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"The Only Hookers Fox WON'T Cover"

As far as scandals are concerned, the widening investigation into former Rep. Duke Cunningham has got it all. The drumroll, in no specific order:

Prostitutes. Poker. The Watergate Hotel. Members of Congress. Shady limousine companies. CIA officials with names like Dusty Foggo and Nine Fingers.

What more could reporters want in a story? I seem to recall that the last time there was a sex scandal in DC, back in the late 1990s, reporters paid rapt attention.

But so far much of big media keep downplaying or ignoring Hookergate (go read Josh Marshall)--and its connection to departed CIA chief Porter Goss.

Maureen Dowd did pen a column over the weekend entitled "Poker, Hookers and Spooks." And her paper, The New York Times, is coming around belatedly. But TV news still has a long way to go.

As Media Matters astutely noted, these are the "only hookers Fox WON'T cover."

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