Posts Tagged ‘national enquirer’

This makes two stories in a row…

Posted: June 24, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…the first being the news on the budget, that I took with a grain of salt because of the source. Now the Al Gore Sex scandal is all over Memeorandum and Stacy McCain’s joke story is not a joke any more.

The real story here, isn’t the fact that the case was closed (the Washington Post’s line). The story here is that the news of the case was apparently suppressed for 3 years during a time when the Vice President was as prominent as he had ever been.

Let’s pretend the person in the report was named, “McCain”, or “Bush” or “Palin” would the story have been reported? In fact we don’t have to pretend.

Two cause and effects for this:

#1 It might be time to decide to take the National Enquirer seriously as a news source, particularly since the rest of the media isn’t interested. One story (Edwards) might be lucky, two stories add up to news.

#2 Falahime who blogs at POWIP who is a masseuse will be putting up the following sign:

“We reserve the right to refuse business to anyone. Especially Al Gore.”

The money line of the story BTW

Of course, the real story isn’t about masseuse vs. massage therapist, but about this: “The FBI, Secret Service and Oregon State Police all declined Portland Police request to investigate the assault claim against Gore, according to the police report.”

How about that!