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Same GOP/Media Complex That Freaked Over Hillary’s Cattle Futures Barely Notices Romney’s $100 Million IRA

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 15, 2012

Dave Johnson at Seeing the Forest makes a good point:

Back when Bill Clinton was President there was a huge media-swarm controversy because a decade before her husband was elected Hillary Clinton had made $100,000 over ten months by investing in cattle futures. Now, skip forward to 2012. Report after report circulates about a candidate for President who owns a secret company in Bermuda, Swiss and Cayman Islands bank accounts and an IRA containing as much as $100 million — and who may have filed SEC documents containing false information (a felony). Huge media swarm this time? Not so much.

As Johnson points out, the feeding frenzy against Hillary took place in the early and middle 1990s — mostly before the rise of the internet, in other words — yet online searches for articles on Hillary Clinton and cattle futures turned up over 350,000 hits; if all the stories written about this subject were put online, the total would likely be significantly boosted.

Those of us who have followed the story of conservative and Republican bias in US media are not a bit surprised by this. Earlier this year, to note a recent example, we saw the FAIR study showing that the guest lists of Sunday talk shows are skewed heavily in favor of conservative and Republican viewpoints.

9 Responses to “Same GOP/Media Complex That Freaked Over Hillary’s Cattle Futures Barely Notices Romney’s $100 Million IRA”

  1. Charles II said

    Bob Parry:

    Self-styled “independent fact-checkers” at the Annenberg Center and the neoconservative-dominated Washington Post have positioned themselves as ardent defenders of Mitt Romney’s claims that his Bain Capital tenure ended in 1999 despite questions raised by contradictory information submitted by Romney himself.

    Indeed, the behavior of these “fact-checkers” is rapidly becoming the journalism scandal of Campaign 2012 as the likes of Brooks Jackson at Annenberg’s and the Post’s Glenn Kessler act more as querulous lawyers protecting Romney than as journalists seeking the actual facts surrounding Romney’s curious business narrative.

  2. MarkH said

    People learned long ago not to expect much from Republicans. First, don’t expect transparency because they’ve all been involved in something unsavory. Next, don’t expect them to fulfill promises. They’re long on promises, but they just don’t deliver. Remember the “Republicans are strong on national defense” and 9/11? Remember “Republicans are the fiscally responsible party” and the trillions of debt piled up by Dubya after Clinton had pretty much balanced the books?

    Now ask yourself Mr. Ordinary Voter, what’s Mitt Romney’s tax plan?

    No answer will be forthcoming because all he plans is to cutt taxes on the rich and shift the burden to everybody else. That’s it. That’s Romney’s main issue.

    Obama, on the other hand, is leading America FORWARD. And the more Democrats we have in Congress to work with him the easier it will be.

  3. Dickeylee said

    Couldn’t the reason for SEC paper work saying one thing and Willard saying another be that in order to claim carried interest you have to be the principal officer of a fund? He publicly says I’ve moved on to public life (Olympics, running for Governor) but privately claiming–and receiving–income from Bain that qualifies for carried interest taxed at 10%, not the 39.5% top tax rate of the time.

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