Every time a Republican gets caught in a sex scandal, the "social issues" hypocrisy is the inevitable media attack line. Because Weiner is a liberal on social issues, though, CNN chose to downplay the storyline in favor of him.
According to Jessica Yellin, the same anchor who tried to blame Sarah Palin for Jared Lee Loughner's attacks in January, Weiner should not be to blame because "he's never been a crusader on social issues," and therefore cannot be labeled as a "morality hypocrite." And somehow this merits less media attention for the scandal.
Yellin instead gives Weiner, who doesn't know "with certitude" if the picture is him or not, quite the easy break in her analysis.
(video via Townhall)
Apparently, a married man allegedly sending a lewd picture of himself to a young woman is not breaking any sort of moral code of marriage, and his doing so is "getting too much media attention."
Regardless of Weiner's culpability, it goes without saying that if any Republican were in his shoes, the media would be all over him. What are your thoughts?