Front-loading news unfavorable to the GOP


The Washington Post front loads an article about controversy surrounding the Carlyle Group with information about Republicans. Democrats are barely mentioned until the very end when we learn of an actual indictment. Of a Democrat.

This is the same phenomenon described by Noel Sheppard today, where newspaper editors know that most resders examine only the first paragraphs of a story, and front—load articles with information intended to undermine conservative positions, relegating counter—information to the inner pages and the end of a lengthy article.

Ed Lasky   8 15 05