Get it? The news, according to #FatLazyAndBiased at WMUR, is that the GOP are trying to make political hay out of Maggie employing two felons, not Maggie employing two felons. Here is how the Hill, hardly a right-wing media source, covered it:
A second ex-aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) has been charged in connection with the leaking of Republican senators’ personal information during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year, according to Politico.
Another former aide to Hassan, Jackson Cosko, is facing more than four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony charges involving copying sensitive data and publishing the home addresses and phone numbers of Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), as well as then-Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
In contrast, #FatLazyAndBiased’s “coverage” was “State Republican Party Chair Steve Stepanek leveled a harsh attack on Sen. Maggie Hassan on Wednesday … “
#FatLazyAndBiased was engaging in the “Republicans pounce” technique of biased reporting. From Kevin Williamson: When a Republican does something stupid or wrong and gets criticized for it, the story is that a Republican has done something stupid or wrong. When a Democrat does something stupid or wrong, the story is “Republicans pounce!” on the episode, cynically looking to wring some petty advantage out of the mess. For those who lean Democrat, that is a much more pleasant story to report.
From Ben Shapiro:
Now, pouncing is never a story. Ever. It is a simple fact of politics that when people screw up, their political opponents react with alacrity. Highlighting that response rather than the underlying screw-up is the equivalent of a headline that reads “Sun Rises in Morning.” Yet that’s what the media do … whenever Democrats screw up. Republican gaffes are a story in and of themselves. Democratic gaffes aren’t a story; Republican nastiness is.
All of which demonstrates that a huge swath of the media is inseparable from the Democratic Party. If your first response to Democratic nut-jobbery is to get defensive about Republican blowback, you’re no longer a journalist. You’re merely a hack. You are, as President Trump would put it, “fake news” — an activist masquerading as a journalist.
That is DiStaso in a nutshell: a Ray Buckley HACK masquerading as a reporter. And yet the GOP Establishment bends over backwards to kiss his butt. Tells you whose side the GOP Establishment is not on.