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Trial-bar scandal? What scandal?



The Times's relegating of the Mel Weiss sentencing to a page C-3 story, and a generally tepid level of interest in the Weiss, Scruggs and asbestos scandals in many other press outlets, gets my Manhattan Institute colleague Steve Malanga to thinking about the contrast:

When then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued the New York Stock Exchange's Richard Grasso over his rich pay and severance package, the New York Times alone reacted with 10 stories in less than a week--including a profile of Grasso's attorney, an approving editorial encouraging Spitzer, an analysis of Spitzer's legal strategy, and an op-ed column.

For more background on the Texaco affair mentioned later in the column, check here.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
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Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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