Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Misinformation to Misguide

Yesterday on Fox News, the name "Rezko" was mentioned 19 times, and the name "Abramoff" zero times. Why does this matter?

Because the press has repeatedly brushed off the Abramaoff scandal. George Zornick writes on Altercation:

Yesterday, a congressional report revealed that disgraced uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion, and remains at the center of one of the largest influence-peddling scandals in recent memory, met with the president of the United States at least six times and that there were over 150 verifiable contacts between Abramoff and White House officials, and probably many more -- these contacts included White House officials who went to Abramoff "seeking tickets to sporting and entertainment events, as they did seeking input on personnel picks for plum jobs."

Zornick further writes: "These revelations were not reported on any of the major networks broadcasts last night. Nor could the story be found on the front page of The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or The Washington Post today."

As Zornick notes, imagine if this happened during the administration of a Democratic president.

And, what a surprise, Faux News manages to mention Rezko, who is linked by the thinnest of threads to Obama, over and over and over and over...


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