[District Judge Martin]Feldman, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, including owning less than $15,000 of Transocean stock, according to financial disclosure reports for 2008, the most recent available. He did not return calls for comment on his investments.-- MICHAEL KUNZELMANJust what was Michael Kunzelman’s story about, more oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico after a problem with the cap on the underwater gusher? Was it about the Tens of thousands of gallons of more oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after more incompetence from BP and the Barry Hussein Soetoro administration? Or was it about the recent Court decision to overturn the Obama administration order to end all new off shore drilling?
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans overturned a moratorium [by the Government] on new drilling, saying the government simply assumed that because one rig exploded the others pose an imminent danger with no proof that such was the case.
Apparently, Mr. Kunzelman’s article is really about suggesting to our minds that Judge Feldman’s decision to overturn the Obama moratorium on new drilling has political implications bordering on judicial misconduct. (see article)
Kunzelman feels that it is germane to his story to point out that a Republican president appointed the Judge. He pointed out that the judge, according of Kunzelman, has extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, including owning less than $15,000 of Transocean stock. And then Kunzelman suggested that the judge is hiding something because he did not return Kunzelman’s calls regarding his investments before Kunzelman’s story went to print.
Notwithstanding, this type of innuendo reporting is so interesting in a McCarthyism kind of way. However, where was this kind of "investigative reporting" in 2008 when laws suits were filed claiming that Barry Hussein Soetoro was not eligible to be president of the United States? Where was this kind of reporting when opponents of Health Care said that the president’s claims supporting health care reform were all lies. And where is this reporting now that the country of Mexico has joined a suit by Anarchists and conspirators who are attempting to undermine the United States of America.
Those co-conspirator America haters are frivolously claiming that Arizona’s law, which prevents foreign nationals of another country from invading a state of the United States of America, is somehow unconstitutional because it violates the rights of said foreign nationals who are invading this country illegally. Huh? (And our own Federal government is going to join these foreigners against itself? Huh?)
Yet there is no such investigative Pulitzer prize reporting when the country needs it? Instead, we get reporting which cast aspersions on a judge’s motives whose only concern could be the rule of law. Michael Kunzelman points out background information on judge Feldman in the likes that we haven’t seen since Dan Rather’s 60 minute hit pieces on president George W. Bush.
Frankly, I got the impression that investigative reporting was all but dead to the Liberal Progressive Media (LPM). I suppose the LPM will find occasion to resuscitate it when we must know that Republican appointees are inappropriately using judicial authority to discriminate against the first Black president.
Feldman? I wonder if the judge is Jewish?
Mr. Kunzelman you may have missed the most important fact about judge Feldman. I guess no Pulitzer for you.
Hum… Kunzelman is that…