It should have been the lead story from coast to coast: A bipartisan panel of senators, including some of that body's most conservative members, released a damning report that slammed bankers, regulators and ratings agencies—and they made it clear that they'd like to see warrants issued against the CEO of Goldman Sachs and other financial executives.
This report was endorsed by all of its Republican members, including conservative co-chair Tom Coburn and Tea Party Senator Rand Paul. Hey, editors, how's this for a headline? "Libs and Tea Party Senators demand: 'Bring me the head of Goldman Sachs.'"
Now that's what I call news!
The media responded with a collective yawn.
Last week also saw yet more coverage of the relentlessly publicity-grubbing "Gang of Six." It's hard to imagine a more stale story. The Gang's just the latest in a series of right-leaning groups that throw a few persuadable Democrats in with Republicans, label them 'bipartisan' or even 'centrist,' then start issuing calls for a conservative agenda that cuts entitlements and keeps taxes low for the wealthy. We've seen that story a thousand times, both in general and specifically about these six senators. What's more, the Democratic Gang members have been bypassed by President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, so a few more interviews with this over-exposed crowd aren't exactly "man bites dog" stuff.
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