Monday, March 27, 2006

What a Novel Idea

Via Blogging For Bryant comes this link to a Friday editorial on out-of-state campaign money, which say in part:
In our Wednesday edition, our cover story focused on the out-of-state money flowing freely to Congressman Harold Ford Jr.’s campaign for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Predictably, Ford and Tennessee Democratic Party leaders downplayed his campaign’s prowess at raising out-of-state funds with the aid of famous movie stars and musicians. Republicans found the practice suspect.

It is equally predictable that if the shoe were on the other foot, their positions would be reversed.
Quite true. But then they go on to say:
We urge our readers to pay closer attention to the issue of campaign funding this election year, and we pledge to provide coverage that will help them stay informed on this front.
A newspaper pledging to inform its readers on difficult to research issues that are vital to them! What a great idea. Wouldn't you like to see some of that here, too?

The editorial mentions a story about Ford's campaign finances that, in typical alt-weekly web fashion, isn't online yet. They wait a few days for the paper version to run its course before moving stories to free web viewing (and where the ads they sell aren't). But I'll keep tabs on it and when the story appears I'll link it for ya!

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