How do you know when ABC's San Francisco affiliate does an "investigative report"? When Nancy Pelosi is being attacked, of course. That station offers a report "debunking" claims that the workers at her vineyards and at a resort that she co-owns are not members of unions.
However, since that report is being crowed about by Think Progress, you know there's got to be something wrong with it. Namely, the claim that the workforce is non-union has not been debunked. All the report says is that her workers are supposedly paid a higher wage than those who are union. And, the only evidence for that comes from a local pastor. And, supposedly Pelosi is prohibited by law from asking her workers to join a union.
The "investigative report" doesn't attempt to ask whether Nanci is employing illegal aliens on her vineyards, or whether they're employed at the resort.
And, there's also the slight possibility that Nancy Pelosi is receiving an inflated price for her grapes (for one reason or another). She's only required to file a range of income for the vineyards, and that leads a lot of room for her to get a really premium price. Maybe ABC should look into that. Oops, that's not the kind of "investigative reports" they do.
Politics · Wed, 11/29/2006 - 15:24 · Importance: 1