Monday, October 16, 2006

What Double Standard?

The fair and balanced MSN:

Networks Biased in Reporting Sex Scandals, Report Says
By Melanie Hunter Senior Editor
October 12, 2006

Over the past 12 days, more than 150 stories on Foley aired on morning and evening news shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC, the Media Research Center, parent company of Cybercast News Service, found. Compare that to 19 stories over one year in the scandal involving Mel Reynolds - a Democratic congressman from Illinois convicted in 1995 of having sex with a 16-year-old campaign worker.

"The numbers are clear and shocking: 152 stories on Mark Foley over 12 days, yet only 19 stories on Mel Reynolds over an entire year. This double standard reeks of political partisanship and proves how far the liberal media will go to downplay the sexual degeneracy of a liberal Democrat and trumpet the sexual degeneracy of a Republican," said MRC President Brent Bozell in a statement.

Reynolds also conspired to have sex with the teen's 15-year-old friend, solicited child porn, and was convicted on 12 counts of sexual assault and obstruction of justice.

Color me shocked.
I think the Dems should tell us who knew what, and when did they know it.
Or is that too partisan?

Also note, this guy actually had sex with a MINOR. Not disgusting emails or IM's.
But sexual contact. No biggy, if you're a Democrat, I guess.

Do as they say, not as they do.
On second thought, you probably shouldn't do as they say OR do.