Do you think there is a HUGE, HUGE double standard evident now between how the two political parties are held?

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Do you think there is a HUGE, HUGE double standard evident now between how the two political parties are held?

Bignuf Bignuf
I posted a similar question in the past, but that was BEFORE this whole Herman Cain pulling out of the race event. I think this shows an amazing amount of hypocrisy and a double standard that is SO clear, no one could deny it.

I don't care what party you support, or what your politics are, you cannot deny that for one party, a CANDIDATE for the nomination...not even the nominee yet, was hounded mercilessly by the press about an ALLEGATION of sexual abuse and an allegation of an affair, without a scrap of proof, to the point where no ISSUES were being discussed and that candidate was driven out of the field of nominees.

Meanwhile, the OTHER party not only did NOT remove a sitting president, but despite lies to the press and public, then admissions of guilt, despite VERY positive proof (on blue dresses) and outright adultery in the oval office itself, the press allowed everything to pretty much slide. In fact, allowing that same individual to get re-elected after all that broke!!!!

So, do you also see an amazing and undeniable level of Double Standard here, by the press, in the way the two parties personal situations are handled??? Does that strike you as completely hypocritical, biased, manipulative of the public (rather then informative) and just plain WRONG?
Don't assume you know MY politics from this question, I guarantee you DON'T. What I am upset about is having the press so distort and drive public opinion that they can make or break candidates and thus make THEIR political bent happen for the rest of us. It means THEY have assumed the power away from the public. The press used to be the safe bastion of information and truth to HELP keep the public free. I now fear they are a manipulating machine, driving the discourse they way THEY want it driven and in a free society, that is a very bad thing.

What are YOUR thoughts????
12/04/2011
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
I think people are more outraged/upset when they find out something was hidden. If the person admits an incident and owns up to it, they'll prolly see a spike in their ratings.
12/05/2011
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I posted a similar question in the past, but that was BEFORE this whole Herman Cain pulling out of the race event. I think this shows an amazing amount of hypocrisy and a double standard that is SO clear, no one could deny it.

I don't care ...
I agree with your sentiments completely. I believe those of us who are conservative or reserved will make their voice heard at the ballot box. But the liberal press is bias. It would interest you to know that even during the founding of our nation, the ‘Press’ was very bias but even more vicious.

Take a look at a book titled, “Infamous Scribblers” by Eric Burns who describes it in great detail. The journalism of that era (comparable our press today) always feuded, lied, and the passions were often partisan, fabricated, overheated, scandalous, sensationalistic and indispensable though. There were high-minded people like Thomas Paine; the hatchet man James Callender, and a rebellious crowd of propagandists, pamphleteers, and publishers who spewed the events of the time. Something we can learn about.

Has anything change since?
12/05/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I think he was a ridiculous candidate and woefully unprepared for political office. Much less the presidency.

Not to mention, Clinton received a huge amount of hounding for that affair. Huge. Don't rewrite history like he didn't. It was Cain's choice to suspend his campaign, and probably had a good deal to do with his wife, as well. This was not an instance of the evil liberal media pushing someone out of a race. He was a bad candidate, his campaign was poorly organized and not going well. This was inevitable. Any politically savvy person should have been able to call that from the beginning.
12/05/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
I do feel there is an obvious bias in the media. Fox, CNN, MSNBC all have their camp of choice, and report from there. I do think that Herman Cain was an excellent candidate, based on having been a fan of his for years. It isn't exactly fair to say that he didn't have enough political experience when our sitting president has an equally lacking political resume... I get frustrated with the media, and have to do an incredible amount of independent research and cross referencing to get the truth.
12/05/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
bill clinton is just the high profile example example, in recent history the democrats who were caught cheating left office. spitzer, weiner, edwards was out of office, but his career is gone now david wu, they all left office during their terms. compare that with recent republican sex scandals, david vitter, had sex with prostitutes, was re-elected in 2010, larry craig was a hypocrite, retired, mark sanford, lied about leaving to see mistress, term limited out of office, john ensign, who had an extramarital affair with an aides wife and paid them off 100k and left office years after it was discovered. i'd say it's the republicans getting the pass, or at least holding tough longer than the democrats.
12/06/2011
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