State Senator Leland Yee, Rep. Trey Radel, and CNN’s double standard

State Senator Leland Yee, Rep. Trey Radel, and CNN’s double standard

Republican Rep. Trey Radel purchased $250 worth of cocaine from an undercover federal law enforcement officer.

CNN reported on the story here, here, here, here, and here. CNN also prominently featured Radel on several broadcasts.

On the other hand, a search on CNN for  Democratic State Senator Leland Yee, gun control advocate and alleged arms trafficker wannabe, illustrates that $250. worth of cocaine is far more newsworthy than international weapons schemes with mobsters.

At the same time Leland Yee was bashing the National Rifle Association and pushing “one of the toughest pieces of gun control legislation in the country,”  the Democratic State Senator was simultaneously scheming “to arrange a multimillion-dollar illegal weapons deal through the Philippines for an undercover operative claiming to be a New Jersey mobster.”

The mainstream media has largely ignored the overt and criminal hypocrisy of Senator Leland Yee, whose demands for money in exchange for political favors epitomize government corruption on a breathtaking scale.

Tony Lee of Breitbart reported that CNN was called out on Twitter for ignoring the Leland Yee story, which one would think would be national news:

Leland Yee is one of three Democratic state senators in California who are suspended with pay. Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon (for taking bribes) and Rod Wright (for voter fraud) are also collecting their taxpayer funded salaries while awaiting closure on their respective criminal cases.

CNN has not reported on Calderon or Wright, either.

Evidently, they belong to the wrong political party.

Renee Nal

Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a co-founder of, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner. Renee is an associate producer for Trevor Loudon's political documentary, 'The Enemies Within.'


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