March 24, 2009

A.P.: Name that party

Associated Press's account about a NY State Senator's conviction of domestic assault.

Notice anything missing? Thankfully, the NY Times gives the key detail in its second paragraph.

Posted by Hube at March 24, 2009 04:58 PM | TrackBack

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Two things from the Times article stick out:

1) "On Monday afternoon, Senator Monserrate stepped down temporarily from his chairmanship of the Consumer Protection Committee, according to his media consultant, Davidson Goldin. The senator, Mr. Goldin said, feels “the State Senate has important work to accomplish on behalf of his constituents in Queens and the people of New York State and he wants that important work to be the focus.”

But apparently not the girlfriend proection committee.

A former Marine, Mr. Monserrate served 12 years in the New York Police Department before getting a psychological disability pension in 2000. The cause for his claim was not known and he has declined to discuss it.

Psychological disability! And then he became a politician.

Posted by: soccer dad at March 26, 2009 05:56 PM