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After ducking reporters for a week, Menendez for the first time in a brief interview on Capitol Hill directly addressed the allegations that he consorted with prostitutes in the Caribbean, angrily labeling it all a smear campaign.
"It's amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website can drive that type of story into the mainstream, but that's what they just did," said the New Jersey Democrat, raising his voice as he spoke. "The bottom line is (that) all those smears are absolutely false."
Gee Bob, I'm hurt. I'm not anonymous. I've got a name. And a face. Don't you care Bob? I'm a constituent too. Are you saying I'm not important to you Bob? Perhaps because I haven't written you a large enough check? Or treated you to some "full service" R&R at the luxury resort of your choosing?
Can I help it if I've got higher moral standards than most of the folks you hang around with?
You know who else isn't "nameless and faceless" Bob? These guys.
Alas, the senator's indignant denial is false. That is to say, the "individuals on a Web site" who are driving "that type of story" are neither anonymous, nameless nor faceless. The reporter who originally broke the Menendez story is Matthew Boyle, a young investigative journalist who made a name for himself at the Daily Caller before hiring on more recently at Breitbart.com. Boyle is brash and aggressive — perhaps occasionally, a bit too aggressive — but there is nothing "anonymous" or "faceless" about him. Neither, for that matter, can that description be applied to Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald, or Neil Munro of the Daily Caller or any of the other reporters who have been breaking stories about the Menendez scandal in the past week, since the FBI raided the Palm Beach, Florida, offices of Dr. Salomon Melgen.
Sure, they aren't your usual bunch of sycophantic boot lickers from the Star-Ledger, but that doesn't make them non-persons, does it Bob?
Know what else Bob? You're lying.
Menendez insists that he never had sex with anyone at any time during his Dominican trips. "Now, nobody can find [the prostitutes]," Menendez told CNN's Bash in their Monday interview. "No one ever met them. No one ever talked to them, but that's where we're at. So the bottom line is all of those smears are absolutely false and, you know, that's the bottom line."
Again, however, the Menendez denial is false. Matthew Boyle says he interviewed two of the women last year, and Boyle is adamant in his belief that these accusers were telling the truth.
And then Stacy McCain poses the question that should have you losing sleep Bob.
This presents a rather tricky dilemma for any journalist: Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?
I'm pretty sure we all know the answer to that one.
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