Look how many paragraphs it took the AP before they got to mentioning that the rapist is a Republican:
Former Idaho lawmaker found guilty of raping intern
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho lawmaker was convicted Friday of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern after a dramatic trial in which the young woman fled the witness stand during testimony, saying “I can’t do this.”
The intern told a Statehouse supervisor that Aaron von Ehlinger raped her at his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise restaurant in March 2021. Von Ehlinger said the sex was consensual.
At the time, the Lewiston Republican was serving as a state representative, but he later resigned.
Von Ehlinger, 39, was found guilty Friday of rape. He was found not guilty of sexual penetration with a foreign object.
Everything is wrong with that headline. By leaving out the “Republican” the AP is implying both sides, and that it took 4 paragraphs to mention that little fact (and I bet by then most editors chopped it for length), probably many readers never made it that far. If they didn’t want to both sides it, they could have gone with Von Ehlinger Guilty of Raping Intern, which has the added benefit of being shorter.
Also: family values, my ass. Every accusation is a confession, and today’s example is another Republican raping a teenager.
(Hat tip: Scissorhead M Davis)