In case you hadn’t heard, socialist senator and 2016 POTUS hopeful Bernie Sanders reporteldy held some pretty out-there notions about male and female sexuality back in 1972:
From the Media Research Center:
“A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy,” wrote Sanders. “A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused.”
In terms of his understanding of female sexual fantasies, Sanders provided similar insight.
“A woman enjoys intercourse with her man–as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously.”
Now, granted, Sanders wrote this back in 1972, when he was just a young, 30-something whippersnapper. It’s entirely possible that he no longer holds these creepy views. But let’s face it: If a Republican politician — let alone a presidential candidate — had written something like that 40+ years ago, it’d be dominating the news cycle.
Instead, the media are ignoring it — or just giving it a pass:
Oh, so Sanders was just a product of the freewheelin’ times in which he lived? Is that how it works?
But this, this was news:
Or the Todd Akin incident. Remember him?
Their silence is deafening. Though, sadly, not surprising.
Double standard much? You bet your boots.
What’s it gonna take for the media to go after Sanders — and other Democrats — with the same zealous outrage they’re able to muster over Republicans?
For what it’s worth, Jake Tapper covered the story this afternoon on “The Lead”:
Good on him.