Funny how the very minor story of a top Dem mayor resigning in disgrace after five sex abuse allegations doesn't get as much play as a rogue "like" by whoever was running Ted Cruz's account.
You might almost suspect that the media is a shamelessly biased bunch of hacks who are very uncomfortable reporting on one of their own alleged serial child rapists.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he had sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York.
Murray’s resignation came shortly after The Seattle Times reported Tuesday morning on allegations by Murray’s cousin, Joseph Dyer, 54, who has become the fifth man to publicly accuse Murray of child sexual abuse.
Dyer says he was 13 when Murray forced him into sex when the two shared a bedroom at Dyer’s mother’s home in Medford, New York, in the mid-1970s.
Murray, 62, a former Democratic state legislator, has repeatedly denied that he sexually abused anyone, contending the accusations are part of a political takedown targeting him for his progressive politics and record as a gay-rights champion. He attributed the latest claims to bad blood between two estranged wings of the family.
Another accuser, Jeff Simpson, a former foster son of Murray’s who claims Murray began abusing him at age 13, said of the resignation: “I couldn’t believe it. I was like, you know what? God is good. When you’re doing the right thing and don’t quit before the miracle, God takes care of stuff. It’s just on his time.”
The previous allegations came from people who could be dismissed as troubled. That's no longer possible when it comes to his own cousin.
What's remarkable is how reluctant the Dem machine was to let go of Murray.
He had retained support for finishing out his term from a majority of the City Council and four former mayors.
This is what progressive government looks like. Meanwhile the media will treat it as a local story while running multiple pieces on Ted Cruz's Twitter account and acting all shocked by Trump's Access Hollywood tape. Meanwhile when actual abuse of child occurs, they lie about it, they whitewash it and they help keep it going.