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Monday, September 25, 2017

ABC and CNN do not identify Anthony Weiner as a Democrat

Democratic ex-congressman Anthony Weiner today earned a 21 month sentence for pedophile-related crimes, which occurred when his wife was the top aide of the 2016 Democratic nominee for president.

News organizations were reluctant to inform readers or viewers that he is a Democrat.

In a 683-word report, CNN did not mention his party affiliation.

ABC also did not call him a Democrat.

CBS waited till the 11th paragraph of an 11 paragraph story to call him a Democrat.

The New York Times took seven paragraphs to call him a Democrat.

The New York Post took 13 paragraphs to call him a Democrat.

The New York Daily News took 23 paragraphs to call him a Democrat.

But the Washington Post named his party in Paragraph 2, NBC in the third paragraph, and the Associated Press in the fifth.

Only Fox News got it right, as its story began: "Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison, facing the most severe penalty yet in connection with the sexting scandal that drove the New York Democrat out of Congress, ruined his marriage and became a late issue in the 2016 presidential race."

Grownups in the media used to give us just the facts, ma'am.

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7 comments:

  1. Facts? We don' need no stinkin' facts!

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  2. Meh, Fox got it wrong too. How was it a factor in HiLlARy's campaign? The people who knew about it didn't associate it to her. The FBI used it as an excuse to reopen the investigation they never did on HiLlARy, but by then it did not matter. Her making Jeb look positively energetic was a bigger issue, her being tossed like a sack of laundry into her campaign van was Yuge. All the crap found on Weiner's lap top was merely an excuse.

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  3. I'm surprised that CNN didn't "accidentally" identify Weiner as a Republican.

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    1. Yeah, one way would be: "Weiner, a non-Republican, was sentenced to blah, blah, blah." Mike A.

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  4. This is going to be hard on Anthony

    OK, I'm a bad person

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  5. "Name That Party" strikes again!

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  6. Pick up that soap, boy.

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