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Palast: Meet the CBS independent panel

Greg Palast notes today that the CBS independent review panel was a stacked deck. Who was the two-man panel? Dick Thornburgh, Bush 41's attorney general, and Louis Boccardi:

Remember Dickie Thornburgh? He was on the Bush 41 Administration's payroll. His grand accomplishment as Bush's Attorney General was to whitewash the investigation of the Exxon Valdez Oil spill, letting the oil giant off the hook on big damages. Thornburgh's fat pay as counsel to Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, the Washington law-and-lobbying outfit, is substantially due to his job as a Bush retainer. This is the kind of stinky conflict of interest that hardly suggests "independent." Why not just appoint Karl Rove as CBS' grand inquisitor and be done with it?

Read Palast's whole article here.