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Actually, there’s not a shred of evidence to support that, but that hasn’t stopped journalists from speculating wildly about Obama’s potential “links.” Check out Steve Benen’s smart critique of an AP story on the topic:
Is Obama connected to Blagojevich’s scandal? No, but the scandal is “threatening to dog him.” Has Obama done anything wrong? No, but Republicans are going to “try to link him to the scandal.”
Well, yes, of course they are. That’s what political opponents do.
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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