Friday, October 28, 2005

Black and White?

Kudos to the N&O for staying on the Jim Black scandal story, but I can't help lodging one complaint by comparison.

At the state level Black is similar to Tom Delay at the national level. Both led their parties to a majority and maintained party discipline during tough votes.

But when the N&O reports on Delay the lead is always that he is a Republican and the story reviews his relationship with the President and his importance as a leader of the party. In the Black articles, however, the paper barely (and sometimes not at all) mentions that Black is a Democrat. And I have yet to see any mention of the ties between Black and Easley or any repetitive commentary or analysis of the damage the Black fiasco will have on the NC Democratic party.