Donor Wars: Media 1, Sensibility 0
Let’s summarize: A donor from the Democratic National Committee threatens to kill Republican Whip Eric Cantor in the same newscycle that a donor from the Republican National Committee gets financially reimbursed for going to a racy club in Los Angeles, but the old school news media lead with the GOP donor story.
I’d actually argue that threatening to kill someone from the other party is a more serious offense and deserves serious attention – especially in light of the 4 day media frenzy over intimidation tactics after the vote to hijack healthcare. But maybe that’s just because I live in Los Angeles?
Shouldn’t the liberal media at least talk about both stories together? This is a perfect example of why many people have turned to new ways to get their news and why the old model of news gathering is in deep financial trouble.
I’m not suggesting that the media should ignore the GOP donor issue, it’s just a question of priorities and innate bias for Washington media executives.