Bob Menendez is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey who is currently on trial for 12 corruption related counts including six counts of bribery and three counts of honest services fraud. But have you heard of this case?
Watch as I outline the facts and details of the case and how Menendez and his longtime friend and donor Dr. Melgen, wound up being indicted in 2015.
I'll also show you why Harvard Law Professor Allan Dershowitz thinks the case will be difficult to prosecute and will end up in an acquittal.
Menendez has always maintained his innocence telling reporters after day one of the trial, “I have committed my entire adult life, since I was 19, to fighting for the people of New Jersey. Never, not once, not once have I dishonoured my public office."
If the coverage does pick up, will it be honest coverage?
If the recent New York Times article on “the senator” that failed to mention that he was a democratic senator is any indication. don’t bet on it.
This is a major case of alleged corruption by one of the United States’ top elected officials, the first Senator in 36 years to go on trial for corruption, and yet the media coverage does not reflect the gravity of the case.
And according to analysis from Media Research Centre, the major networks are still keeping this case off their airwaves as the trial begins.