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Different standards for scandals

Not Another Missing Governor?
June 25, 2009 by Jim Geraghty

The bad news is that the Washington Post doesn’t know where Virginia governor Tim Kaine is. The good news is they’re pretty sure he’s not in Appalachia or Argentina:

But repeated attempts to review Kaine’s schedule — in Richmond, around the state or across the country — before and after he became DNC chairman in late January have been unsuccessful. The Washington Post has requested Kaine’s calendar through the governor’s office, the DNC and his political action committee, Moving Virginia Forward. The requests have been denied or gone unanswered.

CNN Completely Omits Democrats’ Sex Scandals, Zeroes in on GOP
June 25, 2009 by Matthew Balan

NBC, CBS, and ABC Highlight Sanford’s GOP Label; Downplayed Label For Disgraced Dem
June 25, 2009 by Kyle Drennen

In the wake of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s admission to having an affair, evening and morning newscasts on NBC, CBS, and ABC all immediately identified him as a Republican. In contrast, in March of last year, the networks rarely identified disgraced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer as a Democrat in the wake of his affair with a prostitute.

Former Clinton Aide Stephanopoulos: Dems Have a Harder Time Surviving Sex Scandals
June 25, 2009 by Scott Whitlock

Former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos appeared on Thursday’s Good Morning America to bizarrely assert that Democrats have a harder times surviving sex scandals than Republicans. While discussing South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, he breathlessly claimed, “We’ve never seen anything like this before” and never mentioned his former boss, Bill Clinton, who escaped impeachment conviction after being caught in a sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky.

Stephanopoulos and Krugman: Democrats Punish Adulterers More Harshly
June 28, 2009 by Noel Sheppard

“Politicians of both parties stray. The Democrats actually seem to punish their strayers more harshly.”

So said — with a straight face no less! — the New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Sunday’s “This Week.”

Even more laughable, for at least the third time in so many days, former Clinton advisor, and current “This Week” host, George Stephanopoulos agreed.

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