Sunday, May 29, 2011

Natch or "And the guy had to be named Weiner"

Well, this is not surprising at all.

So a bunch of luwd and pornagraphic stuff appeared on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)'s social media sites. He blames a hacker, others think he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Either way the story is being burried.

Funny that.

After all, this isn’t just any story. Regardless of how it all eventually breaks, what we have here is either the story of a high profile, recently married New York Congressman who’s seriously considering a Mayoral run in Manhattan, tweeting his “junk” to a young woman two decades his junior — and lying to the media about it. Or we have a story involving a high-profile Congressman’s Facebook and Twitter account being hacked with pornographic pictures.

So ask yourself: how does the MSM justify all but ignoring something so juicy? And then if you’re still not convinced of the story’s newsworthiness, remind yourself that these events are not unfolding in one of those odd, square-shaped states our journalist-class fly over every once in a while. This is a New York story that involves the trifecta of politics, sex, and a rising political star. Furthermore, the icing on the cake is Bill and Hillary Clinton. Last July, in a ceremony officiated by former President Clinton himself, Rep. Weiner married Hillary’s top aide, Huma Abedin.

Now, please don’t bother to answer any of the above questions. They were rhetorical and answered by the “D” after Rep. Weiner’s name. Naturally, the hacking of a Facebook account connected to one of the best known and most outspoken Democrats in Congress is a bonafide story … unless you’re afraid of where that story might lead. And if you’re interested in what a WeinerGate story looks like when a news outlet is terrified afraid of where it might lead, read this.

Those courageous truth tellers, going wherever the story takes them... unless it happens to hurt the Narrative.

Other than Politico (the exception that appears to prove the rule), this is your MSM, folks. This is who these people are and how they operate. Larry Craig, David Vitter, John Ensign, Chris Lee, and Mark Foley were all made superstars of the media narrative, but as of right now it looks as though Anthony Weiner’s possible indiscretions are being treated like those of John Edwards — see, hear, and speak no journalism.

And Ted Kenedy and Bill Clinton.

Ace has more.

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