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Washington comPost: Yeah, so a Dem Congressman assaulted a college kid with a camera…so what?

From NRO:

The Washington Post, the newspaper than mentioned “Macaca” in approximately 100 articles (13 on the front page, i.e. page A-1! – Ed.), op-eds, editorials about the 2006 Virginia Senate race between George Allen and Jim Webb, watches the video of Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina Democrat, physically assaulting a questioner and concludes it warrants three paragraphs on page C3, in the Reliable Source gossip column.

The opening sentence? “So what really happened when Rep. Bob Etheridge ran into a couple of self-described ‘students’ on the streets of D.C. last week?”

David Weigel, who used the term “hug” in his initial report on the altercation and has been receiving furious e-mails since, is cited; the Post should have let him write an actual print story on this. In this news nugget, there is little or no description beyond ‘grabbing the wrist’ of one of the young men.

This is not even bias anymore; this is information management, designed to ensure those who pick up the print version of the Post never encounter what the blogosphere is buzzing about.

So, just to recap: a Dem Congressman manhandles a kid and it gets the “one run, three-paragraph, page C-3” treatment, but a Republican Senator utters an obscure never-been-heard-before word that the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) just know is offensive gets the “100+ runs and 13 front page stories” treatment.  Nope…no liberal media bias!

Exit question, though a predictable and rhetorical one:  What would the reaction have been from the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) had a Republican done this?

June 15, 2010 - Posted by | media bias, moonbats


  1. Let’s say the kids were radical melita wing nuts from the back woods, and they were being aggressive and inappropriate, what this congressman did would still be wrong.

    Republicans have faced much worse than that every day for the past decade and show restraint. Where is that story in the Wa Post, NYT or any other paper.

    Comment by steve | June 15, 2010

  2. Let’s just hope N.C. takes out their trash come November!

    Comment by tnjack | June 15, 2010

  3. It may not be worthy of much ink in the MSM but I would wager it is a spectacular exhibition of “goose cooking” in NC.

    Comment by Lee | June 15, 2010

  4. A HUG??? Seriously?? If that’s a “hug”, remind me never to get that close to a Democrat. Holy cow!

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 15, 2010

  5. Congressman Bob Etheridge is a bully and a brute. He should be charged with assault for grappling that college student. If a Congressman grabbed me like that I’d knee him in the balls!

    Comment by SojournerLove | June 15, 2010

  6. If a Congressman grabbed me like that I’d knee him in the balls!

    They’d have to have some first.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 16, 2010

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