ABC's 'Name That Party' December 'Scandal' Montage Updated to Include

February 20th, 2009 3:09 PM
Well, isn't THIS interesting. In a December post (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I reviewed ABC's online "The Faces of Political Scandal" slideshow, which featured mini-profiles of 14 politicians in recent years who have been tainted by scandal and/or crime. At the time, I noted that: Of the 14 politicians identified, seven are Democrats and seven are Republicans. Five of the seven GOP members…

MRC's/NB's Motley on Fox & Friends to Ponder the Media's 'Culture(s) o

January 7th, 2009 9:03 AM
Media Research Center Director of Communications and Contributing Editor Seton Motley appeared on this morning's Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel to discuss the egregious media double standard when it comes to Republicans and Democrats misbehaving.  Motley pointed to the media's incessant chant in 2006, the "Republican Culture of Corruption," and noted that no such…

Name That Party Parade: ABC's 'Faces of Political Scandal' Labels Most

December 11th, 2008 9:04 AM
A collection of "The Faces of Political Scandal," assembled by ABC News yesterday (HT to an e-mailer), once again demonstrates the media's relative reluctance to identify the membership of Democrats involved in scandal.Of the 14 politicians identified, seven are Democrats and seven are Republicans. Five of the seven GOP members are identified as such, while only two of the seven Democrats were…

Tim Mahoney, Adulterer: More Dignified Than Sarah Palin

October 24th, 2008 5:32 PM

'Today' Pumps Bachmann 'Million Dollar Mistake,' Still Ignores Mahoney

October 22nd, 2008 12:52 PM

Fla.-16 Update: Nets Ignore Mahoney Scandal; Update: Foley Denies Obam

October 21st, 2008 1:31 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, the same broadcast networks that two years ago could not get enough of the Mark Foley scandal, are offering little to no coverage of Foley’s successor, Tim Mahoney, now embroiled in a sex scandal of his own. The networks on October 21 completely ignored the news that Congressman Mahoney’s wife is now filing for divorce. Fox News’ "Fox and Friends" only provided…

Same Partisan Networks That Buried Us In Mark Foley News Utterly Skipp

October 17th, 2008 1:24 PM
Two years ago, ABC’s Brian Ross broke wide open the scandal of Republican Rep. Mark Foley sending sexual Internet messages to Congressional pages. Foley resigned quickly, but that didn’t dampen the story. We reported "On the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening news programs, from the story’s emergence on Friday night, September 29, through Wednesday morning, October 11, the Big Three networks…

Rapping With Rahm, Matthews Omits Mahoney

October 15th, 2008 8:54 PM
Imagine that Chris Matthews was interviewing the former head of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, someone who helped engineer the election of a Republican House member after the incumbent Dem had been caught in a sex scandal.  Now imagine that same Republican was currently stuck in a sex scandal of his own, and just that afternoon a credible report emerged that he might drop out of…

TV Newsers Who Fawned Over Foley Sex Scandal Ignore Mahoney

October 14th, 2008 2:11 AM
On Monday, NewsBusters wondered how much coverage the sex scandal involving Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fl.) -- the Democrat Congressman who in 2006 won the seat previously held by the disgraced Mark Foley -- would get.Early indications suggest that as far as the television news outlets are concerned, the answer is "not much."In fact, though all three broadcast network evening news programs covered the…

Will Media Report Democrat Congressman's Sex Scandal

October 13th, 2008 1:47 PM