The two sex scandal cases involving Democrat Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in Detroit and Democrat Gov. Eliot Spitzer in New York have really brought home the truth of the news media’s reticence to attach the Democratic party name to scandal ridden politicians from that party. We’ve seen story after story showing that neither Kilpatrick nor Spitzer have had to worry that their party would be identified very often. We’ve seen Newsbusters.org’s Brent Baker’s report showing that Spitzer’s party was mysteriously ignored by the Networks and we’ve contrasted that with Rich Noyes’ report on how Republican David Vitter’s and Larry Craig’s party was always noted during their scandals. Well, now we’ve seen the next stage in the media’s penchant to shield the Democratic Party: the media actually changing Spitzer’s party from Democrat to Republican. This way the media is giving the GOP as much bad press as possible while helping the Democrats to fly under the radar — even if they do have to lie about it.

Yahoo News UK gives us this ridiculously misreported headline:

Eliot Spitzer (R) holds a news conference in New York City with his wife Silda by his side

Along with the first few words of their caption:

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (R) holds a news conference in New York City with his wife Silda by his side, on March 10.

Nice. So the AFP just made this John, er Eliot, a Republican. Thanks for the help, guys. Glad your reporting is of such high caliber.

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