I wrote, back on Friday, December 7th of last year, that a particularly annoying Left Wing radio - ahem - "personality" in the San Francisco Bay Area was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of using the Internet to send and receive child pornography. His lawyer had said that the case stemmed from an "error of judgment" Ward made when he spent a few days in 2004 looking at pornography images and exchanging images with other adults when doing research for a book on hypocrisy. Imagine that.
Hypocrisy? Hold that thought. Because today, May 7th, local San Francisco news had this to say about Mr. Bernie Ward:
The ABC 7 I-Team has confirmed Bernie Ward will change his “not guilty” plea to child pornography charges tomorrow afternoon in Federal Court. Ward’s attorney, Doron Weinberg, would not tell us exactly what his plea will be, but Ward has two options – “guilty” or “no contest”.
ABC 7 Legal Analyst Dean Johnson explains, on the criminal side, they have the same result – the judge writes down “guilty”. A “no contest” plea helps Ward if there were a civil suit; it’s not an admission of liability.
After Ward’s appearance tomorrow, he will have to report to the Probation Department, which will prepare a pre-sentencing report. He’ll have to return to court for sentencing at a later date.
On May 7, 2008, it was reported by Ed Baxter on KGO's morning news program that Bernie Ward will plead guilty on May 8, 2008 in federal court to the child pornography charges. Mr. Ward stated that he was doing so "on the advice of his attorney."Bernie, a word about "hypocrisy," dude: you should do your level best not to perpetrate actions worse than those of which you accuse the government and political parties.