Jon Corzine, Democrat, former New Jersey senator and governor, former Goldman Sachs CEO, former MF Global CEO, and (former?) Obama confidant, was advised by Teneo Holdings, whose chairman of the advisory board is Democrat former president Bill Clinton. MF Global was advised by Teneo to invest in European financial investments like the ones that ultimately led to MF Global’s collapse in October, 2011. Said Corzine on Thursday, December 8, 2011, “I simply do not know where the money is, or why the accounts have not been reconciled to date.” He continued, “My sadness, of course, pales in comparison to the losses and hardships that customers, employees and investors suffered as a result of MF Global’s bankruptcy.” In the wake of the Enron scandal, Corzine was a BIG supporter of what became known as Sarbanes-Oxley which, among other things, forced CEOs to take personal (and criminal) responsibility for reporting what was going on in their companies to (supposedly) prevent investors from losing lots and lots of money due to internal shenanigans by executives at companies who had only the most passing interest in protecting their stockholders’ and investors’ money.
BTW, Jon Corzine made $400 million when Goldman Sachs went public.
But enough about Jon Corzine and his troubles. Let’s get on with the purpose of this post.
On Thursday’s (December 8, 2011) All Things Considered, NPR’s Yuki Noguchi and Lynn Neary omitted Jon Corzine’s Democrat affiliation, while Noguchi gave the Republican party affiliation of Frank Lucas and Timothy Johnson, two representatives who questioned Corzine at a recent hearing.
After NBC News anchor Brian Williams set up the Corzine report, correspondent Kelly O’Donnell included Corzine’s party affiliation in only the beginning of her report.
On the CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley failed to identify Corzine’s party.
As ABC’s World News devoted an entire report to Corzine’s testimony, neither substitute anchor David Muir nor correspondent Linsey Davis mentioned party affiliation.
And the New York Times, in an October story, cited Corzine’s party affiliation in paragraph nine.
This Associated Press story, a rather long one (judge for yourself) that discusses Corzine’s career, mentioned his party affiliation in the penultimate paragraph.