San Diego Mayor Resigns due to Corruption


A reader pointed out that this story by the AP did not name the party of the mayor accused of corruption. Earlier I wrote a story that called out the AP for doing the same thing with the Orlando Mayor.

So I will reiterate my call:

The AP will not tell you that Orlando’s Mayor Buddy Dyer is a Democrat, but Scared Monkeys will.

just kidding, Marshall

The AP will not tell you that San Diego’s Mayor is a Republican, but Scared Monkeys will.

And now my question is why the AP does not add this information to their stories? I think in City politics party affiliation is a part of the story. If a party puts a corrupt person into power, the public should be made aware of it and the media is typically the vehicle to do so.

Here is the story from the AP:

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Mayor Dick Murphy announced his resignation Monday amid a widening federal investigation into the handling of the city’s deficit-riddled pension fund.

“It’s clear to me that the city needs a fresh start,” Murphy said, holding back emotion as he made the surprise announcement at City Hall while surrounded by his staff and family.

Murphy, a 62-year-old former judge who has served 4 1/2 years as mayor, said he will step down on July 15 as leader of the nation’s seventh-largest city.

The announcement comes just months after a bruising re-election battle in which Murphy pulled out a 2,108-vote victory over a maverick city councilwoman who waged a surprisingly strong write-in campaign. The councilwoman, surf shop owner Donna Frye, said she would run again in a special election to replace Murphy.

Posted April 25, 2005 by
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