Okay, here's a Friday scandal trivia topic. What are the ten most important articles written on the Cunningham-Wilkes-Foggo investigation?
Just off hand, I'd figure ...
1. Marcus Stern's piece breaking the story. "Lawmaker's Home Sale Questioned," SDUT, June 23th, 2005.
2. Jerry Kammer's piece on the Jerry Lewis-Bill Lowery Nexus. "A Steady Flow of Financial Influence," SDUT, December 23rd, 2005.
3. Dean Calbreath's and Jerry Kammer's piece on Wilkes's apprenticeship in scamdom and his ties to Foggo. "Contractor 'Knew How to Grease the Wheels'", SDUT, December 4th, 2005.
4. Scot Paltrow's piece in the Wall Street Journal openning up the hookergate/CIA part of the story. "Prosecutors May Widen Congressional-Bribe Case," WSJ, April 27th, 2006.
This list isn't meant to be exhaustive or even in any particular order. For instance, I don't have any selections from the North County Times, which has also done amazing work on this story. These are just a few key pieces that came to mind.
But let's come up with the rest. Top ten stories on the Cunningham bribery investigation. And, let's not forget: some of the best are probably yet to be written.