Reuters Calls GOP Gleeful Over Blago’s ArrestDecember 10, 2008
U.S. conservatives rubbed their hands with glee on Wednesday over news that the Democratic governor of Illinois has been accused of attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama.
But news of his arrest came at a perfect time for conservatives reeling from big losses in November’s congressional and presidential elections that put Obama in line to succeed U.S. President George W. Bush on January 20.
It seems Reuters has confused conservative “glee” with “journalism”; reporting the news and asking valid questions. The media have covered GOP scandals in the past, and they should do so. That is their job and it is what they are paid to do. In this instance Blagojevich just happens to be a Democrat. A conservative covering the story should not be seen as glee, but as a media representative practicing their craft; uncovering any conspiracy, asking appropriate questions, linking the dots. Many GOP scandals have been unfolded on the television and I cannot remember the last time a MSM outlet asking whether the liberals were acting unfairly and with inappropriate glee? As Michelle Malkin put it:
Maybe I missed it, but I don’t seem to remember the finger-wagging Reuters articles headlined “US liberals gleeful over [Abramoff/DeLay/Stevens/Foley/etc. Do you?
P.S. Since when is Rush Limbaugh the representative of the GOP? He is an entertainer. If we held the liberal “entertainers” (AKA Hollywood) to Reuters standard of glee, Reuters would never have a slow news day regarding liberal glee over GOP gaffes and controversies.