Do you think Raleigh's News & Observer confines its Democrat party passions to the editorial page and leaves them out of its news columns?
If you're about to say, "Yes," hold on.
You might want to first take a look at the posts blogger Scott Pierce at Right in Raleigh is putting up week after week. Here's just a part of one post:
You see what I mean about Scott?
Just imagine if the Republican Congress failed to pass a budget and Pres. Bush stepped in to mandate spending in areas he deemed important. The N&O headline writers would have a field day:
GOP Congress fails again to pass budget
Bush disregards Constitution in power play
Republican infighting causes budget grief
But here in N.C., the Dem. legislature has failed to pass a budget for the 3rd week. So the governor has usurped legislative powers to spend money on his pet projects. And can the N&O find one critic of this move for their front page story? No. But they do run this beauty from Dem. House Speaker Jim Black, "He's an education governor, and I'm an education speaker." Thanks Jim.
Does the writer find one taxpayer group to comment on how the Gov. is spending our money? No. But the N&O does quote one of the superintendents of schools who has received more money in the past and will get additional funds now from Easley, "things are really beginning to pay off."
After you visit Right in Raleigh, why not ask the N&O why it didn't tell us more about that school superintendent who thinks "things are really beginning to pay off?"
Pay off? What pay off?