WashPost Juxtaposes Anti-Republican and Pro-Democratic Candidate Headlines
Reporter Leslie Rein opened her story (online and printed versions the same) about Byrne with this inspiring anecdote, “Leslie L. Byrne likes to warm up a crowd with a story of a group of Brownies visiting her office in the House of Representatives on a tour of the U.S. Capitol: As Byrne wrapped up her explanation on the basics of federal government, one 7-year-old raised her hand. 'She asked if boys can be in Congress, too!' says Byrne, the first woman elected to Congress from Virginia.”
Byrne only served for one term in Congress, replaced by Republican Tom Davis.
Though the headlines delivered a distinct slant, the actual stories were fairly balanced with room for both proponents and detractors.