Would Today’s Media Break Watergate?

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  • Haystack

    The media has broke worse scandals (e.g., warrantless wiretapping, Valerie Plame) than Watergate. The question is rather whether anyone would be held accountable today. 

    • charlieprimero

       Good point.

    • Marklar_Prime

       Accountability has been stricken from the political lexicon, so no.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Sometimes I wonder if there isn’t a perverse feedback loop here.

      Each successive scandal ends in the hypocritical failure to actually punish anyone.  This reinforces the awareness that the system is corrupt and broken, paradoxically imparting the next, worse criminal, with an even greater aura of bad-boy “mavericky” glory for defying it.

      I’m pretty sure that’s why Scott Walker is governor of Wisconsin today.  That and the fact that the Democrats went out of their way to nominate the least charismatic politician in the lower 48.

  • Plutonomyreport

    Jamie Dimon…good lord. 

    1.  Chase was the bank that bailed out the U.S in the first great depression

    2. The WAMU deal was kick back for that bailout.

    3. Land is an intangible asset.  And that’s what Chase got in the WAMU takeover.  All I can say is 239 billion dollars and some change for only 1.9 billion? That ain’t too bad of an exchange rate for anything that isn’t a peso or third world currency. 

    3. Jamie will get a buyout in the 100 million plus range ( not bad for a guy that dosen’t play baseball) to pad the couple billion he has already taken.  That hundred mil will buy Coach purses for his mistresses for the next decade or so. 

    4. Dimon is a smooth operator.  But his high council is even smoother,  they don’t have to show themselves.  And the buyout for Dimon will be pocket change.

    5.  As I heard once before, ” You can’t lie to Congress, Congress lies to Congress.”

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    the House Whores learned from the Senate
    don’t suck the guys periwinkle in public 

  • Juliannesmith1
  • Marklar_Prime

    Nixon’s corruption was rather quaint and even charming by today’s standards. 

  • Rooti

    Today’s media is compliant with their corporate handlers. That’s why they still report the official 9/11 story and refuse to touch the obvious contradictions. 

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Describe to me what you feel would be the likely outcome of all major media outlets simultaneously admitting that 9/11 was a CIA operation.

      I won’t really be impressed with a lazy, “It would simply never happen.”  I want to hear your analysis of probable results IF it did.