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The Washington Post is running a 12-part series on the unsolved 2001 murder of Chandra Levy.
Then-Congressman Gary Condit became a suspect in the case, in part because after she disappeared he flagrantly lied to the police about his relationship with Levy. Though Condit denied to police that he had a romantic relationship with Levy, “D.C. police found a pair of black panties stained with semen. Prosecutors wanted to know if the semen belonged to Condit or if Chandra was seeing another man. The DNA from Condit’s saliva was compared with the DNA on the panties. It was a match.”
Yet even today, Condit seems to remain angry at the police and especially at the media. “I never counted on them wanting to focus all this attention on me,” Condit told the Post. “I’ve been around politics a long time and really never felt that the press was as brutal and as incompetent as they were going to be.”
Poor guy, it really makes you feel sorry for him.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”
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