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Nah, There’s No Media Bias; Reporters Are All Completely Fair

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:57 am - August 13, 2010.
Filed under: Democratic Scandals,Media Bias

This was just an oversight: In 300 stories on Bell, Calif. salary scandal, only one paper mentions party affiliation of city officials.

I mean, it just slipped 299 reporters’ minds that the city officials are Democrats.



  1. And Republicans are the party of the rich and corrupt……

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 13, 2010 @ 6:17 am - August 13, 2010

  2. I think there is an unwritten rule regarding reporting political scandals, when the alleged offenders are Democrats, don´t mention it. When they´re Republicans put in in the banner and the body in bold letters and mention it as often as possible in the body of the article.

    Comment by Roberto — August 13, 2010 @ 9:00 am - August 13, 2010

  3. When the government party is in power there is no need to mention party as this is the normal state of nature. It would be like acknowledging that the sun is warm or the sky blue. Why bother with trivial details. When the party of the enemy is in power they must be identified for destruction at all times.

    Comment by Deluisonal Bill — August 13, 2010 @ 9:10 am - August 13, 2010

  4. How could anyone read about the Bell situation and not think of Democrats?

    Comment by Matteo — August 13, 2010 @ 11:29 am - August 13, 2010

  5. First time I ever noticed that sort of thing was during the Condit kerfuffle. This was when I used to watch the news and before blogs. I couldn’t find any articles that mentioned his party and wound up going to the congress website.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 13, 2010 @ 6:42 pm - August 13, 2010

  6. TGC

    The funny thing about Gary Condit is that he was a genuine conservative Democrat and often voted with the Republicans.

    Comment by Roberto — August 14, 2010 @ 12:15 pm - August 14, 2010

  7. […] We have already learned that the folks in Bell scandal (that he references) were all Democrats. […]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » Always easy to “Name That Party” when journalist doesn’t indication partisan affiliation in article on political corruption. — August 16, 2010 @ 1:24 pm - August 16, 2010

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