Tom Hanks is considered to be one of the most famous actors in Hollywood. He not only has played in a number of heroic roles, such as in “Apollo 13,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and, most recently, “Sully,” he has the reputation of being one of the nicest people working in the entertainment industry. So naturally when he condemned Donald Trump for his statements in the now infamous sex talk tape, he carried some authority. “I’m offended as a man. I’m not offended as a husband or a father — I’m offended as a guy.

That’s just not right.” However, Hank’s sense of moral outrage is somewhat selective.

Tom Hanks has been a close friend and political supporter of the Clinton family for decades. He has endorsed Hillary Clinton in her run for the presidency. That endorsement is suggestive of a significant problem. The Clintons have been accused of and have committed acts that are far more heinous than vulgar “locker room talk.” Hanks, so far as anyone knows, has not offered similar offensive over what his friends and political allies have done.

Remember the bill of particulars against the Clintons where women are concerned.

In 1975 then Hillary Rodman represented a 41-year-old man who had raped a 12-year-old girl named Kathy Shelton partly by trashing the character of the victim in court documents. The practice has been since prohibited by rape shield laws that recognized that the moral character of rape victims have no bearing on the guilt or innocence of their rapists.

Hillary Clinton is alleged to have led campaigns of fear and intimidation against women whom her husband, former President Bill Clinton, raped, sexually assaulted, or exposed himself to. These women, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones, along with Shelton, are supporting Donald Trump primarily because they feel they have not been given justice for what Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Tom Hank’s moral blind spot is not unique, even to supporters of the Clintons.

Plenty of fans of Donald Trump are willing to overlook his various malfeasances for the sake of politics. But the attitude is part of a toxic culture that tells us that character counts only when it applies to one’s political opponents. Ironically, Donald Trump, when he was still a Democrat, defended Bill Clinton during the 1990s.

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