April 29, 2004


Compare the silence on the UN scandal with the cacophony of stories on Enron, WorldCom, and Martha Stewart. There is a clear double standard at play here. When a corrupt CEO loses billions of dollars, it’s all over the news for weeks. When a member of the UN does it, it’s as though it never happened.

Well, there has been some coverage — but not that much, and certainly nothing like the drumbeat of stories we got on Enron when it first broke. Of course, some people thought that the Enron scandal would knock Bush out of office, while this scandal merely has the potential to undercut John Kerry’s multilateral approach to foreign policy and cost him the election. So there’s nothing to see here. . . .