A reader alerted me to this article reporting that the Detroit City Council had voted by a margin of 7-1, calling on Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to resign. The reporter did not mention the Mayor’s partisan affiliation. Nor did he mention the party of U.S. Rep. John E. Conyers whose wife cast the lone dissenting vote.
Why does the MSM find it so important to list the partisan affiliation of a Republican who gets his hands caught in the cookie jar (or, as in recent scandals) with his pants down, but leaves us to guess when a member of the other party gets in trouble.
Guess it’s that when a Democrat does it, it’s an isolated occurrence, but when a Republican does it, it’s a sign of a trend, proof of that party’s corruption, greed, hypocrisy or some combination thereof.
UPDATE: Seems a Corner reader had a similar thought. In an e-mail to Jonah Goldberg, he wrote:
When conservatives are involved in scandals the scandals are treated as Republican Party scandals. However, Democrats involved in scandals are mere individuals who happen to be involved in scandals.