OpEdNews Op Eds

Spitzer Hires A Hooker, MSM Goes Ballistic

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It


Become a Fan
  (288 fans)
- Advertisement -

Today, Elliot Spitzer got himself busted. Apparently, the FBI ran phone taps that proved he hired a hooker in DC.

Right wing legislators who already hated his guts are sanctimoniously calling for his resignation. The mainstream media are saying he was tied to a prostitution ring. It looks to me like he was a customer. That's all.

Last week, we got the news that one out of 100 Americans are in jail. Part of the reason for this is the fact that we have a bunch of laws on the books that punish people for victimless crimes. Prostitution and the use of a prostitute's services are examples, as are the use of "illegal" Drugs.

There is certainly hypocrisy here, since Spitzer busted several prostitution rings when he was state Attorney General.

Then, we have David Vitter, the Louisiana legislator who was outed for having frequented prostitutes. He got a pass.

There's no excuse for Spitzer's behavior. He betrayed his wife and family and demonstrated hypocrisy. I feel sorry for Spitzer's wife and family. But this kind of victimless crime just does not justify resignationi, let alone imprisonment. It is not surprising that he is getting the scandal treatment. That's the way the media operate nowadays.

Already, the Clinton campaign has scrubbed him from their website.

The losers may be the Democrats in the state of New York, where the state house was close to being taken over, for the first time in decades, by Democrats. Maybe a New York Democrat with experience with lust causing political problems, a guy whose middle name is pecadillo, could help Spitzer. After all, Bill has an office in Harlem.

- Advertisement -

Of course, the media will be making a big deal about this for a few days, at least, since Spitzer apparently screwed a prostitute. That's a big deal for them much bigger than the job Dick Cheney did screwing America.

Then there's Wall Street, where Spitzer built his reputation as a guy who was tough on corporate abuses. The perpetrators he came down on are celebrating now.  You know, it wouldn't be the first time that a corrupt party used vice and the lure of sex to take one of the good guys down. Unfortunately, otherwise good people do succumb to seduction. Great men and women are rarely perfect.  

Pathetic, isn't it?

Oh by the way. Any word whether the phone taps were court authorized? Were they started as part of the telecom program that a lot of sellout dems are willing to pardon the telecoms for? Just some thoughts.

Personally, as long as Spitzer didn't use government funds, I think he should keep his job. Actually, I think prostitution and a lot of now illegal drugs should be made legal. We have too many people in prison thanks to religious extremism.  

- Advertisement -


Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

Rob Kall Wikipedia Page

Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Conspiracy Conspiracy Theory

Terrifying Video: "I Don't Need a Warrant, Ma'am, Under Federal Law"

Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech

Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver

Libertarian Legacy? Ron Paul's Campaign Manager, 49, Dies Uninsured, Of Pneumonia, Leaving family $400,000 Debt

Interview: McCain Fellow Hanoi Hilton POW & Naval Academy Dorm-mate; Why He Won't Vote For McCain


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
15 people are discussing this page, with 21 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

We're such children ... at least when it's... by Mr M on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 1:04:42 AM
pic... by Mr M on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 1:08:33 AM
A top girl [rated at 7 Diamonds] at the Emperor... by Jason Paz on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 4:03:51 AM
I wonder if this is part of that same sexual black... by Ed Encho on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 6:06:37 AM
Sex with a prostitute is not a victimless crime.Sp... by Bob Gormley on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 7:38:06 AM
Elliot Spitzer is a most gifted fellow. For him to... by Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 7:58:58 AM
Adultery"You have heard that it was said, ... by Bob Gormley on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 8:35:12 AM
write at least one article. 707 high-horse comment... by Jim Freeman on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 7:11:19 PM
... not sure if you realize it. If I look at someo... by Steven Leser on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:01:17 AM
that this goes somewhere much deeper than we have ... by Mary Pitt on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 11:54:50 AM
The feds started spying on Spitzer's financial... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:15:28 PM
Three comments# 1 Since we outed client # 9 how ab... by tjb on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:47:41 PM
But i think i heard that ES arranged for the trans... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:06:33 PM
     What Spitzer did is betwe... by mikel paul on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:23:07 PM
The law still is the law and as wrong as you may t... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:33:15 PM
     You are correct. Understo... by mikel paul on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 4:08:59 PM
and when you combine that with a career well spent... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 4:29:53 PM
Remember that Clinton's impeachment had nothin... by aberamsay on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 4:44:07 PM
He is not what he has ever seemed.  I know th... by Michael Morris on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 6:27:47 PM
As we slip into a depression, the third world war ... by john riggs on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 6:28:44 PM
The lead piece on Nova TV (Prague, Czech Republic)... by Jim Freeman on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 7:24:59 PM