A Fact Media Is Hiding: All EIGHT Slimbeball Bell, Calif. Officials Are DEMOCRATS

Particularly if you live in California, you have seen repeated coverage of the incredibly despicable corruption and violation of the public trust demonstrated by politicians in Bell, California.

First, the story from Newsbusters:

Eight Dems Arrested in Bell, CA ‘Corruption on Steroids’ – Not a Single Mention of Party Affiliation From Media
By Lachlan Markay (Bio | Archive)
Tue, 09/21/2010 – 15:19 ET

Today, eight city council members were arrested in Bell, California for what Los Angeles County District Attorney labeled “corruption on steroids.” Thus far, every major news outlet that has reported on the story has omitted the fact that all eight individuals arrested are Democrats.

These glaring omissions come only weeks after NewsBusters reported that of the 351 stories on the then-brewing controversy, 350 had omitted party affiliations, and one had mentioned they were Democrats only in apologizing for not doing so sooner.

ABC, CBS, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and the San Francisco Chronicle all reported on the arrests today without mentioning party affiliations.

One commenter at CNN’s online story got it spot on: “I notice there is no mention of the party affiliation of the accused. I can find no mention of it in any story on the internet. This must mean they were all Democrats.”

Give the man a cigar.

Together, the eight city officials “misappropriated” $5.5 million in municipal funds. Robert Rizzo, the chief culprit, was arrested on 53 counts of various brands of corruption.

Before the scandal came to light, Rizzo had been making roughly $1.5 million per year, even though the per capita income in Bell is roughly half the national average.

Pedro Carillo, Bell’s interim city manager, released a statement on the arrests today:

Given the sheer volume of charges levied against former Bell Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo and former Assistant CAO Angela Spaccia by the district attorney, it is clear that Rizzo and Spaccia were at the root of the cancer that has afflicted the City of Bell. Also, it is a sad day for Bell that four current and two former members of the council also have been arrested. I am prepared to double down our efforts to continue to restore order, establish good government reforms, and to ensure that Bell is providing needed services to its residents.

Despite arrests in one of the most massive cases of municipal corruption in recent memory, no media outlet could bring itself to mention the officials’ party affiliations, a fact that has been widely reported since the scandal entered the national spotlight.

There was basically ONE acknowledgment that the corrupt politicians who filched MILLIONS of dollars for themselves in the form of insanely lucrative salaries and pensions – all at the courtesy of taxpayers, of course – were all in fact DEMOCRATS.  That came from The Orange County Register.  And even then, that admission only resulted from the fact that knowledgeable readers complained about the omission:

In the wake of the Bell salary scandal, our readers noticed one part of the story has been left out by virtually all media sources, including our related editorials and columns: the political party affiliations of the five city council members who not only failed to protect city coffers, but participated in what amounts to shameless, if apparently legal, self-dealing.

All five council members are members of the Democratic Party.

Jack Abramoff wasn’t even a Republican official, but by the time the mainstream media got through with the story, there was naught an American who didn’t know that Republicans were evil as a result of their reporting of the 2005-2006 story.  And the fact that a number of prominent Democrats were involved, too, somehow got little mention, of course.

This has been going on for so long, and it’s so sickening.

On October 14, 2008 – two years ago this month – I wrote an article about another galling example of media bias and hypocrisy.  I reminisced about Mark Foley – whom the Democrats and the mainstream media turned into the poster boy of everything that was wrong with the Republican Party just in time to poison the 2006 elections against Republicans.

Now, the media could have made a similar example out of Democrat Tim Mahoney, who replaced Mark Foley in the very same West Palm Beach, Florida district.  In terms of breaking the law and being a slimeball, Mahoney did far worse than anything Foley did – and just in time to be the poster boy for Democrat malfeasance in advance of the 2008 elections.  But the same media that turned Mark Foley into a household name were nowhere to be found.

And, as I predicted, two years later and nobody knows who Tim Mahoney was anymore.

Tim Mahoney spent $121,000 of taxpayer money to keep an aide with whom he was sexually involved with from talking after she threatened to sue him.  He threatened his tax-dollar-funded mistress and said to her, “You work at my pleasure.  Do you understand what that means?”

Mahoney self-righteously claimed he would be better than Mark Foley.  He was actually the guy the Democrats tasked to lead the way in the Democrats’ ethics reform package.  And yet the mainstream media couldn’t seem to find a hitch to hang a story about the guy.

Journalists couldn’t bring themselves to harm Democrats.  Because they are partisan and biased.  And they don’t report the facts, they slant them.

There’s always a ton of stories to show how pathologically dishonest, biased and corrupt the mainstream media is.  Recently, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez was fired by the network after a bizarre rant in which he demonstrated he was profoundly racist and anti-Semitic.

No wonder Obama is so favorable toward CNN; they have the same attitude toward “them Jews” that his reverend and spiritual adviser for 23 years had.  Just saying.

That Rick Sanchez racist tirade reminded me of a story I wrote about how that very same CNN anchor falsely attributed racist statements to Rush Limbaugh in a shocking act of media scapegoating:

CNN joined MSNBC in “quoting” Rush Limbaugh to effect that he is a racist.  And as a result of these “bigoted remarks,” Rush Limbaugh was thrown out of an ownership package to purchase the St. Louis Rams.

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez did the following:

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez read a disputed racist quote attributed to Rush Limbaugh about antebellum slavery on Monday’s Newsroom: “Limbaugh’s perceived racist diatribes are too many to name. Here’s a sample- he once declared that ‘slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back. I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.’”

And that certainly wasn’t all that Rick Sanchez said.  Go to the link for more, and for the embedded video of the “reporting.”

You want to talk about the racist calling the kettle “racist”?

Rush Limbaugh never said any of the things that Rick Sanchez claimed.  It was a terrible, biased, ideological, serial slandering by someone who professed himself to be an “objective journalist.”

I want you to understand.  Clearly, Rick Sanchez didn’t go after Rush Limbaugh because Rush Limbaugh is racist.  It’s RICK who is racist, not RUSH.  No, Rick Sanchez targeted Rush Limbaugh because, like most of his fellow “journalists,” Rick Sanchez is a partisan, biased, ideologue propagandist.

If the media were to report the facts fairly, accurately and honestly, the Republicans would have dominated the political landscape since FDR nearly destroyed America with the same policies that Obama is using to destroy the country today.

Prior to Obama’s being elected president, the “story” was all about how Republicans had exploded the economy.  So it should come as no surprise that 57.4% of Obama voters were unaware of the fact that DEMOCRATS had been in control of Congress for the preceding two years.  It didn’t make any sense how the Republicans could be entirely to blame for the economy collapsing if it was actually DEMOCRATS who controlled both the House of Representatives and the US Senate.  So we had one of those cases in which “if the facts got in the way of the reporting, so much the worse for the facts.”

In 2006, and again in 2008, Democrats – with the help of the mainstream media – made Republican corruption a primary issue.

Now we’ve got more corrupt Democrats than you can shake a stick at (e.g., Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, John Kerry, all the many Obama officials who failed to pay their taxes – particularly the Treasury Secretary and top tax enforcer Timothy Geithner – and basically the entire Democrat establishment).  Not to mention the eight incredibly sleezy Democrat officials from Bell, California, who are robbing poor citizens who earn only half the national average blind.

And those eight Bell, California Democrats are basically using the same “pension enhancement” techniques that their fellow liberal public officials in the public employee unions have relied upon to rack up some $3.35 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities.

Which is to say that Democrats have been accusing Republicans of corruption, even as they were out literally bankrupting America with their own corruption.

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6 Responses to “A Fact Media Is Hiding: All EIGHT Slimbeball Bell, Calif. Officials Are DEMOCRATS”

  1. HL Says:

    Great, great article, thanks for shining the light on this. Exposing the lying, hypocritical MSM cannot be done often enough! It is sickening as you say that they do this and the useful idiots among us keep believing them and vote.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    The media is more dishonest than the politicians. Yes, Democrats lie, but they don’t have as their very reason for existing the fair and accurate and non-biased presentation of the facts so that people can make informed decisions.

    Democrats will be WAY far down in hell. But beneath them, at the very lowest level, will be the biased propagandists who called themselves “journalists.”

  3. KReed Says:

    Zero Transparency…Hiding behind the truth…

    There is nothing transparent about Obama…from the very first day he stepped into our lives the nightmare began…No college transcripts, no medical records, no birth certificate and millions of dollars already spent to seal all his records…a community organizer and only two years as a junior senator that voted present most of time…we knew this was going to be Chicago politics on steroids…He knows no other way…

    Unfortunately the bias corrupt mainstream media, did not want to verify one thing about some guy that none of us knew…that was running for the most important and powerful position on earth…and it didn’t matter that no one knew anything about this guy named obama through all his years growing up and even when he was at Columbia University, where it is confirmed that he only spent one single year there….even someone that is as slimy and bias as George Stephanopoulos, that went to Columbia University at the same time that obama was supposed to be there, never heard of him…

    The corrupt mainstream media protected obama through his entire campaign for the presidency and every day after to make sure he gets a free pass no matter what he says or does…Can you imagine if only half of the people that get their news from the corrupt mainstream media, actually knew the truth about this madman, and the damage and chaos he has caused to help destroy our country??? Obama’s ratings would be in the teens and he probably would have been impeached already… maybe even sitting in Gitmo…Thank God that enough people watch the news that is not controlled by the corrupt mainstream media and do their own research…Thank God people are smarter than obama and all the sick twisted minds that surround him…and that the tide has turned…that we have completely rejected this madman and his mad experiment that he keeps trying to drag us into…the mask of obama has been completely torn off…he cannot hide behind the truth any longer…he can’t continue to try and deceive us and charm his way through a lifetime of lies…The majority of all Americans who are proud of our country…who love our country and want to take back our country…will do the right thing to save our country and make sure that this total fraud that was allowed to become a president is voted out in 2012.
    Every day we are now having to painfully watch and listen to this disingenuous fear mongering fool campaign all over again…attacking anyone who disagrees with him…force feeding and then ramming his radical polices down our throats…fundamentally trying to transform our country into a weak socialistic shell of what it used to be…stealing away more and more of our freedoms and liberties every single day, that so many Americans fought for…and died for, and so many more of us have always taken for granted…

    According to every recent poll, 70 percent of all Americans think our country is going in the wrong direction…obama ignores that…continues to shun us…as he struts out there in front of us every day, with his chin up, looking down on all of us with that arrogant demeanor and condescending tone that he always carries so high up on his horse, like he is the king…Just about every single word that comes out of his mouth is a lie…he will never take a hardball question from any of the corrupt mainstream media…you just saw how ruffled and upset he got with the reporter in Dallas, when he couldn’t control every word of the interview…
    obama is destroying our country from within more than any outside force or enemy could ever hope to do… all lies, scare tactics and demagoguery to divide us, not to unite us, class warfare to create envy and hate…spinning everything he can as far away from the truth…because that is all he knows how to do…he has every rule of a radical running through his cold blood, as he followed every step of his mentor and hero, Saul Alinsky to a tee…He is Saul Alinsky reborn…obama’s life has been a lie from the day he was born…he is nothing but a fraud…he has always hated our country…he sat in a church of hate, listening to a preacher of hate for over 20 years…

    He is a master at demonizing, whether it is one single individual, who was just a plumber on the street who didn’t agree with him or the entire Republican party that had the guts to put out a Budget to help save our country…or even with the Independents and the Tea Party movement that represents the vast majority of all good Americans from all walks of life and every party.

    obama is now in full campaign mode for the next 18 months and he will be throttling it up every day with more lies and rhetoric…He will now be campaigning full time on our dime, continuing to force his agenda and his socialistic polices on everyone that he can con, bribe, strong arm and bully…his campaign message is clear…SPEND, SPEND, and SPEND MORE…big government is the only way, higher taxes, more waste, more corruption, spread the wealth and the racism everywhere he can…as he is out there once again on tour for all of us to see… like he is some rock star…but looking more like a fallen fool each day, still trying to convince everyone that he knows better than all of us…the same way he had to keep trying to convince all of us how great obamacare was going to be, once we knew what was in it…after he changed the rules of congress and rammed it down our throats in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, behind closed doors and backroom deals, without any transparency…and who can ever forget those famous words of trust and wisdom, coming from the worst speaker of the house in our nation’s history…Ms. dumb and dumbest herself pelosi…when she said ”We have to pass the bill, so we can know what’s in the bill” Brilliance was all around us!!!…no words in all of God’s creation could ever even comment on something like that…

    Why isn’t obama standing up and working for all of us as one nation, not just for the ones that are his zombies that believe in his sick delusions of no hope and change that no one could have ever even imagined in their worst nightmare??? Why can’t he be doing something to help our country instead of trying to tear it apart??? You know why he isn’t…we all know why….because this is exactly who he is and what he wants…to just keep creating more chaos and confusion…to keep dividing us and calling anyone that does not agree with him a racist, or a radical…If he is not stopped now…he and the rest of his anti-American Klan will eventually bring everything down…he will break the back of America and bring us all to our knees…It’s time to wake up America!!!

    The only one out there that has any kahunas at all, who isn’t a coward, and is willing to fight and not take any crap from anyone is, Donald Trump…He might not be the perfect candidate…but who is??? He probably won’t even be a candidate, but as we now know, anyone is better than four more years of obama…It’s going to be painful enough to try and get through 18 more months of obama’s destruction of our country …Trump might be just what our country needs to start shaking up the ground…setting a loud and clear tone that we are done with this total disaster and fraud, obama…telling it like it is…right in our face…the only way it can be…he is forcing people to wake up, that have refused to see the truth…that’s why he is so popular…that is what we all want…that is what our country is begging for…that is the only way we will win…TO START FIGHTING NOW…TO START FIGHTING HARD…TO NOT STOP AND TO FIGHT EVEN HARDER!!!…to not back down for even a moment…to know no fear…
    Boehner won’t do it…McConnell won’t it…Cantor won’t do it…We have no leaders…no one in congress has the guts, or the heart, or the spine, or the kahunas to yell out and shake this monster down…take charge and fight for us every day…none of the presidential candidates even have a chance to win if they are not ready to fight to the finish…to not hold back…to fight fire with fire…for the survival of our country…We must win this fight…There is no option!!!

    Wake up America…It’s now or never…tomorrow will be too late…

  4. Michael Eden Says:


    I agree with absolutely everything you said… until you got to Donald Trump.

    I believe we’ve got better options, and I believe that Trump is being “bold” because he knows that he HAS to be bold in order to shake things up and move ahead. That said, I also look at his lifelong record of not even voting, of supporting Democrats, of being VERY liberal in a lot of his prior positions, and I simply don’t trust Trump.

    I was delighted that Herman Cain had such a great showing, for instance. And I also like Rick Santorum, realizing that he might be nearly as much of a longshot as Cain. Time will tell (at this point, Obama was a longshot).

    But I understand that that is only my own view of him, and everyone is entitled to his or her own.

    Your last para, “Wake up America…It’s now or never…tomorrow will be too late…” is all too true.

  5. KReed Says:

    Email: May 19, 2011

    Mr. Perry,

    I have never written a letter like this before…but I have never been more concerned and worried about the direction our county is heading in…We are truly at the crossroads of what could be the most vital turning point in our nation’s history…We are being led off a cliff by a madman that somehow became president of the greatest country on earth…A madman that no one knew anything about and still was elected to the most powerful position on the planet…only because he was always and still is protected by a bias and corrupt national media without a conscious…that only knows how to give him a pass and would never dare question who or what he really was…Now we know that this madman is a compete fraud and he is pushing our country into the abyss and to brink of no return…

    I have followed your political career and I highly admire and respect you… I have seen the true qualities and the solid leadership you possess in all the great things that you have done for Texas…I know that the great state of Texas needs you…but this great country needs you more and needs you now…Our country has never been in a more dire and desperate position than it is now…Our county is slowly dying and is in a death roll of a crisis like never before…Obama is our nations greatest crisis…he is the cancer that is painfully destroying our country from within…If we do not stop Obama in 2012, our country will never be the same again…we will never recover from the fundamental changes and this nightmare that we all are being forced to live in…

    I am only one voice right here and right now… but there are millions of others all around our great country that are pleading and are praying along with myself, for you to consider running for the presidency of the United States…There will never be another time like this…there has never been a more crucial time than now and there may never be another chance left for any of us if we do not stop the madness that is breaking the back of our country and bringing us to our knees…

    The republican party is a mess just like everything else is in this country…We have no leaders…the party and the candidates are weak and in total disarray and will defeat itself against Obama…We need you Mr. Perry…our country desperately needs you…we need a true, strong conservative leader that has proven himself…we need a leader that can talk the talk and walk the walk and that has a great family behind him…we need someone that can lead us out of this nightmare and put us back on a path that helped make our country the greatest and strongest on earth…we need someone like you that can make our country stronger and better than ever before…or we will never be that great country again…

    It is now or never…We must persevere…We must win…There is no option…

    God Bless You and your family and God Bless America…

    Respectfully Submitted,


  6. Michael Eden Says:


    I like Rick Perry, too.

    But remember, if he doesn’t run, you still need to get behind somebody and vote for a conservative. And if that doesn’t work, at least vote for somebody who’s NOT named Barack Hussein!!!

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