As John Nolte writes at Big Journalism, “WeinerGate: MSM Ignores Trifecta of Sex, Politics, and a Rising Political Star:”
Mediaite’s goal here is obvious and, not surprisingly, shared by the left-wing fever swamp known as the Daily Kos: to distract from a legitimate story by targeting the messenger. Mediate’s desperation to change the subject was even more transparent on Twitter where editor Colby Hall (you remember Colby) and White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher (you remember Tommy) proved they were much more interested in badgering the messenger than looking into the possible misdeeds of a sitting Congressman. For a taste, read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Other than Politico (the exception that appears to prove the rule), this is your MSM, folks. This is who these people are and how they operate. Larry Craig, David Vitter, John Ensign, Chris Lee, and Mark Foley were all made superstars of the media narrative, but as of right now it looks as though Anthony Weiner’s possible indiscretions are being treated like those of John Edwards — see, hear, and speak no journalism.
Thankfully, on Twitter and in the right-wing blogsphere, WeinerGate is exploding as Citizen Media does what the elite media refuses. As I write this, they’re the ones asking intelligent questions, digging for information and furthering the story one tweet and blog post at a time. All the while, you can sense the MSM hovering, watching, and wringing their hands with worry over how the great unwashed and uneducated might once again force them to cover a story they wish would just go away.