Monday, March 31, 2008

More media love for McCain?

The NY Daily News ties Crazy Cousin John to the mortage crisis:
When Sen. John McCain addressed the nation's burgeoning mortgage mess last week, he insisted it was time for a little "straight talk." . . .
What McCain did not say - which some believe smacks of politics - is that two of his top advisers were recently lobbyists for a notorious lender in the mortgage meltdown.
John Green, the senator's chief liaison to Congress, and Wayne Berman, his national finance co-chairman, billed more than $720,000 in lobbying fees from 2005 through last year to Ameriquest Mortgage through their lobbying firm, disclosure forms reviewed by the Daily News show.
Ameriquest, which since has been bought out, was forced to settle suits with 49 states for $325 million. More than 13,680 New York homeowners got taken for a ride by the company, records show.
I like how the reporter begins with a feature lead, then switches to editorializing -- "which some believe smacks of politics" -- before bothering to report the facts. Yeah, tell me again how the MSM are in the tank for the GOP . . .

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