NYT 1300-Word piece on Menendez Trial, ‘Forgets’ to Mention He’s a Dem

Do you think if a confederative senator was heading to trial for bribes and running a multi-million dollar Medicare scam, that the New York Times would forget to mention his party affiliation?

No, of course, they wouldn’t.

They’d be mentioning the word “Republican” every other word.

However, when they wrote a 1300-word piece on Democrat Senator Robert Menedez, they “forgot” to mention he was a Democrat.

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Not one single time in the entire article, or on their online post did they ever mention this senator’s party affiliation.

From Daily Caller 

The New York Times published an almost 1300-word news story in Tuesday’s paper about Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial, without ever mentioning Menendez’s party affiliation.

Both in print and on social media, the NYT failed to inform its readers that Sen. Menendez is a Democrat.

“For the first time in 36 years, a sitting United States Senator is facing a federal bribery trial,” read a NYT tweet promoting the story, which was titled: “Menendez Trial Set to Begin With Tensions High and Washington Watching.”

The NYT wasn’t without opportunities to inform its readers which party Menendez belonged to: the paper referred to Menendez 29 times in the story, without once ever mentioning that Menendez is a Democrat.

The paper referred to him as ” The senator,” “Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey,” and “Mr. Menendez, a senior senator,” before referring to him as “Mr. Menendez” or “the senator” for the rest of the story. Only after a barrage of online criticism did the NYT note that Menendez is a Democrat, adding in the identifier in the fourth paragraph.

Menendez faces 12 corruption-related charges dealing with his alleged assistance in government affairs of a Democratic donor, Dr. Solomon Melgen, in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, including private flights and free vacations.

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  1. Peter Rich