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> Sigh, another corrupt Rep Congresscritter ...
post May 12 2006, 10:23 PM
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Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus knee deep in bribery scandal.

Hah! "Rep", as in Representative, not "Rep" as in Republican. tongue.gif

Now, the interesting aspect of this pretty much "run of the mill" Congressional corruption story is how little coverage its gotten. With all the clang and clamor over Abramoff and the San Diego fella, you'd think maybe this guy would get some press as well. Not....

Okay, so the questions for debate are two:

1) How much, if anything, have you heard about this scandal before, and from what media sources?

2) What accounts for the apparent paucity of coverage?

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post May 22 2006, 06:44 PM
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My point was that Mollohan was holding up investigations so that his party could use this as an election issue. "Climate of corruption" remember?

Although Mollohan made a big stink about the Ethics Committee amendment which could have allowed the Majority party (or the ranking Minority member) to block investigations, once those restrictions were lifted the Committee did not meet for almost six months. When they did meet, the Committee could only agree to revive the ten year old investigation of Jim McDermott.

Now that Mollohan is gone, the process is back to working again. Mollohan, in my view, was the problem and now we may know why...
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post May 22 2006, 07:45 PM
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1) How much, if anything, have you heard about this scandal before, and from what media sources?

Local and national ABC morning news covered it. That's what I watch over coffee and guitar practice.

2) What accounts for the apparent paucity of coverage?

BD, if you haven't figured it out by now, it is your personal perception of reality that accounts for the apparent paucity of coverage. Very little research has proven the perception to be erroneous, unless you care to refute the findings.
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Ted, you're just straight up, plain and simple wrong here. Everyone is telling you the same thing, this received quite wide media coverage, as wide as it deserved.

A minute on Google will give you multiple Washington post articles, FOXnews articles, ABC reporting, several MSNBC stories, and dozens of smaller newpapers and outlets taking it off the wire.

You know there is a difference between FRONT page big play stories and ones that get page 10 mention once and then die. Here is a new one (Democrat crook).
Lets see how mush air and print space it gets.

Bribery allegedly caught on tape
Court filing says congressman hid cash in freezer
By Allan Lengel By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press |
May 22, 2006
WASHINGTON -- US Representative William Jefferson, the subject of a 14-month bribery investigation, was videotaped accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from a Virginia investor who was wearing an FBI wire, according to an affidavit released yesterday.

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