I have been listening to the revisionist history of Geraldine Ferraro. When I heard that Fox was going to have a special on her life tonight, I felt compelled to put my fingers to the keyboard. Are we to forget the various scandals that plagued her? She got a gig with Sarah Palin on election night, and for that she became rehabilitated. I was looking for resources when I came across an excellent posting by Battleswarm. He has a great review of her disastrous run with Mondale, as well as my interest. Does no one wonder why she disappeared from view for so many years? It was a documented case of the press withholding information that would/could affect an election outcome. It seems that history is doomed to repeat itself.
…But the main reason I bring up Ferraro’s death is to exhume an obvious instance of biased political reporting. In 1992, when Ferraro was running in a four-way Democratic primary race against left-wing favorite Elizabeth Holtzman, Al Sharpton and Robert Abrams for the Senate seat held by Republican Al D’Amato, The Village Voice published a piece called “Gerry and the Mob,” documenting the extensive ties between Ferraro’s husband John Zaccaro and organized crime, just a few weeks before the primary. In the course of doing so, The Village Voice revealed that they had all the information back when Mondale picked Ferraro as the Vice President, but had spiked the story because of the “historic” nature of her candidacy. Ferraro ended up losing a race she had been leading to Abrams, which made her so bitter she refused to campaign for Abrams, who ended up losing to D’Amato by 80,000 votes.
We can only imagine what information will come forward after Obama is gone. And sooner or later he will be gone. The MSM is on course to destroy any and all Republican candidates that will be forthcoming. And hide anything that would be an embarrassment to Obama.
Ferraro retired from politics after the defeat of the Democrats in the 1984 election and returned to private practice. In 1992 she attempted to make a political comeback, contending the Democratic nomination for US Senator for New York. Inevitably the scandals of 1984 overshadowed her campaign and dashed her hopes. She accepted an appointment from President Clinton to represent the USA at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights Conference in Geneva in 1993.