Baltimore Sun Admits Baltimore Mayor a Democrat

Yesterday I noted how the Baltimore Sun failed to note the party affiliation of Democratic Mayor Sheila Dixon, who is under investigation for corruption.

To be fair to the Sun, I thought I'd note that Dixon's party allegiance is referenced in a June 25 story in the second paragraph:

Companies linked to a developer questioned in the state investigation of Mayor Sheila Dixon have made nearly $500,000 in political contributions in the past decade, state campaign finance records show.

The 57 limited liability corporations named in court records as having possible ties to Doracon Contracting President Ronald H. Lipscomb gave $487,000, almost entirely to Democrats, including tens of thousands to Dixon and Gov. Martin O'Malley.

A two-year investigation into City Hall spending has accelerated in the past week after prosecutors conducted a search on Dixon's home, more city employees were subpoenaed and a document obtained by The Sun showed that investigators are examining Dixon's relationship with Lipscomb.

Today's article was co-written by Sun writer Lynn Anderson along with the writers of the article I critiqued yesterday, John Fritze and Doug Donovan.

Of course this may only be a fluke and not any indication that Dixon's party affiliation will be mentioned in future Sun articles.

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