Yesterday at Michelle M’s place I mentioned MF Global’s bankruptcy (the “MF” stands for “where’d all the MF’in money go?”). The company currently can’t account for $700 million and has admitted to using client money to cover company losses — a big no-no in the securities biz.

If Obama was a Republican we might have expected the mainstream media to make a little more out of the fact that Obama once referred to MF Global’s leader Jon Corzine as “our Wall Street guy.” And if Corzine was a Republican we certainly would be hearing more mentions of his party affiliation:

On Tuesday, the morning shows of the Big Three networks omitted the party affiliation of Jon Corzine as they reported on the federal investigation into his brokerage firm, something that even the liberal New York Times did in their coverage of the story. ABC’s Good Morning America also failed to include Corzine’s name during their news brief on the investigation.

News anchor Josh Elliott noted in a 13-second brief that “a Wall Street brokerage firm run by New Jersey’s former governor is filing for bankruptcy. Regulators say some $700 million belonging to MF Global’s customers is apparently missing.” Apparently, the name of the Democrat’s firm is newsworthy at ABC, but his name and his party ID isn’t.

On NBC’s Today show, Natalie Morales gave Corzine’s name right away and detailed that the “the missing money forced MF Global to file for bankruptcy Monday after scuttling a deal to sell part of the company to a rival firm.” But she followed her ABC colleague’s lead by not revealing the former governor’s political affiliation.

While ABC and NBC gave their news briefs on the investigation during the first half hour of their programs, CBS’s Early Show waited over an hour to report on the story. However, the program spent the most time on it out of the three – 23 seconds – compared to 13 seconds and 18 seconds respectively for the other two networks, for a total of 54 seconds of coverage. Fill-in news anchor Betty Nguyen didn’t give Corzine’s party

The MSM always claims they don’t report in a biased fashion, but often their bias is even more glaringly obvious if you pay attention to what they don’t say.

Here are the Bankruptcy Twins — President Obama, Democrat, and the beleaguered Jon Corzine (party affiliation not available at press time), back in more hope-filled days:

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Update: The FBI is now on the case of Corzine (party affiliation not available at press time).

Comments

9 Responses to “Big 3 Networks Conveniently Forget to Mention Jon Corzine’s Party Affiliation”

  1. The Zoo Keeper on November 2nd, 2011 12:16 pm

    If I'm not mistaken, I think the media has at least identified him as "mammalian" in origin.

  2. clu seatoe on November 2nd, 2011 2:13 pm

    $700 mil “missing”??

    …but you can bet Zero has a precise number of how much of it was redirected into his accounts.

  3. Granny55 on November 2nd, 2011 2:46 pm

    In $10 increments thru one use Visa cards. Lots of them.

  4. Joe Redfield on November 2nd, 2011 3:18 pm

    And naturally, every time Chris Christie gets into a shouting match with the teachers or other public employee unions in New Jersey, his party affiliation is mentioned in every other sentence.

  5. SignPainterGuy on November 2nd, 2011 3:20 pm

    Yep, just like Oblamer will document "donations" to his re-election campaign to equal $1Bil. that we know is actually money scarfed from Porkulus !

  6. SignPainterGuy on November 2nd, 2011 3:29 pm

    Ridicule should remain the ploy of choice here, like Rush rubbed it in with William "Cold Cash" Jefferson, Democrat, Louisiana and of course my personal fave, John F`n Kerry, Democrat Masshole, Taxxachusetts, who, BTW, did indeed serve in Vietnam ! Howz`iss ? Jon Corzine, Union Buddy Corruptocrat, New Jersey, Exit 4E.

  7. Turbo on November 2nd, 2011 4:56 pm

    Oh, that's rich :D Our beloved MSM, always doing their job and running interference for team overthrow America.

  8. AngusE.Parvo on November 2nd, 2011 5:53 pm

    “a Wall Street brokerage firm run by New Jersey’s former governor is filing for bankruptcy. Regulators say some $700 million belonging to MF Global’s customers is apparently missing.”

    That's brilliant, half the mouth-breathers out there will hear "New Jersey" and "governor" and assume they're talking about Christie.

  9. LB1901 on November 2nd, 2011 11:22 pm

    Yup. The networks still playin' that ol' Milton Bradly favorite: Name That Party!

    Fun for the whole family. Especially around election time.

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