Although its report has its shortcomings, particularly the fact that it didn't identify him as a Democrat for 24 paragraphs (as noted this morning), the Associated Press has at least treated California State Senator Leland Yee's arrest on corruption and gun trafficking charges as a national story, with two bylined reporters and seven others assisting.
The same cannot be said of CNN.com. Web searchers, including several center-right bloggers, have noted the absence of any story about Yee there since 2011 (still true as of 6:30 p.m.). A tweet from "CNN.com Writers" snippily snapped back with a howler disproved faster than you can say "covering Democrats' keisters":
Not a conspiracy, guys. Just negligence you're attempting to cover up with an obvious falsehood.
Among the "state senator" stories appearing at CNN.com:
CNN's writers might say, "Well, that doesn't count because SB-1062 concerned a nationally important issue." Well, Yee's alleged involvement with "conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms" is nationally important, but even if you give CNN the benefit of the doubt, there are plenty of locally focused stories on state senators to which CNN.com decided to give national attention:
Really, that's enough. Point made.
Admit it, "CNN Writers": You're not covering Leland Lee's arrest because you don't want to.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.