I Am Not a Journalist, I Only Play One On the Internet

When the main stream media fails to do their job, we can always count on bloggers to give them a little help… Hat tip to Cernig.

Via Sherlock Google’s Daily KOS Diary.

The Duke Cunningham scandal goes much deeper than just the $2.4 million in bribes being reported by the media. There is a lot the media is not telling you.

Ever wonder why the Republicans have SO much money in every national election?

And what did the Dukester do to get his Rolls-Royce, anyway? Whose Lear Jet was he flying around in?

A little more from The UnCapitalist Journal.

If you have not seen the work being conducted by Cannonfire, Sherlock Google and LieparDestin, I suggest you have a look. The investigaton, started by Joe Cannon, of Brent Wilkes and his network of what appear to be front companies designed to garner DoD contracts under the guidance of the Duke-stir, aka Randy Cunningham, is turning up some fascinating stuff. Wilkes and partner Mitchell Wade allegedly created an illicit of network of phoney companies all seeminly designed for one purpose: funnelling taxpayer dollars, awarded in the form of DoD contracts, into the coffers of GOP campaigns all across the country.

The recently convicted Cunningham, a member of the Defense Appropriations Committee, appears to have been the turnkey mechanism is this scam. And if even half of this is true, it is quite a scam indeed. I’ll offer up a few tidbits from the story at MadcowMorningNews, which claims that Cunningham’s committee stripped $700 million from the US defense budget and steered it toward’s a panoply of Wilkes’ front companies whose sole product appears to have been nothing but campaign contributions to many GOP candidates…

and finally, here is the link to the MadcowMorningNews story mentioned above.

The MadCowMorningNews has learned that California Republican Congressman Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham steered $500 million in defense contracts in less than a decade, according to the company’s own website, to a start-up San Diego software firm which—and here’s the beauty part—doubled as a lobbying firm.

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