It wouldn't be election season without at least one member of the MSM associating Republicans with the Ku Klux Klan. And who better to oblige than the New York Times, in its editorial of this morning It’s Voter-Fooling Time in America. The Times presents its piece as a non-partisan hand-wringer over dirty or deceptive campaign tactics in the last weeks before Election Day. And the editorial does dutifully claim that Dems are "no less tempted to flash bare-knuckle mischief" than Republicans, and offers one example of a Connecticut Dem making a nasty claim about his opponent.
But when you get down into the details, you notice that the Times attributes every other dirty trick or hardball tactic described to Republicans and - sure enough - manages to work in an allusion to the KKK:
Shall we tote up the Dem-to-Republican ratio of races in which the Times alleges dirty tactics? Let's see - works out to . . . 34:1, with an accusation of KKK-style racism against the GOP thrown in for good measure. How's that for even-handedness - Gray-Lady Style!
UPDATE - The Vietnamese Klansman? The Times omitted an inconvenient fact. The candidate whose campaign is accused of circulating that torchlight-tactic scare letter is Tan Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American. Has the Klan been undergoing some diversity training of its own?