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June 10, 2011

Super-Feminist, Woman-Supporting, Truth-To-Power Liberal Female Legislators Stand Mute In Awed Silence When Confronted With Weiner

"I'm not getting into that," the brave Dianne Feinstein vowed when asked about Weiner's overdue resignation.

And why should you. And why should you.

Meanwhile, the left media returns to its Clinton playbook. Jon Stewart, who initially informed us that if Weiner actually did this, he had "to go," now puts the clown nose back on and tells us all this is just sooo silly.

He demonstrates to use there are "more important" stories to cover, by spinning a wheel of stories "c***-blocked" by WeinerGate coverage, using a dildo as a pointer to stop the wheel.

Clown nose on. How droll. How take-the-piss.

He claims this having himself covered WeinerGate, always in a way that minimized it (promoting leftwing blogs for doing "journalism" by making up conspiracy claims), and also having of course covered Sarah Palin's bus tour a lot.

And of course the media too continued focusing like a laser on the Only Story That Matters, Sarah Palin. Did he similarly chide the media for that?

Oh no, of course not. That served The Narrative.

And it turns out the liberal media didn't even cover WeinerGate all that much. The media knows how to really flood the zone (in Howell Raines' words) on stories they like.

Time, Newsweek Offered Cover Stories, 15 Pages to Mark Foley in 2006; But About 160 Tiny Words on Weinergate

Right, right, right. I forgot, Mark Foley was not some kind of tawdry triviality. That was huge news, right?

And Ted Haggerty. Also huge news, right?

Anthony Weiner? How silly. Why should we waste our time on such rot.

By the way: Does the left realize why this continues to be a story?

In a perfect world, this would have been a three day story, day one, the news, day two, the aftermath, day three, the "lessons learned."

But it's not that, because Weiner, and the left which protects and enables him, continue to dispute clearly-demonstrable truths and insist that nothing at all happened here, indulging one conspiracy theory after another to exonerate their precious puffed-up bantam of partisan outrage.

We'd like to move past this, Jon. Honestly, I have repeatedly promised my readers I'd get off our current "all dick" format. I'd like to keep that promise.

But I can't, because assholes like you continue insisting that Reality is other than it actually is.

And of course Howard Kurtz, who seems to get his news from Daily Kos Diarists but will not confirm or deny this, pronounced the whole thing "faked" to the "twerps" asking him why there was no coverage. Kurtz habit is to get stories 100% wrong, and then, when called in to write the piece on the media's judgment on stories, give them an A and note how "obvious" these stories were, even as he was denying there was anything to them.

And Howard Kurtz is of course joining Stewart in claiming the media is "out of control" in overcovering this story.

Like they "overcovered" the Edwards story, I suppose.

But not like how they gave Ted Haggerty and Mark Foley the perfect sweet spot amount of coverage.

Most of MSNBC's hosts -- with the notable exception of Ed Shultz, and the partial exception of Chris Matthews, who was skeptical of Weiner's initial denials but now seems convinced he's come completely clean -- are on a campaign of minimziation.

See, especially, Rachel Maddow, who insists there's nothing to see here and it's all a laugh.

And remember, she's the smart, reasonable, sweet-as-sugar hostest that even conservatives could watch because she's so damn careful and factual. That is, when she's not using her show to zealously promote every ludicrous #Hacked! theory the fever-swamps of the sinestrosphere could dream up.

But let's take her judgment, that this is all so silly.

I mean, I'm sure she'll be right one of these times.

Won't she?

And Speaking of Mark Foley: Asked for comment on Weiner, he said the "uniqueness" of the Internet "traps" people like this.

Of course, that's his excuse, too.

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