"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.