Yesterday, Business Week published an article by Leo Hindery, Jr., which blamed the Bush administration’s telecom policies for communications problems in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Business Week described Mr. Hindery as a telecom executive, but failed to mention his most notorious association–CEO of the fraud-riddled and ultimately bankrupt Global Crossing–and, more important, made no mention of the fact that Hindery is a Democratic Party activist and fundraiser who was a candidate for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee last year. After my post on the Hindery article appeared last night, pointing out the magazine’s curious reticence in describing the author, Business Week quietly changed the description of Mr. Hindery that accompanies the article. It now reads:
Leo Hindery Jr. is a former CEO of telecom carrier Global Crossing, has been active as a Democratic fund-raiser and organizer, and worked on Dick Gephardt’s Presidential campaign in 2004. He’s currently managing partner of InterMedia Partners, a private investment firm. He’s also a former CEO of the YES Network and CEO of TCI and its successor, AT&T Broadband.