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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

McKenna Campaign Declares Seattle Times "Non-Journalists"

Posted by on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Back in September, when Everett Herald reporter Jerry Cornfeld asked on a McKenna campaign media conference call why The Stranger was not invited onto any media conference calls, McKenna campaign manager Randy Pepples was absolutely clear. I had allegedly started an anti-McKenna PAC a year before coming to The Stranger, and our Dear Leader Dan Savage had personally donated to Jay Inslee.

"When you're a major donor to our opponent, and you have a PAC that is dedicated to his defeat," explained Pepple, "that defines you as a non-journalist."

Well, if you accept that definition, then doesn't the Seattle Times' announcement today that they are running an independent expenditure campaign to buy pro-McKenna ads in their own paper mean that their paper's newsroom is now suddenly filled with non-journalists? (You know, according to Pepple's high journalistic standards.) And shouldn't Inslee feel free now to deny access to all Seattle Times reporters? Man, that's gonna make it awfully difficult for the paper to cover Olympia should Inslee be elected governor.

David Postman must be rolling over in his grave.

 

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You mean "David Postman must be rolling in mounds of Paul Allen money, laughing hysterically at how rich he is now."?
Posted by ILikePaulAllen on October 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
Wait until the economy crashes if Mitt completes his mission.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 17, 2012 at 2:57 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 3
You are a "non journalist."

At best you could only be considered a communist shrill, or a partisan hack.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on October 17, 2012 at 3:47 PM · Report this
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Mr. Postman is not dead...just working for Sam Reed...
Posted by HMRBEAR on October 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM · Report this
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Postman was a shill at the paper, so a PR job was not much of a change for him. But maybe you aspire to follow in similar footsteps.
Posted by hmmmmm on October 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM · Report this
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McKenna Campaign Declares Seattle Times "Non-Journalists"

Well, what do you know! At last the McKenna Campaign and I can agree on something.
Posted by PCM on October 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM · Report this
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Inslee's not required to provide access to anyone, other than what's mandated by state law. Of course, that would pit him against the newspaper. It'll be an interesting fight.
Posted by Mister G on October 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM · Report this
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@4:
Mr. Postman is not dead...just working for Sam Reed...

Wrong former political reporter for a major news source in Washington. David Ammons works for the Secretary of State. Postman rakes in the big bucks at Vulcan.

Posted by N in Seattle http://peacetreefarm.org on October 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM · Report this

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