Thursday, May 10, 2007

No Local Coverage of Missouri Involvement in DOJ Scandal

Where is the local coverage of Missouri Republicans' involvement in the DOJ scandal??

With front page mention in today's Washington Post (Number of Fired Prosecutors Grows) and a big article in the New York Times (Missouri Prosecutor Says He Was Pushed to Resign) the spotlight is on Todd Graves resignation and it's implication in the fee office scandal/voter fraud scam. The New York Times also has an editorial today U.S. Attorneys, Reloaded featuring the Missouri players Schlozman and Graves as relates to the GOP attempt to sway the Talent/McCaskill race.

The Kansas City Star has been criticized for lax coverage. From Fired Up Missouri, 5/8/07 (Star Bowing to Pressure From It's Attorney Lathrop & Gage to Soften Coverage of GOP Scandal?). The St. Louis Post-Dispatch seems to be ignoring the whole mess.

Yesterday's Columbia Tribune carried a bit from the AP report Bond Staffer Suggested Attorney Should Be Replaced, the McClatchy feature Bond's Staff Sought Graves' Firing and from the Politics Blog, Was Bond Intertwined in Graves Drama?

The John Combest political headlines site points to the NYT and WP, but he has no comment on his blog.

The Turner Report has two contributions today --Times editorial: Senate committee should question Graves and Graves Says He Was Fired.

The News-Leader has, well, nothing to say about any of this, the KY3 political blog is talking about Fred Thompson, and I suppose Chatter would chime in only if one of the players were to die suddenly.

I'm sure if this had to do with any impropriety on the part of Democrats it would be front page news all over the state. Forget "fair and balanced", the plan seems to be to just keep Missourians in the dark on anything that requires criticism of the Republicans.

1 comment:

RON DAVIS said...

... the plan seems to be to just keep Missourians in the dark on anything that requires criticism of the Republicans.

You bet, Betty. It's a conspiracy designed to help Republicans, and I'm glad to help KY3 and the News-Leader cover the GOP's malfeasance.

Jebus. Your remark would be funny, but for the paranoia.