If a conservative politician does something or is alleged to have done something ill-advised of the sexual nature, chances are it will be on the radar of the mainstream media. But what about liberals – like New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner?
According Andrew Breitbart, there’s a double standard not only in the mainstream media, but among members of Congress as well. On Tuesday’s “Follow the Money” on the Fox Business Network, Breitbart went right after those politicians. However, he also had a few words for CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, who attacked Breitbart earlier in the day.
“Look, there’s clearly a double standard with the mainstream media,” Breitbart said. “If this were a Republican, like Mike Lee or Larry Craig or Mark Foley, it becomes the single most important story in the history of the media for three weeks, four weeks. We are inundated with it and then the Nancy Pelosis and Anthony Weiners of the world come out there and say there has to be the ethics investigation because this is how Republicans are but yet the Democrats right now are going out there on TV just like Jeffrey Toobin who has been involved in his own sexual scandal – Jeffrey Toobin who sought out during Monica Lewinsky tried to investigate into Henry Hyde’s sex life going back years and this guy is going on television today to say we shouldn’t pay attention to an alleged hack into a congressman’s computer? It’s ridiculous.”
Breitbart continued by asking if Comedy Central “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who is a long-time friend of Weiner’s, would go after Weiner on his show – which Stewart did ultimately do on his Tuesday program.
“Let’s talk about media cover-ups,” Breitbart said. “Very few people know this, but Jon Stewart and Congressmen Weiner were once roommates. I feel bad for Congressman Weiner because the double entendres are keeping this story alive to a great extent as well. Will comic genius Jon Stewart cover this obviously comedic rich territory when this used to be his old roommate?”