Brent Bozell

The worst part of the Slater story? The marriage came apart right around the time the final payment on her Harvard Law School loan was due. "It was ironic," he said. "I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left." The husband won custody of Dru, the daughter they had together. He even secured a restraining order against her. Feminists then assaulted anyone repeating this story as cavemen peddling a chauvinist narrative.

The one scandal story on "CBS This Morning" was loaded with Davis and her defenders. It started with Davis defiantly insisting, "You can play holier-than-life with my life story. But I draw the line when it comes to lying about my family." (Apparently, only she's allowed to lie about her family.) Then came her daughter Amber proclaiming tremulously that her mom was the "best mother in the world." It ended with Jay Root of the liberal Texas Tribune website attempting damage control: "The trailer, who paid for what in college? I don't think that's going to be the A-1 story throughout this entire campaign."

It was the A-1 story before it was exposed as fraudulent.

None of these national broadcast networks noticed the Davis fiascoes that followed. She protested, "I am proud of what I've been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn't walked a day in my shoes." Oops! Her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, is a paraplegic. Davis also dishonestly claimed Abbott fed the damaging story to Slater, who quickly said he never talked to Republicans for it.

The national print media weren't much better than TV. The New York Times noticed it, but USA Today and the Washington Post published no news story in print. You have to laugh at Time magazine's headline over a brief update: "A Storybook Tale Gets Some New Footnotes."

So laugh at any journalist who says Christie can never lie, or it will end his career. Lying never stopped anyone from being a national-media darling. Ask President Barack Obama or the Clintons.


Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
 
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