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“looks an awful lot like a political assassination”

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 7:11 am

I was interested to read this review of the new documentary, ‘Client 9′, about the Eliot Spitzer takedown. The reviewer, O’Hehir, describes it as, “an act that in retrospect looks an awful lot like a political assassination.” Ya think?

“Politician caught with pants down” and “White knight has feet of clay” are stories we’re all drawn to, almost by primal instinct. They satisfyingly confirm all our worst suspicions about human nature. But that primal satisfaction was used, in this case, to distract our attention from the takedown of one of the few American politicians devoted to fighting corporate power and ruling-class privilege, an act that in retrospect looks an awful lot like a political assassination.

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» how eliot spitzer could help us all, 2008-03-11 (score:72)
» galloway: that explains a lot, 2005-07-02 (score:18)
» judith miller, the NYT, and journalism, 2005-07-07 (score:17)
» the death penalty & tookie williams, 2005-12-15 (score:17)

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