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Why hasn’t this guy been put on trial?

Most of you will get the likely reason in one guess:

Democrat Jon Corzine

Yes, it’s “Jon Corzine” (don’t say Democrat! don’t say Democrat!!! it won’t matter, if nobody ever points it out!!!1!), formerly of Goldman-Sachs and MF Global.

At this time, the 767-word news article that I’ve linked to never gets around to mentioning that “Jon Corzine” is a top Democrat. It lists his political involvement simply as “former New Jersey governor”, omitting not only his party, but also his powerful roles as a Democrat Senator and as one of Obama’s very top fund-raisers and (formerly) advisors.

At this time, the article’s photo caption has even (wrongly) put an “(R)” after Corzine’s name. The caption reads:

Reuters/Reuters – Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine (R) receives help with his notes from his legal counsel as he testifies before a House Financial Services Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee…

Bias, anyone?

From The Comments: John points out that the (R) would of course be defended as the photographic “right”. But even allowing that, Corzine is not the guy on the right; he’s the guy in the center (of three people in a rapidly-receding perspective). The point is that somebody at Reuters is fine with allowing people to think that Corzine is something other than a top Democrat.

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  1. “At this time, the article’s photo caption has even (wrongly) put an “(R)” after Corzine’s name. “

    Switching parties of the bad guys – it’s not just for FOX anymore.

    Comment by hmm_contrib — April 4, 2013 @ 7:31 pm - April 4, 2013

  2. Switching parties of the bad guys – it’s not just for FOX anymore.

    Be specific. (You know… as in that famous proverb which people quote, “put up or shut up.”)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — April 4, 2013 @ 7:33 pm - April 4, 2013

  3. How “sanitary” of the writers:

    As Europe’s economies weakened in the middle of 2011, MF Global was required to meet margin calls on its trades. Regulators have found that there was an unprecedented use of money in customer trading accounts to cover liquidity gaps as the company teetered on the brink.

    Freeh’s report found that reporting systems were lacking and failed to alert the company that customer money was being used.

    “These glaring deficiencies were long known to Corzine and management, yet they failed to implement sufficient corrective measures promptly,” Freeh wrote in the report.

    Bernie Madoff (Republican, US Federal Penitentiary) is laughing his squirrelly, amoral, greedy a$$ off.

    Let us turn to Joe Biden.

    Now, as they say in some places under constant assault: “Let us pray.” Or, as the run-of-the-mill liberal thinks: “Let us prey.”

    Jackals, hyenas, vultures. The lot of them.

    Freeh’s report is typically understated. You can not use “co-mingle” the funds in customer’s trading accounts (fiduciary relationship) with management liquidity requirements which are a management reserve responsibility. What bank short of the Tony Soprano Instant Financing Institution would loan money on a margin call?

    Can we count on that fellow at Justice to get right on this? What’s his name … you know, the Attorney General guy …. Derelict Holder.

    Comment by heliotrope — April 4, 2013 @ 7:44 pm - April 4, 2013

  4. heliotrope, exactly. I believe that “Jon Corzine (D)” (as articles should identify him) likely committed criminal fraud and/or theft. At the least, a jury should have been asked to decide.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — April 4, 2013 @ 8:11 pm - April 4, 2013

  5. Switching parties of the bad guys – it’s not just for FOX anymore.

    Nice work on “swish” hitting at a ball that was not only never pitched but totally invents a bogus distraction.

    You glib-libs have screwed the Alinsky lightbulb so far into the ceiling that you are left gaping into the black hole of your own creation which is only matched by the density of your own cranial cavity.

    Comment by heliotrope — April 4, 2013 @ 8:25 pm - April 4, 2013

  6. “But FAUXNEWS!!!”

    It must be easy being a lefty and never having to come up with a rational thought.

    Comment by V the K — April 4, 2013 @ 8:52 pm - April 4, 2013

  7. They don’t have room in prison for Corzine. Prosecutors are busy sticking people like this guy who sold some pain pills to a “friend” in prison:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/04/a-heartbreaking-drug-sentence-of-staggering-idiocy/274607/

    Comment by KCRob — April 4, 2013 @ 9:00 pm - April 4, 2013

  8. I wanna see proof that Fox News did this. Give us a link to a screen cap or something.

    You’re supposed to be the ‘Scientific’ party, right? Let’s see some empirical evidence. Or is your ‘proof’ based only on a CONSENSUS of liberal opinions?

    Come on, whip it out!

    Comment by gastorgrab — April 4, 2013 @ 9:24 pm - April 4, 2013

  9. Why do you take time defending Fox News, the proof of its worth is in its ratings+ #1 As for Corzine, he is a tool of the Left and will stay out of jail because they need him.

    Comment by Mike — April 5, 2013 @ 5:36 am - April 5, 2013

  10. Where did the money go? There is no reason for Corzine and his associaties not to be indicted, tried and convicted. What are federal prosecutors doing these days? They are certainly not doing their job in this situation. Is he getting a pass because he is a high ranking Democrat …………. probably.

    Comment by SC.Swampfox — April 5, 2013 @ 6:17 am - April 5, 2013

  11. To be fair, it appears that in this context the (R) is specifying “right,” as in “pictured on the right.”

    At least, it could be construed that way.

    Normally, I’d give them the benefit of the doubt on that, but not considering that it’s Reuters. And especially not considering that the article for never mentioning that he’s a Democrat.

    Comment by John — April 5, 2013 @ 8:34 am - April 5, 2013

  12. John, great point, in that that might be their excuse. But a very weak excuse; corzine is the middle guy in the photo, not the guy to the right.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — April 5, 2013 @ 11:40 am - April 5, 2013

  13. Democrats never really get punished for their high crimes and mis demeanors. They go through a sham of a trial, get their wrist slapped at best. Republicans get the full weight thrown at them, such as Chuck Colson, and Elliott Abrams. President Nixon , was forced to resign and live the rest of his life in disgrace. Not only does Jon Corzine get a pass, so does, AG Eric Holder, with Fast and Furious. When the truth of the Benghazi coverup to protect Obama´s reelection, Nobody will scream for his impeachment. If they should want to impeach or urge Obama´s resignation it will come from racist Republicans, according to the MSM, if should they report it.

    Comment by Roberto — April 5, 2013 @ 12:06 pm - April 5, 2013

  14. It is claimed that Corzine’s trail of “bad judgement” calls has been scoured for misfeasance and there is nothing to be found in terms of supporting criminal charges against him.

    Be that as it may, Scooter Libby was maneuvered into a perjury charge by a zealous federal prosecutor. And the Clintonites were always after Ken Starr for going beyond the realm of prosecutorial reason. Watergate jailed political operatives for getting caught at what was standard operating procedure under Johnson and Kennedy.

    Duplicity and hypocrisy are hard to swallow when things always break along party lines. Franklin Raines and Jamie Gorelick both escaped charges of massive malfeasance and misfeasance in the Freddie Mac fiasco. The 9/11 Commission was stacked with party ideologues like Jamie Gorelick and Richard Ben-Venista who covered up for the Clinton White House while Sandy Berger stole embarrassing Clinton documents from the National Archives.

    For whatever reason, Democrats have the power to inoculate their own and destroy a Republican with impunity.

    Corzine is being treated like just another unlucky Solyndra or Fisker Automotive debacle. Yet Lehman Brothers was doomed to extinction while Democrat best-buddy stronghold Goldman Sachs was bailed out.

    Where are the Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, David Graham Phillip, Bob Woodward types of “muckrakers” who go after corruption on this level?

    Where, indeed. It appears that all of the “investigative journalists of today” are Progressives and that their political, social, epistemological, and ethical ideology overwhelms their ability or willingness to see what they do not want to see.

    The revolving door between the national government, the FED, Goldman Sachs (in particular), and Harvard (in particular) leads to one financial fiasco after another: the dot-com bubble, the Freddie/Fannie housing bubble; quantitative easing; deficit spending at the rate of 46 cents out of every dollar, etc.

    Thornton Wilder wrote The Bridge of San Luis Rey about an Inca rope bridge in Peru that collapsed taking the lives of disparate travelers who happened to come together at the moment of tragedy. We are headed for that bridge. After the collapse, some Thornton Wilder will examine who we were and paint a word picture about our individual lives in much the same way the Great Depression has been examined by the likes of Studs Terkel. But a post mortem is useless.

    We need an honest wake-up call from those who have examined our bridge to the future and found and identified its critical points subject to collapse.

    Corzine is a failure of Olympian proportion. The gods of Olympus are looking the other way and allowing him and others like him to skate. Apparently, there is no watchdog guardian in the press. This brings us to the Juvenal’s ages old question: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Though literally a question of “who guards the guards,” Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? has come to mean “who watches the watchmen” when the “watchmen” are tempted by and open to corruption?

    Comment by heliotrope — April 6, 2013 @ 1:18 pm - April 6, 2013

  15. How not surprising. From the same MFM that keeps running the Trayvon pic as an innocent looking, fresh faced 12 year old. The same MFM that edited audio of George Zimmerman to make it sound like he was a racist thug, the same MFM that papers over all the malfeasance committed by our corrupt POTUS and his venal administration, the same MFM that has completely ignored the Kermit Gosnell story and continues to spew untruths about Sandy Hook. Yeah, that media.

    Comment by runningrn — April 6, 2013 @ 2:47 pm - April 6, 2013

  16. The rot and corruption of the Democrat party starts at the top and goes all the way down.

    Comment by V the K — April 6, 2013 @ 8:51 pm - April 6, 2013

  17. Corzine is a big Democrat donor; therefore, he’s not going to jail.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — April 7, 2013 @ 9:51 am - April 7, 2013

  18. I lived in New Jersey when this crook bought his Senate seat. He held an election event at a fancy hotel in Newark and bussed in hundreds of poor blacks for a dinner most of us could not pay for. He attended an African-American church and spoke from the pulpit. Then he put a check for 25k in the offering plate. When the pastors were asked about this they mumbled something about him coming to the church and doing that all the time. Right. He had a house in Peapack Gladstone, one of the wealthiest areas in the state. I always wondered why when he was in the Senate no one in the press questioned him about his activities at Goldman Sacks when we were supposedly going into a depression without all the bailouts. He should definitely be in jail. I would sure like to know what all the skeletons in his closet are. But, alas, we will never find out because (I think) the press is afraid to investigate him. Not to hard to speculate why. Think of a criminal organization whose name starts with M.

    Comment by Linda Strickland — April 7, 2013 @ 2:32 pm - April 7, 2013

  19. According to his biography, he lists his religion as United Church of Christ (UCC). It´s the same denomination of of Rev´Wright´s Trinity UCC, where Barak Obama sat for 22 years. I have to wonder about the teachings of that denomination. It makes me hark back to my days in parochial school when after a convicted mafioso took the final walk, her comment was that he died a good Catholic. He never ate meat on Friday. I asked, how does that compare to the people he killed or left maimed?

    Comment by Roberto — April 7, 2013 @ 3:58 pm - April 7, 2013

  20. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/24/fox-news-identifies-sanfo_n_220377.html

    Comment by RT — April 7, 2013 @ 7:40 pm - April 7, 2013

  21. #14 — We have no Tarbell or Steffens. But we do have Nick Gillespie and John Stossel, and they’re not bad. We’ve got to take ‘em where we can get ‘em. I’d even put Gutfeld in there for honorable mention. Our truth-tellers, it seems, must be funny.

    As to the bridge, I can only hope we’re not the “five gesticulating ants.” I’m not ready to give up on the younger generation. They can’t be bought, because the crooks have run out of money to pay for them. And they’re only going to stand getting royally screwed for so long.

    Comment by Lori Heine — April 7, 2013 @ 11:49 pm - April 7, 2013

  22. I hope you are right, Lori. I love Gutfeid and Reason TV keeps me moderately sane. I admit to having the short view of a crotchety old man who is too surrounded by liberal punks in the university environment.

    Rush is dead right about America dying when we have 90 million not looking for work and the number of people getting jobs in a month is equalled by the number of people going on disability during the same month.

    We have to produce products to grow the economy. If we unleashed our fossil fuel treasure there would be a jobs creation nuclear reaction. Lower energy prices would cascade throughout the economy and it would begin to be “morning in America” again.

    The real challenge, however, is to snuff out all this moral relativity tail chasing. Here I quote Pope Francis:

    But there is another form of poverty! It is the spiritual poverty of our time, which afflicts the so-called richer countries particularly seriously. It is what my much-loved predecessor, Benedict XVI, called the “tyranny of relativism”, which makes everyone his own criterion and endangers the coexistence of peoples. And that brings me to a second reason for my name. Francis of Assisi tells us we should work to build peace. But there is no true peace without truth! There cannot be true peace if everyone is his own criterion, if everyone can always claim exclusively his own rights, without at the same time caring for the good of others, of everyone, on the basis of the nature that unites every human being on this earth.

    Cardinal Ratzinger said this in his last homily before becoming Pope Benedict XVI:

    We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.

    Stossel, Gutfeld, Gillespie and the others I believe do not see libertarianism as a free-will alternative (dictatorship of relativism) but as an acid test for judging the curbing of freedom when applying the concept of “the compelling state interest.” The “state interest” always curbs individual freedom and legislation and the legislative process should always be watched like the fox circling the hen house.

    Comment by heliotrope — April 8, 2013 @ 9:22 am - April 8, 2013

  23. As your token liberal for today…I’m about to shock you. John Corzine should have been tried and jailed long ago. But his cell mates should have included Jamie Diamond, Hank Paulson, Joe Cassano, Frank Raines, Sandy Weill, Angelo Mozilo, and many more…perpetrators who cover the entire political spectrum.

    Comment by Bill Ryan — April 8, 2013 @ 12:56 pm - April 8, 2013

  24. BR: I’d like to see a jury decide on some of those people, too… just as with Corzine. (My headline was intentional, “Why hasn’t this guy been put on trial?” as distinct from “Why isn’t this guy in jail?”)

    RT: I visited your link, and this is what it says:

    Update: Fox News has apologized for identifying Sanford as a Democrat.

    It links to this text from Fox:

    “We just want to make a correction to something we put up on the screen during our coverage of the governor’s press conference yesterday. We briefly identified Governor Sanford as a Democrat. He is, of course, a Republican and we apologize for getting it wrong.”

    So that’s an example of Fox News doing the right thing, RT. You haven’t posted an example of Fox being bad; you’ve posted an example of Fox’s integrity.

    4 days after my original post, the Reuters article is still deathly silent on Corzine’s party… while its photo caption plays cutesy-deniable games to suggest an (R) to the reader’s mind.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — April 8, 2013 @ 4:46 pm - April 8, 2013

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