Can anyone conceive of a circumstance under which a sitting Republican Senator who’s currently being investigated by the FBI for allegedly doing the nasty with underage hookers wouldn’t be asked about said investigation on one of the big Sunday morning network talk shows? I can’t either. But if you’re Democrat, of course, it doesn’t even warrant a mention. Via Newsbusters:
On Friday it was revealed that the FBI is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) for allegedly sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
Despite this, when Menendez was given a six-minute interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC’s This Week Sunday, he was not asked one question about the investigation or the allegations (commentary follows with full transcript at end of post):
Raddatz began the interview asking Menendez about what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had previously said on the program concerning immigration. She followed this up by asking Menendez what he wanted to hear from the President about this issue.
Next, Raddatz asked Menendez about the controversy surrounding the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year – in particular, how he felt Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did during her testimony before Congress last week.
The next subject Raddatz chose was whether Menendez felt Chuck Hagel would be confirmed as Obama’s Secretary of Defense.
Raddatz concluded the interview by asking Menendez about the looming senatorial race in New Jersey between incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) and Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D).
All vitally important issues, I’m sure (sarc.), but had this been a GOP politician, the entire interview would have been about binders full of underage hookers. Indeed ABC would have devoted the entire first half of the show to grilling the Senator, followed by a half hour of six or eight liberals and one token Republican sitting at the "roundtable" discussing how insensitive the Republican Party is to women. Readers may recall that it was Martha Raddatz who repeatedly allowed Slow Joe "Bidenopoulos" to bloviate over Paul Ryan’s answers at the VP debate. Now here she is carrying the Democrats’ water again. What a surprise.