Here’s a follow-up to the item we posted April 9 about how the Chronicle is refusing to write about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s resignation from a military expenditure subcommittee that approved billions of dollars in contracts that went to companies controlled by her husband, Richard Blum. Michael Doyle of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau has become the first mainstream reporter to touch the subject. He begins by covering the coverage — that is, pointing out how the story broke in a couple of Bay Area alternative weeklies (Metro in San Jose and the North Bay Bohemian), and then how the blogs on both the right and left sank their teeth into the story. Then he explores the allegations that companies controlled by Feinstein’s husband got $2 billion in war contracts from her subcommittee. (Photo credit: Sen. Dianne Feinstein with husband Richard C. Blum (center) and Al Gore from Metro.)

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