AP Ignores Fact Indicted Puerto Rico Gov an Obama Superdelegate

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The Associated Press, reporting the indictment of Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila (pictured at right via AFP/Getty Images file photo) failed to note Vila is a Democrat, let alone that he is an Obama superdelegate.

But Vila's party affiliation is hardly a state secret. Indeed, ABC's Jake Tapper noted the Obama connection on his Political Punch blog this morning:

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, in February as we were first to report.

And he was indicted today.

Puerto Rico's primary is scheduled for June 1.

Likewise, MSNBC's First Read blog mentioned the Obama ties. The AFP newswire didn't note Vila backs Obama, but did note he's a Democrat. Like the AP, CNN.com ignored Vila's party and Obama ties.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters