There is truth to the theory that people “get” a sex scandal easier than they get a typical politician-manipulated real estate deal. (Ask Bill and Hillary.) But it’s the media’s job to explain both kinds of scandal – especially when “Speaker Pelosi” is marching around saying she will “drain the swamp” of the corrupt Republican Congress.
The night before Katie Couric brought her perky glam to the CBS set, CBS reporter Armen Keteyianan investigative piece on how some fairly unknown Republican congressmen from California (Ken Calvert, Gary Miller) were making little real-estate deals around highway earmarks Congress was funding. (Jeff Flake wore the anti-earmark white hat in the story.) If you can cover these gentlemen, you better cover Harry Reid. filed