From the very outset, I included the HH$candal as the fourth scandal of the OBS.
Now, I see that "Right Side News" is doing the same:
While most of the media are fixated on Benghazi, the IRS abuses, and the DOJ’s interest in reporters’ phone calls, the biggest scandal of all may be Kathleen Sebelius’ shakedown of health care companies to pay for activities Congress has refused to fund.Their story was posted May 23, 2013. Mine was initially posted May 20, 2013.
It is illegal for government officials to solicit money from companies they regulate, according to Sarah Kliff from The Washington Post....
Of course, Ms Sibelius will escape any repercussions, but fortunately for the internet and a few good reporters, the story was reported, and the activity will stop (hopefully).
By the way, I am posting some of this stuff at great risk. Senator Durbin argues that bloggers may not be entitled to First Amendment Rights.
“But here is the bottom line — the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision that was written over 200 years ago.”So, according to the senator, free speech applies only to "journalists"? That seems a bit unusual. Call me crazy, but it seems to be getting more and more difficult to be an apologist for this administration.