Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Pelosi Malfeasance Glossed over by Media
California corruption in the Senate of the United States is like California Sunshine; the sun is always shining in California so one learns to put on a sunscreen. Apparently California corruption is so glaringly obvious in the Senate that apparently the press has learned to put on sunshades in order to avoid reporting it.
The Press has done something like that with California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and California Senator Dianne Feinstein, instead of investigating allegations of California Democratic U.S. legislator corruption the press simple glosses over any possible story as just another Republic attempt to “stir up controversy.”
When is the last time that you read a story regarding Republicans that started off, “Democrats are accusing Republicans of…” like the one by Erica Werner in the Washingtonpost?
Or do you remember reading any day to day accounts in the press of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s multi-million dollar self enrichment conflict of interest when she was chairperson and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 through the end of 2005. Feinstein supervised the appropriation of billions of dollars a year for specific military construction projects.
Two defense contractors whose interests were largely controlled by her husband, financier Richard C. Blum, benefited from decisions made by Feinstein as leader of this powerful subcommittee. Feinstein enriched herself by millions of dollars and at tax payers expense, did you read about any of this?
No you didn’t because MSM doesn’t investigate Democrat corruption it only exposes Republican wrong doing.
Speaking of corruption, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who engineered the 2006 sweep of Republican Senators and Congressmen based on her mantra “A Culture of Corruption” which was incidentally borrowed from the 1994 Newt Gingrich Contract with America has been caught attempting to enrich herself just like her colleague Senator Dianne Feinstein. Instead of being the new sheriff in town that she promised Pelosi is more like a bandit with a badge. But instead of the press investigating Pelosi and Feinstein they are attempting to provide cover for these Democrats.
Here’s what we know now; in a $15 billion dollar Water Resources Development Act that passed the House in April, House Speaker Pelosi slipped a $25 million dollar measure into the bill that would affect her home, the San Francisco port area about 1 mile away from four rental properties owned by her husband.
Pelosi’s cover story is that she added the $25 million dollar project to the $15 billion dollar bill at the request of the Port of San Francisco.
Is this a baseless attack by Republicans? Or is this Democratic Culture of Corruption that the press won’t investigate?
Pelosi’s promises of cleaning up the culture of corruption in Washington D.C. places her to a higher standard, she above anyone should understand that she couldn’t afford even the appearance of a conflict of interest so early on in her period in office unless of course she feels that she doesn't have to fear that anyone in the media would expose her.
Since Pelosi became speaker in January she has violated the Logan Act with her trip to Syria, forced a Presidential Veto of the War funding bill that she filled with excess domestic spending and troop withdraw timelines and now this $25 million dollar project which she could personally benefit from.
Yet, we get more coverage of the missing Natalie Holloway and the deceased Anna Nicole Smith than we’ve received of Congresswoman Pelosi’s misdeeds on Capitol Hill.
MSM has dropped all pretense regarding objectively and fairness in reporting when you see a headline like, “GOP Criticizes Pelosi’s…” or a story start by saying, “Republicans are accusing…” you pretty much know that the report or the news service is not presented in an objective, fair or responsible matter.