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Sunday, March 26, 2006
Neil Who?
Topic: NewsBusters
A March 24 NewsBusters post by Brad Wilmouth asserted that Keith Olbermann hit a "new low" for naming Barbara Bush the day's "worst person in America" for earmarking a donation to a Hurricane Katrina relief fund to purchase software from her son Neil's software company. Wilmouth wrote that Olbermann "neglected to mention that the Bush family had also given other donations without any requirement as to how the money should be spent."

The amazing thing is that anyone at the MRC knows who Neil Bush is. Despite his history of shady business dealings and a more sordid personal life than Bill Clinton's, the MRC has had next to nothing to say about him. Of the four mentions of him in the MRC database, three (here, here and here) are from 1992, all of which ponder whether the media will play up alleged Clinton scandals as they did Neil Bush's connection to a failed S&L. The fourth mention, from 2000, repeats the 1992 allegations.

There are only two mentions of Neil Bush on An article from February that noted he had spoken to the same Saudi Arabia group to which Al Gore had made remarks critical of U.S. abuse of Arabs, and a 2001 almanac item in which we learn that Neil shares a birthday with former Journey lead singer Steve Perry.

Posted by Terry K. at 7:56 PM EST

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