Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Ethics in Reporting

The N&O ran stories about Tom Delay's ethical issues every day for over a week. Now that we know Democrats were involved in some of the same ethical practices as Delay, particularly lobbyist-sponsored trips, why is the story buried on 6A? Also, why is the focus of this article on Delay's aides and not on the Democrats?

The Democrat-controlled NC Senate just released a budget which increases taxes and spending. Yet the N&O leads with "Senate proposal gives rich a tax cut." The tax cut mentioned is simply the elimination of a "temporary" tax increase. If the Republicans were in power, I bet the focus would be on the tax increases in this proposed budget.