Now comes word that with the current economic crisis, a couple more glaring conflicts are causing concern.
NBC is under fire for having correspondent Andrea Mitchell cover the economic crisis because she's married to former Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan - but some people are also wondering about David Gregory, who has a show, "Race for the White House" on MSNBC. Gregory is married to Beth Wilkinson - who until a month ago was general counsel, executive vice president and corporate secretary for mortgage giant Fannie Mae, which is now being investigated by the FBI.Everyone knows Mitchell is married to Greenspan, but he's no longer Fed chair and you can probably cut her some slack. But as for Gregory, his obvious conflict of interest should preclude him from reporting on any matters related to Fannie Mae. When the time comes, as it should, that former Fannie Mae officials are indicted or brought forth to testify before Congress, will NBC even mention Wilkinson is married to one of their star reporters?
More questions here.
By the way, when it comes to being in the tank, how on earth did someone who's clearly rooting for Obama wind up moderating a debate?
Could you envision a John McCain supporter with a book due to be published on Inauguration Day being allowed to moderate a debate?
Of course not. No shock she also used to be employed by ... NBC.
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