A "straight news" lede from National Review's political reporter Andrew Stiles:
Some observers were quick to compare New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s "Bridgegate" scandal to the inappropriate targeting of conservative activist group [sic] by the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service. Both involve the abuse of power to punish political opponents, and stunned, angry, saddened executives who blamed their underlings.
The analogy's premise is thus factually established for readers: no clarification follows; no correction of the fast, furious, and deeply flawed comparison ensues; no updating on the IRS's targeting of progressive groups is included; nor is it mentioned that the IRS's sinister "abuse of power" turned out to be, on investigation, little more than incompetent, bureaucratic self-abuse.
In sum, Christie's scandal is an irrefutable, documented scandal ("Time for some traffic problems"; "Got it"), whereas Obama's IRS scandal was--as any fair-minded person looking at the evidence would agree--a phantom scandal. Nonetheless, in conservative media the two are comparable as long as the conservative media insist they are comparable. This is what passes not only for editorial comment by conservative media, but as "straight news."
The subsequent theme of Stiles' piece is that the liberal media, that deathless bugaboo, instantly questioned if conservatives weren't overreacting to the almost instantly unmasked non-existent IRS scandal, but of course the liberal media are asking no such questions about the liberal reaction to Christie's demonstrable scandal.
Somewhere in that laughable goop of illogic, Stiles means to blow the lid off liberal hypocrisy. That such hypocrisy is quite alive and doing rather well, thank you very much, is scarcely a scoop. Money's only competitor as politics' motherly milk is the universal ooze of partisan insincerity.
Thus in comparing incomparable scandals, Stiles winds up highlighting plentiful hypocrisy where for once there is none, which is quite a feat. His ultimate theme, though, is how pathetic the liberal media are; I repeat, how pathetic the liberal media are.