When the media single-handedly installed Chicago's premier community agitator into the White House, we were promised absolute transparency and the most ethical Congress ever.....well, not so much on either count as it turns out....
(From AP) -As U.S. stock markets plummeted last September, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, sold more than $115,000 worth of stocks and mutual-fund shares and used much of the money to invest in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
The Illinois senator's 2008 financial disclosure statement shows he sold mutual-fund shares worth $42,696 on Sept. 19, the day after then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urged congressional leaders in a closed meeting to craft legislation to help financially troubled banks
Look, sadly we have come to expect from career politicians, corruption, pandering, greed, self-enrichment....the list of human flaws among DC's politicians is as boundless as Obama's arrogance. What we also expect is that the media will at least pretend to try to ferret out this corruption and expose it. Before the "election" of The One, I would have thought even the liberal media couldn't resist a good-old fashioned, insider-trading scandal involving a Senate democrat, but I was wrong. The media have abandoned all pretense of journalistic integrity in favor of being the propaganda arm of the democrat party. They'll shrug and look the other way as Dick "the turban" Durbin explains away his pocketing thousands as the rest of us suffer.
Here's tricky Dick trying, and failing, to explain how he managed to clean up on the stock market when regular Americans' 401K's are in the crapper. It's too bad the media won't question him about it.