When our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media are forced to report on a Democrat who has done something wrong, their unerring instinct is to try to find a Republican who has done something at least similar. A recent example: “Brian Williams got suspended for six months? Let’s get Bill O’Reilly!” Their lovable bumbling is fun to watch, and you can rest assured that they won’t learn anything from it. Learning isn’t really their thing.
ABC’s Jon Karl is one of the less offensive gatekeepers of American media, but even he can’t resist a nice, tasty tu quoque. Take it away, Jon:
Hillary Clinton isn’t the only official who uses a non-government email address.
A business card obtained by ABC News shows that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, lists his Gmail address on his official House card.
OMG! How dare Chaffetz criticize the next President of the United States for doing something he does himself? I’ll bet he uses computers and cellphones too. He’s probably even on Twitter. What a hypocrite! Etc., etc.
Or, you could stop and take a breath, like Karl was finally forced to. Here’s the very, very last paragraph of his story:
Chaffetz told ABC News that his business card was not paid for with government funds and that Congress is not subject to the Federal Records Act. He said that he uses both a Gmail account and a government email account.
Whereas Hillary Clinton was subject to the Federal Records Act as Secretary of State, and reportedly she never used a government email account during her tenure. A fact that we now know only because Trey Gowdy uncovered it. Oh, and Chaffetz put his address on his business card, whereas Clinton, as usual, veiled hers in secrecy.
Other than that, though…
Hey, you tried, Jon. Better luck next time.
Update: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA