Monday, 21 November 2011

THE TED STEVENS DEBACLE

Ken Berwitz

Ray Donovan was a Secretary of Labor under Ronald Reagan.  In 1987, after being acquitted of trumped up fraud charges, he famously asked "Which office do I go to, to get my reputation back?"

If former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens were alive today, he would be asking the same question. 

Excerpted from Brad Heath's article in USA Today:

An investigation of prosecutors responsible for the botched corruption case against the late Alaska senator Ted Stevens found evidence of "significant, widespread and at times intentional misconduct," but recommended that the prosecutors not face criminal charges.

 

The findings in a two-and-a-half-year investigation by Washington lawyer Henry Schuelke III were revealed Monday in an order from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan. Sullivan wrote that the investigation found the Stevens prosecution was "permeated" by the prosecutors' concealment of evidence they collected that could have helped the senator's defense.

 

Stevens had been accused of violating federal ethics laws by failing to disclose more than $250,000 in gifts and services he had used to renovate his home. He lost re-election to the Senate seat he had held for 40 years and died in a plane crash last year.

 

The case against the longtime senator collapsed in 2009 after the U.S. Justice Department admitted that government lawyers failed to disclose evidence that could have undermined the case. Flaws in the case were so significant that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked a federal court in Washington to throw it out even though Stevens had already been found guilty.

Obama sock-puppet eric holder threw the case out, even though Ted Stevens was a Republican?  Can you imagine what a phony, fraudulent pile of excrement this must have been?

Well, there's nothing to say about the result, is there?  Ted Stevens lost what would have been an easy victory because of those charges.  And - if you want to play the Morbidity Game - if Stevens had remained a Senator, he would almost certainly not have been on the plane that crashed, thus he might still be alive today.

Now, let's see how tonight's network news shows handle this major scandal.  Let's see what the morning shows say about it tomorrow. 

Will they demand that the prosecutors be relieved of their duties?  Will they note that Democrat Senator Mark Begich owes his seat to their disgraceful actions?  Will they wonder out loud why no criminal charges would be filed against prosecutors who have been found to knowingly conceal exculpatory evidence?

Wanna take bets?


PEPPER SPRAY....OH, AND VANDALISM, RAPE AND DEATH

Ken Berwitz

There have been numerous acts of vandalism at "Occupy" sites.  But little media coverage.

There have been anti-Semitic speakers, and signs at "Occupy sites.  But little media coverage.

There have been rapes at "Occupy" sites.  But little media coverage.

There have been deaths at "Occupy" sites (7 that we know about so far).  But little media coverage.

At an 'Occupy" protest on UC - Davis campus, a row of protesters who refused to leave were pepper sprayed by an overzealous police officer, which temporarily made them uncomfortable.  The media coverage has been nothing short of massive.

Why do I call them "Accomplice Media"?  If you didn't know before, I assume you know now.

free' Ken or anyone else, don't you think this reaches the level of fraud? (11/21/11)


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