Thursday, July 21, 2005

More Evidence In The Political Scandal Theorm

The Cheese Theorm of Political Scandal (tm) is as follows:

In a Lame Stream Media News Story, if a political scandal involves a Republican politician, the party affiliation will be in the headline or opening paragraphs of the story. If the story involves a Democrat, the party affiliation will be buried toward the end of the story, if mentioned at all.

The latest evidence:

The opening four paragraphs.

SAN DIEGO - A federal jury Monday convicted San Diego's new acting mayor and a city councilman of taking payoffs from a strip club owner to help repeal a "no-touching" law at nude clubs, the latest embarrassment to a city awash in scandal.

Michael Zucchet [Ed.: see photo], who became interim mayor over the weekend, was found guilty of conspiracy, extortion and fraud on his first business day in office. He was immediately suspended from the position, his attorney said.

Councilman Ralph Inzunza, who was convicted of the same charges, also was suspended.

The jury also returned guilty verdicts against former Clark County, Nev., Commissioner Lance Malone, who worked for strip club owner Michael Galardi to repeal San Diego's ban preventing nude dancers and patrons from touching each
other. The repeal effort failed.

Skip middle 15 paragraphs. The last two paragraphs:

During the trial, defense attorneys sought to portray Zucchet and Inzunza's dealings with Malone as part of the legislative process and suggested that their clients — both Democrats — were being targeted by a Republican U.S. Attorney for political reasons.
"Does anybody think we'd be here if this case involved real estate development?" Michael Pancer, Inzunza's attorney said during closing arguments that stretched over four days.
Yep. Next to last paragraph is the first mention of party affiliation. And there is no bias?


At 4:31 AM, Blogger Jehane said...

KJ, the reasoning is obvious.

The man is a Karl Rove plant. Wise up - the MSM is not going to do Rove's work for him.

At 10:10 AM, Blogger spd rdr said...

I am reminded of that posting I did about the Seattle City Council women who took illegal campaign contribution from a "strip club mogul." I had to research the living helk out of those people before I found any refeerence to their political affiliation. And what is it with Dems and strip clubs anyway?

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Pile On® said...

Don't ask me, I don't know.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Masked Menace© said...

Even then, they only mentioned the party affiliation of the democrats in order to position them as victims of a republican witch hunt.

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

I had to research the living helk out of those people before I found any reference to their political affiliation...

The man's dedication to duty (not to mention his stamina) are truly inspiring.

As a fellow blogger, I salute you.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger KJ said...

I just call the politician in question posing as a LameStream Reporter, ask him his party affiliation, then ask him if he has Prince Albert in a can.


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