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  •  Look at themselves?? (0+ / 0-)

    Never.

    During the Harold-Washington administration in Chicago ('93-97) there was a scandal dealing with trying to get a contract for debt-collection on parking tickets.
    One early part of the scandal was a judge who actually had control of the money at one point. He refused to pass the money on to the city because -- he claimed -- the bank that would be holding it had a sweet-heart deal. The bank published its contract; the bank the judge was holding the money in didn't. Still the papers ran with this story.
    Later, it was revealed that the point man for one of the 2 companies vying for the contract was an FBI mole. He passedout much moola, butthe otehr company kept the contract.
    The judge went to jail for taking brimes from that guy. The press never said boo about printing his complaints -- they did criticize Mayor Washington for having listened to the guy who was the official representative of one of two comanies vying for a million-doallar contract.

    Corporations are people; money is speech.
    1984 - George Orwell

    by Frank Palmer on Thu Jul 22, 2010 at 02:40:41 PM PDT

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