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(AP)   Not News: Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds is in hiding in South Africa. News: Says Mugabe Regime "trumped up" pornography charges against him. Fark: Says he is being pursued by a secret Zimbabwean death squad   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 17
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2014-03-04 11:49:51 AM  
2 votes:

kwyjibo2007: Strange how the leave out the political party on a sex scandal in this news article.


He's a democrat.  This is an AP article.  That isn't strange at all.  That's what they do.  Now if he were a Republican and they left out the political party, then that would be strange.  Its called political bias in reporting.

And yeah, Fox does it too the other way.  But a) the AP and organizations like them were doing it before Fox even existed, and b) they portray themselves as neutral and too many people still think they are, when it is clear they are not.
2014-03-04 11:16:06 AM  
2 votes:
Y'all are full of shiat. Mugabe doesn't have any secret death squads. Everybody knows about his death squads.
2014-03-04 01:22:35 PM  
1 votes:
How much is the bounty on his head?

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2014-03-04 12:28:46 PM  
1 votes:
So... he's run out of drugs and money and wants someone to rescue him so he can skip out on his tab?
2014-03-04 12:00:39 PM  
1 votes:

illannoyin: ThePastafarian: "Secret Zimbabwean Death Squad" would be a cool band name.

Thanks for the assist!


No probs.
2014-03-04 11:56:07 AM  
1 votes:

Weatherkiss: kwyjibo2007: Strange how the leave out the political party on a sex scandal in this news article.

I also thought that was strange. The AP is generally pretty good at attaching a (D) or (R) to the name. You could say since he wasn't a representative anymore it wasn't relevant what party he was affiliated with, but if you're going to blatantly say he was a U.S. rep in the article itself then I'd consider it obvious information to be givne out.

But he was a Democrat, even if the article didn't say so.


If it doesn't say, you know what it is.
2014-03-04 11:54:11 AM  
1 votes:
Mel was a fun guy. This is from an NBC Chicago piece:

Reynolds, then a second-term congressman from the South Side, was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old he'd met during his 1992 run for Congress. Reynolds had spotted the girl while driving around the district and pulled over to chat, even though he was supposed to be politicking and she was too young to vote. Soon after, she joined his campaign as volunteer and mistress. Two years later, the girl confessed to the affair to her next-door neighbor, who happened to be a Chicago police officer.

The state's attorney set up a phone-sex sting. While sitting in a prosecutor's office, the girl called Reynolds and told him she couldn't make their tryst because she had to babysit.

"What you gonna wear?" Reynolds prompted.

"Well, my peach underwear, like you told me to. I was hoping we could do something really special but I see that's not going to happen, I guess."

"I was definitely gonna f---," Reynolds said.

"Really?"

"Right in my office. I was gonna masturbate too."

At the panting congressman's urging, the girl spun a story of sex with a lesbian lover. When Reynolds asked if the other woman would be willing to do a threesome, the girl said no - but she knew a 15-year-old girl who might. A 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl.

"Did I win the Lotto?" Reynolds exclaimed.
2014-03-04 11:36:00 AM  
1 votes:

Weatherkiss: SphericalTime: Weatherkiss: kwyjibo2007: Strange how the leave out the political party on a sex scandal in this news article.

I also thought that was strange. The AP is generally pretty good at attaching a (D) or (R) to the name. You could say since he wasn't a representative anymore it wasn't relevant what party he was affiliated with, but if you're going to blatantly say he was a U.S. rep in the article itself then I'd consider it obvious information to be givne out.

But he was a Democrat, even if the article didn't say so.

I think I knew that from Rachel Maddows various pieces on corruption in Chicago.

Well news articles shouldn't take into account what people know or don't know already about that sorta thing. That's why they're called news articles.


True. It's utterly sloppy not to mention his party affiliation.
2014-03-04 11:11:32 AM  
1 votes:

kwyjibo2007: Strange how the leave out the political party on a sex scandal in this news article.


Does this matter at all?  Not only is he no longer a rep, both parties have proven equally skilled at sexual misconduct and corruption.
2014-03-04 11:11:24 AM  
1 votes:

kwyjibo2007: Strange how the leave out the political party on a sex scandal in this news article.


I also thought that was strange. The AP is generally pretty good at attaching a (D) or (R) to the name. You could say since he wasn't a representative anymore it wasn't relevant what party he was affiliated with, but if you're going to blatantly say he was a U.S. rep in the article itself then I'd consider it obvious information to be givne out.

But he was a Democrat, even if the article didn't say so.
2014-03-04 11:05:58 AM  
1 votes:
Strange how the leave out the political party on a sex scandal in this news article.
2014-03-04 10:55:10 AM  
1 votes:
Meh. Former-Browncoats all have persecution complexes.
2014-03-04 10:50:58 AM  
1 votes:
Love to know why Pres. Clinton gave him a pardon. Seems like a rather sleazy fellow. Bank fraud and child porno. Nice.
2014-03-04 10:49:47 AM  
1 votes:
I don't see why he should be so scared. I think Mel could take them on! I mean, look at him, he's pretty badass!


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2014-03-04 10:48:47 AM  
1 votes:
I don't know the details of this case, but we're kidding ourselves if we think that Mugabe doesn't have death squads.
2014-03-04 10:47:31 AM  
1 votes:
Hmmm, let me guess, is it child porn, Mel?
2014-03-04 10:46:47 AM  
1 votes:
"Secret Zimbabwean Death Squad" would be a cool band name.
 
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