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Ed Morrissey catches the elite media covering for Democrats again: Three corrupt politicians, no party affiliation mentioned.

Posted by iusbvision on January 26, 2009

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Salvatore DiMasi will resign as Massachusetts House Speaker, the Boston Globe reports, after a series of scandals and investigations.  The Globe reports on the investigations of influence peddling and other potential acts of corruption.  In fact, the Globe reports on just about everything but the party affiliation of DiMasi — and his two disgraced predecessors:

House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi plans to resign from his powerful post tomorrow and depart the North End legislative seat he has held for three decades, saying yesterday that he is proud of his record and is departing with his “head high” despite ongoing ethics controversies swirling around him.

DiMasi – the third consecutive Massachusetts speaker to leave under a cloud – was reinstalled as speaker three weeks ago. But he has remained under public scrutiny, an Ethics Commission investigation, and a pair of grand juries looking at the influence-peddling allegations involving his close friends. …

Charles F. Flaherty was forced to resign in 1996 when federal prosecutors charged him with income tax violations after months of investigating his relationship with lobbyists.

His successor, Thomas M. Finneran, who grabbed the speaker’s post by cobbling together a coalition of Democrats and Republicans, was under federal investigation in 2004 when he resigned to take a high-paying trade association job.

He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice charges in January 2007 for having lied under oath in a civil suit involving a legislative redistricting plan.

Let me assist Frank Phillips and the Globe’s editors, who apparently didn’t have time to do this research:

In fact, in the last case, Phillips and the Globe managed a two-fer in the Name That Party game show.  On January 9th, Philips reported that Finneran applied for a pardon with the outgoing Bush administration.

UPDATE – we also reported on the party affiliation phenomenon with the elite media HERE and HERE and HERE.

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