Just like the media made sure sitting Democrat Congressman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) paid no political price for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom,” so too will the media give sitting Congressman Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) a pass for posting an article on his website that refers to his openly gay GOP opponent as a “Mary.”
CNN and the rest of the media will spend days obsessing over and savaging celebrities like “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson and Ted Nugent — two men with absolutely no power whatsoever.
But actual Democrats in power get away with anything and everything; especially when their target is a Republican.
If a Republican Congressman or right-of-center D-List celebrity did this, the media would explode for a week. The “Mary” incident, however, will be written off by CNN and the rest as a local crime, or something.
The mainstream media doesn’t care about bigotry. They merely pretend to when it can be used to protect Democrats and club Republicans.
Here is a link to Dem Rep. Scott Peters campaign site where his opponent is referred to as “Mary.”
UPDATE: Peters has taken down the offending page. Here is a screenshot. You can see the full-size screenshot here.
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