Today’s Washington Post has a 1-A story on former Oregon governor–and confessed child molester–Neil Goldschmidt’s sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl while he was mayor of Portland. When I read to the jump and still didn’t know Goldschmidt’s party affiliation, I immediately deduced he was a Democrat. I was right.
But it’s even better. Here’s the only ID the Post gives of Goldschmidt’s party: “Republicans in the state legislature are demanding that photographs of the former Democratic governor be removed from the capitol.”
That’s right: The word Democrat doesn’t appear until AFTER the word Republican.
Can we all agree that, if Goldschmidt had been a GOP governor, the FIRST three words of the front page article would be “Former Republican governor…”?