Demko at the Minnesoros “Independent” brings the allegations (from an organization that shares funders with the “Independent”):
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a complaint with the Senate’s ethics committee calling for an investigation into whether Sen.Norm Coleman’s Washington living arrangements violate the legislative body’s gift rules. The questions stem from recent revelations that Coleman rents a $600-per-month basement apartment on Capitol Hill from Republican operative Jeff Larson.
Joe “Learned Foot” Tucci responds:
And the story here is what, exactly? If the landlord was trying to payoff the Senator or give him a side-door gift, what about the other 8 months (2007: July August September October & December; 2008: February, April, May and possibly June) when the rent was paid on time and the checks were cashed. Why November and January? Why hold just the March check? Certainly there can be no other explanation for the 3 relevant months in this casual business relationship?
Not if your a Soros funded hatchet jobber trying to get moonbat liberals elected without having to actually defend your stupid stances on taxation, energy policy and national defense.
Sometimes it seems like the local leftyblogosphere is paralyzed by MDE Envy:
Finally, for those barking seal MDE wannabe lefty douchebloggers wondering why the MNGOP is just attacking CREW and not addressing the substance of the charges, it’s really very simple.
It’s because there is no substance to address.
People ask me why I keep dinging on the “Independent”, when it is by any objective measure a complete failure; they have a higher payroll than some radio stations I’ve worked at, but about the same circulation as Shot In The Dark.
It’s simple. As Foot showed us last week, these organizations – “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics
Among Republicans In Washington”, Media Matters, the Center for “Independent Media” and all of its subordinate affiliated blogs – all get their money from the same little circle of deep-pocketed lefty activists.
And that’s their right. But on the chance that there’s a news consumer out there who doesn’t know exactly what they’re getting – not just from the “Independent”, but from the rest of this chain of financial cause and effect – then I’m gonna try to fix that.
It is their right. And I’ll defend it (although it’s interesting to notice how many of the “Indy’s” staff were at the “Media Reform Conference” in Minneapolis last week, cheerleading on cue for the notion of reimposing the “Fairness” Doctrine, which is a direct attack on conservatives’ freedom).
All that, and sometimes it’s just fun beating on the hapless.
Which brings up a question: while it’s possible that most of the media that are breathlessly reporting on Coleman’s apartment are unaware of…:
- …the links between the CREW and Franken’s campaign, and…
- …the financial ties linking the Center for “Independent” Media and CREW…
…it’d be an insult to Steve Perry and Paul Demko’s unquestioned intelligence to assume they don’t.