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(Some Guy)   Liberal media leaves out the political party of a Democrat mayor who is charged with running a brothel. Vitter asks, "What media bias?"   (newsbusters.org ) divider line 258
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2007-07-20 11:01:26 AM  
Whew, this makes it all ok.

Morality is a funny thing.
 
2007-07-20 11:04:24 AM  
Do you think they were trying to mislead the local voters into thinking he was a Republic?
 
2007-07-20 11:10:00 AM  
I'm in favor of any mayor running a brothel.
 
2007-07-20 11:19:05 AM  
Of course, in the (linked) article they use to prove he lost an election, they don't talk about his party affiliation either... is "insidenova.com" a biased mainstay of the MSM?
 
2007-07-20 11:37:35 AM  
Waaahhhh! Teh ebil libruls ate my sandwich! Waaahhh!
 
2007-07-20 12:05:25 PM  
Non-issue! Providing a service for Republicans proves that he's non-partisan!
 
2007-07-20 12:11:57 PM  
Seeing how 80% of reporters are Democrats, is anyone surprised by this??
 
2007-07-20 12:15:46 PM  
ndotseth: Seeing how 80% of reporters are Democrats, is anyone surprised by this??

Waahhhh! Teh democratties tied my shoelaces together! Waaaahhh!
 
2007-07-20 12:20:36 PM  
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2007-07-20 01:08:29 PM  
Yeah, and they virtually ignored Bill Clinton's sex life, too.
 
2007-07-20 01:33:11 PM  
Cordwainer Deathbird I am cracking up.

Also, things like the screencap posted by HansensDisease overrides anything anyone could possibly post about neglecting to mention the party affiliation of this idiot mayor.
 
2007-07-20 01:36:34 PM  
I hardly ever see party affiliation given with the names of mayors, particularly small town ones. But if this guy wants to use this example as ammo for his outrage, so be it.
 
2007-07-20 01:56:41 PM  
This proves the media is hiding all the good news from Iraq?
 
2007-07-20 02:01:32 PM  
Dear Subby,

David Vitter is one of only 100 US Senators, which makes him just a tad more important than an ex-mayor that lost a non-partisan position.

In addition,Vitter first got his start in Congress after replacing former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA), who "abruptly resigned after disclosures of numerous affairs" in 1998. At the time, Vitter argued that an extramarital affair was grounds for resignation:

"I think Livingston's stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess," he said. [Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 12/20/98]

But, you feel free to blame it all on the media if that works for you.
 
2007-07-20 02:06:09 PM  
'Culture of corruption', anyone? (smile)
 
2007-07-20 02:32:37 PM  
If the media has such a power to influence the masses with its "liberal bias," how come the Republicans had such a stretch of control in Congress until recently? And I believe the president is also a Republican.

Please explain.
 
2007-07-20 02:46:12 PM  
Oh noes teh libruls.

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2007-07-20 02:47:21 PM  
Yes, because a Democratic mayor from some city that is completely irrelevant to anything versus a Senator. Hmm.. lemme think, which do I care more about...
 
2007-07-20 03:01:56 PM  
With all the hard-hitting investigative journalism, and tough questions posed to the Bush administration during the run-up to the war and the aftermath, you'd be hard-pressed to deny the obvious liberal bent of the media during their unfounded and fabricated witchhunts.

Bush could never get a fair break from the mainstream media, and the White House had to offset the biased reporting of the socialist media pool by inviting a paragon of journalistic integrity, Jeff Gannon (who had to use an alias because of the lying, muck-raking communist media), sometimes after hours and off the visitor logs, to set the record straight. And what thanks did he get?

We all know that the monopolistic corporation empires that own the media are just out to wage class warfare on the upper-class and the capitalism that makes our country strong, even at the expense of money and ratings. They would make Lenin proud.
 
2007-07-20 03:21:38 PM  
Because Democrats don't present themselves as moralists, therefore there's no hypocrisy when they end up being normal, sex-starved, human beings, therefore it's not a big story as when a bible-pounding conservatard gets caught.
 
2007-07-20 03:22:51 PM  
Canadian Canuck: Yes, because a Democratic mayor from some city that is completely irrelevant to anything versus a Senator. Hmm.. lemme think, which do I care more about...

Hey, I work near Dumfries, and it has several highlights, including over 25% of the town (and the highest point) being an illegal dump, housing the tattoo and military surplus stores for Quantico, and being the end of the I-95 HOV lanes...
 
2007-07-20 03:24:22 PM  
Say "liberal media" one more time. Keep saying it. Say it again. And again. Do it all day. All week. All year.

It still doesn't make it true. Moron.
 
2007-07-20 03:24:33 PM  
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2007-07-20 03:24:59 PM  
Mr. Xhin: Because Democrats don't present themselves as moralists, therefore there's no hypocrisy when they end up being normal, sex-starved, human beings, therefore it's not a big story as when a bible-pounding conservatard gets caught.

Hey you missed the point. Not that I expected you to, but...

BladBoy: Dear Subby,

David Vitter is one of only 100 US Senators, which makes him just a tad more important than an ex-mayor that lost a non-partisan position.

In addition,Vitter first got his start in Congress after replacing former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA), who "abruptly resigned after disclosures of numerous affairs" in 1998. At the time, Vitter argued that an extramarital affair was grounds for resignation:

"I think Livingston's stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess," he said. [Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 12/20/98]

But, you feel free to blame it all on the media if that works for you.



This is why.
 
2007-07-20 03:28:05 PM  
Is anyone really surprised? This is the norm.
 
2007-07-20 03:31:15 PM  
Its about hypocracy not farkin sex (unless you think they dont get any).
If this guy preached family values and condemned anyone else, then you have a point. If he didnt, its a non-story.
 
2007-07-20 03:31:55 PM  
Mr. Xhin: Because Democrats don't present themselves as moralists...


I agree. The dems ARE the party without morals; exactly as they present themselves.
 
2007-07-20 03:32:00 PM  
FlashLV: Is anyone really surprised? This is the norm.

No talky.
 
2007-07-20 03:32:12 PM  
U.S. Senator... mayor of Dumfries, Virginia.

shiat, Dumfries has less than 5,000 people in it. That's half the size of MY shiatty central PA hometown.

Anyway, typically do mayors have their political affiliations reported? Style-wise senators and congressmen always get the (R-Cliche) thing going on, but when covering mayors, how often do we really see their parties outside of campaign coverage?
 
2007-07-20 03:32:16 PM  
FlashLV: Is anyone really surprised? This is the norm.

yea it is.... party cheerleaders whining like girls on a playground has been the norm for a long while now.
 
2007-07-20 03:32:57 PM  
"A quick Google search confirmed that Bray, who lost his reelection bid last year in the historically nonpartisan mayoral contest, ..."

That's why, subby.
 
2007-07-20 03:34:07 PM  
Mighty_Dog: I agree. The dems ARE the party without morals; exactly as they present themselves.

And yet your "side" has such gems as Vitter, Foley, Gingrich, Hastert...
 
2007-07-20 03:34:39 PM  
Thanks William.
I was about to ask: WTF is a Dumfries? Dumb fries?
 
2007-07-20 03:37:13 PM  
Bloody William: U.S. Senator... mayor of Dumfries, Virginia.

shiat, Dumfries has less than 5,000 people in it. That's half the size of MY shiatty central PA hometown.

Anyway, typically do mayors have their political affiliations reported? Style-wise senators and congressmen always get the (R-Cliche) thing going on, but when covering mayors, how often do we really see their parties outside of campaign coverage?


Yes they do if they are republicans.
 
2007-07-20 03:38:44 PM  
FlashLV: Anyway, typically do mayors have their political affiliations reported? Style-wise senators and congressmen always get the (R-Cliche) thing going on, but when covering mayors, how often do we really see their parties outside of campaign coverage?

Yes they do if they are republicans.


I thought you had me on ignore.

Anyway, that's a hard claim you have there, so shiat or get off the pot. Go to a major news site or newspaper. Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, New York Post, SF Chronicle, whatever you want. Find me an article covering a scandalized mayor that references his political party.
 
2007-07-20 03:39:47 PM  
It shouldn't be too hard. After all, Rudy Guliani, a Republican, went through some pretty bad extramarital scandal in the last few years of his term as New York City's mayor. Surely you can find SOMETHING.
 
2007-07-20 03:41:34 PM  
Here's an example of the WP noting that a former mayer who is the target of a corruption scandal is a Democrat:

The former mayor, a Democrat, has said little publicly since federal investigators notified him that he was the target of a corruption probe last month.

I'm sure that it has nothing to do with the fact that Bray was the mayor of Dumfries, VA (pop.4,812) in a "historically non-partisan election," while James was the mayor of Newark, NJ (pop. 281,402)...and everything to do with evidence of the rampant LIEbural media bias of the Post.
 
2007-07-20 03:41:50 PM  
Well, you'd expect a someone running a brothel to be a democrat. It's only worth commenting on if it's a hypocrite republican.
 
2007-07-20 03:43:53 PM  
Shatner's Bassoon: Well, you'd expect a someone running a brothel to be a democrat.

Are you sure? Brothels usually aren't union.
 
2007-07-20 03:44:17 PM  
It is a non-story, since he is the EX, let me write that again EX mayor of a town, Party affiliation is usually not given to someone who lost an election. Silly extreme example I know, but you do not see D after Bill Clinton or Al Gores name nowadays do you?
 
2007-07-20 03:45:43 PM  
Emperour: It is a non-story, since he is the EX, let me write that again EX mayor of a town, Party affiliation is usually not given to someone who lost an election. Silly extreme example I know, but you do not see D after Bill Clinton or Al Gores name nowadays do you?

B-b-but Cli- hey, wait...

Yeah, good point.
 
2007-07-20 03:50:45 PM  
The paranoia of the Repubs doesn't work anymore. I turn on the radio and it is all tin-foil hat ubber-conservatives. News Corp. (Fox) ownes everything these days. There is no liberal bias. Even Dan Rather, who is a liberal, wouldn't go half as far out as those all day radio crazies.

Besides, Vitter deserves his bad press because he campaigned as a super moralist during the Clinton impeachment waste-o-time. The lesson here is that a person who stumps on the platform of "folks who fool around on their wives are not morally fit to hold office" and is also fooling around on his wife is a two-faced loser sack of shiat. Nothing liberal or conservative about that.
 
2007-07-20 03:50:51 PM  
The Conseravitards are getting pwned in this thread, so I am siding with the Libs.
 
2007-07-20 03:51:05 PM  
You know, this is the kind of pettiness that makes conservitards look like such, well, tards. Jesus people, don't you have anything important to do?
 
2007-07-20 03:52:02 PM  
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Nail yourself to it.
 
2007-07-20 03:53:24 PM  
Anyone remember what Barney Frank did?

He's much worse than Vitter.
 
2007-07-20 03:53:34 PM  
He's a small business owner. Or was.
 
2007-07-20 03:54:16 PM  
I'm pretty firm in believing most print media and televised media leans left. I also believe the Washington Post is one of the worst for trying to create right-wing scandals when there aren't any.

But i can definitely understand how one Republican scandal gets an "R" attached to the name, while a Democrat one doesn't.

Two different reporters. One writing national news, the other writing metro news.

Plus, one guy was in the Congress, where party affiliation is huge. The other was a mayor, where political party often is not an issue at all.
 
2007-07-20 03:55:56 PM  
The_Sponge: Anyone remember what Barney Frank did?

He's praised by Larry Kudlow as one of the brightest guys on the banking committee?

OMG the horror. The HORROR!
 
2007-07-20 03:56:07 PM  
helix400: But i can definitely understand how one Republican scandal gets an "R" attached to the name, while a Democrat one doesn't.

Two different reporters. One writing national news, the other writing metro news.

Plus, one guy was in the Congress, where party affiliation is huge. The other was a mayor, where political party often is not an issue at all.


This.
 
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