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Three Democratic Scandals, Minimal Media Coverage

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Remember back in 2006. all the talk of scandals involving House and one Senate (later cleared) Repubilcans?  So saturated were the media with coverage of their misdeeds that even now two years later, I can rattle off their names of the supposed miscreants, Mark Foley, Randy “Duke” Cunningham, Bob Ney, Tom DeLay and Conrad Burns.

Yet, how many Americans, outside those who read conservative blogs, check ABC News or live in Tim Mahoney’s Florida district have heard of that Congressman’s problems as well as those of his House colleagues Robert Wexler and Charles Rangel?

Not to mention that Rahm Emanuel, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus whose leader, Speak Nancy Pelosi vowed “to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history,” had “been working with Mahoney to keep the matter from hurting the candidate’s re-election campaign.”

Oh, yeah and given the recent mortgage meltdown, let’s not forget the “Subprime Six,” the five Democrats (and one Republican), including Christopher Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and Kent Conrad, Chairman of the same institution’s Budget Committee, who got sweetheart mortgage deals from Countrywide before that lending institution’s collapse.

I guess Democratic scandals just aren’t newsworthy.

UPDATE:  The media which excel at misrepresentations of Republican campaign events ignore misdeeds of Democratic elected officials.

UP-UPDATE:  Glenn has more on Dodd’s mortgage problems, that Democrat’s failure to release the details of his sweetheart mortgage deal–and the free pass he’s getting from the media.

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  1. Meanwhile, it turns out the New York Times is trolling Facebook to find classmates of Bridget McCain to dig up dirt on her mother.

    There really is no bottom to what the leftist media will ignore and attack to protect the Obamamessiah. None.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 18, 2008 @ 2:42 pm - October 18, 2008

  2. …And the Leftists complain bitterly about governmental surveillance and the loss of privacy and personal rights under Bush-43 ??

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — October 18, 2008 @ 3:52 pm - October 18, 2008

  3. Why would anyone expect the mid-stream media to cover routine items of democrat malfeasance. That’s not “news”. Democrats are expected to cheat, lie and steal in order to win elections and better their station in life. Dog bites man is not news.

    Now when Republicans “sin”, that’s – ta-da – NEWS. Hold the presses.

    Comment by 49erDweet — October 18, 2008 @ 8:02 pm - October 18, 2008

  4. [...] know, I know, it’s not really worth being shocked about [...]

    Pingback by MSM studiously ignores multiple ongoing Dem scandals — October 19, 2008 @ 8:31 am - October 19, 2008

  5. [...] commits a Crime against the State by asking our media overlords a question: Remember back in 2006. all the talk of scandals involving [...]

    Pingback by One thing leads to another | Cold Fury — October 19, 2008 @ 8:45 am - October 19, 2008

  6. GP:

    Thanks for putting so clearly what I’ve found so frustrating about this election.

    Comment by Vinny Vidivici — October 19, 2008 @ 9:29 am - October 19, 2008

  7. And there are Senator Obama’s fake campaign donors and ACORNS Fake Voters.

    Nancy Pelosi’s, ” most ethical Congress in history”, isn’t.

    Which lead me to this question.

    So Obama wins and they found out he raised $100 million or so from fake campaign donors, does he have to give the money back? What penalty does the favorite candidate of Mr. And Mrs. Zxzzye

    Comment by tyree — October 19, 2008 @ 9:31 am - October 19, 2008

  8. “So Obama wins and they found out he raised $100 million or so from fake campaign donors, does he have to give the money back?”

    Nah, he’s gonna spread the wealth around!

    Comment by tonto — October 19, 2008 @ 11:32 am - October 19, 2008

  9. So Obama wins and they found out he raised $100 million or so from fake campaign donors, does he have to give the money back? What penalty does the favorite candidate of Mr. And Mrs. Zxzzye

    What penalty? None, with a Democrat controlled congress.

    Foreign donors? None, with a Democrat controlled congress.

    There are 2 Americas.

    The Republicans are investigated, silenced and punished.

    The Democrats are rewarded for crimes.

    Comment by Sunflower — October 19, 2008 @ 12:39 pm - October 19, 2008

  10. [...] the press, in their urgent desire to get a Democrat in the White House, doesn’t want to do their job: Oh, yeah and given the recent mortgage meltdown, let’s not forget the “Subprime Six,” the [...]

    Pingback by Still More: Doing My Part to Spread the Truth About Democrats « Chiefly Musing — October 19, 2008 @ 4:28 pm - October 19, 2008

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