Rep. Curt Weldon’s (R-PA) daughter had her house raided today by FBI agents, who raided five other locations, all connected to her lobbying activities. The players involved, the favors they won from Weldon, the money changing hands — it’s not a simple story, of course.
But that doesn’t explain why, in covering the fiasco, CNN apparently took their cue from Rep. Curt Weldon’s (R-PA) trademark bluster and hyperbole. Rather than explain why Weldon’s in so much trouble, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash devoted most of their coverage on the unfolding FBI probe to ask the burning question of whether the investigation is a massive liberal conspiracy against Weldon, as he has charged. (Absent evidence, as is his wont.)
For more on the source of Weldon’s paranoia, see our earlier post.