The mainstream media is following Hillary Clinton’s lead in praising Senator Al Franken for his “forthcoming” and apologetic response to his outing as a sexual predator.
But they’re hiding the most important part – Franken hasn’t admitted to or denied the more severe of the crimes he’s accused of!
Yes, there’s the creepy boob-grabbing photo…which Franken addressed directly in his long apology.
But as Daily Caller points out, that’s quite the “misdirection” card:
Establishment media outlets have showered praise on Democratic Minnesota Sen. Al Franken for admitting to the sexual assault allegations against him, but that’s not exactly accurate.
Franken has admitted to posing for a picture that showed him groping news anchor Leeann Tweeden while she was sleeping. The only allegation Franken is admitting to is the one he was caught doing on camera.
Tweeden said that prior to the groping incident, Franken had insisted they practice a kissing scene that he had written into one of their skits. She says she expected the scene would stop short of actually kissing.
“He came at me and we did the line and he came at me and before you know it you get close and he just put his hand on the back of my head and he mashed his face against — it happened so fast — he mashed his lips against my face and stuck his tongue in my mouth so fast,” she said at a press event on Thursday. And all I can remember is that his lips were really wet and it was slimy and in my mind I called him Fish Lips the rest of the trip because that’s just what it reminded me of.
“I pushed him off with my hands and I remember I almost punched him because every time I see him now my hands clench into fists and I said ‘If you ever do that to me again, I won’t be so nice about it the second time,’” Tweeden said.
Franken has been vague when addressing that accusation from Tweeden, only saying that he doesn’t remember the alleged assault the same way she does. Following Franken’s apology, members of the establishment media seemed to downplay the allegations against Franken, as The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey reported, giving Franken credit for apologizing for an incident caught on camera.
“Leann Tweeden deserved a personal apology from Al Franken, and got one,” CNN commentator Ana Navarro wrote. Other media figures struck a similar note.
The Democratic Party has created its own Frankenstein monster. How will the movie end?