Hey, Media: Here's My Beef With "Weinergate"
Hey, listen, if you are a member of the elite media, like you are Chuck Todd or Bob Schieffer or Jake Tapper or George Will, please take a moment to pop over to Memeorandum and check out the reaction of various media outlets to the Anthony Weiner scandal. Now, after you've done that, I want you to come back here and answer me this: why didn't you assholes treat David Vitter or, especially, John Ensign this way?
Why did David Vitter have an easy time getting reelected without having to listen to you guys question his morals 24 hours a day? And why wasn't John Ensign run out of the village on a rail for making a mess of the place? Aren't senators more than four times as powerful as congressmen? Isn't it a juicer story when the sex-scandal involves hypocrisy as well as lying?
Personally, I don't care about Rep. Weiner. I like his attitude, but I'm not much for yapping dogs. Earlier this week he went on the Rachel Maddow Show and lied to my face for fifteen straight minutes. I have no use for the guy. I hope he goes away never to be heard from again. But I don't want to hear weeks and weeks of breathless speculation about the political career and personal morals of a backbencher who has no leadership position, no important committee chairs, no clout of any kind, and no bearing on the big issues facing the country.
You left Ensign alone. You left Vitter alone. Hell, you barely even reported it when Ensign resigned. But for weeks you've been hounding a comparative nobody. Why?
Are you puppets controlled by Andrew Breitbart, Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh? Do you have minds of your own?
And this isn't new. Remember how you treated Gary Condit? He got more press than shark attacks. And, you know what? He didn't have anything to do with the disappearance of Chandra Levy.
No one ever said a word about Poppy Bush's mistresses. That wouldn't have been prudent. How about how Billy Carter had to be a big embarrassment to the president but no one cared that Reagan's kids weren't even on speaking terms with him half the time?
The press might have a liberal bias in the sense that they actually paid attention in college and learned something, but they treat liberals like shit and give a pass to the most disgraceful and even criminal behavior by Republicans. How is Marco Rubio even a senator? Isn't it because you didn't do your jobs exposing him as a crook and not letting him wiggle away?
Tom DeLay ran an openly corrupt and criminal enterprise right in front of your noses for years and he never got the Charlie Rangel treatment.
I'm all for relentlessly pursuing corrupt or immoral politicians and humiliating them as an example to others. I just want some consistency. Why isn't Tom Coburn getting hounded for serving as Ensign's bagman? Lemme see 24/7 coverage of that dirtbag.
Also, too, Whitewater.
Do your jobs.