From the “thanks for saying something” file, we have ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts, who appeared on the channel’s “This Week” program on Sunday to sing that all-too-common refrain we hear every time one of these sexual predators gets caught: Oh, we all knew about THAT GUY.
In this case, though, considering that the “That Guy” in question is the Democratic – cough, cough – “icon” known as Rep. John Conyers, we probably shouldn’t be too surprised that the mainstream media did nothing to uncover his dirty deeds. Quite the contrary, we imagine they worked very hard over the years to avoid any mention of his scandalous behavior.
In a discussion about the sexist culture on Capitol Hill with Martha Raddatz and Anna Palmer, Roberts said that it has always been the nature of Washington to circle the wagons and protect their own.
“The fact that people are willing to be public can change things,” she said. “I mean, we all talked about this for years.”
Then she said that Conyers’ misconduct came as no surprise to her or anyone else in the Washington media.
“Don’t get in the elevator with him, you know, and the whole every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him,” said Roberts. “Now people are saying it out loud. And I think that does make a difference.”
Unbelievable. If there were a Republican congressman who was known for being such a sexual deviant that the word around town was “don’t get in an elevator with him,” do you think the media would have kept it a secret for years and years? Or do you think they would have put their best investigative reporters on the scent to make sure they brought him down by any means possible?
It’s just disgusting that these reporters can sit there on live TV and act like it’s…funny or something…that they all knew about this and never said anything about it. We’re not suggesting that they should be reporting DC rumors on their newscasts, but seriously? Nothing? At all? Ever? This is decidedly NOT how they report on President Trump.
Oh and by the way…have you noticed the astounding disparity between the amount of coverage the Conyers scandal has gotten when compared to the Roy Moore allegations?
Yeah, so have we.