Tony Ray Thornton, the president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Association of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested on Monday (3/14/12) for exposing his genitals in a park to another man.
A local media outlet reported:
Lubbock police say Tony Thornton, 56, was arrested just before 3:30 Monday afternoon at the baseball fields inside of Mackenzie Park.
He was arrested for indecent exposure and transported to the Lubbock County Detention Center where he remained until 11 a.m. Tuesday, when he posted a bond of $750.
So far (Wed. afternoon, 3/14/12), a Google search reveals that the story has largely been covered by conservative sites and small media outlets.
Where is everyone else?
Dennis Byrne, a columnist at the Chicago Tribune, believes there is a media double standard. At his Chicago Now blog, he has posted an item, “Catholic bishop exposes himself in public park”:
Oh,wait. It was a president and CEO of Planned Parenthood. Now, be honest, would you have bothered to look at this post if the headline didn’t say that a Catholic bishop was the flasher? …
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