Brian Lambert wants someone to do the reporting for him, in re my piece last week on the Koch flap:
Mitch says he’s friends with the two names involved in the incident. So call them up and have them, you know, emphatically, explicitly deny on the record what everyone is tittering about.
Heh. Brian’s a kidder. He kids.
Nobody’s denying anything to me – partly because I’m not calling anyone to ask anything. At this point, I don’t much care, because:
- All I care about is the way forward for the GOP. There’s a much bigger story in this flap than a bunch of high-level canoodling – and the MNGOP needs to focus on its future – not on feeding the Media’s agenda. Speaking of which…
- Any digging I do do, will not be for the benefit of the mainstream media. Any of them. The Twin Cities’ mainstream media is nothing but the PR arm of the DFL. Don’t believe it? Compare the “rectal exams” the mainstream media gives to GOP candidates compared to the gauzy, soft-focus fluff jobs that Barack Obama and Mark Dayton got and continue to get. Major, serious quesitons about Mark Dayton’s alcoholism and mental health were “covered” by one single Strib piece run eleven months before the election – which is about ten and a half months before anyone outside the wonk class was paying attention. This is the template for all Twin Cities media political coverage. Pass on details about GOP rhubarbs to the media? Why not call them in to Ken Martin while I’m at it?
- Mr. Lambert? If you can’t show me some evidence that you never, not even once, said about Clinton and Lewinski “It’s just about sex! Moooooove on!”, then really, we have nothing to talk about.