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Sen. Stephen Brewer Forced Out & Spinning His Way to "Retirement"

Sen. Stephen Brewer Forced Out & Spinning His Way to "Retirement"

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It came suddenly. Seemingly out of nowhere.
A well respected, veteran political reporter from the Boston Magazine would break the news on Wednesday January 15th that the Chairman of the powerful Ways & Means Committee, Sen. Stephen Brewer (D-Barre), would not seek re-election thus ending a three decade run on Beacon Hill.

Brewer would decline requests by David S. Berstein to comment on dimes dropped "by people with direct knowledge".

Yet he would talk with a certain general assignment reporter from the Boston Herald later that day refuting Berstein's article stating "I wouldn't put any stock in that" and "sounds like it's premature".

The Worcester T&G's statehouse reporter would be silent on the issue as news spread about Brewer's future.

But within 24-hours Brewer would do a 180 and issue a press release on his Facebook page confirming his political career was coming to an abrupt end.

The State House News Service and other news outlets would remain silent concerning controversial issues surrounding Brewer such as the Probation Dept. scandal (federal trial set to start in February '14), his $35k (and growing?) in unspecified legal fees to one of Boston's most powerful law firms, Ropes & Gray, Barre's secretive forensic audit, and his presence before a federal grand jury.

Nothing.

In fact the State House News Service would report 1.) that following his failed bid to become Senate President last summer told the Service he would "absolutely" be running for re-election, and 2.) wrongly reported how "Brewer took a full day before responding to "Berstein's report, all but ignoring his comments to the Boston Herald.

For that matter, the Herald reporter who interviewed Brewer on the 15th would never re-file a follow-up. Rather, the paper relied on the Associated Press on the 16th to announce the Senator's "retirement".

Then there's the T&G, Brewer's backyard paper. It's statehouse reporter, John Monahan, had nothing to report on the 15th, tweets or otherwise.

But he would provide two benign copies on the 16th, the first without any comments from fellow lawmakers and a second with select interviews.

As for those who commented all but Sen. President Therese Murray has ties to David H. Tuttle's Barre Group/Capital Connections - including Brewer.

Trust me Outsiders, this was NOT Brewer's plan. He was forced out by the Powers on Beacon Hill for reasons that have yet to be made public.

On the 15th he was caught off guard by Berstein's breaking story - about him! So he lied - again!

By the following day his story would change and suddenly voices appeared affirming his character.

President Murray offered these words, "He has had a wonderful career here and he is a wonderful man and he is going to be missed".

I just wonder what the feds are saying about him & others on the Hill? Remember Outsiders this is the same gaggle of "public servants" who honored convicted felons Sal DiMassi and Thomas Finneran.

To the bitter end these hacks will protect themselves and apparently the mainstream media is willing to comply - as it helps write Brewer's doctored legacy.

Tic-toc.
It came suddenly. Seemingly out of nowhere.
A well respected, veteran political reporter from the Boston Magazine would break the news on Wednesday January 15th that the Chairman of the powerful Ways & Means Committee, Sen. Stephen Brewer (D-Barre), would not seek re-election thus ending a three decade run on Beacon Hill.

Brewer would decline requests by David S. Berstein to comment on dimes dropped "by people with direct knowledge".

Yet he would talk with a certain general assignment reporter from the Boston Herald later that day refuting Berstein's article stating "I wouldn't put any stock in that" and "sounds like it's premature".

The Worcester T&G's statehouse reporter would be silent on the issue as news spread about Brewer's future.

But within 24-hours Brewer would do a 180 and issue a press release on his Facebook page confirming his political career was coming to an abrupt end.

The State House News Service and other news outlets would remain silent concerning controversial issues surrounding Brewer such as the Probation Dept. scandal (federal trial set to start in February '14), his $35k (and growing?) in unspecified legal fees to one of Boston's most powerful law firms, Ropes & Gray, Barre's secretive forensic audit, and his presence before a federal grand jury.

Nothing.

In fact the State House News Service would report 1.) that following his failed bid to become Senate President last summer told the Service he would "absolutely" be running for re-election, and 2.) wrongly reported how "Brewer took a full day before responding to "Berstein's report, all but ignoring his comments to the Boston Herald.

For that matter, the Herald reporter who interviewed Brewer on the 15th would never re-file a follow-up. Rather, the paper relied on the Associated Press on the 16th to announce the Senator's "retirement".

Then there's the T&G, Brewer's backyard paper. It's statehouse reporter, John Monahan, had nothing to report on the 15th, tweets or otherwise.

But he would provide two benign copies on the 16th, the first without any comments from fellow lawmakers and a second with select interviews.

As for those who commented all but Sen. President Therese Murray has ties to David H. Tuttle's Barre Group/Capital Connections - including Brewer.

Trust me Outsiders, this was NOT Brewer's plan. He was forced out by the Powers on Beacon Hill for reasons that have yet to be made public.

On the 15th he was caught off guard by Berstein's breaking story - about him! So he lied - again!

By the following day his story would change and suddenly voices appeared affirming his character.

President Murray offered these words, "He has had a wonderful career here and he is a wonderful man and he is going to be missed".

I just wonder what the feds are saying about him & others on the Hill? Remember Outsiders this is the same gaggle of "public servants" who honored convicted felons Sal DiMassi and Thomas Finneran.

To the bitter end these hacks will protect themselves and apparently the mainstream media is willing to comply - as it helps write Brewer's doctored legacy.

Tic-toc.

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