One of the main players in the sub-prime mortgage scandal is our own Senator, Chris Dodd. Portfolio.com has an extensive review of his various misdeeds and the Senator himself is simply stonewalling on releasing the mortgage documents showing how he received a $100,000 break on interest payments from the now-defunct (soon to be defunct? Who can keep up these days?) Countrywide Mortgage. There’s plenty of outcry over this scam artist who heads the Senate Banking Committee in the rest of the country but things are quiet here in his home state. Why? Well for one, the Connecticut Post, owned by Hearst who also owns Greenwich Time, doesn’t want to hear about it: “All letters are welcome. But there are code words hidden in some that are signals to stop paying close attention — ‘Chris Dodd’ and ‘Barney Frank.’ ” In short, the man is a crook, but he’s our crook, and we don’t want to discuss it. Journalistic courage at its finest.