South Carolina panel censures Sanford; Times downplays the news
Here is the headline and the first two paragraphs of today’s New York Times article on the latest Mark Sanford development:
S.C. Panel Kills Measure to Impeach GovernorNot until the fifth paragraph of the article does the Times deign to inform us:
The committee voted unanimously for a resolution to censure the governor for dereliction of duty, official misconduct and abuses of power that “brought ridicule and dishonor to himself, the State of South Carolina, and to its citizens.”I think that the unanimous passage of the censure motion should have been the headline and lead, especially as no one expected the impeachment move to succeed. The Times deliberately downplayed the censure, with its old fashioned, judgmental language about ridicule and dishonor.