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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Full Disclosure??

The mayor of Hartford Connecticut surrendered on corruption charges yesterday. The real story is about the lapses in the news coverage. Initial stories managed to "omit" the party affiliation of the mayor, with later stories burying the news that he is a Democrat in the 13th paragraph.

There's actually a good formula that one can use to discern the unmentioned party of officials in news stories. If the story is negative and no party is mentioned, one can reliably assume the offender is a Democrat. If the story is positive and no party is mentioned, it's a Republican. That is, if a positive story about a Republican even sees the light of day in the MSM.

Hat tip to the boys at Power Line.

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