Compare and Contrast

We have a major scandal brewing:

The documents show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office Bill Newell – who led Fast and Furious – and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly. Emails indicate the two also spoke on the phone. Such detailed, direct communications between a local ATF manager in Phoenix and a White House national security staffer has raised interest among Congressional investigators looking into Fast and Furious. Newell has said he and O’Reilly are long time friends.
New Fast and Furious docs released by White House, CBS News.

What the media thinks a scandal is:

Rachel Maddow is the superstar of the MSNBC stable and hero of the liberal Democratic base, called the smartest and best talk show host on television..

So what did she do Friday night in the segment about the Palin e-mails? She highlighted an e-mail sent to Palin by someone else to which Palin did not respond, using the phrase “bring beef, tequila and condoms,” and kept that phrase the screen for the entire 11 minute segment.
Rachel Maddow Brings “Beef, Tequila and Condoms”, Legal Insurrection

Michele Bachmann lashed out at China Friday, accusing the communist country of attacking U.S. satellites with lasers.
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“I’m not sharing something I shouldn’t, but China has blinded United States satellites with their lasers,” the Minnesota congresswoman said in an interview on The Laura Ingraham Show. “They’ve also supplied arms to the Taliban, and they’ve helped North Korea deliver missiles to Iran and Pakistan. And they’ve assisted Iran with their nuclear program.”
Bachmann hits China on ‘lasers’, Politico

Well, you have lazers and condoms. What is a hundreds of dead bodies, criminal violations of US law and a government coverup compared to that?

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