Rachel Maddow’s response to the Anthony Weiner sexting debacle/media circus/resignation controversy is one of the only responses I’ve seen in mainstream media that comprehensively explores the idea of double standards and hypocrisy across party lines when it comes to sex scandals. The gist of it: IOKIYAR (it’s okay if you’re a republican). Despite the fact that republicans run on the platform of conservative family values and heterosexual normativity, members of the party don’t call on one another to resign when caught in a moment of sexual impropriety. Democrats, however, are held to a higher standard it seems. They’re pushed out not only by members of the republican party, but by leaders in the democratic party as well.
Rachel Maddow’s tears into this hypocrisy.
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