Tuesday, January 6, 2009

AP Lands Donation Minnow, Misses Dover Sole

I don't understand reporting today. The Associated Press had a lead piece on a business donation to Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. It came from the firm under investigation for New Mexico pay to play. What's odd about the story?

First, the Republican Party turned pay to play into an art over Bush's eight years. Second, the Justice Department investigation targeted New Mexico donations and purchase decisions made in 2003-2004. New Mexico is half a country away from Illinois.

The AP caught a minnow, after missing a much larger, tastier fish. In one meal President Bush crushed Clinton's Lincoln Bedroom record. He invited 37 high dollar Republican donors to dine with the Queen. They ate Dover Sole. And five members of the media attended, including new Meet the Press host David Gregory.