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All Of a Sudden, Journalists Remember Murtha’s Corruption


Is it me, or does the media’s recent coverage of Jack Murtha’s history of corruption stand in sharp contrast to the lack of such coverage back when the media was celebrating him as the leader of the anti-war left? I find it very revealing that it took an internecine power struggle among Democrats in order to get the mainstream media to remind the public of Murtha’s involvement in Abscam. The NYT has a stake in the success of the Democrats’ congressional majority, and its editorial board seems to understand that Murtha’s election as majority leader would have been disastrous. So only now, when it serves their interests, do the members of that board report on Murtha’s integrity, or lack thereof.


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