Our friends at the Washington Post gave front-page treatment this morning to SEC charges that Texas billionaires Sam Wyly and Charles Wyly gained $550 million in fraudulent stock trades. It also noted prominently that they are big contributors to Republican politicians.
Contrast with how the
Post handled the conviction and sentencing to 12 years in jail earlier this month of Democratic fundraiser Hassan Nemazee for defrauding banks of $292 million earlier this month? Answer: it ran as part of a three-item story labeled CRIMINAL JUSTICE on page A3 a five-paragraph Associated Press story headlined “Former Democratic Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, Kerry Gets 12 Years for Fraud.” . . . .
The Post did make clear Nemazee’s ties to leading Democratic politicians, if only briefly, at the top of its July 16 story. But it didn’t give nearly as great prominence to them as it did to the Wylys’ ties to leading Republican politicians in its July 30 story.
Front page coverage to charges against an (allegedly) crooked Republican fundraiser. Burying coverage of a convicted Democratic fundraiser. No, there’s no bias in the mainstream media, none at all.