Quote (IceMage @ Oct 23 2019 06:16pm)
I think Goom has a point that had this been a Republican politician, MSM would've picked it up as fast as they could've. The comparison between Trump and a Congresswoman is silly, but the point still has merit.
Although the hypocrisy is there, I'm still not sure what would've happened had this been a Republican woman. The text messages aren't verifiable unless you have the source, the pictures are somewhat but you don't want to just publish them without a story behind it. It's more like the MSM were justifiably cautious, even though they wouldn't have been if it were a Republican(particularly a man).
In a world where we get the entire media sphere ablaze over a report of someone's uncle's roommate's cousin overhearing a conversation at a bar by an unnamed source familiar with the matter, I don't think they can really excuse it to much with the text messages being unverified. I mean, its true, they can't 100% confirm the authenticity of the texts and photos until Rep. Hill comments like she did- but the evidence was so overwhelming and implausible to fake that it would be like 99.999% confirmation. And at a minimum, responsible media could have just laid out what the allegations and evidence were without stating it as fact.
Its pretty telling that the media did
finally start covering the story, but only
from the narrative of "Rep. Hill denies allegations of..." If you were an unaware person who just stumbled across the story on CNN today, you might think you missed the story earlier this week.
anyway, the meat of the allegation boils down to an otherwise consensual affair with a staffer, which if everyone was reasonable and evenhanded would just result in a formal ethics rebuke, slap on the wrist and let her go back to her career. Not something to even lose committee seats over in my opinion, but as a vulnerable first term swing state democrat who has already betrayed her moderate campaign platform, she deserves the political fallout at the polls. The only insanity will come if democrats really do try to push forward with the narrative of 'muh revenge porn' and insist on shooting the messenger. Its going to be a sign of the times if the woman who cheated on her husband can have him arrested for leaking the pictures proving she cheated on him. It would say that someone's implicit sexual privacy is enforceable by criminal law, but a spouse's explicit marriage vows are not.
on a tangential note, I recently learned adultery is actually still illegal in minnesota under a statute nobody has ever enforced. I want to add that to the pile for Ilhan Omar https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.36
/e oh and of course it doesn't apply to married men
, only dirty whores. Classic frontier era patriarchy ^^This post was edited by Goomshill on Oct 23 2019 10:25pm