This is Journalism?
We don’t understand. We’ve tried and tried and just can’t fathom it. How is this right? How is it fair?
It’s the New York Post and its political coverage. Routinely for weeks now, the Post will ridicule the Republicans and treat the Cuomo candidacy as if it can do no wrong.
The latest example is in today’s paper – a report from the GOP convention, which was mocked as a “Gathering of Pandemonium … beset by disorder and infighting not seen in more than a decade.”
Rick Lazio was described as “bumbling.” Steve Levy was described as “bombastic.” And Ed Cox was described as “incompetent.”
Keep in mind that this was a NEWS article.
Now consider the Post’s coverage of the Democratic convention last week. The same team of reporters described a poignant “father-son moment like no other in New York history.” Andrew Cuomo was described as “popular…overwhelmingly favored” and has having “famous flair.” Mario Cuomo was described as “an icon for principle and integrity in public service.”
We understand when the Post goes on a crusade over an issue. In fact, we think the newspaper did a hell of job covering the charter schools issue, which we agree is critical to education reform. But in this situation, the Post appears to be choosing sides in an election, and they’re not even giving the Republicans a chance.
Here at our humble, little blog, we think that’s wrong. This is not the way it’s supposed to work. Both parties must be held to the same standard. Period.