The Washington Post assigned twenty reporters to find dirt on Republican Donald Trump. They succeeded and continue to undermine his administration. Did twenty reporters from this newspaper go after the Democrat Hillary Clinton? I do not think so. How many reporters went after Republican Judge Roy Moore? I do not know. But, since Moore’s recent history as a conservative and a Republican, I can reasonably say that the case closely resembles Trump’s. I doubt that any reporters at the WaPo or any other Democrat paper gave as much attention to Moore’s Democrat opponent for the U.S. Senate seat.
This episode exposes one of the severe weaknesses of the Republican Party. Its leadership does not seem to take it role as a political party seriously. They have not bothered to assign an appropriate number of investigators to find dirt on Democrats. This, after all we know about Democrats like John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, the Hollywood perverts like Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner and so on. My Goodness! Ted Kennedy crashed his car into a river with his girlfriend in it and ran away allowing her do drown. Democrats still elected him, again and again. Then, we have the case of Gary Studds, another Democrat from Massachusetts. He had a homosexual affair with an underage intern. When the affair came into light, he said that it was consensual and nobody’s business. And that was it. The Dems re-elected him to Congress.
The editors and writers of the WaPo and many other newspapers have great power to make or break a political candidate. Yet, we know nothing about them. We read a story and glance at a by-line and give it no further thought. Yet, the journalists demand to know everything about a politician—at least when he is a conservative. What if a conservative candidate investigated the editors and reporters of the newspapers which investigated him? What would such an investigation dredge up?
Some years back, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune lost his job, because he had an affair with a 17 year old girl. At that time, considering the Trib’s editorial philosophy regarding sexual liberation, I thought this would enhance his resume and result in a promotion. But, no, apparently in Democrat institutions consistency has its limits. A few years later, the editor of the Trib’s “Perspective” page lost his job because of his sexual abuse of a boy. The “Perspective” page acted as the gate-keeper of opinion. Some opinions made it to the light, some stayed buried. What kind of opinions would a homosexual child-molester suppress? Didn’t the editors know what he was like when they hired him? No? Why didn’t they do their job? I can only imagine what 10 or 20 investigators could find in the backgrounds of the employees of major papers such as the WaPo, N.Y. Times, CBS News (Democrat Dan Rather, anchor, lost his job because he used a fake document to smear George W. Bush.), ABC, NBC and the rest.
Unfortunately, none of this will transpire. Republicans and conservatives, as filthy rich as they are, do not take journalism seriously enough to fund their own newspapers and TV stations to compete in the marketplace with the Democrats.