Carol Platt Liebau: Scandals on Both Sides

Friday, September 29, 2006

Scandals on Both Sides

Republican Mark Foley has resigned from Congress, and his name will remain on the ballot. Note that the Washington Post reporter remarks hopefully that this could be an "opportunity" for Democrats.

In the meantime, the AP notes wistfully that Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey has a "real fight" on his hands, attributing his troubles to his opponent's well known family name. This, of course, allows the reporter to remain decently reticent about what's referred to dismissively as "corruption allegations" (which aren't even mentioned until almost the end of the piece).

Are the different tenors of the coverage a coincidence? You decide . . .


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