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Press Suppression: Special Topic - "Spitzer's Media Enablers"


Covering Up "THE BIGGEST LESSON OF ALL"
the Spitzer Fiasco: The Media's Role as "his Enabler"

  "The fall of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer holds many lessons...
but don't expect the press corps to delve into the biggest lesson of all --
its own role as his enabler."


"SPITZER'S MEDIA ENABLERS",
by Kimberly A. Strassel, Op-Ed,
The Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2008

                   click here for "SPECIAL TOPIC: 
              SK
EWING & SUBVERTING THE ELECTORAL PROCESS: PRESS PROTECTIONISM OF NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL ELIOT SPITZER   [from 1999-onward]

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1.
CJA's March 12, 2008 e-mail to Kim Strassel -- "Subject: BRAVO -- May it be the start of groundbreaking, democracy-invigorating reporting!"

     Wall Street Journal March 17, 2008 published letters to the editor "The Press Boosted Spitzer's Power and Career"


2.
CJA's March 14, 2008 e-mail to Robert Tracinski, Editor/The Intellectual Activist -- "Subject: The 'real lesson' is the misfeasance of the press, who you have 'let off the hook'"
        copies to Kim Strassel, & RealClearPolitics.com

            "Eliot Spitzer's 'Emperor's Club" by Robert Tracinski, editor, The Intellectual Activist &TIADaily.com, March 14, 2008, appearing in RealClearPolitics.com                
                       
                 -- cited March 13, 2008 New York Times column by Gail Column, "Unwelcome Surprises"

                     compare:  CJA's October 8, 2002 memo to Gail Collins/The New York Times Editorial Board  CULMINATING IN:
 SEE:  Suing The New York Times
                            

                -- cited March 13, 2008 New York Post column by Frederic Dicker "I KNEW HE WAS A FRAUD & A HYPOCRITE FROM THE DAY HE SWAGGERED INTO CAPITOL"

                    compare: CJA's October 10, 2002 memo to New York Post Editorial Board  
sent to Fred Dicker by CJA's October 14, 2002 e-mail to him --  Subj: Spitzer's Buddies, including at the Ethics Commission & US Attorney's Office"


3.
CJA's March 16, 2008 e-mail to Jack Shafer/Slate Magazine -- "Subject: In defense of Kimberly Strassel: WHY ARE YOU ASKING 'Did the Press Service Spitzer?'"
            copies to Dahlia Lithwick/Slate, Kim Strassel/Wall Street Journal, Robert Tracinski/Intellectual Activist,
                   RealClearPolitics.com

         "Did the Press Service Spitzer?" by Jack Shafer, Slate, March 13, 2008  &  posted Slate comments


4.
CJA's March 19, 2008 letter to New York Post -- "RE: LEARNING THE 'LESSONS' –  A Reply to John Faso’s 'Enabling Eliot’s Illusion: Lessons of the ’06 NY governor race', New York Post, March 17, 2008"

"Enabling Eliot's Illusion:  Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"
by John Faso, NY Post, March 17, 2008

       CJA's JUNE 26, 2006 LETTER TO JOHN FASO -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's readily-verifiable corruption in office -- covered up by an election-rigging press"  [Certified Mail/RRR, E-Mail & Fax Receipts with copies to New York Times, including Editorial Page Editor Gail Collins


March 20, 2008 e-mail from NY Post Letters Editor Larisa Danczuk -- "Subject: RE: Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed "Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (9:19 am) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: Responding -- RE: Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

March 21, 2008 e-mail (11:31 am) from Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: RE: Responding -- RE: Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (11:48 am) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: "ALMOST DONE!  RE: Responding -- RE: Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (12:43 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: DONE! -- Letter to the Editor 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'' -- Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

March 21, 2008 e-mail (12:49 pm) from Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: RE:  DONE! -- Letter to the Editor 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'' -- Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (1:01 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject:  Thanks, but -- RE:  DONE! -- Letter to the Editor 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'' -- Reply to John Faso's March 17th Op-Ed 'Enabling Eliot's Illusion: Lessons of the '06 NY governor race"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (1:57 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: Two minor changes -- Letter to the Editor -- 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (2:04 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: Clarifying the 1st minor change -- Letter to the Editor -- 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'"

March 21, 2008 e-mail (2:13 pm) from Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: RE: Clarifying the 1st minor change -- Letter to the Editor -- 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'"

CJA's March 21, 2008 e-mail (2:21 pm) to Letters Editor Danczuk -- "Subject: :) 'LEARNING THE 'LESSONS'"
               

BRAVO to New York Post
"Faso's Lament"
CJA's Letter to the Editor, March 23, 2008

5.
CJA's March 24, 2008 e-mail to Strassel, Tracinski, RealClearPolitics.Com, Shafer, Lithwick -- "Subject: Waiting to hear from you on the subject of "Spitzer's Media Enablers"


6.   
CJA's March 24, 2008 e-mail to New York Post: Greg Birnbaum (Political Editor), Fredric Dicker & Ken Lovett (Albany Bureau) -- "Subject:  GIVING YOU THE LEAD: NY Post Letter to the Editor, published yesterday, urges media probe of Spitzer's corruption as Attorney General"

 



 

 

 

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