In response to Rand Paul’s son, William, pleading guilty to a DUI charge on Tuesday, liberal source Jezebel called him the “loser son” of the Kentucky senator. Below is an excerpt of the article.
Normally, we wouldn’t give a s**t about what some guy’s kid did. But the game changes when the father of the loser has built a career on dispensing advice for how other fathers should father their own offspring.
Now of course, since Rand Paul is a conservative, libertarian Republican, the media faces no repercussions when meddling into the personal lives of conservative politicians.
In fact, remember last year when GOP Congressional staffer Elizabeth Lauten got destroyed by the media for calling Sasha and Malia Obama classless during the White House turkey pardoning? Well Jezebel spoke in response below.
On one hand, in most cases, it seems like overreactive overkill to resign over a regrettable social media post. On the other, when your job is to direct communications of a public official, and you demonstrate a distinct inability to effectively communicate publicly, maybe it’s time to seek another line of work.
Lauten would still have her job if she made the same criticism of Rand Paul’s son. However, since it was the children of President Obama, it was considered off limits for any sort of criticism. With plenty of media pressure, she resigned.
If the media condemns making personal accusations about the children of ALL public officials as they claim, then political affiliation should be irrelevant, but this is clearly not the case. This is just one of the countless examples of Republicans being attacked. The liberal media, I’m sure including Jezebel, also had no problem with going after the daughters of former President George W. Bush when he was in office.
In reality, the mainstream media only condemns criticizing the children of Obama or any liberal politician, but apparently have no objection if it is a conservative Republican.