“So what happened to the story about Nancy Pelosi exempting American Samoa from the minimum wage because it benefits companies in her district?” radio talk-show host Neal Boortz asks at his blog site, boortz.com/nuze.
“Here we have a juicy little story affecting the Speaker of the House, and the media has chosen to look the other way. Imagine if this had been Newt Gingrich or Dennis Hastert. Would the press be so kind? Nope [. . .] but hey, this is a Democrat [. . .] the big cheese, the head honcho. She gets a pass. Maybe it’s because Dems plan to revise the bill to include American Samoa and cover the speaker’s behind,” Mr. Boortz said.
“Never mind the hypocrisy of it all. Democrats stand up there and tell us that you can’t raise a family on $5.15 an hour, that it needs to be raised to $7.25. Evidently you can raise a family on $7.25 an hour, even if it is phased in over two years. But when it comes to American Samoa, that’s different. And as long as the Del Monte Corporation, through its Star Kist subsidiary, is loading you up with campaign cash [. . .] then well [. . .] maybe you can raise a family on $5.15 an hour. At least if you live in American Samoa.
“So the story will wither on the vine, thanks to media bias. Can you imagine if Tom DeLay were doing this? It would still be front-page news. But Nancy Pelosi is a Democrat, and Democrats are protected by the media. You should know that by now.”