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Vanity: Help Ignorant "Talking Heads" Distinguish Between Weiner and Vitter on Talk Shows
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Posted on 06/10/2011 7:46:59 AM PDT by RavenATB

I was just watching Lanny Davis lying his way through an interview about Anthony Weiner, on Fox News. Of couse, Davis took the opportunity to pretend that there was a good comparison between the Weiner story and the story of David Vitter's scandal. The female "talking head" was so ignorant about the Vitter case that she allowed Davis to grossly mischaracterize the Vitter incident.

So, I think we should offer these talking heads a little data to help them understand the difference. Because it's obvious that neither the Fox News on-air staff, nor the bone-heads they hire to offer opinion, know the details.


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KEYWORDS: davisisweinersbuddy; lannydavisapaidliar; mediawhore; vitter; weiner; weinergate
Vitter-- 1. Confessed to his wife years before the scandal became public, without being confronted by anyone over the incident 2. Asked for his wife's forgiveness 3. Stopped the behavior years before it became public knowledge 4. Never tried to blame anyone else, or smear anyone else to cover his tracks 5. Has never been accused of attempting to seduce girls less than half his age

Weiner-- 1. Slandered an innocent citizen (Breitbart) in an effort to cover his tracks 2. Preyed on young girls who did not initiate the lude behavior 3. Lied about his lured activities to media, his family, his friends, and his staff 4. Only confessed to his wife after he found it no longer possible to lie with any hope of being believed

Please add your own thoughts to this. Hopefully some 'talking head' or Fox on-air news-reader will stumble across this thread and become a bit more enlightened about the differences between the Weiner scandal and the Vitter scandal, so guys like Lanny Davis will have a harder time lying to uninformed Fox viewers.

1 posted on 06/10/2011 7:47:04 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: RavenATB

“Slandered an innocent citizen....”

The most obnoxious and dangerous of all.

It’s like making a blanket accusation of the “rich”,
“big oil”, “big pharma”, etcetera, ad nauseum in order to gain access to all that wonderful, never-ending tax money that’s available just for the taking.

IMHO


2 posted on 06/10/2011 7:51:31 AM PDT by ripley
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To: RavenATB
Weiner uses visual aids...


3 posted on 06/10/2011 7:52:22 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (Because he was the son you bore, And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!)
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To: RavenATB
This a childish tick in the liberal mind. Anytime you are caught in an intellectually tenuous position defending someone, grasp out for an analogous situation and mischarachterize it. I have to say it's like brain junk food and most people buy it, the old..well he did it to. We as conservatives have to stop trying to covert the nonconvertible, they need to be ignored, shamed and defunded. I am sick of arguing with idiots as Glenn Beck's book likes to say. Some people are reprobate and cannot be saved, they love their hate, envy and ignorance, it makes up the patina of their lives, fixated on the wealth, success and happiness of others and trying to squelch it.
4 posted on 06/10/2011 7:54:41 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: RavenATB
It's like arguing with a potted plant. No point.

Look, the Dems do have some merit that those who campaign openly on a family values/faith platform should be held to a higher standard.

5 posted on 06/10/2011 7:56:38 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: RavenATB
As smarmy as infidelity is, Weiner's in a different class.

The pervert class.

6 posted on 06/10/2011 7:58:21 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: RavenATB
It's like arguing with a potted plant. No point.

Look, the Dems do have some merit that those who campaign openly on a family values/faith platform should be held to a higher standard.

7 posted on 06/10/2011 7:58:31 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: RavenATB
Please add your own thoughts to this.
Okay...

So, I think we should offer these talking heads a little data to help them understand the difference.
Have you ever seen somebody digging a ditch, who you know is getting paid to dig it, and offered to step in and dig it for them for free?

8 posted on 06/10/2011 8:00:24 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: RavenATB

Weiner is nothing more than an internet flasher who sent unwanted pics of his genitals to woman who didn’t ask to see such things. Some of these women were minors.

The fact that the Democrats liberals are out there defending Weiner and his crimes is just plain creepy.


9 posted on 06/10/2011 8:02:37 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Socialism works great until capitalism hits a rough spot)
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To: RavenATB
I'm OK with bringing up old sex scandals to defend Weiner.

What are the differences between Weiner and Bill Clinton?

1. Weiner didn't commit perjury and lose his law license.

2. Weiner didn't use police officers to acquire his girls.

3. Weiner didn't forcibly rape anyone.

4. Weiner didn't threaten unruly girlfriends with death and disfigurement.

5. Weiner didn't commit sodomy with a cigar.

6. Weiner was condemned by his fellow Democrats.

Anything else?

10 posted on 06/10/2011 8:05:07 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: ken5050
Unless they can say that VItter campaigned on family values, I don't see your point as valid. Democrats have no trouble arguing for “integrity” (see Pelosi “drain the swamp” comments) when it suits their purpose, so let's not pretend that the “right” is the only side that attempts to make an argument based on what we used to think of as “traditional” values.
11 posted on 06/10/2011 8:15:54 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RavenATB

You call it a Vitter “incident,” “scandal,” and “case,” but don’t say what exactly Vitter did. Of course, Vitter himself never confessed publicly to what his “sin” was. A more apt comparison of politicians would be Vitter and Eliot Spitzer, since both broke the law by patronizing prostitutes. Except Spitzer resigned and Vitter didn’t.


12 posted on 06/10/2011 8:21:12 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: ken5050

I’m not hoping we’ll change the minds of a single Democrat/Liberal... That’s not the point.


13 posted on 06/10/2011 8:21:23 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RavenATB
Vitter did campaign on family values. I used to respect him and now I see him as just another hypocrite. The fact that he stuck around has been a terrible decision. I realize he was just following the lead of Clinton, but I just wish he would resign even now and do us all a favor.
14 posted on 06/10/2011 8:24:18 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: RavenATB

You miss my point. I hold myself to a higher standard than most liberals. And I also hold those whom I support politically to a higher standard. Vitter was hypocritical, and he should have resigned.


15 posted on 06/10/2011 8:28:26 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici
The fact that the Democrats liberals are out there defending Weiner and his crimes is just plain creepy.

Probably an apt description of the Democrats - A Party of Creeps. Sadly, so is a large portion of this country, it would seem.

16 posted on 06/10/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (RINO's are more interested in defeating conservatives than they are in defeating Marxists.)
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To: ken5050

Did he campaign against prostitution?


17 posted on 06/10/2011 9:21:42 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: ken5050
Actually, it's you who miss my point. I'm not trying to argue that Vitter was “right,” nor that he should or should not have left public office due to his acts. The point is that this is not a fair/accurate comparison to the Weiner issue, and the TV “talking heads” should already know that.
18 posted on 06/10/2011 9:32:00 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RavenATB

OK..we’re not arguing, and I see the pont you’re making..but it’s useless to try and argue with the MSM/potted plants


19 posted on 06/10/2011 9:35:19 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: RavenATB

Let let expound. Would you see any purpose or reason to try and have an intelligent conversation, or any conversation, with Chris Matthews, for example? I wouldn’t waste my time, nor the oxygen. He’s totally deranged?


20 posted on 06/10/2011 9:36:45 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: ken5050
Not everyone who watches TV is an “nonconvertible” liberal. I'm not so unrealistic as to hope that facts are at play in the liberal mindset when discussing this issue. But there are millions of simply uninformed Americans who aren't lock-step socialists who don't know the facts, and don't understand how dishonest it is to portray these two situations as being equal.
21 posted on 06/10/2011 9:49:53 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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