It’s Time To Play “NAME THAT PARTY!”

Newsbusters reports:

Today, eight city council members were arrested in Bell, California for what Los Angeles County District Attorney labeled “corruption on steroids.”

“Corruption on steroids”? Sounds BAD! Which party do  the culprits belong to?….


Because if you have to ask…’s a donk.

ABC, CBS, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and the San Francisco Chronicle all reported on the arrests today without mentioning party affiliations.

I am impressed! I would have thought at least one MSM outlet, at a time when they are becoming increasingly irrelevant because people expect unbiased news, would have seen fit to mention party affiliations, but nooo…

Can you imagine what the coverage would have looked like had Republicans been guilty of such blatant and disgustingly corrupt behavior as this:

Together, the eight city officials “misappropriated” $5.5 million in municipal funds. Robert Rizzo, the chief culprit, was arrested on 53 counts of various brands of corruption.

Before the scandal came to light, Rizzo had been making roughly $1.5 million per year, even though the per capita income in Bell is roughly half the national average.

I wonder how the MSM would cover a Republican who was arrested for doing something bad but nowhere near as awful and corrupt as Rizzo et al, like, say –  getting arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol ?
Oh! Well lookie here!:

In today’s MN Star/Tribune: State Rep. Buesgens accused of DWI

A Twin Cities state representative was arrested last weekend while driving drunk in a ditch in Wright County, authorities said Monday.

Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan, was stopped shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday by a deputy who saw him driving a car north in the ditch to the east of County Road 8 in Maple Lake Township, said Sheriff’s Lt. Greg Howell.

Well, I guess that answers my question!

The MN Star/Trib used the AP version of the Bell CA corruption story.

MN Star/Tribune: Ex-city manager, mayor among 8 officials arrested in scandal-plagued LA suburb:

The mayor and ex-city manager of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell were among eight current and former city officials arrested Tuesday in a corruption scandal that authorities said cost the blue-collar city more than $5.5 million in excessive salaries and illegal personal loans.

The district attorney’s office said several former and current City Council members were taken into custody along with ex-city manager Robert Rizzo and Mayor Oscar Hernandez.

No mention of party affiliations in the first, second, or any of the following paragraphs in the story.


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