If you have any doubts that the mainstream media favors the Democrats, just take a gander at the way most major news outlets cover political scandal. If a Republican is involved, they identify his political affiliation early in the report. If a Democrat, they bury that affiliation, if they list it at all.
Google “Name that Party” to find a long list of links to conservative bloggers exposing this MSM double standard.Â There, you can learn about a whole host of Democratic scandals, described just as political scandals with the politician’s party affiliation buried absent.Â Guess these reporters don’t want people to know that Democrats are corrupt too.Â Or to assume that Republicans have a monopoly on corruption.
Reader Peter Hughes alerted me to a short piece by Michael Medved summing up this phenomenon:
When Republicans get into trouble the media make a big point of their party affiliation — as in the cases of Mark Foley, Ted Stevens, Larry Craig and more. We heard all about a “Republican culture of corruption” and it became a major campaign issue. But with a flurry of jaw-dropping scandals involving Democrats, their party identification becomes suddenly irrelevant.