Coming soon: Chronicle reporting on Reps. Jackson Lee and Green?

Yesterday an interesting thing popped up on Rush Limbaugh's show:

Now, I want to take you to C-SPAN this morning. There was a caller, a caller to C-SPAN's Washington Journal. The host is Rob Harlson. The guest is Houston Chronicle congressional correspondent Gebe, G-e-b-e. How would you pronounce that? Gebe? Geebe? Geebee? I don't know how to pronounce it. If it was G-a-b-e I'd say "Gabe." Her name is Martinez, and so what have here, what you have here is a caller -- a caller, ladies and gentlemen -- to C-SPAN doing the job the mainstream media used to do. A caller at C-SPAN, doing the job for the media they should be doing. The host Harlson says, "Our next call toms from Tampa, Florida. Good morning.

C-SPAN CALLER: Are you aware of a story Rush Limbaugh read on the air (Tuesday) where the five top people in the House of Representatives were all Democrats that took trips overseas and spent the most money? And this is what the liberals do. They'll take the New York Times together, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, the same old co-conspirators to try to bring somebody down. It's because you can't win at the ballot box. So you can't win at the ballot box, you've got to try to bring somebody down and ruin his career. It's just disgusting. But take you know what? Take a good look around you, Ms. Martinez: We own everything and there's nothing you and your liberals can do about it.

C-SPAN: Are there any Democrats who are in the same situation --

MARTINEZ: Sure.

C-SPAN: -- or being investigated for the same things?

MARTINEZ: Absolutely, and I think what's interesting about this the way this story is developing is you're going to see local newspapers all over the country checking into the travel practices of their members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans. I mean, the trips Mr. DeLay has taken are not uncommon. Members of both parties take them.

Well, well. blogHOUSTON eagerly awaits reporting by Ms. Martinez on Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's and Rep. Al Green's trips (although there may not be much to report on Rep. Green yet). And, since the Chronicle is neither liberal nor conservative, we're sure she'll investigate ethics, too. Because we all know the Chronicle supports sunshine in government.

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Posted by Anne Linehan @ 04/15/05 12:36 PM | Print |

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