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Amazing

How little coverage there is of this scandal, no?

When was the last time a felony fraud investigation into the campaign of a sitting Senator and presumptive Presidential nominee was almost totally ignored by the press?

This looks pretty open and shut to me, at least as far the fraud part goes. The only real question is whether the candidate knew, and that puts the candidate in the position they so frequently find themselves in – they either knew what was going on in their campaign, in which case they are guilty and unfit for office, or they didn’t know what was going on in their campaign, in which case they are incompetent and unfit for office.

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12 comments to Amazing

  • Winzeler

    You’d think Foxnews would be all over this one, wouldn’t you?

  • Mashiki

    You would think, then again I don’t see much coverage of the huge one up here in Canada on the US networks either. Only Captain’s Quarters has been doing a pretty good job of covering it along with a few Canadian bloggers who have braved the wrath of defying the government’s publication bans, and faced being brought up on charges.

    *shrug* Such is the reality of living up here. Now we get ot wait and see if Canada becomes the next failed state.

  • Stehpinkeln

    FOX news is busy with the trial de’jour. I wonder sometimes if FOX didn’t hire the managing editor from Court TV. Oh well, I just move the OFF-ON function switch into the OFF position. FOx was my last MSM station. Other then writing nasty letters to the BBC I am now MSM free. Right now the biggest scandal going is the UN OIL-for-Fraud Scam. If that one is being ignored, then why not the others. The only Scandal that will get any air time is one that involves a Conservative politician. Paybacks for bloggers outing Rather?

  • Winzeler

    Originally, I had minor hopes for Foxnews being a bit more fair, but I gave them up when I saw their bias against guns. My disdain has only increased with their decline into trial reporting and their prostituting theirselves to the so-called religious right concerning all their attempts to further bloat the state with morality laws (gay marriage, abortion, et al.).

  • Improbulus Maximus

    I think Fox is trying to keep a balance between hard news and soft news, and missing persons, trials, and human interest are good, reliable soft news, and take much less work, thus costing much less. Hard news, however, costs much more because it must be exhaustingly researched at great expenditure of time and money, and may not pay off. News is business, after all, which is why the blogoshphere is so important.

  • Gary Gunnels

    Well, whatever the case against Hillary, its a damn shame we have such campaign finance laws in the first place.

  • John K

    One reason this chap Rosen might be willing to take the rap for Hillary is that he doesn’t want to end up as another of those suicides which seem to happen to their friends when they cease to be of use to the Klintons. I don’t suppose there’s much chance of her being impeached by the vast right wing conspiracy is there?

  • its a damn shame we have such campaign finance laws in the first place.

    You said it, Gary.

  • Gary Gunnels

    Does anyone else think that the arcane and seemingly irrational (at least on their face) rules involved in campaign finance laws encourage chicanery?

    I take no umbrage with a strict disclosure law (in other words, if you get campaign finance dollars, disclose their source), but anything beyond that is pure B.S.

  • rosignol

    Does anyone else think that the arcane and seemingly irrational (at least on their face) rules involved in campaign finance laws encourage chicanery?

    Yes. It’s also a barrier to entry by people not affiliated with one of the major parties.

    On the other hand, getting rid of them entirely would have undesirable effects WRT corruption- that particular cure would be worse than the disease, IMO.

  • Gary Gunnels

    rosignol,

    Well, as long as disclosure was required, corruption could be reported by the press, a candidate’s opponent, etc.

  • Chris Tucker

    As opposed to the proscution of Senator Shelby who divulged classified information to the press. Rememebr THAT trial and his conviction?

    …oh, wait. That’s right. There WAS NO TRIAL.

    Why? Because it’s ok if you’re a republican!

    Washington Post article.

    The forth and fifth paragraphs are particularly interesting.