Guest Post by: Dr. Jahi Issa I couldn’t help being startled at the lack of journalistic integrity displayed by Jonathan Starkey who writes for the News Journal. His “Beau Biden alters usual political path” that appeared at 10:39 P.M. on April 19, 2014 indicates the obvious appearance, the editors at the News Journal are in the pocket of certain Democrats in the state and are trying their best curb the damage that has been done to Attorney General Beau Biden. On April 18, 2014 the News Journal conducted a poll asking its readers if they would vote for Beau Biden during the 2016 Governor’s race. Of the more than 4,400 readers who participated in the poll, 84% voted against the Attorney General, while less than 10% voted in favor of him. The poll was so damaging that it was quickly removed and archived. It was obvious from the poll that Beau’s popularity was quickly diminishing. The April 19, 2014 article mentioned nothing about the poll the previous day and rather relied on a 2013 University of Delaware poll stating: In September, a University of Delaware poll identified him as the state’s most popular, and recognizable, politician. Of the 902 adults who participated, 64.2 percent viewed Biden favorably, versus just 16.9 percent who had unfavorable views and 7.1 percent who had never heard of the attorney general. The reasoning behind Jonathan Starkey’s decision to rely on a poll that was taken eight months ago and not mentioned in the more recent News Journal poll is mind boggling. Did the editors of the News Journal tell him to ignore the April 18, 2014 poll? Whatever the reason, it is clear that the Democrats have been wounded by Beau Biden’s drop in popularity and abrupt decision to pull out of the AG’s race. It is also clear that the News Journal is trying their best to curtail the damage and make Beau appealing in 2016.