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Um, Arianna, Jon Corzine is the former Democratic Governor of New Jersey

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:54 pm - December 8, 2011.
Filed under: Democratic Scandals,Media Bias

Take a gander of how AOL heads the story on former Democratic New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s congressional testimony:

In the article, there’s nary a word about the failed CEO”s Democratic affiliation nor his service as governor of the Garden State, nor any mention of his advisory role in the Obama administration.

Guess in their rush to get this story out, the folks at Arianna Huffington’s eponymous Post just let these minor details slip their minds.

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  1. Heh, the House panel keeps tip-toeing around his courtesy honorific; “Senator”, “Governor”, or “Mr. Corzine”.

    MF Global apparently (mis)appropriated $1.2-BILLLION of the clients’ private funds…and no-one dares call it “stolen”. Don Corleane was correct, you CAN steal more with a briefcase than with a gun.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — December 8, 2011 @ 2:04 pm - December 8, 2011

  2. Lol, I loved you little rebuke. Got to keep the Huffington Post on their toes so they get it right.

    Comment by Kathleen — December 8, 2011 @ 2:14 pm - December 8, 2011

  3. This is the same Jon Corzine who was quoted as VP Biden as someone who the White House consulted with for economic advice, and who the Obama Admin hinted-at as a replacement Treasury Secy. to replace Secy. Giethner?

    And who was too-arrogant to wear a seatbelt in own his official NJ State Police Suburban, and ran NJ for months from the hospital after a horrible wreck on the GS Parkway after his State Trooper driver lost control at over 90-mph in a 65-mph zone?
    ….I see a metaphor there, or an omen.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — December 8, 2011 @ 3:20 pm - December 8, 2011

  4. The Huffington Post is taking its cues from the New York Times.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — December 8, 2011 @ 3:42 pm - December 8, 2011

  5. If the CEO does not know where the money went, then why was Corzine the CEO in the first place? His answers are just as bad.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — December 8, 2011 @ 3:44 pm - December 8, 2011

  6. AP/Yahoo is in on it: http://news.yahoo.com/corzine-blames-predecessors-mf-globals-fall-165248822.html

    It’s a long article and they mention the word “Democrat” once, almost at the very bottom. You can be certain that if Corzine were a Republican, they’d have it in the lede – perhaps even the headline – and would repeat it several times.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 8, 2011 @ 3:51 pm - December 8, 2011

  7. Oh – and they refert to him simply as “Jon Corzine”. As in the lede: “WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Corzine told a congressional panel Thursday that he never intended to break rules…”

    You can be sure that for a Republican, it would be “*Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine (R)* told a congressional panel Thursday that he never intended to break rules…”

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 8, 2011 @ 3:54 pm - December 8, 2011

  8. Doesn’t matter what he intended. Under Sarbanes-Oxley, the CEO is liable for all the accounting in his company.

    Comment by V the K — December 8, 2011 @ 5:07 pm - December 8, 2011

  9. […] Um, Arianna, Jon Corzine is the former Democratic Governor of New Jersey […]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » The Republican Governor of New Jersey Explains #OWS — December 8, 2011 @ 6:21 pm - December 8, 2011

  10. Who would have thunk that Arrianna could neglect to remind people of the party represented by Corzine. But the Huff Post is all the news that’s fit to print, much like the New York Times.

    Comment by davinci — December 8, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - December 8, 2011

  11. If Sarbanes-Oxley (an expansion of government that was born in left-wing demagoguery) were to send Corzine to jail, well, the irony would be kinda sweet.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 9, 2011 @ 10:56 am - December 9, 2011

  12. Not to mention the fact that Corzine was designated as Obama’s liaison to Wall Street and was regularly having secret meetings with Obama even as MF Global imploded.

    The reason is pretty straightforward. If this gets out widely and OWS doesn’t respond, it becomes immediately apparent to even the most dense observer that OWS is an astroturfed organization of hypocrites. If, on the other hand, OWS made a startling veer into standing on principles, the Obama Party can be torn apart by the very monsters it created.

    So the media lies and covers up.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 9, 2011 @ 10:57 am - December 9, 2011

  13. Huh. If Obama’s support among Wall Street bankers was dropping (and I am NOT sure of that), and if Corzine was supposed to whip it up for him… well, I wonder how Wall Street feels about Obama now.

    Not only has Obama proved incompetent, not only has Obama hosed the economy, not only does Obama hurt some of their feelings by bashing them… his liason has set off a nuclear bomb in their lunchboxes.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 9, 2011 @ 11:04 am - December 9, 2011

  14. Huh. If Obama’s support among Wall Street bankers was dropping (and I am NOT sure of that), and if Corzine was supposed to whip it up for him… well, I wonder how Wall Street feels about Obama now.

    The thing is, if you were a large banker, which would benefit you more — a business-friendly administration in which everyone was freed of excessive restraint and allowed to compete on an even playing field….or an ostensibly business-hostile administration in which the correct amount and targeting of donations could allow you to have regulations imposed on your competitors while ignoring them yourself?

    There is a reason that metro Chicago remains a corporate headquarters, despite it being a viciously hostile place towards any type of productive business: it is because the rules are waived toward those who spend the money to do it. With a simple wave of cash in the correct alderman or ward boss’s face, you can virtually guarantee that your competitors will be stymied and you will have the market or area toward yourself.

    From a business standpoint, a competitive landscape is quite often less risky than a government-shielded monopoly or oligopoly. True, you leave yourself vulnerable to government coercion, but when you have a group of money-grubbing imbeciles like Obama and his gang in office, it is not hard to outwit them.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 9, 2011 @ 11:49 am - December 9, 2011

  15. Watched the story of Corzine’s appearance last night on ABC’s evening newscast. He was continually referred to as, “John Corzine, former governor and senator from NJ.” I was amused at how they totally avoided the words “Democrat” or “liberal” in describing him, which seemed a shame as Corzine was always extraordinarily proud of being both.

    It seems that they always have no problem identifying members of the other party who have problems as “the conservative Republican ex-governor” or “the ultra-rightwing Republican Senator.”

    It stands to reason that if the MSM is stupid enough to keep pulling this stunt of not identifying members of both parties, then they’re also too stupid to realize why the ratings for their news programs keep plunging downward to toilet level.

    Comment by Mart Martin — December 9, 2011 @ 1:10 pm - December 9, 2011

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