By now you've all heard about the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, and the troubles he currently finds himself mired in.

Too bad he isn't a slick talking Democrat or half white like Barack Obama, who is both of those things.

If Mr. Steele were either of those things, the media would have swept his tribulations under a rug -- or at least under-reported the hail out of his problems -- like they do Obama.

Unfortunately for Mr. Steele, Washington already has its token history-making black in place. They have no need for another.

What the MSM considers to be news is interesting, which is why I get my news from a variety of sources.

For instance, we learn through the MSM (mainstream media) that Mr. Steele is being investigated for improperly funneling payments to a now defunct company run by his sister, one Dr. Monica Turner, 37.

But the blogs tell us that Dr. Turner used to be married to ex-boxer Mike Tyson, which makes Tyson Steele's ex-brother-in-law.

But that's neither here nor there as far as the news media is concerned. They only want Michael Steele's head on a silver platter. Why? I told you already: because he's not a Democrat and he's not Barack Obama.

According to Bookerrising.net, one of Mr. Steele's former associates, Alan Fabian, 44, who was finance chairman for Mr. Steele's unsuccessful 2006 run for U.S. Senate in Maryland, was recently sentenced to nine years in prison for swindling businesses and banks out of millions and charged with committing a series of frauds to the tune of almost $40 million.

Naturally, to save his own crooked ass, Fabian cut a deal with prosecutors to hand them Steele's head on that proverbial silver platter. [LINK]

So if you're wondering why Mr. Steele is all over the news today when Obama has had way more shady dealings with much shadier associates -- now you know.