Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman struck down the six-month ban on new drilling for oil in ocean waters under American control. Set aside the reasons for a moment. Consider how the media are reporting the story: Judge Feldman's ruling is invalid because he's a tool of the oil companies.
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and has owned stock in a number of petroleum-related companies, sided with the plaintiffs. ...Some grabs from Memeorandum (click images for larger view):
Feldman's financial disclosure report for 2008, the most recent available, shows holdings in at least eight petroleum companies or funds that invest in them, including Transocean Ltd., which owned the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that blew up. The report shows that most of his holdings were valued at less than $15,000; it did not provide specific amounts.
How interesting that so many media outlets found this out right away! And yet, how little reported by the lamestream media are the ties documented here by alternative media: