Bloomberg’s Heilemann: If Sanders Were Republican, ‘It Would Be a Huge Scandal’

May 30th, 2015 2:44 PM

“If a Republican, any Republican candidate wrote an essay like this,” Bloomberg’s John Heilemann predicted on Friday’s With All Due Respect, “whether they were 16 years old and high on dope or whether it was weeks ago, it would be a huge scandal.”

Calling for some media consistency in covering the revelation that socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, now a Democratic presidential candidate, once wrote that women fantasize about rape, Heilemann urged: “So I think we need to hold Bernie Sanders to the same standard.”

So far, no surprise, the media are failing.

In a 1972 essay, Sanders wrote: “A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused.

“A woman enjoys intercourse with her man – as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously.”