Saturday, March 12, 2005

Party Notice

This is just a sneaking suspicion, so I will keep an eye on future articles, but it seems that in articles the N&O runs about misdeeds of Democrats, the party affiliation is buried more deeply than for Republican articles.

On 5A today there was an article about electoral misdeeds by the mayor of Orlando, but we did not learn he was a Democrat until the last paragraph. Likewise on 14A we did not learn that an assistant campaign treasurer who embezzled funds in Delaware worked for a Democrat until the fifth paragraph.

And the paper has been largely silent (I have seen one article) on the details of Hillary Clinton's fundraising efforts in California. The specific allegation is that her chief fundraiser intentionally understated campaign contributions. I suspect Hillary will not recall the details.