Breaking news: secret tapes just-released. Mainstream Media headlines read: “Obama and inner circle secretly taped ripping the NRA.” – “Obama tells staff to play ‘Whac-A-Mole’ with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA.”
Okay, calm down; these are not real headlines nor is there any secret tape of Obama. We also know that these would never be the headlines of any “Mainstream Media” source.
Headlines would more likely read: “NRA caught secretly taping White House – Justice Department to shut down NRA.”
Nary a word would be leaked to what was discussed on that imaginary tape.
But because the taper was ultraliberal magazine mother Jones and the tapee was a Republican and not even a conservative, Mitch McConnell, the headlines are true to form.
CBS news headline: “McConnell aides secretly taped ripping Ashley Judd.”
ABC news headline: “McConnell campaign looks for ‘a needle in a haystack’ against potential challenger.”
NBC news: “McConnell campaign alleges Judd discussions were bugged.”
In the liberal press Mother Jones is treated like a hero, the modern-day Woodward and Bernstein. They caught the evil Republican red-handed.
Never mind this is a potential felony. Mother Jones either did the bugging, paid someone to do it or purchase it knowingly. In all cases, it is illegal.
But because it was a Republican that bit of hanky-panky has so far been overlooked.
The mainstream press has chosen to concentrate on McConnell’s one-man war on women, his crusade against Judd. Somehow McConnell is being made out to be the criminal.
It’s as if a homeless man breaks into your house. You come home, find him there and throw him out. The following day your local paper reports: “white suburban homeowner throws homeless man to curb.”
Mother Jones’s lawyers claim to have vetted the story. They say the tape was provided to them from an anonymous source. So how did the lawyers vet the story? Did they listen to it, confirm it was of McConnell and his staff and then okay its publication?
Did none of the lawyers think to ask whether the recording was legal, or because it was the opposition, they didn’t care?
Politico simply reported: “that McConnell, despite having no proof of an illegal bug are pushing forward with the charge.”
You know if it were the other way around, they would report it the same way. Right!
A Judd spokeswoman e-mailed CBS news: “every day it becomes clearer how much we need change in Washington. From this kind of rhetoric and actions.” Nothing regarding the illegal taping of course. I guess we don’t need to change that.
While I think McConnell is a RINO waste of space, he has been wronged. He is the victim here, not Judd.