Monday, September 20, 2010
Pickin' on Woster (a bit)
I know it's not just me, but does it seem to anyone else out there that Kevin Woster has become a Herseth-Sandlin campaign machine?
First there's the innocuous Noem speeding ticket non-issue story...
Then he followed that up with a column about his own driving record, but made sure he got in another jab at Noem declaring that she "seems to lead the pack" for driving citations.
Then there was more on Blogmore....
Then, there's the press release style story on how Herseth-Sandlin will come to the rescue of forlorn ranchers out here on the lone prairieeeee and oppose Tim Johnson's Great Grasslands Land Grab....
Then there's the story on how Herseth Sandlin said NO to the Senate Healthcare Bill...page 1
But there's the much smaller story on how she'll refuse to repeal said same bill...
And then there was the 100 - percent-Sandlin-serving piece about how Stephanie is shifting her politics to the right and how Tim Johnson still likes her and thinks she an effective legislator.
It's not difficult to tell where Kevin's politics lie from his posts on blogmore. For the most part however, I feel he has successfully separated his personal opinions from the news pages.
The buckets full of coverage every time Stephanie breaks wind, and the meager coverage of anything positive about Noem, including a lack of credible coverage of the more than 300 supporters who showed for her meet and greet at the bandshell recently, would indicate that the Journal and Woster are openly supporting Herseth Sandlin's campaign. That's too bad. I know Kevin worries about credibility and fairness. Might be time for him to step back and analyze his own coverage of the House race.
Posted by Michael Sanborn at 2:25 PM