Here are three stories the mainstream media tried to ignore this week:
* A bombshell report revealed that Congress paid out $17 million in taxpayer funding for settlements to federal employees, for violations including sexual harassment.
Taxpayers have been unknowingly footing hush money bills for decades, yet the identity of the abusers in Congress often remains secret to the public.
However, we now know the identity of one:
Top congressional Democrat John Conyers paid a female staffer $17,000 in taxpayer funding, after he allegedly fired her because she refused his sexual advances. Conyers is from Michigan, and is the longest serving member in the House.
* While we're on the subject of Conyers, let's look at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's reaction to this scandal.
Pelosi, a symbol of the left, calls herself a feminist. A defender of women.
Yet this weekend Pelosi defended Conyers as an "icon" amid the allegations that he fired a woman on his staff after she refused to engage in sexual activities with him.
But this is hardly the first time Pelosi has defended a sexual predator.
In the 1990s she regularly offered full throated defenses of then-President Bill Clinton, even when he was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick.
And while she was Speaker of the House, Pelosi ignored sexual harassment by former Democratic congressman Bob Filner, who sexually harassed female veterans who were victims of rape. Abusing his position of power, Filner offered the rape victims "help" in return for "dates."
* Finally: we all know that Hollywood is overwhelmingly liberal. That's why it came as a surprise to hear one famous actor express a view that doesn't fit neatly inside the left-wing thought box.
Denzel Washington is getting backlash from the left after he blamed black-on-black crime on the lack of a strong family unit, rather than on the prison system in the U.S.
Not surprisingly, left-wingers took to Twitter and immediately attacked Washington, calling him a traitor to the black community.
What Washington said was not anti-black at all. The black community, like all Americans, deserve to be lifted up with policies that help promote solid family units and economic stability.
And before we can put uplifting policies in place, we need to honestly and accurately identify the problems.