OC Register shows its bias
(This is about a week late, but I've been busy. But better late than never, right?)
Some say that the Register's libertarian/conservative bias only shows itself on the editorial pages. Well, unfortunately, here's a case where it's not confined to that section.
On the Sunday paper (Feb 1), there was a story on the front page entitled The Young Recolor Political Map. It shows a nice big graphic of how Orange County's younger set are turning the county blue. Now the story could have reflected the graphic and continued on about how well the Democratic party is doing and how it was making such inroads. Or perhaps it could have split the article between that and the Republican party's reactions and how they're going to stage a come back. Or they could have done what they did, which was to make it all about the Republicans.
The first two paragraphs talk about Democrats. Then it immediately goes to Republican and how they are reacting to the news. When I turned the page, I saw a picture of Lindsay Hopkins, whom I know. She's been a great political director, and I was hoping to hear some quotes from here. I was very disappointed. Besides no direct quote from Lindsay, there was also no quote from Frank Barbaro, the chair of the county party. But there were plenty of quotes from Scott Baugh, chair of the county Republican party, and Shawn Fago, past president of the OC Young Republicans and Lauryn Picciano, current president of the OCYR. The article only returns to the Democratic party for the last few paragraphs, past the time when most readers would have given up reading the article. The rest was all about Republicans and how the Democratic surge is temporary.
Posted at 09:42PM Feb 11, 2009 by Gary Kephart in General |