Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Abramoff scandal: Republican spin and media complacency

Digby, as usual, tells it like it is: "The media is working hard to make this into a bi-partisan scandal but that is simple bullshit... The press is surely under tremendous pressure from the Republicans to report this as a bi-partisan scandal and they are already buckling under. But that doesn't change the fact that this is a GOP operation from the get -- and they know it." And:

This characterization of the scandal as being "bi-partisan" is typical bad mainstream journalism, particularly the emphasis they are placing on the very small handful of Democrats who've even been mentioned (much less included in any legal proceedings.) Not only are they creating some equity and illegality where none exists, by doing it they are missing the real story, as usual.

This isn't a story about power corrupting or about a few bad apples. This is about a corrupt political machine -- a system of money laundering and public corruption on behalf of one political party. It's about a party that has used every tool at its disposal to legally and illegally enrich itself and enhance its power. It's right there. It's unravelling before our eyes.

Precisely. Sidestep the spin, peer through the complacency, and see the scandal for what it is, filth and all. And then, if you dare, explain to me how these guys deserve to stay in power. I'd love to know how Republicans intend to defend themselves against these charges.

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  • That's the problem though...Republicans don't haveto defend themselves against any allegations because all they stand for is sexual ethics. So long as they mantain a strong stance on gays and abortion, their base will never desert them...never.

    By Blogger Adam, at 7:27 PM  

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