You would think that a scandal involving a famous Democrat at this point in the election cycle would be big news right?
Apparently, it really depends on which party is involved in that scandal… See if you can find what the pattern on the coverage below is:
Bloomberg: Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick Pleads Guilty to Perjury
Reuters: Detroit mayor pleads guilty, to leave office
CNN: Detroit mayor agrees to plea deal in text scandal
NYT: Detroit Mayor Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Resign
Did you guess?
All articles barely mention the fact that Kilpatrick is a Democrat! NYT mentions it in the last line and the CNN article doesn’t mention it at all! He is just a politician you know how these guys are!
Now, just close your eyeys and try to imagine if this guy was a Republican. Actually, you don’t even need to imagine; just look at that same CNN describing Mark Foley’s scandal back in 2006:
Congressman quits after messages to teens found
Nothing less than 6(!) references to Republicans.