Two weeks ago, reporter Wayne Slater of The Dallas Morning News -- the author of two books bashing Karl Rove for being "Bush's Brain" -- wrote an expose on liberal, abortion-loving Democrat Wendy Davis, who's been hyped from coast to coast as "single mom to political phenom." Lots of details aren't true. Even the Dallas paper's headline soft-pedaled it as "key facts blurred."
Guess who's reported nothing on air? ABC, NBC and PBS. CBS did one very defensive two-minute story on its morning show 11 days late. NPR only touched on it in an afternoon talk show.
There, on "Tell Me More" with host Michel Martin, Slater appeared and was pressed to talk about Christie. "The real problem for Christie is that this episode reinforces a destructive narrative" of bullying, Slater announced. "It is a damaging personal attribute that can undo him."
Apparently, Democrats never damage themselves with personal attributes like lying.
NBC is the most ridiculous offender on the Davis story because correspondent Maria Shriver repeated all the fluff about how "her personal story resonated across the nation" just three days before the Dallas Morning News story. She threw softballs: "Everybody says Wendy Davis is an overnight sensation. Does it irritate you that people call you an overnight sensation?" Davis replied: "I'm not an overnight sensation. I'm a Texan. And I'm a Texas success story. I am the epitome of hard work and optimism."
She's the epitome of biographical fraud.
Shriver and the rest of the whitewash brigade utterly ignored that the story wasn't "single mom raises kids alone while attending Harvard Law School." Davis claimed, "By the time I was 19, I was already on my way to a divorce, living in a tiny trailer with my daughter." Slater noted that she was 21, not 19, when she divorced and lived in a trailer for "only a few months."
She married her second husband Jeff Davis and had a second daughter. Her husband paid for her final two years at Texas Christian University. When she was accepted to Harvard, Jeff Davis cashed in his 401(k) account and eventually took out a loan to pay for her final year there. "I was making really good money then, well over six figures," he said. The daughters -- Amber was 8, and Dru was 2 -- remained with the husband in Fort Worth, Texas, while Wendy Davis went to Boston for three years.
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