Tom DeLay, Sandy Berger, and the Right's 'Silly' Belief in Media Bias
Which brings me to my second point. Why is it that the DeLay story has so dominated the media when the story of former Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger's amazing guilty plea produced barely a footnote? The New York Times covered the story April 2 on page 10 with fewer than 600 words. And no one in the national media has seemed very interested in exploring why Berger stole and destroyed highly classified documents. "His motives in taking the documents remain something of a mystery," the usually inquisitive Times noted blandly.
Not only do media outlets choose how to cover a story they can also choose to just ignore a story or hype a story.