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The daily biased bash now are rich Larry joining us Richard -- his editor of the national review joining us via his hugely technical set -- -- -- always at greatest series jumped.
The -- foot -- corruption scandal it's an agriculture based.
It's got some attention but not a whole law.
But it -- -- -- -- your guys in your reporting it's a very important story.
I'd give us the brief summary all of the scandal for our -- first and then why you think the media has not been.
Up to snuff on this.
Turow will very briefly there were some farmers -- -- in 1990 saying they'd been discriminated against by the USDA.
Department's loan program had been giving weights.
More generous -- and blacks.
-- I was looked into about a government which didn't find any ongoing systemic discrimination but clearly they had been discriminated against and the past.
The Clinton administration.
-- -- -- settlement billion dollars.
For farmers who have been treated unfairly.
And that where the problem really begins is the standards -- so incredibly.
-- For you basically he didn't have any written written evidence that -- complained of discrimination.
At the time he didn't even have to be a farmer you just had to have attempted to fall are the kind of word went out in rural communities this is the easy way to get 50000 dollars.
Rife with fraud and you had some communities were more people applied than anyone farmed of any race.
And -- -- -- administration subsequently women native Americans.
Latino farmers all lodge similar resistance against the government.
And created on similar settlements with similarly Lex blacks scandals five cents a camera so sorry I notice and a rambling on -- -- don't -- don't let that that was it that was a great got summary but.
Why why is the media not covered this or a lot of the media not cover this.
And why do you think they should be covering it a lot -- there's a lot of stories that we that we got to cover these days -- what makes this one important.
Well it became a politically charged football in the late Andrew white -- Barton began to.
Beat the drums about this case and is in this conflict with -- Chirac and I think at that time it would have been moved to mainstream media on this us several years ago to look into that scene goes right because all the liberal bloggers and commentators treated -- are like is crazy.
To be so concerned about this case and the reason we're talking about it again because in the air times there enormous credit.
Might be late but they did a fantastic piece about 5000 words last week.
That just is astonishing.
And nailed all the problems in this case.
How the settlements really aware of and we're done against the advice of the career lawyers who thought the government had no reason to settle.
That's -- buddies folks hadn't been discriminated against in the way they were -- claiming.
And -- -- shows that cultural and institutional power of the time because one it was a very good story but still it immediately made.
Pretty much -- -- -- country is paying attention to say well you know what Andrew roper was right because -- -- I'm cents a Iraq.
All right -- -- I think our view is just witnessed a moment in history -- Rich Lowry editor of the national review just said.
The New York Times did a brilliant -- -- not ridge great to see you as always my friend -- -- you've got a lot more on this at the national review right now I guess about your industry and a -- all right great to see Rich Lowry editor of national review and -- is one of those that -- concealed folks he's watched Saturday's 230 and 11:30 PM eastern hosted by John Scott.
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