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Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Good News is No News, Part 2
Topic: The ConWeb
For the ConWeb, there is no such thing as good news regarding the Clintons, as ConWebWatch has noted.

Latest case in point: The clearing of former Hillary Clinton fund-raiser David Rosen on charges of underreporting the costs of a 2000 fund-raiser to federal election officials. NewsMax and WorldNetDaily devoted copious amounts of space to allegations against Rosen by convicted felons Peter Paul and Aaron Tonken, and CNSNews.com mentioned it in a May 9 article.

But when a jury acquitted Rosen on May 27, the ConWeb couldn't work up any original coverage. WorldNetDaily and CNSNews.com noted it only by using outside links, and NewsMax let an Associated Press article tell the story.

NewsMax did, however, quickly pound out some damage control the next day in a article quoting Paul paradoxically insisting that Rosen's acquittal doesn't mean Hillary isn't guilty. As has been the case with most original NewsMax articles about Paul, it fails to mention Paul's long criminal record.

Media Matters has noted the same phenomenon among conservative TV pundits.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:33 PM EDT

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