If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884 - 1980)
I guess it ain’t “NEWS” unless somehow the Republicans are at fault. The AP has a writing template that has “blame Republicans” imbedded, just to save time:
On Friday, the Associated Press published a shockingly partisan article about the ethics investigation against House Democrat Charlie Rangel.
Instead of giving a neutral account of the proceedings, the AP sourly reported that the GOP is getting its “wish” after Republicans “wanted” an election year embarrassment to use against Democrats.
The article, written by Larry Margasak with assistance from three other AP reporters, began with the word Republican and ended with endearing sentiments from a Rangel supporter. The actual charges against Rangel? Stuffed inside paragraph 19 and then quickly glossed over.
From NewsBusters.org – Exposing Liberal Media Bias by Candance Moore: The AP’s Take on Rangel Ethics Probe: Republicans Are Mean!