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August 13, 2005
Air America: The Exempt Media Coverage

Remember that "phony", "undersourced" story that came from the overactive imaginations of the right wing blogosphere? Michelle Malkin and Brian Maloney note today that dozens of newspapers across the country have finally started informing their readers of it -- more than two weeks after it got discovered by the blogs:

Despite liberals' insistence that the Air America / Gloria Wise story is "undersourced" and "appears to be phony," the AP article by David Caruso is being carried by dozens of MSM papers, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Baton Rouge Times Picayune, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Myrtle Beach Sun News, Kansas City Star, Tallahassee Democrat, Grand Forks Herald, Bradenton Herald, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Duluth News Tribune, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer,, Biloxi Sun Herald, Monterey County Herald, Fort Wayne News, San Luis Obispo Tribune,, Centre Daily Times, Pioneer Press, Macon Telegraph, Charlotte Observer, Seattle Post Intelligencer,, The UK Guardian, Worcester Telegram, Wilmington Morning Star, Times Daily, Tuscaloosa News, The Ledger, and Charleston Sunday Gazette Mail.

Bear in mind, however, that the AP article does not do anything to advance the story. It does ensure that enough people see it to create an expectation for follow-up and resolution. Eliot Spitzer's office will not get as much room to bury this as it might otherwise be tempted. After all, some of the people involved, including David Goodfriend who once worked for the Clinton White House, have friends in the high places Spitzer must access in order to successfully run for Governor next year.

The money may tell other stories before all of this is out. Keep an eye on Brian Maloney. The AP broadcast could bring further revelations.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at August 13, 2005 8:43 AM

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