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Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:48 PM

Tell me again--How did Morning Joe never pay any price for dead intern in his Congressional office?

It was never even on national media.

Yet at same time a female intern working for a dem Congressman disappears, and it's headline news for weeks. When her body is found in a DC? park, the event is discussed for weeks, and he's suspected of killing her in the aftermath of an affair gone bad. He loses his seat.

Oh, of course, good ol' Joe is a GOPer.

And now in the guise of a sincere Evangelical, Joe lectures Franklin Graham on public proclamations re Christian moraity.

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Reply Tell me again--How did Morning Joe never pay any price for dead intern in his Congressional office? (Original post)
bobbieinok Apr 2019 OP
Siwsan Apr 2019 #1
hlthe2b Apr 2019 #2
OhioBlue Apr 2019 #3
PoliticAverse Apr 2019 #4
panader0 Apr 2019 #7
sellitman Apr 2019 #5
UniteFightBack Apr 2019 #9
doc03 Apr 2019 #6
UniteFightBack Apr 2019 #8
JHB Apr 2019 #11
UniteFightBack Apr 2019 #12
JHB Apr 2019 #13
UniteFightBack Apr 2019 #15
FoxNewsSucks Apr 2019 #10
mn9driver Apr 2019 #14
Drahthaardogs Apr 2019 #16

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:51 PM

1. I thought it was shown the woman had a health crisis.

She had some sort of seizure or fainting spell, fell and hit her head. I could be wrong, but that's the first thing that came to my mind.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:52 PM

2. It helps to have a previously disgraced medical examiner...

they tend to be more "malleable" in their assessments...

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:09 PM

3. A sincere Evangelical? I do not see him as a sincere Evangelical. He's an opportunist.

Franklin Graham and others like him that use religion to strengthen their foothold at power damn the consequences are disgusting. I see Graham as a charlatan, a false prophet, and demagogue. He deserves to be lectured.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:09 PM

4. "It was never even on national media." - the Associated Press distributed a story on it. That counts

as "National Media".

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/854334/Congressmans-office-aide-is-found-dead-in-Florida.html

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An office worker for U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough was found dead Friday in the congressman's district office.

Preliminary findings from the medical examiner's office showed no foul play or any outward indication of suicide, said Police Chief Steve Hogue.

Authorities identified the woman as Lori Klausutis, 28. She had worked for Scarborough since May 1999, said Mick Serrano, press secretary for the congressman. Her body was found on the floor behind a desk about 8 a.m. Authorities were not sure if she had been there overnight or had arrived early.



The Washington Post (and several other major media outfits) did a stories when Trump mentioned the issue:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/11/29/trump-suggested-the-2001-death-of-a-joe-scarborough-aide-is-an-unsolved-mystery-it-isnt/

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:46 PM

7. "not sure if she had been there overnight or had arrived early"??

Wouldn't the coroner be able to establish the time of death within an hour
or two? Being there overnight versus arriving early is a big difference in
the amount of hours dead.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:16 PM

5. Always thought he was a murderer.

Told him so on Twitter and the fucker blocked me.

I have yet to watch his show.

He belongs in jail not on my TV.

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Response to sellitman (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:52 PM

9. Oh yeah..this sounds rational.

 

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:38 PM

6. He must have been cleared from any wrong doing. I figure it is just another

bullshit talking point on the Democratic side just like the Republican claim Vince Foster shot himself in the head 3 times.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:51 PM

8. The difference is Faux Noise who blew up Seth Rich....or did you forget that little part. nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:19 PM

11. I think the OP's reference was to Chandra Levy, which was hardly just FOX

Without getting into the case of about Lori Klausutis, the disappearance of Chandra Levy, which happened in roughly the same period, was the subject of near-endless breathless speculation on national news media. They were salivating over the possibility that her boss, Rep. Gary Condit (D-Of Course), was involved: affair? Was she "disposed of"?, etc. Instead, a year later he body was found, and all that speculation turned out to be bullshit -- hot air from excited people treating their own salacious imaginations as news.

I don't know enough to have an opinion on the Klausutis case, but the contrast in media coverage, especially straight off of how badly they handled the Republican attempt to bring down Clinton over horseshit, was a major "missed story" (a "missed" aided by 911 and Iraq taking primacy in the headlines).

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Response to JHB (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:22 PM

12. OH silly me I missed that part ! Well Ms. Levy was murdered...there is no doubt about that and

 

folks saying this intern was murdered without any proof is stuff that should reside with the right wingers...not here.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:37 PM

13. I wan't making that claim. I was identifying the Op's reference (Levy, not Rich)...

...and noting the wildly differing standards of the media regarding the appropriateness of wild, baseless speculation. It wasn't just FOX thumping that drum.

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Response to JHB (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:40 PM

15. I remember the scandal around it and that there were questions surrounding it but I didn't

 

get the feeling that everybody really thought that the Congressman did it. I was not paying much attention to the news in those days though at all.

I just don't think these two cases can be equated. One was definitely a murder and one was not.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 09:11 PM

10. Here's a great timeline

To this day, it's amazing how many people remember the "sordid Chandra Levy killing", but know nothing about Scarborough and Klausutis.

The blog "All Hat No Cattle" has a great post on this. [link:https://all-hat-no-cattle.blogspot.com/2016/12/controlling-narrative.html|

From the post:

How did Scarborough escape even the slightest scrutiny? He controlled the narrative just like he does on his show. Just like he tried to do to me by sending me a cease and desist letter through his lawyer in 2006. It didn't work. I'm in good company, he sent Michael Moore one too.

Also, Lori's family did not want any media attention. None. They saw what Chandra Levy's family was going through at that time. And they were angry at Scarborough for putting out false reports that Lori was sickly. She was not.

The NWFlorida Daily News covered the story, the only paper to do so. Joe's hometown paper, the Pensacola News Journal wrote a blurb on it in section 2B three days after Scarborough's aides death. Channel 3 news did a couple of reports. The end.

Scarborough quit congress in May 2001. Lori Klausutis was found dead July 20, 2001.

This is such a Flori-duh story with a cast of characters beyond belief. Much more interesting than the Gary Condit tidbits.


The whole thing is well worth reading. Scarborough has erase it from history. It's hard to find even if you know what you are looking for.






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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 10:00 PM

16. Completely different scenarios

One was having an affair. One walked in after lunch and found her dead.

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