Friday, February 23, 2007

More Double Standards

I recently talked about double standards in reporting political news-- in particular, the fact that Democrats are held to a vastly higher standard. From Bill Clinton's haircut to Nancy Pelosi's plane, there is simply no equivalent on the Republican side. And now we have a story about a major Republican donor (Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari) being indicted for providing material support to terrorists. And the GOP is refusing to return the money.

This story is not getting any play. CNN and MSNBC mentioned it just once, while the others (Fox News, ABC, CBS, and NBC) failed to note it at all. Just ask yourself a simple question: if an alleged terrorist financier was a major donor to the Democratic party, don't you think the media would be up in arms? Can you even imagine the fall out?

1 comment:

Gavin said...

I've always wondered about that. I think one of the main reasons that Kerry lost is that when he slipped up and said something bad, press was all over it. When Bush did ("we will not have an all-volunteer army!"), it was just no big surprise. I guess with the GOP, we know they're a bunch of crooks already, so it's no surprise. Not that the dems aren't, of course.