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CNN app puts Dem mayor's corruption article next to GOP governor's face

Democrat mayor Patrick Cannon resigns after corruption arrest.
Democrat mayor Patrick Cannon resigns after corruption arrest.

It seems some in the so-called "mainstream media" are doing everything they can to prop up Democrat Patrick Cannon, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., who was arrested on charges of corruption. A CNN app, for example, placed an article about Cannon next to a picture of Pat McCrory, the state's Republican governor, Twitchy reported Thursday.

Twitchy said "multiple" people tweeted pictures showing the app placing McCrory's face next to the article about Cannon.

"Uber fail," one person tweeted.

"CNN just doesn't even try," another person added.

"Thats (sic) CNN for ya," tweeted "Ken Buck."

One person issued a tweet indicating the network removed the picture from the article.

At least CNN reported the arrest, which was more than other networks did, according to a report at Newsbusters.

According to Matt Hadro, NBC was the only one of the so-called "big three" to even mention the arrest.

But, Hadro noted, NBC never mentioned Cannon's party affiliation.

Hadro said:

Anchor Brian Williams reported that Mayor Patrick Cannon was "busted today by the FBI after a sting operation several years in the making" but ignored that he was a Democrat. This isn't the first time the networks have left out the Democratic party affiliation of a scandal-embroiled mayor.

Last July, for example, ABC and CBS refused to call San Diego Mayor Bob Filner a Democrat when he faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's Democratic Party affiliation was also ignored when he was tried and eventually convicted on 20 counts of corruption.

"The networks have a history of ignoring the party label when reporting a Democrat's scandal, versus shedding light on a crooked Republican politician's party affiliation," Hadro said.

NBC affiliate WCNC, however, did identify Cannon's party affiliation in an article covering Cannon's resignation from office following his arrest.



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