As reported earlier today by a fellow diarist, the "Fox News Pervert," senior producer Aaron Bruns has been sentenced to ten years in prison for possessing child pornography.
Authorities arrested Bruns in February after investigators said he had been sharing pornography on a social networking Web site. Bruns pleaded guilty in May to possession of child pornography.
The Smoking Gun said:
According to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in U.S. District Court, an FBI search of a Dell laptop in Bruns's Washington, D.C. home turned up several photos and videos showing the sexual abuse of children as young as five years old.
Bruns was a repeat offender:
This is the second time Bruns has been arrested for possessing vile images. In July 1999, Bruns, then 19, pleaded guilty in Michigan (where he was enrolled in college) to distributing child pornography over the Internet. He was sentenced to three years probation. Bruns was collared in the earlier case after a Florida law enforcement official discovered his illicit online activities. When police raided Bruns's University of Michigan dorm room, they discovered about 6000 pornographic images of children on his computer's hard drive.
Bruns covered Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008 and later was a general producer in Washington, covering politics. So this was an important cog in the right-wing propaganda apparatus.
Why is this important? Because of the total silence that has come out of Fox over all this.
Imagine if Bruns worked for CNN. I can just see Bill O'Reilly now, screaming like a stuck pig.
So lets go to the Fox News website and search for some articles on Bruns.
Let's go to Bill O'Reilly's website and look for the same thing.
Not only that, but a commenter on Huffington Post points out today that Fox has systematically removed Bruns' articles from the website. That is backed up by the Fox search engine, which would have picked out any articles bylines by Bruns.
My HuffPo colleague points out that "it's not like Fox is above reporting lurid details of pedophiles, when an DHS press secretary was arrested they went out of their way to point out that many years earlier the man had worked for Time Magazine, though it was totally unrelated to the story."
"And Bill O'Reilly was outraged that NBC, CNN, CBS and the lot did not pay as much attention when a FORMER head of the ACLU in Virginia was arrested for child pornography. O'Reilly talked about tapes showing "little girls being violently raped by adults" which incidentally, is almost the exact same description given of the tapes Brun's possessed and distributed."
Right you are. What a bunch of friggin hypocrites.
Where oh where are the MSM media critics?