Republican Leadership Has Failed to Take Journalism Seriously

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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.


Benjamin Goldstein Added Nov 14, 2017 - 2:24pm not take journalism seriously enough to fund their own newspapers
That's why Breitbart became such a game changer.
Utpal Patel Added Nov 14, 2017 - 3:44pm
It’s not news that the main stream media leans left.  This bias isn’t directed or paid for by the Democratic Party, the liberal media leans left on its own accord.  So it’s completely ridiculous to fault the Republican Party for the fact the liberal media has dirt on one of our candidates.  It’s also completely ridiculous to think a solution to the problem is for the Republican Party to fund our own newspapers and TV stations.  That’s the surest way to turn voters off to our message as nobody likes a press controlled by money.  So long as we keep preaching less government and lower taxes, our message will resonate.   
Thomas Sutrina Added Nov 14, 2017 - 3:55pm
GOP are sinners that ignore the words of Christ whoever has not sinned cast the first stone.  McConnell said anyone that hates conservatives more then Democrats throw every stone you can find.  
Judge Roy Moore very well could have been a jerk in his 30's.  That is not  the question we should ask.  The question we should ask is what happened in his 40's 50's 60's 70's and 80's.   You see from my understanding this immature man grew up and became a man.  He married a women with children and raised them as his own.  They met at a church where he likely went to grow up.  Alabama is election not electing perfection but a man that has seen the darker side and choose the light.  He is not  Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, or Kevin Spacey that never stopped and used their power to abuse others.  Used their power to corrupt other to pimp for them and used their power to threaten and hid the truth. 
I just found out that the Alabama reports knew about these allegations for years and said it wasn't a story.  Why is clearly stated above. 
Dino Manalis Added Nov 14, 2017 - 4:32pm
Democrats generally adore their leaders, while Republicans usually criticize them.
Mike Haluska Added Nov 15, 2017 - 11:43am
Why should President Trump take the Mainstream Media seriously when the Mainstream Media has abandoned objective journalism and openly admits it?
Mike Haluska Added Nov 15, 2017 - 11:47am
According to every poll, the vast majority of Americans have a very low (<10%) opinion of the media's credibility. 
Bill H. Added Nov 15, 2017 - 11:57am
Both political parties these days continuously act like school children, as do those who become dedicated followers of either party. Seems that it is all about simply seeing how opposite each party can become of the other one. As an example, our current "leader" is fixated on simply cancelling everything his predecessor accomplished, even if his new concepts are worse than the one he is cancelling. His supporters seem to go along with virtually any plan he comes up with, even if it effects them in a negative way.
There was a time when both parties seemed to work together for what was really important, the betterment of the country. What I am now witnessing appears to me as a dictatorship in the making based on similar traits in other dictator-run countries. This includes factors like rallies full of cheering people who applaud anything their "leader" shouts at the crowd (even at a large group of Boy Scouts at their Jamboree - WTF?), a constant attempt to stifle news outlets that are critical of him (here's a recent example from a few days ago ), his moves to take over broadcast news outlets using his powers over the FCC, his latest desire to take over the Justice Department and the FBI, and his general constant display of ego, negativity, and constant lying and cover-ups.
Take a look inside of Trump's 100 million dollar penthouse and tell me you don't see the makings of a Czar's palace or the palace Saddam Hussein resided in for years.