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Intent matters. What do you think was the intent behind these comments?

The intent was that before we collectively declare the dead man a rapist and pedophile, let us at least make a minimal effort to find out what really happened.

Making the one hypothetical you express the most favourable for the accused is not a neutral action.

If I consider one of the options the most probable, should I be afraid to express it because someone will judge me just like you did and I will lose my job? Yes, I think it's not only a neutral action, but a positive one, because you value seeking the truth more than social conformity.

By the way, the sad joke here is that Minsky was not even accused of anything. What we know by now is that Epstein asked the girl and a witness says he refused:


Good source, definitely not one of the most biased things you could be pulling out.


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