US press ignores Bush/Cheney phone-jamming scandal

Still MIA
By Todd Gitlin

Outside New Hampshire, former Repub honcho James Tobin’s sentence of 10 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, announced yesterday, didn’t rate more than an inch in the NYT’s national briefs box today. Papers used the AP bare-bones report. Reuters has a fuller report. But none of the coverage mentions Abramoff’s Indian tribes and their generous support of the phone-jamming scheme.

In related news, as they say, Karl Rove will headline the Repubs’ annual dinner June 12 in Manchester, NH, helping the state party pay off its enormous debt, much of which it incurred in the process of defending against a Democratic suit designed to ferret out more information about the 2002 phone-jamming scheme.

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