Update, 10/19, Steve Rattner speaking engagement canceled by Detroit Economic Club.
- 10/15/10, "WaPo buries former Obama car czar's troubles with SEC, NY Attorney General on page A16," Newsbusters by Ken Shepherd
only to see that agreement held up this week to the intervention of New York Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo, the Washington Post reported today.
Post writer Zachary A. Goldfarb's 12-paragraph story notes that Rattner "agreed this week to pay $6 million and be barred from the financial industry for two years to resolve [the] allegations."
Rattner presently works for liberal New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the "ban isn't likely to affect that role, a source familiar with the matter" told Goldfarb.
"As is customary in such settlements, [Rattner] won't admit or deny wrongdoing" in the pay-for-play scandal Goldfarb noted.
- It's hard to imagine this story being buried that deep in the Post were this within three weeks
- to tie Bush and Republicans to the malfeasance at companies like Enron."