March 12, 2004

Media Bias Revealed

Still believe there is no liberal bias in the media?

Accused spy is cousin of Bush staffer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The woman charged with working for the Iraqi spy agency is a distant cousin of President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, and has held a variety of jobs in journalism and on Capitol Hill.

Susan Lindauer, 41, worked in the press offices of four Democratic members of Congress. She also worked for Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fox News.

Lindauer started her congressional career in 1993 when she took a job with Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. The next year she went to work for a second Oregon Democrat in the House - Ron Wyden. Two years later she joined the staff of Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, D-Ill.

After a brief stint at Fox News, she worked for Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., for a few months in 2002.

The SF Chronicle's lede graph:

The government is accusing a one-time journalist and Congressional aide of secretly becoming a paid Iraqi intelligence agent before trying to influence her distant cousin -- the White House chief of staff -- on U.S. policy.

The LA Times:

Ex-Aide Accused of Being an Agent for Iraq

WASHINGTON A former journalist and legislative aide with connections to the White House and Congress was arrested Thursday, accused of trying to influence U.S. policy as a paid agent of Saddam Hussein's intelligence services.

The NYTimes went with the AP wire story leading with Card's connection.

So much for fairness.

Posted by feste at March 12, 2004 10:09 AM | TrackBack
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