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A Tale of Two Scandals

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 5, 2014

This is a tale of two scandals currently playing out in America. Both involve state-level politicians.

One of these scandals, the corruption one concerning California state senator Leland Yee, has penetrated the awareness of the national media, resulting in stories in Huffington Post, Forbes, and the New York Times. It will probably be prominently featured on FOX by the middle of next week, and on the other networks soon thereafter.

The other scandal, the sexual molestation one concerning Bill Kramer, the Majority Leader of Wisconsin’s State Assembly, has drawn sitting US Senator Ron Johnson into its vortex, and could shake up the corridors of power in that state. But aside from mentions in Daily Kos and Politico, there has been nothing to date in any non-Wisconsin media on this scandal.

Nothing.

Now, what was that again about a “liberal” media?

(Crossposted at MyFDL.)

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4 Responses to “A Tale of Two Scandals”

  1. Classic liberal media coverage from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel though: they held the story so they could run it on Saturday. Really, it’s the only day the daily newspapers are worth reading anymore.

    And enjoy your new Glen Taylor owned Star Tribune. I doubt it can get much worse.

  2. To be clear, we’re not talking about Kramer’s behavior, as someone over at FDL thought. We’re talking about the far-reaching conspiracy of silence engineered by the Wisconsin GOP, something that sucked in Ron Johnson and Scott Walker.

    • Charles II said

      I think Ron Johnson is covered. He said he was respecting the wishes of the staffer. Sure, he should have made it clear that he thought Kramer shouldn’t be promoted, refusing to cite his reasons. But I doubt the voters will hold him to full ac count, especially considering how GOP-friendly the Wisconsin press is. See here for an example of how his defenders get to opine that he has been unfairly maligned.

      The comments are especially strange.

      • Wisconsin is especially strange. Since moving into Ryan’s district last fall, I’ve been shocked by what passes for employment around here. I finally did see a blue collar job that paid $14/hr on Craigslist. The catch? Twelve-hour shifts and you’d be operating industrial machinery the whole time. Minimum breaks and the new reich-wing fave: a no sitting policy.

        They are in their glory here, and unemployed workers stand in line for the privilege of peeing in a cup for chain gang jobs.

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