Newspapers Continue Not to Label Democrats Caught In Scandal
A close adviser and chief fundraiser to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was indicted on fraud charges. Yet if you read about the story in the Chicago Tribune, you won't read which party the governor belongs to. That's right. Blagojevich is a Democrat, yet the Trib didn't bother to include this fact in their piece.
Meanwhile, Bryan over at Hot Air showed how the Kansas City Star reported the resignation of Kansas's attorney general following a sex scandal. The original article completely omitted Paul Morrison's Democrat affiliation. Only after a phone call to the writer of the article did the Star amend the article by adding the word "Democrat" to the fourth paragraph.
CORRECTION (12/17/07, 1PM PST): In a parenthetical in the original post, it was incorrectly stated that the hard copy of the Los Angeles Times's version of the Trib article did not state that the Illinois governor was a Democrat. In fact, buried in the middle of the eighth paragraph of the article, it states, "Blagojevich, a Democrat." I regret the error.