It’s that culture of corruption thingy…
And it’s spread to Los Angeles where a City Councilman has been indicted. He says he’s innocent and will be vindicated. Charges of racism by the Grand Jury are pending.
That’s not really the “interesting” part. The LA Times reported the story today. The interesting part is what they left out. But first, here’s the bottom line…
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon has been indicted on charges of perjury and voter fraud, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.
The charges were the result of a 15-month investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. They include charges that Alarcon lied about where he lived and illegally claimed a Panorama City house as his residence.
The indictment was handed down on Friday and was unsealed by Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza on Wednesday afternoon.
I didn’t bother to actually count the words in the story, but there are a bunch. Along with quite a bit of mind numbing detail about the investigation and the indictment. The only thing that’s missing – from the entire article – is Alcaron’s party affiliation. Hint: Maxine Waters.
Now I’m not really shocked. Just surprised and only a little. We should be used to the OnePartyMedia™ leading with the party affiliation of Republicans and burying the affiliation of Democrats. But The Times didn’t even bother to bury the word “Democrat” in the 16th paragraph, they just left it out of the article all together.
I suppose there are two possibilities. One being that they are avoiding attaching the “corruption” label to another Democrat. Or they could have just figured that the readers would correctly assume that the indicted officeholder was a Democrat based on history.
Well, it is The Times of LA. I’m opting for number One.