About an hour ago, CNN posted
a story on Sen. Stevens' exposure as the secret pork-meister and highlighted the way a host of different blogs (yes, including TPMmuckraker.com) helped smoke him out. But TPMm Reader AC
still isn't satisfied, and emailed us the following:
[CNN: Sen. Stevens is 'the secret senator']
POSTED: 4:38 p.m. EDT, August 30, 2006
"CNN has confirmed that Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, has placed a hold on a bill that would require the government to publish online a database of federal spending."
[TPMm: "MASKED" BILL-BLOCKER REVEALS SELF]
By Paul Kiel - August 30, 2006, 1:59 PM
"A spokesman for Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) just confirmed his boss was the man behind the secret hold on the Coburn/Obama spending database bill, which has captivated a segment of the political blogging community in recent days."
CNN... Catch-up News Network
Hey, he said it. We didn't.