That whole US Attorneys thing
You know that whole US Attorneys thing? Pretty big deal, eh?
Do you remember who broke the story?
It was the good folks at TPMMuckraker ("They've got muck. We've got rakes."), part of the ever-expanding Talking Points Memo empire. They were writing about this stuff a couple months ago, before anyone else was paying attention. Not only did most of the mainstream media ignore it for that time, but some even denigrated their work.
CJR Daily tells the story.