Why is that when Republicans get in trouble, their party affiliation seems to disappear?
We already know, from the work of the News Hounds, that when Rep. Mark Foley, R-Florida, got caught sending inappropriate e-mail messages to House pages, Fox News identified him as Democrat on screen at least twice.
So it was no surprise Tuesday (January 16, 2007) that when Fox News got around to discussing the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling dealing with adultery that they would neglect to mention that Michigan Attorney General Michael Cox was a Republican. Cox has admitted to having an affair, and under the Michigan case, he could be subject to felony prosecution. You can see the video and my post on the topic at News Hounds.
But shouldn't the Detroit Free Press, which is a real news organization unlike Fox News, have at least included Cox's party affiliation? Brian Dickerson's column mentions Cox and quotes his spokesman, Rusty Hills, but somehow Dickerson can't find the space to mention that Cox is a Republican.
Perhaps he is assuming that all his readers know that. Guess his editors never told him that when a journalist assumes things he makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me."