Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Double Play

Dems in TN are under fire as four of their current or former leaders in the state Senate have been charged with taking payoffs. So how does the N&O report the story today? They note the one Republican involved and name his party affiliation, but don't include the party affiliation of the four Dems.

Then, on the same page, they choose to run an article about political infighting in Kentucky. As in NC, the Democrats have controlled state government in KY for years and have packed the state with Dem political appointees. Now that a Republican Gov. is in power, the Dems are attacking him for appointing Republicans to some civil service positions. The N&O gives no background on the story and instead runs it as a slam piece on the Republican Gov.

New low for the N&O? Nah, they will do worse?