Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Another conspiracy story blows up in the Right Wing media's face.

Courtesy of CNN:  

Sen. Robert Menendez slammed accusations that he had paid a Dominican woman for sex and expressed hope Tuesday that those behind the claims would be exposed in the wake of the woman's notarized confession that she'd never even met the New Jersey Democrat. 

"I hope that you will all vigorously go after who was the source and purpose as you did go after the story at the time," he told reporters. 

In a notarized statement filed in court, Nexis de los Santos Santana said she was filmed without her knowledge when she claimed that Menendez had paid her to have sex. 

"I am the person in the video, that is me, and those are my words, but this statement is not true," Santana said in the statement. "I never agreed to be recorded." 

In addition to criticism over accepting unreported plane flights and allegedly advocating on behalf of a business, Menendez was accused of partying with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic -- accusations he said were "unsubstantiated." 

As he did when the claims first emerged, Menendez said Tuesday the claims are "false smears" lifted from right-wing blogs ahead of the election.

The Daily Caller, who originally "broke the story" about  Menendez's sexual liaisons on the Dominican Republic, instead of apologizing is now saying that this is not the same woman.

Well that's interesting since the FBI has been searching the Dominican Republic since February for evidence that Senator Menendez had utilized prostitutes, and have found no evidence to back up that claim.

By the way it might be worth noting that Senator Menendez may have a legitimate ethical problem:

Questions revolve around his relationship with Salomon Melgen, the Florida man who owned a plane Menendez admits having flown three times -- once on official Senate business, and twice for personal reasons -- to the Dominican Republic in 2010.

I guess the Daily Caller found these allegations too boring, and decided to "sex them up" a little bit.

Hopefully this kind of character assassination and yellow journalism will quickly usher in the end of these Right Wing online outlets, along with their television equivalent Fox News.


  1. Anonymous3:05 PM

    I had myself a little smarty pants dance party last night over this. BECAUSE. I. KNEW. IT!!!!!!

    1. Cracklin Charlie6:06 PM

      I hope someone is doing a serious investigation of this incident. The allegations about Sen. Menendez came out only a few days before the November elections. Is that sort of attempt to influence an election illegal, at all?

      I had seen an article last week that stated that all charges against the Senator had been dropped because of lack of evidence, revealed after an apparently thorough investigation by an alphabet organization. But I would never have dreamed that this story would develop into such a delicious indictment of Little Tucker Carlson's journalistic integrity.

      Like fresh chocolate chip cookies, warm from the oven, after a delicious dinner. Mmmm.

    2. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Yummy! It just warms my belly to see Tucker step on his little wee-wee again. He's always been a little frat-boy twit. I hope he has a little alphabet soup with visits from a few agencies soon.

      Don't forget that Foster Friess, the RW billionaire who almost single-handedly bank-rolled Rick Santorum's 2012 campaign, is the money behind Daily Caller. Tucker is just Friess' nasty little bitch.

  2. Anonymous3:13 PM

    I don't know if anyone else out there can stomach watching 'Imus In The Morning'...It's really, really bad, but sometimes I watch just hoping to catch a glimpse of the angry old bigot, racist, hypocrite falling over stone cold dead...but his cohort, (the one who helped Imus get thrown off MSNBC, Bernard McGuirk) has played up this "conspiracy by the left-wing controlled media" for weeks now.
    However, this week? Stone cold silence. Not a peep. McGuirk does a daily 'briefing' on Imus' show and shows a recap of the late-night comedians' shows and then 'counts down' how long the left-wing media took to mention Menendez' so-called transgressions.. and well, of course, it was ZERO! But now, McGuirk (or McJerk) has shut his trap about the whole thing. Paybacks are a bitch!

    1. Anonymous7:03 PM

      Imus reminds me so much of Sarah Palin, except he has more hair and uses sentences.

  3. Anonymous3:34 PM

    "everything that Breitbart runs is stupid"


    "There's absolutely no pretense from any of these publications of giving a policy a sort of objective hearing,” Daniel McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative, told The Huffington Post. "It's very clear that it comes from the same mindset as talk radio and Fox News. This is something that's by and for a particular kind of conservative." McCarthy hesitated before asking, "It’s a circle jerk, isn’t it?"
    Three days later, MSNBC's Chris Hayes brought together four conservative writers and strategists to weigh in the state of conservative media, and more specifically, Erickson’s critique. Bloomberg View columnist Josh Barro, like McCarthy, cited Costa's "outstanding work," while saying The Daily Caller does both good and "really bad" journalism and that "everything that Breitbart runs is stupid."

  4. Anonymous4:08 PM

    One thing I haven't heard asked is: who paid the prostitutes to make this video?

    I think there's far more to this story of why it was so important to set Senator Menendez up; and why he had to be taken out.

    Thankfully it didn't work, but to go to all this effort, there has to be more behind this.

    All that dark, anonymous money sure makes all Democrats vulnerable to be set up, blackmailed or extorted.

  5. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Sad news for the Palins today.

    Surprised Facebook Sarah hasn't announced the loss of their communist sponsor President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela who passed away. Sarah and Todd loves funeral photo ops, will they be attending Hugo's funeral for their photo op?

    What does Hugo have to do with the Palins you ask?

    Well the Palin's communist buddy Hugo was the dictator of Venezuela for many years and the company Citgo is a national company of Venezuela which owns Mystik Lubricants. Mystik Lubricants was the proud sponsor of the Palin's snowmobile team for Iron Dog and the Palins had the name Mystik Lubricants on their trailer (see trailer picture below).

    "Todd Palin has surprising tie to Venezuela-owned oil company"

    As a vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin condemned Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez as a "dictator" and called for "energy independence ... to allow us to be less and less reliant on someone like Hugo Chavez."Venezuela, one of the top suppliers of oil to the United States, "wanted to use energy sources as a weapon" under Chavez, she said.But Palin's anti-Venezuela sentiments do not appear to extend to her husband, whose snowmobile racing team was sponsored by a division of Citgo, the retail arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil and gas company..... (read more below)


    Sarah Palin cries that America needs to be energy independent while her husband Todd's snowmobile team was sponsored by and advertising a communist energy company if I understand the article correctly.

    I'm confused by those Palins, who do they stand with?

    Is it with whoever pays them the most?

  6. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Tucker Carlson....ANYTHING with his name attached to it is guaranteed to be slimy.

    The Daily Caller Editor Grilled By CNN Anchor Over Menendez Prostitute Allegations: Were You ‘Duped?’

    CNN anchor Brianna Keilar interrogated The Daily Caller Executive Editor David Martosko on Monday over his publication’s willingness to stand by their claim that Menendez patronized prostitutes in the Dominican Republic and that the Washington Post’s story debunking that report was inaccurate.

    “You have to understand that all of this was ginned up by a Washington Post report yesterday that basically uncritically reported this affidavit from the Dominican Republic,” Martosko said. He went on to list the reasons why the Post’s report was flawed.

    “Even if you say her claims are false, what is the proof she is not – that she is not on this video that she says she is?” Keilar asked. Martosko listed a number of reasons why the subject quoted in the Dominican affidavit was not the same person that The Daily Caller interviewed.

    “Someone could obviously fib about their name or they could fib about their age,” Keilar said.

    “And they could fib about an affidavit as well,” Martosko shot back, “and the Washington Post could take it and run with it in a very irresponsible way.”

    Keilar cited an ABC News report which has alleged that the interview the Daily Caller conducted was set up by a Republican operative. “Is it possible that you were duped?” Keilar asked.

    Martosko and Keilar engaged in a heated back and forth over the credibility of the sources The Daily Caller used in their original report on Menendez’s Dominican liaisons. Martosko confirmed that his website is going back and checking with their original sources.

    “So, it’s possible that they actually were paid, and you haven’t been able to be sure that they weren’t,” Keilar asserted. Martosko replied that this was not true, and the Miami Herald has been able to confirm with one of the DC’s sources that the allegations in the Post’s report were incorrect.

    Watch the segment below via CNN:


  7. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Bow-tie boy Tucker Carlson and his down-in-the-sewer rejects at Dauly Caller are just like the Breitbart flunkies. Just when you think they can't go any lower, they find a way to go much lower.

    Neither have any journalistic credibility. They just have a lot of racist, bigoted, low-info fans. Typical RW hatemongers gravitate towards these types of sites. It's disgusting that they consider the most important facet of their freedom of speech is that they have the freedom to lie and smear. The result is that any time I see someone putting forth an argument with links to either of these sites or any of the other similar sites, I discount the person's argument as weak, since they don't support their opinion with primary data.

    No one with any semblance of intelligence and decency uses those sites to learn the truth or facts. They are just virtual klan gathering places for the dregs of civilized society.

  8. Anonymous5:32 PM

    I guess it is obvious to all of us now. Tucker Carlson doesn't wear a clip-on bow tie.He ties it himself - so tightly that it has cut off oxygen to his brain.


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