Friday, May 13, 2005

Scandal? What Scandal?

Scandal? What Scandal? - Explores the media's lack of investigation into President Bush's appointment of former Iran-Contra "veterans" Elliot Abrams, John Negroponte and Otto Reich to key posts. The Iran/Contra Affair was the biggest scandal of the Reagan Presidency.

From the site:

Throughout the summer of 2001, the media were profligate with resources for the Chandra Levy story, excavating every corner of her and Rep. Gary Condit's past to unearth a prurient bounty of personal detail. That level of investigative vigor mighthave exposed far more vital information had it been applied to Bush's appointment of numerous Iran-Contra veterans to key posts.

But with a few admirable exceptions, news stories about Elliot Abrams, John Negroponte and Otto Reich have largely relied on past reporting and he-said, she-said soundbites by the usual supporters and critics, rather than in-depth investigations into their complicity in one of the bloodiest scandals of the past 20 years. And their guilt is based not on speculation or gossip, but on hard evidence that they aided torturers and death squads,circumvented Congress and the Constitution, and deceived the American people.

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