Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Guess the party

Mark Hemingway points out that ABC has a slide show of 13 past political sex scandals. Guess how ABC handles the task of identifying the party of the men involved?
As a sidebar to an article at ABC news about Elliott Spitzer, they've helpfully put together this slideshow of 13 politicians involved in famous sex scandals.(Collect them all!) Anyway, it's rather interesting that of the 7 Republicans on the list, all of them save one are identified by ABC as Republicans. Of the six Democrats on the list, only one is identified by party affiliation.
The Washington Post did a much more fair and comprehensive job with the list they posted in 1998. There are a lot of those scandals that I'd completely forgotten about.