BaltSun Names Indicted Mayor's Party Affiliation... In Last Paragraph

November 23rd, 2009 12:52 PM
Twelve days ago I noted how the Baltimore Sun failed to mention indicted Mayor Sheila Dixon's Democratic Party affiliation in a story about an embezzlement trial. The mayor stands accused of misappropriating gift cards intended for poor Baltimoreans. Instead of making sure the donated retail gift cards got into the hands of needy folks, Dixon is alleged to have used them for her own personal…

Baltimore Sun: New Indictments of Dem Mayor Dixon 'Blow to Baltimore's

August 3rd, 2009 3:47 PM
New indictments on theft and perjury charges handed down against Democratic Mayor Sheila Dixon are a “blow to Baltimore’s pride” leading “political watchers” to huff in disgust that it’s time to “get this over with,” reports Annie Linskey this morning at BaltimoreSun.com.Of course almost all of the political watchers quoted in the story – the exception being University of Virginia’s Larry J.…

Name That Party, Baltimore Edition; Brief Running in WaPo Leaves Out

January 8th, 2009 11:29 AM
If ever there was a new year's resolution the mainstream media could take up, it would be to note the party affiliation of indicted politicians regardless of their political party and especially when noting indictments in urban areas where one party holds a monopoly on city government. Take for example a January 8 Baltimore Sun article running on page B4 of the same day's Washington Post*, that…