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Eliot Spitzer (?-NY)

John on March 12, 2008 at 8:34 am

When the media bothers to acknowledge a Democratic sex scandal, it still does its collective best not to acknowledge the “D” next to the person’s name. Take Eliot Spitzer as a case in point. He’s a Democrat, but strangely all of the TV news programs have failed to mention it:

ABC and then NBC “Nightly News” two days ago, not once mentioned that he was a Democrat. “Good Morning America,” not once mentioned that he was a Democrat. ABC “Nightly News” [sic] not once mentioned that he was a Democrat. CBS, one mention on the nightly news, no mention on the morning news. AP did a three-paragraph breaking story, never mentioned that he was a Democrat, then they came out with a full story, never mentioned that he was a Democrat. Last night, NBC, never mentioned he was a Democrat. Last night, ABC never mentioned that he was a Democrat. It is unbelievable.

USA Today also failed to mention his party affiliation:

In 1,760 words, Tuesday’s front page USA Today article on New York Governor Eliot Spitzer never identified him as a Democrat, not even in photo captions, though the online version was updated with his party affiliation, yet described Senators Larry Craig and David Vitter as Republicans in the first mentions of their names in the story.

It did make it into the online version in the second pass, so I guess someone eventually noticed they’d left that bit out.

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