Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Media Matters: So far, only Republicans implicated in bribery scandal

Media Matters reports that Kornblut falsely stated that Democrats took contributions from Abramoff.

Although [NYT reporter Anne] Kornblut amended her statement to claim that Abramoff "had his clients donate to Democrats," her comment falsely suggests that Republicans and Democrats are equally enmeshed in the scandal surrounding Abramoff. In fact, while Democrats have received contributions from Abramoff's lobbying groups and his clients, Kornblut's statement ignores the difference between accepting contributions from groups linked to Abramoff, which is legal and proper, and taking contributions in exchange for official actions, which is illegal, and which is at the heart of the ongoing investigations.


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