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November 1, 2010
Media won't cover Boxer's scandals
Barbara Boxer maintains a small lead over Carly Fiorina, in spite of the blogosphere reporting on two scandals involving the incumbent Democrat. The first is a story that received hundreds of thousands of ‘hits' and was first broken by Scott Swett in mid-October on The American Thinker blog: Barbara Boxer, Code Pink's Favorite Senator
Later in the same article Swett lowers the boom on Senator Boxer:
Conveniently Senator Boxer's office has stonewalled the acquisition of her letter but her colleague Congressman Henry Waxman, now known in the blogosphere as one of "The Fallujah Four" was less able to hide his letter, which was posted here at Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace.com At virtually the same time Senator John McCain lambasted Senator Boxer, as reported by Politico:
For anyone who remembers the John McCain of 2008, that is some strong medicine. Senator McCain never said anything so direct about Senator Obama while they were both running for the Presidency.
This is some fascinating stuff isn't it? As the pitchmen on TV often say, "Wait, there's more."
On Saturday, October 30, 2010, Rick Manning of "The Hill's Pundits Blog" wrote a devastating article titled "Barb Boxer's Indian tribe take, the lead of which is:
For the past 10 years Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has been playing a game that would make Jack Abramoff blush, a game that can best be described using the language of "Get Smart's" Maxwell Smart as "the ole family-profiting-off-of-the-Indian-tribe-that-you-created trick."The article goes on to detail Senator Boxer's son Doug as profiting in upwards of $8 million dollars for services rendered to the ‘tribe'.
One would think that such incredible scandals would pique the interest of the modern press. However, that seems not to be the case. In spite of Google searches of terms like: BOXER CODE PINK FALLUJAH and BOXER SON TRIBE rendering 10's of thousands of hits to numerous articles like the ones quoted above, not one mainstream news reporter has had the curiosity or temerity to directly question Senator Boxer on either of these issues.
Wouldn't you think that a budding Woodward or Bernstein would ask the Senator, "What did you know and when did you know it?" California voters have been finding out about these stories from Google searches, the blogosphere and internet forums but decidedly not from The Los Angeles Times, Fox News or The San Francisco Chronicle. The comments on all the articles at their sources quoted above range from tepid to terrific.
Whether or not Senator Boxer is re-elected on Tuesday the WDYKAWDYKI question needs to be asked. It would have sure been nice for that question to have occurred last week so that California voters could make their own determination of veracity of her answer prior to casting their vote. To paraphrase an old saying, "Why let one Liberal Senator in-hand go to get two budding scandals in the bush when no one will know if those scandals occurred if we don't tell them?"
The article I referenced and linked to on The Hills Pundits Blog has been pulled. It is still in cache but might be pulled from there as well. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2619028/posts Here's Ed Morrisey's take on it:
Update III: The Hill has determined that their portion of the story has serious factual problems, and was not properly researched. For instance, Boxer did not change the bill to allow gaming; her version of the bill continued the House prohibition on it. The source for her son making millions on the deal was not reliable, and Boxer’s camp disputes it. He also was not a partner at Platinum Advisers, as The Hill reported, and Boxer’s camp disputes that Kenwood Investments 2 had any dealings with the purchase of land in Rohnert Park. As a result, I have redacted all of the quotes from the original article and edited my own piece to remove references to the piece, as well as deleting the link to the cached version of it.
Tim Ziegler is a writer, conservative grassroots political activist and co-author of To Set the Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, Pows and the New Media Defeated John Kerry