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Why have the liberal news media largely ignored this major story??

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Why have the liberal news media largely ignored this major story??

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:45 pm

Seattle, WA is an extremely important hub of economic activity within our country, a very large & very prosperous metropolitan area, and a popular tourist destination.

The city has a high profile, to say the least.

One would think it's mayor - if accused of something as dastardly as child sexual abuse - would receive intense scrutiny from the national media.

Well, look what I found in an obscure location on CNN's home page today:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/us/seattl ... index.html

Headline: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after latest child sex-abuse allegation

Know how many PRIOR child sex abuse allegations were leveled against him?

Not one.
Not two.
Not three...
...but FOUR!!!! This one is NUMBER FIVE.

Why on f*cking earth has there been next to zero reporting of this monster in the mainstream media???

I love how CNN has (admittedly) made ZERO effort to reach out to the alleged victims.

The media are brushing this story almost completely under the rug. Shameful.

Of course, Mr. Murray is a liberal politician. I strongly suspect that has something to do with MSM's outrageously light reporting of this story to date.
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Re: Why have the liberal news media largely ignored this major story??

Post by Bryce » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:12 pm

I'm guessing for the same reason there has been scant coverage of the Robert Menendez corruption trial. If there had been an (R) after either of their names, the story would have been beaten to death.
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Re: Why have the liberal news media largely ignored this major story??

Post by bmw » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:42 pm

Not only is he a far-left loon, but he's also openly gay.

A far more important story is that Ted Cruz liked a porn video on twitter. It doesn't matter that it was one of his staffers, as long as it involves a republican politician and sex, then it is news. BIG NEWS!

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Post by NS8401 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 am

Between the hurricane ravaging D.C., North Korea and Russiagate and the actual hurricanes coming through Texas and Florida you aren't going to see this become an obsessed over story. Ditto for Menendez. If there weren't more important things going on they would be there. Ravaging Bill Clinton when he was under investigation the way they did kind of flies in the face of your theory MW...

Things only become THE story absent a story already going on. His political leanings have little to do with it.

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Post by craig11152 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:32 am

NS8401 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 am
Ravaging Bill Clinton when he was under investigation the way they did kind of flies in the face of your theory MW...

Things only become THE story absent a story already going on. His political leanings have little to do with it.
I think you are a bit naive/delusional my good man. First off the media could not possibly ignore a sitting President going through sex scandal AND impeachment process. But the media certainly can ignore, or not a mayor. As a middle of the road independent who tries to let the chips fall where they may I do believe the media overall has a liberal lean that includes picking the "smaller things" they want to become bigger things.
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Re: Why have the liberal news media largely ignored this major story??

Post by audiophile » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:54 am

craig11152 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:32 am
NS8401 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 am
Ravaging Bill Clinton when he was under investigation the way they did kind of flies in the face of your theory MW...

Things only become THE story absent a story already going on. His political leanings have little to do with it.
I think you are a bit naive/delusional my good man. First off the media could not possibly ignore a sitting President going through sex scandal AND impeachment process. But the media certainly can ignore, or not a mayor. As a middle of the road independent who tries to let the chips fall where they may I do believe the media overall has a liberal lean that includes picking the "smaller things" they want to become bigger things.
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Post by NS8401 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:32 am

craig11152 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:32 am
NS8401 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 am
Ravaging Bill Clinton when he was under investigation the way they did kind of flies in the face of your theory MW...

Things only become THE story absent a story already going on. His political leanings have little to do with it.
I think you are a bit naive/delusional my good man. First off the media could not possibly ignore a sitting President going through sex scandal AND impeachment process. But the media certainly can ignore, or not a mayor. As a middle of the road independent who tries to let the chips fall where they may I do believe the media overall has a liberal lean that includes picking the "smaller things" they want to become bigger things.
So should I take it that ANYTIME a Conservative is talked about negatively it's a sign of bias? Because every single negative thing said gets "liberal bias" trotted out there... it's hard to tell where reality and opportunistic overreaction meet here...

Conservatives constantly playing victim to whatever the bugaboo du jour is has become sickening and out of control... nobody is persecuting anybody for anything...

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Post by sgt schultz » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:37 pm

NS8401 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 am
Between the hurricane ravaging D.C., North Korea and Russiagate and the actual hurricanes coming through Texas and Florida you aren't going to see this become an obsessed over story. Ditto for Menendez. If there weren't more important things going on they would be there. Ravaging Bill Clinton when he was under investigation the way they did kind of flies in the face of your theory MW...

Things only become THE story absent a story already going on. His political leanings have little to do with it.

Come on. If he (dooshbagg Murray) was a conservative, the msm would be all over this like a fly on shit. In addition, the media of today is way more overboard than it was some 20 years ago, so your Billy boy theory can be thrown right out the window. Believe me, today's liberal msm would FIND the air time for a conservative mayor story, hurricanes or no hurricanes.
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Post by NS8401 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:21 pm

sgt schultz wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:37 pm
NS8401 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 am
Between the hurricane ravaging D.C., North Korea and Russiagate and the actual hurricanes coming through Texas and Florida you aren't going to see this become an obsessed over story. Ditto for Menendez. If there weren't more important things going on they would be there. Ravaging Bill Clinton when he was under investigation the way they did kind of flies in the face of your theory MW...

Things only become THE story absent a story already going on. His political leanings have little to do with it.

Come on. If he (dooshbagg Murray) was a conservative, the msm would be all over this like a fly on shit. In addition, the media of today is way more overboard than it was some 20 years ago, so your Billy boy theory can be thrown right out the window. Believe me, today's liberal msm would FIND the air time for a conservative mayor story, hurricanes or no hurricanes.
So just keep playing the victim... I'm not a liberal or conservative...

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Post by Lester The Nightfly » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Seattle, WA is an extremely important hub of economic activity within our country, a very large & very prosperous metropolitan area, and a popular tourist destination.

The city has a high profile, to say the least.

One would think it's mayor - if accused of something as dastardly as child sexual abuse - would receive intense scrutiny from the national media.

Well, look what I found in an obscure location on CNN's home page today:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/12/us/seattl ... index.html

Headline: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after latest child sex-abuse allegation

Know how many PRIOR child sex abuse allegations were leveled against him?

Not one.
Not two.
Not three...
...but FOUR!!!! This one is NUMBER FIVE.

Why on f*cking earth has there been next to zero reporting of this monster in the mainstream media???

I love how CNN has (admittedly) made ZERO effort to reach out to the alleged victims.

The media are brushing this story almost completely under the rug. Shameful.

Of course, Mr. Murray is a liberal politician. I strongly suspect that has something to do with MSM's outrageously light reporting of this story to date.
Jesus Christ MW, these are still, in the eyes of the law, allegations. The man has stepped down. Not condoning his actions in any way, shape or form but WTF do you want, a public execution? Be careful how you answer because there ARE conservative politicians that sure as the sun rises WILL find themselves in the same exact circumstances. Period.

Is your beef that it's not being served up to the public with chorus girls and sparklers? The information is plainly out there. Not enough righteous indignation and foaming of the mouth for you? What will make you happy? Again, be careful because what goes around comes around.

Sorry for the reaming but I thought you were a lot more level headed about the concept of media evisceration regardless of the form, means or content it's delivered.

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Post by Bryce » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:16 pm

Case in point.l NS. NK had just launched a missle over Japan. A MAJOR hurricane was bearing down on Texas. I tune into the Morning Schmoe errr Joe, and the first ten minutes of the program, starting at 6 AM were spent on the T Rump/ Russia thing complete with guests commenting on it.

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Post by NS8401 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:28 pm

Bryce wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Case in point.l NS. NK had just launched a missle over Japan. A MAJOR hurricane was bearing down on Texas. I tune into the Morning Schmoe errr Joe, and the first ten minutes of the program, starting at 6 AM were spent on the T Rump/ Russia thing complete with guests commenting on it.

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It's a politically focused program on a politically focused network... what exactly do you expect?

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Post by Bryce » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:33 pm

Hope I'm watching a different network when WW III breaks out.
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Post by screen glare » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:45 am

You won't be watching any network, Bryce. You'll be folded in half with your head between your legs kissing your ass Goodbye.
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Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Jesus Christ MW, these are still, in the eyes of the law, allegations. The man has stepped down. Not condoning his actions in any way, shape or form but WTF do you want, a public execution?
There is no reason to resign if the charges are without merit.

You know damn well the media would've been all over this like rats on cheese if such allegations were leveled against a major city mayor with Republican party ties.

I'm not asking for a public execution. I'm asking for the media to treat people of different political persuasions equally, and I am also asking for the media to report factually & consistently.
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Post by NS8401 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:06 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Jesus Christ MW, these are still, in the eyes of the law, allegations. The man has stepped down. Not condoning his actions in any way, shape or form but WTF do you want, a public execution?
There is no reason to resign if the charges are without merit.

You know damn well the media would've been all over this like rats on cheese if such allegations were leveled against a major city mayor with Republican party ties.

I'm not asking for a public execution. I'm asking for the media to treat people of different political persuasions equally, and I am also asking for the media to report factually & consistently.
To test this we would need a Republican mayor that did the EXACT same thing... none seem to be currently available however...

And there is that lousy victim of the liberal media card again...

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Post by TC Talks » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:27 pm

From the perspective of someone who has been in Seattle since Sunday, he has been in the headlines since this story broke on the front page consuming the entire top fold. These are allegations only he has not been charged with a crime.

President Trump has 17 clear conflict of interest issues that the conservative media has also chosen to neglect. MW, does this also outrage you?
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Post by audiophile » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:35 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Jesus Christ MW, these are still, in the eyes of the law, allegations. The man has stepped down. Not condoning his actions in any way, shape or form but WTF do you want, a public execution?
There is no reason to resign if the charges are without merit.

You know damn well the media would've been all over this like rats on cheese if such allegations were leveled against a major city mayor with Republican party ties.

I'm not asking for a public execution. I'm asking for the media to treat people of different political persuasions equally, and I am also asking for the media to report factually & consistently.
That would be nice. Heck I would be thrilled if they just were fair when using names for pro-life persons.
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Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:19 pm

T.C. Talks, I would argue most media have done a piss poor job covering Trump's conflicts and transgressions, and yes, it does upset me to a degree.

Those things are not as troubling as sexual abuse of children, though.
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Post by Lester The Nightfly » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:32 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:19 pm
T.C. Talks, I would argue most media have done a piss poor job covering Trump's conflicts and transgressions, and yes, it does upset me to a degree.

Those things are not as troubling as sexual abuse of children, though.
So now I guess I'm still unclear about the nature of your complaint. Is it the sexual abuse that is the issue or that it's sexual abuse committed by a liberal? Either way the perpetrator is a solid lock for civil or criminal court proceedings and those proceedings will be covered by the press, so again I'm unclear what has you so stirred up, let alone what would resolve your discontent.

If it's the abuse aspect, that's fine. I was none too happy when the Dennis Hastert story came out, none too happy with Penn State/Sandusky/JoPa. If I were foolish enough to make comparisons, those were a great deal more high profile than a city mayor, therefore naturally generating more coverage. It's a horrible crime and deserves the harshest of condemnation. Is there any evidence that the media has let Murray off the hook, arguably like JoPa? I've not seen it. So that brings me back to being puzzled by your outrage. Is it a case of 'life ain't fair'? If that's it, you're right, life ain't fair. If it were Hastert would still be in jail and JoPa's statue would have been melted for scrap metal. Yet here we are.

Murray lost his job and will most certainly be facing legal issues for the rest of his life. As cumbersome and ungainly as it is, the system hasn't completely broken quite yet but whining about who got more ink seems like a trivial pursuit. It's a poor hill to die on.

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