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    The Mainstream Media and the Bonds Case

    The federal conviction of Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice has the mainstream media looking the wrong way. Instead of examining the government’s conduct, the media quote government agents as though they speak for God, rarely soliciting opinion critical of the State’s heavy-handed tactics. The New York Times quoted U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag:

    This case is about upholding one of the most fundamental principles in our system of justice — the obligation of every witness to provide truthful and direct testimony in judicial proceedings. In the United States, taking an oath and promising to testify truthfully is a serious matter. We cannot ignore those who choose instead to obstruct justice.

    The Times might have pointed out that prosecutors regularly and deliberately withhold exculpatory evidence, yet I cannot find in any recent example in which a government employee was indicated, let alone tried, for obstruction of justice. So the notion that the government cannot ignore regular people’s alleged obstruction justice is a joke, but it’s on those of us who are not employed in the government’s “justice” system.

    For the record I openly hate Barry Bonds, the Giants and players who juice. However I never supported Bonds going to trial, the government stuck its nose where it didn't belong.

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    Re: The Mainstream Media and the Bonds Case

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    For the record I openly hate Barry Bonds, the Giants and players who juice. However I never supported Bonds going to trial, the government stuck its nose where it didn't belong.

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    I completely agree. Barry Bonds is a disgrace to America's pastime, and even though I see him as a criminal, the government had no business getting involved in that whole affair.
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    Hey pbrauer, I am willing to put my ability to make politically neutral media observations to the test, and was wondering if you would be willing to do the same?
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    No thanks, Grim.
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    Re: The Mainstream Media and the Bonds Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I completely agree. Barry Bonds is a disgrace to America's pastime, and even though I see him as a criminal, the government had no business getting involved in that whole affair.
    Why not? Isn't baseball involved with interstate commerce???
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    I've come to expect democrats to lie their asses off, because they know they have full liberal media immunity, so the American people will never know.

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    Re: The Mainstream Media and the Bonds Case

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Why not? Isn't baseball involved with interstate commerce???
    The steroid issue is an internal affair of MLB, the government had no business getting involved in it.
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    Re: The Mainstream Media and the Bonds Case

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    The steroid issue is an internal affair of MLB, the government had no business getting involved in it.
    MLB has a unique relationship with the government in that it is exempt from antitrust laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I've come to expect democrats to lie their asses off, because they know they have full liberal media immunity, so the American people will never know.

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