Vol. I, No. 2
Stories overlooked by big media
─President gives fellow Dem more than $1 billion tax dollars for ObamaCare
─More corruption in Illinois—no one surprised
─Got $40, 000? Dine with pretty man and president
─The Associated Press apologizes for firing reporter who told the truth
─Egypt killing civilians, but most US media don’t cover it
US taxpayers bail out Oregon on ObamaCare
US taxpayers will cough up more than $1 billion for the deal President Barack Obama agreed to with fellow Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon. Kitzhaber swung the deal because like most other states his own can’t afford ObamaCare. And that $1 billion is just for starters. Kitzhaber called it a “sweet moment.” US taxpayers should call it a poisoned apple and hopefully SCOTUS will call it cost shifting. Story at The Oregonian. [Archived stories on ObamaCare are plentiful at The US Report.]
Scandals in Illinois legislative scholarship program
Illinois is a state long associated with corruption. After the Democrat governor got a record tax hike of 67 percent aimed at reducing the state’s $8 billion deficit, the state’s residents learned legislators were handing out scholarships to children of cronies. As for the deficit, that tax hike won’t help. Most of it will go for benefits to state government workers. Read more at The US Report.
$40,000 gets you into Clooney’s fundraiser for President Government
The wealthy are lousy until President Barack Obama needs their money. Pretty man George Clooney is hosting a fundraiser for the Glitterati who can cough up $40,000 for a night of fun and sales pitches from the president Hollywood helped elect in the first place. Occupy types might want to head over and meet the real One Percent. Oh, well, at least Clooney had this fundraiser in America rather than Europe where the actor held two fundraisers in 2008. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
The Associated Press apologizes—too late—to dead reporter
The Associated Press apologizes—to a dead reporter. Maybe the wire service conservatives view as swinging left could apologize to Main Street. Read more about how the AP and government colluded to damage a war correspondent for telling the truth. Story at Star-Tribune (Minneapolis).
Egypt falls apart
Is Egypt coming unglued? US media didn’t make much of at least 11 people who died on Wednesday in Cairo after thousands marched on Tahrir Square. For details, see Al Jazeera (English). [Read our prediction, made more than a year ago, at The US Report.]
(Filed by Kay B. Day/May 4, 2012)
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