It took 15 paragraphs for the NY Times to mention Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s party affiliation in their story today on the Governor’s meeting with prostitutes.

Let’s compare this to a story by the New York Times about a Republican Senator who had a bad day with sexual misconduct. Here’s the lede in a Times from on August 28th about Sen. Larry Craig:

Senator Larry Craig said today that he regretted his guilty plea in connection with an airport bathroom incident, and he accused an Idaho newspaper of hounding him mercilessly in recent months.

“I am not gay, I never have been gay,” Mr. Craig, an Idaho Republican, declared at a brief appearance in Boise with his wife, Suzanne Craig, at his side.

For those willing to do the math it took the Times 577 words to mention Spitzer’s party affiliation. In the Craig piece it was the 43rd word.

No media bias here folks. Nothing to see here.