For your reading (and sleuthing) pleasure: ProPublica has placed all of the financial disclosure documents of Obama’s team online in one place. If you dig up any dirt, they want to know.
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As Obama rails against $165 billion in AIG bonuses, TalkingPointsMemo reports that the Treasury Department has had the power to limit executive compensation since the bailout legislation was passed in October. Elana Schor quotes Rep. Brad Sherman (CA):
We had a provision in there that said Treasury was supposed to establish, by regulation, standards for executive compensation. We required that to be done — had it been done, it would have been binding, whether [or not] these contracts had been signed earlier. It’s entirely within the power of the federal government to have contracts modified [at companies receiving public aid]. Nixon had contracts modified by the federal government. We gave a similar power to Treasury.
According to a Politico report, conservatives are seeing proof of liberal bias in the media as reporters leave the journalism industry to take positions in the Obama administration.
“Obama bails out more media water-carriers,” conservative blogger Michelle Malkin wrote upon hearing that the Chicago Tribune’s Jill Zuckman is taking a job with the Obama administration.
Blogs at both the Weekly Standard and the National Review are pointing to a “revolving door” that spins between the media and the Obama administration.
Let’s get some perspective here:
Jeff Jarvis, a leading media theorist and director of the interactive journalism program at City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, says the Obama Administration would do well to invest in broadband and technology development to keep the news industry strong and innovative.
Dan Gillmor says journalists are partially to blame for the current economic meltdown.