Tuesday, June 30, 2009

WMR's Madoff story picked up by DC Examiner newspaper

WMR's story on the powers that ran Ponzi scammer Bernie Madoff, sentenced yesterday to 150 years in prison, was picked up by the Washington, DC Examiner, which is owned by conservative Denver-based publisher Phil Anschutz. Earlier this month, Anschutz bought the neo-conservative Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

The Examiner's Tim Barello writes: "Wayne Madsen, a veteran D.C. investigative journalist, revealed the depth of Madoff’s worldwide political connections later that month. In an contributing article at Online Journal, Madsen states that the Madoff ponzi scheme was 'part of a much larger operation, one involving top officials of both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, as well as the notorious Russian-Israeli Mafia.' These shocking allegations, which have not garnished so much as one mention in the mainstream media, have never been further clarified. In the interests of US national security, Madsen’s accusations must be investigated for substantiation, or debunking."

The entire Examiner article can be found by clicking here.