was "Trump's mentor"?

Did we not ask for a sense of decency when McCarthy sought to tar people with "guilt by association"?


"the homophobes think Trump is their guy."

Who are "the homophobes"? How many? What is the evidence "the homophobes" support Trump? Do "the homophobes" have an association, that took a vote and endorsed Trump? What are you talking about?

Did we not ask for a sense of decency when McCarthy sought to tar people with baseless charges?

Patrick S. O'Donnell

This is worth reading again:


This sentence from the hit job cited above (the usual sort of advocacy that passes today as "news" -- stitching together a few facts, gossip and opinion, while scrupulously omitting evidence refuting the conclusions) really sums up the point of the piece:

"Mr. Cohn had returned to New York, starting a boutique practice in his shabby but elegant townhouse on East 68th Street."

The "shabby" part is what we are to take away.

"The prominent figures whom Mr. Cohn summoned to testify on his behalf included Barbara Walters and William F. Buckley Jr."

Wonder if they were "mentored" by Roy Cohn as well? And, all the other prominent NY persona, who regularly engaged his services?

Of course, it is easy to attack a favorite whipping boy for the Left (remember to forget and ignore JFK and RFK on McCarthy and his cause), but how does anything in the hit piece establish that Roy Cohn was Trump's "mentor"?

Are you trying to make the case that Trump is brash and full of bravado because Roy Cohn taught him to be brash and full of bravado? Or, are you asserting that the fact that Trump is brash and full of bravado and hired an aggressive attorney proves that attorney "mentored" Trump?

The use of the term "mentor" above was to connote "train (someone, especially a younger colleague)." That assertion remains unsubstantiated, despite a NYT hit piece on the two.

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