I have been on this story for awhile — long enough to have monitored the coverage of Friess — and the coverage is, to put it mildly, AWFUL.
Yesterday, in Salon, Robert Reich talked about the plutocrats financing the GOP presidential primary. Friess was identified as:
Freiss, a fund manager based in Jackson Hole, Wyo., gave $669,000 (he had given the Santorum super PAC $331,000 last year, bringing Freiss’ total to $1 million).
Zowie. Well, Reich can be forgiven, as a NOT professional journalist, for not knowing that Friess retired ELEVEN YEARS AGO. But, if it’s any comfort to Reich, his “facts” aren’t any worse than anybody else’s. In the month since Foster made the jump from blogosphere to famestream feedia, there have been lots of stories about Mr. “Aspirin between the knees,” but none that I am aware of has given you any more information than is contained in this paragraph.
How pathetic is that? How bought and owned are your commercial “news” outlets, given a month to cover an important story, when they haven’t dug one micron deeper than the superficial? Continue reading