If the NYT Won’t Expose It, Then Someone Has To

The New York Times is complaining that the inquiry on Democratic Senator Menendez over allegations of soliciting prostitutes in the Dominican Republic “started with a partisan push.” The reformist-leaning (some people call it conservative-leaning) National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) apparently was first to uncover the alleged hanky-panky. The Times writes that the episode “illustrates the often-hidden role that partisan players have in helping push the major news media to dig into ethical allegations lodged against sitting members of Congress.”

The tone is the article suggests that exposing wrongdoing of lefties by groups funded by righties is scandalous in and of itself. Of course, oftentimes the only way wrongdoing by lefties is ever going to be exposed is through right-leaning investigators. It’s obvious that the New York Times didn’t take the lead in investigating and exposing the story, and there’s a reason for that.

Given that the vast majority of news outlets consist of left-leaning employees, they’re significantly less eager to dig up dirt on their allies in the political world. So if they’re not going to do it, then someone has to. That’s why there are watchdog groups like NLPC.

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