'Journalists' Slam Cain First, Ask Questions Later
"Politico.com rocks the Republican Presidential primary race with allegations from two unnamed women that back in the 1990's Cain made un-quoted, unwelcomed remarks and non-specific, non-sexual gestures. The anonymous women were so uncomfortable, they quit the National Restaurant Association where Cain was then executive Director. Several Association Board Members contacted by Politico said they'd never heard those claims and couldn't imagine Cain behaving inappropriately toward anyone. Later Cain said the women had made allegations which were proven false. But before his denial, hundreds of news outlets immediately ran the Politico story, to avoid the embarrasment of waiting until they could document and corroborate the evidence. After all, nothing's more damning to a news organization than being labeled as a heel-dragging fact-monger."