Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Media Watch: Tucker Carlson has got it wrong again....

Why does the lamestream corporate media continue to allow pundits airtime who have proven themselves to be "wrong" and irrational again and again?

Yesterday, Tucker Carlson was arguing that Senator Vitter should be allowed "privacy" and not be questioned about "personal matters." Senator Vitter has positioned himself publicly as a defender of the sanctity of marriage and boasts that he co-wrote the Federal Marriage Amendment. According to Vitter, "This is a real outrage. The Hollywood left is redefining the most basic institution in human history, and our two U.S. senators won't do anything about it," he said in a statement on his campaign Web site. "We need a U.S. senator who will stand up for Louisiana values, not Massachusetts values." (Source)

Now we discover that Senator Vitter was a customer of the DC Madam and also is alleged to have been a supporter of prostitutes in Louisiana.

I say what's good for the goose is good for the gander. If you are a politician who believes that sex between consenting adults is a private (not a governmental, legal matter) matter then I agree....your sex life should be "private." But if you are a politician who wants the government to police and judge the sex lives of it's citizens....then you're sex life should be held in the same public light and public standards that you advocate for others.

Now why is this concept so difficult for Tucker Carlson to understand...Instead, he wants to label progressives who are holding Senator Vitter to Vitter's "standards" hypocrites.

Well Carlson...what's good for the goose is good for the gander and it's only honest that Vitter's "sanctity of marriage standards" should apply to him.

It's no gay people who want to enjoy the sanctity of marriage who are destroying it. It's heterosexual hypocrites who need to clean up their own messy nests. And when "sanctity of marriage" public figures are caught under the wrong covers then it is NOT a private matter.

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