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Will Pelosi, Jennings backers in media apologize to ousted GOP Congressman?
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2. They can admit that just as they insisted Mark Foley should forfeit his seat in Congress, so too should the Obama administration dismiss Mr. Jennings. Why? Because he signed on to behavior that, in the words of the New York Times — when the subject was Mark Foley — was described as “sexually predatory behavior.” In short, they can admit that they agree with Sean Hannity.
They’d rather take poison while jumping off a cliff. Into a vat of boiling oil. With a false bottom that leads straight to hell. Forever.
In this space? Like a lot of conservatives, many of whom believe that behavior between two consenting adults is indeed private, it was clear as day that Foley had done something wrong — very wrong. Sufficiently so that he indeed did the right thing by resigning instantly. These same standards, the very same, are being applied by conservatives to Mr. Jennings, who is believed to be a spectacularly bad choice for his job as, of all things, a “Safe Schools Czar.”
But if in fact the left continues to defend Jennings — and the Obama administration continues to keep him in his post — then it is time to open this conversation to a whole new level. To bring back Mark Foley. To walk him to the well of the House of Representatives.
It is time to have the Speaker of the House read a version of the resolution drafted above — having the guts to apologize to Mark Foley’s face.
Media Matters can reprint it, MSNBC’s Olbermann and Maddow can repent on-air, with Maddow specifically apologizing for her suggestion that a gay man should go to jail for expressing sexual desires to those of the legal age of consent. ABC, CBS and NBC can spend another 13 days doing 150 plus stories saying they were wrong in saying Mr. Foley was wrong. Mr. Rich of the Times can explain that, yes indeed, Mr. Foley is in fact really representative of gay men and that his paper’s editorial board was horribly wrong to label Mr. Foley a sexual predator. Mr. Stephanopoulos can admit that Foley’s entire career was not fairly considered. And last but certainly not least, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas can do a whole other piece apologizing for suggesting that what Mr. Jennings condoned is “sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick.”
Every last one of them can admit that Mr. Jennings is right. They, as, in Mr. Jennings own words as run in a video on the Hannity show, are “largely guilty, white, liberal straight people.”
There were no “sex crimes” committed by Mr. Foley as alleged by the Democratic National Congressional Committee. He had an entire career that was dismissed out of hand by biased, guilty, hate-mongering white liberals. And it is they, not Mr. Jennings or Mr. Foley, who are in fact, again in Mr. Jennings words, the real “threat to children.”
As is said somewhere on the cable dial:
We report. You decide.
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