Media Parvaz & Sorbo: They’re in Saturday’s PI
posted by September 1 at 10:35 AMon
Craig maintains that the guilty plea was a “mistake.” He was under pressure. He was being “hounded” by the press. You know how it is.
Okay, you might not, but there’s a bunch of Republicans who do. Forget about all the other scandals—Scooter Libby’s indictment, or the coke-dealing Thomas Ravenel, the South Carolina chairman for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. Focusing on the sex scandals alone offers plenty of fodder. Let’s see…
In July, Florida State Rep. Bob Allen was busted propositioning an undercover male cop in a park bathroom. He offered the officer $20 for oral sex.
But Allen also says he’s not guilty and that that he’s not gay. No, he’s not denying that he propositioned the cop, and he’s not saying that he was misunderstood when he made the offer. He says he did it because he was afraid the black cop would hurt him.
“This was a pretty stocky black guy, and there was nothing but other black guys around in the park,” Allen said, in describing the officer who approached him. Allen, who was also the co-chairman of Sen. John McCain’s campaign, said that he went along with it because he feared that if he didn’t offer to perform oral sex on the stranger, he “was about to be a statistic.”
Well, that’s the normal response any of us would have when we find ourselves (irrationally) intimidated by a stranger, right?
Good stuff—so why does the PI hide Parvaz to the little-read Saturday paper? Because she’s under 60? Because she can be outraged and funny at the same time? Why are full-of-shit, full-of-themselves gasbags like Robert Jameison and Joel Connelly given so much prime real estate while Parvaz and Sorbo—who has really grown as a columnist—are buried in Saturday’s paper, in an op-ed section patronizingly dubbed “Saturday Spin”? Because they’re ladies?
Connelly is a grouchy has-been, PI, and Jamieson is an affected dope. Parvaz is star—and the PI should start treating her like one.