Kudos to CNN for covering a politically incorrect story

By Tom Quiner

Certain stories tend to be off limits to the mainstream media (MSM).

One of those is bad behavior by gay activists who raise buckets of money for Obama.

One such story just broke. Homosexual activist, Terry Bean, was arrested last week for sexually abusing a fifteen year old boy. Mr. Bean founded the Human Rights Campaign and raised a cool half a million dollars for Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012.

Big news, right?

Wrong. As of last week, the big three MSM networks had failed to cover the story. However, CNN did cover it.

In light of my previous post today, CNN deserves credit for taking on this politically-incorrect story. CNN’s Victor Blackwell reported:

A gay rights activist and vocal supporter of President Obama has been indicted on sex crimes. Sixty-six-year-old Terry Bean was arrested last week on charges of sexual abuse related to a 15-year-old boy in Oregon. Bean’s attorney denies the charges – saying, in a statement, that Bean is the victim of an extortion ring.

Later that day, CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield reported further on the story:

a man President Obama once called – quote, ‘a great supporter and friend’– is facing sex abuse charges in Oregon. Democratic donor Terry Bean is charged with abusing a 15-year-old boy last year.”

And then CNN’s Erin McPike went even further by playing soundbites which connect the president with Mr. Bean:

“PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA (from July 24, 2012 event): I want to thank somebody who put so much work into this event – Terry Bean. Give Terry a big round of applause. (audience cheers and applauds)

MCPIKE: And here’s Mr. Obama praising Bean at a 2009 event for the Human Rights Campaign, the politically-influential gay rights group he co-founded.

OBAMA (from 2009 Human Rights Campaign event): To my great friend and supporter, Terry Bean, co-founder of H.R.C. (audience cheers and applauds)

MCPIKE: Now, police say Bean, who’s 66, has been arrested in Portland, Oregon – charged with sodomy and sex abuse of an underage boy – reportedly a 15-year old. Also arrested on the same charges: 25-year-old Kyle Lawson – identified in news reports as Bean’s former boyfriend.

In a statement, Bean’s lawyer says – quote, ‘Over the course of several months in 2013 and 2014, Terry was the victim of an extortion ring – led by several men known to law enforcement. This current arrest is connected to the ongoing investigation of that case, in which Mr. Bean has fully cooperated. No allegations against Terry Bean should be taken at face value. We look forward to the opportunity to clear his name.’

Lawson’s former attorney told the Oregonian newspaper that Lawson had stumbled upon a camera Bean had used to secretly record sexual encounters with him and other men; took screen shots; and hoped to secure money from Bean in an exchange for their return. That led Bean to allege extortion.”

Ms. McPike then reported that Mr. Bean has taken a leave of absence from the Human Rights Campaign.

Mr. Bean’s guilt or innocence is not the point. The newsworthiness of the story is the point. Kudos to CNN for taking on a story sure to antagonize the PC thought police.

Let’s hope this is the beginning of a trend.

Let’s hope CNN joins Fox News in reporting on the politically-incorrect stories the rest of the MSM refuses to cover with any degree of journalistic integrity.

1 Comment

  1. Mark Armstrong on December 2, 2014 at 7:06 am

    CNN reported something negative about a Friend Of Obama?? Somebody musta spiked the newsroom eggnog… : )