During a campaign speech yesterday, New York Republican Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked by a man carrying a sharp object. The attacker was arrested on the spot but was released on his own recognizance after just a couple of hours in custody.

Everybody knows that the headlines about the attack would be far more sensational if a Democrat were attacked by, say, a Trump supporter. Instead we’re seeing a lot of the usual “pouncing” type spin. The New York Times actually has the Republicans doing some “assailing” in the wake of the attack on Zeldin:

They’re so dang predictable!

“The incident” was also a special touch from the Times:

If the attack had been on a Democrat we think the Times would have found a different word than “incident.”

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