“The red box on the left shows where the story as carried at Topix identified the two judges as Democrats; at the time, it was the only place I found the identifying sentence. The red box at the right shows a paragraph that was added later by AP at the MSNBC link; the ‘Both are Democrats’ sentence originally in the previous paragraph is gone. No form of the word ‘Democrat’ appeared in the revised story at MSNBC; that is still true today. The green boxes show that the specific story linked by Topix is indeed the MSNBC story on the right.”
The first decision to identify the party of the two cretins was the right one. Every call since, at least among those I have seen (including Reason‘s) has been wrong. It is highly doubtful, if the judges had been Republicans, that the press would be so accommodating as to hide their party affiliations so consistently and for such a long period of time — especially after initially spilling the beans.