Vultures Row: The Liberal Double Standard

The Liberal Double Standard

What is bad for the Conservative is good for the Liberal.

If you do not believe there is a double standard for the left in the media please consider the following:

"I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either." -  Trent Lott at Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party

"The man who, how do I phrase this diplomatically, who will put a bullet between the president's eyes if he could get away with it. The toughest senator, the best representative. A great, great member of the Congress of the United States." – New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi introducing Senator Chuck Schumer.

Both made comments that were meant to be either a compliment to a dying man or a joke to a public figure.  Both were taken to be offensive to some.  The difference is in the reactions to them.

Reaction to Hevesi:

"Comptroller Hevesi was trying to make a point, he went way too far, and it was inappropriate and wrong. He has apologized to both the senator and the president, and we believe that ends the matter." - Schumer spokeswoman Risa Heller
(emphasis added)

“Lott comments are a salute to bigotry. - Sen. Edward Kennedy*, D-Massachusetts

"It is offensive and morally reprehensible that a public official with such a record would be permitted by his party to serve as majority leader of the United States Senate," – Statement of the Congressional Black Congress

And one of the two Democratic senators who had called for Lott to step down as GOP leader, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, said he was also not swayed by Lott's latest apology.

"I am swayed by Lott's latest apology. While I respect the contrition expressed today by Sen. Lott, I stand by my previous statement in its entirety" John Kerry, D- Massachusetts referring to his call for Lott to resign his seat

“Lott should step down” - Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin

No calls for the Comptroller to step down.

Lott said that we would be better off if someone was elected.  
Hevesi said Schumer should put a bullet between the eyes of the president of the united states.

Lott apologized and was drummed out of his position as speaker of the house.
Hevesi apologized and we are told that is the end of it.

Nope, no double standard there.

* Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment


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