Free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez
Media Double Standard Protects Sen. Menendez
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The Daily Caller (DC) has documented the incredible lack of interest in covering a story involving the FBI and an investigation linked to a prominent Democratic New Jersey U.S. senator. The Miami Herald is reporting, “Stringing up crime scene tape and using a locksmith, the FBI on Tuesday and Wednesday raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez — who has denied what he calls the ‘fallacious allegations.’”
DC, which has been one of the few news organizations to have stayed on this story, points out that it has been covered by local network affiliates in West Palm Beach, Florida, but there has been no coverage of the story by ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC or CNN. Actually, documents posted just last week show that ABC News was aware of this as far back as last May.
Menendez was a guest on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, January 27, and host Martha Raddatz chose to not even bring it up.
When asked this week by Breitbart News to comment, Sen. Menendez said, “I have no comment and I’m not going to dignify that story.”
And this isn’t the only story that has been dogging him lately. The AP reported back in December that “Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities…The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.”
The amazing part of all this is that Menendez knows that he can go on shows like ABC’s This Week and there isn’t a chance that he will be asked about any of this. If he were a Republican senator, and caught up in even one of these two scandals, the media would be covering the story constantly. But instead, he is one of the co-sponsors of the latest effort at so-called comprehensive immigration reform. The media don’t want to do anything that might impede that effort.