Friday, March 23, 2007

Rudy's Being Media-Twisted

Media-twisted is my term for when a media outlet slightly twists a story and spins it off in a less-than-likely logical direction, or, one that doesn't necessarily have to be true.

Like this:-

Former mayor Rudy Giuliani's stormy marital history may be an open book, but his current wife, Judith, has a first marriage in her background that she's never talked publicly about - until now.

It was Dec. 8, 1974, when then-20-year-old Judith Stish, fresh out of nursing school, ran off with Jeffrey Ross to the Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas, according to a copy of the marriage certificate unearthed by the Daily News.

The couple separated after four years of marriage and, citing an "irretrievably broken" relationship, divorced in Florida on Nov. 14, 1979, according to court records.

...The revelation comes as Rudy Giuliani is soaring in Republican presidential polls and appears to be weathering doubts by conservatives and evangelicals who make up the base of the GOP.

The fact that the Giulianis have said "I do" six times between them is sure to increase the spotlight on Rudy Giuliani's marital past, which includes a 14-year marriage to his second cousin, Regina Peruggi, and his very public and ugly split in 2000 with TV and radio personality Donna Hanover.

...But experts said the revelation that both Giulianis are on their third marriages is likely to be a turnoff to religious conservatives, many of whom take a dim view of divorce, while also providing ample ammunition for late-night comedians.

"I guess birds of a feather do flock together," said University of Virginia political science Prof. Larry Sabato. "This is right off of"

"It underscores one of the fundamental weaknesses of his candidacy, which is that his private life has been a mess," added Sabato. "To say that he has not been a role model in this regard is an understatement."

Er, why should he be any less a role model than all those preachers caught in compromising sexual situations of the past two decades and had to resign their pulpits?

Or presidents that have been sexually randy and still are worshipped and one of whom's spouse is a leading contender for a presidential nomination (although from the Democratic party).

Is it that Sabato is a dyed-in-the wool Democrat?

Sabato worked for nine years with Virginia Democratic politician Henry Howell. At the age of 15, Sabato joined Howell's first campaign for the Virginia governorship

Of that the paper didn't inform you.

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