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Liberal media circling wagons to protect Wendy Davis from GOP criticism

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Wendy Davis, the Texas Democrat running for governor of Texas, has gained an ally in the so-called "mainstream media," known here as the Democrat-media complex, according to several reports released Tuesday. Newsbusters reported that CBS and MSNBC defended Davis from criticism over inaccuracies in her personal biography. Mediaite also reported that MSNBC -- a cable outlet that is little more than the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party -- said criticism of Davis is demeaning to women.

At issue is a Dallas Morning News article that said Davis is “blurring” key details of her personal story in an attempt to secure votes.

According to Morning News political writer Wayne Slater, Davis was 21 when she divorced, not 19.

"She lived only a few months in the family mobile home while separated from her husband before moving into an apartment with her daughter," he added.

That mobile home, Mediaite said, is even featured in a campaign ad.

Slater continued, recounting how Davis met her husband, Jeff, who paid for her education. But the story doesn't end there.

"When she was accepted to Harvard Law School, Jeff Davis cashed in his 401(k) account and eventually took out a loan to pay for her final year there. [...] Over time, the Davises’ marriage was strained. In November 2003, Wendy Davis moved out," Slater wrote.

He added:

Jeff Davis said that was right around the time the final payment on their Harvard Law School loan was due. “It was ironic,” he said. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.”

Davis' account was much simpler.

"With the help of academic scholarships and student loans, Wendy not only became the first person in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree but graduated first in her class and was accepted to Harvard Law School,” Davis says on her website.

Naturally, Davis' omissions became fodder for criticism from her opponents. She is, after all, running to be the chief executive of a very large state.

Making matters worse is a report that says Jeff Davis was pressured to keep quiet by his ex-wife's campaign.

According to the Houston Chronicle:

“They’ve asked me not to talk to reporters,” Jeff said. He is anyway, because: “If she runs, the scrutiny on her will be extraordinary. She needs to deal with it in a constructive way. She needs to take control of the message. … My goal in all this, I think, is just try and protect the kids as much as I can.”

"Now we know why," said a post at Legal Insurrection. "Wendy Davis’ personal and campaign narratives don’t hold up to scrutiny."

No doubt, if Davis were a Republican, the media would be all over the story, calling Davis a liar and demanding she withdraw from the race.

But since Davis is a liberal darling who rose to fame after her pro-abortion filibuster, the media now says she is beyond criticism.

William A. Jacobson said the wagons are being circled around Davis with the usual claims of a "War on Women and sexism," simply because the truth about Davis is beginning to come out.



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