If you didn't already know about it you'd probably have no idea watching the national media that a sitting Democrat
Here's how the charges were (briefly) laid out by the Washington Post:
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, accused of using the influence of his office to advance the business interests of a longtime friend and political supporter in exchange for luxury gifts, lavish vacations and more than $750,000 in campaign donations.The laundry list of Menendez's ethical issues actually goes a whole lot deeper, since those "lavish vacations" allegedly involved the hiring of prostitutes, said to be underage, in the Dominican Republic. Virtually no Dem-friendly media outlet has even touched it, ans we all know why. The bias is so obvious that no one seriously tries to deny it anymore.
Still, media hacks like MSNBC's overly wound-tight Larry O'Donnell occasionally try to pretend they're doing their best to cover these sorts of stories. According to O'Donnell, they simply can't.
The reason? Donald Trump. It's seems Trump is so awful that they have no choice but to ignore Democrat corruption. Trump is on Twitter, you know, and there are only so many hours in the day.
“If we had anyone else in the White House, if we had any other president in the White House, any other of the Republicans that were running for president, never mind, have Hillary Clinton as president, the Menendez trial would be a very big item in all of our coverage. But this is what Donald Trump has done to coverage; the trying to keep up with everything the president is generating on a given day is just overwhelming. You don’t want your president tweeting all the time or at all if you’re a Republican."Uh-huh. So because they have to cover Trumps Twitter activity, MSNBC can't cover Bob Menendez's corruption trial. Got it! I suspect the real reason Lawrence O'Donnell personally doesn't have time to cover the Menendez trial is that he's still too busy trying to find out who is doing that HAMMERING!!!!
[Herman Cain] Thank You MJA for the Linkage!