BREAKING: Convicted Dem Mayor of Baltimore Resigning; BaltSun Leaves Out Party Affiliation

January 6th, 2010 4:07 PM

Criminally-challenged Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon (D) today announced her resignation from office effective February 4.

Nowhere in their 9-paragraph breaking news article filed at 3:44 p.m. EST today did Baltimore Sun reporters Liz F. Kay and Liz Bowie note Dixon is a Democrat, even though her party has a monopoly on the city's elected officials and has for decades.

Dixon, you may recall, was convicted in December for misappopriating gift cards donated to her office and intended for distribution to needy Baltimore residents. Instead, Dixon used some of the cards for a personal shopping spree. In effect, she was convicted of robbing from the poor to benefit herself.

Today on a separate matter, Dixon also entered an Alford plea to a separate charge of perjury.

For an archive of stories on how the media have covered Dixon's legal woes, click here.