TIME Blames ‘Right-Wing Media’ for Spread of Senate Gay Sex Scandal Story

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Time magazine barely matters any more, but on Monday they did notice something other liberal outlets are aggressively ignoring: “What to Know About Washington’s Scandal Over Sex in a Senate Hearing Room.”

Singapore-based reporter Chad DeGuzman sent a not-so-subtle signal to readers (and the rest of the liberal media) that any curiosity about this film clip of a former aide to Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) naked in the Hart Senate Office Building should be dismissed as a sordid tale being promoted by “right-wing media.”

If you raise questions about Senate staffer Aidan Maese-Czeropski or who else was involved,  you can be written off as some sort of right-wing kook.

It only took until the second sentence of the Time story to catch the drift: 

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Capitol Hill was rocked over the weekend by the circulation of an explicit video of two men apparently having sex in a congressional hearing room.

The eight-second pornographic clip, first posted Friday evening by right-wing media website the Daily Caller, was reportedly leaked from a private group chat for gay men in politics. The report, which did not name the participants and blurred a face that appeared in the video, claimed it was a congressional staffer in the sex tape and identified the setting as Room 216 in the Hart Senate Office Building.

Just to make sure that you understand it is the political right that is reporting this story, the top of the paragraph immediately below reinforces that shtick.

The Spectator, a conservative British magazine, reported hours earlier that an unnamed staffer for Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) had publicly shared a series of indecent photos and videos of himself engaging in sex acts in the “so-called hallowed Halls of Congress.” The description of one photo in particular bore resemblance to the video shared later by the Daily Caller.

And in case you are still too clueless to understand Time’s by now completely unsubtle message, well third time could be the charm in the paragraph immediately following.

The news immediately gained traction in conservative media. While details remain scant, outlets including the New York Post and Washington Examiner identified the staffer as Aidan Maese-Czeropski, a legislative aide for Cardin.

The magazine account noted Capitol Police are investigating, and that “Fox News analyst” Jonathan Turley  “speculated on his personal blog that potential criminal charges could include trespass, indecent exposure, or misuse of public property. In the meantime, the incident has elicited a range of mockery and outrage, especially among conservatives on social media.”

The Biden Justice Department has prosecuted grandmas who “entered a restricted building” and were “parading” in the Capitol on January 6. Time didn’t wonder: Will these Democrats be treated more like fire-alarm stunt man Rep. Jamaal Bowman?

Noting that this was filmed where Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) usually sits, DeGuzman added some Republican tweets, from just-removed George Santos and from Mike Collins: 

Rep. Mike Collins (R-Ga.) posted a photo of cleaning wipes at a grocery store, with the caption “Christmas shopping for Senator Klobuchar.”

Message sent: Only Republicans think any of this is newsworthy.

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