Skip to comments.New York Times Finally Mentions Menendez and His Shady Donor, Ignores Prostitution Angle
Posted on 02/01/2013 7:30:29 AM PST by Qbert
The New York Times has been dragged kicking and screaming to the Robert Menendez scandal, but in an exhaustive story on the corrupt New Jersey Democrat and his ties to Democrat sugar daddy Salomon Melgen they somehow managed to ignore the reports of Menendez shortchanging the 16-year-old prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
All the news thats fit to print so long as it doesnt hurt a prominent Democrat. But there is one rather juicy nugget that does make news.
Two years ago, Dr. Melgen, despite an apparent lack of experience in border security issues, bought an ownership interest in a company that had a long-dormant contract with the Dominican Republic to provide port security. Mr. Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that holds sway over the Dominican Republic, subsequently urged officials in the State and Commerce Departments to intervene so the contract would be enforced, at an estimated value of $500 million.
Hmm. No wonder Democrats are fleeing this guy in droves.
Reid defended the Menendez as a friend and outstanding senator but declined to discuss any details he may have had with the New Jersey lawmaker about media reports of allegations that he had sex with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
First of all, Bob Menendez is my friend. Hes an outstanding senator. Any questions in this regard, direct to him. I dont know anything about it, Reid said.
He knows nuthink!
Meanwhile, the embattled Menendez is on the run, fleeing from reporters finally playing catch-up months after the prostitution story was broken.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under fire for his alleged solicitation of underage prostitutes while traveling in the Dominican Republic, was pursued out of the congressional dinner in Washington D.C tonight by a horde of state and national media.
But the senator proved quicker than the press corps, heading directly for an elevator to be whisked away.
The senator all but ignored the pursuing journalists, giving nary a backward glance to one reporters shouts of senator, did you sleep with prostitutes?
Menendez likely is in violation of Senate rules for failing to pay for his flights to go see the hookers, which may be the least of his troubles.
Curiously absent from the discussion about Menendez is prominent feminists like his colleague Barbara Boxer, who back in the 1990s led the charge against Sen. Bob Packwood, hounding him out of the Senate after he alegedly made a pass at a woman. That was a national crisis back then. Now one of her buddies was allegedly schtupping 16-year-old girls and he gets a free pass. Also notably silent is feminist icon Sandra Fluke. Funny how their own get a free pass, huh?
"Also notably silent is feminist icon Sandra Fluke. Funny how their own get a free pass, huh?
Ms. Sandra Fluke. The latest accomplice in the War on Women...
:: the reports of Menendez ^shortchanging^ the 16-year-old prostitutes ::
That’s quite the euphemism, there.
Segment begins at 1:46 mark.
PBS briefly touched on the prostitution angle at the very end of the story, never mentioned that the girls were underaged.
If he paid by the inch, maybe that's why it was free?
Yes, they can only go so far in their “criticism”, and it’s always selective. They will report “dutifully” on Melgen and possible corruption, pay for play, etc. but they won’t touch the Dominican underage prostitutes, who believably were also paid 1/3 of what they were told they would get.
Likewise , in another current Dem Scandal, Algore is taken to task for “selling out to BIG OIL”, not selling out to Big Islam.
...holy crap! Menendez not only "short-changes" 17-year old prostitutes, but he helps his sleazy friend shake-down a 3rd world country for $500 million! Menendez is exploring the outer boundaries of what is allowed if you are a Democrat.