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PortlyDyke at Shakesville pointed this out and I checked on my own to be sure – there were two stories about crime in Florida that got play recently: the student at the University of Florida and the arrest of an assistant US attorney in a child rape sting in Detroit. For whatever reason the legacy media decided the U of F story needed to be covered by everyone, but a public official looking for 5-year-olds to rape wasn’t important.

The Atchinson story was covered by the local media in Detroit and the Florida Panhandle, but the national media ignored it. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the judgment of a few cops, but no one is very upset about the judgment of the MSM.


1 fallenmonk { 09.19.07 at 3:54 pm }

He is a Republican Bryan. No story there. Business as usual, really nothing exceptional.

2 Bryan { 09.19.07 at 3:57 pm }

Maybe OJ should register as a Repub, and then we would never have to hear about him again.

3 John B. { 09.19.07 at 5:25 pm }


Even bigger — the surprise appointment of Peter Keisler as Acting Attorney General of the United States. The media has totally ignored the implications of this ‘sex’ scandal, which is that Bush is continuing to f**k the Justice Department.

4 Bryan { 09.19.07 at 5:40 pm }

Clement probably wasn’t enough of a yes man to suit Cheney, whereas Keisler has no existence outside of the Hedgemony.

5 Steve Bates { 09.20.07 at 11:16 am }

One of my more paranoid speculations on the AG situation: what if Bush really wants Keisler in the job permanently, floated Olson to give Dems someone to shoot down, and anticipates the conservative base sinking Mukasey’s nomination because he’s too moderate? Then Bush shrugs his shoulders, says Congress won’t confirm anybody he nominates, and ceases naming people for the job. Bush gets the man he really wants, no fuss, no confirmation necessary.

What, exactly, makes that impossible?

6 Bryan { 09.20.07 at 1:03 pm }

Whether they are “acting” or a “recess appointment,” there’s nothing that is going to happen until the end of this Congress, and the Shrubbery will be out office even if he isn’t impeached.

Bolton was booted because recess appointments only last until the next Congress. Procedure gives the White House the ability to do what ever it wants until January 2009.