The Silence of the Lambs
WASHINGTON – October 3, 2018
Hillary appears with Dem. Senator accused of sex with underage girls, media silent.
Lies, bigotry and double standards are the main features of the mainstream media today. Do you remember what words they used to denounce Kavanaugh's possible but unconfirmed near-rape of Ford, which happened 35 years ago? No witnesses, no evidence—only the words of an almost-raped woman with a good memory and a sick mind (in her own confession, she even had to go to therapy). But how much noise, how many indignant cries there were, what a concern for morality!
But now, when a Democratic senator who the Justice Department claimed had sex with underage prostitutes will be getting Hillary Clinton’s support in his bid for re-election, there’s not a single peep from the mainstream media.
Clinton is appearing at an Oct. 15 fundraiser for Sen. Bob Menendez, who at one time faced wide-ranging charges on allegations of corruption. After putting Menendez on trial for 11 weeks in 2017, the Justice Department eventually dismissed all charges against him after a hung jury.
The event is being sponsored by “Women for Menendez,” according to NorthJersey.com. Tickets start at $500 and peak at $5,400 per person. The event was first announced last month.
Bob Menendez is “Long friends and former colleagues with Hillary,” Menendez spokesman Steven Sandberg said. “She knows what’s at stake in this election and knows that New Jersey needs to send Sen. Menendez back to Washington.”
According to the latest poll released Monday, Menendez has a two-point lead over Republican challenger Bob Hugin (45% to 43%).
What possible reason could Democrats now have to support the candidacies of Sen. Bob Menendez, against whom prosecutors found corroborating evidence to support allegations of sex with underage prostitutes, and Rep. Keith Ellison, whose ex-girlfriend and her son accuse of physical abuse? Why does nearly the entire mainstream media keep silent about them? Where are their high morality standards? Why is nobody shouting with hysterics, demanding an FBI investigation? And this was not 35 years ago, but only in 2012.
I want to recall that the Menendez case traces to 2012, when a video surfaced in which women who said they were underage prostitutes claimed to have had sex with Menendez and another man named Melgen.
At one point, the government said in a filing that it had “specific, corroborated allegations that defendants Menendez and Melgen had sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.”
This did not deter Menendez from being a vocal critic of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh based on 30-year-old allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford.
One Republican, New Jersey State Assemblyman Mike Carroll, sounded off to NJ.com about what he saw as a double standard among Democrats.
“If they think it’s legitimate to go after Roy Moore for something that allegedly happened 40 years ago for which there is no contemporaneous proof, then it’s perfectly fair to go after Bob Menendez based on events that have been corroborated and are much more recent,” Carroll said in 2017.
Although the charges were eventually dropped, the Justice Department claimed that Menendez was unconvincing in his denials.
“Moreover, when the allegations were first reported, defendant Menendez defended himself with public statements that are easily disprovable. Specifically, he repeated several times that he had only flown on defendant Melgen’s private jet on three occasions. That representation is demonstrably false,” the Justice Department said in a filing.
It added that the claims “were not so easily disprovable as the defendants suggest,” according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.