David Paterson's Scandal that Wasn't: A Loving Look Back
The David Paterson "bombshell" about which we and everyone else have been writing since Feburary 5, turns out to be a story about Paterson's top aide. The aide is alleged to have punched one girlfriend and to have torn the Halloween costume off another, though neither incident got past the withdrawn-complaint stage.
Our own coverage has been agnostic -- as has that of others: "Is Paterson Media Frenzy Much Ado About Nothing?," etc. But face it, it's still coverage. And de rigueur, as non-coverage would have 1.) been immediately decried as part of an MSM cover-up of Democratic malfeasance, and 2.) kept us all out of the loop of a Subject of Great Interest.
Our favorite angle was one taken by the New York Post, dogged pursuers of the non-story; When the governor said the closet-kissing episode couldn't have happened because "we don't have a utility room in the mansion," the Post put the lie to it: "Two sources told The Post's Fred Dicker that there are several closets in the 39-room mansion." The cover-up is worse than the crime!
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The Times, alleged keeper of the Bombshell, was understandably cagey about what it was working on, which itself became a story ("The Phantom NYT Paterson Story Now Growing via Masturbatory NYT Reacharound," etc).
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