Not Fit to Print?

    The New York Times ran an interesting and visually arresting feature on Sunday — a “double truck,” in newspaper parlance, called “The Face of Change in the Midterm Elections.” It showed thumbnail photos of all the women candidates, candidates of color and LGBTQ candidates running for governor, U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives across the country. By the Times‘ account, there are 410 of these candidates at all.

    But we looked and looked, and we could not find Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Benjamin T. Jealous.

    The pictures were organized by category — white women, women of color, LGBTQ candidates, and men of color. There were no photo captions under any of the pictures, but within each category, the candidates were shown alphabetically.

    Truth be told, without the captions, we only recognized a small portion of the candidates. Yet there was Amie Hoeber, the Republican nominee in Maryland’s 6th District, in with the white women. There was Liz Matory, the GOP nominee in the 2nd District, with the women of color. And Tony Campbell, the Republican Senate nominee, was there among the men of color.

    We looked and looked for Jealous. Surely he’d be in the same row as U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). But we did not find him. We looked painstakingly at all 400-plus photos, doing damage to our eyesight in the process. We didn’t find him anywhere.

    The candidates’ pictures were organized a little differently in the online version of the feature. But we didn’t see Jealous there, either.

    Hey, New York Times — what’s up with that?

    Betrayed by the liberal media again.

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    Josh Kurtz
    Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.