The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

If He’s in a Scandal, He Has to Be an ‘R,’ Right?


I complained this morning about the Washington Post’s disinterest in Bob Etheridge’s altercation, but a reader shows me the New York City CBS affiliate has an innovative way of handling a news story that depicts a Democratic lawmaker in a bad light:

CBS chryon for Bob Etheridge, identified as a Republican instead of a Democrat.

Unless the “R” is short for “Really violent.”

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