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Friday, July 11, 2008
'Name That Party' Goes the Other Way, Too
Topic: NewsBusters

One of NewsBusters' favorite games is to profess outrage that the media doesn't identify Democratic politicians in trouble as Democrats. As Tom Blumer wrote on July 3: "Yes, the 'Name That Party' exercise is getting old. But somebody has to do it, or 10-20 years from now we'll have people searching the web and concluding that only Republicans had ethical problems during the 21st Century's first decade.

Reading stuff like that, why, you'd think that the media is so biased that it always label Republicans in trouble and never Democrats.

Of course, that's not true at all. Colorado Media Matters has detailed how a major Colorado paper, the Rocky Mountain News, has a habit of labeling only Democratic politicans in trouble and not Republicans.

Shock! Will NewsBusters express concern about this as well? Don't count on it.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:54 AM EDT

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