The New York Times has this article about Gov. Siegelman...
In paragraph one the worthlessness appears -
"...pending his appeal of a bribery conviction that Democrats say resulted from a politically driven prosecution. "
And then he writes;
"The House Judiciary Committee has held hearings on his case, and 44 former state attorneys general, Democrats and some Republicans, signed a petition last summer urging Congress to look into the conviction."
Last I heard the letter written by former attorneys general was signed by Democrats and Republicans. In fact it was the former attorney general of Arizona, Republican Grant Woods, that appeared on the 60 Minutes episode questioning the legitimacy of the Siegelman conviction.
Later in the article we get this;
"Democrats in Alabama were jubilant on Thursday, and Mr. Siegelman’s lawyers took the appeals court order as a rebuke to the government’s position that there was no basis for the ex-governor’s challenge to his conviction."
What is the likelihood that there are no Republicans that were happy about Gov. Siegelman getting a chance at justice?
A lady at my work was telling me an unlikely story the other day. I said to her that it was hard to believe something as outlandish as that story was. She then stated with absolute conviction, "It is true, I read it in the paper."
It is sad that after spending decades earning the respect and trust of its readers that the media in this country would totally disregard that tradition and their duty. Years ago, an industrious person with a printing press and desire to seek truth established newspapers nationwide. These were people in the trenches that understood their readers and could relate to them in a direct way.
Today there exists a total disconnect between the readers and writers of main stream media. There is a total lack of engagement with the everyday people the media should be representing.
I will not even try to go into the various reasons that the lack of engagement and disconnect has come about. I will only say that now is the time when we become the industrious people and fill that void created by the lack of truth and integrity in reporting.