Kentucky Senator Rand Paul appeared on Sunday's Meet the Press and pointed out the hypocrisy of Democrats accusing Republicans of a "war on women" despite their support of former President Bill Clinton, who "took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office." Despite Paul making on the comments on NBC, only CBS This Morning on Monday reported the remarks. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell told viewers: "Senator Rand Paul says any Democrat who believes there's a GOP war against women should think about former President Bill Clinton....Paul said Sunday that if Hillary Clinton runs for president, Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky is a legitimate campaign issue."
After playing a sound bite of Paul on the NBC Sunday show, O'Donnell concluded: "Paul went on to say, quote, 'It's not Hillary's fault,' but he also said it can be hard to separate one Clinton from the other."
During his Meet the Press appearance, Paul told moderator David Gregory: "I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this." NBC's censorship of Paul's remarks seems to confirm that premise.
Like NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America also completely ignored Paul's comments.
MSNBC's Morning Joe did cover the remarks Monday morning, with co-host Mika Brzezinski condemning Paul's comments as "a sign of political desperation" by Republicans. However, she did confess: "I've always been torn about how easily bill Clinton has been treated about this whole thing." [Listen to the audio]