Yet one more example of media bias.
Today, the AP came out with a story today about an ethics investigation into the Democratic governor in Kansas. This is the story-
A spokeswoman for the Democratic governor confirmed Friday that the Governmental Ethics Commission staff had discussed an e-mail with Sebelius' campaign committee. The commission is expected to take up the matter when it meets next Thursday, spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said.
Under Kansas law, it is illegal for a legislator or state official to solicit contributions from lobbyists while the Legislature is in session.
The email was "an update on schools" that was sent while legislators were still debating funding issues, Corcoran said.
"Despite their best efforts, this list may have inadvertently included the e-mail addresses of ineligible individuals," she told The Associated Press Friday.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Friday that the email included a link to the governor's campaign Web site, where contributions could be made. The newspaper, which first reported the ethics investigation in the campaign, said three lobbyists gave it a copy of the email.
Instead of the leaving the story at that, the AP reporter proceeded with his bias. Of course, the reporter had to mention the "Republican culture of corruption" in his story. Even though this particular governor is a Democrat.
The allegations come as national Democrats are making ethics a major campaign issue in the wake of the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal in Washington.
Just to make the story even more biased, this particular AP reporter decided to plunk in a story about a unethical Republican. Plunked right in the middle of the story is this:
Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, a Republican, is now considered vulnerable in his re-election bid because of an ethics scandal involving his failure to report free golf outings and other gifts. Taft pleaded no contest to four misdemeanor ethics reporting violations last year and was fined $4,000.
I have a couple of questions for this biased reporter-
1. What does the Ohio governor have to do with a story about ethics violations committed by Kansas governor?
2. The Ohio governor pleaded "no contest" and paid a fine LAST YEAR. This happened a year ago, in Ohio, not Kansas, why bring up this today? What has this got to do with what is happening today?
3. Once again, the "culture of corruption" stuff is in another story. Clearly this is the Democratic Party's theme of the year. In a story about Democratic ethics violations, why are you bringing up the Democratic Party's talking point? Doesn't that just make the Democrats look like hypocrites?
And the #1 most pathetic part of this story is that when this reporter brought up the Ohio governor, he got the story just plain wrong. The AP reporter states:
Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, a Republican, is now considered vulnerable in his re-election bid because of an ethics scandal involving his failure to report free golf outings and other gifts.
Re-election bid??? The Republican governor is now vulnerable????
Someone needs to tell this reporter that Ohio Republican Governor Bob Taft is not running for re-election! Duh!!!!!
Hat tip to Free Republic for posting this story.