~My opinion at the bottom of the page ended up being a TAD longer than I'd originally planned, so I'll apologize in advance for the length of this CE & opinion...
A friend of mine sent this to me and I couldn't help but share as I found it hard to believe. I double checked, and it seems to be accurate. Even for the U.S. media, this is a bit double-standard'ish. I apologize in advance if this is old hat, but it's the first I've heard of it, and since I love to discuss garbage like this with you folks, I figured it might spark a health discussion & debate (as there's always a shortage of that around here!):
Who is Ed Mezvinsky?
Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms (from 1973 to 1977). He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon.
In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later plead guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Nearly $10 million was involved in ponzi schemes, Nigerian e-mail scams and various other illegal money getting endeavors.
After serving five years in federal prison, he was released in April 2008. He is expected to remain on federal probation until 2011, and still owes approximately $9.4 million in restitution to his victims. So who is he?
He's Chelsea Clinton's father-in-law.
Has anyone heard mention of this in any of the major news media outlets? If this guy was Jenna or Barbara (Bush's) father-in-law, or the father-in-law of Piper, Willow or Bristol (Palin), the news would have overshadowed the oil spill and pushed the Casey Anthony trial to the second page.
And some say there is no double standard...
Wiki info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Mezvinsky
I know this guy's got nothing to do with our sitting president, or any serving politicians (as far as I could see anyway), but you must admit that it's a little odd that the media didn't broadcast this all over God's green Earth and continue to scream it from the rooftops till' death us do part (again, if it has been, and it's just something that I missed, I apologize).
I'd be willing to bet my left kidney, that if Marc (Ed's son) had married Jenna Bush, that journalist's out there would have somehow connected the Mezvinsky name to the Palin camp, or whomever it was most beneficial for our current administration to besmirch.
As with many other things, the media is a product of YOU, ME, and EVERYONE & ANYONE that's ever read a paper, watched the news, surfed the web, or listened to news radio. Anyone that's just taken what they've read, seen, surfed or heard and gobbled it up whole, as the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth, without question. It's OUR fault they are what they are. It's OUR fault that they continue to report their opinions as news as it suits them. IT'S... OUR... FAULT.
If we didn't swallow whole the garbage that they continually spewed, news agencies might actually be forced to report news/events as they TRULY happened without whatever "spin" they decided they were going to place on it that day. The result of the collective "us" not just taking what's put on our plate, is bankruptcy for the spin'doctors (as none of us would care to read, watch, surf or listen to their brand of manure).
I really wish I could watch the news ONCE and come away feeling more informed. Instead, I find myself questioning the validity of what I've just seen. I find myself flipping to another channel to see how THEY'RE reporting it. And then on to another channel to see how THEY'RE reporting it. And then onto the internet to see what's being reported there. And yet, even double, triple and quadruple checking what I've seen, I tend to find inaccuracies, inconsistencies, opinions and flat out lies from time to time.
Guys, I like my news like I like my prostate exams... 100% accurate, 0% opinions.
ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC... They're all the same in my book.
I did hear the story around the time Chelsea got married. Just sort of what you mentioned above and that was the end of it. Haven't really heard anything about it since. I heard it on CNN...Anderson Coopers show if memory serves me. It was part of the coverage about the wedding. I suspect not much came of it just because, as you said, the guy has no influence in terms of any current politician. Other then that, no idea.
I agree with you on the news in general though. It's mostly opinion these days with not a whole lot of fact. Same thing applies here, and it's frustrating to say the least.
I never heard this story el..... and you're right. If this was Bristol Palin or Barbara Bush's father in law, it'd still be in the news!
Typically, this is the same thing that the far left wing loves to try to expose to those on the right. Im actually perplexed to see that the hard right didn't blow this up. Does it mean the hard right has more class? Probably not.... who know's. I just know now with the election coming up, anyone standing a chance to beating the incumbant is being exposed and having their emails repo'd and cruised for intimate details for the first time ever! Anything on anyone is fair game, and I guess if you're a politician you kind of signed up for that. Now, if Chelsea tries to make a run for office, I bet this will come out big time. Would it mean much and the grand view of things?
Interesting! I didnt know this so it must be someone is paid off to shut up. As far as the media! HUH! That is a joke as every damn one of them have the ethics of a pig. You have to literally research everything to get to the truth. All of em are bought and paid for. Some moreso than others but yeah, prettymuch!
I agree with you about having to research everything to get the truth, but how do we really know the research is accurate, and not just someone's thoughts or opinions. It's all rather scary.
I remember the name Ed Mezvinsky - lived in Iowa for many years. I did not know he's Chelsea Clinton's father-in-law. What happens if Hilary makes another bid for the White House? Will it surface again?
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