Day After Arrest of Menendez Illegal Alien Sex Offender Intern, Star Ledger Ignores Story

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 at 7:51 am
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If you need another example of egregious media bias, how can it be less than 24 hours after the arrest of a U.S. Senator’s illegal alien sex offender intern there’s not a single story found on the main page of New Jersey’s largest newspaper? All that can be found is a tiny item on the main page linking to comments about the story.

Is it not newsworthy enough to have a follow-up story?

Then you can search for “Robert Menendez” on their main page and you get … nothing related to the story.

Unreal, but not unexpected.

Using a Google search we did locate the Star Ledger item from Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the news broke. Most of it culled from the original AP story.

An interesting nugget we found in there that clearly was buried last week, since this is the first we learned of it:

The arrest wasn’t the only headache for Menendez this week. Joseph Bigica, an insurance broker, was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Tuesday for funneling $100,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Menendez’s campaign account. Menendez, whose campaign said he cooperated in the federal probe of Bigica and described the senator as a victim, was not charged with wrongdoing.

It’s amazing how little scrutiny these Democrats receive when they’re involved with criminals. You suppose a sitting Republican senator would receive such leniency from their hometown newspaper?

Update: The nj.com site later added this hard-hitting report, which is merely a link to yesterday’s lame denial by Menendez. Weak. But hey, they can say they “covered” the story. Move along now.

 

 

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15 Responses to “Day After Arrest of Menendez Illegal Alien Sex Offender Intern, Star Ledger Ignores Story”

  1. JKB on 13/13/12 at 9:10 am

    Hey, it’s nothing. Just an outbreak of writer’s block.

    Plus, with the holidays, the White House staff are slow getting out the professor’s topics for the day.

  2. Chuck Pelto on 13/13/12 at 9:11 am

    TO: All
    RE: They Are Altogether…..

    ….Evil!

    Nothing more than propaganda outlets. And liars at that. Of the worst form of lie, the ‘half truth’.

    A half truth is worse than a whole lie.

    All of them are graduates of the Goebbels School of Journalism.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [The Truth will out....but not from the likes of these....]

  3. Chuck Pelto on 13/13/12 at 9:13 am

    P.S. And in this case, the following truism applies….

    What they are telling can be important. What they are NOT telling you can be vital.

  4. marie on 13/13/12 at 9:27 am

    Any idea what can make a teenager a sex offender? Anything from streaking or urinating in public to a violent rape. Maybe he had a sexy picture of his girlfriend on his phone. Since the kid obviously is not in prison, my money would be on something other than the violent rape.

    “Sex offender” is an easy way to slime someone when you have no idea what his offense was.

    When I hear “sex offense,” I automatically assume that the charges were ridiculous. To label an 18-year-old as a sex offender (and to repeat the charge again and again just to throw slime on people associated with him) is stupid. Cruel, too. This kid could be dealing with sex offender restrictions for the rest of his life for something he did when he was young. That is wrong.

    Abolish the sex offender registry.

  5. Denver on 13/13/12 at 9:40 am

    “You suppose a sitting Republican senator would receive such leniency from their hometown newspaper?”

    I don’t honestly know.

    All I can think of though is how John McCain is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Keating Savings and Loan Scandal.

    He was a Senator then and he is still a Senator (and former Pres candidate).

    How did his hometown paper treat him? hmmmm?

  6. marie on 13/13/12 at 9:42 am

    Same thing I’d say if YOU assaulted me, Jammie.

    Since 90% of sex offenses are committed by first offenders, the sex offender registry is a good way to find out who is more likely NOT to assault me.

  7. Bias on 13/13/12 at 9:45 am

    We can no longer just accept this bias. A HUGE portion of our country does not even hear our point of view or about the scandals of the Democrats.

    When millions hear nothing about Bengazi and a lot about SNL Making fun of Palin (these were actually shown during news broadcasts) then we are in trouble.

    Things are getting worse. The hour is late.

    Stop complaining, organize, fight….or be destroyed.

  8. Jugdish on 13/13/12 at 9:45 am

    Hello, I represent The Asbury Park Press. We also do not have this story, but we have an interesting business article on “Leading Conservative says Obama will win tax fight”. I would be liking to know if you would be so kind as to subscribe to our most excellent newspaper. So as to be fully informed every day.

  9. Buck O'Fama on 13/13/12 at 1:43 pm

    I used to be a subscriber but I stopped reading the Star Loser about 15 years ago and never bought another issue since. If newspaper publishers wonder why they’re going broke, maybe they should just look in the mirror.

  10. 5ftflirt on 13/13/12 at 4:07 pm

    “All I can think of though is how John McCain is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Keating Savings and Loan Scandal.
    He was a Senator then and he is still a Senator (and former Pres candidate).
    How did his hometown paper treat him? hmmmm?”

    McCain was cleared of all wrongdoing and publicly disavowed and denounced the people who led him into the scam. It was a huge story at the time. I am sure his hometown paper covered it in great detail, but why don’t you check before attempting smears? It’s not that hard to get old back issues of newspapers – journalists and historians do it all the time.

  11. mike191 on 13/13/12 at 8:32 pm

    My favorite word is, unexpected, when explaining any problems that are a result of Dem polocies.Also, the cute trick of never mentioning the political party when a crime and/or serious sanfu happens on a Dem watch.In short this omission by the press as it relates to Mendez, BigSis and Bigica is typical reporting ,when any story that puts a dem into “bad light’ versus any reporting of Republicans.

    Marie the question of what is a sex offender is valid.However,the storyof an aide being illegal,the role of Big Sis and monies from Bigica should be a compelling news item of government abuse that fits the purpose of the “fourthEstate’ and its role of a protector of the Firs t Amendment.Sadly,protection of dems by omission ,is the PRIORITY not the first Amendment obligations.

  12. crackermike on 14/14/12 at 8:58 am

    When a Democrat commits sex crimes, it’s simply a “lifestyle choice”. As long as Dems can keep this free money coming to the moochers, ( bread and circuses if you will) they will do as they darn well please. Laws don’t apply to them you know. However, the msm really should wipe from their noses the encrusted Obama feces before they go on the air.