NY Times mocked for not mentioning embattled senator is a Democrat

NY Times mocked for not mentioning embattled senator is a Democrat
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The New York Times provoked mockery from conservatives on social media after the paper published a lengthy story on Sen. Bob Menendez's (D-N.J.) corruption trial without providing his party affiliation on Tuesday. 

“For the first time in 36 years, a sitting United States Senator is facing a federal bribery trial,” read a Tuesday NYT tweet promoting the story. 

But the original 1,288-word story didn't mention that Menendez is a Democrat at any point throughout the piece.

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The article was updated later Tuesday morning to include Menendez's affiliation in the fourth paragraph after a backlash on Twitter, including from White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. 

New York Times reporter Nick Corasaniti, who wrote the story, said that the omission was "an oversight."

Menendez is charged with accepting expensive gifts, campaign donations and paid vacations from his Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, his co-defendant in the case, in exchange for Menendez using his influence as a senator to help Melgen on a personal and financial level. 

Menendez and Melgen have pleaded not guilty to all charges.