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July 26, 2013

Evening Open Thread

MSNBC's got a fevah, and the only cure is continuing the riotous claim that Detroit went bankrupt due to its excessive libertarianism and fiscal restraint.

The Daily Mail is now treating Sydney Leathers as a celebrity, which isn't that surprising, as they treat British reality tv people no one ever heard of as celebrities too.

Worth repeating: Despite the media's determination to shield Democrats from a single Democrats' scandals, in fact the Democratic Party covered up for Bob Filner, and in fact even pressured a woman who knew about his groping to support him for mayor anyway. Even after she'd warned the party about him.

Saldaña said she contacted former party Chairman Jess Durfee with the allegations and Durfee was among a group of Democratic leaders who met with Filner to discuss them that summer. She said nothing happened.

“As disgraceful as Bob’s behavior has been, it’s been tolerated by our Democratic Party leadership,” she said.

Saldaña said Filner never personally harassed her and declined to say who alleged to have had run-ins with the mayor. She said former City Councilwoman Donna Frye, who is calling for Filner’s resignation over unspecified sexual harassment allegations, inspired her to talk.

Saldaña has a long history of conflict with Filner, most prominently over a failed border sewage treatment project about a decade ago. She also wound up endorsing him for mayor.

Party leaders, she said, made it clear that if people didn’t support Filner they wouldn’t receive their support again.

Obama has gone from saying that no one is more outraged by the IRS targeting scandal than he to calling it a "phony scandal." No one from the press asks how he "evolved" on this issue, just like they didn't ask him how he "evolved" on gay marriage. Those affected by these "phony scandals" speak up, including Patricia Smith (mother of Benghazi victim Chris Smith) and and targeted Tea Partier Becky Gerittson.

The media might not ask Obama how these "outrageous scandals" became "phony scandals," but I think they actually know the reason:


Meanwhile, heavyset and charmless MSNBC staffer Chuck Todd is also now talking up a "phony scandal," that of the habit of the media to identify Republican scandal-makers as (R) but so often forgetting to do so with their Democrat chums. He says it's a "phony whine."

Update [JohnE.]: And the middle class.


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