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Norman Hsu Skips Bail Hearing; His Whereabouts Unknown

Oh boy, this could be very, very big. From Fox News:

California businessman Norman Hsu, a former New York apparel executive and major contributor to Democratic candidates and causes, failed to appear for a bail reduction hearing Wednesday, leading to speculation that he again is a fugitive from the law, FOX News has learned.

Hsu's attorneys say they do not know his whereabouts, and that their client did not surrender his passport.

Hsu turned himself in to authorities last week after more than 15 years on the run from a felony conviction of grand theft. He admitted to defrauding investors of $1 million in a bogus investment scam.

He failed to appear in court for sentencing on that 1991 conviction, a revelation that prompted high profile Democrats -- including presidential candidate Hillary Clinton -- to return thousands of dollars donated by Hsu.

The man has a history of running from the law, so why in God's green earth was he not forced to surrender his passport before now? Allahpundit jokes: "Maybe he's stuck in traffic?" This does not look good for the Dems. One of their biggest donors is again on the lam.

The LA Times reports that a warrant has been issued for his arrest:

A warrant was issued this morning for Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, who failed to appear this morning for a bail hearing on a 15-year-old grand theft charge.

Superior Court Judge Robert Foiles ordered Hsu, a major fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, to be held without bail should he make an appearance. Last week, he was released after posting $2 million bail.

Hsu's attorney James Brosnahan, explained that he had lost contact with Hsu and that the financier had failed to deliver his passport as promised.

"Mr. Hsu is not here and we don't know where he is," Brosnahan said outside court. "We expected him to be here."

Brosnahan told Foiles that a legal assistant for his law firm went to Hsu's New York City condominium last week and spent 90 minutes searching for Hsu's passport.

They couldn't find his passport? Did he hide it with the intention of taking off?

Question: What did Hillary know and when did she know it?

Update: The NYT:

Mr. Hsu, who had been free on $2 million bond, was scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Redwood City at 9 a.m. Pacific time to surrender his passport. But when the appointed time came and went with no sign of Mr. Hsu, his lawyer and prosecutors met in chambers with the judge, who then announced he was revoking Mr. Hsu's bail and issuing a new warrant for his arrest.

So, two and a half hours later, no Mr. Hsu. If he hasn't shown up yet, he's not going to. Ever.

And then there's this utter stupidity:

Ralph Sivilla, an assistant California attorney general, said the government had believed that the $2 million bail and Mr. Hsu's agreement to remain in the country were sufficient to ensure that he would not flee.

"Those circumstances seemed to suggest he was not a flight risk," Mr. Sivilla said. "I don't know at this point what our next step will be."

Not a flight risk? Good God, man, Hsu fled before. He most certainly was a flight risk.

Update II: Hsu's companies don't seem to exist either. From Philip Klein from the American Spectator blog:

I spent yesterday digging for some answers about the mysterious Democratic fundraiser and confessed grand thief Hsu and wound up with more questions.

In campaign finance reports, Hsu's companies are listed as: Next Components Ltd., Cool Planets Ltd., Because Men's Clothes, and Dilini Management. But none of the companies have online footprints or appear in fashion industry directories that I have searched. The only official recognition of any of these companies that I have found is Next Components, in the form of a filing for a certificate of corporation with the New York Department of State, Division of Corporations -- but even that doesn't hold up to closer scrutiny. The filing was from May 6, 2005, and when I called the Division of Corporations, a representative there told me that the filing needed to be renewed every two years for a fee of $9, but Next Components never responded to the renewal notice.

The filing lists 561 Seventh Ave., Suite 1301 as the address for Next Components, but I called Handro Properties, the management company that runs the building, and was told that not only have they never heard of Next Components, but "Suite 1301" doesn't even exist.

Everything about this guy is deceitful. No wonder the Clintons like him so much.

Update III: Rick Moran at Right Wing Nut House:

Well, that's just peachy. His defense team has known for a week that his passport is missing and didn't bother to tell authorities? Especially given this guy's past history of skedaddling when the heat is on?

So the story will die and Hillary is safe. Funny how this kind of thing always happens to the Clinton's just in the nick of time.

How convenient.


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Comments (60)

With friends/supporters lik... (Below threshold)

With friends/supporters like this guy, Hillary almost does not need detractors!

So much for making this sto... (Below threshold)

So much for making this story disappear quickly.

So much for making this ... (Below threshold)
MagicalPat:

So much for making this story disappear quickly.


Exactly. Self preservation rears its ugly head yet again.

Did Hillary make sure he di... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

Did Hillary make sure he did not have to surrender his passport? Or did Bill? Something does not pass the smell test here. Smells like Clintons....

Either he's M.I.A because t... (Below threshold)
LAB:

Either he's M.I.A because the Dems left him S.O.L., or so the Clintons can stay "shocked", they gave him a get out of jail free via "disappearance" card.

?: Is this sufficient enou... (Below threshold)
yo:

?: Is this sufficient enough evidence for Patrick Kennedy to give back his Hsu donations, now?

And ..., um .. duh! Why didn't the judge take his passport at bond hearing?

Has anyone checked Ft. Marc... (Below threshold)
Metprof:

Has anyone checked Ft. Marcy Park?

Actually, I just read that ... (Below threshold)
yo:

Actually, I just read that Hsu WAS asked for his passport, but .. uh .. his dog ate it.

Seriously, he told the judge he couldn't find it, and the judge was expecting him to bring it with for this hearing.

Of course, he also expected Hsu to bring himself to the hearing.

Wow. Idiots.

Hong Kong Phoney.

Hsu has learned all the rig... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Hsu has learned all the right lessons regarding the Clintons. He's hoping that Hillary will get elected and, just like Marc Rich, he will get the pardon he "paid for".

Could this be the fly in th... (Below threshold)
moseby:

Could this be the fly in the ointment for the teflon twat?

Drago, how f'd up would it ... (Below threshold)
yo:

Drago, how f'd up would it be if Hsu were found dead within the next few days?

If that were the case, I may just HAVE to vote for Hill.

I have this mental image of... (Below threshold)

I have this mental image of Hillary swearing.

Loudly.

In Chinese.

ABOUT the Chinese.

To her Triad connections.

Has anyone checked... (Below threshold)
Has anyone checked Ft. Marcy Park?

Has anyone checked Billary's basement? You don't kill off a cash cow like Hsu.

Marc Rich was never CONVICT... (Below threshold)
madmatt:

Marc Rich was never CONVICTED of anything...he was seeking a pre-emptive pardon using SCOOTER LIBBY as his lawyer. You know what a pre-emptive pardon is...Gov Fletcher of KY gave them to all his crony's so they could not testify against him!

And if you are going to return campaign funds given by scumbags, why did george never return his Enron money?

You know madmatt, Crack and... (Below threshold)

You know madmatt, Crack and posting comments just do not go together ... You might want to give one up.

Allahpundit jokes:... (Below threshold)
Allahpundit jokes: "Maybe he's stuck in traffic?" This does not look good for the Dems. One of their biggest donors is again on the lam.
Heretofore, being 'on the lam' has been very good to V.I.P. democrat donors.

Just ask Marc Rich.

In most situations where a ... (Below threshold)

In most situations where a defendant is granted bail and ordered to surrender his passport, he doesn't get out until the passport is turned in. Evidently the judge bought the "can't find it" story, which should have been a big flashing red light.

In any event, skipping out on $2 million isn't chicken feed. This guy must have been extremely anxious not to face the charges.

Since every business reference he's given has lead to a dead end and no one knows where his money comes from, is it safe to assume Mr. Hsu doesn't want us to know where his money originates?

Just wondering . . . perhaps the leftists who are always jumping in with multiple comments on other threads can actually shed some light on this one?

"perhaps the leftists who a... (Below threshold)
yo:

"perhaps the leftists who are always jumping in with multiple comments on other threads can actually shed some light on this one?"


... crickets.

"Marc Rich was never CONVIC... (Below threshold)

"Marc Rich was never CONVICTED of anything...he was seeking a pre-emptive pardon using SCOOTER LIBBY as his lawyer."

Oh, this is just too funny, thanks for brightening up my humpday. Yeah, it is indeed hard to be convicted...sorry...CONVICTED of anything when you flee the country and renounce your citizenship. Lots of innocent people do that. All the time. Lots of them. Every day. Uh huh.

Of course it's big; Fox Ne... (Below threshold)
Charles H. Fields:

Of course it's big; Fox News says it is. Looks like they're even ranking it above Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist's financial woes. *And* "Man Charged With Assault for Throwing Cheetos at Dad."

Wow, don't git no bigger than that!

Hsu's money has <a href="ht... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Hsu's money has made in China written all over it..Hillary and Bill's ties to these Asian moghuls almost make me wistful for the Bush family's Saudi's connections...

Yo, madmatt has already att... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Yo, madmatt has already attempted the "Marc Rich" deflection, the Ernie Fletcher deflection, AND the Enron deflection, yet somehow, is incapable of expressing any concern about Hsu.

Worse, madmatt is going to hang his hat on the "Marc Rich was never convicted of any crime" ploy, neglecting to mention (innocently, I'm quite sure), that Marc Rich was a fugitive from justice after being indicted for Tax Evasion (Not Paying His "Fair Share"!!) and for illegal trading with our enemy Iran (supporting our enemies!!)

I think we can see what the left's talking points will be.

BTW madmatt, ALL of Enron's funny accounting ocurred during the Clinton admin. It was after Bush came into office that the SEC went after them. Further, MORE Enron political contributions went to the Dems than to Repubs.

Ouch! Those pesky facts again.

Poor madmatt. It's back to the BryanD-certified-lefty Pravda-backed recommended talking points.

Charles Fields: "Wow, don't... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Charles Fields: "Wow, don't git no bigger than that!"

Thats right Charles. ANOTHER Clinton campaign financier flees the country to avoid prosecution.

Nothing to see here.

Nope.

Move along.

Hey Chuck, is it b... (Below threshold)
yo:

Hey Chuck,

is it big news because Fox says it is, or is it big news since CNN isn't even covering this? Or that ABC, NBC, CBS et al are going out of their way to lump all sorts of other stories atop this one (ie - bury)?

ABC ranks this below a picture essay of the human body.

Whatever, dude. Nice to see that you're trying to get in front of the talking points, but you're still just lame, lame, lame.


On a side note - can't wait for the release of the "Red Hsu Diaries"

Karl Rove picked him up and... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Karl Rove picked him up and drove him to Cheney's underground safe-house. It should keep him around for a few more news cycles.

Anyone check the basement o... (Below threshold)
marc:

Anyone check the basement office in the Clinton Library?

Charles H. Fields - guess in your pathological hatred of Fox you didn't notice the words "his could be very, very big" were written by the author of the post and not Fox News.

In your delusions you also failed to note all the other MSM outlets that have headlines this story.

Nitwit.

Another clinton cronie on t... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Another clinton cronie on the run again i mean the clintons surrounded themselves with crooks.hoods,thugs and 70s radical extremists and thats what was never mentioned in bills book MY LIES

Maybe Hsu's hiding out unde... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Maybe Hsu's hiding out underneath Hillary's skirt (Oh, sorry, she only wears pants).

Maybe hidin' under Bill's girlfriends' skirt?

MSG, the current onslaught ... (Below threshold)

MSG, the current onslaught of consumer merchandise that's killing / poisoning every citizen, the $13,000 I lost on a dubious latex gloves "investment", Nancy Kwan, the mysterious meat things in my "chow fun" and for the last 15 years or so that I call, "Apocolypse Clinton", the many occurences of theft of our national defense secrets and not-so-stereotypical Chinese (money)laundering. These are but a few of the things The Peoples Democratic of China has served up steamin', on a horribly thin paper plate, since our Flying Tigers and other mercenaries went over their to fight the mass murdering Japanese, once upon a time.

Me thinks we'll be getting some better stuff from "The Iraq", even if it is "only" oil. Lesson ? We should've stayed and gone all the way with the liberation of the Chinese. There's about 60 mil. dead that would be grateful to us for it. (not to mention all the mail order brides we could be getting to fill the void of all these "N.A.G."s and lesbians the American male has had to manuever around for the past 50 years or so)

Eh. If this was a GOP donor... (Below threshold)
cbmc:

Eh. If this was a GOP donor you'd be calling this a witch-hunt or a "non-story." SS, DD.

So his companies don't even... (Below threshold)
Paul:

So his companies don't even exist???

Where is that Wayne idiot who was defending this debacle last week?

Maybe he's ... dare I say i... (Below threshold)

Maybe he's ... dare I say it? ... dead.

NON story ALERT. This wont... (Below threshold)
billy:

NON story ALERT. This wont stick. It isnt like Hillary was driving the get away car for his 1980's "crime".

It isnt like hillary was bribed by him to vote a certain way. Only the GOP does that and we Americans know it. So keep dreaming and keep hoping for Democratic America's defeat you fascists.

I'm no conspiracy theorist,... (Below threshold)
Eric:

I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I guarentee you, one way or another, this guy will never testify against Hillary. Look for him to have an unfortunate accident or suicide.

Yep, we'll know the Hillary... (Below threshold)
John S:

Yep, we'll know the Hillary campaign is getting serious when people around her start dying (again).

With friends/ supporters li... (Below threshold)
Robert:

With friends/ supporters like this guy...

But the RNC talking points will be revved up to smear her and her husband anyway, just in case.
And the liberal (ha ha ha) MSM will brainlessly recite the smears because..they are so liberal (?)

BTW, checkout yesterday's Daily Howler at www.dailyhowler.com to see what I mean.

What a surprise...fo... (Below threshold)


What a surprise...forfeiture of $2,000,000 cash bail bond to prevent any future testimony.

Within her core constituency, this will hurt Hillary not a bit. She will be nominated.

The shock for libs will be in the general election. This and many, many other Clinton "issues" will be front and center for the electorate to consider...again. And it will be ugly.

So the libs, which have an historic opportunity to capture a veto proof majority in the Senate, will be left with another Republican President who has defeated a liberal Democrat with the highest negatives in recent Presidential elections.

Hillary had enough problems facing her in the election; Hsu is another reminder of the sleazy easy Whitehouse that embarrassed this country in the 1990's. Billing records miraculously found in the Executive residence. Defining the verb "is". Semen stained dresses sent for DNA confirmation (positive result....in spite of "I did not have sex with that woman")...$100,000 windfall profits in cattle futures trading...with an investment firm then under federal investigation. The firing of every United States Attorney in the country...and Congress wants to complain about Gonzales?

Allegations of selling defense secrets to the Chinese for campaign contributions...Hsu is beginning to look a lot like that former mistress who shows up (no pun intended) at exactly the wrong time...a family wedding!

And here's the worst part...that lying friend who covered for her/him for so many years, the MSM...no one believes them anymore.

yawn. look in the mirror, r... (Below threshold)
literalisp:

yawn. look in the mirror, republidrone hypocrites.

No one in the MSM is willin... (Below threshold)
Jo:

No one in the MSM is willing to put their life in danger by reporting the truth on the Clintons. Too many people are pushing up daisies right now for trying to cross them, and the MSM knows this all too well.

Hugh5Ease off the ... (Below threshold)
gil:

Hugh5

Ease off the drugs pal.

After 2008 with the Iraq war still going in the 6th year of "progress" , the only thing you Republicans will be "winning" is a one way ticket to oblivion, and some free courses about Public Ethics and ACCOUNTABILITY.

Check the polls my friend.

By the way Republicans you need to change the name of your so called "Grand Old Party" and name it the "Scape to the Future Party" because all you talk about is what you are going to do in the future.....

I understand. that's what happens to those that can't run on past or present records. And with Bush's record, and the Republican Village People of closet holier-than-thou fags getting out at every turn, you guys can't afford to live in the present that's for sure.

gilAren't y... (Below threshold)


gil

Aren't you the comedian...First, I'm not on drugs, you're not my pal and I've never seen you here before....so, welcome. Engage your brain.

Public Ethics and ACCOUNTABILITY...thanks for the scholarship offer, but the available letters of intents have been purchased by Chinese thugs and Louisiana politicians.

Check the polls my friend...I do, everyday. Guess who is sweating most...?

that's what happens to those that can't run on past or present records.

Call TeamHillary and lecture them on this, bright guy.

As to the remainder of your comment...well, your aim is better than mine.

This is big? This is all F... (Below threshold)
hastingspete:

This is big? This is all Fox has got? Or you? Some crook goes on the lam and that somehow tarnishes the Democrats? You're kidding, right?

This is two days in the cycle and it's gone. Give me a break. He's not gay, he's not running someone's campaign, and Dems have returned his money.

Snore.

hastingspete, that is grea... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

hastingspete, that is great - all the Democrats have to do ]when caught being bought off again by the Chinese is return the money.

Hardly solves the problem does it? Same chinese, same bagmen, same Clintons.

And what the heck does Fox have to do with this? Democrats need to grow up if they think that all they have to do to get elected is convince people not to watch Fox News. Surprisingly enough even NYT carried stories on the Hsunami.

Considering this is a big d... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

Considering this is a big deal, for such a hefty donor to be not only a wanted criminal, but now a bail jumper, makes me wonder why there are so many new trolls leaping out of the woodwork to spin and defend this.

I've never been pleased much with the Republicans, but Democrats have certainly much to teach them about getting away with blatant corruption.

makes me wonder why t... (Below threshold)

makes me wonder why there are so many new trolls leaping out of the woodwork to spin and defend this.

Good point John. The answer is because it is big.
Most of these trolls have no historical memory, no perspective and few facts. Ignorance and arrogance.

Hsu is part of a pattern of behavior that reaches bach to Little Rock pre 1992.

more than likely he,ll be f... (Below threshold)
tj:

more than likely he,ll be found on a park bench with a nice little hole in his head. and they will say it a suicide, uh huh !!

When Pelosi's spokeswoman w... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

When Pelosi's spokeswoman was asked about Mr. Hsu jumping bail, she replied "Which Mr. Hsu are you talking about?"

This got people to start digging around, and apparently, ther are at least two other 'chinese businessmen' named Hsu who have been giving money to Dems and the circumstances seem similar Norman Hsu.

This stinks even worse now.

h/t the Quinn and Rose radio show warroom.com

sorry about the double post... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

sorry about the double post. I've been having trouble connecting to Wizbang since last night.
Quinn and Rose radio show is also available on XM sattelite radio, btw.

This is big? T... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:
This is big? This is all Fox has got? Or you? Some crook goes on the lam and that somehow tarnishes the Democrats? You're kidding, right?

What a hoot. The lefties are in full spin mode using the lame, 'there's no story here". Of course I can't blame them since most only know how to repeat what they were told to say.

But you bees ax'in "This is all Fox has got?"

In answer to your question.....NO

Hillary's donor linked to China missile trader

A shady Chinese megadonor to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has close ties to an aerospace mogul accused of placing his business interests before national security by sharing missile secrets with Beijing during the Clinton administration.
Before his forced resignation last week, Norman Yuan Yuen Hsu sat on the board of trustees of the liberal New School university in New York with former Loral Corp. head Bernard L. Schwartz, who was allowed to transfer restricted satellite and missile technology to a People's Liberation Army front after contributing a record amount of cash to President Clinton's 1996 campaign.
Schwartz, vice chairman of the New School board, was among officials who introduced Hsu to the school's administration, WND has learned
Last November, Schwartz and Hsu chaired a New School banquet at the Mandarin Oriental in New York which featured Sen. Clinton as keynote speaker. Clinton steered a $1 million federal grant to the college
More recently, Schwartz and Hsu (pronounced shoo) appeared together at the New York Yacht Club for Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy's 40th birthday bash
Hey lefties, hasn't Kennedy refused to return or donate the Hsu money?
The pair are so-called HillRaisers - major donors to Clinton's war chest - with Hsu raising more than $1 million for her campaign. Hsu, like Schwartz, has lobbied the U.S. government to relax trade rules with China.

Hsu, like Schwartz, has lobbied the U.S. government to relax trade rules with China

Hsu, like Schwartz, has lobbied the U.S. government to relax trade rules with China

Hsu, like Schwartz, has lobbied the U.S. government to relax trade rules with China

That was worth saying three more times.

Most alarmingly, Schwartz persuaded the Clinton administration to give his Loral Space and Communications subsidiary a waiver to use inexpensive Chinese rockets to launch U.S. satellites into space.
And why is this connection so important.......
Loral at the same time helped Beijing - over the objections of the U.S. intelligence community - improve its commercial space launchers. That in turn, helped make its nuclear-tipped missiles more reliable as ICBMs, several of which are aimed at U.S. cities
Hillary's donor linked to China missile trader
Hey lefties, hasn't Kenn... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Hey lefties, hasn't Kennedy refused to return or donate the Hsu money?

Heh. And Kennedy also got huge sums of money from Jack Abramoff. Funny how the left's favorite boogyman is the 'evil Abramoff' who gave to Repubs, but they never mention that he gave to Dems too.

Guys, I'm not defending Hsu... (Below threshold)
hastingspete:

Guys, I'm not defending Hsu or Democrats. I'm just disputing this is a "real big story". A crooked fundraiser jumps bail. Interesting for a few cycles, but not devestating to the Dems, anymore so if it happened to the Republicans. Look, there's a ton of money sloshing around in fundraising and you can only catch most of this stuff retroactively. I can go ahead and give a hundred dollars to Huckabee, announce tomorrow I am a wife-beating racist atheist Communist and that doesn't make Huckabee a bad man for taking my money in the first place. It would if he kept it, but that's all it means. And if I then shot someone and went into hiding, that too wouldn't reflect on Huckabee. Come on.

Sorry, guys, I'm not ignoring a big story. This just doesn't rate as more than two cycles. How about checking out Blumenthal's revelations today in Salon that Bush and others got explicit intelligence that there were no WMDs and promptly and completely ignored it? And supplied a dummied-up memo with unsubstantiated claims to the British which Blair used to justify going to war? That's big news. Our ally got suckered into a war on the basis of a deliberate falsehood. That, colleagues, is big news.

Wow this is a big story, le... (Below threshold)
patx77 Author Profile Page:

Wow this is a big story, lets see here: Bushs TSA allows known criminal with ties to Chinese missles to leave country while while out on bail, using his own passport, gee guess Mr Hsu hasn't published anything critical of Bush. I mean after all whats a no-fly list for.

Let's find this Hsu guy and... (Below threshold)
Robert:

Let's find this Hsu guy and put him on trial, fast.

Then we can get to the good stuff: Bush, Cheney, et al in front of the International War Crimes Tribunal.
Who do you think these lowlifes will blame it on?
(We KNOW Republicans have no accountability for their own actions).

Oh man, this baby is big; I... (Below threshold)
legaleagle:

Oh man, this baby is big; I mean, really, really BIG. This is the one that America wants to hear about, the one that's surely going to turn the tide once and for all. Yup, no more Republican laughingstocks, this one'll knock the Cruising Toilet Jockeys right off Leno, and make the public forget that the President of the United States is a grunting, illiterate baboon. Forget about the stinking cesspool of Republican thievery and corruption; forget about a pointless war that two-thirds of the electorate wants over; forget about Republican fanatics poisoning half of Appalachia with coal waste, or denying health insurance coverage to sick children so they can fund their ongoing corporate welfare program.

Yup, this is the story that will change it all.

legaleagle, you really are ... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

legaleagle, you really are trying to convince yourself I guess.

This story is bigger than you want to admit not because of any piece of it, but because of the totality. We had several related scandals in the Clinton administration related to shady asian businessmen connected to communist China as donors to Bill Clinton. This story echoes and reinforces those old scandals to Hillary's campaign. It reinforces the existing perceptions of Hillary and gives new life to them.

You'll see this theme repeatedly in the next year and a half. Much of it in the primary season.

The mainstream media's line... (Below threshold)
chsw:

The mainstream media's line is if the Hsu flits, bury it.

chsw

Romney's co-chair of fund r... (Below threshold)
hastinsgpete:

Romney's co-chair of fund raising indicted. Not a donor. The co-chair. If that isn't news, why would this be? Except that this got featured on CNN and the NY Times and the indictment has yet to. This whole "poor picked-on Republicans can't get justice in the media" meme is tired.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200709010002

petey,You know the l... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

petey,
You know the line about indictments and ham sandwiches, right?
How about innocent until proven guilty? (I have no idea about Romney's guy, but I have an inate skepticism of Media Matters)

Now take that thought and compare to a man that fled while on bail, who has been on the run for 15 years from a felony conviction.

Which story has longer legs? That not even taking the Clinton history of shady fund raising with Chinese nationals into account.

Hasting pete, Hsu is more o... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Hasting pete, Hsu is more of a story because of the long history of Clinton crooked fundraising and Chinese bagmen.

OK, so they got Hsu now. Ho... (Below threshold)
hastingspete:

OK, so they got Hsu now. How long do you think people care? 9.11 around the corner, Mr. Bin Laden on some nifty video, the news cycle churns along and Mr. Hsu fades away.




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