Reluctant to report actual news, in many cases, that makes their favorite politicians and elected leaders look bad, or perhaps as they really are, our sad, inept and juvenile news media attempts to balance its lack of diligence by promoting other stories as brewing scandals that have no legitimacy whatsoever, and are similarly fueled by bias. Two particularly offensive examples:
- “Watergate, 2013,” as wags have dubbed it, is the horrible, embarrassing, career-destroying conduct by Senator Marco Rubio in his response to the President’s State of the Union address. You see, he had a sudden attack of dry mouth, and had to grab and drink from a bottle of water that was outside his immediate reach. “So can a drink of water make or break a political career?” CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked viewers. “A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We’re going to find out, whether he likes it or not.” On GOP-hating MSNBC, the clip of Rubio’s drink was replayed over 150 times. Then, when he explained his vile conduct (” I needed water,’ he explained), the Daily News said he was “attempting to spin” what they called “a gaffe.” Bulletin: having to take a drink of water during a speech isn’t a gaffe, and describing what happened exactly accurately isn’t “spinning.”
Increasingly I wonder how these people can look at themselves in the mirror without gagging.
- From the conservative media, meanwhile, and the sludge known as the Drudge Report, we have the shocking and sinister news that Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) actually sent a few tweets to a very attractive young woman!! It’s true. Clearly, this is another Weiner scandal, without the Weiner—other than the fact that Cohen is a bachelor, and last I checked, a 57-year old man having a much younger female social media friend was neither sinister, suspicious, or immoral. Well, let me qualify that: it’s all right, apparently, as long as her face would stop a clock or she looks like a bag of doornobs in a dress. When she looks like Texas State University’s Victoria Brink, however….
…we’re talking dirty old man, illegal sex trafficking, Eliot Spitzer-ing, or, intern-banging, or, well, something. Then Cohen really stirred the pot by removing his tweets to Brink. Ah HA!!! That proves…well, that proves….it proves that he doesn’t want a young lady whom he may consider a friend from being slimed by a news media that regards a drink of water as a “gaffe.”
UPDATE: It turns out that Cohen was tweeting the Texas beauty for a surprising reason, which he revealed today.
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