Bernard Goldberg, who has a website, has a take on this. “What If Herman Cain Were a Liberal?” Here’s an excerpt: “Yes, the so-called mainstream media uncovered Gary Hart’s sex scandal when he was running for president in 1988, and he was a liberal Democrat.

“They also went after Anthony Weiner, another liberal Democrat, who eventually resigned from Congress. John Edwards was something else. Reporters didn’t want any part of that lurid sex story and covered it only when they couldn’t ignore it anymore. How about Bill Clinton? Yes, reporters covered Monica and the blue dress and all that. So we certainly can’t say they ignored his sexcapades. But it’s more complicated than that. Let’s go back to Herman Cain. His accuser is being described in the press as an Ivy League graduate. They never explain the relevance of that, so I’ll tell you: it’s to let you know that she’s smart — just like the reporters who are covering the story — and that people who go to Ivy League schools should be taken seriously.

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