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Ray Nagin Found Guilty of Corruption; CNN Plays Name That Party

February 12th, 2014 - 1:21 pm

“Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption charges,” CNN reports. I’m sure you’re as shocked as I am.

Curiously though, hitting Control-F on the above Webpage detects no use of the word “Democrat” in the actual article; merely in the comments section from readers. As Ace notes today, “They simply refuse to offer party affiliations for convicted Democrats. They flat-out refuse. They just will not do it.” I think it was last month that he suggested a modest proposal to prevent such “unexpected” “accidental” oversights from occurring: append the style guide (such as AP’s version) that news agencies issue to their journalists to require naming the party when an official is found guilty of corruption charges. (I can’t find the exact post; feel free to paste the URL in the comments if you do, and I’ll add an update.)

But they never will — for reasons which are obvious. (Which is why, as Geoffrey Dickens noted last month at Newsbusters, “Don’t Know the Party of a Politician Caught in a Scandal? He’s Probably a Democrat.”)

Oh, and just a reminder, last year, despite what CNN reported in 2005 to gin-up the anti-GOP narrative, DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile reminded their audience, “Bush came through on Katrina” — all the more remarkable after the “Mayor Ray Nagin Memorial Motor Pool” remained stalled due to its namesake’s incompetence.

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Do the media tramps work on commission for the Democrats? No. then it must be a labor of love. All this in order to advance power, lies, and of course constant willful, planned, incompetence.
They must love destruction.
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Nagin served during Katrina, so he must be a Republican.
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Print the Legend: Katrina has to be the ultimate "narrative" news story of the last 10-15 years. A governor (D) and mayor (D), who both had to *request* federal aid, coast away on their incompetence while a president (R) is eviscerated for responding. The MSM utterly carpet-bombed this, going so far as elevating a nitwit like Anderson Cooper (for his "reporting") to lock in their version.

Donna Brazile can wax on all day, but 999 out of 1000 LIVs will remember "heckava job Brownie!" over any of Nagin's shenanigans. I expect the history textbook writers are already busy.
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Oh, THAT Liberal Media! You forgot a tag there, Ed. :)
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