Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) batters questioner, Dems defend the attacker, mainstream media do their job

Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-NC) was walking down a Washington sidewalk when a short (half-a-head shorter than the Congressman) young man in a suit approached him with a camera—perhaps in a cell phone—and asked him if he supported the Obama agenda. “WHO ARE YOU?” the Congressman demanded, before he lunged at the camera, grabbed the young man’s arm, and then his neck, before letting go.

My favorite ethics blogger, Jack Marshall, labeled Etheridge an “ethics dunce” in his EthicsAlarms.com. Shamefully, some in the liberal media, including MSNBC’s Chris Mathews the Washington Post’s Chris Cilizza, and the Charlotte Observer, defended Etheridge. Worse, Politico reports that the DNC is blaming the Republican party.

The story on the right from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and their friends, is that the mainstream media don’t cover bad behavior on the left. Not so in this case: The incident was immediately covered by CBS News, CNN, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and in the on-line editions (only!) of the New York Times and the Washington Post.

In the less mainstream but definitely more liberal media, the crime was covered by the Huffington Post, by Salon, and by Politico, none of which attempted to justify Etheridge’s assault.

So, while I often urge my liberal friends to turn occasionally to Fox News, the Washington Times, and the Drudge Report, they can usually get the news about bad behavior on the left from the mainstream media too.

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