It seems apparent that all the attention is toward Obama and his Cabinet. The media hand picked Obama because he is headline news. From Obama’s questionable US citizenship to his association with radical friends, there is enough material to make 2009 the year the media makes a comeback. It doesn’t matter whether it is a Republican or Democrat. What matters is which party can give the best juicy story. That is why the mainstream media put Obama in office because the media knows Obama will not disappointing them. The same goes for the Democratic Party. This year alone the media went on a blitzkrieg with scandals highlighting the evening news. Since the media is dying out to extinction, their only solution for solvency is keeping the Democrats in power.
Here is the short list of stories the media is working on.
-Charles Rangel (D-NY) accused of failing to report $75,000 income from the rental of his villa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (September 2008).
-William J. Jefferson (D-LA) in August 2005 the FBI seized $90,000 in cash from Jefferson's home freezer. He was re-elected in 2006. On June 4, 2007, Jefferson was indicted on 16 charges of corruption for accepting bribes from convicted businessman Vernan Jackson. Jefferson pled not guilty. His former Chief of Staff Brett Pfeffer has been sentenced to 84 months. On December 6, 2008, Jefferson lost his bid for reelection.
-Alabama Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford (D-AL) was arrested on December 1, 2008 by the FBI on a 101 count indictment alleging conspiracy, bribery, fraud, money laundering, and filing false tax returns in connection with a long-running bribery scheme.
-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) was arrested by the FBI and charged with conspiracy to commit mail, wire fraud and solicitation of bribery. He was also accused of participating in several "Pay to Play" schemes, including attempting to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder (December 9, 2008).
-Michigan Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D-MI) with Chief-of-Staff Christine Beatty, fired two police officers for investigating claims that Kilpatrick had used his security unit to cover up their extramarital affairs and lied about it. He also used city funds for travel, and wild parties with his security team and strippers at his mansion. He was sentenced to 4 months in prison with 5 years probation. (2008)
-Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann (D-OH) resigns from the post of Attorney General because of a sex scandal and harassment with aides. He resigned on May 14, 2008. Ohio's three important newspapers had called for his resignation.
-Eliot Spitzer (D-NY) New York Governor - went through a prostitution service called Emperors Club VIP where he allegedly met with a prostitute in a Washington, D.C. hotel. He was linked to the prostitution ring by a wiretap of his cell phone. No charges were filed. (2008)
-John Edwards Senator (D-NC) Former 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate - admitted to an extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter while his wife was battling cancer, but denies that he fathered Hunter's child (August 8, 2008)
-Tim Mahoney (D-FL) Mahoney admitted in October 2008 of having an affair with congressional aide and later campaign staffer Patricia Allen. When Allen threatened to sue for sexual harassment Mahoney paid her $122,000. Mahoney is also under FBI investigation for preferential treatment he may have given to Martin County in the amount of $3.4 million in hurricane funds. Mahoney was seeking re-election, but lost the race.