Key Election Investigations Delayed

From Editor Robert Parry: The slow pace of our mid-year fund drive has forced us to delay two key investigations that could affect Election 2012. One is whether Mitt Romney’s secretive business activities crossed over into money-laundering. The second is the deal that Rupert Murdoch struck with Republicans three decades ago.

Both investigations require some travel and other expenses. Because we have raised only a few thousand dollars toward our $50,000 goal, we have had to postpone some of our preliminary work, pushing back the timetables for completing the investigations though we still feel there is enough time if we can go all out the next two months.

Journalist Robert Parry

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Robert Parry

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet’s first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media.

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2 comments for “Key Election Investigations Delayed

  1. Todd Smith
    August 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Because so much of US policy, foreign and domestic, is a direct result of 9/11, I wouldn’t mind if you dropped some of your other investigations
    and devoted more of your budget to finding answers to some of the numerous unanswered questions about exactly what occurred that day and who was involved.

    Half of the 9/11 investigators, citing a pattern of noncooperation and lying by Bush administration officials have called their own report a cover-up by that administration, with several calling for a new, independent investigation. Since such an investigation is not about to occur under Obama, who appears to have sworn, as a condition for becoming president, to refrain from investigating anything Bush did, an investigation by Consortium News would appear to me to be a very fertile field.

    I appreciate your other investigations, but it seems that you have deliberately tiptoed around this elephant in the room. Of course, considering this administration’s support of the Patriot Act and its efforts to curb civil liberties, if you fear ending up in Guantanamo (or worse) as a result of such an investigation, that fear may well be justified.

  2. August 9, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Wonder if the slow fund raising pace has anything to do with the pro- Obama articles. Judging by the comments on them they were not appreciated by most.

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