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ELECTIONS 2006:
Preserving Democracy by Informing the Voters

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CJA's AUGUST 25, 2006 MEMO TO NEW YORK MEDIA:
EDITORIAL BOARDS & NEWS DEPARTMENTS
--
Your Upcoming Editorial Endorsements & Ongoing Election Coverage:
The Races for NY Governor, U.S. Senator from NY, & NY Attorney General

The New York Times                          New York Law Journal                       Gannett News Service
The New York Post                            Syracuse Post-Standard                    Associated Press
The New York Daily News                  The Wall Street Journal                      Metroland
The New York Sun                             The Village Voice                              BInghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin     
Long Island Newsday                         The Amsterdam News                       Elmira Star Gazette
Westchester Journal News                 The Ithaca Journal                             Black Star News
Albany Times Union                           Middletown Times Herald-Record       Martinelli Publications
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle        Oneonta Daily Star                                  
The Buffalo News                               Utica Observer-Dispatch                 NY1News    
Poughkeepsie Journal News               Buffalo Beast                                 News 12 Westchester
The New York Observer                      New York Magazine                       News 12 Long Island   
                                                                                                            WCBS-News Channel 2-NY
                                                                                                            WNBC-News Channel 4-NY
          
 Further & Follow-Up Correspondence                          Regional News Network
                                                                                                            WABC-News Channel 7-NY                        

CJA's OCTOBER 27, 2006 MEMO TO NEW YORK MEDIA      
NEWS DEPARTMENTS & EDITORIAL BOARDS:  
                         
[
also provided to Hevesi & Callaghan campaigns -- October 31, 2006]
   The Implications of the Hevesi Scandal -- and the More Significant Yet-To-Be-Reported Scandals that will throw open the non-competitive statewide races for Governor and Senator  -- & the hardly-competitive race for Attorney General -- for the benefit of all New Yorkers

    The New York Times                        Associated Press                Gannett News Service
    The New York Sun                           The New York Post              The New York Daily News
    Albany Times Union                         Newsday                             New York Observer
    The Wall Street Journal                    The Village Voice                 New York Magazine      
    The Journal News        


CJA's OCTOBER 30, 2006 MEMO TO NEW YORK MEDIA
NEWS DEPARTMENTS & EDITORIAL BOARDS:
                        [also provided to Hevesi & Callaghan campaigns -- October 31, 2006]
   The Hevesi Scandal -- and the Platform for Deceit upon the Public it is Providing to Attorney General Spitzer & Governor Pataki, among others

    The New York Times                        Associated Press                Gannett News Service
    The New York Sun                           The New York Post              The New York Daily News
    Albany Times Union                         Newsday                             New York Observer
    The Wall Street Journal                    The Village Voice                  New York Magazine    
    The Journal News           

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CJA's OCTOBER 11, 2006 MEMO TO MEDIA OUTSIDE NEW YORK:
NEWS DEPARTMENTS, EDITORIAL BOARDS, & COMMENTATORS
--
Your 2006 Election Coverage & Ongoing Speculations
about the Presidential Races of 2008 and Beyond

The Washington Post                           The Washington Times                       USA TODAY
The Baltimore Sun                                The Philadelphia Inquirer                    Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Christian Science Monitor               The Hartford Courant                          The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
The Record (New Jersey)                       Chicago Tribune                                Chicago Sun-Times
Minneapolis Star-Tribune                        Los Angeles Times                           The Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Chronicle                        Seattle Times                                   The Oregonian
The Providence Journal                          The Miami Herald                              Orlando Sentinel
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette                         St. Petersburg Times                        The News & Observer (North Carolina)
The Boston Globe                                  Boston Herald                                  Houston Chronicle
Dallas Morning News                             Arkansas Democrat-Gazette              Cincinnati Enquirer
Huntsville Times (Alabama)                    New Hampshire Union Leader             The Charlotte Observer (North Carolina)
The Columbus Dispatch                         The Concord Monitor                         Kansas City Star
St. Louis Post-Dispatch                         Salt Lake Tribune                              The Toledo Blade


The Weekly Standard                            The American Conservative                 The American Spectator
The New Republic                                 The American Prospect

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CJA's SEPTEMBER 5, 2006 MEMO TO NIEMAN FOUNDATION FOR JOURNALISM
AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY & ITS WATCHDOG PROJECT
--
"The Courage to Implement Your 'Practical Suggestions
for Improving American Political Coverage in 2006'"


CJA's September 5, 2006 transmittal memo to indicated recipients: Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Journalism Professors Jay Rosen and Philip Meyer --
"Academic Responsibilities, Journalistic Ethics & Civic Duty"

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Memorable & Not-Followed Advice

-- ON THE NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL:  "...voters need to know how candidates intend to handle the job's meat-and-potatoes work of defending the state against legal actions"
             [New York Times, September 17, 1994 editorial,
                                        "After the Primaries: New York's Mystery General"]

-- ON CAMPAIGN ISSUES:  "Candidates running campaigns are always pure opportunists in terms of what they talk about"
             [New York Times, October 23, 1994 Week in Review article,
                                        "Running on Empty: Where Did All the Issues Go?",
                                         quoting professor of political science]

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Debates:

AUGUST 30, 2006 DEBATE
BETWEEN WOULD-BE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL,
Regional News Network

"CORRUPTION WITHIN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OWN OFFICE" -- CJA's QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL, posted on the Regional News Network's "Live Message Board" on August 30, 2006 in response to its solicitation of questions for the candidates

SEPTEMBER 3, 2006 DEBATE
BETWEEN WOULD-BE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
WNBC-TV "News Forum", hosted by Gabe Pressman
(taped September 1st)

August 31, 2006 e-mail to Gabe Pressman

SEPTEMBER 6, 2006 DEBATE
BETWEEN WOULD-BE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL,
co-sponsored by The New York Law Journal
& the Association of the Bar of the City of New York

*"QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES" -- CJA's SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 MEMO-LETTER TO WOULD-BE ATTORNEYS GENERAL, including ANDREW CUOMO & JEANINE PIRRO       e-mail & fax receipts
         -- sent additionally to THE NEW YORK TIMES: Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Bill Keller, Jill Abramson, Gail Collins & Editorial Board, Alan M. Siegel (retired), Byron Calame, Marek Fuchs, Jonathan Landman, Philip Taubman, Gerald Mullany, Raymond Hernandez, Jonathan P. Hicks, Patrick Healy, Clyde Haberman
        -- given, in hand, on September 6, 2006, immediately following City Bar Debate, together with copies of
CJA's JUNE 20, 2006 MEMORANDUM-LETTER TO THE A.G. CANDIDATES, to:
                        Wayne Barrett, Senior Editor, The Village Voice
                        James Odato, Albany Times Union
                        Glenn Blain, The Journal News, Gannett
                        Dan Wise & Editor-in-Chief Kris Fischer, New York Law Journal
                        ALSO -- to Andrew Cuomo's aide, who refused to allow it to be given to Mr. Cuomo directly

OCTOBER 12, 2006 DEBATE
BETWEEN WOULD-BE GOVERNORS ELIOT SPITZER & JOHN FASO,
presented by WNED-TV & The Buffalo News
in partnership with Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of NY

CJA's August 28, 2006 memo to The Buffalo News -- Editorial Page Editor Stephen Bell & Political Reporter Robert McCarthy -- "RE: YOUR UPCOMING EDITORIAL ENDORSEMENTS & ONGOING ELECTION COVERAGE: The Races for New York Governor, U.S. Senator from New York, and New York Attorney General"

CJA's October 11, 2006 e-mail/fax to Robert McCarthy, Buffalo News -- "Subject: Tomorrow's Gubernatorial Debate between Spitzer & Faso"; correction

CJA's October 11, 2006 e-mail to James Ranney, News Director/WNED Radio -- "Subject: Tomorrow's Gubernatorial Debate between Spitzer & Faso"

James Ranney's October 11, 2006 e-mail -- "Subject: Re: Tomorrow's Gubernatorial Debate between Spitzer & Faso"

CJA's October 11, 2006 e-mail to James Ranney -- "Subject: Thank You! -- Re: Tomorrow's Gubernatorial Debate between Spitzer & Faso"

CJA's October 12, 2006 e-mail to Mark Leitner & Karen DeWitt -- "Subject: Asking Questions Addressed to EVIDENCE: Tonight's Gubernatorial Debate between Spitzer & Faso"

OCTOBER 17, 2006 DEBATE
BETWEEN WOULD-BE ATTORNEYS GENERAL ANDREW CUOMO & JEANINE PIRRO,
presented by WXXI-Radio & Television & The Democrat & Chronicle

CJA's August 25, 2006 memo to Rochester Democrat & Chronicle -- Editorial Page Editor James F. Lawrence & Political Reporter Joe Spector -- "RE: YOUR UPCOMING EDITORIAL ENDORSEMENTS & ONGOING ELECTION COVERAGE: The Races for New York Governor, U.S. Senator from New York, and New York Attorney General"

CJA's October 17, 2006 memo to WXXI Radio, WXXI-TV, & The Democrat & Chronicle -- "QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL"

OCTOBER 20, 2006 DEBATE
BETWEEN SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON & JOHN SPENCER,
presented by Time-Warner channels, NY-1 NEWS

CJA's October 17, 2006 memo to Bob Hardt, Political News Director/NY-1 NEWS -- "RE: THE DEBATE BETWEEN SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON & JOHN SPENCER: Scheduled to Air at 7 p.m. on October 20th"

CJA's October 18, 2006 memo to Bob Hardt -- "RE: AGAIN: THE DEBATE BETWEEN SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON & JOHN SPENCER: October 20th at 7 p.m."

OCTOBER 22, 2006 DEBATE
BETWEEN SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON & JOHN SPENCER,
presented by WABC-TV News

CJA's August 28, 2006 memo to The Buffalo News -- Editorial Page Editor Stephen Bell & Political Reporter Robert McCarthy -- "RE: YOUR UPCOMING EDITORIAL ENDORSEMENTS & ONGOING ELECTION COVERAGE: The Races for New York Governor, U.S. Senator from New York, and New York Attorney General"

CJA's October 18, 2006 memo to WABC-TV News: News Anchor Dave Ritter, Political Reporter Dave Evans, Political Editor Seung Suh -- RE: DEBATE BETWEEN SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON & JOHN SPENCER: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd at 9 a.m."

CJA's October 20, 2006 memo to WABC-TV News: News Anchor Dave Ritter, Political Reporter Dave Evans, Political Editor Seung Suh -- RE: DEBATE BETWEEN SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON & JOHN SPENCER: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd at 9 a.m."
       [indicated copies to NYS League of Women Voters & Buffalo News Political Reporter Robert McCarthy]

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OCTOBER 24, 2006:
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR SOLICITATION --
Request for suggestions by The New York Times' political blog Empire Zone
& CJA's response

As POSTED by The Empire Zone !

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Searching for Champions:


CJA's January 18, 2006 letter to Kenneth Langone, outspoken Wall Street critic of Attorney General Eliot Spitzer  -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Attorney General Spitzer's readily-verifiable corruption in office, long covered up by the press" [Certified Mail/RRR & Fax Receipts]


CJA's January 24, 2006 letter to Kenneth Langone --
"RE: Election 2006: Informing the Voters by Informing the Candidates"


CJA's January 27, 2006 memo to Jon Cohen, candidate for Lieutenant Governor  --
"RE: DON'T GIVE UP!" -- summary overview of how the SAME documentary evidence brings down the candidacies of Would-Be Governor Eliot Spitzer, Would-Be Lieutenant Governor David Paterson, Would-Be Re-Elected Senator & Next President Hillary Rodham Clinton -- and her former counsel, Would-Be Lieutenant Governor Leecia Eve


*CJA's FEBRUARY 3, 2006 LETTER TO JOHN SPENCER, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR THE U.S. SENATE  -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's readily-verifiable corruption in office, as evidenced by her record on judicial selection and discipline -- covered up by an election-rigging press"   [Certified Mail/RRR & E-Mail Receipts]
         [copies to THE NEW YORK TIMES: Bill Keller, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Jill Abramson, Allan M. Siegal, Jonathan Landman, Philip Taubman, Gail Collins (for sharing with ALL Editorial Board members), Marek Fuchs, and Raymond Hernandez]


CJA's April 10, 2006 letter to B. Thomas Golisano, founder of the Independence Party & three-time gubernatorial candidate -- "RE: Championing Reform and the Public Interest: Using your "bully pulpit" to expose the readily-verifiable documentary evidence of Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's corruption in office, long covered up by the press"  [Express Mail & Fax Receipts]
    -- CJA's June 21, 2002 letter to Mr. Golisano
    -- CJA's July 19, 2002 letter to Mr. Golisano's gubernatorial campaign policy director
    -- CJA's August 2, 2002 letter to Mr. Golisano


CJA's April 10, 2006 letter to Kenneth Langone -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Attorney General Spitzer's readily-verifiable corruption in office, long covered up by the press"   [Certified Mail/RRR & Fax Receipts]


CJA's April 11, 2006 e-mail to The New York Times' "Talk to the Newsroom: Executive Editor Bill Keller"  -- "RE: QUESTIONS FOR PUBLIC RESPONSE BY BILL KELLER"
   -- given, in-hand, to Managing Editor for Newsgathering Jill Abramson, on April 18, 2006, as equally applicable to her


CJA's April 26, 2006 letter to Tom Suozzi, Candidate for the Democratic Nomination for Governor
-- "RE: Informing the Voters: Attorney General Spitzer's readily-verifiable corruption in office, long covered up by the press"  [Certified Mail/RR & Fax Receipts]


CJA's June 19, 2006 letter to Kathleen Troia McFarland, Would-Be Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate from New York -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's readily-verifiable corruption in office, as evidenced by her record on judicial selection and discipline -- concealed by John Spencer and an election-rigging press"   [Certified Mail/RRR, E-Mail, & Fax Receipts]
            [
indicated copies to THE NEW YORK TIMES: Bill Keller, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Jill Abramson, Alan Siegel, Jonathan Landman, Philip Taubman, Gail Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Byron Calame, Raymond Hernandez, Marek Fuchs, Patrick Healy]


CJA's June 19, 2006 letter to Jonathan Tasini, Would-Be Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate from New York -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's readily-verifiable corruption in office, as evidenced by her record on judicial selection and discipline -- covered up by an election-rigging press, including The New York Times [Certified Mail & E-Mail Receipts]
             [copies to THE NEW YORK TIMES: Bill Keller, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Jill Abramson, Alan Siegel, Jonathan Landman, Philip Taubman, Gail Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Byron Calame, Raymond Hernandez, Marek Fuchs, Patrick Healy]


*CJA's JUNE 20, 2006 MEMO-LETTER TO THE CANDIDATES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: ANDREW CUOMO, Mark Green, Charlie King, Sean Patrick Maloney -- & JEANINE PIRRO -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Whether You Will Confront Readily-Verifiable Casefile Proof of Corruption by New York Attorneys General, Past and Present, and Discharge Your Mandatory Professional and Ethical Obligations with Respect Thereto, Including by Criminal Prosecutions"  [Certified Mail/RRR, E-Mail & Fax Receipts] 
             [copies to THE NEW YORK TIMES: Bill Keller, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Jill Abramson, Alan Siegel, Jonathan Landman, Philip Taubman, Gail Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Byron Calame, Raymond Hernandez, Marek Fuchs, Patrick Healy]


*CJA's JUNE 26, 2006 LETTER TO JOHN FASO, REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR -- "RE: Informing the Voters: Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's readily-verifiable corruption in office -- covered up by an election-rigging press"  [Certified Mail/RRR, E-Mail & Fax Receipts]
             [copies to THE NEW YORK TIMES: Bill Keller, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Jill Abramson, Alan Siegel, Jonathan Landman, Philip Taubman, Gail Collins (individually and for the Editorial Board), Byron Calame, Raymond Hernandez, Marek Fuchs, Patrick Healy]

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THE CANDIDATES:


Would-Be Governor: Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
            SEE:   Press Protectionism of A.G. Spitzer
                        
Paper Trail of A.G. Spitzer's Corruption in Office



Would-Be Lieutenant Governor: NYS Senate Minority Leader David Paterson
             SEE Paper Trail of Senator Paterson's Corruption in Office


Would-Be Re-Elected Senator -- and Next President -- Hillary Rodham Clinton
         
SEE  Press Protectionism of Senators Schumer & Clinton
                          Paper Trail of Senator Clinton's Corruption in Office

                     SEE also, Clinton's former counsel LEECIA EVE -- now supporting the Spitzer-Paterson ticket,
                     after having dropped her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor
 

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SUING THE NEW YORK TIMES FOR ELECTION-RIGGING
for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, among others
 

PRESS RELEASE #1:  March 22, 2006 onward
"FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PUBLIC INTEREST LAWSUIT vs THE NEW YORK TIMES
IN VINDICATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT"


PRESS RELEASE #2:  June 9, 2006 onward
PUBLIC INTEREST LAWSUIT vs THE NEW YORK TIMES SEEKS JUDGMENT AGAINST IT,
INCLUDING REMOVAL OF ITS FRONT-PAGE MOTTO
'ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT'
AS A FALSE AND MISLEADING ADVERTISING CLAIM"

PRESS RELEASE #3:  August 22, 2006 onward
COURT DECISION IN PUBLIC INTEREST LAWSUIT vs THE NEW YORK TIMES CONFIRMS THE TIMES' SELF-INTEREST IN JUDICIAL CORRUPTION
 


 

 

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