Mendte: Media Looking For Scandal
NEW YORK, NY. (KPLR) – We’ve all heard the saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Monday, Larry Mendte says, “. You can’t judge a man by his tweets”.
It was during the state of the union, as the president was making his way to the podium, that Tennessee democratic congressman Steve Cohen got an excited tweet from a Victoria Brink, a 24 year old student at Texas State University.
I just saw you on TV.
It was when the congressman tweeted back glad you are watching the state of the union, happy valentines beautiful girl and then ILU for I love you.
That reporters who monitor these tweets started to get excited.
When the congressman deleted the tweet 15 minutes later- they went in to full scandal mode.
When they found out that brink is a beautiful blonde bikini model, they started to froth at the mouth.
The media likes nothing more than a sex scandal to take a politician down and ruin a life or two it doesn`t matter that Cohen is a 56 year old bachelor, this is a girl young enough to be his daughter.
Then it turned out that brink is the congressman`s daughter that he just found out about 3 years ago and since then he has been a doting father, he also didn`t want to put his daughter through, well this.
It is really a sweet story, sorry no scandal and so the media all but ignored it .
Sure it got reported, but a scandal would have been a cover story for weeks.
The media is not really interested in making a congressman look good or noble and so it`s buried, interesting story, but sorry there is no villain.
I would argue that if there was a villain; it would be the media, because the congressman Cohen tweet story only exposed the 24/7 lust of the media to catch somebody then make them look bad.
And when it turns out to be a good story, ignore it, who wants that.
The only way the media will be interested, is if the congressman made up the whole daughter story, which would be a horrible cover story, hello Maury Povich.
So if he`s telling the truth; then we`ll never hear another word about it, which I’m certain would suit the proud dad just fine.