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Nov 04 2014

Establishment Media Shoves Kay Hagan Conflict of Interest Story Down Memory Hole

The story isn’t the story. The story is the establishment media spiking the story, lest it harm Kay Hagan’s chances of being reelected:

[L]urking beneath the surface of the Hagan-Tillis race is a troubling ethics issue, one that has gone virtually unreported by North Carolina’s two largest newspapers, the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer: that Kay Hagan’s family, including her attorney husband “Chip” Hagan, her son, and her son-in-law, made out like bandits under the 2009 federal “stimulus” bill championed by Senator Hagan, receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars to renovate buildings owned by their companies through solar power companies which, coincidentally, were also owned by the Hagan family. Instead, coverage of this potential conflict of interest, in which Hagan’s family may have benefitted from her vote and her political connections, has been left to the tiny Carolina Journal, a blog run by North Carolina’s economic libertarian John Locke Foundation, which has run rings around the state’s larger papers in coverage of this race.

[Sunday] night it appeared that the major media embargo on the Hagan family’s dealings had finally broken, as the Charlotte Observer, the state’s largest and most influential newspaper, at last put its imprint on a story run by its partner, television station WBTV, concerning a recommendation by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources that the Hagan stimulus bundles be subjected to legal review and possible referral [to] the state Attorney General.

By [Monday] morning, the story had been memory-holed.

Fortunately, Google caches websites, even those that may have been memory-holed, for some period of time, and this story was no exception.

Today people will show whether they have figured out that they cannot trust Democrats. Hopefully they will also figure out that they cannot trust a media that is run by Democrats either.

Hagan has an equally trustworthy friend in the media.

On tips from Petterssonp, ., J, and DinaRehn.

  • TruDat

    Democrats don’t care about ethics. Why do you think stories like this don’t make the MainStream media? They are almost all liberals.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    The Democrat party is a criminal organization. Yes, we see Republicans get caught with their hands in the cookie jar too (e.g., the ugliness in Ohio a few years back), but it’s like 100 to 1 odds that if a pol comes up dirty you will find a D after their name.

    My favorite recently was Leland Yee in California (and he isn’t the only CA dem to go down in flames recently, either). Arch gun grabber, caught trafficking arms with a known gangster whom DiFi and Pelosi had recently praised for going straight. And it gets a couple of lines on page 8 of the NYT saying “Yee accused of corruption.” What tickled me even more were the gun control bills Yee sponsored on the CA legislature web site, with Yee’s name still visible on them but lined out.

  • 762×51

    Liberals are Machiavellian, the end justifies the means.

    People who comprehend and adhere to a set of moral values – aka, ethics, do not slaughter unborn infants.

    People who comprehend and adhere to a set of moral values – aka, ethics, do not seek to enslave their fellow man.

    People who comprehend and adhere to a set of moral values – aka, ethics, do not pervert children with homosexuality.

    People who comprehend and adhere to a set of moral values – aka, ethics, do not take away your god given rights like self defense.

    People who comprehend and adhere to a set of moral values – aka, ethics, do not advance the cause of evil, e.g., ISIS, through either action or inaction.

    Shall I go on?

  • Americangirl5

    If a Democrat does something unethical and the media doesn’t cover it, does it make a sound, I mean, did it really happen.

  • 762×51

    For the umpteenth time:

    The Marxist media is a legitimate military target in the coming civil war.

  • Nina Sage

    The Democrats have become Communist Muslims, and traitorous bastards. This situation cannot survive two more years without causing revolt.

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