Saturday, March 01, 2003

The Corruption The Papers Don't Want To Acknowledge

Nashville's NewsChannel Five is doing the kind of work that is rare for television news these days -- real political investigative reporting. Reporter Phil Williams is a man who puts to shame pretty much anyone you can name here in Memphis.

He has a series, available online, called Perks of Power. It is an undercover expose of the buddy-buddy relationship of lobbyists to legislators, and the blithe, blase attitude of legislators to the issues of appropriateness involved.

Go and read this stuff, view the videos. It'll make you sick and, in light of the kind of editorial that the Commercial Appeal cranks out, it will also outrage you.

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