Why put Ehrlich aide indictment on front page?

A few weeks ago, Democrat John Edwards, former North Carolina senator and vice presidential candidate, was indicted on six counts of campaign fund fraud. The story was page 11 in The Sun. In the Friday, June 17, 2011 edition of The Sun, the couple who pled guilty to bribing the Democratic P.G. County executive was a one paragraph page 4 item. In the same edition, coverage of the resignation of Democratic House of Representative member Anthony Weiner for a sex scandal got page 8 coverage. Neither of those June 17 stories' headlines carried the actual name of the Democratic politician, though. But also in the same June 17 edition, coverage of Republican Robert Ehrlich's aides who were charged with deceptive "robocalls" garnered front page, above the fold, coverage. Mind you, these were aides, not Mr. Ehrlich, who were accused of wrongdoing. More to the point, though, in bold front page headline was "Ehrlich" and "indicted."

J. Shawn Alcarese, Towson

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