New York Governor Race: Why didn’t the Buffalo News consider the Hochul conflict in making its Cuomo/Hochul endorsement?”

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Via Carl Paledino

Why didn’t the Buffalo News consider the Hochul conflict in making its Cuomo/Hochul endorsement?”

By: Mike Madigan

The headline in The Buffalo News on January 14, 2010 stated, “Feds Bring down Hammer on Wheatfield Drug Ring”. Unknown to the paper, the only thing that actually was about to be hammered was the integrity of the U.S. justice system. Cash flowed from four of the primary defendant’s legal teams, who were involved in this case; and it flowed directly into the campaign account of U.S. Attorney Hochuls’ wife, Congresswoman Kathy Hochul. The defendants detailed in the article bought the hammer off instead. See the original Buffalo News article here: http://www.buffalonews.com/incoming/article29952.ece (archived)

Ironically this cash flow started the day prior to the publishing of the Buffalo News article, which reported major actions taken in the case, by U.S. Attorney Hochul, on that same day. The news article…

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