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Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Finally, someone noticed the lack of balance in the so-called Iraq Oil-For-Food (OFF) scandal stories over the past few years:
The most prolific OFF scandal pimp has been Niles Lathem writing in Rupert Murdoch's New York Post. Over the past 18 months, Lathem has written 141 items in The Post -- about 8 per month.
The author of the piece, Joshua Holland, rips a collective hole in a cadre of Scandal Pimps including the fawning flatulator, Hugh Hewitt, who "argued in the Weekly Standard that Claudia Rosett deserved six Pulitzers" for her work in the story.

So, in retrospect, the "scandal" did not amount to that big a deal after all. But, as of June of this year, the geniuses at Powerline blog had contributed a total of 26 stories on oil-for-food but none on peak oil/oil depletion.

One of these days they will collectively wake up from their slumber, trade their SUV's in, and thereafter act like nothing ever happened. AKA CYA.


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