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Monday, October 12, 2009
WND Mum on Ensign Scandal
Topic: WorldNetDaily

We already know how WorldNetDaily's self-proclaimed mission to "serve as a watchdog on government - to expose corruption, fraud, waste and abuse wherever and whenever it is found" is a sad joke. It cares about "corruption, fraud, waste and abuse" only when the person doing it is a Democrat -- Republicans get a free pass. WND is proving it again with the case of John Ensign.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Republican Sen. Ensign had an affair with a staffer whose husband was also on his staff; Ensign admitted to the affair after a possible blackmail attempt by the husband. Ensign doubled his mistress' salary while the affair was going on, and her son received payment from an Ensign-controlled poltical entity. It was later revealed that Ensign tried to find a lucrative job for the husband after the affair was revealed at companies on whose behalf Ensign's staff repeatedly intervened with federal officials.

Also revealed in this was a shadowy, secretive group of Christian politicians -- many of whom have been involved in similar moral and ethical transgressions -- that Ensign is linked to.

But you won't read anything about this in an original WND news article. The only news article found on the Ensign scandal in WND's database is from WND at all but, rather, linked to Fox News.

A few WND columnists have touched on it, however. Les Kinsolving, Burt Prelutsky and Ellis Washington have referenced it; Bill Press referenced it twice.

That level of interest would seem to indicate that there would be a similar desire among readers for news of this scandal. But WND has decided otherwise. 

Why? Perhaps because Ensign is a Republican; perhaps because of the C Street angle, which would have put a bad light on Joseph Farah's fellow Christian evangelicals.

Whatever the reason, WND is afraid to tell its readers -- but not afraid of violating its own mission.

UPDATE: Another Republican scandal you won't read about at WND: growing evidence that Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is obstructing an investigation into whether the state executed an innocent man, whose execution Perry signed off on.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:54 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, October 12, 2009 12:56 PM EDT

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