AP Gives Harry Reid a Pass
The Associated Press once again comes through for the Democrats. On Monday 14 August they report that Dirty Harry had to pay over $1,600 in interest in addition to returning a check for $3,000 that was made by a lobbyist to his Legal Defense Fund in 1999. AP reports that the lobbyist was Ben Barnes, and that he was the former LtGov of Texas, but they leave out the fact that Barnes was also the man interviewed by Dan Rather on the infamous "Faked Document" story, who indicated that he got Bush his Guard slot to avoid combat. How convenient of the AP to mention the man's job in 1968, but omit his most recent claim to fame.
How is it that nobody picked up on this? Especially given the renewed interest in Rathergate as a result of Reutersgate I would have expected at least a mention.
I tried to get several outlets to take notice to no avail, so now that I have access to newsbusters I will try here.