Sponsored Content
« When God gets pissed off | Main | Veterans Day and Project VALOUR-IT »
November 10, 2007

Keeping Track of Hsu

Newsbusters is counting.

It's difficult to tell what Newsbusters wants from CBS. Impartiality? The same attack on Clinton that they'll make on Giuliani? I want a pony.

The CBS Evening News has apparently done only one "full" Norman Hsu story in the months since he became news (no word on what "full" means, but it sounds a little iffy to me). Somehow CBS has managed to mention Rudy Giuliani and Bernie Kerik in two "full" stories about how the indicted former police chief will affect Giuliani's presidential chances.

Back on August 31, in the newscast's only full story on Hsu, fill-in anchor Harry Smith didn't even mention Hillary Clinton's name in his introduction, but on Friday Katie Couric put Giuliani front and center: “Kerik isn't the only one who could face trouble. It's also bad news for his friend and mentor, Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.”

So CBS is pro-Clinton. Surprise me already. There are no politically conscious people left in this country who hear the name "Norman Hsu" and don't think of Hillary Clinton. The same goes for "Bernard Kerik" and Rudy Giuliani. They are an indelible part of the story; the real test is how the candidates act in response.

Clinton has returned some of the money she acquired through Hsu's efforts, apologizing for not performing a reasonable investigation into the source of the money. Giuliani has also apologized, but for him he's apologizing for not digging up Kerik's tax omissions and discovering that Kerik was involved in bribery and obstruction of justice...–wait. How was Giuliani to know that Kerik wasn't reporting income to the IRS?

What's certain is that Newsbusters wants their Republican readers to be outraged. I'll tell you what will really outrage me: I'm never going to get a pony.

digg this
posted by Gabriel Malor at 03:31 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
redridinghood: "We're living in the Twilight Zone. ..."

Gentlemen, this is junta manifest: "You do realize you are backing the extra-judicial ..."

EveR: "WDW stopped selling new Annual Passes a couple yea ..."

Jordan61: "AKA - Elemental and Indy 5 are looking catastrophi ..."

ace: ">>>I bet if they could go back to the Timothy Zahn ..."

Christopher Taylor [/i][/i][/s][/s][/b][/b][/u][/u]: "[i]No one should buy Star Wars.[/i] I can see t ..."

Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy[/i]: "[i]yes I fixed it, thanks to someone snarking at m ..."

Barnacle Bill the sailor: "yes I fixed it, thanks to someone snarking at me ..."

Awkwafina Scuttlebutt Song: "[I]So here's the scuttlebutt about Disney possibly ..."

Joe Mannix (Not a cop!): "No one should buy Star Wars. It's now a c-list bra ..."

What's a Seawolf?: "Whoever buys Star Wars should declare Disney Ep 7, ..."

bonhomme[/i][/i][/i][/b][/b][/b][/s][/s][/s][/u][/u][/u]: "Nick's even got the pedo-stache. Open secret inde ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64