Blog

‘Double Standard’: Santorum Uses Rev. Wright to Slam CBS During Interview

Double Standard: Santorum Brings Up Rev. Wright in Response to Foster Friess Aspirin Sex Joke

CBS

GOP presidential candidate on Friday accused the media of a double standard for the flak he’s taking regarding a prominent backer’s contraception joke, saying the media didn’t blame then-candidate Barack Obama for Rev. ’s radical views.

(Related: ‘Whatever’: Greta Confronts Santorum Over ‘Crazy’ Supporter & His Sex Joke)

“This is someone who is a supporter of mine, and I’m not responsible for every comment that a supporter of mine makes,” Santorum said on CBS‘s ’This Morning.“ ”It was a bad joke, it was a stupid joke, it’s not reflective of me or my record on this issue [of contraception].”

Santorum supporter Foster Friess told MSNBC during an appearance Thursday, “back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”

Accusing the media of “gotcha politics,” Santorum said he’s “just not going to play that game.”

Pressed again by host Charlie Rose, who insisted the topic wasn’t “gotcha,” Santorum fired back.

“Hold on Charlie, when you quote a supporter of mine who tells a bad off-color joke and somehow I am responsible for that, that is gotcha,” Santorum said. “Look, this is what you guys do. You don’t do this with President Obama. In fact, with President Obama, what you did was you went out and defended him against someone who he sat in a church for, for 20 years and defended him, that oh, he can’t possibly believe what he listened to for 20 years. It’s a double standard, this is what you’re pulling off, and I’m going to call you on it.”

Watch below, via CBS:

(h/t BuzzFeed)

Your reaction

NICE
SAD
FUNNY
OMG
WTF
WOW



OR


Note: Your password will be generated automatically and sent to your email address.

Forgot Your Password?

Enter your email address and we'll send you a link you can use to pick a new password.

Follow Me

Stay up to date with me on your favorite social media platform.
  • instagram
  • youtube
Email cannot be empty
Name cannot be empty
The email is not a valid email address.