February 13, 2009
An alleged liberal bias by journalists covering recent scandals was enough "breaking news" to House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who took to the floor of the House yesterday to complain.
"The national media spells scandal without the 'D,'" Smith alleged during one-minute speeches by members on the House floor Monday.
"Two weeks ago the Governor of Illinois was removed from office," he added. "All three television networks ran full reports on the story the same night and again the following morning. Not one report mentioned that he is a Democrat."
Smith asserted the media failed to similarly include the party affiliation of indicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon and convicted Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, as well as sex scandal-plagued former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer -- all of whom are Democrats.
"Americans need and deserve balanced reporting from the media, not selective omissions," Smith added.
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