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ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation
News Busters ^ | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 01/27/2013 11:17:56 AM PST by JohnPDuncan

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).

With a total of six minutes of air time, Raddatz didn't ask one single question about the FBI's investigation of Menendez.

Can you imagine her ignoring such an issue if she were interviewing a Republican?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 2006electionbias; abcdisneynews; democratscandals; dnctalkingpoints; mediabias; mediablackout; mediamalpractice; menendez; movealong; nothingtoseehere; robertmenendez; sextourism; sexualabuse; sexwithminors; statutoryrape; underageprostitutes; waltsrotatingcorpse; waronwomen

1 posted on 01/27/2013 11:18:01 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan
Menendez handlers to ABC, “there will be no questions about any investigations in regards to the Senator”

ABC news, “of course not, we have no clue what you are talking about anyway. All that matters is the Senators take on those evil gun toting, evil God worshiping Republicans”

2 posted on 01/27/2013 11:22:21 AM PST by DAC21
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To: JohnPDuncan

Sometimes. . . sometimes I think violence is the only answer. (sigh)


3 posted on 01/27/2013 11:22:46 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: JohnPDuncan

NO


4 posted on 01/27/2013 11:23:07 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: JohnPDuncan

Presstitutes don’t ask about prostitutes. Professional courtesy.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 11:23:34 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: JohnPDuncan
ABC News is a complete waste of time.

It was recently reported last year that during press conferences of the five major networks the president took questions from ABC reporters 40% of the time. Helps explain why Americans know virtually nothing about the various scandals his administration is involved in.

Journalistic malpractice.

6 posted on 01/27/2013 11:24:31 AM PST by skeeter
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To: JohnPDuncan
"...for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

Pedophiles, polygamist, everybody.

7 posted on 01/27/2013 11:30:48 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: csmusaret

Raddatz is the old bag who invited Obama to her wedding and “moderated” a debate.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 11:33:23 AM PST by lodi90
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To: JohnPDuncan
Imagine, just imagine if it were a Republican Senator who say, wore a jacket with a logo on it, or some minor thing such as Sarah Palin was accused of.

That bi#ch Martha Raddatz would have hounded her incessantly.

This media bias sh!t is coming to a breaking point.

9 posted on 01/27/2013 11:37:21 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Yes,for heavens’ sake sleep with ‘of age’ prostitutes.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 11:39:21 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: JohnPDuncan

This bs that in one year Americans went from wanting deportation to favoring citizenship, is pure bull crap.

Let’s see an honest poll that asks do you want citizenship or deportation for illegals.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 11:39:21 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: JohnPDuncan; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

The war on women must be over.

Who won?


12 posted on 01/27/2013 11:40:51 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JohnPDuncan
ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation

???

Why would a Democrat newsroom ask a Democrat about his foreign flings with underage prostitutes?

13 posted on 01/27/2013 11:41:56 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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Can you imagine her ignoring such an issue if she were interviewing a Republican?

"But WHY were you tapping your toes in a bathroom stall?"

14 posted on 01/27/2013 11:42:46 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: eCSMaster
This media bias sh!t is coming to a breaking point.

If they start a war, the enemedia is loaded with soft targets.

15 posted on 01/27/2013 11:44:37 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

All Bull Chit


16 posted on 01/27/2013 11:45:38 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: skeeter
It was recently reported last year that during press conferences of the five major networks the president took questions from ABC reporters 40% of the time. Helps explain why Americans know virtually nothing about the various scandals his administration is involved in.

ABCDisney News Network. Walt's corpse must be rotating.

17 posted on 01/27/2013 11:49:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: eCSMaster

It ceased being mere bias quite some time ago...their coverage is now no different than if it was directly produced by the DNC or the White House itself.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 12:05:54 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: skeeter

I never watch the Sunday shows anymore...they are nothing but propaganda for this administration.

Lies, lies, and more lies.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 12:10:39 PM PST by kjo (+)
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To: kjo

It’s like they purposely try and find the worst people out of both parties to put on. They never have anyone interesting on, just the same lackey’s over and over telling us how to think. Screw them all!


20 posted on 01/27/2013 12:19:41 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

With Kerry stepping up to Sec of State, Menendez will now bring a whole new dimension and meaning to the position of Chairman of the Senate “Foreign Affairs” Committee. As for Martha Raddatz, see my tagline.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 12:27:34 PM PST by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: eCSMaster

Conservatives need to end their appearances on these one-sided Sunday shows. Nothing good ever comes out of appearing with these Demo-ho’s.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 12:33:22 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

If Menedez had been a Republican he would have been declared guilty, called a child molester and ABC would be howling for him to resign. As Democrat...nothing to see here. Objective journalism is long dead in this country.


23 posted on 01/27/2013 12:37:29 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: JohnPDuncan

Liberal journalism is not journalism at all.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 1:00:12 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: JohnPDuncan
Honestly, this story is more telling on how far we have fallent than anything else. Imagine if you were a politician under investigation for not only patronizing prostitutes in Latin America (like the Secret Service), but potentially violating U.S. Federal Human Trafficking laws. You would probably absolutely minimize your public contact.

What does it say when you can confidently go on a Sunday news interview show in light not only of an FBI investigation, but with the investigation becoming public? This is something out of the Chavez's Venezuela, not the United States.

The press is not biased, it is corrupt--as corrupt as the politicians ... at least the Democrat politicians.

Republican infighting? To quote Hillary! "What difference does it make?" The Republicans could unify tomorrow, and they will never stand a chance with a press this corrupt. With a press this corrupt, the only way to stop the corrupt Democrats is to render the current press obsolete.

25 posted on 01/27/2013 4:04:24 PM PST by magellan
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