Disgraced Pol John Edwards, Man Without a (Democratic) Party in the New York Times

The New York Times's Kim Severson is reporting from Greensboro, N.C. on the campaign finance trial of former Democratic senator, presidential candidate, and vice presidential running mate John Edwards. But in keeping with Times practice when it comes to Edwards and other Democrats in legal trouble, Edwards's party affiliation was nowhere to be found in her Tuesday report, "Testimony by Ex-Aide Opens Edwards's Corruption Trial."

The dreaded D-word (for Democrat) was also absent from a Tuesday morning online update from Severson on that morning's testimony from former campaign staffer Andrew Young. A TimesCast clip from Severson also lacked the word "Democrat."

Severson managed to mention Edwards's Democratic party membership in her two previous articles that preceded the start of the trial. And the Times has little trouble remembering the Republican label when the shoe is on the other foot.
 

Clay Waters
Clay Waters was director of Times Watch, a former project of the Media Research Center . Read more: http://archive.newsbusters.org/bios/clay-waters.html#ixzz3CdgxLFgQ