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Liberal Talkshow Host Bernie Ward… And the Child Porn

The Smoking Gun [1], today:

FEBRUARY 15–When radio talk show host Bernie Ward was arrested last year on child pornography charges, his lawyers downplayed the federal rap, saying that his client was merely doing research for a book when he accessed and distributed illicit images. But police reports indicate that Ward, a 56-year-old former Catholic priest, began a graphic online correspondence with a San Francisco-area dominatrix who used the name “Sexfairy” and called cops when Ward sent her a lewd digital image featuring a topless woman, a nude boy, and a young girl

Had you heard about this previously?

Only a few hits currently on Google about it. SanFran Chron [2], for example.

Gawker has some IM transcripts. [3] I managed to locate the original indictment at the DOJ site [4]. (PDF, of course!) Other than this we’re not seeing much.

Wonder why?

He’s a LIBERAL talkshow host, is why.

Now, imagine with me, for just a moment… it won’t take much effort, I assure you… Imagine a Conservative talkshow host being hauled up on the same charges. Think you’d be hearing about it? You know damn well you would. All the nets, including Fox, would be going into 24*7 saturation mode with the story, and the leftie blogs would be going orgasmic about now.

As it is, we’ll hear nothing about it. Gotta protect those lefties.

Addendum:  (David L)

Given that Henry Waxman has struck out against Roger Clemens, Gina Cobb [5]. maybe old Hank can  take on Bernie?   Doin’t bet on it.