In this deeply partisan country (thanks, Karl), people tend to ignore their own party's foibles, while lambasting their opposition for everything they do. In the blogging world, this is very easy to do, and isn't always intentional.
In my case, I am one of those lefty liberals, and my choice in blog posts reflects that. But I've never felt married to the Democratic Party. It's just that the alternative holds zero appeal to me. So, yes, I tend to shine a bright light on the transgressions of Republicans. They provide ample material after all.
I am not averse, however, to covering Democratic foibles. One of the negative stories in Democrat-ville right now concerns political fundraiser, Norman Hsu. Apparently, he's a bad dude, and has raised lots of money for Hillary Clinton, and some for Barack Obama. I haven't covered this story thus far, but not for partisan reasons.
I'm just not sure that because this guy was a criminal, that it's the candidates' fault. Just like I don't think it's Mitt Romney's fault that he has a similar situation going on. But it is interesting, that the story that is unflattering to Democrats is the one getting the most play.
TV news outlets focused on Clinton fundraiser Hsu but ignored Romney finance co-chair Fabian's indictment for fraud
In recent days, NBC, CNN, and Fox News have all aired reports or discussed the case of Norman Hsu, who The Wall Street Journal suggested may have funneled illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Hillary Clinton.
However, when Mitt Romney's national finance committee co-chairman Alan Fabian was charged with mail fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice, the three networks did not report or discuss it during programs available in the Nexis database. . .
Read more at: MediaMatters.org