Pete Buttigieg

Goldberg: Media have a double standard on culture-war controversies

Goldberg: Media have a double standard on culture-war controversies

When Vice President Mike Pence was the governor of Indiana, he got along well with the mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg, despite the fact that Mr. Buttigieg is a gay, liberal Democrat and Mr. Pence is a straight, socially conservative Republican.

Ironically, Mr. Pence is a straight man in both the sexual-orientation sense and the comedic sense, given his relationship with the president. But that's not important right now. Neither is the pre-2016 relationship between Mr. Pence and "Mayor Pete."

Things changed. Mr. Pence became the vice president, and Mr. Buttigieg decided in April to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Suddenly there was bad blood where...

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