Saturday, September 22, 2007

Kiro News, Consider The Source

Kiro news is running a story as I listen saying "Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington", CREW has listed Congressman Doc Hasting R- WA in their THIRD ANNUAL MOST CORRUPT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS REPORT. What they are not saying is CREW is hardly an unbiased source.
Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of CREW, founded the organization in 2003. Sloan is a former U.S. Attorney and has served as an aide to Representative John Conyers and Senator Charles Schumer, both Democrats. She currently serves on the legal team of Valerie Plame,[2] helping her sue Vice President Dick Cheney, Dick Armitage, Scooter Libby and Karl Rove.[3][4]

According to The Washington Post, CREW is funded in part through the efforts of "Democracy Alliance," a loose group of approximately one hundred progressive-oriented political donors who saw CREW as a possible counterweight to the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch.[5]

I called KIRO and spoke to the news department and they did not see a problem with running a story from a biased group without informing the audience of that bias. The specific reason they stated was there were Democrats on the list, 4 Democrats, 20 Republicans, and since other news outlets had picked up the report.


OregonGuy said...

Again, it doesn't matter if it's true or not...what matters is whether or not it supports the narrative thread.

Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

This is just another desparate democrat tactic to try to dirty up someone whose seat they want. If they want corrupt, try Nancy pelosi, William jefferson, Murtha, or any number of assorted democrats.

Anonymous said...

... anything to support their "culture of corruption" hypocrisy...... er, hypothesis!