Name That Party, Snowmageddon Edition: Convicted Ex-Baltimore Mayor Ge

February 11th, 2010 3:46 PM
In a 15-paragraph story filed yesterday afternoon, Baltimore Sun's Justin Fenton reported how a police cruiser was dispatched at all times during the recent snowstorms to watch over the house of the city's disgraced ex-Mayor Sheila Dixon (D). You'll recall Dixon was convicted of misappropriating donated gift cards intended for distribution to needy constituents. Instead, Dixon used them on her…

Rick Sanchez Omits Party of Convicted Democrat, IDs Tancredo’s Party

February 5th, 2010 4:55 PM
CNN’s Rick Sanchez failed to mention the party affiliation of former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon on Friday’s Rick’s List program, but made every effort to identify former Congressman Tom Tancredo as a Republican. Sanchez ranked Tancredo higher on his “List You Don’t Want to Be On” for his remarks at the Tea Party Convention, despite Dixon’s conviction for illegally using donated gift cards for…

Baltimoreans Angry That Crooked Mayor Will Get Pension; BaltSun Omits

January 12th, 2010 1:26 PM
Despite being convicted of stealing gift cards intended for poor Baltimore residents and using them for her own personal shopping spree, outgoing Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon (D) will still be able to collect a mayoral pension after she resigns from office early next month. Reported Baltimore Sun's Julie Scharper:Dixon pleaded guilty last week to one count of perjury for failing to disclose on…

Network Evening Newcasts Ignore Resignation of Disgraced Baltimore May

January 7th, 2010 1:25 PM
While the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Shelia Dixon, resigned on Wednesday amid a criminal scandal, the evening news programs on NBC, ABC, and CBS all failed to mention the political downfall. On Thursday, all three network morning shows offered news briefs on the resignation, however, all forgot to note that Dixon was a Democrat. On NBC’s Today, co-host Ann Curry mentioned:…

BREAKING: Convicted Dem Mayor of Baltimore Resigning; BaltSun Leaves O

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…

Networks Briefly Note Dem Mayor's Conviction, Yet Ignored Her Trial

December 2nd, 2009 1:06 PM
Imagine if you will that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin was accused of taking gift cards donated to her office for redistribution to needy constituents and using them instead for a personal spending spree.The media firestorm would swirl uncontrollably, of course, and certainly you couldn't fault the media for reporting on the ensuing criminal trial.Well, this sort of this has happened, only…

BaltSun Names Indicted Mayor's Party Affiliation... In Last Paragraph

November 23rd, 2009 12:52 PM
Twelve days ago I noted how the Baltimore Sun failed to mention indicted Mayor Sheila Dixon's Democratic Party affiliation in a story about an embezzlement trial. The mayor stands accused of misappropriating gift cards intended for poor Baltimoreans. Instead of making sure the donated retail gift cards got into the hands of needy folks, Dixon is alleged to have used them for her own personal…

Name That Party: Baltimore Mayor Accused of Using Gift Cards Designate

November 11th, 2009 11:03 AM
It's time once again for our favorite media parlor game, "Name That Party!"The theft trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon (D) began yesterday, but in covering the story, the Baltimore Sun failed to note Dixon's Democratic party affiliation. The Washington Post, syndicating the story, also failed to note Dixon's affiliation in their caption to an Associated Press photo of the mayor…

Baltimore Sun: New Indictments of Dem Mayor Dixon 'Blow to Baltimore's

August 3rd, 2009 3:47 PM
New indictments on theft and perjury charges handed down against Democratic Mayor Sheila Dixon are a “blow to Baltimore’s pride” leading “political watchers” to huff in disgust that it’s time to “get this over with,” reports Annie Linskey this morning at BaltimoreSun.com.Of course almost all of the political watchers quoted in the story – the exception being University of Virginia’s Larry J.…

CNN Omits Democratic Party Affiliation of Indicted Baltimore Mayor

January 9th, 2009 3:56 PM
During a breaking news brief on Friday’s Newsroom program, CNN anchor Kyra Phillips failed to identify the party affiliation of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, a Democrat, who earlier in the day had been indicted on 12 counts related to a corruption probe by Maryland state officials. She did identify Dixon as “the first woman to serve as the city’s mayor” and “the first African-American female to…

Name That Party, Baltimore Edition; Brief Running in WaPo Leaves Out

January 8th, 2009 11:29 AM
If ever there was a new year's resolution the mainstream media could take up, it would be to note the party affiliation of indicted politicians regardless of their political party and especially when noting indictments in urban areas where one party holds a monopoly on city government. Take for example a January 8 Baltimore Sun article running on page B4 of the same day's Washington Post*, that…

In Case You Were Wondering

July 8th, 2008 11:54 AM

Baltimore Sun Admits Baltimore Mayor a Democrat

June 25th, 2008 10:07 AM
Yesterday I noted how the Baltimore Sun failed to note the party affiliation of Democratic Mayor Sheila Dixon, who is under investigation for corruption. To be fair to the Sun, I thought I'd note that Dixon's party allegiance is referenced in a June 25 story in the second paragraph:Companies linked to a developer questioned in the state investigation of Mayor Sheila Dixon have made nearly $500,…

Baltimore Sun's Missing (D) in Mayoral Corruption Story

June 24th, 2008 4:31 PM
Five days ago I noted how the Associated Press ignored Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's Democratic affiliation in a story on a police raid of her private residence. Dixon is under investigation for corruption allegedly going back to her last public portfolio: Baltimore City Council President.Well today the reliably liberal Democrat-boosting Baltimore Sun also provided a measure of cover for Dixon…