There’s a double standard in how the media is treating Democrats versus how they treat Republicans. I know, you’re in shock. The latest example is Georgia candidate Stacey Abrams. In Time Magazine’s “The South is Still Racist” edition, Abrams is pictured as the next rising star of the Democrat party; if only Georgians can overcome their racism and vote for her. One thing that I found interesting was the coverage of her debt situation. Abrams is $220,000 in debt. It’s not mortgage debt. Abrams owes the IRS about $50,000 and has student loan and credit card debt of about $170,000. CNN Money excuses this as something everyone has. In fact, her debt troubles prove she’s a charitable person and helped her develop her economic plans.
Contrast this with Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Financial disclosures revealed that at one point he had over $60,000 in debt, maybe even as high as $200,000. He has since paid it off. CNBC’s article on his debt, which some have suggested disqualifies him from the Supreme Court, said “Don’t be like Brett”. They chided him for how much money he wasted on interest payments. Of course, Supreme Court justices don’t control state budgets. Governors do.
The war between Trump and CNN is heating up again. After CNN aired secret taped conversations between Trump and his attorney, Trump banned a CNN reporter from covering White House events for the day. Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen is now working with former Clinton attorney Lanny Davis. Davis provided the secret tapes to CNN and CNN aired them. The banned reporter tried to ask about the recordings and refused to leave after the press conference was over. CNN was not banned, but that specific reporter who refused to leave was.
Speaking of the Cohen tapes: Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis has promised there are more tapes to come. But none of them feature Trump. The Trump legal team made the decision to waive any sort of right to block the release of the tapes because Trump is only in the ones that have already been aired and no crimes were committed by Trump. Sure, it’s embarrassing to Trump to have tapes out there discussing his private, immoral sex life. But Trump isn’t going to make the mistake of covering it up, or worse, lying under oath about it. That was it; it’s all out in the open. The media may milk it for another week or two, but viewers will be as disappointed as they were when Rachel Maddow found and way over-hyped a page of Trump’s New York income tax return. The Cohen tapes were a flash in the pan.