ABC on Tuesday ignored the ongoing prostitution scandal of Robert Menendez. The network’s morning and evening newscasts have skipped the news that federal agents raided the office of a Florida doctor connected to the Democratic senator and his flights to the Dominican Republic. … The New Jersey senator took several flights with Salomon Melgen, using the doctor’s plane to leave the country. Last week, both CBS and NBC covered the latest details. ABC, alone, ignored it. Menendez actually appeared on the January 27 edition of ABC’s This Week. … Talking to Harry Reid, Stephanopoulos politely inquired, “Are you comfortable with [Menendez] serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as these investigations continue?…There are some relatively serious allegations here. Are you confident he did nothing wrong?” … When Herman Cain faced harassment charges, the networks reacted quite differently. A Media Research study found: In only eight and a half days, NBC, CBS and ABC have devoted a staggering 99 stories to sexual harassment charges against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. ABC filed an astonishing 152 stories about Mark Foley in just the first 12 days of his 2006 scandal involving lewd messages with congressional pages. … With Menendez and his prostitution scandal, ABC has gone beyond not labeling the senator a Democrat. The network has barely covered him at all.
Transcript at MRC.
Why do the America people tolerate this?